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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Environmentalists interviewed by Global Witness With at Least 200 Killed, 2016 Was Deadliest Year Ever for Earth Defenders
New report finds 'activists are being murdered, attacked, and criminalized by the very people who are supposed to protect them'
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'Slap In the Face': DeVos Under Fire for Including Fringe Men's Rights Group in Sexual Assault Talks
Betsy DeVos equates the experiences of sexual assault survivors with those of the accused, critics say
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Beyond Crazy Tweets, Sanders Says Policies Expose Trump 'For Fraud He Is'
"The policies he is proposing are the most destructive policies being proposed in our lifetimes," Sanders said
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#KellyCards: Twitter Users Go Crazy With Kellyanne Conway's 'Unreal' Flashcards
"Surely this is what Twitter was invented for."
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"Democratic politicians I never thought would utter the words have mentioned single-payer to me in a non-joking way of late," Len Nichols, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. (Photo: ufcw770/Flickr/cc) Upside of Trumpcare Ugliness: Medicare For All Goes From 'Pie in the Sky' to 'Inevitable'
"I have never seen more enthusiasm and energy behind this issue than what I'm seeing today."
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
It's Too Early, Says Bernie Sanders, But 2020 Run 'Not Off The Table'
Champion of progressive agenda, nation's most popular senator says fighting Trump first priority
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Atlantic City, NJ passed an ordinance banning the corporate takeover of public water Wednesday. 'People Power Defeating Corporate Power': Atlantic City Says People Have Say Over Their Water
"A ringing endorsement of the work done by community members to save their water system from a corporate takeover."
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Trump Tax Agenda: 'Astonishing' Cuts for Rich Like Him and Hikes for Middle Class
Trump's tax proposals " would result in an increase in taxes for nearly 1 in 5 American households" while cutting taxes drastically for the wealthiest Americans
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Article of Impeachment Introduced Against President Donald Trump
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) formally submits resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives
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Floods in Louisiana in August 2016 'When Rising Seas Hit Home': Hundreds of Towns Threatened by 2100
Daunting new report shows coastal communities are at-risk and unprepared for flooding caused by climate change
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Serving Wall Street Predators, GOP Launches Swift Attack on New Rule Protecting Consumers
The rule from the CFPB blocks 'a fine-print trick that banks and predatory lenders use to evade accountability and conceal illegal behavior'
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Citing Free Speech, Dissenters Sue Trump for Blocking Them on Twitter
The president's frequent and official use of the platform has turned his account into a public space, lawsuit says
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Viral Facebook Post Rips Right-Wing Arguments Against Omar Khadr Settlement
"Do you believe that you, as a Canadian, have the right to be presumed innocent, until proven guilty, as well as the right to a fair and quick trial?"
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'No Trump Zone' Planned in Paris Ahead of President's Visit
Protesters prepare to greet Trump during Bastille Day visit
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'Maps Will Be Redrawn': Massive #ExxonKnew Iceberg Breaks From Antarctica
"The remaining shelf will be at its smallest ever known size. This is a big change."
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
'No Longer A Question': Trump Jr.'s Emails Show Collusion, Analysts Say
Officials call for president's son to testify on his meeting with Russian lawyer
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National Day of Action Aims to 'Save the Internet From Trump and His Cronies'
"The existing net neutrality protections put Internet users in the driver's seat and keep big cable and phone companies from controlling what you see and do online."
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Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders President Applauds 'Transparency' After Trump Jr. Forced to Come Clean
Donald Trump offers approval of his son's potentially incriminating tweets in off-camera briefing
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Rights Groups Prepare for Fight Against Arkansas' Man-Approved Abortion Law
Law would require any woman seeking an abortion to get permission from the man who impregnated her
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Warning of Sixth Mass Extinction, Scientists Implore Global Action
"All signs point to ever more powerful assaults on biodiversity in the next two decades, painting a dismal picture of the future of life, including human life."
