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Saturday, November 21, 2020
The Voice of America building is pictured in Washington on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) In 'Tremendous Rebuke' of Trump Appointee, Federal Judge Bars US Media Agency Head From Interfering in News Coverage
" Michael Pack has repeatedly and intentionally violated the First Amendment rights of VOA journalists."
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Friday, November 20, 2020
"As the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the planet, it is irresponsible to permit new oil development that will only exacerbate the problem of climate change," said Dan Ritzman, director of the Sierra Club's Lands, Water, Wildlife Campaign. (Photo: vitstudio/Shutterstock) Trump Administration Accused of Trying to Bully Banks Into Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Extraction
"Contrary to the claims of oil-backed politicians, banks don't want to finance more drilling in the Arctic not because of some vast liberal conspiracy, but because it's bad business," said a Sierra Club leader.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questions witnesses during a U.S. House Foreign Affairs' Committee's Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill May 16, 2019. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Looks Like the Crazy Lady Has Logged On': Rep. Ilhan Omar Welcomes QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress
The incoming congresswoman attacked Omar for sparring with GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who faces a runoff election in Georgia this January.
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Protesters with a placard demanding the jailing of President Donald Trump during the Women's March in Manhattan on January 18, 2020. (Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis/Getty Images) Let Trump Off the Hook in the Name of Elusive Unity? Some Critics Say That Could Be a Big Mistake
One observer stressed that the Justice Department must "keep its options open, and not prematurely foreclose on the possibility of criminal investigations."
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Hailed as 'Heroes' During Pandemic, Retail Workers Stripped of Hazard Pay While Companies Rake in Massive Profits
"While business booms and the pandemic rages, the rich are getting richer—and workers are getting sicker."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addressed long-delayed relief for Americans from the coronavirus pandemic in a floor speech on Friday. (Photo: YouTube/RepAOC) 'In Breaking the Senate, We Are Abandoning Our People': Watch AOC Excoriate McConnell on House Floor
"He broke the Senate as there are thousands of people in Texas lined up for food lines. He broke the Senate while hospitals no longer have beds to house the sick."
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Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield speaks during a campaign rally on November 2, 2020 in Traverse City, Michigan. Chatfield, along with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, are meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday, November 20, 2020, in the midst of the GOP's efforts to undermine the results of the presidential election, which President-elect Joe Biden won decisively. (Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) 'Certify the Results!': GOP Michigan Lawmakers Blasted for 'Legitimizing a Fascist Coup Attempt' by Meeting With Trump
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) called the meeting between the president and two Republican state representatives "an attempt to subvert our democracy and undermine the will of Michigan voters."
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A Syrian refugee walks near a camp outside Qah, Idlib province, on October 28, 2020. (Photo: Ahmad al-Atrash/AFP/Getty Images) By Rejecting WTO Drug Patent Waivers Amid Pandemic, Richest Nations Put Big Pharma Profits Before Health of Billions
Rich countries—accused of hoarding future vaccines—are being urged to support a "humanitarian buffer" to innoculate refugees and people in conflict zones.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a rally to express solidarity with immigrants and refugees hosted by MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and Popular Democracy near Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Ilhan Omar to President-elect Biden: Seize 'Once-in-a-Generation' Chance to End Disastrous US Foreign Policy
In an op-ed at The Nation , the Minnesota Democrat explains how the Biden White House can forge a path "toward justice."
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Crippling Common Good Worldwide, Landmark Study Shows $427 Billion Lost Each Year to Tax Dodging by Corporations and the Rich
"Now more than ever we must reprogram our global tax system to prioritize people's health and livelihoods over the desires of those bent on not paying tax."
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President-elect Joe Biden listens to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris make a statement at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on November 16, 2020. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) New 'No Corporate Cabinet' Campaign Pushes Biden to Pick People Who Will Advance Public Good
"Joe Biden should not let corporate interests run the government—and, if needed, senators must hold him accountable."
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2020. 'Monstrous Behavior': Mnuchin Slammed for Biden 'Snub' That Could Sabotage US Economic Recovery
On his way out the door, said one Nobel-winning economist, "Mnuchin is effectively trying to create a financial crisis.'
