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Thursday, September 3, 2020
A federal officer tells the crowd to move while dispersing a protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) 'Dangerous, Destructive, and Divisive': Trump Ploy to Defund So-Called 'Anarchist Jurisdictions' Denounced as 'Illegal' Reelection Stunt
"This is actually happening. On our watch," said civil rights leader Vanita Gupta. "I can't imagine what four more years of Trump-Barr would mean for our democracy."
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Further Vindicating Righteousness of Snowden's Whistleblowing, NSA Bulk Spying Ruled Illegal
"I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them. And yet that day has arrived," said Edward Snowden in response to the ruling.
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William Barr Barr Repeatedly Claims He Doesn't Know Whether It's Illegal to Vote Twice Following Trump Comments
"As the attorney general, you are expected not to be an idiot when it comes to basic legal principles," said Rep. Ted Lieu.
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'The President Just Committed a Felony': Trump Tells NC Residents to Vote Twice, Openly Encouraging Voter Fraud
"Voter fraud is nearly nonexistent. And the only one encouraging it is Donald Trump, in a desperate attempt to create chaos and sow doubt."
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), is seen as U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) "Now," Says AOC, "Where's His Unaltered Calendar?" House Dems Subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
"If the USPS is surprised we are issuing a subpoena," said the New York Democrat, "it's because they weren't listening."
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'Absolutely History' in the Making: Advocates Applaud House Democrats for Scheduled Vote on Federal Marijuana Legalization
"This bill meets the political moment, and it also happens to be an incredibly bipartisan opportunity."
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Vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary are pictured at King County Elections in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020. 'A Fiasco Is Clearly Foreseeable': USPS Watchdog Probe Found 1 Million Primary Ballots Likely Delivered Too Late to Count
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings "more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression."
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'Disgusting,' Says Bernie Sanders of Amazon Job Post Seeking Anti-Union Psy-Ops Expert
Observers at VICE said the ads show the retail tech giant sees "labor organizing as one of the biggest threats to its existence."
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the court's prosecution jurisdiction division director. (Photo: ICC) 'Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law': Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan
Human rights advocates blasted the move as "another brazen attack against international justice" that "is designed to do what this administration does best—bully and intimidate."
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A car drives through a flooded intersecton as Tropical Storm Fay passes through the New York City area on July10, 2020 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images) City of Hoboken Files Climate Suit Against Exxon—'The Most Ruthless, Deceitful, and Unapologetic Climate Polluters on the Planet'
"With climate costs surging everywhere and local budgets depleted, more and more communities are turning to the courts as their only recourse to make polluters pay."
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An armed U.S. military drone sits on a base runway. (Photo: Getty Images) Latest US Military Report on Somalia Airstrikes Makes No Mention of Civilians Killed
AFRICOM acknowledges 46 bombings of claimed militant targets this year, while critics warn that harm to innocent civilians continues to fuel the very terrorism such strikes are purportedly meant to destroy.
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As Trump Twists Warning of Delayed Election Results to Suit His Narrative, Advocacy Groups Vow to Make Sure Every Vote Counts
"Donald Trump is not running a re-election campaign. He's running a power grab."
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MSNBC host Joy Reid has raised eyebrows and ire with comments comparing violent Trump supporters to "radicalized" Muslims. (Photo: MSNBC screen grab) Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Join Calls for Joy Reid Apology After 'Hurtful and Dangerous' Comment Comparing Trump to 'Violent' Muslim Leaders
The MSNBC host, who asked guests whether the president is "radicalizing" his followers like "leaders in the Muslim world," says her remarks have been taken out of context.
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Congress Urged to Enact 'Emergency Charity Stimulus' to Unlock Profits of the Rich to Serve Common Good
"The world of philanthropy must step up and do more, faster. Congress must insist on it."
