All News Articles for 2019-10-23

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg testified about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency Libra, how his company will handle false and misleading information by political leaders during the 2020 campaign and how it handles its users’ data and privacy. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Perhaps You Believe You're Above the Law': Zuckerberg Grilled Over Libra, False Political Ads, and More
Facebook founder and CEO is warned that lawmakers have "serious concerns" about Facebook's size and reach.
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Attorney General William Barr chooses not to speak as President Donald J. Trump participates in a ceremony to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Edwin Meese III in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) NYC Bar Association Calls on Trump's AG William Barr to Recuse Himself—or Resign
If attorney general refuses to recuse or step aside, the association said he should "be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hug after participating in the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Detroit, Michigan. 'Establishment Fears' Grow as Sanders and Warren Reveal Energy of Democrats' Progressive Wing
"You need to run on things that half the country agrees with you," said presidential candidate John Delaney, who is polling below 1%.
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Protesters stood front of the Mars Area High School in Middlesex Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, on July 15, 2015 to demand a ban on fracking near all schools. At Pro-Fracking Conference, Trump Addresses Companies 'Whose Profits He Has Put Above the Health and Safety of the Planet'
Outside of Pittsburgh conference, activists declare, "We need to step up today and protect our water! Because without water there is no life."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on Oct. 17. 'Nothing Could Be Done': Trump Lawyer Argues President Could Shoot Someone on 5th Avenue and Avoid Consequences While in Office
"There is no such thing as presidential immunity for tax returns... they're making this up."
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House Democrats Hold Historic Hearing on How Big Oil Spent Decades Trying to 'Suppress the Truth' About the Climate Crisis
"This hearing put the industry's deception front and center. Congress owes it to the American people to keep the pressure on."
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'Illegal and Unconstitutional': Sanders Rips Trump Plan to Use US Troops to Exploit Syria's Oil Fields
"Last I checked, Congress never authorized U.S. forces to be deployed to secure Syria's economic resources."
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Trump's Regulatory Rollbacks Linked to Worse Air Quality and Thousands of Premature Deaths
"This is happening at a time when the EPA has disbanded its scientific panel reviewing fine particle air pollution."
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Organizers in Washington D.C. with D.C. Abolition Coalition and the D.C. Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee deliver the demands of South Carolina Prisoners to the local United Nations Office. 'No Other Path to Redress': South Carolina Prisoners Appeal to UN After State and Federal Officials Ignore Pleas for Livable Conditions
"Beyond the basic level of terror in U.S. prison conditions, conditions in South Carolina have been specifically repressive for a few years now."
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Plastic waste including consumer items such as cups bottles are strewn across a popular beach in Beirut. New Report Details How Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing 'False Solutions'
"Only by highlighting the real culprits can we push them to change their packaging and destructive throwaway business model."
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'Physically Obstructing Justice,' Dozens of Republicans Storm Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing
The Republican stunt "essentially shut down the impeachment inquiry for a time," said the Washington Post 's Rachel Bade.
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In Just Six Months, London's "Brave" Vehicle Emissions Rule Slashed Air Pollution by a Third
Designated zone for low emissions "shows what we can achieve if we are brave enough to implement such ambitious policies."
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President Donald Trump 'This Is a Lie': Critics Challenge Trump Suggestion That Ukrainians Didn't Know Military Aid Was Being Withheld
The president tweeted a "lackluster" attack in response to a career diplomat's "explosive" testimony to House impeachment investigators.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 'A Clear-Cut Example of a Potential Conflict of Interest': Four Democrats in Zuckerberg Hearing Own Facebook Stock
"Just one of those crazy things about the U.S. Congress, that we all know and love: members can hold stock in companies they oversee on their committees!"
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Police investigate a truck at an industrial park in the United Kingdom 'Beyond Horrific': UK Police Find 39 People Dead in Truck Container, Possible Victims of Human Trafficking Effort
"People who are forced to take dangerous journeys to reach Europe, in this case the U.K., often do so because current immigration policies deny them safe and legal options."
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'We Need Medicare for All': Progressives Condemn Bezos Decision to Shift More Health Insurance Costs onto Washington Post Staffers
"Just one more example of why employer-based healthcare is not stable and not just. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in America, gets to decide on a whim whether Washington Post employees get to see a doctor or not."
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'Whoa,' Says Edward Snowden as Sanders Vows to End Prosecution of Whistleblowers Under Espionage Act
"This is the most important stance any candidate has taken affecting press freedom so far. Hopefully this will force others to follow," said Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press foundation
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