The jaw-droppingly high, out-of-this-world carbon footprint of space tourism 

Jul 27, 2021 by

A rocket launch can generate between 50 and 100 times more C02 emissions than a long airplane flight. Here’s what a space tourism...

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Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison ‘For Exposing US War Crimes’

Jul 27, 2021 by

“His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by U.S. drones are bystanders, not the intended targets,” said...

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While US imposes sanctions against Cuba, Mexico sends aid

Jul 27, 2021 by

The government announced it will send two ships to protest-hit Cuba with food and medical aid in a show of support Source: While US...

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Alert: California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought 

Jul 27, 2021 by

The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables. Source: Latest News California Oil Lobby...

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V.A. Now Requires Vaccination For Health Care Workers 

Jul 27, 2021 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has become the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines....

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Alert:The Justice Department Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Collar Crime

Jul 27, 2021 by

Financial crime is at record-high levels while prosecutions are declining — and the lack of DOJ attention is costing Americans...

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Alert: New Hampshire’s ‘medical freedom’ law outlaws requiring COVID-19 vaccine to access public spaces

Jul 27, 2021 by

New Hampshire residents cannot be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to “access any public facility, any public...

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Indigenous Americans Demand a Reckoning with Brutal Colonial History

Jul 27, 2021 by

From Canada to Colombia, protests erupt against legacies of violence, exploitation and cultural erasure Source: Indigenous Americans...

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Alert: Israel continues to target Al-Aqsa Mosque under new government

Jul 27, 2021 by

Recent statements by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett about the freedom of Jews to pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque have once again...

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 Infrastructure: Manchin’s Significant Coal Profits Not of Interest to Corporate News 

Jul 27, 2021 by

Since he took office in 2010, he’s made more than $4.5 million off coal. Source: Opinion | Infrastructure: Manchin’s...

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Oregon Commits to 100 Percent Clean Electricity by 2040 

Jul 27, 2021 by

Now signed into law, Oregon’s commitment ties for the fastest timeline to reach clean power. Source: Oregon Commits to 100 Percent...

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

Jul 27, 2021 by

Human Rights Watch issued its conclusions after investigating three Israeli airstrikes that it said killed 62 Palestinian civilians....

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‘They Tortured Me’: Capitol Police Describe Capitol Riot Horror

Jul 27, 2021 by

“They tortured me. They beat me. I was struck with a taser device at the base of my skull numerous times,” said D.C. Police Officer...

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Alert: Key Trump Witness Is Being Muzzled Over Her Custody Battle

Jul 27, 2021 by

Jennifer Weisselberg is the only person willing to speak publicly about Trump employees accepting untaxed corporate perks in lieu of...

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An All-American Horror Story: Three-Quarters of a Century of Nuclear Follies — And That’s Just Where to Begin

Jul 27, 2021 by

In the pandemic year 2020, 76 years after two American atomic bombs left the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in ashes, the world’s...

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William Barber, Jesse Jackson Among 39 Arrested at Sit-In at Kyrsten Sinema’s Office

Jul 27, 2021 by

Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, were among 39 people arrested Monday after refusing to...

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This Machine Could Prevent Gun Violence — If Only Cops Used It 

Jul 27, 2021 by

A system that can link gun crimes through shell casings is hobbled by skepticism and lack of manpower. Source: This Machine Could...

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Former federal prosecutor explains why the case against Trump ally Tom Barrack is so damning 

Jul 27, 2021 by

A paid agent for another country with as much daily access to the White House — and ability to steer the president’s...

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8 US attorney picks by Biden would include historic firsts

Jul 27, 2021 by

President Joe Biden is nominating eight new leaders for U.S. attorney positions across the country, including in the office...

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An Old Idea for a Guaranteed Income Is Back in Style

Jul 27, 2021 by

A new proposal for a negative income tax could eliminate poverty in the United States. Source: An Old Idea for a Guaranteed Income Is...

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Michigan Lawmakers Agree To Return $65,000 In Coronavirus Hazard Pay Bonuses 

Jul 27, 2021 by

After public criticism and a determination from the county’s top prosecutor that the payments to elected officials were...