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Donald Trump Jr. Donald Trump Jr.'s Email Thread 'Could Hardly Have Been More Explicit'
President's son preempts damning reporting by New York Times by releasing damning email thread
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Destroying Mosul to Save It: Possible US-Backed War Crimes in Iraq Exposed
As Trump applauds victory against ISIS in devastated Iraqi city, Amnesty International details horrific death toll and suffering of civilian population
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Donald Trump Jr. As Don Jr. Lawyers Up, Words Like 'Collusion' and 'Treason' Fly
"It looks like clear proof of collusion," says Watergate prosecutor
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'Lunacy': Trump Aides Sought Afghanistan Advice From Notorious War Profiteers
Blackwater founder Erik Prince and billionaire Stephen Feinberg reportedly "recruited" for war planning
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Donald and Ivanka Trump Factory's Ties to Ivanka 'Probably' Led to My Arrest, Says Labor Investigator
Long-time Chinese activist believes his first arrest was because the facility was a supplier for Ivanka Trump's fashion line
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New ACLU Suit Challenges Legality of Trump's Election Commission
Amid outcry over request for voter records, group says commission violates federal law
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The ExxonKnew Iceberg: Name It After the 'Climate Criminals,' Says Group
'We need to make sure their role in causing the climate crisis is not forgotten,' reads a petition from 350.org
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Nation "Too Broke" for Universal Healthcare to Spend $406 Billion More on F-35
There is always another $27 billion lying around, it seems, when Lockheed Martin needs more money for expensive weapons system
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Ditching Diplomatic Duties, Tillerson Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award From Oil Industry
Top US diplomat traveled to Turkey where he was honored for serving as CEO of fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil
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Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Turkey to 'Revolt Against Injustice'
Opposition declares massive rally in Istanbul the beginning of a pro-democracy movement
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Hourglass Ticking to Save Monuments From Becoming Fossil Fuel 'Sacrifice Zones'
"Their natural beauty and scientific and cultural importance is indisputable, but Trump and his corporate friends claim to know better. Sadly it's just their greed talking," said Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Report: Trump Continues to Profit Lavishly From Golf Club Membership Fees
Trump "put in place unusual policies that allowed him to keep the high one-time fees charged to new members and put language in his club rules that allowed him to spend the money on anything he wanted."
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As Republicans Hide From Voters, Sanders Rallies Trumpcare Resistance
Sanders spoke in two deeply red states—Kentucky and West Virginia—on Sunday in an effort to emphasize the dangers posed by the GOP healthcare plan
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Scott Pruitt and 'His Polluter Friends' Take Aim at Clean Water Rule
Environmental groups argue that Pruitt is "cooking the books to try and discredit the clear economic and public health benefits of the Clean Water Rule."
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'Landslide Victory' for Climate as G20 Leaders (Minus Trump) Affirm Paris Accord
"Donald Trump is learning the hard way that he cannot thwart the entire world on climate change and expect to continue with business as usual."
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Amid G20 Talks, Greenpeace Activists Scale Bridge Demanding 'End to Age of Coal'
"Greenpeace is urging the G20 states to not only swiftly implement the Paris agreement, but also to raise their ambition and go beyond Paris."
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Friday, July 7, 2017
It's Settled: Trump Either Did or Did Not Accept Putin's Denial of Election Interference
Presidents met, but reliable account of discussion is absent
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US a No-Show as Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Adopted
History was just made, but nuclear-armed states stand on the wrong side of it.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Sanders Offers Trump 3-Point Agenda for G20 Summit, Putin Meeting
'Real leadership is bringing parties together to de-escalate tensions,' says Sanders
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When Master Manipulator Putin Met 'Sociopathic Narcissist' Trump at the G20
As Trump and Putin sit down for first time in closed-door meeting, former spies think Russian president will have upper hand
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Spotlighting Cruelty of Trump's Muslim Ban, World Embraces #BannedGrandmas
A viral Instagram account shows who Trump's travel ban is "actually keeping out."
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Departing Ethics Chief: Sure Looks Like Trump Is Profiting From Presidency
"The specter of a conflict of interest is always looming."
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
German police sprayed protestors with water cannons Beneath Dramatic G20 Clashes, a Deep Demand for a Better World
Tens of thousands descend on Hamburg, challenging policies put forth by Trump-type nationalists and Europe's neoliberals elites
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Citing 'Current Situation' Under Trump, Government Ethics Chief Resigns
"The current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is."
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To Protect Students from For-Profit School Predators, 19 States Sue Betsy DeVos
'Since day one, Secretary DeVos has sided with for-profit school executives against students and families drowning in unaffordable student loans,' charges Massachusetts attorney general
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The Women's March on Washington in January 2017 'We Will Not Be Intimidated': Organizers Announce Women's March Against NRA
In response to hostile videos by gun lobby group, progressive activists announce march in nation's capitol for next week
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'Disturbing' Undertones Detected in Trump's Bizarre Poland Speech
Before curated crowd of right-wing supporters, many observers made connection between president's nationalist rhetoric and pre-WWII propaganda
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Greenpeace protested Donald Trump's arrival in Poland with the message "No Trump, Yes Paris." 'No Trump, Yes Paris': Greenpeace Gives US President Cold Welcome in Poland
Public rebuke in Warsaw foreshadows the mass demonstrations expected in Germany this weekend
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#SitInSaveLives: Arrests Nationwide as Groups Mobilize to Stop Trumpcare
"Sometimes the consequences of legislation for real people can get lost. Nonviolent direct action can dramatize and clarify the reality."
