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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
To Shine Light on Senate GOP's Trumpcare Push, Dems Intro 'No Hearing, No Vote Act'
'Attempts to pass Trumpcare in the dark of night, without any transparency is one of the most egregious examples of legislative malpractice in decades.'
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'Shameful': Senate Votes to Further Arm Saudi Arabia as Yemen Suffers
Bipartisan opposition to the bill nonetheless sent a "strong message" to the Saudis—and to President Trump
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Watch: 'How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine'
Naomi Klein offers five steps on how to recognize—and fight back against—the president's "wildly pro-corporate policies"
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GOP Faces Swift Backlash Over 'Disturbing' Press Crackdown in Senate
Critics warn move to limit press access could be related to the Republicans' secrecy on Trumpcare
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Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired
Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s lawyer in the Russia investigation, has bragged he was behind the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
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U.S. Has Only Acknowledged A Fifth of Lethal Drone Strikes, New Study Finds
Since Trump took office earlier this year, the rate of drone strikes per month has increased by almost four times Obama’s average
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Crafted by Wall Street Titans, Trump Treasury Plan Latest Consumer Betrayal
"We need stronger protections for consumers, but instead, this proposal is a toxic concoction of repackaged banker handouts," said Public Citizen's Lisa Gilbert
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'No Is Not Enough': Naomi Klein's Anti-Trump Guide Becomes Best-Seller on First Day
New book calling for progressives to assert alternative vision to thwart Republican president finds hungry audience
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Trumpcare Opponents to Senate Dems: 'Play Hardball. Don't Be Weak'
"Republicans are playing hardball. So we have to play hardball too to win," wrote Ezra Levin, co-executive director of Indivisible
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Post-Comey Hearing, Trump's Approval Ratings in the Gutter
The president's disapproval rating again came in at a record 59 percent
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As Trump Forces Speculation, Secret Service Says 'No Record' of White House Tapes
Trump warned former FBI Director James Comey in May that he had "better hope" there are no tapes of their conversations
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'Sacrificing Democracy': Senate GOP Plans to Hide TrumpCare From US Public
"Republicans know their healthcare bill is super unpopular and so are trying to shield it from public scrutiny," wrote Nate Silver
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Another US Appeals Court Just Smacked Down Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0
"It's always been crystal clear that this policy is discriminatory and cruel at its core," says Amnesty International USA's executive director, Margaret Huang
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In Trump Era, Pride March Becomes #ResistMarch
"This year the LGBTQ+ community is lending its iconic rainbow flag to anyone who feels their rights are at risk and to everyone who believes that America's strength is its diversity," said Brian Pendleton, founder of Los Angeles' #ResistMarch
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Avoiding 'Gut Punch' to Transparency, Jeff Sessions to Testify in Public
"Democracy shouldn't take place behind closed doors," says the ACLU
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DC, Maryland AGs Sue Trump Over 'Unprecedented Constitutional Violations'
"The lawsuit," reported the Washington Post 's Aaron Davis, "centers on the fact that Trump chose to retain ownership of his company when he became president."
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Sunday, June 11, 2017
Say No To Trump projected by Global Justice Now on the Houses of Parliament. 'Incredible Victory': People Power Forces Trump To Postpone UK State Visit
UPDATE: Reuters is reporting : Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for U.S. President Donald Trump's to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed. "We aren’t going to comment on speculation...
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
The People's Summit: LIVE from Chicago
Thousands of progressive activists are gathering in Chicago this weekend to cultivate strategies and foster intersectionality for moving "beyond resistance" to "a people's movement for a just world." The three-day People's Summit , headlined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), kicked off Friday,...
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Friday, June 9, 2017
'Will Trump Regret This?' President Vows to Testify Under Oath
Trump also denied he asked former FBI director James Comey to pledge "loyalty"
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To Defend Against Trump, Delaware Just Preemptively Enshrined Abortion Rights
Even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade , the state's new law ensures right to choose is law of state
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In Bid to Save Future From Trump, Groups Mobilize for Nationwide #ActOnClimate Day
"It's time, in short, to fight," writes Stephen Kretzmann
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Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of US War As 'People' – Not 'Statistics' – Compelled Leaks
In her first interview since being released from prison, whistleblower said she felt "responsibility to the public"
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People's Summit Kicks Off: Moving 'Beyond Resistance' to Forge Just World in Trump Era
'If there was ever a moment to come together, this is it—in Trump times the only defense is a good offense,' says 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben
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'Absolute Joke': Despite Thrashing, May Forges Far-Right Coalition to Hold Power in UK
Though rebuked at polls and hopes for mandate terminated, Conservatives move fast to keep Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from taking over as prime minister
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Sanders: Corbyn Surge in UK Shows World Rising Up Against Austerity, Inequality
"People in the U.K., the U.S. and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%," Sanders said
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's Bold Vision Puts UK on Verge of 'Amazing Political Upset'
"UK to humanity - we just killed neoliberalism," says one Labour supporter as progressive leader's bold vision credited with delivery crushing blow to Tory rule
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233 House Republicans Just Set Course for Next Financial Collapse
#WrongChoiceAct passed by the House "would gut common sense rules that made sure Wall St. works for, rather than preys on, American families."
