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« Reply #195 on: July 31, 2019, 06:33:00 am »

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In contentious Democratic debate, deep divisions on health care separate liberals and moderates

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Elizabeth Warren Lays Out a Theory of Change at First Democratic Debate

theintercept.com - Elizabeth Warren’s political obituary was written in a thousand hot takes, each one burning hotter than the last. She seemed to be the latest challenger who President Donald Trump had trolled into ob…


We'll block trade deal if Brexit imperils open Irish border, say US politicians

www.theguardian.com - Any future US-UK trade deal would almost certainly be blocked by the US Congress if Brexit affects the Irish border and jeopardises peace in Northern Ireland, congressional leaders and diplomats have…


The Arrest of Vladimir Tsemakh and Its Implications for the MH17 Investigation - bellingcat

www.bellingcat.com - Last week reports appeared online that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) arrested Ukrainian citizen Vladimir Borysovich Tsemakh (b. 4 July 1961) in connection to the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airl…


More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals

theintercept.com - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, was disturbed to learn that her name had been included on a list of “terrorists” allegedly affiliated…


Hong Kong protesters charged with rioting as violence flares

www.theguardian.com - More than 20 people have appeared in court in Hong Kong charged with rioting, as hundreds of supporters gathered outside the building chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”. The h…


Trump’s Pick for Top Intelligence Job Bragged of Experience as Terror Prosecutor — But He Doesn’t Have Any

theintercept.com - John Ratcliffe, President Donald Trump’s selection to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, has often touted his experience as a “terrorism prosecutor” — a label that fellow congres…


US stocks are rising ahead of the Fed's first rate cut in a decade, even as Donald Trump fans trade-war fears | Markets Insider

www.businessinsider.com - US futures rose on Wednesday, fueled by expectations of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates for the first time in a decade. However, Asian stocks fell and European stocks were mixed after Dona…


Analysis | The simple math that should keep Republicans up at night

www.washingtonpost.com - A Trump supporter cheers at a "Keep America Great" campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on July 17. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) By Philip Bump Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the nu…


Cambridge Analytica did work for Brexit groups, says ex-staffer

www.politico.eu - The office building that used to be occupied by the now defunct Cambridge Analytica | Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The disgraced data analytics firm did work for the Leave side of the 2016 Brexit v…


Opinion | Trump's racism is an impeachable offense. See: Andrew Johnson.

www.nbcnews.com - He attempted “to bring into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt and reproach the Congress of the United States.” He delivered “with a loud voice, intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues,…


Life-Sentence Overturned for Greek Police Officer that Killed Teenager

unicornriot.ninja - Lamia, Greece – The police officer that killed teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008, had his life sentence overturned in a Greek courtroom on Monday, July 29, 2019. An appeals court foun…


The inside story of Charlottesville—and how the violence could have been avoided

www.newsweek.com - Terry McAuliffe was the Governor of Virginia during a disastrous Unite the Right rally which took place on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee—and t…


Are We Watching the Arctic Pass a Tipping Point This Summer?

earther.gizmodo.com - The Arctic’s summer of discontent is reaching a fever pitch this week. The heat wave that broke records in Europe is coming to Greenland and could melt enough ice to measurably raise global sea level…


Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses – and that's just the tip of the iceberg

theconversation.com - The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected. And Americans are learning more every day about the role…


Happy Birthday, Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption"

www.treehugger.com - One question that comes up in our discussion of the Convenience Industrial Complex is– why do we buy? What drives us to get things we know we don't need, that we know are bad for the planet. Thorstei…


Cheating Workers Out of Wages is Easier Than Ever

ponderwall.com - Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start of her shift and stayed late whenever her patients neede…


U.S. military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries -- massive hidden impact on climate

www.sciencedaily.com - Research by social scientists from Durham University and Lancaster University shows the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more C…


Hold the Potatoes: Police Hunt Woman Who Urinated On Potatoes At Walmart Outside Pittsburgh

www.thesmokinggun.com - 7/30 UPDATE: Police today arrested Grace Marina Brown, 20, in connection with last week’s potato tampering at Walmart. Brown, a Pittsburgh resident, has been charged with open lewdness, criminal misc…


Extinction Rebellion: Doctor on hunger strike calls for carbon crackdown

www.thetimes.co.uk - A doctor who has spent most of his career trying to save starving children in Africa is today entering the third week of a hunger strike to persuade the government to take more action on climate chan…


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