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Progressives Demand Voting Rights Overhaul Amid GOP Suppression Efforts
A new bill sponsored by House Democrats would take aim at gerrymandering and challenge the entrenched two-party system
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
As US and North Korea Escalate Tensions, Saner Voices Call for 'Engagement and Dialogue'
'The U.S. military drills are a reminder that both sides are acting to escalate this crisis," says Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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Demonstrators protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change accord. Offering Moral Leadership, UCC Urges Clergy to 'Be Bold and Courageous' in Climate Fight
'The Earth is the Lord's—Not Ours to Wreck,' declares church document.
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As Deathtoll Rises, EU Condemned for 'Failing Policies' on Refugee Crisis
More than 2,100 refugees have died this year while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe
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Sean Spicer Touts Incredibly Misleading Headline on Travel Ban Poll
" Politico did not even ask a polling question about the latest version of Trump's travel ban."
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As Trumpcare Protests Grow, GOP Senators Duck and Dodge Determined Voters
Poll shows only 12 percent national approval as lawmakers face continued heat over July 4th recess
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Hamburg police used a water cannon on G20 Summit protesters German Police Deploy Water Cannon Against G20 Protesters
Hamburg officials are ramping up security as thousands of demonstrators head to the port city this weekend to confront world leaders.
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'Talk Is Cheap': G20 Told to End Public Subsidy of All Dirty Fuels by 2020
New report reveals that public financing by wealthiest governments belies stated commitments to Paris climate goals
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Progressives Explain Why Centrist Tech Billionaires Won't Save the Democrats
The newly launched Win the Future initiative has been panned as just another "centrist push" by self-interested billionaires.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech
In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro...
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Kobach Under Fire as Pushback to 'Repugnant' Voter Data Demand Swells
Trump's vice chair of "voting integrity" commission stands accused of violating Hatch Act
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Justice for Omar Khadr: Child Detainee to Receive Apology, at Least $10 Million From Canada
The former child prisoner will be compensated for abuses he suffered while he was detained by the US in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
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Payroll Data Shows Wider-Than-Average Gender Pay Gap in Trump White House
Most high-paying White House jobs are filled by men, report shows
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'Scary as Hell': Trump Response to North Korea Sparks Fear of Escalation
"We are literally at the point were we have to hope that a guy who is obviously crazy, Kim Jong-un, is less crazy than the U.S. President."
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'We Will Be Fearless': Teachers Vow to Defend Students From Trump and Devos
"I do not trust their motives. I do not believe their alternative facts. I see no reason to assume they will do what is best for our students and their families."
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Monday, July 3, 2017
John Oliver Calls Out Sinclair Broadcast Group John Oliver: This Right-Wing Media Company Is National Threat to Local News
'The most influential media company that you've never heard of'
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As Climate Threats Mount, Experts Say No Time Left for Deceitful "Debate"
"The science is clear: we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to a 100% clean energy economy"
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Court Smacks Down Trump's 'Capricious' Attempt to Eliminate Obama-Era Methane Rule
"This is a big win for public health and a wake-up call for this administration."
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A protester holds a sign at a London demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump. On Possible Surprise Visit From Trump, UK Resistance Says: We'll Be Ready
'Any visit by Donald Trump on British soil will be met by nationwide mass protests.'
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Latinos Say Lack of Spanish-Language Outreach by White House Speaks Volumes
Trump has expressed a mix of disinterest and aggression toward Spanish-speaking community, advocates say
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Resist on the Fourth of July: Republicans to Face Trumpcare Protests Nationwide
"Local pressure now determines what's politically possible. July 4th is a good opportunity."
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'Autocrats Are Rejoicing': Trump's Latest Attack on Press Meets Fierce Rebuke
"We will keep doing our jobs," said CNN. "He should start doing his."
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Top Ethics Official Resigns, Says Working for Trump Requires 'Abandonment of Conscience'
Announcing her resignation, the official cited "numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest."
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Sunday, July 2, 2017
Protesters demonstrating against the upcoming G20 economic summit ride boats on Inner Alster lake during a protest march on July 2, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. G20 Summit: Activists Plan to 'Welcome' Trump, Putin to Germany
'We are many! We are loud! Τhe world will hear us!'
