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Friday, September 15, 2017
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning had her visiting fellowship at Harvard University rescinded after CIA Director Michael Pompeo and former director Mike Morrell objected. (Photograph: @xychelsea/Instagram) Caving to CIA, Which Literally Assassinates People, Harvard Rescinds Manning Fellowship
"This is what a military/police/intel state looks like," says whistleblower after prestigious university succumbs to protest from Central Intelligence Agency
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
"Anthem sent Congress a ransom note" demanding more taxpayer subsidies following the GOP's failed attempt to strip healthcare from millions of Americans—an attempt Anthem endorsed. Sen. Warren Rips Anthem for Sending 'Bigger Tax Cuts or Else' Ransom Note
Warren said the insurance giant has no right to demand massive taxpayer giveaways after making nearly $900 million in profits in the second quarter of this year
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Siding with Trump Against Women, House GOP Rejects Funds for Equal Pay Initiative
"It appears that whenever this Congress has the opportunity to advance gender and racial equality, it chooses instead to say no."
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After Hurricane Irma As Nation Reels from Disasters, 300+ Groups Endorse Sweeping Climate Bill
"Disaster after climate-induced disaster is proving that we can't fail to address our rampant burning of fossil fuels—too much is at stake."
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According to the lawsuit, "Google has discriminated and continues to discriminate against its female employees by systematically paying them lower compensation than Google pays to male employees performing substantially similar under similar working conditions." Google Sued for 'Systematically' Segregating Women Into Lower-Paying Jobs
The suit comes as gender-based pay discrimination is making headlines nationally, with President Donald Trump waging an " all-out attack on equal pay ."
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Dems Not Backing Medicare for All Get Twice as Much Industry Cash as Co-Sponsors
New analysis shows that while Sanders himself gets zero from health insurance industry, co-sponsors of his bill receive half as much as those who remain on the sideline
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Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Xenophobia Shines as Trump Base Has Collective Meltdown Over Possible DACA Deal
"This a betrayal of the highest order," fumed one Breitbart editor
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oxfam Global Crises Accelerate as Tax Havens Hide Trillions for World's Greedy Few
While new research suggests 10 percent of world GDP held in offshore shelters, UN human rights expert says poorest paying enormous price
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The EPA placed a delay on a rule that would have limited wastewater pollution from coal-fired plants. 'Mind-bogglingly Dangerous': Trump EPA Rolls Back Water Pollution Limits for Coal Plants
"A bold-faced gift to the coal industry at the expense of the health of families everywhere"
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Immigrant rights activists holds sign As Dems and Trump Bicker, Dreamers Make Clear: 'No Deal Without Us!'
'We are not your bargaining chip,' say activists following late-night meeting between Democratic leaders and president
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'Inviting Bribes' as Legal Fees Soar, Trump Ethics Office Lifts Anonymous Gift Ban
"What could be swampier?" asks one critic as Russia probe intensifies focus on White House staff
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
#ClimateSilence: Corporate Media Called Out for Whiffing on 'Most Important Story in the World'
350.org leads campaign to put pressure on ABC, NBC, and other outlets to discuss climate change in hurricane coverage
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Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hold signs during an event on health care September 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 'Everyone Covered, No One Goes Broke': Sanders Introduces Medicare for All Bill
Rallying behind Sanders' bill, groups say "we will never stop fighting" for Medicare for All
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Endless War Continues as Senate Kills Effort to Repeal 2001 Authorization
"No one with an ounce of intellectual honesty believes these authorizations allow current wars we fight in seven countries," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said.
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"When an idea catches fire, when people see the justice of that idea, it moves very, very quickly," Sanders wrote. Watch Live: Sanders Introduces 2017 Medicare for All Act
"As we work to create a country where healthcare is a right to all, remember: the momentum is on our side."
