In Calmer Debate, Biden and Trump Offer Sharply Divergent Visions for Nation 

Oct 22, 2020 by

In a more restrained appearance, President Trump told Joseph R. Biden Jr., “You didn’t get it done” in Washington. Mr. Biden accused...

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 “We’re Not a Democracy”

Oct 22, 2020 by

Using the Supreme Court, the Senate, and the Electoral College, Trump and the Republican Party are trying to build defenses against...

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Rushed Judicial Confirmation Poses Severe Threat to Civil Rights, Damages Legitimacy of the Supreme Court 

Oct 22, 2020 by

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-0 along party lines this morning to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the...

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National Catholic Reporter: Barrett’s moral relativism is cause for rejection from the bench 

Oct 22, 2020 by

The United States Senate should reject the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.We believed it was wrong for...

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How We Should Defend Against an Impending Trump Coup 

Oct 22, 2020 by

President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power no matter who wins the election. What is to be done if...

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‘Would Be So Wild If Harrison Pulled This Off!’: Democratic Challenger Pulls Ahead of Lindsey Graham 

Oct 22, 2020 by

The development came after former President Barack Obama released an ad urging South Carolinians to vote for “my friend Jaime...

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Forcing the Vulnerable in Alabama to ‘Choose Between Voting and Staying Alive,’ SCOTUS Upholds Ban on Curbside Ballot Drop-Off 

Oct 22, 2020 by

“An outrageous 5-3 ruling that puts Alabama voters at risk.” Source: Forcing the Vulnerable in Alabama to ‘Choose...

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South Carolina Could Reject a Record Number of Ballots

Oct 22, 2020 by

Voting rights groups warn that mixed messages around a witness requirement and a new bar on ballot curing could lead to...

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It’s ‘Court Reform,’ Not Court Packing 

Oct 22, 2020 by

But whatever they call it, Democrats should embrace fixing a Supreme Court that has become an unaccountable legislature in all but...

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A Trump Defeat Will Not End the Far-Right Threat 

Oct 22, 2020 by

For decades now, the Democratic political establishment has overseen the betrayal of progressive and working-class hopes and...

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There’s Nothing Sacred about Nine Justices; a Livable Planet, on the Other Hand . . . 

Oct 22, 2020 by

The composition of the Supreme Court has varied over time, but another number is constant: without fundamental transformation to...

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Labor Prepares for Last-Minute General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal Election

Oct 22, 2020 by

The AFL-CIO executive committee is reportedly considering adopting a position similar to one pitched by regional unions. Source:...

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‘Shameful Power Grab’: Democrats Boycott and Progressives Protest as GOP Votes to Send Barrett Nomination to Senate Floor 

Oct 22, 2020 by

“Republicans refuse to listen or care, putting their insatiable quest for power ahead of the people they vowed to serve and the...

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3 of Trump’s Signature Immigration Policies Are on the Line at the Supreme Court

Oct 22, 2020 by

Trump’s border wall, the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and his attempt to weaponize the census against immigrants hang in the balance....

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The United States is about to break its own record for daily COVID-19 cases, at just the wrong time

Oct 22, 2020 by

Since Labor Day, the number of new cases has gone up every single week. Just as it did following the first slight decline, that new...

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Election Officials Prepare for Voter Intimidation Threat

Oct 22, 2020 by

Election officials across the country have begun reviewing security plans at early and Election Day voting sites, strengthening ties...

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Environmentalists Sue Homeland Security for Chemical Weapons Use

Oct 22, 2020 by

Federal agents employed ‘a vast arsenal of weapons,’ including toxic smoke grenades, against protestors in Portland....

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Surprise! India Is Leaping Ahead in Clean Energy, Will Meet Paris Climate Targets

Oct 22, 2020 by

Long considered climate policy’s problem case, India is exceeding targets and breaking records thanks to fast-advancing technology....

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Trump Reportedly Pushing Through 5G Deal That Would Enrich His Friends 

Oct 22, 2020 by

Karl Rove reportedly encouraged the president to pursue an essentially no-bid contract worth billions with a company where he—along...

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DNA evidence proved Lydell Grant’s innocence. So why won’t the state’s highest criminal court exonerate him?

Oct 22, 2020 by

“It’s the Most Outrageous Thing I’ve Ever Seen. It Makes No Sense.” Source: “It’s the Most Outrageous Thing I’ve...