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Resist the powers that be RESIST: Neil Young premieres video for new protest song, "Children of Destiny"
"Stand up for what you believe / Resist the powers that be"
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Saturday, July 1, 2017
'Not One Day More' march at Parliament Square on July 1, 2017 in London, England. 'Not One Day More': Massive London Rally Says No to Austerity, Privatization
Jeremy Corbyn: "This is the age of imagination, this is the age in which we will achieve that decency and social justice that we all crave."
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Friday, June 30, 2017
Several states have already rejected a voter data demand from Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, calling it an effort to suppress voters Refusing to Abet Suppression, States Reject Trump Demand for Voter Data
"At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump's alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression."
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Amid Trump's Latest Misogyny, White House Halts Work of Women's Council
Trump administration's top female staffers attempt to defend the indefensible
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Watch: Keith Ellison Jams Out to Celebrate Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage
"We're gonna fight here in Washington, you guys are fighting in Minneapolis, we're fighting all over the country so the American people can get a raise."
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After 16 Years, House Panel Takes Step to Cancel 'Blank Check for Endless War'
'The 2001 AUMF has provided three administrations with a blank check for war'
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Trump's Civil Rights Nominee Has Long Anti-Civil Rights History
Eric Dreiband, slated for key role at Justice Department, has defended several companies in anti-workplace discrimination court cases
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Flouting Cabinet, Trump Plows Ahead With 'Potentially Devastating' Trade War
"The president and a small band of America First advisers made it clear they're hell-bent on imposing tariffs."
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Trump Ethics Aide Under Fire for Letting Billionaire Carl Icahn Skirt Ethics Rules
The business mogul has been profiting immensely from his position as informal advisor to President Trump
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Alarm Raised as Trump Election Panel Requests Detailed Data on All US Voters
'This meritless inquisition opens the door for a misguided and ill-advised Commission to take steps to target and harass voters and could lead to purging of the voter rolls.'
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Watch: White House Defends Trump's Sexist Attacks By Saying Voters 'Knew Exactly What They Were Getting'
"When he gets attacked, he's going to hit back," said spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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Following Trump's 'Xenophobic' Playbook, House Passes Two Anti-Immigrant Bills
"The true intent of these bills is to empower Trump's deportation force and anti-immigrant agenda."
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PA Teachers Lead Fight Against "Reckless" Bill Allowing Guns in Schools
State Senators vote to allow educators and school staff to carry guns to schools
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Forcing Canada to Confront Past, First Nations Erect Symbolic Teepee in Nation's Capitol
Protest meant to draw attention to historical mistreatment of Indigenous peoples by nation's government
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As 'Disgraceful' Muslim Ban Looms, Rights Groups Vow Resistance
New guidelines "should leave no doubt that the Trump administration will exploit any opportunity to advance its xenophobic agenda."
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NRA Decries Liberal Violence While Appearing to Declare War on Resistance
While spokeswoman insists the ad simply urges conservatives to "fight lies with truth," video demonstrates clear vitriol for protesters
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7 Words to Describe Trump's Latest Tweet: Sexist, Repulsive, Grotesque, Insane, Deranged, Odious, Vile
Though some warned against being distracted, president's latest online outburst impossible to ignore
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Deadline 2020: Just Three Years, Say Experts, Before Global Tipping Point
"Should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable," they write.
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'Flat Out Corrupt': Protests as Trump Headlines Trump Fundraiser at Trump Hotel
"Trump monetizes his office constantly. But tonight's a new low: he's collecting cash from being president, from his hotel, and from his party."
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
'Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Me!': Americans with Disabilities Lead the Fight Against Trumpcare
Protesters staged sit-ins at Senate offices across the country, demanding 'No' votes on GOP's healthcare bill
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"There's a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it," wrote the Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik. As White House Cracks Down on Press, Calls Grow for Journalists to Fight Back
"There's a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it."
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'Victory': Irish Lawmakers Ban Fracking
It's "a day for #ClimatePride," says Friends of the Earth Ireland after historic vote
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Top U.N. Human Rights Official Denounces Trump's Pro-Torture Rhetoric
Commissioner expresses concern that Western leaders could flout human rights laws
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With Nation's Attention Elsewhere, Trump Quietly Intensifies War on Workers
Trump has nominated two corporate lawyers to the NLRB as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch gears up to rule on a key labor case
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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Met With Dow CEO Just Before Killing Effort to Ban Toxic Pesticide
New reporting by Associated Press begs further questions about administration's denial of science, coziness with industry
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Despite Delay, Resistance Doubles Down Against Deeply Unpopular Trumpcare Bill
New poll shows just 17 percent of Americans support Republican bill
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From 'Bizarre' to 'Disgusting': Trump Harassment of Female Irish Reporter Draws Rebuke
"How long are women supposed to put up with this crap?"
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