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‘The people of Laredo won’: Community celebrates termination of two border wall contracts

Jul 27, 2021 by

The Biden administration announced on Friday that it’s cancelling two border wall contracts issued during the previous...

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How Joe Biden Defanged the Left 

Jul 27, 2021 by

The White House has used access to quiet would-be progressive critics. Source: How Joe Biden Defanged the Left – The American...

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Democrats Are Fighting To Hold Onto Democracy– Where’s Joe Biden?

Jul 26, 2021 by

 Biden “is increasingly at odds with leaders of the voting rights movement, who see a contrast between his soaring language and...

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Biden Can Do Better Than Trump’s China Policy

Jul 26, 2021 by

Great-power competition was never great. Source: Biden Can Do Better Than Trump’s China Policy – The American...

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3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Unless the president changes course, and confronts Big Pharma, the past six months will indelibly tarnish his legacy. Source: 3...

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Merrick Garland gets warned against making ‘a gross error’ that would invite ‘future insurrections’ 

Jul 26, 2021 by

“We need an attorney general to aggressively pursue facts and bring actions against Trump and his supporters where...

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Fauci says U.S. headed in ‘wrong direction’ as covid-19 cases spike among unvaccinated 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Although official guidance has not changed, Fauci hinted that a return to indoor mask mandates for vaccinated people and booster...

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Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq

Jul 26, 2021 by

The plan to shift the American military mission, whose stated purpose is to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State group, to a strictly...

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Will Covid become a disease of the young? The world is watching England to find out

Jul 26, 2021 by

With vaccinated adults now largely protected from the severe consequences of Covid-19, the questions for children have changed. In...

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Doctors, nurses and other health groups call for mandatory vaccinations for all health workers

Jul 26, 2021 by

The health and safety of the nation ‘depends on it,’ says a statement signed by 57 groups. Source: Doctors, nurses and other...

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Large study finds COVID-19 is linked to a substantial drop in intelligence

Jul 26, 2021 by

People who have recovered from COVID-19 tend to score significantly lower on an intelligence test compared to those who have not...

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The Loopholes Protecting Journalists May Be Smaller in the Justice Department’s New Media Rules, but They’re Still There

Jul 26, 2021 by

The Garland guidelines ban the use of subpoenas against journalists even when they have “possessed or published” classified...

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The Olympic Event We Need: A Race To See Where People Live the Longest 

Jul 26, 2021 by

What better way to help Americans understand that inequality is killing us. Source: Opinion | The Olympic Event We Need: A Race To...

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U.S. Government Orders Susan Rice To Sell Her $2.7M Oil Pipeline Stock, Biden Approves Controversial Project

Jul 26, 2021 by

Susan Rice, the director of the Domestic Policy Council in President Joe Biden’s administration, has been ordered to sell her $2.7...

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Families Wait Years for Housing Vouchers Due to Inadequate Funding 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Expanding Program Would Reduce Hardship, Improve Equity Source: Families Wait Years for Housing Vouchers Due to Inadequate Funding |...

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“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks

Jul 26, 2021 by

At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, whistleblower Daniel Hale faces at least nine years in prison for leaking classified information...

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California expands access to health insurance for undocumented immigrants

Jul 26, 2021 by

California is set to become the first state to offer government-funded health insurance to low-income undocumented immigrants ages 50...

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Immigrant essential workers rally in Manhattan for pathway to citizenship, party of nationwide day of action 

Jul 26, 2021 by

  Immigrant essential workers rallied at Columbus Park in Lower Manhattan Friday.It’s part of a nationwide day of action...

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Supreme Court: Abortion foes embrace a bold new litigation strategy: honesty 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest about their ultimate goal. Rather than asking the Court to place some arcane and...

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Tunisia’s President just made the kind of Coup Trump and US Republicans plotted (and are plotting) Against President Biden

Jul 26, 2021 by

Americans should realize how close Washington, D.C. came to looking like today’s Tunis. The scary thing is that Trump and his minions...

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Fighting Drone Assassinations 

Jul 26, 2021 by

This is exactly what is wrong about the United States today: the innocent are punished severely while the guilty are celebrated and...