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Protesters march with a banner during a demonstration in Manchester, United Kingdom on September 1, 2020. The Northern Rebellion, which is part of the Extinction Rebellion movement, took to the streets for a multi-day action under the slogan "We Want To Live." (Photo: Andy Barton/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) #WeWantToLive: Extinction Rebellion Launches Fresh Wave of UK Protests Demanding Climate Action
"The failure to act on this issue will have a catastrophic impact on the future of us and the generations to come."
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A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing graffiti asking for rent forgiveness in Los Angeles on May 1, 2020. (Photo: Valerie Macon / AFP via Getty Images file) 'A Band-Aid, Not a Solution': Critics Warn Trump Eviction Moratorium Only Delays—Doesn't Prevent—Housing Crisis
"While an eviction moratorium is essential, it is a half-measure that extends a financial cliff for renters to fall off when the moratorium expires and back rent is owed."
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'Cruel, Crass, and Illegal': Democrats Slam Inclusion of Trump-Signed Letters in Federal Food Boxes
"Trump and his minions have been trying to yank food from hungry children and families and he is now putting notes in pandemic food boxes to claim credit."
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Alex Morse 'Coordinated Homophobic Attack' on Alex Morse Denounced as Progressive Challenger Falls Short of Ousting Corporate Rep. Richard Neal
"We're not done yet," said Morse, who slammed Neal for raking in money from corporations that are "exploiting the working class people of this community and of this country."
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'The Age of Incrementalism Is Over,' Declares Green New Deal Champion Ed Markey After Defeating Joe Kennedy III
"Before tonight, a Kennedy had never lost an election in Massachusetts. But even a 100-year dynasty cannot overcome the Green New Deal," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement.
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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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Monday, August 31, 2020
Advocates are planning "Relief Is Due" demonstrations for September 1, 2020. (Image: Center for Popular Democracy) 'Relief is Due!': Uprisings Against Evictions Planned for September 1 in Cities Across US
"Workers, families, small businesses, and communities desperately need the Senate to act in our interests—now. We'll be in the streets and at their doors on September 1st to tell them that #ReliefIsDue."
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Despite Poll Showing Aggressive Climate Action a Winning Issue, Biden Boasts 'I Am Not Banning Fracking'
In response to Trump's claims Biden would ban fracking, the Democratic presidential nominee assured a crowd in Pennsylvania that he will not do away with the practice.
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A professional firefighter (L) and prisoner firefighter prepare to battle a blaze near the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. on October 30, 2019. (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images) California Bill to Help Prisoner Firefighters Find Work After Release Awaits Governor's Signature
As the Golden State burns amid a firefighter shortage, AB 2147 would expedite criminal record expungements so ex-inmates can apply for EMT licenses.
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Research Reveals Ancient Peat Bogs Burning and Unprecedented Emissions From 2020 Arctic Fires
Arctic fires have emitted 35% more carbon dioxide this fire season than in all of 2019.
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'White House Cover-Up': Covid-19 Task Force Reports Withheld From Public Reveal Trump Knew of Threats as He Spread Lies
"Rather than being straight with the American people and creating a national plan to fix the problem, the president and his enablers kept these alarming reports private while publicly downplaying the threat to millions of Americans."
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In this screenshot from U.S. Senate's livestream, U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in for a virtual Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on August 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee via Getty Images) 'A Necessary Step': House Democrats to Subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for Withholding Documents
"He has repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to share documents and information with Congress, and we don't have time to wait for him to find a moral compass."
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Volunteers remove plastic bottles and other trash polluting Ruaka River on August 25, 2020. Increasing production of single-use plastics for beverage and other uses has become a nightmare in solid waste management in Kenya. (Photo: James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) "Is There No End to Big Oil's Evil?" Campaigners Condemn Industry Plan to Pour US Plastics Into Africa
Anti-pollution advocates responded with alarm to the American Chemistry Council's reported efforts to influence a pending U.S.-Kenya trade deal.
