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Friday, July 26, 2019
Bears Ears National Monument Critics Charge New Trump Plan 'Recklessly Weakens Protections' for What Remains of 'Illegally Reduced' Bears Ears Monument
"The Trump administration continues to prove its utter disregard of our public lands and outdoor heritage."
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 Young activists hold up their posters as they take part in a Fridays for Future demonstration for urgent climate action on June 14, 2019 in Hamburg, northern Germany. 'Bravo!' 'Great News!': Cheers as European Investment Bank Unveils Proposal to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects
"With this move, the world's largest multilateral lender is now poised to leave oil, gas, and coal in the past," says Oil Change International, praising it as "a massive step forward on climate leadership."
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'A Message That Would Fit Just Fine in a Paul Ryan Speech': Biden Pilloried for Ad Celebrating Private Health Insurance Industry
"This web ad from Joe Biden attempts to pit working people and generations against one another to perpetuate a broken healthcare system that values health insurance CEOs' paychecks over people's lives."
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wireless carriers Trump DOJ Denounced for Approving 'Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer' Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile
If the merger is allowed to move forward, critics warn, "consumers can expect to see higher prices, fewer choices, and less innovative offerings across the board."
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Rescued migrants sit on the coast of Khoms, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the Libyan capital Tripoli, on July 26, 2019. EU Leaders Denounced for 'New Low' After 'Worst Mediterranean Tragedy' This Year Claims Lives of 150 Migrants
Search and rescue missions by NGOs must be decriminalized, say human rights advocates.
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'Don't Let Them Send Me Back': Stopped Inches From US Border After 1,500 Mile Journey, Viral Photos Show Mother's Plea for Son's Life
"See the mother's desperation...That desperation should not be treated as a crime. Asylum is a human right."
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A delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates gathered on Capitol Hill on July 18 to deliver a letter signed by 1,400-plus Jewish clergy members to elected officials, calling on them to protect the essential legal right to seek asylum in the U.S. Over 1400 Jewish Clergy Deliver Letter to Congress Demanding Right to Asylum for Refugees
"As Jews we understand the heart of the refugee, and the current actions of our government echo some of the darkest moments of our own history."
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Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, and Booker Emerge as 'Clear Favorites' of Wall Street as Bankers Open Checkbooks for 2020
Wealthy executives have said they oppose Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and now they are making their 2020 preferences clear
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sunrise protesters 'Our Pressure Is Working' Says Sunrise Movement as CNN and MSNBC Announce Climate Events for 2020 White House Hopefuls
"But we also want to be clear: these are not climate debates," the group added, reiterating its demand for a DNC-sponsored debate
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'Unprecedented, Wasteful, and Obscene': House Approves $1.48 Trillion Pentagon Budget
"Wanna know how broken and captured Washington is by the Pentagon and the corruption of our nation's 'defense' budget? Well, look no further than the soon to be enacted budget 'deal.'"
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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Alleging Censorship and Condemning Outsized Power, Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for 'Threat to Free Speech, Fair Elections, and Democracy'
The tech giant's alleged suspension of Gabbard's ad account "should raise concerns for policymakers everywhere about the company's ability to use its dominance to impact political discourse"
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Trump hotel While Global Temps Soared, Study Shows US Media Coverage of Right-Wing Think Tanks' Climate Lies Actually Rose Over Past 5 Years
"The media should not give these organizations a platform, and if they must cover them, do a better job of alerting readers and viewers who is funding them."
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Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) both voted in favor of a resolution that condemned BDS on Tuesday, angering progressives. 'Progressive Except Palestine'? Khanna and Pressley Draw Fire Over Vote Condemning Nonviolent BDS Movement
"If Pressley doesn't get Palestine on this most basic and limited point she's made her position clear. This is an Israel lobby resolution targeting a nonviolent resistance movement."
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Need a 'Blueprint to Remove Trump'? Look at What Puerto Ricans Did in Just 16 Days
"In less than 16 days, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign after mass protests. I can't even recall all the horrible shit Trump has done in the last 16 days."
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'No One Should Retire Into Poverty': At Historic Hearing, Progressives Make Case for Expanding—Not Cutting—Social Security Benefits
"Social Security's modest benefits should be expanded. When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, he called it 'a cornerstone' on which to build. Yet the last time Congress enacted increases was 1972."