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The Racial Wealth Gap Is Leading to An Almost-Nonexistent Middle Class
With people of color projected to make up the majority of Americans by 2043, a new study warns against policies that keep many black and Latino households out of the middle class
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaking Tuesday at the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Photo: Screengrab from cartercenter.org) Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US 'Oligarchy' and Trump's Diplomatic Failures
Former president bemoans money in politics and says tensions with Pyongyang won't subside until "we're willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings"
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voting sign In Districts Where Trump Dominated, These Dems Just Delivered Stunning Blow to GOP
A series of wins for Democrats in state-level legislative special elections signals a shift in conservative districts ahead of the midterms
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"Quoting Trump's tweets, or quoting the latest stupidest thing that any political candidate or anyone else says, is an effective way to exploit people's basest instincts," Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said. Social Media Helped Trump Win By 'Dumbing Down the World,' Twitter Founder Says
"There is a media ecosystem that is supported and thrives on attention, period. And that is what's making us dumber and not smarter, and Donald Trump is a symptom of that."
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Now There Are 16 Democrats Receiving Thanks and Applause for Co-Sponsoring Medicare for All
(And 31 who are not.)
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sign is posted outside a home following Hurricane Irma Pushing Tax Cuts for Wealthy Amid Disaster, Trump Rebuked for Exploiting Storm Victims
"After all," says one critic sarcastically, "nothing helps low- and middle-income people who have lost everything like a series of tax cuts mainly benefiting the rich."
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bucking For-Profit System, Sanders Aims to 'Revolutionize' US Healthcare With Medicare for All
"Now is the time for Congress to stand with the American people and take on the special interests that dominate healthcare in the United States."
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Windsor attended the Washington, D.C. Pride Parade this past June. Edith Windsor, LGBT Rights Activist and 'Engine of History,' Dies at 88
Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that struck down key tenets of DOMA, which had discriminated against same-sex couples
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Justice Department Will Not Charge Officers Over Killing of Freddie Gray
"We know that spines do not break without cause," said the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in response to the news
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Warnings of 'Race to the Bottom' as Amazon Holds Nationwide Tax Break Contest
"Whichever city 'wins' Amazon's headquarters will do so by ceding to the enormously powerful company money that should, by normal laws, be going into the public till."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 'Groundbreaking': Democratic Co-Sponsors Rush Aboard Bernie's Medicare for All Train
While holdouts like Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) prefer "marketplace" choices, a full quarter of caucus now backing single-payer bill
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Demonstrators walk during a protest against the labour reform on September 12, 2017 in Paris, France. 'Macron, You're Screwed': Tens of Thousands March in France Against Anti-Worker Reforms
"My grandparents and great-grandparents fought to have social security, to get rights which are now being stripped away."
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'Nazis Not Welcome': Steve Bannon Greeted by Angry Protests in Hong Kong
Amid demonstrations, former Trump advisor's speech is closed to the media
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A man walks among the destruction left by Hurricane Irma at the Phillipsburg Town Beach on September 11, 2017 in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. As Scale of Irma Damage Overwhelms, Calls Grow for Caribbean 'Marshall Plan'
International aid organizations, and one British billionaire, are calling on wealthy nations to contribute more to the rebuilding process
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A resident of Orange, Texas After Harvey, Texas Left With Toxic Soup of Sewage, Spilled Fuel, Pesticides, and More
As hurricane cleanup continues, Times report reveals alarming levels of E. coli and heavy metals in Houston's flooded neighborhoods
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After Twitter Porn Snafu, Moralizer Ted Cruz Is Not Going to Have a Good Day
Cruz, who "once argued that Americans have no 'due process' right to masturbate," is being mercilessly ridiculed for "liking" a porn video on Twitter
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Monday, September 11, 2017
A night-time image of Hurricane Irma over the Leeward Islands on Sept. 6 at 1:35am EDT. (Photo: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team/flickr/cc) Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma & Harvey
"It's never the right time to talk about climate change for people like Scott Pruitt."
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protester calls for end of war on terror 16 Years After 9/11, Muslims Still Central Targets in War With No End
On Monday, many Americans "mourn the often forgotten victims of the never-ending wars and draconian counter-terrorism policies of the post-9/11 world: the Muslim community."
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President Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, shake hands following their meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Ahead of Meeting, Trump Election Commission Ripped as 'Stain on Democracy'
The so-called Election Integrity Commission is little more than a "platform for the extremist views of those who support voter suppression," rights groups say
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 Demonstrators hold signs at Dulles International Airport in January to protest the adminstration's then newly-rolled out "Muslim ban."  (Photo: Geoff Livingston/flickr/cc) Siding With Trump, SCOTUS Gives Narrowed Muslim Ban Temporary Stay
"Emma Lazarus turns over in her grave."
