All News Articles for 2018-04-11

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Teacher Rebellion Heads West as Tens of Thousands in Arizona Stage Walk-ins, Threaten Walk-Outs Over Funding
"These strikes are really coming out of a deep desperation, often from people who want to stay in the profession, but they can't. They can't feed their families if they stay in teaching."
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Atlantic Ocean Concerns of 'Catastrophic Collapse' Grow as Gulf Stream Weaker Than It's Been in 1,600 Years
In response, experts are calling for further study, declaring that questions raised by a pair of reports "are among the most pressing questions in climate science."
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Mobilizing Online and In the Streets, Sane Voices Demand Senate #StopPompeo
Ahead of his confirmation hearing, groups are staging a rally in D.C. and are urging constituents to call their senators to tell them to oppose Mike Pompeo as secretary of state.
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Sanders: Trump Has 'No Legal Authority' to Bomb or Attack Syria
"It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility," declares Independent senator from Vermont
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Showing They 'Learned Nothing' From Iraq, Corporate Media Help Beat War Drums for Trump Attack on Syria
"Pundits and the media are making John Bolton’s wildest dreams come true: in his first week on the job, everyone is calling for a new war."
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Elevating Escalation Fears, Russia Warns It Will Respond to Attack on Syria by Targeting 'Sources' of US Missiles
"If there is a strike by the Americans, then we refer to the statements of President Putin and the chief of staff that the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired," says ambassador
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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, seen here in 2013, said Tuesday that Russian and U.S. leaders must meet to diffuse tensions over Syria.  (Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré via UN Geneva/flickr/cc) As Nuclear Powers Trade Threats, Gorbachev Calls on US and Russia to 'Return to Sanity'
"The situation hasn't been this bad in a long time," says the former Soviet leader.
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As Tensions Soar, Turkey Warns US Bombing of Syria Could Set Entire Middle East 'on Fire'
"If an attack occurs against the forces backed by Russia or there is an attack by the U.S.-supported forces, Russia won't be able to stay away. So, serious clashes may start."
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Robert Mueller As Trump Reportedly Considers Firing Rosenstein, Senators Move to Protect Mueller Probe
Passage of the bill "could well help to stave off a constitutional crisis in which the president abuses his power and obstructs justice by firing the special counsel."
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President Trump is reportedly considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a warning to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, after Mueller's investigation of Trump led the FBI to conduct a raid targeting the president's personal attorney. With 800+ Protests Planned, Nation Ready for Mass Revolt as Trump Reportedly Eyes Firing Rosenstein
"Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism."
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With 'Longtime Dream' of Tax Cuts for Billionaires Fulfilled, Paul Ryan Won't Seek Reelection
"Friends say that after Ryan passed tax reform, he was ready to step out of a job that has become endlessly frustrating, in part because of President Trump."
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Grijalva As Trump Threatens to Bomb Syria, Lawmakers Say Attack Without Congressional Approval "Unconstitutional"
Progressive leaders also pointed out that "it has become increasingly clear that U.S. military interventions will likely add to the mass suffering in Syria."
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In 'Chilling' Escalation, Trump Warns Russia That Missiles 'Will Be Coming' at Syria
One critic argued the president's tweet shows "why those who have been demanding Trump be more belligerent are dangerous idiots."
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