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U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.),  who is facing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff in a runoff race on January 5, speaks to a crowd of supporters during a "Defend the Majority" rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center on November 19, 2020 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) 'Utterly Inexcusable': Sen. Perdue of Georgia Profited From Defense Contractor's Stock While Overseeing Naval Spending
"He is blatantly exploiting his office to line his own pockets," said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff.
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Mosul, Iraq under U.S. aerial bombardment on July 9, 2017. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) Washington Post Publishes Names and Details of 1,400 Civilians Killed in US-Led Bombings of ISIS
The Post report relies heavily on figures from the airstrike watchdog Airwars—without stating the group's actual casualty numbers.
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'We Simply Cannot Afford Half-Measures': Outside DNC, Progressives Demand Biden Go Big for Green New Deal
"We're calling on the Biden administration right now to save lives because there's no other alternative. And we're asking you because we voted for you."
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A Make America Great Again hat engulfed in flames burns on the ground after counter-protesters lit it on fire in front of a barricade at Copley Square in Boston on October 18, 2020. (Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) As Trump Pursues Strategy of Chaos and Confusion, Biden Urged to 'Go Big and Fast' to Fix 'Broken' Government
"The arsonist in chief, who spent the past four years being as reckless as humanly possible, is lighting a whole bunch more fires with the GOAL of them being impossible to put out."
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Progressives are calling on President-elect Joe Biden and his Education Department to cancel student debt. (Photo: YouTube/screenshot) Nearly 20 Dozen Groups Demand Biden Cancel All Federal Student Debt on Day One by Executive Order
"We cannot wait a second longer for debt relief when we know the president has the authority to cancel student debt on day one."
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former Vice President Joe Biden Social Security Defenders Tell Biden to Keep Austerity-Obsessed Bruce Reed Far Away From the White House
"In this time of national crisis with millions struggling to get by, we cannot afford to grant positions of power to austerity hawks."
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Top Government Adviser in Iran Warns Military Action by Trump Would Lead to 'Full-Fledged War'
"Definitely, the United States, the region, and the world cannot stand such a comprehensive crisis."
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Critics of the Utah bill fear that it might lead to an increase in deadly car attacks on protesters, as happened in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images) Utah Lawmakers Accused of Seeking to Legalize Drivers Running Over Street Protesters
"Legislators are considering a bill that would let drivers off the hook for mowing down protesters."
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Palestinian women protest the upcoming visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to an illegal Israeli settlement in the unlawfully occupied West Bank on November 18, 2020. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) "Proudly Pro-BDS": Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo for Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic
"Our response to the false designation will be to... challenge Israeli policies of occupation and apartheid and galvanize public opinion for freedom and justice in Palestine," vowed CodePink's Medea Benjamin.
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A view of the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2020 after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Alarmed by 'Rapidly Worsening' Pandemic, Top Health Experts Urge GSA Administrator to Immediately Begin Presidential Transition
"A seamless transition is necessary to ensure that the incoming administration is prepared to confront the Covid-19 pandemic from day one."
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'Heartlessness Mixed With Political Power': Trump Admin Rejected Plan to Provide Mental Healthcare to Separated Families
"The pain this administration has inflicted on so many children and their families is infuriating."
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Workers process meat at a Tyson Foods chicken plant. (Photo: Gregory Smith/Corbis via Getty Images) 'This Is Depraved': Tyson Food Managers Accused of Betting on How Many of Their Workers Would Get Covid-19
A lawsuit alleges that a boss at one facility "organized a cash-buy-in, winner-take-all, betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager how many plant employees would test positive."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers an address on threats to American democracy at George Washington University on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sanders cited "the unprecedented and dangerous moment we are in right now" given U.S. President Donald Trump's "unique threats to our democracy." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'The Real Looting in America Is the Walton Family': GAO Report Details How Taxpayers Subsidize Cruel Low Wages of Corporate Giants
"I say to the Walton family: Get off welfare," declared Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the government study he commissioned. "Pay your workers a living wage—at least $15 an hour."
