All News Articles for 2020-09-11

Friday, September 11, 2020
Bernie-Inspired Organizers and Rhode Island Voters Deliver 'Crystal Clear Message' With Progressive Primary Wave
"No one is entitled to their seats," said Medicare for All advocate Cynthia Mendes after winning a high-profile race. "If you're not working for people, you will be replaced."
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Mail clerks sort packages at a USPS Processing and Distribution Center on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in City of Industry, California. (Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) With Integrity of Election at Stake, 14 States Demand Injunction to Stop DeJoy's Sabotage of US Postal Service, Mail-In Voting
"With the national election less than two months away, we are seeking a judicial order protecting this critical government service."
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An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian home in the illegally-occupied West Bank village of Khirbet Jinba on September 2, 2020. (Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images) UN: Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes Increases Despite Pandemic
Dozens of Palestinians were recently displaced because Israeli authorities destroyed their homes, even as Covid-19 cases increased by a third.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was interviewed Friday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. (Photo: MSNBC) Fauci Warns Pre-Pandemic Normalcy Not Likely Until 'Well Into' or 'Towards the End of 2021'
The public health expert also addressed the need to reduce cases headed into fall, halted vaccine trials, and reported attempts to "muzzle" him.
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A gray wolf pup emerges from a den. (Photo: Hilary Cooley/USFWS) 'Reckless, Violent, Massacre' of 570 Wolves and Wolf Pups in Idaho Bolsters Alarm Over Trump Attack on Species Protections
Wildlife advocates warn that if a Trump administration effort to lift nationwide protections proceeds, "this cruelty could extend to all wolves within our country's borders."
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'Incredibly Dark Day for Voting Rights': With Support of Trump Judges, Federal Court Upholds Florida Poll Tax Weeks Before Election
"The gravity of this decision cannot be overstated. It is an affront to the spirit of democracy."
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There was a dramatic increase in hate crimes targeting Muslims after 9/11. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) NYT's Krugman Pilloried on 9/11 Anniversary for Claiming No 'Mass Outbreak of Anti-Muslim Sentiment' in US After 2001 Attacks
Anti-Muslim hate crimes soared after 9/11, and thousands of Muslims in the U.S. were detained—and some tortured—in George W. Bush's futile anti-terror dragnet.
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A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020. Fires Ravaging US West a 'Bellwether of the Future,' Says Oregon Governor as Half a Million Residents Evacuate
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time event."
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New Yorkers in need line up to receive free produce during a Pop-Up Food pantry event hosted by Food Bank For New York City at Barclays Center on September 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City) Survey Shows Nearly Half in US Suffering Serious Economic Hardship—and Situation 'Going to Get Worse'
"There is nothing for the people we surveyed who earn under $100,000 a year to fall back on."
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As NFL Players Offer Show of Unity, Booing by Fans Shows Objections to Protests 'Was Always About Perpetuating White Supremacy'
"In the past, folks have claimed to be turned off by the Kaepernick-led protests because they disrespected the flag or the troops or the anthem or the country, or all of the above. That excuse is not applicable for the fans' ugly display Thursday night."
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A malnourished child lies in a charity clinic in Hodeida, Yemen on November 3, 2019. (Photo: Essa Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images) New UN Report Recommends ICC Investigate Possible War Crimes by All Sides—Including US-Backed Coalition—in Yemen
"Yemen has been ravaged in ways that should shock the conscience of humanity," said one of the report's authors.
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Teacher Deaths and College-Town Outbreaks Deepen Concern Over Covid-19 Risks Stirred by School Reopenings
Rising infections among students and educators as reopenings begin appear to confirm warnings from teachers and parents that schools lack adequate resources to safely restart in-person classes.
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Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2019 to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census. Federal Court Blocks 'Nakedly Partisan' Trump Effort to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census
"President Trump has tried and failed yet again to weaponize the census against immigrant communities."
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A damaged car sits in a mobile home park destroyed by fire on September 10, 2020 in Phoenix, Oregon. Hundreds of homes in the town have been lost due to wildfire. (Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images) As Fires Engulf West, Democrats Not Running on Trump Climate Failures Accused of 'Political Malpractice'
"People are dying and losing their homes and jobs. But politicians in D.C. are sitting on their hands, and the president of the United States is telling people that the solution is to clean up their yards."
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Sanders Slams Republican Senate for Happily Approving $740 Billion for Pentagon While Doing 'Nothing' to Address Covid Crisis
"Instead of more austerity for the working class of this country, we need to impose austerity on the billionaire class and on Wall Street."
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"It's a Superspreader Event": Few Masks in Sight at Packed Trump Campaign Rally in Michigan
"The lives of everyone in these photos—and of everyone they come into contact with in the next few weeks—are now at risk. But Donald Trump doesn't care, so long as his ego is fed."
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hundreds of Kentucky residents wait in long lines for assistance with unemployment benefits at the state capitol in Frankfort on June 19, 2020 (Photo: John Sommers/AFP/Getty Images). States Already Out of Unemployment Cash Helps Prove Much-Predicted Failure of Trump's Executive Action on Covid-19 Relief
"America's economy is getting hammered, but when those who need help most look to Washington they see Senate Republicans posturing with bad legislation and the White House refusing to negotiate."
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