All News Articles for 2020-05-18

Monday, May 18, 2020
A Yemeni boy rides a bike on rubble of houses destroyed in a recent airstrike carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition, on May 23, 2019 in Sana'a, Yemen. Ousted Inspector General Was Also Probing Possible Illegal Pompeo-Trump Effort to Force Through Saudi Arms Deal
"Since day one, this president has thought he's above the law, above criticism, and can get away with anything—including a fake 'emergency' to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia," says Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the Prairie Hill Pavilion January 27, 2020 in Marion, Iowa. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Climate Campaigners Applaud Biden on Vow to Pull Plug on Keystone XL Permit
"We'll need just this kind of climate ambition to make way for a livable planet in the next four years."
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'Not Just Bad, It's Pathological': While Pushing Big Oil Bailouts, Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills
" Robbing from a clean energy f uture to prop up the dirty energy past."
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An operator works in a call center for contact tracing where phone calls are made to map how many people in Brussels have contracted the Covid-19 on May 8, 2020. As Invasive Covid-19 Tracing Technologies Loom, ACLU Unveils Guidelines to Guard Against Overreach
The civil liberties group also challenged so-called "immunity passport" proposals that could create "a new health surveillance infrastructure that endangers privacy rights."
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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) answers questions on the recently released Republican plan to reform taxes on September 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Rights Groups Demand House Democrats Fix Bill That Gives FBI Power to Search Browser Histories Without Warrant
"Collecting this information is as close to reading minds as surveillance can get. It is digital mining of the personal lives of Americans."
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Bolstering Case for Nationwide Vote-by-Mail, New Study Shows Wisconsin In-Person Election Exploded New Covid-19 Infections 
While counties with the most in-person polling places on April 7 saw large case spikes in the following weeks, counties that used widespread absentee balloting saw the opposite effect.
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Decorations of celebrating graduation are seen at Mills High School amid the coronavirus outbreak on May 15, 2020 in San Mateo, California. (Photo: Liu Guanguan/China News Service via Getty Images) Teachers Union Says 'Flimsy' CDC Flowchart on School Reopenings Shows Trump Disregard for Student Safety
"The reality of reopening school buildings and college campuses is that any missteps could cost lives... Once again, this administration has politics trumping science."
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child holds up save the news sign 'Save the News' Campaign Urges Immediate Covid-19 Relief Funds to Sustain Local Journalism in Time of Crisis
"Americans need access to information about their local communities more than ever, and yet layoffs and furloughs are only increasing as this pandemic continues."
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'National Day of Mourning' Protests This Week to Condemn GOP Failures Amid Mass Suffering Caused by Covid-19
"This should be political suicide. Let's make sure it is."
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Global Health Experts Caution Against 'Vaccine Nationalism' as Scientists Search for Solution to Pandemic
"Either we get through this pandemic together, or we fail. Either we stand together, or we fall apart."
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Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy and 350.org co-founder and author Bill McKibben were both featured in a "60 Minutes" segment that aired Sunday night. (Photo: CBS News/60 Minutes) Arundhati Roy and Bill McKibben Argue Covid-19 an Opportunity for Humanity to Get Off Dangerous Path
If the world is able to "flatten the carbon curve" in the same way it is now desperately trying to flatten the infection rate curve "then people might look back in 50 years at this time and thank us, you know, instead of curse us."
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'Neither Ironic or Funny': Cell Data Reveals Right-Wing Lockdown Protesters May Be Spreading Covid-19
"The behavior we're seeing at protests carries a high risk of infection," said Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency care physician and executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare.
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The climate advocacy movement Extinction Rebellion on Monday filled up Trafalgar Square in London with more than 2,000 children's shoes. 'One Crisis Doesn't Stop Because Another Starts': 2,000+ Kids' Shoes Form Climate/Covid Protest in London
"Many young people feel suffocated by fear of what is to come," says an Extinction Rebellion Youth activist, "and now with this pandemic maybe others will start to understand our fear for the future."
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House Democrats Demand Trump State Department Turn Over 'Secret Plan' to Slash Social Security Amid Pandemic
"The idea that we would ask Americans to sell out their retirement and long-term security for assistance during a crisis is insane."
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'More Naked Corruption': Inspector General Ousted by Trump Was Investigating Whether Pompeo Used Staffer for Personal Chores
"There is no form of corruption too small for this administration. Leave nothing behind. They'll take the doorknobs too if they can figure out how to unscrew them."
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Trump Calls Legally Protected Whistleblowing a 'Racket' as Fired Scientist Rips President's Failed Covid-19 Response
"How can federal employees feel safe to speak up when the president wants to take away their legal protections?"
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