All News Articles for 2020-08-17

Monday, August 17, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez Welcomes Help From Anti-Trump Republicans in Defeating President—But Rejects Kasich's Attempt to Define Party
"Something tells me a Republican who fights against women's rights doesn't get to say who is or isn't representative of the Democratic Party."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks on the Democratic presidential primary campaign trail in 2019. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Democrats Demand McConnell Bring Senate Back Into Session to 'Protect USPS and Our Election'
Speaker Nancy Pelosi had directed House members to return to Washington, D.C. for an emergency vote Saturday on legislation to reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's recent policy changes.
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'Disturbing Milestone': Just 12 US Billionaires Now Own More Than $1 Trillion in Combined Wealth
"This is simply too much economic and political power in the hands of twelve people."
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'I Hope the Postmaster General Comes Prepared. I Know I Will,' Says Rep. Katie Porter as DeJoy Agrees to Testify on USPS Changes
U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will appear before the House Oversight Committee next week amid concerns that he and President Trump are trying to sabotage the November election.
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Underneath the floating debris in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: NOAA – Marine Debris Program) Activists Demand Bolder Efforts to Address Pollution After Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs
"The best way to tackle the problem is to massively reduce the amount of plastic that's being made and used."
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After Organizing Mass 'Sick-Out,' Arizona Teachers and School Staff Applauded for 'Bold' Collective Action to Stop Unsafe Reopening
"Teachers are in a position to have a voice, and they just weren't being heard."
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Heatwaves rise near a heat danger warning sign on the eve of the AdventurCORPS Badwater 135 ultra-marathon race on July 14, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Climate Activists and Scientists Raise Alarm After Death Valley Endures Potentially Record-Breaking 130ºF
"It's not a record that will last," says author and activist Bill McKibben.
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'Go Away! Go Away!' Factory Workers Heckle Belarusian Strongman as Nationwide General Strike Kicks Off
"Lukashenko is a former president," said one strike leader. "He needs to go."
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Trump Administration Denounced for 'Foolish and Deeply Damaging' Plan to Drill in Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Local residents, who rely on caribou native to the refuge for sustenance, have called the area 'the heart and soul of mother earth.'
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'What a Disgrace': Pentagon Weighing $2.2 Billion in Cuts to Military Healthcare Just After Passage of $740 Billion Budget
"The Trump administration is always looking for ways to cut your healthcare, regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do."
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'It's Going to Take Everyone': Demonstrations Planned Nationwide to 'Save the Post Office From Trump'
"We have a narrow window to stop a wannabe dictator from sabotaging our elections."
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