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Senate Republicans, who wouldn’t speak out to save America, suddenly speak out to save themselves

Oct 22, 2020 by

It’s so bad, it’s almost comical at this point—almost. As Senate Republicans suddenly try to distance themselves...

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“The Unicorn”: How One Man Successfully Gained Asylum In Trump’s America

Oct 22, 2020 by

He fled Honduras, was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Mexico, and fought the US immigration system without a lawyer. Is...

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Trump State Department Plan to Declare Human Rights Groups ‘Anti-Semitic’ Slammed as ‘Desperate,’ ‘Obscene’ 

Oct 22, 2020 by

The designation would target humanitarian organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam, sources said....

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Trumpie Wingnut DNI Ratcliffe hilariously blames Iran for pro-Trump Email Spoofs

Oct 22, 2020 by

Yesterday, Director of Intelligence John Ratcliffe breathlessly announced that, as Politico put the headline, “Iran behind...

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Donald Trump has a secret bank account in China that he left off his financial disclosure statements

Oct 22, 2020 by

The secret Chinese bank account is controlled through one of Trump’s business subsidiaries, Trump International Hotels Management,...

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Communities Of Color Hurt The Most By Postal Service Attack 

Oct 22, 2020 by

The USPS has provided jobs and a lifeline to government services for millions of people regardless of race or income, including for...

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Report: With Zuckerberg’s Blessing, Facebook Quietly Stymied Traffic to Left-Leaning News Outlets

Oct 22, 2020 by

When Facebook tweaked its newsfeed algorithm in 2017 to reduce the visibility of political news, the company’s engineers...

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State Attorneys General Blast DOJ’s Purdue Pharma Settlement: A ‘Mirage Of Justice’

Oct 22, 2020 by

Federal officials had the power to put key figures in the opioid crisis behind bars but didn’t, Connecticut Attorney General William...

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Saying Quiet Part ‘Really Loud,’ Trump Admits He Hopes Supreme Court Kills ACA as Barrett Moves Closer to Confirmation 

Oct 22, 2020 by

“Senate Republicans who claim this was never about gutting healthcare are lying to you and Donald Trump just proved it.”...

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Explainer: Why The Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Matters

Oct 22, 2020 by

Two pipelines carry oil and gas from Azerbaijan westward through the Caucasus, and both pass near the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh...

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Alert: Dataminr Targets Communities of Color for Police

Oct 22, 2020 by

But company insiders say their surveillance efforts were often nothing more than garden-variety racial profiling, powered not...

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Angela Davis – One of The New York Times Five Greats 

Oct 22, 2020 by

Before the world knew what intersectionality was, the scholar, writer and activist was living it, arguing not just for Black...

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Thousands More Families May Face Separation as COVID Spreads in ICE Jails

Oct 22, 2020 by

ICE reports more than 3,000 immigrants in ICE custody have tested positive for COVID and at least three have died. Source: Thousands...

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US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

Oct 22, 2020 by

The United States is urging countries that have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support as the pact...

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Aggressive push to 100% renewable energy could save Americans billions – study 

Oct 22, 2020 by

As much as $321bn could be saved with complete switch to clean energy sources, Rewiring America analysis finds Source: Aggressive...

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#EndSARS: What is the Nigeria protest against police brutality?

Oct 22, 2020 by

The movement to end police brutality in Africa’s most populous country has become a global phenomenon. Source: #EndSARS: What is the...

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With Evictions Looming, US Cities Seek Legal Help For Renters 

Oct 22, 2020 by

Advocates Are Looking To New York City, Where Evictions Have Fallen By 40% Since Renters Were Guaranteed Representation In Court....

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Bolivia Is A beacon Of Light For Latin America

Oct 22, 2020 by

After suffering a coup d’état that cost more than 33 lives, left thousands of people injured, and forced important political figures...

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Trump Is The Biggest ‘Superspreader’ Of Anti-Asian Racism, Advocates And Scholars Warn 

Oct 22, 2020 by

Throughout this year, Asian Americans have experienced a surge in racist attacks, as Trump has attacked China and used racist slurs...

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Rudy Giuliani Caught On Camera Appearing To Touch Genitals During ‘Borat’ Prank 

Oct 22, 2020 by

Giuliani, 76, was filmed putting his hands in his pants when he thought he was with a female journalist. Source: Rudy Giuliani Caught...