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Evacuees sit in the back of a Louisiana National Guard truck waiting to leave after Hurricane Laura passed through the area on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) In Wake of Laura's Devastation and Amid Pandemic and Heat Wave, Calls Emerge to 'End Climate Silence'
Hurricane has left residents without power during a deadly heat wave while lack of running water and offline air quality monitors intensify Covid-19 threat, yet climate change is not mentioned once by ABC, CBS, and NBC.
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A nurse practitioner prepares to take samples from a volunteer in a Florida Covid-19 vaccine study. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images) Public Health Experts Sound Alarm Over FDA Willingness to Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccine Before Finishing Phase 3 Trials
"Circumventing clinical trials would place huge numbers of people at risk," warned one leading virologist.
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DeVos Slammed for Arguing Pandemic Ultimately a 'Good Thing' for US Public Education
"Calling Covid-19 a 'good thing' for our schools just goes to show you how divorced this administration is from reality."
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Health Experts Horrified as New Trump Covid-19 Adviser Pushes 'Herd Immunity' Strategy That Could Kill 2 Million Americans
"It's not edgy, contrarian," one public health expert said of the "herd immunity" approach. "It's dangerous and terrifying."
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'Photo-Op for White Nationalist President Isn't Helpful,' Says Wisconsin Dem as Trump Plans Kenosha Visit Despite Calls to Stay Away
In a letter to Trump on Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers warned the president's visit "will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together."
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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Michael Moore Provides 'Reality Check,' Warning Swing State Polls Signal Trump Could Pull Off Electoral Victory in November
The filmmaker correctly predicted Trump's win in 2016.
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Democrats Condemn 'Shocking Abdication' of Responsibility as Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings
"This intelligence belongs to the American people, not the agencies which are its custodian."
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Amid Violence in Portland, Biden and Progressive Critics Blame 'Trump's America' for Chaos
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has consistently called for peaceful protests and condemned violence, but still faces accusations that he's allowed Trump to claim the "law and order" mantle.
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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Exposing Trump's Payroll Tax Deferral as 'Wage Theft,' Treasury Signals Millions of Workers Will Earn Less in 2021 Under Plan
"Like Donald Trump's other economic executive orders, this will not provide actual relief to workers."
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Public Health Experts Fear Trump FDA's Remdesivir Approval 'Without Evidence' of Widespread Benefits Signal Likely Premature Vaccine
" What I worry about the most is an October surprise—of FDA being forced to do something it doesn't want to or science doesn't support," wrote epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding.
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WATCH: Highlighting Trump's 'Promises Broken,' Sanders Gives Address on Biden's Plan for the Economy and Working Families
"Joe Biden has laid out an economic plan that will help working families move forward—not with broken promises—but concrete plans to help people in every community do better for themselves and their children."
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Friday, August 28, 2020
In Latest Sign of Covid-19 Politicization, FDA Officials Fired After Director Apologizes for Overstating Plasma Benefits
"The takeover of the FDA by politics and Trump political hacks is something that threatens your life and the lives of everyone you care about."
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A full-page ad in the New York Times was signed by more than 600 groups representing over half of Jewish people in the U.S. (Image: Bend the Arc: Jewish Action) 600+ Groups Representing Over Half of Jewish People in US Sign Full-Page Ad in NYT to 'Say Unequivocally: Black Lives Matter'
"By supporting this movement, we can build a country that fulfills the promise of freedom, unity, and safety for all of us, no exceptions."
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Securing 'Real Change' for Voting Rights, NBA Players Strike Wins Use of Stadiums for Polling Stations, Other Reforms
"Don't give into something that hasn't happened. Keep pushing, keep working."
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Convicted of an all-white jury for a rape and burglary he did not commit, Ronnie Long, 64, was released from a North Carolina prison on Thursday. (Photo: Democracy Now/Creative Commons) 'Never Give Up': Ronnie Long, Wrongfully Convicted by All-White Jury, Freed After 44 Years in Prison
Sentenced to life behind bars for a rape he did not commit, Long's attorneys learned in 2015 that investigators withheld exculpatory evidence proving his innocence.