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Climate justice protesters march in San Francisco on September 8, 2018 (Photo: Sunshine Velasco./Survival Media Agency) Indigenous and Progressive Activists and Lawmakers Plan Rally at DNC to Push Biden in Greener Direction
Organizers are calling for "a corporate-free Cabinet and administration staffed with personnel committed to addressing the climate threat, as well as following through on promises made during the campaign."
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<p>Standing at the edge of the Klamath River in rural Northern California, a man from the Yurok Tribe uses a dip net to catch fish, the way his ancestors have done for centuries past. (Photo: Justin Lewis/Getty Images)</p> 'Incredibly Important Step' Toward Restorative Justice as Tribes, Dem Governors, and Klamath Dam Owner Announce Salmon Restoration Plan
"At its heart, dam removal is about healing and restoration for the river, for the salmon, and for our people," said the Yurok Tribe chair.
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Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) is calling for the investigation and prosecution of President Donald Trump. (Photo: Lingjing Bao/Talk Media News Photo Archives/Flickr cc) Rep. Bill Pascrell Demands DOJ Prosecution of Trump's "Innumerable Crimes Against the United States"
"Trump along with his worst enablers must be tried for their crimes against our nation and Constitution," the New Jersey Democrat asserted.
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While "Covid-19 has demonstrated that humanity has the capacity to recognize and respond to a global crisis," the authors of a new report on world disasters wrote, "climate change is an even more significant challenge to humanity... one which literally threatens our long-term survival." (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) 'No Vaccine for Climate Change': Coronavirus Has Been Disastrous, Says Red Cross, But Global Warming Poses Greater Threat
"The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerable the world is to a truly global catastrophe. But another, bigger, catastrophe has been building for many decades, and humanity is still lagging far behind in efforts to address it."
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order That Has Already Led to 'Illegal' Expulsion of 13,000 Unaccompanied Children
"Today's ruling is a critical step in halting the Trump administration's unprecedented and illegal attempt to expel children under the thin guise of public health."
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Demanding 'Passionate Fighter for Human Rights,' Progressives Rally Around Ro Khanna for Harris' Senate Seat
" His voice in the Senate would be a major boost for our movement for justice," said the Justice Democrats.
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Convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage) We Want Fudge! Rejecting Corporate Stooge Heitkamp, Progressives Back Ohio Congresswoman for USDA Chief
Dozens of advocacy groups told the Biden transition team that Rep. Marcia Fudge has "long been an ally to farmers, food-chain workers, consumers, and rural communities."
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Protesters demand that billionaires pay their fair share during a July 17, 2020 demonstration in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Billionaire Bonanza Continues as Workers Pounded by Pandemic, Recession, and GOP Relief Refusal
Since Covid-19 struck in March, the combined wealth of the 647 richest Americans has increased by nearly $1 trillion, largely at the expense of workers' safety—and sometimes their lives.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) presides over a hearing about the influence of social media companies on the 2020 election on November 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Lindsey Graham Must Resign': Outrage Grows Over GOP Senator's Alleged Assault on Election Integrity
Critics called on the Justice Department and various congressional committees to "conduct an immediate and thorough investigation."
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NOAA Research Shows Climate Crisis Primary Cause of 98% of Dead Florida Coral Reef
"Our work in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans shows a dire outlook for coral reef ecosystem health, from warming ocean waters, fishing, disease, and pollution from the land."
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People receive food at Thessalonica Christian Church during a distribution on October 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'About to Be Catapulted Off a Cliff': Study Shows 12 Million Set to Lose Jobless Benefits After Christmas
"With no end to the pandemic in sight, and a cutoff of nearly all federal unemployment benefits by year's end looming on the horizon, inaction by Congress could mean that millions of American families will enter the New Year with little or no means of support."