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 It’s Time for an Urgent Intervention in the Food System Ruining Our Climate 

Jul 26, 2021 by

“No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come,” Victor Hugo once said. The time for the Farm System Reform Act is now. We...

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Alert: The DCCC’s Top Bundler Is an Oil Lobbyist 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Zachary Pfister goes to bat for the American Petroleum Institute, the industry’s most powerful lobbying group. Source: The DCCC’s Top...

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Advocates Condemn Biden Plan to Send 4,000 Inmates Back to Prison After Pandemic 

Jul 26, 2021 by

“As a candidate, Mr. Biden said he recognized the problems and injustices of mass incarceration, and he promised to reduce the...

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Biden Has to Play Hardball with Internet Platforms

Jul 26, 2021 by

The president needs to prioritize Americans’ wellbeing over Big Tech’s whims to begin a path to restoring democracy,...

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Republicans Jeopardize Monday’s Infrastructure Deadline With More Demands

Jul 26, 2021 by

Republicans have been delaying the bill for months, despite having watered it down massively. Source: Republicans Jeopardize...

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Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling as ‘Message of Intimidation’ to Human Rights Lawyers 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said Monday that he is a victim of an “obvious travesty of justice” and vowed to...

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 Public defenders can do more for public safety — if we let them 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Funding public defense agencies to provide greater social service help to their clients will both reduce incarceration and the...

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Ron DeSantis under fire as Florida now accounts for 1 in 5 new US COVID cases

Jul 26, 2021 by

While DeSantis has publicly stressed the importance of vaccination in recent days, Florida physicians have attributed the surge in...

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Know Your Rights: Whistleblowers and the January 6th Select Committee

Jul 26, 2021 by

The free flow of information through witness and whistleblower testimony is the lifeblood of any congressional investigation. Two...

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Cheney and Kinzinger Are Bad — But I Hope They Bring the Fire on 1/6 Committee

Jul 26, 2021 by

If Pelosi is wise, she will have Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger ask all the dagger questions during these hearings. Source: Cheney and...

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French parliament approves restaurant COVID pass and vaccine rules despite protests

Jul 26, 2021 by

The law requires all health workers start getting vaccinated by September 15, or risk suspension. It also requires a “health...

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Beita is only south Nablus town that lacks an illegal Israeli settlement and Palestinians want to Keep it that Way

Jul 26, 2021 by

Beita is the only village around southern Nablus that does not have an illegal Israeli settlement built on its land. The Palestinians...

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‘A Race Against Time’: Doctors Without Borders Implores Rich Nations to Stop Stalling Patent Waiver

Jul 26, 2021 by

“As the virus continues to claim millions of lives around the world, we cannot afford to lose more precious time.”...

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How a Murder ‘Solved’ in 4 Hours Sent Grant Williams to Prison for 23 Years 

Jul 26, 2021 by

Grant Williams, whose conviction was overturned on Thursday, told people in prison that they would one day see that he was innocent....

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Florida’s first 3D-printed home under construction amid housing affordability crisis

Jul 26, 2021 by

While the federal government and Federal Reserve have been on a mission to inflate the debt away by boosting asset prices through...

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Supreme Court to hear Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade

Jul 26, 2021 by

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear arguments in a major abortion case from Mississippi that could roll back limits on...

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It’s Nina Turner Against the Democratic Establishment in Ohio 11 

Jul 26, 2021 by

The progressive congressional candidate hoped her longtime Democratic Party status could shield her from establishment backlash. It...

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Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy?

Jul 25, 2021 by

Both parties are beholden to an anti-democratic coalition. This is stopping real change Source: Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can...

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The pandemic has changed course again. The Biden administration urgently needs to do the same.

Jul 25, 2021 by

The administration has done many things right during the pandemic, but it made a grave error with its premature return to normalcy....

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What’s This About Delta Being 1,000 Times More Infectious?

Jul 25, 2021 by

Rasmussen said the findings from Li’s group only make the need to get vaccinated more urgent, since the fully vaccinated...

