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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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Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town 28.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Greg Meyers moved to the town of Lyons shortly before the 2013 flood devastated the community. Living through that disaster meant the Boulder County native got to know people quickly; it brought everyone together and forged a strong bond that still shapes the small foothills community today.
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Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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The Spin: Trump to tap Barrett for Supreme Court: reports | President’s anti-lynching law proposal comes months after U.S. Rep. Rush’s measure stalls | ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ to Lightfoot, ‘Lori come help me.’ 26.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
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A Pakistani father's ordeal: China seized his Uighur son and sent his daughters to an orphanage 25.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

China's oppression of Muslims reaches beyond Xinjiang into Pakistan. Why does it stay quiet?

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How “Absurd Legal Maneuvering” Protected the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor 25.9.2020 Mother Jones
On March 13, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was asleep in her bed with her boyfriend when four police officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department used a battering ram to burst into her home. Multiple witnesses say they did not knock or identify themselves, however one witness says that the officers did announce […]
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Kodak Inquiry Doesn’t Solve the Mystery of the $100 Million Donation to a Little-Known Synagogue 23.9.2020 Mother Jones
In August, Kodak and the Trump administration ran into a scandal, when word leaked that the once-mighty film giant was in contention for a massive and unprecedented $765 million federal loan (to manufacture ingredients for prescription drugs) and its stock price soared, giving rise to speculation about insider shenanigans. Last week, Kodak released the results […]
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The Spin: Trump’s front-runner to replace Ginsburg could see Chicago record thrown in spotlight | Obamacare’s fate as SCOTUS recalibrates | Trump interview with WGN America airs tonight 23.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal giant of the Supreme Court, dies 19.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the first to become a pop culture icon.

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Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open 18.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping […]
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Are this year's wildfires too big for Washington to ignore? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As wildfires continue their path of destruction through the West, Washington is feeling new urgency to rethink the country's land management policies.

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Endorsement: Vote no on Prop. 19, an unwelcome combo of good and bad tax proposals 17.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Why should Californians have to accept an unjust expansion of Proposition 13 just to get a common-sense reform?

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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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No more entertaining. Neighbors WFH all day. Home renovations will never be the same 16.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The spots where we slept and relaxed now have to do double and triple duty supporting every aspect of our daily lives. How our homes are changing during coronavirus

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Trump hosts officials from Israel, UAE and Bahrain, but unclear what deals will do 15.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump hosts representatives of Israel and two Persian Gulf states to sign what the parties describe as agreements of mutual recognition.

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Column: Coming soon — 'righteous prosecution' of Trumpian misdeeds? 15.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

if allegations of his campaign finance misdeeds are correct, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy deserves Justice Department action.

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Policy News: September 14, 2020 14.9.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Action Alert: Scientific Societies, House Science Committee Push for Research Relief The RISE Act would authorize $26 billion in emergency relief for federal science agencies. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host a webinar with Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally Sept. 30. Congress Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) calls for $55 billion for a ...
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The first COVID-19 patients in Illinois faced stigma, bigotry. But experts say their contributions to science taught the US much about the virus. 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Medical experts say that the first COVID-19 patients in Illinois helped shape much of the nation’s earliest knowledge of the virus.
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The Spin: Read Eric Trump’s texts to Mayor Lightfoot during Chicago unrest | From Lightfoot to Trump a 9/11 message of unity | Ex-Mayor Emanuel, Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts at Chicago fundraiser for Kamala Harris 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
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Young. Black. Gay. Heading to Congress. Meet the Ascendant Mondaire Jones. 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
Mondaire Jones is what they like to call a “rising star.” He is in line to become one of the first gay Black men to serve in the US Congress after winning the Democratic primary for New York’s 17th Congressional District in June, forming a class of candidates upending expectations and tapping into a fervor […]
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