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Europe heat 'This Is Not Normal': Record-Smashing European Heat Wave Sparks Demands to Combat Climate Emergency
"The climate is changing. Use your voice, wallet, and votes to fight it."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) rallies with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the U.S. Capitol March 08, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Americans Must Do More Than Simply Reject Trump's Racism, Ilhan Omar Argues in 'Absolute Must Read' NYT Op-Ed
"Not enough to condemn the corruption and self-dealing," says Democratic Congresswoman. "We must support policies that unmistakably improve working people's lives."
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As Deadly Heat Waves Sweep Globe, Research Shows Planet Warming at Rate Not Seen in 2,000 Years
"Even when we push our perspective to the earliest days of the Roman Empire, we cannot discern any event that is remotely equivalent—either in degree or extent—to the warming over the last few decades."
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'I Was Ready to Sign' Deportation Papers, Says US Citizen After Three Weeks in Horrific Immigrant Detention Center
"Just to not be suffering anymore," said 18-year-old Francisco Erwin Galicia. "I just needed to get out of there."
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Palestinians on the border between Gaza and Israel helping a wounded protester flee Israeli military forces. (Photo: Times of Gaza, Twitter) 'Sniping Innocent Protesters, However, Still Fine': Israeli Snipers Now Being Trained to Shoot Palestinians in the Ankles
"[New policy] in no way suggests that the military attaches great value to human life," said the human rights group B'Tselem. "On the contrary, it shows that the military consciously chose not to regard those standing on the other side of the fence as humans."
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and The 1975's Matty Healy 'It Is Time to Rebel': Listen to The 1975's New Track Featuring Speech by Climate Leader Greta Thunberg
At the Swedish teen activist's request, all proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion
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Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the US Supreme Court January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) As Trump DOJ Resumes Federal Capital Punishment After Two-Decade Lapse, Sanders Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty
"There's enough violence in the world. The government shouldn't add to it," said the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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'Blood of Jamal Khashoggi and Innocent People of Yemen' on His Hands as Trump Vetoes Effort to Block Massive Saudi Weapons Sale
"U.S. weapons have been used for the mass killing, starvation, and maiming of countless Yemeni civilians, including schoolchildren. Today's news is heartbreaking. We will never stop fighting to end U.S. brutality in Yemen."
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'This Is Just the Beginning': Puerto Ricans Celebrate as Historic Protests Force Resignation of Gov. Rosselló
"A beautiful moment for the amazing people of Puerto Rico who would not give up."
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Berkeley, California Makes 'Incredible Leap' Away From Fossil Fuels With Natural Gas Ban in New Buildings
"Many cities would be satisfied or content to just declare a climate emergency. This is what acting on it looks like."
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E. Jean Carroll As Mueller Testifies, Trump Rape Accuser Says She Wishes President's Alleged Victims 'Got 1/20th of That Congressional Focus'
Last month, journalist E. Jean Carroll became the 24th woman to publicly accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct
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A protester left a "Science Makes America Great" sign in front of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Science March in Washington on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Challenging EPA's New FOIA Rule, Suit Seeks to Stop Trump's "Shameful Attempt to Keep Americans in the Dark"
"We have a right to know what EPA is trying to hide and which Trump appointee is trying to hide it."
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Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally against the US administration's family separation policy. While Nation Watched Mueller, Hearing Down the Hall Focused on 'Harmful Chaos' and Real Victims of Trump Era
"Numerous studies have demonstrated the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences on children's developing neural networks and their physical health," one expert said of the administration's family separation policies
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"He Might've Stayed a Minute": Coal Miners With Black Lung Slam McConnell for Brushing Them Off in Healthcare Meeting
"It was a worthless trip, that's the way I feel," said one of the 120 coal miners who traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Republican leader
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Facebook was hit by a $5 billion fine Wednesday, but some observers felt it was not enough. Critics Warn FTC's Paltry $5 Billion Fine for FaceBook 'Leaves the Public Vulnerable' to Future Abuse by Tech Giant
"When companies can violate the law, pay big penalties, and still turn a profit while keeping their business model intact, enforcement agencies cannot claim victory."
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Students take part in a climate rally in Parliament Square on May 24, 2019 in London. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) 'Everyone Should Mobilize': Climate Leaders Urge Massive Turnout for Global Climate Strikes
"Our house is on fire—let's act like it," says a call-to-action for September 20th and 27th strikes.