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Activists gather outside of the Alliance Center in Denver across the street from a public hearing by the Council on Environmental Quality's proposed update to NEPA Regulations on February 11, 2020. (Photo: Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post) 23 AGs Sue Trump Council Over 'Reckless and Unprecedented' Gutting of Bedrock US Environmental Law
"This administration's insidious attack on one of our most important environmental laws is an attack on the democratic process itself."
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Citing His 'Alarming Disregard' for the Law, House Committee Launches Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo
"You don't get to repeatedly defy congressional subpoenas and undermine the Constitution with no consequences," said Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks': On 57th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Rally, Tens of Thousands March on Washington
"We've been here before, but this time we know that it is necessary to redefine public safety in order to save black lives."
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Police officers stand guard inside of a fenced area that surrounds several government buildings on August 27, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers approved a request for an additional 500 National Guard troops to be deployed into Wisconsin on August 26. Many arrests have been made with the additional presence of law enforcement. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Video Shows Officers in Unmarked Vehicles Surround, Arrest Activists in Kenosha for the Crime of... Trying to Serve Free Food
When traveling from out of state with an AR-15 is not treated as a crime, but "filling up gas cans for your food truck" leads to immediate arrest.
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A sign warning people about Covid-19 is surrounded by flames during the Hennessey fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa, California on August 18, 2020. Trump Rebuked for 'Breathtakingly Vicious' Plan for Fossil Fuel Lease Sales in California Amid Historic Wildfires
"More oil wells mean more greenhouse gases, more air pollution, and more destroyed habitat."
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Jeff Bezos is now the world's first person worth $200 billion. (Photo: Andrej Sokolow/Getty Images) 'American Capitalism Is Off the Rails': Bezos Now Worth $200 Billion as Millions Struggle to Afford Essentials
Protesters rally outside Bezos' D.C. to demand $30/hr minimum wage for Amazon workers after world's richest man sets new wealth record.
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'Everybody Is Going to Catch This Thing Eventually': Senior Trump Official Brushes Off Criticism of Maskless Crowd at RNC
"This is Covid denial on another level entirely."
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) As Amazon and California Burn, New Analysis Warns Human Activity Driving Global Wildfire Surge
Given estimates that humans are responsible for around 75% of fires, "this means solutions are in our grasp too."
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'I Blame Mitch McConnell the Most. At Least Pelosi Was Trying': Anger at GOP Over Economic Pain Grows
"The White House continues to disregard the needs of the American people as the coronavirus crisis devastates lives and livelihoods."
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Covid ICU Doctor and Medicare for All Champion Robbie Goldstein Seeks to Upset Entrenched Democratic Incumbent in Key Primary
In a primary fight largely ignored by national media, an infectious disease specialist is challenging Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) in what could be the next progressive upset.
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'Trump Failed, 180,000+ Died': Protests Surround White House as President Delivers Lie-Filled RNC Nomination Speech
"This is the most important election in history. And you are the most dangerous president in the history of our country. That's why you're going to lose," said Sen. Bernie Sanders during Trump's remarks.
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
'Wild and Timely' Report Details Infiltration of Far-Right Militias and White Supremacist Groups in US Police Departments
The study comes amid unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the latest high-profile police shooting of a Black man and the shooting deaths of two protesters by an alleged far-right militia member.
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Kenosha Sheriff David Beth (r) speaks at a news conference on August 26, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In addition to Beth, the ACLU is also calling for immediate resignation of Kenosha, Wisconsin chief of police Daniel Miskinis (l). (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) ACLU Demands Immediate Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief, Sheriff, and Mayor
The actions of the city's top law enforcement officials, said the group, "uphold and defend white supremacy, while demonizing people who were murdered for exercising their first amendment rights and speaking out against police violence."