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FBI Admits It Got 4,500 Tips on Kavanaugh But Didn’t Investigate Them

Jul 25, 2021 by

Democratic senators criticized the FBI for not looking into the tips, calling the process “misleading as hell.” Source: FBI Admits It...

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Can Conflict in Space—and in Cyberspace—Be Avoided?

Jul 25, 2021 by

  Billionaire rocket launches and ongoing cyberattacks reveal that, without norms governing conflict, there could be chaos....

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Wide partisan divide on whether voting is right or privilege

Jul 25, 2021 by

As political battles continue around the nation over voting access and restrictions, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that a...

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150 Voting Rights Groups Warn Biden Against Attempting to ‘Out-Organize Voter Suppression’

Jul 25, 2021 by

Voting rights advocates on Friday said the Biden administration risks alienating the very organizers whose tireless work was...

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Delta Variant Will ‘Find Everybody Not Immune,’ Warns Mayo Clinic Vaccine Expert 

Jul 25, 2021 by

“Don’t be deceived that ‘I got this far and I am OK.’ This is a very different variant. It will find you,” said Dr. Gregory Poland in...

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How Dreadful America’s “Freedom” Wars Turn Out to Be

Jul 25, 2021 by

Decades of “good times” await war profiteers as long as American troops are kept in harm’s way, busily hammering away at “freedom”....

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Joe Biden’s Filibuster Defense Doesn’t Make Much Sense

Jul 25, 2021 by

On the same day Nancy Pelosi refused to allow bad-faith Republican actors to undermine her January 6 committee, the president...

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Naming and Shaming the Organizations, Corporations, and Billionaires Behind Voter Suppression

Jul 25, 2021 by

Watchdog groups are fighting to expose coordinated efforts to get legislatures to enact “this modern Jim Crow.” Source: Naming and...

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 Bothsidesing the insurrection is a media failing

Jul 25, 2021 by

The huge, gaping hole in our media discussion of the GOP and Jan. 6 Source: Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Bothsidesing the insurrection...

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Billionaires Race to Privatize and Monopolize Space as Earth Burns and Workers Organize

Jul 25, 2021 by

As the world’s richest man flies his Blue Origin rocket into suborbital space, here on Earth calls are growing to tax the rich...

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Hannity, others at Fox share sudden reality-based thoughts on COVID-19 vaccines

Jul 25, 2021 by

In the Republican spirit of prolonged denial followed by measured acceptance, Fox News host Sean Hannity finally urged his viewers to...

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Minnesota Cop: Oil Pipeline Budget Boost Means New Guns

Jul 25, 2021 by

The same cops tasked with policing resistance to pipelines anticipate financial benefits from oil companies moving into their areas....

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Facing Years in Prison for Drone Leak, Daniel Hale Makes His Case Against U.S. Assassination Program

Jul 25, 2021 by

With prosecutors seeking a maximum sentence, Hale delivered a powerful handwritten letter describing his motivations to the court....

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Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee

Jul 25, 2021 by

Pelosi’s announcement comes after she rejected two of the five Republican appointments offered by House Minority Leader Kevin...

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‘A Huge Outrage’: Senate Panel Approves $25 Billion Pentagon Budget Increase

Jul 25, 2021 by

“Not so incidentally, the $25 billion spending increase approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee exactly matches the...

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DOJ restricts White House contact in pivot from Trump, politics

Jul 25, 2021 by

Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a directive restricting Justice Department contact with the White House to prevent political...

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Top Brazilian General Reportedly Backs Bolsonaro Effort To Undermine 2022 Elections

Jul 25, 2021 by

Brazil’s defense minister reportedly suggested canceling the elections if changes aren’t made to address the far-right president’s...

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We’d Better Control Machines Before They Control Us 

Jul 25, 2021 by

Science-fiction writers and technologists have long worried about a future in which robots, achieving sentience, take over the...

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Republican ‘audit’ in Arizona is a disaster, now comes a repeat in Pennsylvania and … Texas?

Jul 25, 2021 by

Too bad that ending a Senate rule that everyone acknowledges is a relic of the Jim Crow era would cause more “chaos” than allowing...

