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Justice Department probe finds overwhelming evidence of racial bias in Ferguson, Missouri policing and courts National movement for police accountability renews interest in civilian review boards Homeless veterans in Los Angeles struggle for access to land donated to them Bedouin protest camp against eviction from sensitive E1 area near Jerusalem Displaced Zimbabweans still waiting for promised government compensation a year later Flood Wall Street case comes to a close in Manhattan Download...
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Framework agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear program and UN sanctions Nigerian presidential election results deliver historic shakeup Al Shabab attack kills 147 at Kenyan university Transparency activists want to shine a light on ‘dark money’ Public services and budget allocations take center stage of Chicago mayoral run-off Mumia Abu-Jamal discharged from hospital, transferred to prison infirmary Protests follow Australia’s moves to cut services in remote indigenous communities...
Topics: Iran nuclear deal, Nigerian election, Al Shabaab, massacre, Kenya, religious extremism,...
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Heavy rains, floods in Pakistan affect millions Virginia’s attorney general says local police can check immigration status Slavery museum brings attention to modern-day practice White House summit on African youth leaves out key segments of society Federal scientists say BP oil spill is world’s worst Download Audio   HEADLINES Tensions rise between Israel and Lebanon Tensions between Israel and Lebanon are escalating with the worst flair up of violence since the 2006 war.  Israeli and...
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President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in apparent coup by Houthi rebels Austerity measures take center stage in Greek elections Boko Haram claims responsibility for major attack in Nigeria CIA whistle-blower case goes to jury Pennsylvania governor’s inauguration draws opponents of fracking U.S. Supreme Court hears state judicial campaign financing case #ReclaimMLK actions vindicate King’s legacy of civil rights protests Download Audio President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in...
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Panama Papers open a window of opportunity to reform shady business as usual EU starts deporting migrants and refugees to Turkey; first Syrians arrive in Germany under deal “Nuit debout” movement grows in France to push back against labor reforms UK junior doctors walk out over proposed NHS contract they say is unsafe and unsustainable State legislatures move to restrict abortion access, providers document spike in threats Mississippi enacts law to permit discrimination on basis of sexual...
Topics: Panama Papers, refugee swap, EU, deportations, Nuit Debout, France, labor reforms, NHS, UK,...
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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals due to rule soon on Trump’s travel ban Attorney Gen. takes oath, more EOs rolled out, and a mother's deportation Repeal of Obamacare gives hope for advocates of single payer healthcare Betsy DeVos sworn in as Secretary of Education Army Corps of Engineers grants easement for remaining stretch of Dakota Access pipeline Denver authorities begin permitting process for cannabis consumption venues U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds stay blocking Trump’s...
Topics: Muslim Ban, executive orders, AG Jeff Sessions, Obamacare repeal, Betsy DeVos, Dakota Access...
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Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal torture tactics revealed Demonstrations calling for police accountability continue around the U.S. Recount confirms defeat of Oregon ballot initiative to mandate labeling of GMOs Turkish police raid and shut down community center squat in Istanbul Gaza farmers face low yields after fields damaged during Israeli offensive Indigenous leaders face risks for environmental defense of Amazon Basin Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal...
Topics: CIA torture report, police accountability, Black Lives Matter, CR-omnibus bill, ballot initiative,...
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Advocates for a free internet are in Istanbul as the UN holds Internet Governance Legal challenge to NSA bulk metadata collection advances to appeals court Fast food workers stage national sit-ins and walk-outs Indian workers push back against proposed labor reforms Residents of N. Waziristan flee offensive against the Taliban; curfew slows access to emergency medical care Leading Bahraini human rights defender remains jailed Advocates for a free internet are in Istanbul as the UN holds...
Topics: Internet Governance Forum, Istanbul, NSA, bulk surveillance, fast food workers, fight for 15, labor...
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Pentagon announces no charges for Kunduz hospital bombers, another MSF facility targeted in Aleppo International experts release final report on 43 missing students before leaving Mexico Drought and climate change contributing to earlier grape harvests in vineyards around the world Niger Delta villagers turn to European courts, seeking justice for oil spills on their farmlands 30 years after Chernobyl disaster, Pripyat remains a ghost town Download Audio   Pentagon announces no charges for...
