All News Articles for 2018-04-17

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Species Threatened as Climate Crisis Pushes Mother Nature 'Out of Synch'
In a new study showing that the timing of species' natural events is failing to synchronize, "everything is consistent with the fact it's getting warmer"
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signing ceremony In Effort to 'Strengthen' Democracy, New Jersey Enacts Automatic Voter Registration
"We are building an inclusive democracy from the ground up right here in New Jersey, despite the racist, xenophobic, and dangerous policies being promoted by national leaders, including President Donald Trump."
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'Astronomical' Cost of War: Average US Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to Pentagon Last Year and Just $39 to the EPA
"Congress appropriates more for U.S. military spending than the next eight countries combined, but year after year refuses to adequately invest in access to quality education and healthcare for millions of Americans."
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"At a time when local, state and federal governments are spending many billions of dollars a year dealing with the impact of the opioid epidemic, we must hold the pharmaceutical companies and executives that created the crisis accountable," said Sanders in a statement. Taking Aim at Corporate Impunity, Sanders' Bill Would Send Big Pharma Execs Behind Opioid Crisis to Jail
"We know that pharmaceutical companies lied about the addictive impacts of opioids they manufactured...Not one of them has been held fully accountable for its role in an epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year."
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SF California Democrats Under Fire for Siding With Telecom Lobbyists Against Net Neutrality Bill
Advocates warn that state lawmakers are now "calling for giant loopholes" that would "gut" the proposed legislation
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As Trump Declares 'Americans Are Winning' on Tax Day, Common Good Faces 'Grim Future' Thanks to GOP
"Tax reform should have helped working families get ahead, not tilted the playing field further in favor of the wealthy and well-connected."
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War Profiteer Erik Prince Reportedly in Talks to Help Forge Occupying Force in Syria
"I have this sinking feeling that there are unknown, long-term, crippling consequences to the recycling of failed strategies in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan over and over and over and over..."
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Beijing New Study Finds More Than 95% of Global Population Exposed to Harmful Air Pollution
Experts say the report "leads a growing worldwide consensus" that this "avoidable affliction" poses a serious and mounting threat to public health
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 "Medicaid work requirements will almost certainly cause many low-income adults to lose health coverage," the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) New Analyses Suggest Trump Admin Really Just Wants to Push Millions of Medicaid Recipients Off Care
One study found that work requirements could impact about half of the 10 states' Medicaid population
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'Absolutely Earth-Shaking': North and South Korea Reportedly in Talks to Officially End Korean War
"If this is confirmed, this is huge for the Korean Peninsula."
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