All News Articles for 2020-09-01

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
McDonald's is being sued for racial discrimination for at least the third time in 2020. (Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr Creative Commons) Not Lovin' It: Dozens of Black Former McDonald's Franchisees File $1 Billion Federal Discrimination Suit
The lawsuit, filed by 52 former African-American owners, claims the fast food giant denied them the same business opportunities as white franchisees.
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Technicians work as King Philippe of Belgium visits the seat and lab of candidate vaccine against Covid-19 developer Janssen Pharmaceutica, on June 17, 2020 in Beerse, Belgium. A brand new biotech lab was recently established to perform Covid-19 diagnostic tests. Belgium takes a pioneering role in the fight against viral infectious diseases. (Photo: Olivier Matthys/Getty Images) 'Nonsensical and Madness': Outrage After Trump Excludes US From WHO-Backed Global Vaccination Cooperation Pact
The administration's latest decision regarding vaccines and global cooperation denounced as "more self-inflicted damage."
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Family of Jacob Blake Hosts Block Party, Voter Drive to Drown Out 'Pain and Division' Brought by Trump Visit to Kenosha
"We're not going to get caught up with him," said Blake's uncle of the president. "We're here to heal Kenosha and push forward our agenda."
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Consumer Coalition Calls on Trump Administration to Mandate Mask-Wearing for All Airline Travel
"This critical preventative public health measure must be mandated by enforceable federal regulations that apply to all airlines and airports."
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Advocates are planning "Demand Safe Schools" actions for September 2, 2020. (Image: Action Network) 'Fund Our Future': Nationwide Day of Action to Demand Safe Schools Planned for September 2
Despite need for crucial resources to keep students, teachers, and families safe during the pandemic, schools have not been given "one additional federal dollar" to open safely.
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Philadelphians rallied at City Hall before taking to the streets to demand Congress return and come to a deal on unemployment and other relief measures on August 20, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Poll Shows Number of Unemployed People Struggling to Cover Basic Needs Has Nearly Doubled Since GOP Killed $600 Federal Boost
While Senate Republicans push for a "skinny" coronavirus relief bill, half of jobless Americans couldn't pay for basic expenses in August, up from 27% in July.
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Progressive Democrats Look to Massachusetts for Next 2020 Primary Night Victories
"Today we vote for a future where clean air, healthcare, and a quality education are considered a human right; not a privilege."
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President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One in Morristown, N.J. on July 24, 2020 (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) 'Dark Shadows' and 'Air Force One' Trend After Trump Floats Conspiracy Theories About Biden and Plane 'Full of Thugs' in Bizarre Fox Interview
The president also compared police shootings of Black people to golfers who "choke" under pressure.
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'Like the Wolf Saying He'll Guard the Henhouse': Big Pharma CEO Insists Industry Can Police Itself on Covid Vaccine
"The public needs to be able to trust that decisions for the vaccine development process are being based on science and public health, and drug company self-policing simply isn't good enough."
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"We are running out of time" to act on the climate emergency, "as our children and young people have reminded us," Pope Francis said in a message Tuesday. 'Creation Is Groaning!': Pope Francis Denounces Endless Growth, Humanity's Assault on Nature
"Climate restoration is of utmost importance, since we are in the midst of a climate emergency."
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Trump Plan to Open National Forests to Oil and Gas Drilling Rebuked as Attack on Biodiversity and Indigenous Lands
"The administration really outdid itself with a proposal that has the Forest Service walking away from managing our national forests while closing the door on public oversight."
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As many as 40% of U.S. ballots will be cast by mail in 2020. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) 'Red Mirage': Democratic Data Firm Predicts Post-Election 'Chaos' Over False Trump Landslide
Hawkfish CEO says the preponderance of mail-in votes means early results may show Trump with a substantial lead that he'll likely lose as absentee ballots are tallied.
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Vicki Ibarra opens a late medical bill for her son at her home on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Fresno, California. New Poll: Half in US Fear Bankruptcy From Major Health Event
"During a pandemic, this should ring some alarm bells."
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Coal ash contaminated water, which is colorized from the heavy metals, runs from the coal ash pond D via the toe drain to the nearby creek and finally into the Potomac River in Dumfries, Virginia, on January 7, 2016. (Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Another Toxic Giveaway': Trump EPA Blasted for Rollback of Coal Plant Wastewater Rules
"Giving coal companies a free pass to dump more toxic heavy metals like mercury and arsenic into our waters is a travesty."
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Demanding 'Full Accountability,' Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Claims ICE Gave Muslim Detainees a Choice: Spoiled Food or Pork
"This is the latest betrayal of religious liberty by Trump and a reminder of the inhumanity of ICE detention."
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Black Lives Matters protesters demonstrate at the South LA Sheriff's Station hours after Dijon Kizzee was shot to death by deputies. (Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) "If It's on the Ground, Why Shoot?" Outrage After LA County Sheriff's Deputies Kill Man Who Allegedly Dropped Gun
"That means he was unarmed," said a neighborhood resident following the police killing of Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year old black bicyclist, in Los Angeles on Monday.
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'The Corruption Is Bottomless': Documents Reveal Chair of Postal Service Board Is Director of McConnell-Allied Super PAC
"Can the GOP's takeover of USPS be any more blatant?"
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"Isn't Just Good Policy—It's Good Politics": 145 Groups Demand Biden Ban Fossil Fuel Execs and Lobbyists From Campaign and Cabinet
"Joe Biden can't address the climate crisis while listening to people taking checks from the fossil fuel industry."
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'Trump Doesn't Condemn It Because He Incites It': President Defends Right-Wing Vigilante Charged With Murder
"It puts the lie to Trump's talk of 'law and order'—his rhetoric incites violence and murder."
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