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Monday, September 18, 2017
'Heaven Help Those in Dominica Tonight': Category 5 Maria Makes Landfall
With sustained winds of over 160mph, monster storm makes landfall as it carves path toward Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other islands still recovering from Irma
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Oxfam Has Made Refugees Welcome... at Trump's Childhood Home
"I direct a message to the leaders of the world," says Syrian refugee Ghassan. "Help all the countries facing conflict. Help them establish stability."
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Refusing to Be Bargaining Chips, Dreamers Shut Down Pelosi's Pro-Dreamer Event
"Just stop it now!" House Minority Leader demanded as protesters hijack press conference devoted to promoting deal on DACA
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Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah Outrage After Zinke Memo Reveals Unprecedented Assault on Public Lands
"We will not allow these special lands and waters to be handed over to private interests for drilling, commercial fishing, logging, and other extraction."
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Bibi Embraces Trump at UN as Iran Warns Against Nuke Deal Sabotage
Analysts argue Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is attempting to "put the U.S. back on a path to war with Iran" by pressuring Trump to scrap the landmark agreement
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Students from Washington, D.C. public schools participate in a post-election protest. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/cc/flickr) New Research Reveals Trump Riding on Wave of Increased Hate Crimes
New data obtained by Huffington Post indicates first consecutive annual increases in hate crime since 2004
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit on May 9, 2017 in Milan, Italy. After Failing to Prosecute Bankers, Obama Cashes In With Wall Street Speeches
The former president is reportedly raking in $400,000 per speech to massive financial firms
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pills Bolstering Single-Payer Case, Report Shows How For-Profit Insurers Fuel Opioid Crisis
"In case you didn't know, the opioid epidemic is fueled in part by systemic failures in healthcare."
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If George W. Bush Can Be on Ellen, Of Course Sean Spicer Will Be at Emmys
"There should be nothing whatsoever surprising about any of this, as it is the logical and necessary outcome of the self-serving template of immunity which DC elites have erected for themselves."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to a meeting in the U.S. Capitol July 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Red Alert' Sounded: Trumpcare Is Back, More Brutal and Deadly Than Ever
Sen. Bernie Sanders called the new Obamacare repeal plan "yet another disastrous Republican proposal to throw millions of people off health insurance."
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
White House Pushes Stricter Travel Ban, Pointing to London Attack
No information has been released about the nationalities of two suspects arrested in connection with Friday's subway bombing
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As World Moves Forward with Paris Accord, U.S. Observes From Sidelines
Some officials left a climate summit in Montreal this weekend with the impression that Trump could re-enter the Paris agreement—but critics have doubts
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Rejecting Trump Agenda, Immigrant Protections Bill Passes in California
The California Values Act serves as a strong antidote to the Trump administration's anti-immigrant agenda, supporters say
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China Calls On U.S. to Stop Threats and Resume Dialogue with North Korea
"China does not hold the key to resolving the Korean peninsula nuclear issue. Those who tied the knots are responsible for untying [them]."
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Conflicts and Climate Change Fueling Rise in World Hunger
"This has set off alarm bells we cannot afford to ignore," according to U.N. report
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President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie 'Spitting in the Eye of Transparency,' Govt Reveals Just 22 Mar-a-Lago Visitors
Watchdog groups promise to keep fighting Trump administration in court after it refuses to release full list of presidential visitors to so-called Winter White House
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks during the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee hearing in the Capitol building on July 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Warren Introduces Legislation to Save Consumers From 'Equifax Exploitation'
"Companies like Equifax make billions selling access to your data without your consent, then charge you if you want to stop them. It's nuts."
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Standing With ESPN Journalist Against Trump's White Supremacy, #NaziBucketChallenge Goes Viral
Calling out Trump's racist views, critics stand in solidarity with ESPN anchor
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Images of British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed at a pro-migrant rally at London's Parliament Square on February 20, 2017.(Photo: Public domain/flickr/cc) Assuming Muslims Behind London Attack, Trump Again Drops "Know the Facts" Rule
U.K. officials denounce "unhelpful" speculation as U.S. president demands "nasty" response to Friday morning Tube blast
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Monsanto's weed-killer, Roundup EU Watchdog Under Fire for Monsanto Analysis Copy/Pasted into Roundup Safety Report
Ahead of vote to determine whether farmers can continue using Monsanto's popular pesticide, new Guardian report raises concerns that agency failed to fully analyze Roundup's risks
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Trump Called Single Payer a 'Curse.' Sanders Delivered the Perfect Response
"Providing healthcare to every man, woman, and child as a right is not a curse, it's exactly what we should be doing."