Topics: Kunduz hospital bombing, MSF, Syria, 43 missing students, Ayotzinapa, Mexico, climate change,...
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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, along with a slew of riders Rider to kill Waters of the United States rule fails, WOTUS promises to remain contentious EU leaders call for regional border patrol and coast guard forces Ten years after launch of Operation Streamline, criminal immigration charges dominate federal caseloads Dow, DuPont announce plans for $130 billion merger Inner city hackathons introduce kids without computers to coding Download Audio   U.S. House passes...
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U.S. House votes on the Keystone XL pipeline; Senate to do same next week U.S. & China announce carbon emissions deal;  the non-binding agreement is sparse on specifics Mexican president leaves country as news of apparent massacre deepens political crisis Suicide attacker poses as student in northeast Nigeria; nearly 50 students killed Visual storytelling emerges as a medium to decode Holy Land conflict Protestors challenge ban on sharing food in public in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Tomas...
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Obama once again calls for gun law reform after yet another mass murder on campus Russia becomes the latest country to join Syria’s Civil War with airstrikes Italian police clear refugee camp along Mediterranean coast Missiles kill more than 130 people at a wedding party in Yemen Congress stages another shutdown showdown, toying with federal workers Shell suspends Arctic exploration; acidification already ravaging oceans Nomadic cattle herders in Cameroon lose traditional territory to land...
Topics: school shooting, gun control, Syrian Civil War, Russian airstrikes, refugee camp, eviction, Italy,...
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Rise Up October keeps pressure for justice reform in the streets FCC caps exorbitant rates on telephone calls placed from prison Labeled ‘insider threats’, intelligence whistleblowers face conundrum Climate policy negotiations enter final phase ahead of UN summit China invests billions in UK nuclear power plants; local activists say no Canadian voters veer left after ten years of Conservative rule Download Audio Rise Up October keeps pressure for justice reform in the streets A nationwide...
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Author of kill list memos confirmed to federal appellate bench U.S. House passes diluted USA Freedom Act; privacy advocates withhold support Same-sex marriage bans overturned in Oregon and Pennsylvania California air regulators due to release new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission Worldwide protests ongoing in support of Ethiopia's Oromo people Free insulin clinic in Pakistan helps those struggling with diabetes Author of kill list memos confirmed to federal appellate bench The U.S. Senate...
Topics: kill list, drone strikes, USA Freedom Act, surveillance, same sex marriage, LGBT, air quality,...
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AirAsia 8501 recovery efforts continue in stormy weather, high seas Holidays bring generations together at “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations Sand mining: One of the lesser-known environmental impacts of fracking Hindu fundamentalists in India carry out controversial group conversions with alleged support of ruling party Ebola rages on in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea while Nigeria offers lessons Download Audio AirAsia search, recovery efforts continue amid stormy weather and high seas...
Topics: AirAsia 3501, Indonesia, Singapore, Java Sea, Black Lives Matter, intergenerational, police...
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UN gains access to besieged Syrian towns to distribute aid, ceasefire talks postponed Multiple hospitals attacked in northern Syria, UN envoy arrives unannounced Student protests in India gain momentum following student arrests on sedition charges Pope Francis visits Mexico, strikes a humanistic pose while remaining diplomatic GOP vows to stall confirmation after death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia California African-American Museum celebrates Black History Month with educational...
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Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records California’s Prop 47 could free one in five inmates from state prisons Legislation seeks to reform FOIA and improve access to government information Corruption and extremism hinder efforts to rebuild bombed-out Pakistani schools “Yes Means Yes” and on-campus sexual assault prevention Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records The 2014 elections are underway around the United States with voters already...
Topics: judicial elections, campaign spending, Prop 47, California, FOIA, transparency, corruption,...
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Texas grand jury opts not to indict Waller County jail personnel in Sandra Bland death St. Petersburg, Florida joins carbon divestment movement Economic blockade at India-Nepal border stretches into third month amid protests Full scale and long-term effects of Brazil’s ‘worst environmental disaster’ remain unclear Mumia Abu Jamal seeks injunction to force Pennsylvania prison officials to treat hepatitis C Mumia Abu Jamal on politics: Boorish and Boring Download Audio Texas grand jury opts...