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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is seen during is testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Three months after releasing the final report on his probe into the 2016 election, much of the American public remains unclear about the former special counsel's findings on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice and whether his campaign colluded with Russians. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP) Rep. Ted Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump
"Any reasonable person could conclude that the crime of obstruction of justice has been met."
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'Look at My Record': Omar Rejects Suggestion That As Muslim, She Must Condemn Al Qaeda and FGM More Often Than Other Lawmakers
"Does this need to be on repeat every five minutes?" the congresswoman asked. "Should I be like, 'So today I forgot to condemn al-Qaeda, so here's the al-Qaeda one, today I forgot to condemn FGM, so here it goes?'"
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Blocks of C-4 detonate Scientists Urge UN to Add Environmental Destruction to Geneva Conventions' List of War Crimes
"Despite calls for a fifth convention two decades ago, military conflict continues to destroy megafauna, push species to extinction, and poison water resources."
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Denouncing Misleading Attacks and Lack of 'Fact-Based Analysis,' Sanders Campaign Fires Back at MSNBC
"More often than not these commentators are injecting their opinion without any policy discussions," said Nina Turner, national co-chair of the Sanders campaign
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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is sworn in for his testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Mueller is expected to testify about his two-year report on his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Testifies on Capitol Hill. Then Will Democrats Impeach Trump?
"The #MuellerTestimony matters less than what is done after Mueller testifies. If [Democrats] simply head off for the August recess without acting upon what they have heard, they will destroy any momentum for accountability."
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'Congress Needs to Wake Up': Demanding Lawmakers Declare Climate Emergency, Extinction Rebellion Activists Superglue Themselves to Capitol
"Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're not going back to business as usual until we declare a climate emergency and get climate justice for everyone, everywhere."
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Days After More Israeli War Crimes, 209 House Democrats Join GOP to Pass 'McCarthyite' Resolution Condemning Pro-Palestinian Boycotts
"The Israeli government has shown that it will continue to violate Palestinian human rights with impunity. This is precisely why the boycott, sanctions, and divestment movement should be protected, and not attacked."
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
People gathered for the Tax March rally on the west lawn of the Capitol to call on President Trump to release his tax returns, April 15, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 'Why Is He So Afraid?': Congress Urged to Fight Back Against Trump Lawsuit to Keep Tax Returns Hidden
"Trump is taking extraordinary legal measures to block Congress and the public from seeing his tax returns. Why?"
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To Keep Public Housing From Becoming 'Panopticon of Automated Face Scanning,' Democrats Push Facial Recognition Ban
"Surveillance of poor communities isn't about safety, it's about social control."
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D—Michigan) addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 2019. (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images) 'Unfit to Serve': NAACP Delegates Vote Unanimously for Trump Impeachment
"We will make sure," said president and CEO Derrick Johnson, "that the NAACP is at the forefront of pushing Congress to proceed with the impeachment process."
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'This Is the Beginning': New Study Warns Climate Crisis May Have Been Pivotal in Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbug
Research argues that deadly Candida auris "may be the first example of a new fungal disease emerging from climate change."
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With 18-Year-Old US Citizen in DHS Custody for Nearly a Month, Rights Advocates Demand Immediate Release
"When we allow the rights of some to be violated, the rights of all are not far behind."
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Roy Casey carries his dog Buddy 'Big Win' for Rhode Island in Court Battle to Make Polluters Pay for Consequences of Climate Crisis
A federal judge delivered a blow to fossil fuel giants' strategy, remanding the case to state court
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President Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks with reporters during their bilateral meeting Monday, July 22, 2019, in the Oval Office. 'Amateurish and Delusional' Comments From Trump on Mediating Kashmir Dispute Set Off Political Row in India
"Everyone who knows anything about foreign policy in South Asia knows that India consistently opposes third-party mediation re Kashmir."
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"It's as Bad as It Looks": Pelosi Under Fire for Debt Ceiling Deal That Hands GOP Power to Kneecap Progressive Agenda
"It sets up a crisis of the first year of the next president's administration," said a former congressional staffer. "We're letting them light the fuse on another bomb and place it squarely in the middle of the next president's first year."
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'They Came to the Wrong Community': Neighbors Form Human Chain to Stop ICE From Arresting Longtime Nashville Resident
"We stuck together like neighbors are supposed to do."
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Flooding in Brooklyn Monday evening had commuters walking in waist-deep waters in some areas. 'This is What the Climate Crisis Looks Like': One Day After Crushing Heat Wave, Flash Floods Inundate New York City
"Looks like New York City declared their climate emergency just in time."
