All News Articles for 2019-08-07

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
'Our System Kills People': 27-Year-Old Diabetic Man Latest to Die in US Amid Skyrocketing Cost of Insulin
"This is policy murder: Josh Wilkerson is dead because pharmaceutical companies sought to profit from his illness and federal regulators did nothing."
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child eats corn Health and Labor Groups Sue Trump EPA for Refusal to Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
"Farmworkers, families, and developing children must be safe from chlorpyrifos."
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A demonstrator holds a sign depicting an assault rifle at a protest against President Trump's visit, following a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Protestors also called for gun control and denounced white supremacy. Trump is scheduled to visit the city today. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) 'A Guarantee of Not Being Shot Is Impossible': Amnesty Issues Global Travel Warning to All People in the United States
Anyone in the U.S., the group warned, "should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people's right to be safe, regardless of who they might be."
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Economists "warn that rarely, if ever, can people replicate the security of a pension," Bolstering Call to Expand Social Security, New Reporting Reveals How Corporations Are Offloading Pensions
Not only are pensions being offered less, existing pensions are being transferred to insurers, with employees suffering consequences
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Boston police destroyed wheelchairs belonging to homeless residents Tuesday night. 'Heartbreaking' Scene on Boston Streets as Police Destroy Wheelchairs Belonging to Homeless Residents
"Can we all agree that it is inhumane and cruel and a waste of resources to crush the wheelchairs of people who are living on the street after a car accident in a full body cast?"
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Condemning 'Grossly Irresponsible' Inaction of World Powers, Fiji Unveils Ambitious Plan to Fight Climate Crisis
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's climate minister, said the fight against the climate crisis is "a fight for our lives and our livelihoods."
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'A Great Equalizer': Warren Unveils Plan for $200 Billion Investment in Public Broadband Access and Healthcare for Rural America
"No matter where you live in America you should have the opportunity to thrive."
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Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" explaining his motivation for publishing the names of maxed-out San Antonio donors to Trump. Progressives Mock Outrage From the Right After Joaquin Castro Shares Publicly Available Trump Donor Information
"Conservatives are literally more offended by Castro 'targeting' voters than gunmen targeting children."
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Cyntoia Brown After Demands for Justice Drove Her Clemency, Cyntoia Brown Released From Prison
Sex trafficking victim spent roughly half her life in prison
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traffic in Boston Trump's Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Could Cost Americans $460 Billion: Consumer Reports
"The last thing the federal government should be doing is burdening consumers with more costs, while thwarting progress in the development of cleaner cars."
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Eating Away at Workers' Wages, Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Costs Soared by 121% Since 1999: Analysis
"As healthcare costs escalate, wages remain stagnant. Winning Medicare for All means abolishing the parasitic private insurers that generate unprecedented inequality in our society."
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Watch Susan Collins Drive Away as College Student Tells Her 'More Kids Are Going to Die' Without Gun Control Legislation
"We all know it's an important issue. The question is, will they take action right now before more kids die in their schools, before more people die at the mall, before more people die in their places of worship?"
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Two mounted police officers in Galveston, Texas lead a handcuffed black man through the streets on a leash. 'Racism at Work': Texas Mounted Police Lead Handcuffed Black Man Through Streets on a Rope
"If it was a white man, he wouldn't have been treated that way."
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WATCH: To Combat Hate and Gun Violence, Ocasio-Cortez Urges US to 'Go Deep' and 'Love Bigger' to Break Grip of White Supremacy
"We will always be here and hold space for you to come back," AOC said directly to those now mired in racist ideologies. "We will love you back. You are not too far gone."
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'Alarming' Explosion of Toxic Pesticide Use Causing Insect Apocalypse in United States: Study
"Insect abundance has declined 45 percent. This is a global crisis—we must ban neonics to save the bees!"
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'Your Rhetoric and Your Actions Led Us to This Terrible Moment': El Paso to Meet Trump Visit With Protests Against Hate
"We do not need anybody fanning the flames of hate, anger, and racism," said one local activist
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