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President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office on Friday, Nov 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Who Wants to Break the News to Him?' Trump Silent After GOP Effort to Block Election Certification in Michigan Thwarted
"It's plain and simple, folks," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib: "The Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers put politics above their duty to our residents." The two GOP members, after fierce backlash, later reversed themselves.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Former CISA head Christopher Krebs. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) 'This Is Chaos': Trump Fires Top Election Security Official Christopher Krebs Who Called BS on Voter Fraud Lies
"This is a disgusting abuse of power by a weak and desperate president who undermines our democracy and national security," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Protesters outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 13, 2020 let President Donald Trump know what they think of him. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Yet Another Legal Loss for Trump as Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds No Fault With Philly Observer Placement
The court found that Philadelphia election officials "did not act contrary to law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives during the precanvassing and canvassing process."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk during the group photo at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East on February 14, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) House Progressives Call on Pompeo to Condemn Israeli Demolition of West Bank Village That Left Dozens Homeless
"This is a grave humanitarian issue that demands your immediate attention and our collective condemnation," the lawmakers told the outgoing secretary of state, who is visiting the region this week.
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To 'Save Countless Lives,' US Medical Groups Demand Trump Share Covid-19 Data With Biden Team
"More people may die if we don't coordinate," President-elect Joe Biden said this week.
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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was greeted by U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) as he arrived in Columbus, Georgia, on October 27, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) 'Today Feels Like a Betrayal': Sunrise Movement Blasts Biden Pick of Big Oil-Backed Cedric Richmond for Key Post
"President-elect Biden assured our movement he understands the urgency of this crisis; now, it's time for him to act like it."
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A porcupine caribou in northern Alaska. (Photo: G. MacRae/Flickr cc) 'Disaster for Climate and Indigenous Rights': Coalition Urges Bank of America to End Financing of Arctic Drilling
"Despite risks to the climate, Indigenous rights, and their own bottom line, Bank of America is the only big U.S. bank that hasn't ruled out funding for drilling in the Arctic Refuge," noted the Sierra Club.
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President-elect Joe Biden delivers a remarks on the economic recovery in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, November 16, 2020. (Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) With Pandemic as National Emergency, Biden Could Enact Medicare for All by Executive Action—But Will He?
"I do not expect Joe Biden to use this power on Inauguration Day to instantly turn the United States into a single-payer country. But there's nothing in the law that would appear to prevent him from doing it."
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'Our Worst Fears Have Come True': With No Sign of Federal Relief, Nursing Home Industry Study Shows Surge in Covid-19
"Trying to protect nursing home residents without controlling community spread is a losing battle."
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President-elect Donald Trump photographed near President Donald Trump at Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) 'This Is How a Torturer Ended Up Running the CIA': Biden Reportedly Hopes to Avoid Probes Into Trump Crimes
Mirroring Obama's choice to "look forward" not back, one critic said this a "preview of an epic failure" by the President-elect
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Scores of progressive groups on Tuesday came out in opposition to President-elect Joe Biden possibly picking former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as his agriculture secretary. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Citing Her Ties to Agribusiness and Fossil Fuels, 160+ Groups Tell Biden That Heitkamp Is 'Wrong Choice' for USDA
"She has aligned herself with corporate agribusiness at the expense of family farmers, supports fossil fuel interests, and holds views that are out of step with the Democratic Party and the majority of Americans."
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Greenpeace Releases Far-Reaching 'Just Recovery Agenda' to Tackle Interlocking Crises of Inequality, Racial Injustice, Covid-19, and Climate Chaos
We must "shift from an economy that is extractive and exploitative to one that regenerates and repairs," the new report says.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 23, 2019 as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo look on. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) A Defeated Trump 'Has No Authorization for a New War,' Say Campaigners After NYT Reports President Wanted Military Strike Options for Iran
"Trump's request for military options to strike Iran's nuclear program in his waning days in office encapsulates the bankruptcy of the pressure-only approach toward Iran favored by so many in Washington."
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Dr. Scott Atlas, a top White House coronavirus adviser, said Monday that Americans should flout public health guidance and gather as normal for the holidays as this may be "the final Thanksgiving" for many. (Photo: screenshot) 'It's Even Worse on Video': Trump Adviser Welcomes Killing Loved Ones With Covid-19 as This May Be 'Their Final Thanksgiving' Anyway
" Eat, drink, and be merry, because tomorrow my policies may kill you."