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Several wildfires between about 57°N and 70°N Satellite Images Ignite Alarm Over 'Unprecedented' Scale and Planet-Heating Emissions of Raging Arctic Wildfires
Carbon dioxide emitted by Arctic fires in June and July, according to one expert, "is getting close to 2017 fossil fuel CO2 emissions of Belgium."
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'An Insult to All Afghans': Kabul Outraged After Trump Floats Plan to Kill Millions, Wipe Afghanistan Off Face of the Earth
The U.S. president said he has not acted on the plan because he doesn't "want to kill 10 million people"
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Boris Johnson—Denounced as "Liar, Racist, and Donald Trump's Poodle"—Elected by Tory Party to Become New UK Prime Minister
"Around 100,000 Tory Party members have inflicted on us a prime minister with a record of bigotry, racism, lying, and incompetence, Boris Johnson," declared Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. "This is not democracy."
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'Unconscionable': Trump USDA Proposes New Rule to Strip Food Stamps From Over 3 Million Americans
The proposal, said Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, would "take food away from families, prevent children from getting school meals, and make it harder for states to administer food assistance."
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Monday, July 22, 2019
Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Trump's Medicare Chief: 'I View a Public Option and Medicare for All as Equally Dangerous'
And so, ask progressive advocates for single-payer solution, "Why would we settle for half-measures when the reform we need is just as plausible?"
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Warning of New 'Show Me Your Papers' Era, Rights Advocates Vow to Fight Unlawful Trump Plan for Expedited Deportations
"It's hard to overstate the scope of this expedited removal expansion."
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hawaii protests Native Hawaiians Continue Protest a Week After Telescope Construction Was Set to Start on Sacred Land
Indigenous protectors of Mauna Kea oppose the $1.4 billion project
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'The People Have Spoken': Estimated 400,000 Puerto Ricans Flood Streets to Demand Rosselló Resign Immediately
"For him to think he can keep governing for another year and a half as if nothing has happened is insulting to our core."
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Citing Corporate Ties and Lack of 'Urgency,' Progressive Mayor Launches Primary Bid to Unseat Powerful Democrat Richard Neal
"We need new leadership that understands that we can no longer settle for small, incremental, and compromising progress. We need to be on offense. We need to be fighting for something, not just against."
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Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks during the AARP and The Des Moines Register Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum on July 19, 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa. 'Warning Lights Are Flashing,' Says Elizabeth Warren, Detailing Plan to Stave Off Impending Financial Crisis
Democratic presidential hopeful warns of "a number of serious shocks on the horizon that could cause our economy's shaky foundation to crumble."
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay their respects before the flag-draped casket of late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) As Trump Tweets More Racism on His Way To 'Pay Respect' to Justice Stevens, Ilhan Omar Calls for Cancelling Student Debt in US
"Trump continues to foment hate and racism that is endangering the lives of women of color in Congress and so many others. We all need to call it out. And it must end NOW."
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Progressive Straw Poll Shows Sanders Leading 2020 Democrats, With Green New Deal and Medicare for All Top Priorities
"There is no doubt that, in 2020, Democrats are better positioned to nominate an unapologetic champion for progressive values for president than we've been in decades."
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Israeli forces demolish a building with bulldozers 'Ethnic Cleansing With Impunity': Israel Denounced for Demolishing Dozens of Palestinian Homes in Violation of International Law
"Such actions amount to war crimes," declared Amnesty International
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'The Bolton Gambit Succeeded': Critics Warn Top Trump Adviser Has Put UK on Path to War With Iran
"By threatening Iran with 'serious consequences,' without knowing what that may entail, Britain blindly dances to the beat of [U.S. national security adviser John] Bolton's war drums."
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'He Needs to Go!' Hundreds of Thousands Set to Pour Into Streets as Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló Refuses to Resign
"The people are not going to go away. That's what he's hoping for, but we outnumber him."
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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Text from the plaque that will mark the site where Ok glacier once was. (Photo: Rice University) To Call Attention to "What's Being Lost" to Climate Crisis, Former Glacier to Receive Monument
"With this memorial, we want to underscore that it is up to us, the living, to collectively respond to the rapid loss of glaciers and the ongoing impacts of climate change."
