All News Articles for 2019-08-23

Friday, August 23, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Sept. 21, 2016 in New York City. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Treatment for Pancreatic Tumor—Doctors Say Supreme Court Justice Completely 'Cancer-Free'
"Getting a push notification that starts with the words 'Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg' will get the heart rate ramped up."
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Trump Mulling 'Uniquely Dystopian' Proposal to Use AI to Identify Mental Health Issues as Risk Factors for Gun Violence
One critic called the proposal, which expands on Trump's claim that mental illnesses, not guns, are to blame for gun violence, "nothing less than chilling."
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Oxfam activists with a big head with the effigy of Shinzo Abe (C) perform during a demonstration in Biarritz, France on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit. Despite Massive Police Lockdown, Protesters Vow to Offer 'Radical Solutions' to Counter G7 Failures
"If they were really interested in building a fairer world, surely the G7 would not need to put the whole region of France into lockdown, with thousands of police and 'unprecedented' levels of security."
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Warnings of Grave Climate and Human Rights Impact as US Export-Import Bank Approves $5 Billion for Natural Gas Project in Mozambique
"If there is a project with serious alarm bells, it's this one."
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Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines protest President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Lafayette Park next to the White House The Fight's Not Over, Say Activists, as Nebraska Supreme Court Approves Keystone XL Route
"If history recalls Nebraska at all, it may remember this as its most regrettable decision."
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Critics Condemn Inclusion of Anti-Semitic, White Nationalist Blog Post in Daily Briefing Sent to Immigration Judges by Trump's DOJ
"There is no bottom," Rep. Ilhan Omar said of the Trump administration
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David Koch at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
"Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff."
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'Our Lungs Are on Fire': Climate Campaigners Rally at Brazilian Embassies to Protest Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
"We need governments around the world to speak up against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—and put pressure on him to stop these devastating fires and protect the Amazon."
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Planet images showing Nova Bandeirantes in Mato Grosso after a fire on Aug. 21, 2019. (Photo: courtesy of Planet Labs Inc.) Views of Destruction: Satellite Images Reveal Devastating Amazon Fires in Almost Real-Time
With near-daily overflights and high-resolution imagery, Planet's constellation of satellites is providing a clear look at some of the fires now burning in the Brazilian Amazon
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After Handing Rich $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut, Trump Reportedly Considering Slashing Medicare and Social Security as 'Second-Term Project'
"Mr. Trump, you are not going to have a second term," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the president's reported plan
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Members of the youth-led Sunrise Movement protested at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting as the Resolutions Committee voted against holding a climate-specific 2020 debate. (Photo: Steve Rhodes) Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner Calls for All Democratic Candidates to Unite Against DNC Over #ClimateDebate
"If all the Democratic presidential candidates say to the DNC, 'Let's have a debate or a forum about climate change'—what are they gonna do, kick out every single one of them?"
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