All News Articles for 2019-07-24

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Berkeley, California Makes 'Incredible Leap' Away From Fossil Fuels With Natural Gas Ban in New Buildings
"Many cities would be satisfied or content to just declare a climate emergency. This is what acting on it looks like."
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E. Jean Carroll As Mueller Testifies, Trump Rape Accuser Says She Wishes President's Alleged Victims 'Got 1/20th of That Congressional Focus'
Last month, journalist E. Jean Carroll became the 24th woman to publicly accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct
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A protester left a "Science Makes America Great" sign in front of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Science March in Washington on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Challenging EPA's New FOIA Rule, Suit Seeks to Stop Trump's "Shameful Attempt to Keep Americans in the Dark"
"We have a right to know what EPA is trying to hide and which Trump appointee is trying to hide it."
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Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally against the US administration's family separation policy. While Nation Watched Mueller, Hearing Down the Hall Focused on 'Harmful Chaos' and Real Victims of Trump Era
"Numerous studies have demonstrated the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences on children's developing neural networks and their physical health," one expert said of the administration's family separation policies
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"He Might've Stayed a Minute": Coal Miners With Black Lung Slam McConnell for Brushing Them Off in Healthcare Meeting
"It was a worthless trip, that's the way I feel," said one of the 120 coal miners who traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Republican leader
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Facebook was hit by a $5 billion fine Wednesday, but some observers felt it was not enough. Critics Warn FTC's Paltry $5 Billion Fine for FaceBook 'Leaves the Public Vulnerable' to Future Abuse by Tech Giant
"When companies can violate the law, pay big penalties, and still turn a profit while keeping their business model intact, enforcement agencies cannot claim victory."
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Students take part in a climate rally in Parliament Square on May 24, 2019 in London. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) 'Everyone Should Mobilize': Climate Leaders Urge Massive Turnout for Global Climate Strikes
"Our house is on fire—let's act like it," says a call-to-action for September 20th and 27th strikes.
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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is seen during is testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Three months after releasing the final report on his probe into the 2016 election, much of the American public remains unclear about the former special counsel's findings on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice and whether his campaign colluded with Russians. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP) Rep. Ted Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump
"Any reasonable person could conclude that the crime of obstruction of justice has been met."
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'Look at My Record': Omar Rejects Suggestion That As Muslim, She Must Condemn Al Qaeda and FGM More Often Than Other Lawmakers
"Does this need to be on repeat every five minutes?" the congresswoman asked. "Should I be like, 'So today I forgot to condemn al-Qaeda, so here's the al-Qaeda one, today I forgot to condemn FGM, so here it goes?'"
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Blocks of C-4 detonate Scientists Urge UN to Add Environmental Destruction to Geneva Conventions' List of War Crimes
"Despite calls for a fifth convention two decades ago, military conflict continues to destroy megafauna, push species to extinction, and poison water resources."
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Denouncing Misleading Attacks and Lack of 'Fact-Based Analysis,' Sanders Campaign Fires Back at MSNBC
"More often than not these commentators are injecting their opinion without any policy discussions," said Nina Turner, national co-chair of the Sanders campaign
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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is sworn in for his testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Mueller is expected to testify about his two-year report on his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Testifies on Capitol Hill. Then Will Democrats Impeach Trump?
"The #MuellerTestimony matters less than what is done after Mueller testifies. If [Democrats] simply head off for the August recess without acting upon what they have heard, they will destroy any momentum for accountability."
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'Congress Needs to Wake Up': Demanding Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency, Extinction Rebellion Activists Superglue Themselves to Capitol
"Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're not going back to business as usual until we declare a climate emergency and get climate justice for everyone, everywhere."
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Days After More Israeli War Crimes, 209 House Democrats Join GOP to Pass 'McCarthyite' Resolution Condemning Pro-Palestinian Boycotts
"The Israeli government has shown that it will continue to violate Palestinian human rights with impunity. This is precisely why the boycott, sanctions, and divestment movement should be protected, and not attacked."
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