All News Articles for 2018-08-03

Friday, August 3, 2018
Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska After Spending Big to Reinstate Death Penalty, Nebraska Gov. Brushes Aside Pope's Call, Pushes Forward With Plan for 'Experimental Execution'
"Will Catholic [Gov. Pete Ricketts], who spends a lot of time talking about his 'pro-life values,' heed the words of Pope Francis by cancelling the experimental execution scheduled for August 14 in Nebraska?" asks Sister Helen Prejean
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Trump's SEC Closes Probe of Exxon's Knowledge of Climate Crisis in Latest 'Gift for the Fossil Fuel Industry'
The investigation ended a day after the president announced he would roll back auto emissions standards
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In Desperate Court Filing, NRA Claims It May Soon 'Be Unable to Exist' Due to Financial Troubles
"Money makes the thing go. If you make it untenable or deeply unpopular to associate with the NRA, the money spigot will slowly but surely be turned off."
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buzzzz 'An Insult to Our National Wildlife': Trump Reverses Ban on GMOs and Bee-Killing Pesticides in Refuges
" Industrial agriculture has no place on public lands dedicated to conservation of biological diversity and the protection of our most vulnerable species."
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Trump's 'Strategic' Attacks on Media Threaten to Incite Violence, UN Human Rights Experts Say
"These attacks run counter to the country's obligations to respect press freedom and international human rights law."
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HELP :( Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years
One NOAA oceanographer warns that even if humanity "stopped the greenhouse gases at their current concentrations today, the atmosphere would still continue to warm for next couple decades to maybe a century."
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Billionaire Tom Steyer Rips Democrats for Lacking Guts to Push for Trump's Impeachment
"We are well past the threshold to kick him out of office," the wealthy environmentalist said of Trump during the 2018 Netroots Nation convention in New Orleans
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After Coercing Parents Into Agreeing to Deportation, Trump DOJ Foists Responsibility to Reunite Families on ACLU
"The Trump administration to the ACLU: We broke it. You fix it."
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protest Demanding Rahm's Resignation, Anti-Violence Protesters Shut Down Chicago's Lake Shore Drive in March to Wrigley Field
"#ResignRahm: End the Tale of Two Cities. Justice for ALL Chicagoans!"
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'Insidious': Emails Show Trump White House Lied About US Poverty Levels to Discredit Critical UN Report
With its attempt to falsify statistics and whitewash uncomfortable facts about poverty in America, the White House once again demonstrated its "contempt" for the poor, one critic argued
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