All News Articles for 2020-10-29

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks with voters in Hollis, Maine on October 29, 2020. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) A Day After Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Violent Hate Crimes, Collins Says Maine Doesn't Have Issue With Systemic Racism
"We are very fortunate in the state of Maine because we have terrific members of law enforcement," the Republican incumbent asserted.
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Roy Casey carries his dog Buddy from his flooded neighborhood on March 30, 2010 as the Pawtuxet River crests in Cranston, Rhode Island. A major rain storm hammered the Northeast, causing flooding and evacuations. National Guard troops were activated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Federal Court Ruling in Rhode Island Suit Targeting Polluters Called 'More Evidence of the Momentum Behind Climate Accountability Cases'
The appeals court decision dealt a blow to the fossil fuel giants named as defendants in the Ocean State's historic climate liability lawsuit.
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New York State banking regulators have told banks they must factor climate-related risks in their business plans. (Photo: Ramy Majouji/WikiMedia Commons) In 'Road Map for a More Sustainable Future,' NY Regulator Tells Banks to Consider Climate Risks in Planning
"Climate change is happening now, and we have to take steps to manage the financial risks now," said the state superintendent of banking regulation.
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'Disregard for Human Life Could Not Be More Blatant': Despite Covid-19 Risks, Trump Increases Deportations to Haiti
"I believe that they are trying to deport as many people as possible prior to the elections," said one advocate for Haitian refugees.
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"The largest canine native to North America, gray wolves were once common throughout more than two-thirds of the lower 48 states," before being "nearly wiped out in the mid-20th century due to habitat loss and deliberate eradication efforts," Environment America explained in a statement released on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Photo: Dennis Fast/VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) 'We Will See Them in Court': Howls of Protest and Lawsuit Promised as Trump Takes Wolves Off Endangered Species List
"Let's learn from history: Removing legal protections is a disaster for gray wolves."
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Then-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on digitial infrastructure policy at an election campaign event in Lancaster, northwest England on November 15, 2019. 'An Inspiration to Progressive Forces': Allies Stand in Solidarity With Jeremy Corbyn Following Labour Party Suspension
Corbyn was suspended following his reaction to a watchdog report on how the party handled allegations of anti-Semitism within its ranks.
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Certified registered nurses Kimberly Scheider, left, and Debbie Jessell, right, walk up to a patient's car before starting a Covid-19 test at Penn State Health St. Joseph on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images) Health Workers Sue Trump Labor Secretary, OSHA Over 'Unconscionable Delay' of Protections Against Infectious Disease
The Trump administration has refused to resume work on new federal regulations—tabled in 2017—despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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'Seismic Shift' in World's Approach to Land Use, Wildlife, and Climate Action Needed to Avoid New 'Era of Pandemics,' Study Says
"The same human activities that drive climate change and biodiversity loss also drive pandemic risk through their impacts on our environment."
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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.) argues that Google and Facebook's "unfair and abusive practices of taking publishers' online content without proper compensation, diverting user traffic away from local news websites, and using formats like Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to obtain data about local news consumers" are decimating the local journalism industry. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Senator's Report Finds Google and Facebook Have 'Hijacked' Local News and Undermined Journalism
"These trillion-dollar companies scrape local news content and data for their own sites and leverage their market dominance to force local news to accept little to no compensation for their intellectual property."
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A child, age 2, from Honduras cries as U.S. Border Patrol agents detain her family near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas on June 12, 2018. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Reckless Incompetence and Intentional Cruelty': House Issues Scathing Report on Trump Migrant Family Separation Policy
The "inhumane" policy was "driven by an administration... determined to go to unthinkable extremes to deliver on political promises," the report found.
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As GDP Data Shows Economy Still in a Deep Hole, Trump Denounced for 'Trying to Mislead the Public by Claiming an Economic Miracle'
"Americans can believe what he says or they can believe their own eyes. Millions are unemployed—they know the economy is not booming."
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Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration's Covid-19 testing czar, discussed the pandemic on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday. (Photo: NBC/screenshot) Trump's Covid-19 Testing Czar Warns of 'Draconian Measures' to Come If Americans Don't Mask Up
As cases surge just before Election Day, studies show universal mask-wearing prevents outbreaks and could save tens of thousands of lives.
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'It's Not Just That You're a Crook': Watch Jon Ossoff Eviscerate Sen. Perdue Over Insider Trading, Covid Lies, and Healthcare Attacks
"You're attacking the health of the people that you represent," the Democratic challenger said to Georgia's incumbent GOP senator.
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Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) As Covid-19 Soars Ahead of Election, Tapes Reveal Kushner Bragging About How Trump Wrestled Response 'Back From the Doctors'
"We know their handling of the pandemic was dictated by politics, and that's a big part of the reason it was such an unmitigated disaster."
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Documents Reveal WH Officials Tried to Use $250 Million in Taxpayer Money on Covid Ad Campaign to Boost Trump Reelection
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee accused HHS officials of engaging in a "cover-up to conceal the Trump administration's misuse of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for partisan political purposes."
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'Dangerously Authoritarian': Trump Says 'Hopefully' Courts Will Stop States From Counting Ballots After November 3
"He's saying it out loud: he wants courts to block legally cast ballots from being counted."
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A woman deposits her ballot in an official ballot drop box at the satellite polling station outside Philadelphia City Hall on October 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 'Drop It Off or Vote in Person,' Advocates Plea as Supreme Court Suggests It Could Toss Out Late Pennsylvania Ballots After Election
"Don't leave your vote in the hands of the Supreme Court."
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