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Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration’s First Drone Strike in Somalia

Jul 25, 2021 by

“It’s time to do away with questionable legal justifications claimed by one administration after the next for acts of war...

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AOC, Housing Advocates Slam ‘Reckless’ Biden Plan to Allow Evictions to Resume

Jul 25, 2021 by

The CDC’s moratorium on evictions is set to expire on July 31. Source: AOC, Housing Advocates Slam ‘Reckless’ Biden...

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In the first post-Trump Olympics, US athletes will not stay silent

Jul 25, 2021 by

Olympians are likely to test boundaries with protests and demonstrations as the Games become increasingly political Source: In the...

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NYC’s Non-Police Mental Health Pilot Increasing Rate of Those Getting Aid, Data Show

Jul 25, 2021 by

A New York City pilot program to respond to 911 calls for mental health crises with social workers instead of cops appears to be...

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Alert: Elites Profit From “Nonprofit” Charter Schools

Jul 25, 2021 by

Charter schools don’t improve education outcomes. But they do funnel taxpayer money into the pockets of unscrupulous — often criminal...

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Revealing ‘Extreme and Regressive Strategy,’ Mississippi Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Roe 

Jul 25, 2021 by

“This has always been the anti-choice movement’s agenda behind closed doors—now they’re operating in plain...

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The Many Faces of Regime Change in Cuba

Jul 25, 2021 by

Cubans confront a host of problems amid a national health emergency — and the Biden administrative is only adding to punitive...

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Pro-Israel PAC Has Spent Nearly $1 Million to Try to Sink Nina Turner’s Campaign

Jul 25, 2021 by

Democratic Majority for Israel has spent hundreds of thousands on anti-Turner attack ads and misleading mailers. Source: Pro-Israel...

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Alert: It’s Big Business as Usual for Biden’s Ambassadorship Picks

Jul 25, 2021 by

A Comcast lobbyist is the latest to snag a top diplomatic post. Source: It’s Big Business as Usual for Biden’s Ambassadorship Picks...

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The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

Jul 25, 2021 by

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years — and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson...

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Alert: Planned Brazil-Peru Highway Threatens One of Earth’s Most Biodiverse Places

Jul 25, 2021 by

“This road threatens 100% of our land, it destroys our sacred site,” Joel Puyanawa said. “The damage done by the colonel was enough....

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New legislation would require women, like men, to sign up for potential draft

Jul 25, 2021 by

Women have been serving at all levels of the military since 2013. Source: New legislation would require women, like men, to sign up...

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European Union, U.S. bear Responsibility for Israel’s Squatter-Settlements on Palestinian Land

Jul 25, 2021 by

 If the EU chooses to prioritise its diplomatic relations with Israel, then it should clarify its futile responses to Israeli...

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Court Orders Police to Cease Illegal Blockade of Indigenous-led Water Protectors Camp at Line 3 Issues Restraining Order Against Sheriff Aukes and Hubbard County 

Jul 25, 2021 by

This morning, a Minnesota court granted a temporary restraining order sought by Indigenous water protectors including Tara Houska and...

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Conservatives Can’t Cope With Cleveland Guardians’ Name Change

Jul 25, 2021 by

Shapiro wasn’t the only one who was upset. Rich Lowry, the editor of the National Review, tweeted: “And just like that, the Indians...

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Dubai Creates Fake Rain Using Drones to Battle 122 Degree Heat

Jul 25, 2021 by

The cloud seeding operation, which uses electrical charges to prompt rainfall, speaks to the growing interest globally in rainmaking...

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Key member of bishops’ group that wanted to deny Biden communion resigns after Grindr use exposed

Jul 25, 2021 by

The top administrator of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops resigned after a Catholic media site told the conference it had...

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Frito-Lay strikes ends as Kansas workers strike union contract

Jul 25, 2021 by

After a nearly three-week strike, hundreds of Frito-Lay employees in Topeka, Kansas have ratified a revised contract Saturday...

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Dalai Lama’s inner circle listed in Pegasus project data

Jul 23, 2021 by

The phone numbers of a top ring of advisers around the Dalai Lama are believed to have been selected as those of people of interest...

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