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Smoke rises from a burning chemical plant after the passing of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 27, 2020. Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US state of Louisiana Thursday and the monster category 4 storm prompted warnings of "unsurvivable" ocean surges and evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said "extremely dangerous" Laura would bring winds of 150 miles per hour and "destructive waves will cause catastrophic da Poverty and Petrochemicals Converge as Hurricane Laura's Devastation Exposes Entire Gulf Coast as 'Sacrificial Zone'
"The devastation wrought by Hurricane Laura is staggering. Climate denial is not a victimless crime, and it’s time for the fossil fuel industry to be held accountable."
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US Vice President and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during a meeting at the latter's office in Jerusalem, Israel on March 9, 2016 (Photo: Debbie Hill/AFG/Getty Images) Citing 'Unbreakable Commitment,' Harris Vows Biden Would Never Place Conditions on US Military Aid to Israel
"Unconditional military aid to Israel," one critic wryly noted, "puts Biden/Harris far to the right of notorious peacenik George H.W. Bush."
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House Democrats Call for Special Counsel Probe Into Blatant Violations of Hatch Act by Top Trump Officials at RNC
"Through their actions, these officials mixed official government business with political activities as part of one of the largest political campaign events of the year."
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WATCH LIVE: The 'Lies of Donald Trump Are Too Much' Press Conference Counters RNC's Flood of Falsehoods
"We can't be silent. Join us."
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As Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana, Massive Chemical Leak Spews Toxic Smoke Near Lake Charles
"We knew this would happen. Lake Charles and Cameron Parish are petrochemical industry epicenters. The plants, export terminals, refineries, oil tank farms are ticking time bombs every hurricane season."
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New reporting by the New York Times that border officials suggested using a "microwave weapon" to deter migrants prompted fierce outrage Wednesday. 'Unconscionable, But Unsurprising': Trump Border Officials Proposed 'Heat Ray' Weapon to Deter Migrants
"Maximum cruelty and maximum harm: That is how this administration operates. It is their policy and their platform," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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'Strike Is Our Tactic. Solidarity Is Our Power': NBA, WNBA Players Ignite Work Stoppage to Protest Police Violence
"Despite the overwhelming plea for change, there has been no action, so our focus today cannot be on basketball," said the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, one day following his alleged killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisc. (Photo: Andalou/Getty) Outrage Grows Over Police Treatment of Alleged Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse Compared to Shooting Victim Jacob Blake
In the streets and on social media, anger and questions about systemic racism and white privilege abound in the wake of Kenosha shootings.
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British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will supply the European Union with up to 400 doses of a still-in-development Covid-19 vaccine, officials announced in August. (Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images) As AstraZeneca Signs Deal With EU, Critics Warn Big Pharma Push for Covid Vaccine Liability Protections a 'Dangerous Precedent'
"Governments need to resist pharma pressure and be transparent."
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Protesters stand near an intersection not far from the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex to protest where death row inmate Wesley Ira Purkey was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Adding to 2020 Death Toll in US, Trump Has Overseen More Federal Executions This Year Than in Previous 56 Years Combined
"This raw abuse of federal power to end human life comes at a time when most of the nation is moving away from capital punishment," said Cassandra Stubbs, director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
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President Donald Trump speaks with Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Robert Redfield during a Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'We Need Answers Now,' Says Warren After Explosive Reports Indicate Top Trump Officials Ordered Changes to CDC Covid-19 Guidelines
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was in surgery and under general anesthesia when the changes were discussed, warned the new guidance "will give people the incorrect assumption that asymptomatic spread is not of great concern."
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Top Democrat Demands Postmaster General DeJoy Turn Over All 'Secret Communications With the Trump Campaign'
"The Postal Service should be independent and removed from politics. Engaging in undisclosed contacts with Trump campaign officials directly undermines these goals."
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Pence Slammed for Offering 'Prayers' While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast
"Denial is not a plan. Thoughts and prayers are not a solution. We must take action now to stave off even more devastation."
