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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Trump: Chief of Staff Kelly will decide if Kushner keeps his security clearance 24.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient US Care for Mothers and Babies 23.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In Great Britain , midwives deliver  half of all babies , including Kate Middleton's  first two children , Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In Sweden, Norway and France, midwives oversee most expectant and new mothers, enabling obstetricians to concentrate on high-risk births. In Canada and New Zealand, midwives are so highly valued that they're brought in to manage complex cases that need special attention. All of those countries have much lower rates of maternal and  infant mortality  than the US Here,  severe maternal complications  have more than doubled in the past 20 years. Shortages of maternity care have reached critical levels: Nearly half of US counties don't have a single practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, and in rural areas, the number of hospitals offering obstetric services has  fallen  more than 16 percent since 2004. Nevertheless, thanks in part to opposition from doctors and hospitals, midwives are far less prevalent in the US than in other affluent countries, attending around 10 ...
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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels' 23.2.2018 Philly.com News
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.
Poland's new law on Nazi atrocities is based on a lie, says a Holocaust surivor 23.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Poland’s new law rewriting its World War II history about not having any involvement in creating concentration camps in their country is a lie. Three million Polish Jews died in these camps, and Poles were involved in helping the occupying Germans. (“Israelis slam Polish prime minister’s...

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The Energy 202: Why Ted Cruz rallied with Philadelphia union workers this week 23.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Why Ted Cruz rallied with Philadelphia union workers this week
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Babies addicted to opioids: A crisis crying for a count 23.2.2018 Philly.com News
The number of babies in Pennsylvania born dependent on drugs their mothers used is high and growing - but no one knows the exact size of the problem. That matters when it comes to caring for these children through withdrawal and for years after.
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Philadelphia Housing Authority: Trump's budget would mean $90 million less for us 23.2.2018 Philly.com News
Trump budget proposal for fiscal 2019 calls for cuts to a number of social programs, including HUD. Philadelphia, which in fiscal year 2017 received $91.5 million from HUD, has argued that cuts to the federal department's funding could affect Philadelphia's most vulnerable citizens.
Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels' 23.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The school reopens for teachers on Friday as new information about the police response to the shooting has come to light while Florida politicians call for a commission to investigate.
Trump intensifies his push for arming teachers amid bipartisan criticism 23.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump on Thursday pressed his case for arming teachers to fight school shooters, despite widespread criticism, and for the first time suggested bonus payments for those who carry concealed firearms.

The president also called for making 21 the minimum age for buying long guns. Gun rights...

Will a burst of new, young energy break an old impasse over gun laws? 23.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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GOP congresswoman claims 'so many' mass murderers 'end up being Democrats' 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Colorado lawmaker and Columbine survivor who wants concealed guns in schools set to meet with Trump 22.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
The top Republican lawmaker in the Colorado House, who was behind a failed effort Wednesday to allow people with concealed-carry permits to take guns onto school grounds, is slated to attend a meeting Thursday with President Donald Trump on school safety.
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Trump argues for arming teachers to stop school shootings 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Gun violence is a public health crisis the U.S. won't pay to research. 6 things to know 22.2.2018 Philly.com News
Will laws being proposed after the Parkland shootings prevent another mass shooting? Is there a better policy option? Research needed to answer these questions doesn't exist - and part of the problem is that the federal government largely doesn't support it.
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The Health 202: Gun violence research by the government hasn't been funded in two decades. But that may soon change. 22.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There is some momentum to abolish the "Dickey amendment."
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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Democrats reject GOP efforts to allow concealed firearms in Colorado schools, repeal state’s high-capacity magazine ban 22.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Democratic state lawmakers rejected three GOP bills to loosen gun regulations in Colorado during an emotional hearing that spanned more than eight hours.
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The Daily 202: Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect tears 22.2.2018 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect tears
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties 22.2.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul....
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