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning had her visiting fellowship at Harvard University rescinded after CIA Director Michael Pompeo and former director Mike Morrell objected. (Photograph: @xychelsea/Instagram) Caving to CIA, Which Literally Assassinates People, Harvard Rescinds Manning Fellowship
"This is what a military/police/intel state looks like," says whistleblower after prestigious university succumbs to protest from Central Intelligence Agency
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
"Anthem sent Congress a ransom note" demanding more taxpayer subsidies following the GOP's failed attempt to strip healthcare from millions of Americans—an attempt Anthem endorsed. Sen. Warren Rips Anthem for Sending 'Bigger Tax Cuts or Else' Ransom Note
Warren said the insurance giant has no right to demand massive taxpayer giveaways after making nearly $900 million in profits in the second quarter of this year
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Siding with Trump Against Women, House GOP Rejects Funds for Equal Pay Initiative
"It appears that whenever this Congress has the opportunity to advance gender and racial equality, it chooses instead to say no."
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After Hurricane Irma As Nation Reels from Disasters, 300+ Groups Endorse Sweeping Climate Bill
"Disaster after climate-induced disaster is proving that we can't fail to address our rampant burning of fossil fuels—too much is at stake."
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According to the lawsuit, "Google has discriminated and continues to discriminate against its female employees by systematically paying them lower compensation than Google pays to male employees performing substantially similar under similar working conditions." Google Sued for 'Systematically' Segregating Women Into Lower-Paying Jobs
The suit comes as gender-based pay discrimination is making headlines nationally, with President Donald Trump waging an " all-out attack on equal pay ."
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Dems Not Backing Medicare for All Get Twice as Much Industry Cash as Co-Sponsors
New analysis shows that while Sanders himself gets zero from health insurance industry, co-sponsors of his bill receive half as much as those who remain on the sideline
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Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Xenophobia Shines as Trump Base Has Collective Meltdown Over Possible DACA Deal
"This a betrayal of the highest order," fumed one Breitbart editor
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oxfam Global Crises Accelerate as Tax Havens Hide Trillions for World's Greedy Few
While new research suggests 10 percent of world GDP held in offshore shelters, UN human rights expert says poorest paying enormous price
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The EPA placed a delay on a rule that would have limited wastewater pollution from coal-fired plants. 'Mind-bogglingly Dangerous': Trump EPA Rolls Back Water Pollution Limits for Coal Plants
"A bold-faced gift to the coal industry at the expense of the health of families everywhere"
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Immigrant rights activists holds sign As Dems and Trump Bicker, Dreamers Make Clear: 'No Deal Without Us!'
'We are not your bargaining chip,' say activists following late-night meeting between Democratic leaders and president
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'Inviting Bribes' as Legal Fees Soar, Trump Ethics Office Lifts Anonymous Gift Ban
"What could be swampier?" asks one critic as Russia probe intensifies focus on White House staff
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
#ClimateSilence: Corporate Media Called Out for Whiffing on 'Most Important Story in the World'
350.org leads campaign to put pressure on ABC, NBC, and other outlets to discuss climate change in hurricane coverage
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Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hold signs during an event on health care September 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 'Everyone Covered, No One Goes Broke': Sanders Introduces Medicare for All Bill
Rallying behind Sanders' bill, groups say "we will never stop fighting" for Medicare for All
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"If Congress can't even be bothered to vote on whether we should be in war," said Win Without War's Stephen Miles, "then we have no business sending young men and women to die fighting in it." Endless War Continues as Senate Kills Effort to Repeal 2001 Authorization
"No one with an ounce of intellectual honesty believes these authorizations allow current wars we fight in seven countries," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said.