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Senate Democrats Can Still Block Barrett Confirmation by Slowing Down Process

Oct 21, 2020 by

They should use every procedural method available to them to slow the process, says Zephyr Teachout. Source: Senate Democrats Can...

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Progressives unite for last-ditch effort to delay Amy Coney Barrett vote — by impeaching Bill Barr 

Oct 21, 2020 by

Progressive activists are urging House Democrats to essentially kill two birds with one stone by impeaching Attorney General Bill...

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Democrats Cannot Cave to the Republican Death Cult on the Stimulus Bill 

Oct 21, 2020 by

Liability protection might not sound like an issue worth fighting for, but lives literally depend on whether Democrats hold the line...

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Some battleground states are going to give Trump too much fodder to attack election results

Oct 21, 2020 by

Donald Trump’s campaign to undermine faith in an election he expects to lose means that the states—especially the battleground...

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DOJ’s Google Lawsuit Officially Kicks Off the War on Big Tech 

Oct 21, 2020 by

A long-awaited, high-profile case against the tech giant is finally here—and could mean more are on the way. Source: DOJ’s Google...

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Lawyers say they can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration

Oct 21, 2020 by

About two-thirds of the 1,000-plus parents separated from their kids under a 2017 pilot program were deported before a federal judge...

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How the AP Will Decide When to Call States on Election Night – and When to Wait

Oct 21, 2020 by

I don’t think it’s enough in this environment to just say, “AP has called this race for this candidate,” or “AP is not able to call...

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Alert: Far-Right Trump Supporters Are Infiltrating Polling Stations

Oct 21, 2020 by

Members of TheDonald say they’ve heard Trump’s calls to watch the election and are becoming poll workers. Source:...

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Calling Trump a ‘Clear Threat to Our Democracy,’ Civil Rights Group Sues Admin. Over Voter Intimidation 

Oct 21, 2020 by

“The court should protect the fundamental right to vote by blocking Trump’s attempt to prevent a free and fair...

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Small Businesses and the American People Demand to Be a Priority Over Corporate Immunity and Supreme Court Confirmations 

Oct 21, 2020 by

We are past time for political games. Over a third of small businesses are saying they will close within six months with no support,...

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Florida’s latest voter suppression ploy plays right into Trump’s plan to delegitimize a loss

Oct 21, 2020 by

He’s waiting to find out how many voters the state Division of Elections will tell him to purge. “Are we going to get these next...

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How to Stop Trump from Stealing the Election

Oct 21, 2020 by

Make this a blowout victory for Joe Biden and Democrats down the ballot, and stop Trump from stealing this election. Source: How to...

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Coincidence? DeJoy’s U.S. Postal Service sabotage hitting swing states, communities of color

Oct 21, 2020 by

A Republican-dominated U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors is having more success than it could have imagined when it set out...

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From coast to coast, the Trump administration is locking Democratic leaders out of USPS facilities

Oct 21, 2020 by

In a “policy departure” by the U.S. Postal Service, under incompetent Trump campaign donor Louis DeJoy, lawmakers have been barred...

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Goodbye Middle Class: Half Of All American Workers Made Less Than $34,248.45 Last Year

Oct 21, 2020 by

If you are making less than $3,000 a month, you have plenty of company, because about half of the country is in the exact same boat. ...

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“Herd Immunity” Was Originally About Vaccination. Now It Is Neoliberal Violence.

Oct 21, 2020 by

This distorted idea has emerged at the intersection between neoliberalism and fascism, says scholar Angela Mitropoulos. Source:...

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Proud Boys domain used to send threatening emails to Democratic voters in Florida, Arizona and Pennsylvania 

Oct 21, 2020 by

The emails claimed to be from the Proud Boys, a far-right group supportive of President Trump, but appeared instead to be a deceptive...

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Why Trump’s judges are the worst of the worst 

Oct 21, 2020 by

Trump, with the help of Senator Mitch McConnell, has appointed more than 200 judges with racist, sexist, homophobic, and nationalist...

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‘A relativist dressed in originalist drag’: Catholic paper urges Senate to ‘reject’ Barrett in scathing op-ed 

Oct 21, 2020 by

Barrett is by no means universally loved among Catholics. And the National Catholic Reporter has slammed Barrett this week in a...