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Bestowed With "Freedom Prize," Greta Thunberg Holds Up D-Day Veteran's Call to Avert Collapse of Civilization
Climate activist praises "the most powerful words on the climate and ecological emergency I've ever heard."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez holds an immigration Town Hall In Queens on July 20, 2019 in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and the three other progressive freshmen in the House have become the focus of attacks from Donald Trump in recent days. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump's Agenda Driven by 'Ethnicity and Racism'
At town hall event, New York Democrat says Trump "relished" racist chant directed at fellow lawmaker
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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Immigrant rights advocates marched to Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 20, 2019. 'Close the Camps!': Protesters March Against Trump's Plan to Imprison Migrant Kids at Site of Japanese, Indigenous Incarceration
Fort Sill was the site of one of the nation's Japanese American internment camps during World War II, decades after it was the site of imprisoned native communites
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) walks in the Independence Day parade with supporters in Ames, Iowa. 'This Man Can Beat Trump': Sanders Viewed Most Favorably of 2020 Democratic Candidates
New Gallup poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders has better image than Joe Biden in eyes of Democratic voters
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Friday, July 19, 2019
nurses 'Groundbreaking': Healthcare Providers and Residents Celebrate as For-Profit Hospital Set to Be Returned to California Community
"This is an opportunity to literally reshape the future of the health and well-being of this community."
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Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows
Researchers at the University of Colorado studied pregnant women who are among the 17 million Americans living within a mile from an active oil or gas well
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Montaigne WATCH: Australian Singer Releases Music Video She Calls 'Homage to the Youth Climate Movement'
Montaigne's "READY," says 350 Australia, is "a powerful call to action on the climate crisis."
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The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. Giving 'Upper Hand to Corporate Polluters,' EPA Drops Surprise Inspections
The agency "is just chucking aside any flimsy pretense that they care about upholding environmental laws, enforcing against big polluters, or protecting Americans," says one observer.
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tractor With Petition to Congress, 100,000+ People Demand Green New Deal 'That Fixes Our Food System'
"We can't solve the climate crisis without taking food & ag into account!"
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WATCH: Amid Extreme Anti-Refugee Push, Trump Displays Neither Interest Nor Knowledge of Asylum Seekers' Plight in Oval Office Meeting
"Donald Trump says that he cares about combating sex trafficking, but he couldn't even manage to have a coherent three-minute conversation with a trafficking survivor and global leader on ending sexual violence."
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'Catastrophic,' 'Beyond Shameful,' and 'Xenophobia-Fueled' Trump Admin. Panned Over Proposal to Slash Refugee Cap to Zero
"An admissions goal of zero would be another low in a global race to the bottom"
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Attorney Eugene Scalia Trump Provokes Outrage With Plan to Nominate Ex-Walmart Attorney Eugene Scalia as Next Labor Secretary
"The Labor Dept should be a champion for workers, not corporations that pay minimum wages."
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"Trump Says Go Home, Ilhan's Community Says Welcome Home": Rep. Omar Greeted With Cheers of Love and Support in Return to Minnesota
"This is the perfect example of how we should be welcoming all immigrants and refugees to this country."
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'A Total Disgrace': Outrage as Trump EPA Says It Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
"The EPA is endangering the lives of children to protect pesticide industry profits."
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Calling Trump Claim 'Delusional,' Iran Says US May Have Shot Down Its Own Drone by Mistake
"All drones belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz have returned to their bases," said a spokesman for the Iranian armed forces
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
With Support of Just 3 Republicans, House Democrats Pass 'Historic' Raise the Wage Act to Guarantee Workers $15 Minimum Wage
"We just voted to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade and Republicans are on the floor wailing, 'socialism.' How pathetic."
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sun NOAA's Finding That Last Month Was Hottest June Ever Recorded Bolsters Calls for Radical Climate Action
"Action is urgently needed at the world, federal, state, and local levels to rapidly cut fossil fuel pollution and to protect and rebuild naturally stored carbon."
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'That Is a Lie': Video Clearly Shows Trump Did Nothing to Stop Racist 'Send Her Back' Chant at Rally
Despite the president's claim that he "started speaking very quickly" to stop the chant at his North Carolina rally, video shows he let the chants finish before resuming his speech
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The proposed legislation, which will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) After House Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Bernie Sanders Demands McConnell Let Senate Vote
"If Senator McConnell wants to vote against that bill and explain to the people of Kentucky why he believes a $7.25 minimum wage is acceptable to him that is his prerogative," said the 2020 presidential candidate
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'Unprecedented' Decline of Plants and Animals as Global 'Red List' Reveals Nearly One-Third of Assessed Species Under Threat
"We must act now both on biodiversity loss and climate change."
