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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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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Declaring FERC a 'Rubber Stamp for Industry,' Campaigners Disrupt Senate Hearing
Regulatory agency has a record of "ignoring and dismissing community and climate concerns" and is likely to get worse under Trump
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'From Laughable to Inevitable': $15 Minimum Wage Hits Congress
Responding to grassroots labor movement, Democratic lawmakers show that they are ready to join the pro-worker fight
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Anti-Net Neutrality Spam Victims Demand FCC Investigate 'Slander'
"For the FCC's process to have any legitimacy, they simply cannot move forward until an investigation has been conducted. We need to know who is doing this"
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The Mulvaney Doctrine: Sacrificing the Disadvantaged for Trump's Corporate Agenda
Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also clashed at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Thursday
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Rude Boy Trump Rebuked for Pushing Prime Minister Aside at NATO Summit
Offering example of how Americans should not behave when they are abroad, U.S. President rudely claims his front-row position for photo with fellow heads of state
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New CBO Score Makes Clear: Trumpcare is 'Political Suicide' in Senate
The upper chamber of Congress 'must kill this bill before it kills us'
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Trump Empire Claims Tracking Payments Too Hard, Watchdogs Say Too Bad
"If there was any doubt about the president's utter contempt for the constitution, and for the intelligence of the American people, this new information lays it to rest," said former White House ethics advisor
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8 in 10 People Worldwide Fear 'Catastrophic' Climate Change: Poll
Majority of respondents say ready to change lifestyles to prevent environmental calamity
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Election Eve Assault: Asked About Trumpcare, Then Comes 'Body Slam'
Montana Republican Greg Gianforte took reporter who wanted to know his position on healthcare law "by the neck with both hands" and "body slammed him into the ground"
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Amid GOP Assault on Safety Net, Trump's HUD Secretary Says Poverty Mostly a "State of Mind"
Ben Carson suggest being poor is just a personal problem
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CBO: Trumpcare Would Strip Coverage From 23 Million, Make It Worse for the Rest
In their rush to push the American Healthcare Act through the chamber this month, Republicans did not wait for a revised report from the CBO
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'Stop Trump... Save the Planet': Thousands March Against US President in Brussels
'This is a march for peace and against military adventures, for the preservation of our planet, for the respect for human rights'
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Longtime Advocate Has 'Never Seen More Energy' Behind Medicare-for-All
Despite surging support, more than 80 House Democrats still haven't signed onto Rep. John Conyers' HR 676
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Civilians Killed by US Largely Ignored as Endless Global War Continues
Borderless 'War on Terror'—now operated by President Donald Trump—continues to claim innocent lives around the world... but pattern holds that not all victims receive equal attention
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Election Excitement Builds as Democrats Flip Two Red Districts
Two victories in New York and New Hampshire are raising hopes for a Democratic wave
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"It's Crap": The Trump Administration's Budget Is a Highway to Privatization
Former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, is leading the White House's effort
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Trump Praised Duterte's Drug War, Told Him of Nuclear Subs, in Phone Call
Recently-released transcript shows Trump telling Philippines strongman he is doing 'amazing job' with murderous regime
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Massive March on McDonald's Takes On "Donald Trump of Corporations"
The Fight for $15 and Trump resistance movement are teaming up "for a world where working for one of the richest corporations means you'll never wind up homeless"
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'You Can't Make This Up': Comcast Threatens Legal Action Against Net Neutrality Proponents
If FCC chairman Ajit Pai's plan "is enacted, there would be nothing preventing Comcast from simply blocking sites like Comcastroturf.com that are critical of their corporate policies"
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Trump's "Manifestly Cruel" Education Budget Would Crush Kids' Dreams
Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Trump-DeVos budget 'an all-out assault on America’s kids, teachers, college students & student loan borrowers'
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Wikimedia Scores 'Important Victory' in Fight Against NSA Surveillance
Panel finds that Wikimedia had standing to argue that National Security Agency was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights
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Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA's Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?"
'The monuments that we took down were meant to rebrand the history of our city and the ideals of a defeated Confederacy'
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Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe
Current and former officials said the president has asked intelligence chiefs to help "push back" against the FBI's Russia investigation
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Resurrecting 'Gilded Age,' Trump Budget Sacrifices All for Military and Ultra-Rich
"President Trump's new budget should lay to rest any belief that he's looking out for the millions of people the economy has left behind."
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'Trump, Listen!' Palestinian Protesters Rally as US President Sails Through
The U.S. president's visit to the region was marked by protests more than progress
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Democracy Watchdog Turns Up Heat on White House to Answer for 'Illegal' Syria Strike
'The legal basis for the strikes was of significant interest to the American public and Congress'
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Monday, May 22, 2017
With Children Among Casualties, Death Toll Rises in Manchester
"A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena."