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"When an idea catches fire, when people see the justice of that idea, it moves very, very quickly," Sanders wrote. Watch Live: Sanders Introduces 2017 Medicare for All Act
"As we work to create a country where healthcare is a right to all, remember: the momentum is on our side."
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The Racial Wealth Gap Is Leading to An Almost-Nonexistent Middle Class
With people of color projected to make up the majority of Americans by 2043, a new study warns against policies that keep many black and Latino households out of the middle class
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaking Tuesday at the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Photo: Screengrab from cartercenter.org) Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US 'Oligarchy' and Trump's Diplomatic Failures
Former president bemoans money in politics and says tensions with Pyongyang won't subside until "we're willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings"
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voting sign In Districts Where Trump Dominated, These Dems Just Delivered Stunning Blow to GOP
A series of wins for Democrats in state-level legislative special elections signals a shift in conservative districts ahead of the midterms
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"Quoting Trump's tweets, or quoting the latest stupidest thing that any political candidate or anyone else says, is an effective way to exploit people's basest instincts," Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said. Social Media Helped Trump Win By 'Dumbing Down the World,' Twitter Founder Says
"There is a media ecosystem that is supported and thrives on attention, period. And that is what's making us dumber and not smarter, and Donald Trump is a symptom of that."
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Now There Are 16 Democrats Receiving Thanks and Applause for Co-Sponsoring Medicare for All
(And 31 who are not.)
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sign is posted outside a home following Hurricane Irma Pushing Tax Cuts for Wealthy Amid Disaster, Trump Rebuked for Exploiting Storm Victims
"After all," says one critic sarcastically, "nothing helps low- and middle-income people who have lost everything like a series of tax cuts mainly benefiting the rich."
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bucking For-Profit System, Sanders Aims to 'Revolutionize' US Healthcare With Medicare for All
"Now is the time for Congress to stand with the American people and take on the special interests that dominate healthcare in the United States."
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Windsor attended the Washington, D.C. Pride Parade this past June. Edith Windsor, LGBT Rights Activist and 'Engine of History,' Dies at 88
Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that struck down key tenets of DOMA, which had discriminated against same-sex couples
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Justice Department Will Not Charge Officers Over Killing of Freddie Gray
"We know that spines do not break without cause," said the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in response to the news
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Warnings of 'Race to the Bottom' as Amazon Holds Nationwide Tax Break Contest
"Whichever city 'wins' Amazon's headquarters will do so by ceding to the enormously powerful company money that should, by normal laws, be going into the public till."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 'Groundbreaking': Democratic Co-Sponsors Rush Aboard Bernie's Medicare for All Train
While holdouts like Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) prefer "marketplace" choices, a full quarter of caucus now backing single-payer bill
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Demonstrators walk during a protest against the labour reform on September 12, 2017 in Paris, France. 'Macron, You're Screwed': Tens of Thousands March in France Against Anti-Worker Reforms
"My grandparents and great-grandparents fought to have social security, to get rights which are now being stripped away."
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'Nazis Not Welcome': Steve Bannon Greeted by Angry Protests in Hong Kong
Amid demonstrations, former Trump advisor's speech is closed to the media
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A man walks among the destruction left by Hurricane Irma at the Phillipsburg Town Beach on September 11, 2017 in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. As Scale of Irma Damage Overwhelms, Calls Grow for Caribbean 'Marshall Plan'
International aid organizations, and one British billionaire, are calling on wealthy nations to contribute more to the rebuilding process
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A resident of Orange, Texas After Harvey, Texas Left With Toxic Soup of Sewage, Spilled Fuel, Pesticides, and More
As hurricane cleanup continues, Times report reveals alarming levels of E. coli and heavy metals in Houston's flooded neighborhoods
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After Twitter Porn Snafu, Moralizer Ted Cruz Is Not Going to Have a Good Day
Cruz, who "once argued that Americans have no 'due process' right to masturbate," is being mercilessly ridiculed for "liking" a porn video on Twitter
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Monday, September 11, 2017
A night-time image of Hurricane Irma over the Leeward Islands on Sept. 6 at 1:35am EDT. (Photo: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team/flickr/cc) Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma & Harvey
"It's never the right time to talk about climate change for people like Scott Pruitt."