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Amid Pandemic, Trump Petitions Supreme Court to Make Potential Covid-19 Exposure 'the Price of Abortion Care'
"We've already blocked this policy in two federal courts—and we plan to do so again," said the ACLU.
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People prepare to board a bus for evacuation before the arrival of hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 25, 2020. Storm Laura was upgraded to a destructive hurricane on August 25 and is forecast to make landfall along the Texas or Louisiana coasts on Wednesday night, after earlier causing 20 deaths in Haiti."Laura has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts," the US National Hurricane Center reported. (Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/AFP via G Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With 'Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis'
"The Green New Deal is not radical," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "Having a president in office who calls climate change a hoax—that's radical."
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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has again ruled in favor of former Gloucester County High School student Gavin Grimm, a transgender man who was forced to use restrooms that corresponded with his "biological gender." (Photo: Getty Images) 'Incredible Affirmation': Federal Court Again Sides with Transgender Student Gavin Grimm in Bathroom Case
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found that policies segregating trans students from their peers are unconstitutional.
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Federal officers shine flashlights from inside a closing garage door at the rear entrance to the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 31, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) 'Kenosha Doesn't Need to See a Repeat of Portland,' Warns ACLU After Trump Orders Federal Agents to Wisconsin
"Sending federal law enforcement to Kenosha will only make matters worse. We don't need more police, we need to end police violence."
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'Time to Put People Above Profits': 65+ Advocacy Groups Call on Home Depot and Lowe's to Take Cancer-Causing Roundup Off Shelves
"Lowe's and Home Depot can continue to contribute to the poisoning of people and environment, or they can help their customers take on the existential crises of pesticide-induced diseases."
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Satellite imagery from NOAA taken August 26, 2020, shows Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. Warning of 'Unsurvivable' Storm Surge as Category 4 Hurricane Laura Barrels Toward US
"Little time remains to protect life and property," said the National Hurricane Center.
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The Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapsed due to climate change in 2002 (Photo:USGS/NASA/Getty Images) 'Sudden Collapse': Study Suggests 60% of Antarctic Ice Shelves Face Fracture Risk
Massive southern shelves split by climate-induced hydofracturing can collapse in hours—or even minutes—fueling dangerous sea level rise and coastal flooding.
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'Threadbare' US System Denounced as Study Shows 12 Million Lost Employer-Tied Healthcare During Pandemic
"Delinking health insurance with jobs should be a top policy priority."
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As Trump Pushes New Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Analysis Shows US Billionaires $800 Billion Richer Since Pandemic Hit
"For billionaires, this is a heads we win, tails you lose economy, boosted by Trump policies to funnel wealth to the top."
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Despite DNC Focus on Winning 'Biden Republicans,' New Poll Suggests Beating Trump 'All About Democratic Turnout'
" So much for going all out to get Republicans and shunning progressives."
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Alex Morse, who is running for Rep. Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) congressional seat, has been endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) (Photo: Alex Morse/Facebook) 'Honor of My Life': Alex Morse Scores Big Boost with Ocasio-Cortez Endorsement
AOC's Courage to Change PAC targets influential corporate-backed incumbent Richard Neal in a bid for yet another progressive upset.
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'This Change in Policy Will Kill': Scientists, Medical Experts Warn of Dangerous Loosening in CDC's Covid Guidelines
"This is a stunning betrayal of public health that will spread the pandemic and lead to more unnecessary deaths."
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Chair of Postal Service Board Under Fire Over Little-Noticed RNC Appearance Backing 'Four More Years!' for Trump
"It certainly doesn't give the American public confidence that he and the Trump donor that he helped install as postmaster general are going to take concerns about voting by mail and about potential partisanship seriously."
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A man on the ground was shot during the third day of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Amnesty Calls for Repeal of 'Open Carry' Laws After Teen Gunman Charged With Murder for Shooting at Kenosha Protest
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes warns that the danger posed by white militias has been ignored for far too long.
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