All News Articles for 2020-06-29

Monday, June 29, 2020
Progressive Challenger Kreibich Slams Right-Wing Democrat Gottheimer for "Trump Values" Voting Record
"Josh Gottheimer should be ashamed of his pro-Trump record," Kreibich said. "NJ-5 deserves a real Democrat who will stand tall for health care for all and bold climate action."
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 "All I've wanted, like everyone else, is to be free and with my family again," Adham Hassoun said in a statement on Monday. "But the government at every turn tried to deny me the opportunity to prove my innocence. I'm grateful to the court for upholding the freedoms and constitutional guarantees that made me fall in love with this country 30 years ago." (Image: Witness Against Torture/flickr) Federal Court Rules Trump Effort to Detain Man Indefinitely Without Charges 'Cannot Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny'
Held without charges or evidence since 2017—and imprisoned overall for nearly two decades—the judge ordered, pending an appeal, for the U.S. government to release Adham Hassoun.
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Analysis Warns 11% of Those Unemployed Due to Pandemic Have 'Zero Chance' of Getting Job Back
"The 10.7% number represents the hard floor that we'll bump up against when the virus vanishes, leaving us in a Great Recession level unemployment situation."
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People stand in line for free HIV test during an International Condom Day event in Kiev organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on Feb. 13, 2019. Ukraine had the second largest HIV epidemic in Europe last year. (Photo: Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Undermining Human Rights and Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Supreme Court Affirms Anti-Prostitution Pledge
Critics called the ruling "a step back for human rights and public health."
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'The Poster Company for US Fracking Has Fallen': Chesapeake Energy Files for Bankruptcy
"Meanwhile the Trump administration continues to try and bail out this garbage fire industry with our tax dollars."
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As Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana's Anti-Choice Law, Reproductive Rights Groups Breathe Sigh of Relief—and Prepare for Continued Fight
"The court's legitimacy in the eyes of the public will be threatened if they follow through on Trump's promise to end legal abortion," said NARAL Pro-Choice America.
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'Absolute Robbery': Gilead Announces $3,120 Price Tag for Covid-19 Drug Developed With $70 Million in Taxpayer Support
"Taxpayers provided funding for the development of this drug. Now Gilead is price-gouging off it during a pandemic. Beyond disgusting," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court January 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Abdicating Its Moral Responsibility,' SCOTUS Paves Way for Resumption in Federal Executions
"The death penalty has no place in a just society," said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass).
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World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wears a mask after leaving a ceremony of the restarting of Geneva's landmark fountain, "Jet d'Eau," on June 11, 2020. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images) 'Not Even Close to Being Over': WHO Chief Says Despite Some Progress, 'Pandemic Is Actually Speeding Up'
The warning from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came after global Covid-19 cases topped 10 million and the death toll passed 500,000.
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Victory for "Wall Street's Army of Lawyers and Lobbyists" as Supreme Court Puts CFPB Chief Under Trump's Control
"The far right has been trying for decades to do away with government protections for consumers so big corporations can run roughshod over all of us. This ruling just gave them a serious leg up."
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'Full-Blown Homelessness Crisis' Coming, Warns John Oliver as Eviction Tsunami Fears Grow
"The situation is looking really dire."
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'Annexation Is Illegal. Period.': UN Human Rights Chief Slams Israeli Government
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to begin implementing the annexation plan July 1, despite mounting international outcry.
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The newly elected mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic (R) of the Greens Party, takes part in a meeting with members of his campaign team on June 29, 2020, a day after the second round of the French mayoral elections. 'Incredible Green Wave' in French Elections Celebrated as 'Mandate to Act for Climate and Social Justice'
"Today, ecology is taking a big step. A giant step."
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Iran Issues 'Murder and Terrorism' Arrest Warrant for Trump Over Soleimani Assassination
"His prosecution will be pursued even after the end of his term in office."
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'Time Is Now to #PassTheDamnBill': 116 California DNC Delegates Demand Pelosi Hold Floor Vote on Medicare for All
"Our privatized, employer-based health coverage model is an international embarrassment. It economically crushes working families for the private profits of a few elites."
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Pence Praises Texas Governor for Reopening That Fueled Massive Surge in Covid-19 Cases and Hospitalizations
"The head of the Covid Task Force just commended our governor for his role in opening the economy and creating the largest outbreak to date."
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