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protester calls for end of war on terror 16 Years After 9/11, Muslims Still Central Targets in War With No End
On Monday, many Americans "mourn the often forgotten victims of the never-ending wars and draconian counter-terrorism policies of the post-9/11 world: the Muslim community."
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President Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, shake hands following their meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Ahead of Meeting, Trump Election Commission Ripped as 'Stain on Democracy'
The so-called Election Integrity Commission is little more than a "platform for the extremist views of those who support voter suppression," rights groups say
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 Demonstrators hold signs at Dulles International Airport in January to protest the adminstration's then newly-rolled out "Muslim ban."  (Photo: Geoff Livingston/flickr/cc) Siding With Trump, SCOTUS Gives Narrowed Muslim Ban Temporary Stay
"Emma Lazarus turns over in her grave."
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The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act over the summer energized the pro-Medicare for All movement. Here Are the 39 Senate Democrats (and Angus King) Still Not Backing Medicare For All
While seven Democrats have now signed on as co-sponsors of Bernie Sanders' bill, most have remained on the sidelines
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Amid Food Shortage and Slow Relief Efforts, Post-Irma 'Survival' Is Not 'Looting'
"When there's no food, no water...there's no such thing as 'looting.' It is called survival."
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A general view of the entrance to the Akoya by DAMAC Trump International Golf Club on December 12, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images) 'Art of the Emolument Deal': Report Suggests Trump Betrayed No Foreign Deals Promise
McClatchy reveals that Trump Organization partner DAMAC Properties awarded contract to subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation for contruction at Trump World Golf Club Dubai
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Vermont Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at the Our Revolution Massachusetts Rally at the Orpheum Theatre on March 31, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sanders to Grassroots Army: New 'Medicare for All' Bill Only Beginning of Battles to Come
"This is not going to be a quick or easy fight. We'll be taking on the insurance companies, the drug companies, Wall Street, and all those who make billions in profit from the current dysfunctional system."
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Pope Francis If Humanity Doesn't Turn Back from Climate Abyss, Says Pope, 'We Will Go Down'
"You can see the effects of climate change and scientists have clearly said what path we have to follow."
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives to view the solar eclipse at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. 'Legitimately Insane': To Scare Leakers, Sessions Wants White House Staff Polygraphed
"A crackdown on leaks is a crackdown on the free press and on democracy as a whole."
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hurrican Irma at 11:00 AM ET, Sunday, September 10, 2017. Category 4: Sustained winds of 130MPH, gusts to 160MPH Hurricane Irma to Spend Sunday Raking Florida's West Coast
Forecasters warned that the entire Florida peninsula — including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people — was in peril
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
 In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korean navy vessels taking part in a naval drill off the east coast on September 4, 2017 in East Sea, South Korea. The exercise takes place two days after North Korea's latest nuclear test, which was condemned by world leaders. U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley described Kim Jong-un is 'begging for war' at an emergency security council meeting. (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images) Trump to Urge UN to Impose North Korean Naval Blockade, Oil Embargo
"Any attempt to board or divert a North Korean vessel could trigger an exchange of fire."
