All News Articles for 2020-11-13

Friday, November 13, 2020
The Abolish ICE movement has grown following grave human rights abuses against migrants committed by the Trump administration. (Photo: Joe Piette/Flickr cc) Advocacy Groups Slam 'Shameful' Deportation of ICE Medical Abuse Survivors
"Congress must investigate and immediately put an end to this injustice," said one attorney.
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Vice Chair Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) wears a face mask during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick on September 16, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) 47 Groups Back Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Committee Chair Post to 'Build a More Restrained and Progressive Foreign Policy'
"Rep. Castro embodies a progressive vision for the U.S. in the world, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) With Covid-19 Infections at All-Time High, Azar Thanks Trump for His "Leadership That's Gotten Us Where We Are Today"
There were over 177,000 new cases reported in the U.S. on Friday.
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A portrait of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. (Photo: Steve Petteway/U.S. Supreme Court/WikiMedia Commons) Jurists Shocked by Justice Alito's 'Wildly Inappropriate' Attack on LGBTQ Equality, Reproductive Rights, and More
"How can litigants with claims on these issues now believe they can get a fair hearing from Alito?" wondered one legal reporter.
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Demonstrators hold signs saying "Merino is not my president" during a protest against newly appointed interim president Manuel Merino on November 12, 2020 in Lima, Peru. Merino, who was head of National Congress, replaced President Martín Vizcarra after he was ousted by lawmakers over allegations of corruption. (Photo: Renzo Salazar/Getty Images) Massive Protests in Peru Against 'Legislative Coup' That Ousted President Martín Vizcarra
"All of Peru is fired up, we're all very angry," said one protester.
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1,000 Legal Experts Sign Letter Condemning 'Shameful Attack' on Democracy as Trump Continues Baseless Election Lies
"The president seeks an unconstitutional 'restriction on the right to vote'... He is violating his duty to defend the Constitution."
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Environmental and Indigenous activists welcomed a move by the Michigan governor Friday to shut down the Line 5 pipelines. (Photo: Jeffness/CC) 'This Is a Really, Really Big Deal': Michigan Gov. Moves to Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline to Protect Great Lakes
"Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life."
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A US secret service agent stands guard as US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Prescott Regional Airport in Prescott, Arizona on October 19, 2020. - US President Donald Trump went after top government scientist Anthony Fauci in a call with campaign staffers on October 19, 2020, suggesting the hugely respected and popular doctor was an "idiot." (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) 'He Cares About No One. Not a Soul': Ire for Trump After 130 Secret Service Agents Reportedly Infected or Under Covid-19 Quarantine
"Unbelievable," Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez said in response. "GOP doesn't even care for the lives of the people protecting theirs."
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Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American journalist, believes he may be on the U.S. government's "kill list." (Photo: Bilal Abdul Kareem/Twitter) About to Have His Day in Court, This American Journalist Wants to Know If He's on the US 'Kill List'
Award-winning war reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem, who says he has been the target of numerous U.S.-led airstrikes, was also wounded by Syrian tank fire while covering the country's civil war.
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Reps. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis) have created a Labor Caucus in Congress. (Photos: Donald Norcross for Congress; Rep. Mark Pocan/Facebook) Longtime Union Members Pocan and Norcross Announce Labor Caucus to Advocate for Workers in Congress
"President-elect Joe Biden's new administration gives the Democratic Party the opportunity to reprioritize working families at the center of our legislative agenda."
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'Pathetic': Sanders, Khanna Slam Trump and GOP for Spreading Election Lies as Pandemic Surges
" Every day without a new Covid relief bill is an outrage beyond words."
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Farmer Richard Zick, an 82 year-old supporter of Biden, stands next to presidential signs on his front lawn on October 9, 2020 in Kingsley, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Biden Given Roadmap to Revitalize Rural America
The plan "lays a foundation for bringing economic vitality to rural communities in the face of racial injustice, economic decline, climate change, and a devastating pandemic."
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sign reads: Human needs before corporate greed Progressive Coalition Demands 'No Corporate Nominees' for Biden Cabinet
"Biden will need to appoint high-energy, creative officials who wake up every morning determined to do all they can to advance the public interest, not those who remain beholden to corporations and private profit."
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CNN was among the major news outlets Thursday night that projected Joe Biden, already considered the president-elect based on the number of electoral college votes he has secured, had also won  Arizona—the first time the state has gone to a Democrat since 1996. (Image: CNN) Biden Further Solidifies Victory With Arizona as Election Officials Counter Trump's Fraud Lies in Joint Declaration
"In an extraordinary rebuke, a federal agency releases statement from federal, state, and local officials saying Trump is totally full of it when he claims large-scale election fraud."
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