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No court ruling for Dakota Access; Missouri River crossing still stalled Portland approves tax hike for corporations based on CEO pay disparities Los Angeles to enact ‘ban the box’ ordinance for public and private sector jobs Mexico considers legislation to permanently grant extraordinary policing and surveillance powers to the military Foreign trawlers devastate fisheries in Cameroon, navy deployed to seize illegal vessels Work continues to restore link between California’s San Joaquin...
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Mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls prompts international outrage New bill addresses immigration detention conditions, advocates seek end of "bed quota" São Paulo sweatshops trap Bolivians seeking jobs in Brazil Israel increasingly kills civilians in "buffer-zone" along Gaza border fence Thailand: Ethnic Karen activist missing, UN Human Rights office concerned California charter schools among many nationwide struggling with new online tests   International efforts  are...
Topics: Chibok schoolgirls, Boko Haram, immigration detention, bed quotas, São Paulo, swaetshops, buffer...
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Israel launched ground invasion of Gaza Strip U.S. teen beaten in Jerusalem returns to Tampa  FCC receives more than a million public comments on net neutrality Anti-fracking activists rally with opponents of LNG export facility  Mentoring program cuts recidivism rates in Kansas prisons by half  Cameroon attempts to revive its once-thriving coffee sector Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza Strip The death toll in Gaza is on the rise as Israeli tanks moved into to the territory Thursday....
Topics: Israel/Palestine conflict, Gaza, hate crime, Tampa, FCC, net neutrality, fracking, environmental...
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US forces conduct airstrikes and aid drops in northern Iraq Fighting resumes in Gaza after 72-hour ceasefire ends Istanbul neighborhood known for anti-government unrest slated for demolition Immigration policy impasse pits legislative power against executive authority EPA holds Gulf Coast hearing on air pollution at oil refineries US forces conduct airstrikes and aid drops in northern Ira q US forces have begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State militants operating in northern Iraq....
Topics: US airstrikes, Iraq, ISIS, Gaza, Israeli nationalism, Istanbul, Alevis, displacement, immigration...
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Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up security powers Election 2014: Wisconsin battle for Governor's mansion Los Angeles seeks to renegotiate multimillion dollar fees owed to Wall Street banks Bedouin communities face forcible removal from Jerusalem periphery Q&A: Mexican citizen patrols find mass graves while searching for 43 missing students Cameroon’s education model out of step with Baka culture Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up...
Topics: Canada, parliament shooting, mass graves, Mexico, Wisconsin, elections, Wall Street, bank fees, Los...
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Deadline looming on the future of austerity measures in Greece Overflow crowd packs Federal Election Commission hearing on campaign finance limits 300 people assumed dead in mass drowning while trying to reach Europe from Africa Independent, international experts question Mexico’s handling of missing students case Scientists examine apparent increase in mass mortality events among non-human species Education reform bills before Wisconsin Assembly could lead to more for-profit education...
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French voters prepare for first round of presidential elections amid surge in right-wing nationalism Turkey referendum results test country’s polarized political system Brazilian public workers push back against unelected government’s austerity plans Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture Residents of Seattle's South Park immigrant community build the kind of walls they can support Download Audio   French voters prepare for first round of...
Topics: French elections, right-wing nationalism, Turkey referendum, Brazil, austerity, Lakota, language,...
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Grief, anger, calls to action follow Pulse attack; GOP concedes to gun debate following filibuster Assassination of British MP puts both sides of Brexit campaign on hold Police arrest protesters occupying Africa Unity Square in Zimbabwe Teachers in Oaxaca mark 10 year anniversary of uprising amid ongoing labor dispute Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ predicted to measure nearly 7,000 square miles this summer Double jeopardy on the Salish Sea; endangered orcas and endangered salmon Download Audio...
Topics: Pulse nightclub massacre, Florida, gun control. Brexit, MP assassination, protests, Zimbabwe, labor...