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Friday, September 8, 2017
A new report found that watching Fox News for only three minute per week made an average Democratic voter more likely to vote Republican in the 2008 election. Your Worst Fears About Fox News Are Confirmed By New Study
Everyone knows the news outlet serves as a virtual propaganda tool, but new research shows just how effective they are at it
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Robert Mueller III Mueller Warns White House of Plans to Interview Six Trump Aides
Pending interviews with members of the president's inner cirlce indicate the "FBI's wide-ranging probe into the Trump White House and campaign is intensifying"
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'Most Brazen Corporate Wrongdoer Maneuvers in Memory': Equifax Forces Potential Victims to Give Up Legal Rights
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) calls data breach "Exhibit A for why we must stop GOP from reversing the CFPB's rule protecting your right to join class actions"
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In 2009, Max Baucus Had People Arrested for Demanding Single Payer. Now He Supports It
Single payer is "going to happen," the former senator said
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As Florida Braces, Aerial Footage of Virgin Islands Shows What Irma Capable Of
Series of overhead videos offers look at power of storm and extent of damage across Caribbean isles
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Hurricane Irma, seen in a NOAA satellite image, was rapidly approaching South Florida on Friday. Trump's Anti-Climate Budget Would Be Disaster for Combating Future Disasters
Under Trump, hurricanes like Irma and Harvey could get harder to manage as budgets for NOAA, FEMA, and the EPA are slashed
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A demonstrator holds a sign in New York City during the 2014 People's Climate March. (Photo: Chris Yakimov/flickr/cc) As Storms Rage, Bold 100% Clean Energy Bill Aims to Avert 'Climate Chaos Still Ahead'
"If the federal government does not act now and bring people together to solve this challenge, we will fail to protect future generations of Americans from the devastating economic and environmental consequences of climate change," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
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First tiny house Inspired by Standing Rock, First Nations 'Tiny House Warriors' Protest Pipeline Project
"As Kinder Morgan tries to force through a pipeline without our consent—risking polluting the land and poisoning our rivers—we are rising up to create a resistance rooted in family, community, and hope."
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"Since President Trump took office, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has recorded at least 90 U.S. airstrikes in Yemen," Reprieve's new report notes. New Project Highlights 'Brutality' of Trump's Overseas Assassination Campaign
Alongside a new report, the human rights organization Reprieve launched 'Death by Data' campaign to highlight "unreliable, circumstantial, and often inaccurate" metadata used to compile government kill lists
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Rush Limbaugh caricature Citing Climate Hoax, Limbaugh Downplayed Irma Threat to Millions. Now He's Evacuating
Radio host tells listeners hurricane warnings are exaggerated, but now indicates he's getting out of town before massive storm hits
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Florida Warned 'Don't Let Your Guard Down' as Irma Roars for Direct Hit
After devastating Caribbean, historic hurricane expected to bring catastrophic winds and flooding to low-lying south Florida
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"The president said that 62 aftershocks followed the quake and it's possible that one as strong as 7.2 could strike in the next 24 hours," Bloomberg reported. Tsunami Warnings as Mexico Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in a Century
Friday's quake was stronger than the 1985 earthquake that devastated the country and left thousands dead.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Immediately upon being exposed to the fumes from the explosion, and one by one, the police officers and first responders began to fall ill in the middle of the road First Responders Sue Texas Chemical Plant for 'Gross Negligence' After Fire and Explosions
"No one from Arkema warned of the toxic fumes in the air."
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Pushing 'False Equivalence' Between Survivors and the Accused, DeVos to Roll Back Title IX
After meeting with fringe "mens' rights" group, Education Secretary will re-examine guidance that protects campus assault survivors
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exhaust from car As Scotland Vows 100% Transition to Electric Cars, US Caves to Auto Industry's Dirty Demands
While the Scottish government aims to decrease emissions from vehicles, green groups sue Trump's transportation agency for "an unlawful move that hurts efforts to fight global warming"
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"It may take tens to hundreds of billions of dollars to support disaster relief and recovery among Gulf Coast communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP have collectively pledged only $2.75 million," note Peter Frumhoff and Myles Allen. Study Details Why Climate 'Criminals' Like Exxon Should Pay for Hurricane Destruction
"We should be naming these hurricanes after Exxon and Chevron, not Harvey and Irma."
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'Unprecedented' Lofoten Declaration Demands Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Industry
With far-reaching document, 220 organizations call for rapid, global transition to achieve low carbon future
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Warren Officially Joins Sanders on Single Payer: 'It's Time to Fight for Medicare for All'
"The American people have made it clear that they believe healthcare is a basic human right."
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Satellite image of Hurricane Irma As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism
"It is past time to call out Trump and all climate deniers for this crime against humanity. No more treating climate denial like an honest difference of opinion."
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A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall in Florida by the weekend. Like a 'Horror Movie': Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean
Irma is expected to maintain record-setting wind speed Thursday as it barrels toward Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Parts of the Caribbean island of St. Martin were left flooded Wednesday after Hurricane Irma hit. Caribbean Islands Pleaded for Climate Action. Hurricane Irma Shows Why.