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USPS still hasn’t reversed election mail slowdown despite multiple court orders: attorneys general 

Oct 21, 2020 by

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is still not processing election mail at the rate it did prior to Postmaster General Louis...

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ACLU Sues Trump Admin. to Obtain Key Records on ‘Dishonest and Incompetent’ Federal Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic in Prisons

Oct 21, 2020 by

The suit seeks “the immediate release of improperly withheld agency records related to federal government’s failed...

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Republicans Rally to Defend California Senator Diane Feinstein

Oct 21, 2020 by

But for Feinstein, this month’s controversy centers on her buddying up to Graham, an embattled incumbent who Democrats see as...

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More Traces of Cancer-Causing PFAS in Arctic Raise Alarm Over Global Spread

Oct 21, 2020 by

Scientists are still grappling with the complex puzzle of how these toxic chemicals are moving through the environment. Source: More...

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California appears to be winning fight against Covid-19. How long will it last? 

Oct 21, 2020 by

State is currently faring better than the US as a whole, but experts and public health officials expect a fall surge Source:...

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Journalists Should Stop Relying on Cops’ Lies

Oct 21, 2020 by

American police departments are addicted to lying, and journalists are entrusted with reporting what’s happening in the world. Those...

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Press Worries About a Fracking Ban’s ‘Risk’ to Democrats—Not Fracking’s Threat to Planet 

Oct 21, 2020 by

There is no reason for a fracking ban to be “political suicide” unless corporate journalists are determined to equate...

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135 doctors in Chile ask health minister for moratorium on 5G 

Oct 21, 2020 by

There ARE studies that have ALREADY determined 5G is NOT safe. Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and...

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Denying Pre-Trial Detainees the Right to Vote Must Stop 

Oct 21, 2020 by

This form of voter suppression is a social injustice and a civic indignity. Source: Denying Pre-Trial Detainees the Right to Vote...

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‘Prosecute the Sackler Family’: Critics Say DOJ Settlement Not Nearly Enough for Purdue Pharma’s Deadly Role in Opioid Crisis 

Oct 21, 2020 by

“Today’s guilty plea comes too late for the millions of lives that Purdue’s crimes destroyed over the past...

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IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor 

Oct 21, 2020 by

Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money...

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Pat Robertson: ‘The Lord told me’ Trump will be reelected — and help set off the Apocalypse 

Oct 21, 2020 by

Christian fundamentalist evangelical and televangelist Pat Robertson is predicting that President Donald Trump will win reelection...

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The US Is Missing a Chance to Tackle Climate Crisis and Pandemic Relief Together

Oct 21, 2020 by

Europe is trying to integrate climate priorities into its pandemic relief plans, but the U.S. has its head in the sand. Source: The...

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Alert: Stricken Venezuelan oil tanker raises fears of Caribbean ecological disaster

Oct 21, 2020 by

The Venezuelan-flagged Nabarima has lain in the Gulf of Paria since last January when U.S. sanctions on Venezuela made it illegal for...

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Warning: More than 200 million Americans could have toxic PFAS in their drinking water 

Oct 21, 2020 by

A peer-reviewed study by scientists at the Environmental Working Group estimates that more than 200 million Americans could have the...

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Another FBI director finds himself in a political vise

Oct 21, 2020 by

Four years ago, James Comey made a fateful decision that may have tipped an election. How will Chris Wray handle Trump’s...

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The courts have already been packed—with white men

Oct 21, 2020 by

The pejorative phrase “court packing” flows from a couple of questionable premises. First, that there is some morally or legally...

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McConnell Admits to Sabotaging COVID Relief Talks to Rush Barrett Confirmation

Oct 21, 2020 by

Mitch McConnell has privately been urging the Trump White House not to strike a COVID relief deal prior to the election. Source:...

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Trump Abruptly Ends “60 Minutes” Interview Tweeting It Was “FAKE and BIASED”

Oct 21, 2020 by

Trump also tweeted a video of host Lesley Stahl not wearing a mask, but sources say it was taken out of context. Source: Trump...

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You know George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s stories. 10 years after his death, you should also know DJ Henry’s.

Oct 21, 2020 by

Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., was fatally shot at age 20 when Pleasantville, New York, police officer Aaron Hess, who is white,...