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The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act over the summer energized the pro-Medicare for All movement. Here Are the 39 Senate Democrats (and Angus King) Still Not Backing Medicare For All
While seven Democrats have now signed on as co-sponsors of Bernie Sanders' bill, most have remained on the sidelines
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Amid Food Shortage and Slow Relief Efforts, Post-Irma 'Survival' Is Not 'Looting'
"When there's no food, no water...there's no such thing as 'looting.' It is called survival."
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A general view of the entrance to the Akoya by DAMAC Trump International Golf Club on December 12, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images) 'Art of the Emolument Deal': Report Suggests Trump Betrayed No Foreign Deals Promise
McClatchy reveals that Trump Organization partner DAMAC Properties awarded contract to subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation for contruction at Trump World Golf Club Dubai
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Vermont Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at the Our Revolution Massachusetts Rally at the Orpheum Theatre on March 31, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sanders to Grassroots Army: New 'Medicare for All' Bill Only Beginning of Battles to Come
"This is not going to be a quick or easy fight. We'll be taking on the insurance companies, the drug companies, Wall Street, and all those who make billions in profit from the current dysfunctional system."
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Pope Francis If Humanity Doesn't Turn Back from Climate Abyss, Says Pope, 'We Will Go Down'
"You can see the effects of climate change and scientists have clearly said what path we have to follow."
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives to view the solar eclipse at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. 'Legitimately Insane': To Scare Leakers, Sessions Wants White House Staff Polygraphed
"A crackdown on leaks is a crackdown on the free press and on democracy as a whole."
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hurrican Irma at 11:00 AM ET, Sunday, September 10, 2017. Category 4: Sustained winds of 130MPH, gusts to 160MPH Hurricane Irma to Spend Sunday Raking Florida's West Coast
Forecasters warned that the entire Florida peninsula — including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people — was in peril
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
 In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korean navy vessels taking part in a naval drill off the east coast on September 4, 2017 in East Sea, South Korea. The exercise takes place two days after North Korea's latest nuclear test, which was condemned by world leaders. U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley described Kim Jong-un is 'begging for war' at an emergency security council meeting. (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images) Trump to Urge UN to Impose North Korean Naval Blockade, Oil Embargo
"Any attempt to board or divert a North Korean vessel could trigger an exchange of fire."
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Friday, September 8, 2017
A new report found that watching Fox News for only three minute per week made an average Democratic voter more likely to vote Republican in the 2008 election. Your Worst Fears About Fox News Are Confirmed By New Study
Everyone knows the news outlet serves as a virtual propaganda tool, but new research shows just how effective they are at it
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Robert Mueller III Mueller Warns White House of Plans to Interview Six Trump Aides
Pending interviews with members of the president's inner cirlce indicate the "FBI's wide-ranging probe into the Trump White House and campaign is intensifying"
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'Most Brazen Corporate Wrongdoer Maneuvers in Memory': Equifax Forces Potential Victims to Give Up Legal Rights
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) calls data breach "Exhibit A for why we must stop GOP from reversing the CFPB's rule protecting your right to join class actions"
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In 2009, Max Baucus Had People Arrested for Demanding Single Payer. Now He Supports It
Single payer is "going to happen," the former senator said
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As Florida Braces, Aerial Footage of Virgin Islands Shows What Irma Capable Of
Series of overhead videos offers look at power of storm and extent of damage across Caribbean isles
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Hurricane Irma, seen in a NOAA satellite image, was rapidly approaching South Florida on Friday. Trump's Anti-Climate Budget Would Be Disaster for Combating Future Disasters
Under Trump, hurricanes like Irma and Harvey could get harder to manage as budgets for NOAA, FEMA, and the EPA are slashed
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A demonstrator holds a sign in New York City during the 2014 People's Climate March. (Photo: Chris Yakimov/flickr/cc) As Storms Rage, Bold 100% Clean Energy Bill Aims to Avert 'Climate Chaos Still Ahead'
"If the federal government does not act now and bring people together to solve this challenge, we will fail to protect future generations of Americans from the devastating economic and environmental consequences of climate change," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
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First tiny house Inspired by Standing Rock, First Nations 'Tiny House Warriors' Protest Pipeline Project
"As Kinder Morgan tries to force through a pipeline without our consent—risking polluting the land and poisoning our rivers—we are rising up to create a resistance rooted in family, community, and hope."