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) attends the third day of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images) "I'd Like to Report Some Voter Fraud": Lindsey Graham Under Fire for Allegations He Urged Legal Ballots Be Tossed in Georgia
"Under the guise of rooting out election fraud, it looks like Graham is suggesting committing it."
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Monday, November 16, 2020
Environmental and progressive groups are urging President-elect Joe Biden not to include former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on either his transition team or in his Cabinet. (Photo: Sandia Labs/Flickr cc) Activists Urge Biden to Eschew Fossil Fuel-Friendly Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Transition, Cabinet Teams
Scores of environmental and progressive groups warn that Moniz, "an unrepentant founding father of the fracking industry," would "extend our reliance on fossil fuels and the very companies with which he is linked."
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A man walks along a damaged street after the passage of Hurricane Eta in La Lima, Cortes, Honduras, on November 16, 2020 as Hurricane Iota—upgraded to Category 5—moves over the Caribbean toward the Nicaragua-Honduras border. (Photo: Wendell Escoto/AFP via Getty Images) 'Unreal & Heartbreaking': Experts Highlight Climate Crisis Connection as Category 5 Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America
"It's a simple equation: as the global temperature rises storms get bigger, longer, and more frequent," said Greenpeace. "We need governments to act on climate RIGHT NOW.
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An Extinction Rebellion protester holds up a placard saying "Divest from climate change" as they block the roads outside the Bank of England on October 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images) 'Huge News': Nearly Four Dozen Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels
"While government leaders cling to the economic models of yesterday, faith leaders are looking ahead to the energy future we share."
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The pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the Gwich'in people, who call it "Iizhik Gwats'an Gwandaii Goodlit," or, "the sacred place where life begins." Trump Administration Rushes to Auction Off Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Rights Before Biden Inauguration
The pristine reserve is home to the Gwich'in people, who call it "Iizhik Gwats'an Gwandaii Goodlit," or, "the sacred place where life begins."
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Study Detailing 'Scandalous' Hospital Price-Gouging During Pandemic Proves Medicare for All Urgently Needed
"These are not markups for luxury condos, they are for the most basic necessity of your life: your health."
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The reality of college tuition debt was on display at the Northeastern University graduation at the TD Garden in Boston on May 3, 2019. (Photo: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) 'Giving People Free Stuff is Popular': Democrats Urged to Go Big as #CancelStudentDebt Demand Goes Viral
Biden "has a progressive mandate and must use all the power at his disposal to materially improve people's lives and boost public morale."
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Reporting by Motherboard on Monday sparked alarm over the U.S. military buying location data harvested from mobile phone applications. (Photo: Getty Images) 'Absolutely Sickening': US Military Buys Location Data Harvested From Apps, Including One for Muslim Prayers
"The military industrial complex and the surveillance state have always had a cozy relationship with tech. Buying bulk data in order to profile Muslims is par for the course for them," says Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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Kings Bay Plowshares 7 members pose for a photo with a banner showing peace activist Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo: Kings Bay Plowshares 7) 'An Act of Love, An Act of Justice': Anti-Nuclear Activists Headed to Prison for US Naval Base Protest
"To be clear," said Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day and one of the sentenced, "these weapons are not private property, they belong to the people of the United States; they belong to me, to you, to us."
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Moderna, a U.S. biotech firm, announced on November 16, 2020 that its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95% effective. (Photo illustration: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images) 'It Should Belong to Humanity': Funded by Public, Promising Moderna Results Bolster Global Call for #PeoplesVaccine
"It's time for companies to live up to their human rights responsibilities and ensure the widest possible access to their innovations."
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More Than Two-Thirds of UN Members Embrace Global Plastic Pollution Treaty—But Not the US
"Support for a global treaty on plastic pollution is a critical action that the Biden administration can take to correct the wrongs of the Trump era."
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White House adviser Dr. Scott Atlas implored Michiganders to "rise up" against new public health measures recently implemented by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in an effort to curb the ongoing surge of Covid-19 infections. (Photos: Saul Loeb/AFP (L) and Chip Somodevilla (R) via Getty Images) "I'm Not Going to Be Bullied": Michigan Governor Rebukes Trump Aide's Call for Uprising Over Covid-19 Measures
"Actual public health professionals do not incite violence in response to guidelines or policy that they disagree with. The purpose of public health is to help people, not endanger them."
