All News Articles for 2019-10-30

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Senators Say Trump May Have Violated Federal Law by Pressuring Countries Into Opposing Abortion Rights
The administration, charged Democratic senators, pressured 70 countries to support an effort "to deny resources and education that could help millions of women and girls around the world."
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Firefighters from Stockton, Calif., put out flames off of Hidden Valley Rd. while fighting a wildfire, Friday, May 3, 2013 in Hidden Valley, California. 'Modern Day Slavery': Prisoner Firefighters Risking Their Lives in California Battling Wildfires an Example of System's Injustice, Say Critics
"California fights fires with slave labor."
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Twitter's decision on Wednesday to ban political advertising was met with cautious praise. 'Whoa': Twitter to End Paid Political Advertising on Platform, CEO Says
"This isn't about free expression," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "This is about paying for reach."
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Chilean nationals gathered at Puerta del Sol in Madrid to protest against Chile's president, Sebastian Piñera and his austerity measures 'Someone Cancel the Climate Crisis Too Please': Citing Social Unrest, Chile President Bows Out as COP25 Host
"The climate talks in Chile were canceled because of the very issues that are at the heart of the climate emergency: social inequality, disrespect for human rights, and an economy that prioritizes big business and polluters over the needs of everyday people."
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'Step Up or Step Aside': With California Engulfed in Flames, Climate Activists Occupy Nancy Pelosi's Office
"Our rage has to burn as fiercely as every fire we witness. And we're going to keep sitting in and striking until our leaders feel it too."
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The newly formed NBC News Digital union is asking for a larger voice in the company. 'A Collective Voice': NBC News Digital Staffers Vote to Unionize
"If there was any doubt, recent weeks have been a stark reminder that there is strength in numbers, workers are better with job security, and the people doing the journalism should have seat at the table."
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Environmentalists Slam 'Climate Criminal' Rex Tillerson for Spreading More Lies During Testimony in Exxon Trial
"As wildfires rage across California and the West, it's momentous to see Exxon's former CEO in court, on the witness stand, testifying to his role in lying to investors about climate-related risks."
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden chat at the end of the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. Sanders Campaign, Progressives Rip Biden Super PAC: 'Enough of the Wealthy and Powerful Buying Candidates and Elections'
"The reality is... he's an AstroTurf candidate," said writer Norman Solomon.
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Thanks to Trump, 4 Million US Children Are Uninsured as Coverage Declines for Second Year in a Row
Children lost healthcare coverage as Trump delayed CHIP funding, slashed ACA outreach resources, and attacked immigrant families' access to government programs.
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Palestinians and relatives mourn over the death of 15-year-old protester Othman Rami Halles during his funeral east of Gaza City on July 14, 2018 'A Mockery of Justice': Outrage Over One-Month Community Service Sentence for Israeli Soldier Who Shot Dead Palestinian Teen
The sentence is "entirely disproportionate with the criminal act of killing an unarmed child protester," says a human rights organization.
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Fire is seen near Getty Center in Los Angeles, the United States, Oct. 28, 2019. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a fast-moving wildfire erupted early Monday morning near the famous Getty Center in Los Angeles in the western U.S. state of California. (Photo: Qian Weizhong/Xinhua via Getty) As Climate Crisis-Fueled Fires Rage, Fears Grow of an 'Uninhabitable' California
As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."
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Jayapal Calls Out 2020 Democrats Who Attack Medicare for All With 'Arguments of Republicans and Insurance Companies'
"What is your plan to bring down healthcare costs over the next 10 years? And what is your plan to universally cover everyone with the same quality, comprehensive care? The only plan that does both: Medicare for All."
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg Declines Nordic Environmental Award, Decrying Chasm Between Climate Science and Climate Action
"What we need," said the 16-year-old Swede, "is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science."
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'Horrifying' New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050
"Climate change is shrinking the planet, in the scariest possible way."
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'A Full on Cover-Up': Official Testifies That Ukraine Call Transcript Trump Said Was 'Perfect' Left Out Key Details
"It was a doctored transcript. The White House cut out some of his words, refused to restore them, and hid the transcript in a secure server."
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