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Pope Francis Signals ‘Historic’ Shift for Catholic Church, Publicly Supporting Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

Oct 21, 2020 by

The pope won praise for “pushing the Church into the 21st Century.” Source: Pope Francis Signals ‘Historic’...

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Alert: U.S. Postal Service Benches Its Police Officers Before Election 

Oct 20, 2020 by

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered its police officers off city streets, sparking a legal battle in the final weeks of an election...

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U.S. police chiefs grapple with new Election Day threat: Armed men at the polls

Oct 20, 2020 by

“I feel like I’m walking on the edge of a razor blade,” a Virginia police chief told NBC News. Source: U.S. police...

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Democrats may ‘never win another national election’: SCOTUS mail-in voting ruling raises alarm 

Oct 20, 2020 by

A divided Supreme Court rejected a Pennsylvania Republican effort to curtail mail-in voting, but experts say the Democratic victory...

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Progressive Groups Are Mobilizing To De-Escalate Far Right Violence At The Polls 

Oct 20, 2020 by

From Trump’s “joking” about holding power beyond his term limit, to enfeebling the integrity of mail-in ballots without evidence,...

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Trump and Biden’s Mics Will Be Muted for at Least Some of the Final Debate

Oct 20, 2020 by

Although the rule change will affect both candidates equally, Trump told reporters he sees it as “unfair” to him. Source:...

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Amid Trump’s Politicization of FDA, California Joins New York in Vowing to Independently Review Coronavirus Vaccines 

Oct 20, 2020 by

“Like our approach to Covid-19, when it comes to a vaccine, California will be guided by science.” Source: Amid...

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Florida acts to remove felons from voter rolls as election looms

Oct 20, 2020 by

Democrats condemned the 11th-hour move and local election officials say it can’t be done. Source: Florida acts to remove felons from...

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Donald Trump suggests he’d leave the country if he loses election to Joe Biden – CNN Video

Oct 20, 2020 by

We can only hope. Source: Donald Trump suggests he’d leave the country if he loses election to Joe Biden – CNN...

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National Guard prepares for election and aftermath 

Oct 20, 2020 by

Guardsmen are prepping across the nation for election-related missions that include cybersecurity, ballot counting in at least one...

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Pelosi, Mnuchin forge ahead with COVID-19 relief negotiations with new deadline

Oct 20, 2020 by

It’s been 156 days since the House passed the $3 trillion HEROES Act, and 18 days since the House passed their compromise $2.2...

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‘Long Overdue’: Justice Department Sues Google in Antitrust Case 

Oct 20, 2020 by

The filing, announced Tuesday morning, accuses the tech giant of violating law to stifle competition. Source: ‘Long...

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Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials

Oct 20, 2020 by

The research is risky, given that there’s no surefire treatment for covid-19. Source: Covid-19 challenge trials to infect healthy...

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Voter Suppression Has Spread Like Fire Across the US — Far Beyond the South

Oct 20, 2020 by

Long lines, a record number of mail-in ballots and legal fights have marked voting during the pandemic. Source: Voter Suppression Has...

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Carter Center to monitor American election for first time

Oct 20, 2020 by

The Carter Center has monitored 111 elections in 39 countries since the 1980s and decided after the party conventions in August that...

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Since Pandemic Began U.S. Billionaires’ Net Worth Jumps $931 Billion, or Nearly One-Third, as Working Families Suffer

Oct 20, 2020 by

Meanwhile State & Local Government Services Face Deep Cuts as Congress Prioritizes Confirmation of Anti-ACA Supreme Court Justice...

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A New Blueprint for Our Oceans Would Be a Sea Change for Marine Habitats and Climate Change

Oct 20, 2020 by

An ambitious new bill introduced on Tuesday by House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva would change Americans’ relationship...

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Warning: Within 20 years, rising sea levels will hit nearly every coastal county — and their bonds 

Oct 20, 2020 by

Florida, New Jersey and Virginia in particular are at economic and credit risk as flooding becomes more frequent. Source: Within 20...

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Justice reform vital to slow COVID-19: former attorneys general

Oct 20, 2020 by

This pandemic will shape the administration of justice  — and society — for generations. Source: Justice reform vital to slow...

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Bottle-fed babies most at risk as study shows high lead exposure in US water 

Oct 20, 2020 by

Researchers say Black infants may be more at risk while about 80% of homes had detectable levels of lead in tap water Source:...

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