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protest against Ricardo Rosselló Police Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets at Protesters Demanding Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló Resign
"We are rising up because we deserve better."
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'Absolutely Disastrous': Progressives Furious as Fellow Democrats Push Funding Cut for Health Clinics That Serve 30 Million Americans
"If Democrats were serious about protecting every American's right to healthcare, this plan wouldn't even be on the table."
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Just Hours Before Trump Unleashed More Racist Attacks at Rally, 137 House Democrats Joined GOP to Kill Articles of Impeachment
"House Democrats are working with Republicans to avoid launching an impeachment inquiry. Let that sink in. A. Day. After. They. Condemned. Trump. For. Being. A. Racist."
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'I Stand With Ilhan': Outpouring of Support for Rep. Omar Counters Racist 'Send Her Back' Chant by Trump Crowd
"Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society. And that very hatred and racism fuels him. We must fight together to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of our country."
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Progressive Group Wants All 2020 Candidates on the Record Regarding Pro-Democracy Reforms
"Between now and Election Day, we must make sure candidates know how important democracy issues are to voters—and that we expect them to let us know where they stand on our common-sense democracy solutions."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Groundbreaking': Rep. Ilhan Omar Praised for New Resolution Affirming Right to Engage in Boycotts
Minnesota Democrat and co-sponsors, says Jewish Voice for Peace, have shown "unwavering support for human rights, free speech, and the fight for social justice—everywhere"
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eye 'Good News!': With Unanimous Vote, Oakland Joins Growing List of Cities to Ban Facial Recognition Technology
The move comes as the Berkeley City Council considers a similar policy
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Close-up of sign with logo on facade of the regional headquarters of ecommerce company Amazon in the Silicon Valley town of Sunnyvale, California, October 28, 2018. As Amazon Faces Grilling in Congress, EU Launches Antitrust Probe of Online Behemoth
"If you believe in competitive markets, you cannot ignore the problem Amazon presents."
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Trump's Drilling Leases on Public Lands Could Release 4.7B Metric Tons of Carbon—More Than All 28 EU Countries Emit in a Year
"Americans have been kept in the dark" about the effects of Trump's drilling leases on public lands, says the Wilderness Society
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Boris Epshteyn In Sinclair's New 'Must-Run' Segment, Former Trump Adviser Tries to Defend Racist Attacks on 'the Squad'
Echoing the president, the right-wing broadcasting behemoth's chief political commentator tells progressive lawmakers, "you are free to go."
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Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) joins a coalition of advocacy groups in delivering over ten million petition signatures to Congress on Thursday, May 9, 2019, urging the U.S. House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Saying Impeachment Can't Wait, Rep. Al Green Warns 'Blood of Somebody on Our Hands' If Trump Not Stopped
"Impeachment proceedings must start immediately," says Texas Democrat, "in order to protect our country's values and our families' lives."
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Unsealed Database Reveals How Drug Companies Embarked on 'Reckless Pursuit of Profit' as Thousands Died From Opioid Epidemic
For the first time, a previously secret federal database of all opioid painkiller sales reveals what the pharmaceutical industry knew about the growing crisis
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power plant 'An Insanely Bad Move': Experts Sound Alarm as Trump's Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said one member of Congress, "needs to do more—not less—to ensure nuclear reactor safety."
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 An Election Countdown Calendar hangs at ActBlue in Somerville, Mass. on Nov. 13, 2018. Showing Fired-Up Small-Dollar Donors, Democratic Fundraising Platform ActBlue Processed Record $420 Million So Far This Year
"We're seeing millions of donors, record-breaking totals every quarter, and a rapidly-growing small-dollar army that is ready to help Democrats take back everything from school boards to the White House next year."
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"Can't Change a Corrupt System by Taking Its Money": Sanders Urges All 2020 Democrats to Reject Insurance, Big Pharma Cash
"If we are going to break the stranglehold of corporate interests over the healthcare needs of the American people," Sanders plans to say in Medicare for All speech, "we have got to confront a Washington culture that has let this go on for far too long."
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Dozens Arrested as Over 1,000 Jewish Activists and Allies Shut Down Entrances to ICE Headquarters Demanding Closure of Trump Detention Camps
"It's not just symbolic—we're actually shutting down ICE," said one organizer
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