All News Articles for 2019-07-23

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
People gathered for the Tax March rally on the west lawn of the Capitol to call on President Trump to release his tax returns, April 15, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 'Why Is He So Afraid?': Congress Urged to Fight Back Against Trump Lawsuit to Keep Tax Returns Hidden
"Trump is taking extraordinary legal measures to block Congress and the public from seeing his tax returns. Why?"
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To Keep Public Housing From Becoming 'Panopticon of Automated Face Scanning,' Democrats Push Facial Recognition Ban
"Surveillance of poor communities isn't about safety, it's about social control."
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D—Michigan) addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 2019. (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images) 'Unfit to Serve': NAACP Delegates Vote Unanimously for Trump Impeachment
"We will make sure," said president and CEO Derrick Johnson, "that the NAACP is at the forefront of pushing Congress to proceed with the impeachment process."
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'This Is the Beginning': New Study Warns Climate Crisis May Have Been Pivotal in Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbug
Research argues that deadly Candida auris "may be the first example of a new fungal disease emerging from climate change."
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With 18-Year-Old US Citizen in DHS Custody for Nearly a Month, Rights Advocates Demand Immediate Release
"When we allow the rights of some to be violated, the rights of all are not far behind."
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Roy Casey carries his dog Buddy 'Big Win' for Rhode Island in Court Battle to Make Polluters Pay for Consequences of Climate Crisis
A federal judge delivered a blow to fossil fuel giants' strategy, remanding the case to state court
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President Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks with reporters during their bilateral meeting Monday, July 22, 2019, in the Oval Office. 'Amateurish and Delusional' Comments From Trump on Mediating Kashmir Dispute Set Off Political Row in India
"Everyone who knows anything about foreign policy in South Asia knows that India consistently opposes third-party mediation re Kashmir."
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"It's as Bad as It Looks": Pelosi Under Fire for Debt Ceiling Deal That Hands GOP Power to Kneecap Progressive Agenda
"It sets up a crisis of the first year of the next president's administration," said a former congressional staffer. "We're letting them light the fuse on another bomb and place it squarely in the middle of the next president's first year."
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'They Came to the Wrong Community': Neighbors Form Human Chain to Stop ICE From Arresting Longtime Nashville Resident
"We stuck together like neighbors are supposed to do."
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Flooding in Brooklyn Monday evening had commuters walking in waist-deep waters in some areas. 'This is What the Climate Crisis Looks Like': One Day After Crushing Heat Wave, Flash Floods Inundate New York City
"Looks like New York City declared their climate emergency just in time."
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Several wildfires between about 57°N and 70°N Satellite Images Ignite Alarm Over 'Unprecedented' Scale and Planet-Heating Emissions of Raging Arctic Wildfires
Carbon dioxide emitted by Arctic fires in June and July, according to one expert, "is getting close to 2017 fossil fuel CO2 emissions of Belgium."
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'An Insult to All Afghans': Kabul Outraged After Trump Floats Plan to Kill Millions, Wipe Afghanistan Off Face of the Earth
The U.S. president said he has not acted on the plan because he doesn't "want to kill 10 million people"
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Boris Johnson—Denounced as "Liar, Racist, and Donald Trump's Poodle"—Elected by Tory Party to Become New UK Prime Minister
"Around 100,000 Tory Party members have inflicted on us a prime minister with a record of bigotry, racism, lying, and incompetence, Boris Johnson," declared Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. "This is not democracy."
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'Unconscionable': Trump USDA Proposes New Rule to Strip Food Stamps From Over 3 Million Americans
The proposal, said Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, would "take food away from families, prevent children from getting school meals, and make it harder for states to administer food assistance."
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