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Shifting Politics on 287(g) Immigration Enforcement 13.6.2018 Truthout.com
Has your state or local community been involved in the program?

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Ballot Measures in Southern States Would Further Restrict Abortion Rights 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
States aren't only limiting access to abortion.

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“We Have Done a Great Job”: What Trump Tweeted as Thousands of Puerto Ricans Died 31.5.2018 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, researchers at Harvard published a new study showing that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was 75 times higher than what the government had previously reported. By that calculation, it was 290 times higher than the 16 fatalities President Donald Trump himself announced during a visit to the island last year, during a […]
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New Study: Hurricane Maria Killed 75 Times More Puerto Ricans Than the Government Has Admitted 29.5.2018 Mother Jones
A new study published Tuesday estimates that Hurricane Maria killed over 5,000 people after striking Puerto Rico last September. That’s more than 75 times higher than the island’s previous official count, and if widely accepted would cement the storm as one of the most deadly natural disasters to ever affect US citizens. President Trump once opined that  Puerto […]
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Does 'Saturday Night Live' have a celebrity problem? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
The show has turned to cameos by famous actors to keep pace with the Trump administration’s always-changing cast of characters. That might not be a good thing.
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Scott Cowen led Tulane through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now, he has ideas on how to fix higher education. 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Scott Cowen led Tulane through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now, he has ideas on how to fix higher education.
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Could Kanye West's latest backlash put his career in the sunken place? 10.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Kanye West has spent the bulk of his career as a disrupter, unafraid to court controversy with provocative music and opinions.

He famously declared that then-President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” following Hurricane Katrina. He interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at...

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The backstory of the lava-eaten Ford Mustang that symbolized a volcano’s wrath 10.5.2018 Washington Post
The backstory of the lava-eaten Ford Mustang that symbolized a volcano’s wrath
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Kanye West, from ‘Bush doesn’t care about black people’ to praising Trump’s ‘dragon energy’ 26.4.2018 Washington Post
Kanye West, from ‘Bush doesn’t care about black people’ to praising Trump’s ‘dragon energy’
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A FEMA program has sheltered thousands of Puerto Ricans since Hurricane Maria. But now the evacuees fear its days are numbered 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Scores of calls poured in last week. Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria were anxiously contacting lawmakers and advocates, fearful they were about to lose federal assistance that has allowed them to live in hotels since the storm ravaged the island seven months ago.

The government had warned...

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Kanye West's embrace of a black Trump supporter not well-received 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Kanye has doubled down on his recent conservative positions with his latest endorsement.
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After calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' a professor taunts critics: 'I will never be fired' 19.4.2018 Washington Post
After calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' a professor taunts critics: 'I will never be fired'
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‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest.
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Harry Anderson: Bringing magic to the Big Easy 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Actor and comic Harry Anderson, who portrayed the eccentric judge Harry T. Stone on the NBC comedy series "Night Court," died on Monday at age 65. Below is a Los Angeles Times story, originally published on Nov. 28, 2005, in which Anderson discusses how he traded Hollywood for a new club of his...

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate were so destructive, their names have been retired 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate were so destructive, their names have been retired
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The big one is coming to California, seismologist Lucy Jones says cheerfully 11.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“I’m an inherent optimist,” says earthquake expert Lucy Jones. Sitting in her bright, tidy office at Caltech, the world-renowned seismologist does not betray a shred of irony at this admission, despite how surprising it may seem coming from a woman who asserts in no uncertain terms that Southern...

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An Israeli chef rediscovers his roots, plus a recipe for shakshouka 11.4.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Israeli-born chef Alon Shaya talks about his cookbook, getting back to the food of his childhood, and working with John Besh in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Doomsday Machines 11.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The Doomsday Machine, published this month by Bloomsbury, is Daniel Ellsberg’s account of the 1960s U.S. nuclear weapons program told from his experience as a consultant to the Pentagon and the White House. Ellsberg drafted Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s nuclear war…Read more →
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Betty Ann Bowser, versatile correspondent for ‘PBS NewsHour,’ dies at 73 22.3.2018 Washington Post
Betty Ann Bowser, versatile correspondent for ‘PBS NewsHour,’ dies at 73
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New Orleans Approves Natural Gas Power Plant Despite Environmental Racism and Climate Concerns 19.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Opponents of Entergy's proposed natural gas power plant pack the March 8 New Orleans City Council meeting. (All Photos: © Julie Dermansky) Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Despite hearing over four hours of public comments mostly in opposition, New Orleans City Council recently approved construction of a $210 million natural gas power plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood. Entergy is proposing to build this massive investment in fossil fuel infrastructure in a city already plagued by the effects of climate change.  Choosing a gas plant over renewable energy options flies in the face of the city's own climate change plan and the mayor's support for the Paris Climate Accord, said several of the plant's opponents at the heated meeting when City Council ultimately voted to approve the plant. "It is not enough to plan for how we will adapt to climate change. We must end our contribution to it," wrote Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the ...
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