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Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls held more than two years UN extends Haiti mandate; death toll exceeds 1000 and full scope of destruction still unclear Chicago Public Schools narrowly avoid teachers strike with eleventh hour deal Former ITT Tech students still reeling; declare a debt-strike Senators ask Obama to suspend all Dakota Access Pipeline permits Oil industry has more than 30 accidents a week in and off the coast of Louisiana; data analysis Denver joins cities celebrating...
Topics: Boko Haram, Chibok Girls, Chicago Public Schools, Dakota Access Pipeline, debt-strike, Denver,...
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Brussels attacks kill 31, injure hundreds and exacerbate regional tensions on migrant issue EU-Turkey deal fails to deter Afghan youths’ drive to migrate International Criminal Court returns guilty verdicts in two major cases Obama returns to promise to close Guantanamo Bay, despite opposition Fracking-linked earthquakes open sociopolitical rifts in Oklahoma Prospects for impeachment of Brazil's president stir pot of political crisis Download Audio Brussels attacks kill 31, injure hundreds...
Topics: Brussels attacks, EU/Turkey, refugee swap, ICC, GITMO, fracking, earthquakes, Oklahoma,...
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Deadline passes for humanitarian aid access to besieged Syrian towns, UNSC considers air drops Refugee crisis driven further underground; drownings spike while smuggling booms CFPB proposes new rules to rein in payday loans Sub-Saharan African immigrants arrive with the most education but struggle with underemployment Despite numerous historic sites, Gaza Strip’s tourism industry barely exists African farmers seek creative solutions to cut back on food waste Download Audio Deadline passes for...
Topics: Syrian civil war, humanitarian aid, seige, refugees, payday loans, immigration, tourism, food waste
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Sanders continues presidential campaign; Obama endorses Clinton Black Lives Matter activist sentenced on felony ‘lynching’ charges DOJ seeks Privacy Act exemptions for FBI’s extensive biometric database Ongoing violence in Iraq has internally displaced more than three million people Israeli development plans slated to displace Bedouins from ‘unrecognized’ Negev desert villages Scandals plague Brazil’s interim government ahead of impeachment trial Download Audio Sanders continues...
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Aleppo evacuation halted again; thousands still stranded Restrictive voting laws in U.S. don’t match data on actual cases of voter fraud Wisconsin finishes ballot recount: no significant change State and local level officials prepare to stand up to Trump on climate issuess Renewed violence against Myanmar's Rohingya; villages erased by fire Refugees detained on Manus Island worry about fate of U.S. resettlement deal Download Audio Aleppo evacuation halted again; thousands still stranded Tens...
Topics: Aleppo, mass displacement, Syrian civil war, 2016 presidential election, Russian interference,...
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COP21 misses deadline; talks and protests continue into weekend French voters boost anti-immigrant National Front party to a leading position in local elections New Yorkers push back against Islamophobia DIY search caravan scours Mexican transmigration routes for missing Central Americans Student protests stall government shutdown of schools across São Paulo , Brazil Filipino theater group works to heal trauma and improve disaster preparedness through the arts   Download Audio   COP21 misses...
Topics: COP21, Paris, climate policy, France, elections, anti-immigration, New York, Islamophobia, migrant...
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President Obama makes rare visit to U.S. Capitol to push trade bills Ezell Ford findings and McKinney pool party video help sustain calls for police reform New York lawmakers to decide on rent stabilization laws as tenets report harassment A new round of militarization heads for the Texas/Mexico border Thailand hosts summit on Rohingya crisis…without Rohingya representatives Energy companies eye Argentina shale deposits; meet fracking opposition Download Audio President Obama makes rare visit...
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  Protests turn violent in Turkey on May Day after labor rallies banned Protests and rallies took place across the US around the world on May first to commemorate International Workers' Day. In Turkey, demonstrations erupted across the country after the government banned labor rallies in the center of Istanbul. Riot police fired tear gas, pressurized water and plastic bullets at demonstrators who came out to defy the ban. This, on the same day the Washington DC-based think tank Freedom House...
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U.S. resumes military aid to Egypt despite outcry over imprisoned journalists Supreme Court rules police need warrants to search cell phones Immigration detainees in Ontario boycott administrative review process Thousands face water shut-offs in Detroit Chilean teachers join students in movement for education reform Brazilian housing activists score a World Cup victory U.S. resumes military aid to Egypt despite outcry over imprisoned journalists Egypt continues its crackdown on free expression...