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As Comey Bolsters "Obstruction" Case, Prospects of Trump Impeachment Rise
"Impeachment takes time but we need to start the process now. It's time to call for impeachment hearings."
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'Unbelievable, Unprecedented': Best Reactions From Second Half of Comey Hearing
"It's significant that Republicans have basically conceded Comey's testimony is correct," noted Perry Bacon Jr.
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Trump Just 'New at This': As Comey Hearing Concludes, Paul Ryan Jumps To Defend President
Republican Speaker of the House argues president's effort to create "patronage relationship" should instead be viewed as behavior of a someone who simply didn't know any better
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'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': The Best Tweets From Comey's First Hour
"The #ComeyHearings are showing Americans in real time what the felony of Obstruction of Justice looks like," wrote Rep. Ted Lieu
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As Growing Calls to Impeach Trump Loom, Watch James Comey Testimony Live
'The testimony that former FBI Director James Comey is expected to deliver today makes clear that Congress must begin impeachment proceedings immediately.'
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With All Eyes on Comey, GOP Set to Lavish Wall Street and Trash Consumers
The CHOICE Act is little more than a paean to Wall Street, critics argue
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
To Counter Trump, Hawaii and California Assert Leadership on Climate Action
States, cities, civil society rebuke President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate agreement with acts to rein in global threat
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Kansas Kills Trump-Like Tax Cuts in 'Repudiation of Right-Wing Orthodoxy'
The cuts had devastating effects on the state's public services
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The 'Patronage' Presidency: James Comey's 'Extraordinary' Testimony on Trump
Fired FBI director's written statement described by analyst as "extraordinary piece of testimony" one day before scheduled hearing
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Latest Polls Show Millions of "Not Even People" Disapprove of Trump Presidency
Eric Trump, son of billionaire president, draws widespread rebuke and ridicule for saying he perceives dad's opponents as not human
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'Watergate Pales' to Scandal Surrounding Trump: Former DNI James Clapper
Clapper's comments in Australian capital add to growing chorus
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Republican Offers Familiar Cruelty With Rare Honesty: 'I Don't Support Livable Wage'
The gaffe, said one commentator, was "a potentially fatal mistake"
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Amid Roiling Mid-East Tensions, Unprecedented Attacks Strike Iran
The attacks come at a time when the world is seeing a " very intense situation between Iran and Saudi Arabia," said one commentator
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Edward Snowden Comes to Defense of Jailed NSA Contractor Reality Winner
'The prosecution of any journalistic source without due consideration by the jury as to the harm or benefit of the journalistic activity is a fundamental threat to the free press.'
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'Battle for the Net': Web Guardians Announce Global Day of Action to Defeat Trump's FCC
To protect net neutrality, say organizers, "we'll once again use the transformative power of the Internet to defend the internet itself"
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Bolivian President Warns Trump's America 'Main Threat to Mother Earth and Life Itself'
By ditching global agreement on climate, Evo Morales says United States denying "future to upcoming generations"
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Where Are All Saudi Arabia's Protesters? These 14 Are Awaiting Execution
"The sentences should immediately be quashed," said Amnesty International's Lynn Maalouf
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Do Middle Fingers in New Zealand Portend New Global Trend for Trump Regime?
"I've never seen so many people flip the bird at a US motorcade," said one onlooker in New Zealand
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In Effort to 'Protect America From Tyranny,' Michael Moore Launches TrumpiLeaks
The website will aim to provide an outlet for "courageous whistleblowers"
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Ignoring Explosive Russia Revelations, Trump Targets Whistleblower Instead
Charges against NSA contractor viewed as "the first salvo" in Trump's war on leakers
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Monday, June 5, 2017
Grand Canyon Pillagers Hope to Harness Trump's Disdain for Natural World
The 20-year ban on new uranium mining is under threat
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Following Attack, Corbyn Leads Call to Unveil Saudi Role in Fueling Extremism
"We have to get serious about cutting off the funding to these terror networks, including ISIS, here and in the Middle East," Corbyn said
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Texas Lawmakers Indifferent to State's Outrageously High Maternal Death Rate
Recent studies show poor state of affairs for women giving birth in Texas, but state lawmakers criticized for taking little action to rectify the situation
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Trump Self-Incriminates, Draws Rebuke With Latest 'Unhinged' Twitter Rant
By affirming that the ban is in fact a ban, Trump undermined his own administration's legal case
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John Oliver: Trump Climate Decision Is Behavior of Destructive 'Egomaniac'
Even this professional comedian knows that exit from landmark international deal will have 'catastrophic' impacts for future generations
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Sunday, June 4, 2017
In Iraq and Syria, US-Led Coalition Killing Increasing Number of Civilians
"We have been killing a lot of civilians in and around Raqqa for quite some time now, yet these incidents are rarely admitted by the coalition and there is almost no interest from international media."
