All News Articles for 2019-10-11

Friday, October 11, 2019
Two U.S. soldiers 'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Noting Turkey's claims that this was a mistake, the U.S. peace group CodePink declared that "this is what happens when a country goes into a war of expansion so callously and rapidly."
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Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Yes, Reporting Confirms, Rudy Giuliani a Subject of Criminal Investigation
"Man, Rudy Giuliani is bad at crimes."
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Federal Court Strikes Down Trump's 'Racist Wealth Test' Designed to Punish Low-Income Immigrants
Trump's proposed rule was "repugnant to the American dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upward mobility," a federal judge said.
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U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border wall with concertina wire. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding
"Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military money to pay for his ridiculous vanity wall," said Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). "I welcome this ruling."
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listens in March 2019 as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House. Calls Grow for Fortune Magazine to Rescind Kirstjen Nielsen Invitation to 'Women in Power' Summit
" Fortune should not be giving Nielsen, or others like her, a platform to rehabilitate her appropriately damaged reputation."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) Applause at Global Summit as Ocasio-Cortez Calls Climate Crisis 'Consequence of Our Unsustainable Way of Life'
"Because it is unsustainable to organize our society as we have, centered on prioritizing personal gain and profit over any and all human or planetary considerations."
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Tens of Thousands Flee Syrian Border Towns as Turkey Bombards Country Following Trump's Green Light
"If the offensive continues it's possible a total of 300,000 people could be displaced to already overstretched camps and towns still recovering from the fight against ISIS."
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An RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jet, a United States Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle, and a French Air Force Rafale fly in formation over the English Channel during Operation Point Blank. Less Than 24 Hours After Saying 'Time to Bring 'Em Home,' Trump Orders 1,800 US Troops to Saudi Arabia
"Remember when Donald Trump tweeted that he was 'trying to end the endless wars?' That was yesterday."
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'All the Way Up to POTUS': Ousted Ambassador to Ukraine Names Trump in Testimony Over Smear Campaign Led by Giuliani
"This is why Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't want former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to tell her story to the American people."
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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. 'Intentionally Placing Children in Harm's Way': Report Details How Trump Policy Put 13,000 Kids in Tent Cities
"Our government is intentionally placing children in harm's way."
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Study Predicts 'Frightening Future' for North American Birds, With Two-Thirds of Species Extinct by 2100 If Earth Warms More Than 1.5 Degrees
"There's hope in this report, but first, it'll break your heart if you care about birds and what they tell us about the ecosystems we share with them. It's a bird emergency."
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American activist and actress Jane Fonda Jane Fonda Among Those Arrested While Launching #FireDrillFriday Campaign to Demand Climate Action
"I will be on the East Lawn of the Capitol every single Friday, rain or shine, and would be honored to have you join me."
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Federal Court Cites Need to 'Save the People From Autocracy' as It Rejects Trump Effort to Hide Financial Records
"We're one stop closer to holding him accountable," said advocacy group Tax March.
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Google #DontFundEvil 'Remember When Google's Thing Was DO NO EVIL?': Report Reveals How Internet Giant Funds Climate Villains
"For the last damn time: Big. Tech. Is. Not. Your. Friend."
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'Dangerous Act': Iranian Oil Tanker Reportedly Struck by Two Missiles Off Saudi Coast
"All the responsibility for the act, including the extensive environmental pollution in the region, fall on those behind the dangerous adventure," said a spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry.
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A file photo dated May 25, 2018 shows Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during his meeting with President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame (not seen) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Awarded 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
Though the necessary work is far from done, said Amnesty International's Kumi Naidoo, "Truly remarkable human rights reforms have happened under his leadership."
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'We Can't Stop Being Horrified by Things Like This': Trump Attacks Omar and Somali Refugee Community at Minnesota Rally
"This is the kind of hate rally seen in authoritarian and fascist countries," said one observer of the president's event
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