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With New Leadership on the Way, Public Health Experts Demand WHO Take on Factory Farms
'The harms caused by large-scale, industrial animal farming are global in nature and felt beyond those who consume meat, dairy, and eggs,' states a new open letter
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Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested at Pennsylvania Capitol Demanding Reforms
Protesters with the March on Harrisburg concluded their 100-mile trek from Philadelphia
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Enviros Brace for Trump Budget That Prioritizes Polluters Over People
Expected cuts could 'consign millions of Americans to unbreathable air and contaminated drinking water'
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Supreme Court Ruling Smacks Down North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering
'Holy cow this is a big deal,' says one observer
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Flynn to Plead Fifth, Refuse Compliance With Senate Subpoenas
News prompted comparisons of former national security adviser's own comments mocking those who take protection against self-incrimination
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McDonald's Workers and Trump Resistance to Jointly Declare: "This Greed Must End"
The Golden Arches represent "the Donald Trump of corporations," activists and workers say
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Trump Official Praises Autocratic Rule: 'Not a Single Hint of a Protester' in Saudi Arabia
No 'bad placards' in nation where such political dissent is punishable by death
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Moving by Stealth or Blatantly, Texas Advances Discriminatory Bills
'The Texas lawmakers of the 85th legislative session are on the wrong side of history'
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In Rallies Across Montana, Sanders and Quist Rail Against 'Un-American Healthcare Plan'
With Sanders by his side, progressive long-shot drew thousands to speeches in Butte, Billings, Missoula, and Bozeman
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'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe
Letter from Mick Mulvaney is 'yet another demonstration of disrespect for the rule of law and for ethics and transparency coming from the White House'
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Trump to Propose Massive Cuts to Safety Net in 'Utter Betrayal' Budget
'Regular folks need Medicaid. Nursing home care especially. These cuts are just cruel, and all because they want to cut taxes for the rich,' tweeted Sen. Brian Schatz
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
Notre Dame Students Stage Walkout During VP Pence's Commencement Address
The former Indiana governor "has supported policies that have targeted the weakest and most vulnerable among us," said one student
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'Unconscionable' Arms Deal Inked, Trump Delivers Remarks in Saudi Arabia
Trump says "We are not here to lecture" a day after he finalized a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that critics say will fuel possible war crimes
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Rouhani's Election Win in Iran Chance 'For Trump to Chose Diplomacy Over War'
The president easily won reelection, getting 57 percent of the vote
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Trump Admin. Now Deploying Controversial Surveillance Tool in Immigration Crackdown
Detroit News reports on "troubling" use of Stingrays in hunt for undocumented immigrant
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Amid F-Bomb and Uproar, Dems Face Demands to Get Behind Single Payer
California Democrats' three-day convention in Sacramento sees energized crowd demanding guaranteed heathcare access
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure: Report
"What’s worse: President admitting Comey was fired over Russia, or Spicer justifying it?"
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AT&T Strike Looms in 'Emblematic Fight Against Corporate Greed'
'The clock is ticking for AT&T to make good on its promise to preserve family-supporting jobs,' says union regional vice president
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Trump Administration Lobbied to Ditch Climate Language from Arctic Declaration
Draft leaked to InsideClimate News shows how the Trump administration lobbied to weaken or remove sections on renewable energy, emissions, and the Paris Agreement
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'Get Ready': Revised CBO Trumpcare Score, Due Wednesday, Could Trip Up GOP
Will the House be forced to re-vote on the American Healthcare Act?
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Global Study Shows Americans Dying from Preventable Causes at Shocking Rates
'Having a strong economy does not guarantee good healthcare'
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#WalkOutND: Students Plan to Protest Pence Speech at Notre Dame University
Activist group at Notre Dame University says walkout meant to show solidarity with LGBTQ, undocumented, low-income, and female students
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Sweden Drops Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange, But Threats in US, UK Remain
UK police say they can arrest Assange if he leaves embassy, while AG Sessions said his arrest is 'priority'
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As Trump Pushes Massive Saudi Weapons Deal, Yemenis Suffer from Cholera, War, and Famine
One possible outcome of Trump's visit could be a green light to attack the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, where the bulk of the humanitarian aid enters Yemen
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GOP Proposes 'Draconian' Bills to Criminalize Millions of Immigrants
The legislation would "turn millions of Americans into criminals overnight," says Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
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Lawmakers Chide Cable-Loving Trump for 'Peddling Fake News'
House Dems say President Donald Trump is 'vulnerable to misinformation and fake news'
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#ToryManifesto Reveals Plan to Control Internet and Disenfranchise Voters
Theresa May's party unveils its proposals for a Conservative government
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Even With No Love from DNC, Sanders-Backed Montana Longshot Surges
Populist Rob Quist announced a massive haul of individual donations one week before the pivotal special election for the state's sole U.S. House seat
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Senator's Bill Would Punish DeVos for Screwing Over Low-Income Students
'Secretary DeVos needs to understand that her decisions to deny students opportunities will have serious consequences'
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Dems Ask Trump's Company to Prove It's Not Just Funneling Him Money
'It defies common sense to believe that this type of arrangement could credibly insulate the president from unending Emoluments Clause violations'
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"Frickin' Illegal": Congressman Says Trump Has No Authority for Latest Bombing
"Trump does not have Congressional authorization to attack Syria, a country that has not attacked US," says Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif)
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Trump Administration to Raid Public Ed to Fund School Choice Programs
With key K-12 and higher ed programs on the chopping block, education advocate Diane Ravitch declares: "Don't agonize. Organize."