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UN alarmed as ISIS presses toward Baghdad Drone strikes resume in Pakistan following Karachi airport attack FBI probes VA healthcare crisis; whistleblower website collects hundreds of reports World Cup preparations and urban displacements in Rio de Janeiro Connecticut state officials oppose local tribe’s bid for federal recognition People's March for Mother Earth in Quebec protests tar sands pipelines   UNHCR alarmed as militants take over Mosul, Tikrit and move toward Baghdad Iraq appears...
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Obama calls for US to take at least 10,000 refugees as hundreds of thousands pour into the EU Nationalism and censorship in Turkey complicate regional conflict States prepare challenge to Clean Power Plan Jailhouse suicides on the rise; reform advocates call for training and oversight Hunger strike for Chicago public high school expands in its fourth week Ceasefire in Ukraine seems to hold; local residents still wary Independent experts say Mexico’s version of what happened to 43 missing...
Topics: refugee crisis, nationalism, censorship, Turkey, Clean Power Plan, jailhouse suicides, prison...
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Colombia on the brink of ending its 51-year-long armed conflict Pope Francis urges Congress to act on climate, the death penalty, arms, immigration and more Emergency EU summit grapples with refugee influx, EU chief says the "greatest tide is yet to come" Court cites U.N. torture convention to protect transgender immigrants in U.S. Mexico marks one-year since mass abduction of Ayotzinapa students French composer, environmental scientist team up on multimedia symphony about climate...
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Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Malian capital France to remain under state of emergency for three months U.S. House passes veto-proof refugee restrictions as political battles heat up across the country Boko Haram carries out two suicide attacks in as many days in Nigeria Newly-approved $1.29 billion Saudi arms deal the latest in a decade-long buying spree Veterans of U.S. drone warfare go public with concerns about the program Afghan women fight to retain rights by not ceding public space in the...
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Mexican elections point to shift in regional politics Poor Peoples World Cup draws attention to lack of benefits from tournament Reports highlight human trafficking as growing enterprise English courts pursue controversial use of video appearances Federal government announces funding for solar energy   HEADLINES Israel relaxes blockade by land – but not by sea Israel says today that more cargo trucks will be allowed to enter Gaza, and also released a list of good that will not be allowed in....
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Police shooting sparks a week of protests and vigils in Ferguson, MO Obama announces aid drops to end, airstrikes to continue in northern Iraq White House reverses policy on lobbyists Texas and California: Opposing legislative approaches to reproductive healthcare Another Freedom Flotilla will try to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza port Hundreds of thousands of displaced Gazans remain sheltered in UN-run schools UN calls Canada's immigration detention system endless, arbitrary and unfair...
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U.S. Senate starts Affordable Care Act rollback during budget reconciliation process Trump downplays ethics, transparency in first post-election press conference Cabinet confirmation hearings: week one Opponents of planned Louisiana pipeline document 144 pipeline accidents in 2016 Tribal and Non-Native Water Protectors urge Wells Fargo to Divest from Dakota Access Pipeline Seabed mining project advances, Papua New Guinea locals consider lawsuit Download Audio U.S. Senate starts Affordable Care...
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Federal judge blocks implementation of immigration-related executive actions FCC to vote on proposal to regulate the internet as a utility Murder of Turkish college student leads to revolt against sexual violence Public sector workers in Gaza unpaid since Hamas/Fatah unity deal As attacks continue, people in Pakistan increasingly speak out against the Taliban States consider legislation to better protect homeless people from violent attacks Download Audio Federal judge blocks implementation of...
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Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts Obama announces new program for veterans as I.G. probe finds ongoing problem s Barring court action, nearly all Texas abortion clinics to close September 1 Despite tenuous peace deal, thousands still fleeing Central African Republic Irom Sharmila continues fast; rearrested days after her release Mumia Abu Jamal: Post Ferguson Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts A ceasefire...
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UN refugee agency criticizes EU draft deal to deport and swap refugees with Turkey Turkey’s President on Int’l Women’s Day: “a woman is above all else a mother” Anti-LGBT discrimination bills advance in state legislatures, Oklahoma has the most New trade law could reverse 50 years of U.S. economic policy regarding occupied Palestinian territories Coca-Cola shuts down three bottling plants in India amid severe water shortages Download Audio   UN refugee agency criticizes EU draft deal...