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Joy Jackson photographs a passing truck bearing an image of U.S. President Donald Trump in front of block letters reading "LOSER" at Black Lives Matter plaza August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) "No You Didn't" Trends After Trump's Latest Election Result Lie
"It is a sad failed pathetic coup attempt," wrote one critic, "but it is still [nevertheless an] attempt to overthrow democracy."
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Sunday, November 15, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gestures while walking out the of the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 26, 2020. "That's His Priority as the Pandemic Rages On": McConnell Readies Lame Duck Push to Further Pack Courts With Trump's Judicial Appointees
"It is literally sickening to see Mitch McConnell continue to indulge his partisan obsession with confirming far-right judges, instead of taking action on the Covid pandemic that continues to spin out of control."
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Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden gather near the Texas capitol building to celebrate his victory in the 2020 presidential election in Austin, Texas on November 7, 2020. "He Can't Keep This Grift Going": Trump Adds Refusal to Concede to First Acknowledgment of Biden Win
The "fact that he is not even cooperating in the transition, the fact that he continues to deny reality and... suggest that Biden has illegally won the election is beyond belief," Sen. Bernie Sanders said of Trump.
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People hold signs during a rally in support of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in San Diego, California on June 18, 2020. 'Victory': Federal Judge Invalidates Latest Trump Effort to Kill DACA
"This is a victory for our courageous plaintiffs, DACA-eligible youth across the country, and all of our communities."
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Saturday, November 14, 2020
People participate in the "Million MAGA March" from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Continuing to Reject Election Results, Trump Rejoices With Drive-By for MAGA Rally
The president's right-wing supporters echoed his false claims of a stolen election.
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The night sky and entrance sign at Joshua Tree National Park. Firing a "Vindictive, Illegal Parting Shot," Trump's Interior Proposes Sabotage of Conservation Program
"The administration's proposal is unneeded, unwanted, and unacceptable."
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Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court January 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. With 'Irrevocable Injustice' on the Line, Democratic Lawmakers Demand Trump Admin Put Brakes on Federal Killing Spree
"The American people have spoken and the federal death penalty should be abolished."
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Friday, November 13, 2020
The Abolish ICE movement has grown following grave human rights abuses against migrants committed by the Trump administration. (Photo: Joe Piette/Flickr cc) Advocacy Groups Slam 'Shameful' Deportation of ICE Medical Abuse Survivors
"Congress must investigate and immediately put an end to this injustice," said one attorney.
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Vice Chair Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) wears a face mask during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick on September 16, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) 47 Groups Back Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Committee Chair Post to 'Build a More Restrained and Progressive Foreign Policy'
"Rep. Castro embodies a progressive vision for the U.S. in the world, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) With Covid-19 Infections at All-Time High, Azar Thanks Trump for His "Leadership That's Gotten Us Where We Are Today"
There were over 177,000 new cases reported in the U.S. on Friday.
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A portrait of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. (Photo: Steve Petteway/U.S. Supreme Court/WikiMedia Commons) Jurists Shocked by Justice Alito's 'Wildly Inappropriate' Attack on LGBTQ Equality, Reproductive Rights, and More
"How can litigants with claims on these issues now believe they can get a fair hearing from Alito?" wondered one legal reporter.
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Demonstrators hold signs saying "Merino is not my president" during a protest against newly appointed interim president Manuel Merino on November 12, 2020 in Lima, Peru. Merino, who was head of National Congress, replaced President Martín Vizcarra after he was ousted by lawmakers over allegations of corruption. (Photo: Renzo Salazar/Getty Images) Massive Protests in Peru Against 'Legislative Coup' That Ousted President Martín Vizcarra
"All of Peru is fired up, we're all very angry," said one protester.
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1,000 Legal Experts Sign Letter Condemning 'Shameful Attack' on Democracy as Trump Continues Baseless Election Lies
"The president seeks an unconstitutional 'restriction on the right to vote'... He is violating his duty to defend the Constitution."