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"Since President Trump took office, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has recorded at least 90 U.S. airstrikes in Yemen," Reprieve's new report notes. New Project Highlights 'Brutality' of Trump's Overseas Assassination Campaign
Alongside a new report, the human rights organization Reprieve launched 'Death by Data' campaign to highlight "unreliable, circumstantial, and often inaccurate" metadata used to compile government kill lists
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Rush Limbaugh caricature Citing Climate Hoax, Limbaugh Downplayed Irma Threat to Millions. Now He's Evacuating
Radio host tells listeners hurricane warnings are exaggerated, but now indicates he's getting out of town before massive storm hits
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Florida Warned 'Don't Let Your Guard Down' as Irma Roars for Direct Hit
After devastating Caribbean, historic hurricane expected to bring catastrophic winds and flooding to low-lying south Florida
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"The president said that 62 aftershocks followed the quake and it's possible that one as strong as 7.2 could strike in the next 24 hours," Bloomberg reported. Tsunami Warnings as Mexico Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in a Century
Friday's quake was stronger than the 1985 earthquake that devastated the country and left thousands dead.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Immediately upon being exposed to the fumes from the explosion, and one by one, the police officers and first responders began to fall ill in the middle of the road First Responders Sue Texas Chemical Plant for 'Gross Negligence' After Fire and Explosions
"No one from Arkema warned of the toxic fumes in the air."
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Pushing 'False Equivalence' Between Survivors and the Accused, DeVos to Roll Back Title IX
After meeting with fringe "mens' rights" group, Education Secretary will re-examine guidance that protects campus assault survivors
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exhaust from car As Scotland Vows 100% Transition to Electric Cars, US Caves to Auto Industry's Dirty Demands
While the Scottish government aims to decrease emissions from vehicles, green groups sue Trump's transportation agency for "an unlawful move that hurts efforts to fight global warming"
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"It may take tens to hundreds of billions of dollars to support disaster relief and recovery among Gulf Coast communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP have collectively pledged only $2.75 million," note Peter Frumhoff and Myles Allen. Study Details Why Climate 'Criminals' Like Exxon Should Pay for Hurricane Destruction
"We should be naming these hurricanes after Exxon and Chevron, not Harvey and Irma."
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'Unprecedented' Lofoten Declaration Demands Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Industry
With far-reaching document, 220 organizations call for rapid, global transition to achieve low carbon future
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Warren Officially Joins Sanders on Single Payer: 'It's Time to Fight for Medicare for All'
"The American people have made it clear that they believe healthcare is a basic human right."
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Satellite image of Hurricane Irma As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism
"It is past time to call out Trump and all climate deniers for this crime against humanity. No more treating climate denial like an honest difference of opinion."
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A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall in Florida by the weekend. Like a 'Horror Movie': Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean
Irma is expected to maintain record-setting wind speed Thursday as it barrels toward Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Parts of the Caribbean island of St. Martin were left flooded Wednesday after Hurricane Irma hit. Caribbean Islands Pleaded for Climate Action. Hurricane Irma Shows Why.
President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change was met with dismay among Caribbean leaders
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Animal rights supporters hold up signs at a pork expo protest in June 2012. (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc) New Report Exposes "Big Ag's Gag Agenda"
"Ag-Gag Across America" report from civil liberties groups documents rise of—and ALEC's hand behind—dissent-crushing laws
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"This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history," the organizers of the march wrote. 118-Mile March From Charlottesville Reaches DC Demanding End to White Supremacy
"This is the time for us to stand up for justice and equality."
