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Exclusive: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing

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Rohingya activists—in Burma and in Western countries—tell The Daily Beast that Facebook has been removing their posts documenting the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people in Burma (also known as Myanmar).

San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak Is A Man-Made Disaster

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An outbreak of hepatitis A, a dangerous but preventable disease that is spread through fecal contamination and attacks the liver, has gotten so out of hand in San Diego that ...

Democratic Socialists group endorses 'Juggalo March' in DC

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After threats to cut funding to the United Nations, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea

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In his first appearance before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Donald Trump used the podium intended to spread messages of peace and diplomacy to threaten to “destroy North ...

DACA recipient claims Trump supporter started online crusade to get her deported

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A college senior and DACA recipient in Kentucky says she was made to live in fear after a fellow student posted photos of her Facebook profile on a racial hatred ...

Make New York’s School-Bus Fleet Eco-Friendly, Union-Staffed, and Cooperatively Run

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The pupil-transportation system in New York is, like most of the city’s byzantine public-transit network, a messy tangle of private and public interests, forever veering from one political, financial, or ...

Gun sales in the US are down. The NRA appears to be using scare tactics to make up for it.

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A report by the Guardian on Friday showed a $100 million drop in firearm revenue for one of the country’s biggest gun makers, American Outdoor Brands, previously known as Smith ...

Chelsea Manning hung up phone on Harvard dean who delivered fellowship snub

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Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of state secrets and served seven years in military prison, abruptly terminated a phone call with the dean of ...

Staff At Flagship Amazon Site Take Home Less Than Minimum Wage After Paying Bus ‘Benefit’

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Workers at one of Amazon’s “flagship” warehouses are taking home less than the minimum wage after being effectively forced to pay a third-party for the “benefit” of a special bus ...

Powerful Earthquake Kills Dozens In Central Mexico

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A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people in several states, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital and forcing thousands of ...

Donald Trump took $107 million promised to charities ... and kept it

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Donald Trump took $107 million promised to charities ... and kept it

Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK.

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It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different — he was arrested,

Trudeau says Canada failed Indigenous People

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Indigenous peoples were “victims” of a government that set out to destroy their culture, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday in what are perhaps the most expansive comments ever ...

Motel 6 employees forced to stop reporting guests to ICE

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How considerate of them. Hours after the Phoenix New Times published a report revealing that at least two Motel 6 locations in Arizona sent guest information to Immigration and Customs ...

Puerto Rico's Power Outage Could Be A Death Sentence For Many

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Puerto Rico is facing the possibility of months without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning. The storm has passed, but ...

How to make $240,000 in 6 months by being friends with Rick Perry

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This week in swamp draining: Rick Perry’s former campaign manager has made $240,000 since March lobbying the Department of Energy, the agency that Perry now leads, according to lobbying disclosures ...

Republican lawmaker vows to run over protesters who block highways

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In the wake of heated protests in St. Louis following the acquittal of the cop who killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a self-described Christian lawmaker from Pennsylvania endorsed running over protesters ...

Oklahoma City police officer fatally shoots deaf man as neighbors scream at them to stop

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A Oklahoma City police officer gunned down a man in front of his home, despite neighbors desperately screaming at police that he was deaf and could not understand their commands ...

Who Are The Juggalos And Why Are They Marching In Washington, D.C.?

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This weekend is expected to be a busy one for protesting in the nation's capital, with the Mother of All Rallies, a pro-Trump group that says it wants to preserve ...

Police officers in St Louis chant after breaking up protests

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Police officers in riot gear gathered alongside a St Louis boulevard late on Sunday night, chanting “whose street, our street”, a common refrain used by those protesting the acquittal of ...

Phoenix Motel 6 locations are reportedly outing guests to immigration officials

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Two Motel 6 locations in the Phoenix area are reportedly sending guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on a daily basis. According to a report by the ...

How Exxon Mobil May Soon Have Greater Sway Over Science Used in EPA Policies

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Exxon Mobil may soon have a greater hand in shaping the science used to develop major environmental regulations. The published list of potential names for the Science Advisory Board and ...

Hurricane Maria Charges Towards Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria barreled towards Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm, packing vicious winds and dangerous storm surges. The hurricane’s eyewall passed over Vieques around ...

A single judge exonerated ex-St. Louis cop in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith

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The cop who killed Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011 will walk free after a judge in St. Louis found him innocent of first-degree murder on Friday, despite evidence prosecutors say ...

Calling Out White Supremacy Comes With Consequences For Black Folks

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In both the year preceding and the months following Donald Trump’s election, his most fervent detractors embraced a common theme: the romantics of “normal.” The refrain was and continues to ...

California Legislature Advances 'Sanctuary State' Bill

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The California State Legislature passed a “sanctuary state” bill on Saturday that would limit state and local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials.The legislation, authored by state Senate President ...

There is meddling in Germany's election

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Less than a week before Sunday's vote that is likely to hand German Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term, evidence of anticipated Russian meddling has yet to materialize, but U.S.

After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America

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Published on by The present crisis long pre-dates Donald Trump. A political system haunted by racial violence and terror. An economy delivering great wealth for the few amid stagnation and ...

Donald Trump Denies DACA Deal, But Doesn't Dispute Its Key Points

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President Donald Trump denied on Thursday that he had made a firm agreement with Democrats on immigration, but did not dispute key details from the deal ― namely, that protection ...

How the NSA Built a Secret Surveillance Network for Ethiopia

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“A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy,

How To Help The Victims Of The Central Mexico Earthquake

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First responders and residents began digging through the rubble on Tuesday afternoon after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City. The violent shaking toppled dozens of buildings throughout the country’s ...

Flint Water Crisis Likely Increased Fetal Deaths, Study Shows

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The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may have reduced fertility rates and increased miscarriages and fetal deaths, according to new research exploring one impact of lead poisoning on the population.

ESPN Host Committed 'Fireable Offense' With Trump 'White Supremacist' Tweet: White House Aide

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WASHINGTON — ESPN should consider firing host Jemele Hill for calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says. “I think that’s one of ...

Harvard Rescinds Invitation To Chelsea Manning To Be Visiting Fellow

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Harvard University announced early Friday that it will rescind its invitation for Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow during its upcoming academic year. In a blog post published early ...

Citizen Debt Audits are Challenging Big Finance in the U.K. and Beyond

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Citizen Debt Audits are Challenging Big Finance in the U.K. and Beyond Since the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London that claimed the lives of at least 80 people ...

Flint water crisis: expert says lead levels normal but warns against celebration

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An expert who has warned about dangerous lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water declared on Friday a qualified end to the crisis. Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards made the ...