All News Articles for 2020-12-01

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
A nurse adjusts intravenous drug dosages being given to a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on April 21, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Expert Panel Advises CDC That US Healthcare Workers and Nursing Home Residents Should Get Covid-19 Vaccine First
The country has documented nearly 13.7 million confirmed cases and over 270,000 deaths from the disease, more than any other nation.
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Mays Abu Ghosh, who spent 15 months in Israeli prison, was released on November 30, 2020. (Photo: Ultra Palestine/YouTube screen grab) Israel Releases Mays Abu Ghosh, Palestinian Student Jailed for Membership in Leftist Campus Group
Abu Ghosh—imprisoned for 15 months after joining a banned college organization that opposes Israel's illegal occupation—described torture by her jailers.
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After Months of Obstructing Covid Relief, GOP Has Left 'Children Begging Santa for Their Basic Needs'
"We can either have billionaires, or we can make sure all children are fed, with warm beds to sleep in. Pick one. We cannot have both."
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Attorney General Bill Barr leaves the U.S. Capitol after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his office on November 9, 2020. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) 'I Guess He's the Next One to Be Fired': Even William Barr Says No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
The Trump-appointee's comments came as the president's reelection campaign filed yet another lawsuit challenging the election outcome.
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A Niwot High School student urges local officials to ban fracking at a site near the campus in Niwot, Colorado. (Photo: YouTube screen grab) 'Protect Us': Colorado High School Students Post Video Pleading With Local Authorities to Ban Fracking
"We shouldn't be afraid for our health when we step outside our own houses," says one of the students in the video.
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Without Climate Action, Number of Low-Income Homes Affected by Flooding Projected to Triple By 2050, Study Shows
"We don't train our attention on these neighborhoods but many of them are already suffering significantly from these problems."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill on October 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Warren Presses Biden to Enact 'Effective Economic Stimulus' With Single Pen Stroke: Cancel Student Debt
"All on his own," Warren said during a hearing with Fed chairman Jerome Powell, the incoming president "will have the ability to administratively cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt."
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Tlaib Says Lack of Popular Stimulus Checks in Bipartisan Relief Plan Shows 'Disconnect' Between Senate and People
"There may not be bipartisan support for an additional check" among Republican and Democratic lawmakers, said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, "but there is support outside of Congress."
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  A musk-ox relaxing alongside the Canning River in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As Lame-Duck Trump Pushes for Arctic Pillage, Bank of America Latest Bank to Rule Out Drilling in Alaska Wildlife Refuge
"Now that every major American bank has stated unequivocally that they will not finance this destructive activity, it should be clearer than ever that any oil company considering participating in Trump's ill-advised lease sale should stay away."
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Illegal Amazon logging on Pirititi tribal land in Roraima state, Brazil on May 8, 2018. (Photo: Felipe Werneck/fickr/cc) 'Shameful and Outrageous': New Satellite Data Reveals Brazilian Amazon Deforestation at 12-Year High
"Instead of acting to prevent the increase in deforestation, the Bolsonaro government has been denying the reality of the situation, dismantling environmental agencies, and attacking NGOs."
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A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Tests Reveal Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Aerial Pesticide Showered Over Millions of Acres in US
"These findings shock the conscience."
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Friends of the Earth vs. Shell: 'Historic Moment' as Climate Movement Takes on Big Oil at The Hague
"This is actually 'the People versus Shell,' a company that has got away with greenwashing for too long."
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fighter jets Warning of International Law Violations, Rights Groups Demand Halt to Trump Weapons Sale to UAE
"In Yemen, airstrikes by the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition are responsible for the majority of civilian casualties," 29 groups write in a new letter.
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Dr. Scott Atlas points to his watch as he walks at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2020. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) 268,000 People Died and Scott Atlas Shrugged: Trump's "Most Dangerous" Covid Adviser Quits
Atlas brought no expertise in infectious diseases but plenty of misinformation to the position.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill on October 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. With Rent Due and Evictions Looming, Warren Rips McConnell for 'Disgraceful' Obstruction
"McConnell and the Senate GOP still haven't reinstated the $600 unemployment checks, extended unemployment programs, passed rental assistance, or anything else in months to help struggling families during this crisis."
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Farm laborers from Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa line up to get lunch on April 27, 2020 in Greenfield, California. 'Utterly Arbitrary and Unlawful': Farmworker Groups Sue to Block Trump Wage Freeze
An attorney for Farmworker Justice warned that, if allowed to take effect, the wage freeze would cause "grave harm to some of the most vulnerable workers in the nation."
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People take part in a protest against the Republican tax bill in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2017. House Democrats Demand Increase in IRS Funding to Go After 'Wealthy Tax Cheats'—Like Donald Trump
"Millionaire tax dodgers like Donald Trump get away with paying little to no federal income tax in part because IRS funding has dropped over 20% since 2010."
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President Donald Trump makes a phone call as he golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 26, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. 'All About the Grift': Trump Reportedly Raises Over $150 Million for Non-Existent 'Election Defense Fund'
"Small donors who give to Trump thinking they are financing an 'official election defense fund' are in fact helping pay down the Trump campaign's debt or funding his post-presidential political operation."
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