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running water Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers
Widespread microplastic contamination of drinking water samples has scientists worried about its impact on human health
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While tech companies like Google tend to champion progress in the way of diversity and social support programs, a new survey finds that high-powered tech leaders have negative views toward labor unions and government regulation. Applauded for Stances on Social Issues, Poll Highlights Silicon Valley's Disdain for Unions and Regulation
While tech leaders tout their socially liberal views, new survey exposes hostility toward organized workers and government oversight
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Bernie Sanders, United States senator from Vermont, speaks at the Hay Festival on June 3, 2017. 'Go Forward, Not Back': Dismissing Clinton Jabs, Sanders Says He's Focused on Issues at Hand
Sanders more interested in opposing Trump, raising wages, and obtaining Medicare for All than in relitigating the 2016 Democratic primary
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The Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. (Photo: Yuki Shimazu/flickr/cc) Golfing With Trump: Analysis Reveals Powerful Elite Can Literally Play for Access
"No theory of ethical governance could justify this."
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protests outside supreme court 'Right to Access' Under Attack as Kentucky Moves to Close State's Last Abortion Clinic
"The very right to access legal abortion in the state of Kentucky is on the line."
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Marchers walk through the Homewood neighborhood during their Black Brilliance Collective: March and Gathering August 19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Trump's Pick to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division Embodies 'Disdain for Civil Rights'
Groups slam Eric Dreiband as nominee who "has spent the vast majority of his career defending corporations accused of employment discrimination"
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A Storm That Could 'Rewrite History': Irma Hits as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded
"The dangerousness of this event is like nothing we've ever seen," warns governor of Puerto Rico as mega-storm makes landfall in the Caribbean
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
As Irma Intensifies, "You've Never Experienced a Hurricane Like This"
With a "monster eye" and sustained winds that could reach 200pmh, Hurricane Irma causes dread ahead of expected landfall
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Student debt in the U.S. has reached more than $1.3 trillion. The Department of Education recently announced it would not work with the CFPB to hel students with complaints about their student loan servicers. Ditching Watchdog, Betsy DeVos Signals 'Open Season to Defraud' Student Borrowers
A week after hiring for-profit college official to oversee fraud unit, Trump's Education Department terminates relationship with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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 New York City police arrested undocumented immigrants and DACA supporters 'This Is About Basic Decency': Obama Denounces Trump as DACA Decision Sparks Nationwide Protest
As the former president calls Trump's action "cruel" and "self-defeating," thousands nationwide protest the decision to end protections for undocumented young people
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Trump has created at least 49 business entities since he announced his bid for the Republican nomination on June 16, 2015 'Toxic to Democracy': New Project Reveals Corrupting Web of Trump Empire
"The information in this report should provide a clarion call to Congress to require him to disclose his taxes and to establish prohibitions on Trump using his office to enrich himself."
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Many families in the Gaza Strip are living with no electricity or only a couple of hours of power per day, making conditions stifling at home. Households also lack clean drinking water and fresh food because of poor infrastructure and the energy crisis. Human Rights Group Calls Conditions in Gaza 'Unlivable' for One Million Children
"We shouldn't have to be demanding such a basic service as electricity for the children of Gaza. A couple of hours of power a day is just not acceptable in 2017."
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outside the white house tuesday 'This Is Evil': Immigrant Rights Advocates Blast Trump's Decision to End DACA
"This is one of the most senseless, heartless, inhumane acts of any president in recent memory."
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Putting Politics Before Science,' Trump's EPA Restricting Grants for Climate Research
A political appointee in charge of vetting grants has said he is "on the lookout for 'the double C-word'—climate change"
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refugees in Bangladesh More Than 120,000 of 'World's Most Persecuted People' Flee Violence in Myanmar
Thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar have flooded into Bangladesh, attempting to escape the "deadliest outbreak of violence in the area for decades."
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is tracking Hurricane Irma, shown here approaching the Caribbean Islands in an infrared satellite image taken Monday night. Caribbean Islands Brace for Impact of 'Monstrous' Hurricane Irma
Despite heavy focus on Florida, small islands with fewer resources are likely to sustain damage before Irma reaches the continental U.S.
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In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmu-2 ballistic missile is fired during an exercise aimed to counter North Korea's nuclear test on September 4, 2017 in East Coast, South Korea. Warning of 'Planetary Catastrophe,' Putin Joins Calls for Diplomacy With North Korea
"There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue."