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Myanmar's military hands power to civilian NLD with Suu Kyi near the top Pakistan anti-terrorism sweep nets thousands after Easter attack, most released but hundreds still detained Sectarian tensions within migrant populations increase complexity of refugee resettlement FCC moves to decrease the digital divide  Nonprofit installs free solar panels for qualifying low-income residents New band brings live music to the Gaza Strip with updated traditional music Urban artists give New Delhi a...
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Syria ceasefire tenuously holds but aid deliveries still stuck Support for Standing Rock Sioux protest against pipeline spreads across the U.S. Epic court battle between Ecuadorian villagers and Chevron moves to Canada Youth propose bill to align climate policies with constitutional rights Thirteen-year-old black youth killed by Columbus, Ohio police Bayer and Monsanto announce $66 billion mega-merger deal India considers legislation to ban commercial surrogacy Download Audio   Syria ceasefire...
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Earth hits CO2 concentration point of no return, Canada plants a ‘carbon bomb’ Pipeline protesters enter seventh month of Missouri River watershed encampment New California law will limit police use of civil asset forfeiture New hospital bombings reported in Syria as UN holds meeting on healthcare in war zones U.S. to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar, jade industry top beneficiary Human rights advocate in Kashmir jailed under controversial Public Safety Act Mexico marks second...
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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas law that closed half the state's abortion clinics Transgender discrimination measures lifted in Mississippi and in the U.S. military Full ramifications of UK’s vote to leave EU remain uncertain Turkey blames ‘Islamic State’ for deadly airport attack African countries increase anti-poaching efforts amid rising prices for illegal ivory U.S. policies for leasing coal on public lands under major review for first time in 30 years Oakland City Council...
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UN aid workers confirm widespread starvation in three blockaded Syrian towns Turkish police arrest more than a dozen peace petition-signing academics Cologne assaults embolden far-right groups in Germany U.S. faith groups and some local governments resist calls to reject Syrian refugees Kerry announces expansion of refugee program for Central Americans Transportation fare hikes once again spark intense protests in Brazil Delta 5 civil disobedience trial concludes; jurors hand down mixed verdict...
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White House issues first-ever limits on power plant carbon pollution Gulf of Mexico dead zone now as big as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined Colorado mine spills at least a million gallons of acidic waste water Heavy monsoon rains wreak havoc across India Alabama now third state to end funding for Planned Parenthood after national efforts fail Senate lawmakers accuse State Dept. of putting trade policy over human rights Trafficked in Kuwait: two Cameroonian women share their stories...
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Massive chemical explosions in China kill at least 50; experts assessing ongoing risks Japan restarts nuclear power generation for first time since Fukushima disaster Animas River carries three million gallons of mining wastewater downstream to Navajo Nation and Utah Connecticut Supreme Court overturns state’s death penalty St. Louis County under state of emergency as protesters remember Mike Brown shooting Violence against media in Nigeria continues despite presidential pledge Ten of...
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Southern Movement Assembly meets in New Orleans on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina China’s economic tumble threatens Chile’s embattled copper-centric economy Garbage crisis in Lebanon sparks a larger movement against the country’s political class Effort to cut public funds for Planned Parenthood moves beyond family planning services Dream Summer program seeks to cultivate future immigrant rights leaders Download Audio   Southern Movement Assembly meets in New Orleans on 10th...
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Saudi Arabia and Iran wage proxy war in Yemen Pushing back for privacy via legislation and the courts U.S. Supreme Court considers limits on toxic power plant emissions Thousands of farmworkers strike against work conditions in Mexico’s San Quintin Valley Student/Farmworker Alliance announces Wendy’s boycott Zapatista sympathizers chased from land slated for tourism megaproject Swaziland unemployment spikes after removal from U.S. free trade pact Download Audio   Saudi Arabia and Iran wage...