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Backers of Honduran Dam Opposed by Murdered Activist Withdraw Funding
Dam was one of hundreds of projects sanctioned after 2009 military coup
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If Trump So Quick to Exploit London Violence, What Would Attack in US Bring?
Trump called "Opportunist-in-Chief" for using latest violence in the UK to justify travel ban from Muslim countries
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Nationwide 'March for Truth' Events Take Aim at Trump's Destructive Fact-Free Rule
From peddling climate lies to his refusal to come clean on his financial holdings, nationwide protests target U.S. president
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Friday, June 2, 2017
It Appears Trump Admin. Wants to Bury Senate Torture Report Forever
The administration is complying with request from Republican senator to send copies of voluminous document back to Congress—which could prevent public from ever seeing it
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Pruitt Offers 'Incoherent Distortions of Reality' in Defense of Paris Exit
EPA head catches flak for selectively quoting from 'the environmental left' to defend Trump's withdrawal from climate pact
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Applying for a US Visa? Better Watch What You Post
Trump administration's new supplemental questionnaire asks applicants for five years of social media information, 15 years of biographical history
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Cholera Cases in Yemen May Reach 130,000 in Two Weeks, UNICEF Warns
Health workers in the war-torn and poverty-stricken nation are racing against time to prevent cholera from killing more children
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Exxon and Tillerson Accused of Defrauding Investors Over Climate Risks
New York attorney general claims the oil giant used "secret, internal figures" to account for impacts of climate change
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Offering 'Moral Model' for Nation, California's Medicare for All Plan Clears State Senate
'California Senators have sent an unmistakable message today to every Californian and people across the nation.'
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'Literal Colonialism': Blackwater Founder Calls for 'American Viceroy' to Rule Afghanistan
Given Prince's past connections to Trump, his recommendations could have some measure of influence
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Earth to Trump: You Are On Your Own
'We move on and we move forward, together'
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Trump's White House to Dems' Oversight Requests: Fat Chance
Politico reports that the Trump White House told federal agencies to ignore Democratic lawmakers' oversight inquiries
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Warren: Trump Climate Move a "Gift" to Right-Wing Donors, Not American Workers
In withdrawing from the climate pact, Trump caved to big money interests, Senator Warren argued
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
'Destructive Fossil Fuel Puppet' Trump Ditches Climate Deal with Fact-Free Speech
"Generations from now, Americans will look back at Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement as one of the most ignorant and dangerous actions ever taken by any President"
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Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Enters MD Governor's Race Campaigning for Economic and Social Justice
"In this moment, when extreme right-wing conservatives control every branch of our federal government, we'regoing to celebrate the power that we have in our states, and move our states forward, no matter what happens in Washington."
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How an Energized People's Movement Can Counter Trump and Save the Planet
In the face of pending Paris exit, 350.org's Jamie Henn says it is essential for supporters of a clean energy future to 'get off the sidelines'
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With Comey Set to Testify, AG Sessions Again Under Fire for Possible Perjury
"We are concerned about Attorney General Sessions' lack of candor to the committee and his failure thus far to accept responsibility for testimony that could be construed as perjury," Sens. Franken and Leahy wrote in March.
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If Trump Dumps Paris, Says Naomi Klein: "Time for Some People's Sanctions"
'It is time to communicate with this President in the only language he appears to understand: money.'
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Trump's Midnight Dump of Ethics Waivers Should End "Drain the Swamp Illusion"
Former lobbyists from some of the most contentious industries under Trump are given the freedom to influence policy making in those very same arenas
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With Bold 'For the Many' Platform, Corbyn Rides Sanders-Like Wave in UK
In Wednesday night's televised debate, Jeremy Corbyn accused his rivals of prioritizing the wealthiest over the vulnerable.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
New Analysis Shows 'Medicare for All' Can Cover Everyone While Cutting Costs
New financial analysis shows California's SB 562 would cut state spending on healthcare by almost 20 percent as new poll shows 7 in 10 voters support universal coverage plan
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Kabul Blast a Reminder That Civilians Bearing Brunt of War, Says Expert
Death toll from truck bomb reaches 90
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'Appalling' Draft Rule by Trump Threatens Contraceptive Access for Millions of Women
The proposal, if finalized, would be 'a license to discriminate and an affront to all women,' said Gretchen Borchelt of the National Women's Law Center
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Elizabeth Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free'
Resistance to Devos's agenda has "spread like wildfire," Warren notes.