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FCC Votes to Start Slashing Net Neutrality Protections
'This proposal should be chilling to everyone who values the internet as a platform for free speech, commerce, entrepreneurship, and citizen engagement'
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"More Peril Than Promise": Watchdogs Slam Trump's Plan for NAFTA Talks
President 'built his campaign by demonizing NAFTA...Now he plans to give another handout to corporations'
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'Orwellian' and 'Bizarre': Warren Skewers Mnuchin for Doublespeak on Breaking Up Banks
While campaigning, Donald Trump frequently said he'd support the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall
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Hold Your Applause, Warnings Over the Pitfalls of Special Counsel Investigation
An independent commission must also be formed to 'follow the evidence wherever it leads'
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'Fight to Save the Internet' Takes to Streets as FCC Votes on Net Neutrality
While the grassroots is mobilizing, only 13 Democratic senators sign open letter in support of free and open internet
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Disgraced Fox News CEO, Right-Wing Architect, and Key Trump Ally Ailes Dead at 77
'Ailes made the world an uglier, stupider, more brutal place'
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Outrage Abounds as 'Unconscionable' Wisconsin Sheriff Takes DHS Job
Wisconsin-based immigration reform advocacy group Voces de la Frontera says Clarke 'unfit for any office'
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Trump Wants to Cut Energy Dept's Renewables Budget. Big Time.
Draft 2018 budget proposal obtained by Axios reveals a 70-percent cut
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Buried in Comey Memo Report: Trump Asked FBI Chief to Jail Journalists
Comments 'cross a dangerous line,' said Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. 'But no president gets to jail journalists'
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How Corporate Family Leave Policies Are Fueling Inequality
Starbucks is one of many large U.S. corporations to offer generous paid parental leave to corporate employees while short-changing part-time, hourly workers
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DOJ Inspector General Asked to Probe Sessions' Role in Comey Firing
Eleven Democratic senators want to know: Did Attorney General 'provide cover for a political decision'?
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Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago
We tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good.
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Eco Groups: Trump's Interior Deputy Pick Is "Walking Conflict of Interest"
In letter to Senate, 150 organizations say David Bernhardt's industry ties "raise serious questions about his ability to act in the public interest"
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'Today Is a Great Day': After 7 Years, Chelsea Manning Takes First Steps of Freedom
Army whistleblower's release celebrated as "a victory for human rights and the future of freedom of expression"
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Texas Democrat Calls For Trump Impeachment on US House Floor
'Mr. Speaker, our democracy is at risk,' says Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)
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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race
'What was that sound? Nothing less than the stirrings of a whole different kind of revolution from the city that gave America the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights'
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Nine Injured, Two Arrested in Protest Outside DC's Turkish Embassy
"Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, 'Okay, I'm on the ground already, what is the purpose to beat me?'"
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Michael Moore Aims to Dissolve Trump's "Teflon Shield" With "Fahrenheit 11/9"
"No matter what you throw at him, it hasn't worked," Moore said of Trump. "That all ends with this movie."
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
'Comey Memo': Trump Impeachment Could Rest on Obstruction of Justice
"Donald Trump wanted to stop the FBI investigation, which is the definition of obstruction of justice," says Sen. Bernie Sanders
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EPA Asked for Public Input On Massive Regulation Rollback—and the Resistance Delivered
With a number of important regulations already dismantled and many more on the chopping block, the public was asked to give input—and respond they did
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Single Payer Success in NY as Medicare-for-All Bill Passes State Assembly
'The New York State Assembly is leading the way with the only kind of healthcare bill that will put people before profits'
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Watchdogs Warn New Bill Would Axe Corporate Liability at Public's Expense
Regulatory Accountability Act 'provides corporate interests with unprecedented power to interfere with and delay the regulatory process'
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Ruthless Coal CEO, Blamed for 29 Deaths, Asks Trump Not to 'Punish' Executives
Coal executive responsible for deadly mine explosion tells President Donald Trump in letter that "coal supervisors are not criminals"
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For First Time, More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It
A whopping 48 percent of respondents to new poll say they are in favor of impeaching the president
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