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Environmental and Indigenous activists welcomed a move by the Michigan governor Friday to shut down the Line 5 pipelines. (Photo: Jeffness/CC) 'This Is a Really, Really Big Deal': Michigan Gov. Moves to Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline to Protect Great Lakes
"Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life."
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A US secret service agent stands guard as US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Prescott Regional Airport in Prescott, Arizona on October 19, 2020. - US President Donald Trump went after top government scientist Anthony Fauci in a call with campaign staffers on October 19, 2020, suggesting the hugely respected and popular doctor was an "idiot." (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) 'He Cares About No One. Not a Soul': Ire for Trump After 130 Secret Service Agents Reportedly Infected or Under Covid-19 Quarantine
"Unbelievable," Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez said in response. "GOP doesn't even care for the lives of the people protecting theirs."
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Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American journalist, believes he may be on the U.S. government's "kill list." (Photo: Bilal Abdul Kareem/Twitter) About to Have His Day in Court, This American Journalist Wants to Know If He's on the US 'Kill List'
Award-winning war reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem, who says he has been the target of numerous U.S.-led airstrikes, was also wounded by Syrian tank fire while covering the country's civil war.
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Reps. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis) have created a Labor Caucus in Congress. (Photos: Donald Norcross for Congress; Rep. Mark Pocan/Facebook) Longtime Union Members Pocan and Norcross Announce Labor Caucus to Advocate for Workers in Congress
"President-elect Joe Biden's new administration gives the Democratic Party the opportunity to reprioritize working families at the center of our legislative agenda."
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'Pathetic': Sanders, Khanna Slam Trump and GOP for Spreading Election Lies as Pandemic Surges
" Every day without a new Covid relief bill is an outrage beyond words."
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Farmer Richard Zick, an 82 year-old supporter of Biden, stands next to presidential signs on his front lawn on October 9, 2020 in Kingsley, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Biden Given Roadmap to Revitalize Rural America
The plan "lays a foundation for bringing economic vitality to rural communities in the face of racial injustice, economic decline, climate change, and a devastating pandemic."
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sign reads: Human needs before corporate greed Progressive Coalition Demands 'No Corporate Nominees' for Biden Cabinet
"Biden will need to appoint high-energy, creative officials who wake up every morning determined to do all they can to advance the public interest, not those who remain beholden to corporations and private profit."
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CNN was among the major news outlets Thursday night that projected Joe Biden, already considered the president-elect based on the number of electoral college votes he has secured, had also won  Arizona—the first time the state has gone to a Democrat since 1996. (Image: CNN) Biden Further Solidifies Victory With Arizona as Election Officials Counter Trump's Fraud Lies in Joint Declaration
"In an extraordinary rebuke, a federal agency releases statement from federal, state, and local officials saying Trump is totally full of it when he claims large-scale election fraud."
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
Climate campaigners and Indigenous groups in Minnesota continue to fight against Enbridge's Line 3 Pipeline. (Photo: Honor the Earth/Facebook) 'This Is Nightmarish': Indigenous and Climate Leaders Outraged Over Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline
"Gov. Walz has apparently decided that if Washington won't lead on climate, Minnesota won't either."
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Melting permafrost in Canada's Northwest Territories, a sign of accelerating global heating. (Photo: Charles Tarnocai/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) Humans May Have Passed the 'Point of No Return' in Climate Crisis, Says Study—But That Doesn't Mean All Hope Is Lost
In order to roll back catastrophic carbon emissions, humans must "start developing the technologies for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere," says one of the study's lead authors.
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'A Coup Is Underway': Experts Warn Election Lies by Trump and GOP Leaders Could Unleash Violent Wave
"Underestimating Donald Trump is a mistake that people should not go on making. Laughing at him will not make him go away. If it did, he would have vanished decades ago."
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Climate activists staged a protest outside the European Central Bank headquarters demanding that the ECB stop fueling the climate crisis by supporting fossil fuel companies on October 21, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. As Climate Crisis Rages, the World's Public Banks Gathered at First-Ever Summit and Chose to Not Rule Out Continued Fossil Fuels Funding
"There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects," said one angered campaigner.