President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change was met with dismay among Caribbean leaders
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Animal rights supporters hold up signs at a pork expo protest in June 2012. (Photo: Justin Norman/flickr/cc) New Report Exposes "Big Ag's Gag Agenda"
"Ag-Gag Across America" report from civil liberties groups documents rise of—and ALEC's hand behind—dissent-crushing laws
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"This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history," the organizers of the march wrote. 118-Mile March From Charlottesville Reaches DC Demanding End to White Supremacy
"This is the time for us to stand up for justice and equality."
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running water Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers
Widespread microplastic contamination of drinking water samples has scientists worried about its impact on human health
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While tech companies like Google tend to champion progress in the way of diversity and social support programs, a new survey finds that high-powered tech leaders have negative views toward labor unions and government regulation. Applauded for Stances on Social Issues, Poll Highlights Silicon Valley's Disdain for Unions and Regulation
While tech leaders tout their socially liberal views, new survey exposes hostility toward organized workers and government oversight
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Bernie Sanders, United States senator from Vermont, speaks at the Hay Festival on June 3, 2017. 'Go Forward, Not Back': Dismissing Clinton Jabs, Sanders Says He's Focused on Issues at Hand
Sanders more interested in opposing Trump, raising wages, and obtaining Medicare for All than in relitigating the 2016 Democratic primary
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The Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. (Photo: Yuki Shimazu/flickr/cc) Golfing With Trump: Analysis Reveals Powerful Elite Can Literally Play for Access
"No theory of ethical governance could justify this."
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protests outside supreme court 'Right to Access' Under Attack as Kentucky Moves to Close State's Last Abortion Clinic
"The very right to access legal abortion in the state of Kentucky is on the line."
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Marchers walk through the Homewood neighborhood during their Black Brilliance Collective: March and Gathering August 19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Trump's Pick to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division Embodies 'Disdain for Civil Rights'
Groups slam Eric Dreiband as nominee who "has spent the vast majority of his career defending corporations accused of employment discrimination"
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A Storm That Could 'Rewrite History': Irma Hits as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded
"The dangerousness of this event is like nothing we've ever seen," warns governor of Puerto Rico as mega-storm makes landfall in the Caribbean
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
As Irma Intensifies, "You've Never Experienced a Hurricane Like This"
With a "monster eye" and sustained winds that could reach 200pmh, Hurricane Irma causes dread ahead of expected landfall
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Student debt in the U.S. has reached more than $1.3 trillion. The Department of Education recently announced it would not work with the CFPB to hel students with complaints about their student loan servicers. Ditching Watchdog, Betsy DeVos Signals 'Open Season to Defraud' Student Borrowers
A week after hiring for-profit college official to oversee fraud unit, Trump's Education Department terminates relationship with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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 New York City police arrested undocumented immigrants and DACA supporters 'This Is About Basic Decency': Obama Denounces Trump as DACA Decision Sparks Nationwide Protest
As the former president calls Trump's action "cruel" and "self-defeating," thousands nationwide protest the decision to end protections for undocumented young people
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Trump has created at least 49 business entities since he announced his bid for the Republican nomination on June 16, 2015 'Toxic to Democracy': New Project Reveals Corrupting Web of Trump Empire
"The information in this report should provide a clarion call to Congress to require him to disclose his taxes and to establish prohibitions on Trump using his office to enrich himself."
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Many families in the Gaza Strip are living with no electricity or only a couple of hours of power per day, making conditions stifling at home. Households also lack clean drinking water and fresh food because of poor infrastructure and the energy crisis. Human Rights Group Calls Conditions in Gaza 'Unlivable' for One Million Children
"We shouldn't have to be demanding such a basic service as electricity for the children of Gaza. A couple of hours of power a day is just not acceptable in 2017."
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outside the white house tuesday 'This Is Evil': Immigrant Rights Advocates Blast Trump's Decision to End DACA
"This is one of the most senseless, heartless, inhumane acts of any president in recent memory."
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