All News Articles for 2019-12-05

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in a small South Texas holding cell with another sick boy on the afternoon of May 19. By the next morning, he was dead. (Photo: via Facebook) 'Impeach Trump for This': Video Shows Final Hours of Teen's Horrible Death in US Immigration Detention Center
Contrary to claims by Border Patrol, "they didn't take him to the hospital. They didn't release him. They didn't even seem to check on him as he was dying on the floor of his cell."
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Free Speech Groups Tell Court Trump's Mandate for Visa Applicants' Social Media a 'Life or Death' Threat for Journalists, Filmmakers
"The government simply has no legitimate interest in collecting this kind of sensitive information on this immense scale, and the First Amendment doesn't permit it to do so."
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden greets guests during a campaign stop at the Water's Edge Nature Center on December 2, 2019 in Algona, Iowa. People Who Want to Ban Fracking Immediately, Says Joe Biden, 'Oughta Vote for Someone Else'
"Might I recommend Bernie Sanders: the climate candidate," responds Vermont senator's press secretary.
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President Donald Trump holds up a chart during a rally in Palm City Beach, Florida on May 9, 2019. (Photo: AP) 'Make America 36th Out of 41 Developed Nations Again': Social Justice Index of Developed Nations Puts US Near Bottom
Meanwhile, the democratic-socialist Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden enjoy the top spots in detailed survey of OECD nations.
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'This Isn't How You End the Endless War': Trump Weighs Plan to Send 14,000 More US Troops to Middle East
"Trump ran on ending these endless wars. But he's sending more troops to the Middle East, making yet another war there more likely."
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Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday saw a settlement reached with Formosa Plastics approved by a federal judge, clearing the way for $50 million in cleanup for Lavaca Bay in Texas. 'David-and-Goliath Story' as Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgement Against Plastics Giant Formosa
The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
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'Victory for the People': Michigan Court Rejects Nestlé's Claim That Privatizing Local Town's Water Provides 'Essential Service'
"Allowing a corporation to bottle our water just to sell it back to us is hardly an 'essential service.'"
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As Impeachment Looms, 350 Mental Health Professionals Warn Congress That Nuclear-Armed Trump 'A Threat to Safety of Our Nation'
"We are convinced that, as the time of possible impeachment approaches, Donald Trump has the real potential to become ever more dangerous."
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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), pictured at the Capitol on March 13, 2019, were the suvject of a barrage of hateful Facebook posts from an Israeli-based company. Investigation Uncovers Israel-Based Group Behind Bigoted Facebook Smear Campaign Aimed at US Muslim Congresswomen
"The goal of these anti-Muslim hate campaigns is clear—they put Muslim lives here and around the world at risk and undermine our country's commitment to religious pluralism."
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Sanders Scores Highest Mark on Sunrise Movement's Climate Report Card While Biden Told It's "Parent-Teacher Conference Time"
Sanders scored 183 points out of 200, followed by Elizabeth Warren with 165 points. Biden landed far behind with just 75 points.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2019. "It's On": Pelosi Officially Asks Nadler to Prepare Articles of Impeachment
"The president leaves us no choice but to act."
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Bernie Sanders Tops New California Poll—But You Wouldn't Have Known It By Reading This LA Times Headline
In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders' deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper "three paragraphs to mention who is leading."
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At this point, argues Washignton Post columnist Paul Waldman, "there is literally not a single person on Earth who gets laughed at more than Donald Trump." (Photo: Screenshot/Biden for President) Biden Campaign's "World Is Laughing at Donald Trump" Video Wins Viral Moment
"They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership."
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A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images) Denouncing Macron's Neoliberal Pension Reforms, Hundreds of Thousands of Striking Workers Bring France to a Halt
"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."
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'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt
"Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared."
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