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Fox News host Sean Hannity interviews President Donald Trump at a campaign event in Las Vegas on September 20, 2018. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Trump Mulling Streaming Online Channel to Challenge Fox News: Report
"He plans to wreck Fox , no doubt about it," a source familiar with the president's plans told Axios .
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A mural by Australian artist Scott Marsh, inspired by commentary from CNN's Anderson Cooper about U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to accept his electoral defeat, is seen on a wall at the Botany View Hotel on November 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Jenny Evans/Getty Images) As Trump's Election Lies Continue, So Does His "Extremely Misleading" Fundraising Grift
"He has always understood that money equals power, and now he wants to have a bunch of money and it's going to give him a seat at the table. That's what he's doing."
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Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are urging President-elect Joe Biden to pick a Pentagon chief who doesn't have defense contractor connections. (Photo: The Laura Flanders Show/CC) 'This Should Be Basic Common Sense': Lee and Pocan Urge Biden to Appoint Pentagon Chief Without Defense Contractor Ties
"The American people deserve a defense secretary that puts the American people's safety above corporate profits."
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Former Irish President Mary Robinson (L) with former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirfleaf—both members of The Elders—at U.N. Headquarters in New York on June 19, 2019. (Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The Elders, Founded by Nelson Mandela, Warn 'Baseless Accusations' of Voter Fraud by Trump Threaten Democracy Worldwide
Calling on American president to "accept the verdict" of voters, group warns of "far-reaching consequences" beyond U.S. borders.
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'Loud Noises, Mean Stares, A Big Man'—But No Fraud: Trump Campaign Presents 238 Pages of Ridiculous GOP Poll Watcher Affidavits
"A generous way of stating it is that a lot of these Republican challengers seemed pretty uncomfortable around Black people."
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate crisis and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Climate Groups Push Biden to Ensure Financial Appointees Are Committed to Actions That 'Match the Scale of the Crisis'
"The climate crisis is the biggest threat to financial stability, as well as the broader economy. Financial regulators who ignore it are simply failing at their missions."
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Dr. Michael Osterholm (L), director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a member of President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory board, has advocated for implementing a four to six week national lockdown and paying people for lost wages, a pandemic containment strategy that he says will limit the spread of Covid-19 while minimizing economic hardship. (Photo: Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Biden Health Adviser Has a Plan to Get Pandemic Under Control and Revive Economy: Pay People to Stay Home for 4-6 Weeks
The government "could pay for a package right now" to cover economic losses—making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm.
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11, 2020. The visit was Trump's first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should be a moment of national unity to mark Veteran's Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden's win. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images) As Trump Whines and Gaslights, Here's a Reality Check: He Got His Ass Kicked in the General Election
"The fact that he is a major loser does not sit well with this egomaniacal president. But his feelings can't change the facts."
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Headquarters of the United States Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Ed Brown/WikiMedia Commons) Senate GOP Blasted for Proposing OSHA Cuts as Covid-19 Crisis 'Makes Many Jobs Much More Dangerous'
The proposed cut to the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program was announced on the same day as senators floated nearly $700 billion in new military spending.
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President Donald Trump waves after introducing his then-nominee for the chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House, November 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) 'Finally': In Potential Nod to Biden Win, Federal Reserve Applies to Join Climate Network for Central Banks
The move came after the Fed, for the first time, formally acknowledged the threat climate change poses to the global financial system.
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Thousands Urge Commutation of Abuse Victim Lisa Montgomery's Death Row Sentence as Trump Continues Federal Executions
" Is the public really okay with a lame-duck Trump administration continuing to execute people on death row?"
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen here with President Donald Trump in August 2020. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post via Getty Images) World Leaders Urged to 'Stand Up for Democracy' and Refuse to Meet With Pompeo After He Denies Election Outcome
"We cannot normalize Pompeo's threats to democratic legitimacy and the principles of a peaceful transition of power," stressed Serra Sippel of the Center for Health and Gender Equity.
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Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border on February 22, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. To 'Rebuild and Repair' After Trump Cruelty, Rights Group Gives Biden Blueprint for Racial Justice and Immigration Reform
"Progress on each of these fronts is desperately needed to make all families and communities safe."
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