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'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy
"How do you characterize Saudi Arabia's commitment to democracy?" A good question that is apparently hard for U.S. officials to answer.
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Public Support for Trump Impeachment Surges Ahead of 'March for Truth'
"It is undeniable at this point that Trump has committed impeachment-worthy offenses," writes Brian Beutler.
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If Trump Ditches Paris: 'A Crime Against the Future of People and Planet'
Climate groups slam reports that President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Come Together and Fight the Oligarchy, Declares Sanders in Stirring Commencement
"If we refuse to allow demagogues to divide us," senator tells Brooklyn College graduates, "there is no end to what the great people of our nation can accomplish."
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To Restrict Abortion Access Even Further, Kansas Says Font Size Matters
Called "simply harassment" by opponent, new law would stipulate that physicians' disclosure be "on white paper, in a printed format, in black ink, and in 12-point Times New Roman font."
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To Ram Through Unpopular Agenda, Trump Urges GOP to Kill Senate Filibuster
Though his proposals have found slim support among the American people, president wants GOP allies to push items through "fast and easy"
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After Just Three Months, Trump's Communications Director Says: I'm Out
Amid larger expected shakeup for White House staff, Mike Dubke said reasons for his early departure are "personal"
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Monday, May 29, 2017
Texas Republican Accused of Threatening to 'Put a Bullet' in Head of Democratic Colleague
As hundreds of protesters flood state Capitol building, legislative session ends with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another dead
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Witnesses Say US Military Killed Fleeing Yemeni Child in Latest Botched Raid
The Pentagon said last week that there were "no credible indications of civilian casualties" from the latest U.S. Navy SEALs raid on a village in Yemen. Yet new reporting by The Intercept , citing eyewitness accounts, offers more evidence to contradict the military's claim. Residents of the village...
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Another City Jumps Aboard Growing Movement to Impeach Trump
Officials in Brookline, Mass. passed a citizen-proposed resolution that raises concern over President Trump's conflicts of interest
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Nina Turner: While Congress Obsesses Over Russia, Americans Being 'Left Behind'
Voters in Flint, Michigan "wouldn't ask you about Russia and Jared Kushner," said Turner. "They want to know how they are gonna get some clean water and why some 8,000 people are about to lose their homes"
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
After 'Heroic Intervention,' Funds Being Raised for Portland Victims
Taliesin Myrddin and Ricky Best died after confrontation with alleged racist; Micah Fletcher survived despite extensive injuries to his neck
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One Hundred Eighth Graders Boycott Paul Ryan Photo Op
"It's not just a picture," said one. "It's being associated with a person who puts his party before his country."
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
DAPL Company Hired War on Terror Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising
Leaked docs reveal the collusion between local police forces, pipeline company, and defense contractors as they executed 'military-style counterterrorism measures' to suppress the water protectors
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Other G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Throws 'Tantrum' Over Climate Accord
In addition to stymying action on fossil fuels, Trump also 'forced the Italian prime minister Paulo Gentiloni to shred plans for an ambitious statement stressing the plight of migrants'
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In a "World of Plenty," G7 Must Fight Famine
'Political failure has led to these crises—political leadership is needed to resolve them'
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Friday, May 26, 2017
In Face of TrumpCare 'Abomination,' New Jersey Latest State to Join Single Payer Push
'TrumpCare is not the way forward.'—New Jersey State Assemblyman John Wisniewski
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Beyond Trump, Campaigners Demand G7 Leaders Commit to Climate Action
"Our answer to Trump's 'America first' has to be 'Planet Earth First'"
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Experts: US Still 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Fukushima-Style Disaster
Nuclear industry pressured regulatory commission into low-balling consequences of meltdown, especially in case of reactor fire, new article says
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DAPL Photographer Cleared of Charges After Drone Footage Proves His Case
Prosecutors said Aaron Turgeon had put police plane and water protectors in harm's way when he used a drone to capture footage over pipeline site
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Jeremy Corbyn Praised for Denouncing Failed 'Global War on Terror'
'Whoever you decide should lead the next government must do better,' Labour Party leader says in Friday speech
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Intensifying Cycle of Violence, US Strikes Kill Scores More Syrian Children, Civilians
Uptick in Syrian civilian casualties comes as the US is taking steps to decrease transparency and limit the information released about such deaths
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, "Dripping With Intolerance," Ruled Unconstitutional
'Over and over we are seeing the courts and the public soundly reject this blatant attempt to write bigotry into law'
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