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Six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray U.S. Supreme Court finally takes up same-sex marriage Court strikes down law to gag prisoner speech as Mumia Abu Jamal’s health deteriorates Search and rescue efforts continue after massive earthquake in Nepal Indonesia grants temporary reprieve to Filipino worker convicted of drug smuggling New Zealand city to divest from fossil fuels Women in Los Angeles wrap up Fast for $15 call for citywide wage hike Download Audio Six...
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U.S. Supreme Court: Same Sex Marriage, ACA, Housing Act Funeral services begin for Charleston massacre victims, lawmakers discuss removal of Confederate flag Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Charleston Shooting U.S. Senate approves trade bills that pave way for Trans-Pacific Partnership Civil suits against police cost taxpayers millions but rarely result in reforms Muslim Rohingya refugees seek shelter in Indonesian camps Gaza students struggle to pass exams amid post-war devastation, near economic...
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New leftist party forms in Greece following Tsipras resignation Greece grapples with multiple crises including migrant influx Murders of transgender people on the rise as public presence grows Native American tribes say California not doing enough to protect fisheries New Zealand: nationwide actions protest controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Unique food bank in India fights local hunger Download Audio   New leftist party forms in Greece following Tsipras resignation After only seven...
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Record numbers of refugees arrive in European countries with mixed asylum policies Huge protests in Guatemala ahead of presidential elections Massive pro-democracy protest in Malaysia; PM accused of misappropriating $700 million Black Lives Matter activists craft policy proposals as campaigners kick into gear Artists create ‘Visions from the Inside’ through letters from families in ICE detention Download Audio   Record numbers of refugees arrive in European countries with mixed asylum...
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As many as two thousand feared dead after Boko Haram attack on Nigerian town Cross-border Boko Haram attacks displace students in Cameroon’s Far North Region Senate set to pass Keystone XL bill; Obama vows to veto Previously defeated cyber-surveillance bill is back before Congress New York City to reform policies on solitary confinement for prisoners Gaza engineer has a plan for rebuilding homes without scarce cement and steel Download Audio As many as two thousand feared dead after Boko...
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Video evidence of police shooting in South Carolina revives debate over body cameras Somali refugees in Kenya brace for backlash after Garissa attack Afghan refugees repatriated from Pakistan after deadly Peshawar school attack Thailand’s military ends martial law, grants sweeping power to Prime Minister Turkish prosecutor recommends acquittal in case against Dutch journalist Seal and sea lion pups wash up on California beaches in record numbers If you can’t tax ‘em, troll ‘em; Hedge...
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White House and Senate leaders reach rare compromise to allow Iran negotiations to proceed Asylum-seeking mothers protest family detention from inside of for-profit facility in Texas Palestinian couple separated by Israeli policy; launch FB campaign to marry Chibok girls still missing one year later, residents remain displaced Egypt court sentences dozens of protesters including a U.S. citizen to life in prison Harvard and Yale students join call for colleges to divest from fossil fuels...
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New rule means millions more U.S. workers can qualify for overtime pay Protesters take to French streets after government pushes controversial labor law through parliament U.S. immigration authorities begin a new round of deportation raids Greek activists occupy Athens hotel to house stranded refugees Suicide rates in Gaza climb as humanitarian situation in the territory remains dire New legislation on opioids easily advances in Congress, older patients likely affected the most Download Audio...
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Trump orders military action against Syrian government air base Rep. Nunes steps down from Russia probe while under i nvestigation for ethics violations Senate Majority leader presses nuclear option button; Gorsuch confirmed Refugee​ ​facing​ ​deportation​ ​in​ ​Australia​ ​highlights criticisms of systematic​ ​'miscarriage​ ​of​ ​justice' Athens initiative aims to raise funds and break down stigma with tours to meet city’s homeless LA explores legalizing...
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Trump blames the media, not substance of allegations, for Flynn’s departure Senate confirms EPA nominee as court orders release his emails with fossil fuel execs Trump nominee for Israel envoy echoes uncertainty on two-state solution Immigrant rights advocates piece together details on recent sweeps with little official information DACA recipient detained by ICE in Seattle, immigrant mother seeks sanctuary in Denver church U.S. Senate rolls back rule blocking people with mental health issues...