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Several groups have demonstrated in front of the White House Trump's Ending of DACA to Spark Protests, Lawsuits, and Congressional Battles
Undocumented immigrants, rights groups, and politicians are mobilizing ahead of the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement
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Monday, September 4, 2017
The La Tuna fire that raged in Los Angeles over the weekend was the largest ever seen in the city. Wildfires in California have been tied to the effects of climate change. Look Around: The Costs of Not Acting on Climate Are Adding Up Fast
From major hurricanes and flooding to droughts and fires, the refusal to accept the science of global warming is getting very expensive
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"A total of 28 states, including three this year, have passed right-to-work legislation," writes Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. In NAFTA Talks, Canada Demands US Drop Anti-Union 'Right to Work' Laws
Right to work laws are "a sledgehammer that dilutes worker organization and bargaining, paving the way for lower wages and a host of labor violations"
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Protesters held a March to Defend DACA and Immigrants in New York last month. Protests are planned this week to protect young undocumented immigrants. Immigrant Groups Mobilize To Combat Trump's 'Cruel' and 'Heartless' Plan to End DACA
Trump will reportedly end protections for young undocumented immigrants, with a six-month delay
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley 'No More Road Left' for Diplomacy, US Ambassador Tells Security Council
The Trump administration's brazen threats of blocking trade and taking military action have conflicted with calls for restraint and diplomacy
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"We're up before the sun to say, we're not going to take it any more," declared the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, which rallied workers outside of a Burger King. 'Can't Survive on $7.25': On Labor Day, Nationwide Calls for $15 Minimum Wage
"Rampant racism. Wage cuts. Attacks on unions. It's time to fight back."
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Sunday, September 3, 2017
A sign held at the March for Science in San Francisco, California, on April 22, 2017. (Photo: Matthew Roth/flickr/cc) Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes 'A Disastrous Choice' for Drug Czar
Rep. Jim Bridenstine is a climate denier, while Rep. Tom Marino has called for some sort of 'hospital-slash-prison' for drug treatment
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Protesters call on President Donald Trump to stop his drive to war against North Korea on August 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Need for Diplomacy More Clear Than Ever After North Korea Claims H-Bomb Test
"It is up to the Trump administration whether they want to flip this into an opportunity to belatedly start talking directly to Pyongyang, or just continue down the beaten track of shows of force, more U.N. sanctions, and secondary sanctions."
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Saturday, September 2, 2017
"Vindictive": CODEPINK Activist Who Laughed During Jeff Sessions' Hearing to Face New Trial
"I still cannot believe the government refuses to drop this," said Desiree Fairooz
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A screengrab from KHOU video shows smoke rising Friday at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. Fire Erupts Again at Houston-Area Chemical Plant as Public Remains in Dark
Arkema says more explosions likely to come after fire breaks out for second day in a row
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Friday, September 1, 2017
DACA's Widespread Support Clear as Program's Fate Under Trump Looms
"We are not going to give up," says immigrant rights advocate
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Nurse Alex Wubbels calmly showed a police officer her hospital's policy of prohibiting blood draws from unconscious patients. Moments later, the officer attacked and arrested her. Union Denounces 'Chilling' Assault on Nurse Defending Her Patient from Police
"You’re making a huge mistake because you’re threatening a nurse."
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Texas refinery Analysis: Harvey Triggered Release of Nearly a Million Pounds of Toxic Air Pollutants
"Oil-industry facilities spewed thousands of tons of toxic chemicals into defenseless communities, despite ample warning about hurricane risk to this area."
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People wait to be rescued from their flooded homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Media Largely 'Blind' to Harvey's Devastating Impact on Poor Communities
"Hurricanes don't care if you're rich, poor, white, or black—but that doesn't mean that every person is equally vulnerable to a storm."
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billboard to impeach Trump 'Impeach Donald Trump Now' Billboard Goes Up a Mile from Mar-a-Lago
"No one is above the law. Not even the president," reads a highway sign along the route to Trump's Florida estate
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The Trump administration has attempted to undermine the Iran nuclear deal reached in 2015 after lengthy negotiations. 'Sad Day for Warmongers' as UN Finds Iran in Total Compliance with Nuke Deal
Critics slam Trump for attempts to undermine Iran agreement
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Trump Furthers War on Workers With Announcement of Slashed Pay Increases
The 1.9 percent pay increase is "not enough," says union
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