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Jon Queally, staff writer
The existence of a list of reportedly banned words—including "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based"—was described by Sen. Kamala Harris as "downright ridiculous."
Common Dreams staff
"Some days I feel like giving up. But I can't. Instead, I’ve been crisscrossing...
Jon Queally, staff writer
"Next year when Republicans propose deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and...

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Taking a break from a world of woe, we present the winners of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photo Contest, founded by two wildlife photographers working in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation. The images, culled from entries from 86 countries, serve to raise awareness of conservation issues and remind us of nature's grit and grace and exuberance - which, despite our daily calamities, endures. Just lookit these guys. There must be hope.