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Trump signs revised executive order banning immigration from Muslim majority countries Russia probe is elephant in the room at confirmation hearings for Deputy and Associate Attorneys General ACA repeal advances through two committees; next stop Budget Committee Arkansas bill would ban Howard Zinn’s writings from classrooms UN representative meets with various Native American tribes about indigenous rights Indian acid attack survivors strip away stigma while serving up orders at...
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Bastille Day attack in Nice kills at least 84 Trump taps Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP candidate Funerals for officers slain continue through the week Funeral for Philando Castile draws hundreds to Minnesota’s St. Paul Cathedral Demonstrations swell across the country calling for police reform August recess starts two weeks early for the U.S. Congress Theresa May replaces David Cameron as UK Prime Minister More than 30 dead as protests escalate in Kashmir Los Angeles fights for immediate...
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Turkey's Alevi minority sees dark days ahead U.S.-led airstrikes reportedly kill more than 100 civilians in Manbij, Syria Indian troops unleash pellet guns on Kashmir protesters; hundreds blinded UK rift deepens after Scotland overruled on Trident It’s official: Donald Trump is the Republican nominee Street Beat: Voices from outside the RNC “People’s Caravan” rallies against bigotry and hate outside RNC Florida cop shoots unarmed black man with hands in the air Philippines’s Duterte...
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U.S. military veterans self-deploy to construction site of controversial pipeline Standing Rock Sioux invoke treaty terms in response to notice to vacate riverfront camp First Nations Treaty Alliance says newly-approved tar sands pipelines will not be built Wisconsin Recount underway, Michigan and Pennsylvania still up in the air  Service workers across U.S. go on strike in support of raising minimum wage No charges for officer responsible for shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott Colombian...
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History made: Hillary Clinton is officially Democratic presidential nominee Church in France hit by deadly attack; ISIS claims responsibility Pentagon opens probe of US-led airstrikes in Syria that killed at least 74 civilians Turkey resumes sending aid to Gaza following landmark reconciliation with Israel Baltimore State Attorney drops all charges in Freddie Gray homicide Ottawa police killing of Somali man fuels lethal force debate Black Lives Matter protesters cleared from Minnesota...
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With revised travel ban on hold, the White House requests funds to expand deportations while slashing social spending Los Angeles students to use theater to prepare for anti-immigrant crackdowns Salvadoran deportees warn of looming humanitarian crisis in a nation from which one in four has migrated Georgia legislature advances bill that could label protesters as “domestic terrorists” Activists make 200-mile walk along route of proposed natural gas pipeline in North Carolina South Dakota...
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Violence escalates in eastern Ukraine as fears of civil war grow U.S. Supreme Court rules IQ is not enough to determine mental fitness for execution Residents of southern Appalachia regard coal slurry dams as looming threats Zapatistas call attention to violence targeting their communities Journalists continue to seek justice, 30 years after the La Penca bombing Dr. Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014 Violence escalates in eastern Ukraine as fears of civil war grow In Ukraine, voters...
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Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue; Michael Brown's family prepares for his funeral From Ferguson to L.A., protests demand police accountability Journalist James Risen: will he be jailed for not revealing source? Iraq: ISIS beheads U.S. reporter; US strategy remains unchanged Gaza fighting resumes; medical infrastructure nears collapse War crimes in northeastern Nigeria: Amnesty International Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue as Michael Brown's family prepares for his funeral...
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Obama takes executive action on immigration; temporary legal status in reach for 5 million people Keystone XL pipeline defeated in the U.S. Senate by a one-vote margin Street Beat: Watch party reaction to Obama’s immigration policy announcement U.S. Senate fails to advance the USA Freedom Act; NSA’s broad surveillance powers remain for now Mexicans mark revolution anniversary with mass demonstrations for missing students Turkish authorities revive plans to demolish Istanbul’s Gezi Park...
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Justice Dept. will appeal immigration ruling to the Supreme Court FBI documents show counter-terrorism division spied on School of the Americas Watch vigils Two scientific reports look at effects of climate change on water currently stored in the global freezer Burmese democracy icon accused of ignoring persecution of Rohingya minority Indigenous Lumads march on Philippine capital to protest targeted killings and displacement Nigeria marks 20th anniversary of execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and...
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