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As GOP Attacks Health Care, Movement for Single-Payer Grows Across Country 26.9.2017 Truthout.com
Participants in the Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles California on February 4, 2017. Organizers called for a single-payer system for Medicare. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / NurPhoto via Getty Images) Organizers and legislators have been fighting for a universal health care system at the state level for years. For numerous reasons, recent efforts have stalled or come up short. But organizers are taking lessons from these disappointments and remain steadfast in the pursuit -- especially given the GOP assault on public health care in Washington, DC. Participants in the Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles California on February 4, 2017. Organizers called for a single-payer system for Medicare. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / NurPhoto via Getty Images) This piece is part of  Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All , a Truthout original series. As Republicans seek to throw millions of Americans off insurance this week, progressives are, once again, playing defense. Activists are going full bore to ...
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Analysis: Back into the Trump vortex America goes, where the president fuels a divisive debate 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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How every NFL team responded to Trump's national anthem protest comments 26.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL this week. Teams mostly stood by their players.
Manning, Kaepernick, and fearlessly speaking truth to power 26.9.2017 Washington Post
Manning, Kaepernick, and fearlessly speaking truth to power
Back into the Trump vortex America goes, where the president fuels a divisive debate 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

America once again finds itself where it has been so often since the day Donald Trump descended an escalator to a podium at the tower named for him to announce his presidential candidacy: pulled into the vortex of partisanship as a master publicist plays notes of division and dispute.

President...

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Under construction: USGBC CEO shares an evolving blueprint 26.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
Almost a year into his new role, Mahesh Ramanujam discusses building a new generation of climate leaders alongside greener communities and cities.
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Mexico didn't wait long after the earthquake to raze a building that housed low-wage textile workers. Neighbors want to know why 26.9.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Scraps of fabric, handwritten clothing orders, scattered beads and labels, a women’s fashion catalog from summer 2016 — all are strewn across a mostly vacant lot that only a few days ago was a four-story factory and commercial building that housed low-wage textile workers.

Bulldozers have scraped...

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Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Province 26.9.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Following riots and attacks in past years, residents of Urumqi, the capital of the western region, now live and work under intense surveillance, and are subject to detention after traveling abroad.
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Georgetown Law Professors Tell Jeff Sessions He's The Wrong Man To Talk About Free Speech 26.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"It is insulting to the community, to the idea of freedom of expression, and therefore to the very point of a law school," one of the signers says.
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Dramatic videos show motorists encountering huge flames along 91 Freeway amid Canyon fire 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As firefighters battled a fast-moving brush fire that was threatening homes in Corona, drivers on the 91 Freeway encountered a terrifying scene of flames along the side of the highway.

Motorists took dramatic videos of the flames as they raced up hillsides along the freeway.

The California Department...

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Doubtful any NFL owner would push to fire player over anthem protest 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Players don’t have as much freedom of speech as federal and state government employees and have morals clauses in their contracts but given that some owners locked arms with them, it seems unlikely they would now try to get rid of those employees for anthem protests.
The Latest Wave Of NFL Protests Is Likely To Be Unpopular. That Shouldn't Be A Surprise. 26.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
But, as polls show, opinions are more complicated than they might seem at first glance.
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After Confederate flag dispute, CHSAA says sides must agree on facts 26.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
"We have conflicting statements about what happened," Blanford-Green said. "And until there's an agreement that something did or did not happen, communication moving forward will be tough."
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Why NASCAR is a sports league still in Trump's good graces 26.9.2017 Washington Post
Why NASCAR is a sports league still in Trump's good graces
Trump has picked fights over the flag before. But this time was different. 26.9.2017 Washington Post
The backlash over the president’s attacks on football players who protest during the national anthem proved anew that divisive provocations can mean something completely different when they come not from a private citizen but from the man whose job description is to lead the entire country.
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Donald Trump's cheap sports-venue patriotism comes without any pain or sacrifice 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the mid- to late 2000s, I remember going to games at old Yankee Stadium and feeling a sort of amorphous peer pressure during the pregame singing of the national anthem and seventh-inning renditions of “God Bless America.” Among fans, there was an almost belligerent tendency to self-police, to...

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Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics 26.9.2017 NPR News
President Trump says his calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem isn't about race. But the protests are about racial justice, which has a long history in sports.
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Does Trump even know what the kneeling NFL players are protesting? 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Our president has turned his ire toward professional athletes.The stated reason is that their protests are disrespectful to the flag and country. (“As Trump continues his attacks, NFL players protest by kneeling or locking arms,” Sept. 24)

The athletes are not protesting Francis...

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Political Junkie: Protests on the football field 25.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Football made political headlines this weekend as President Trump called on NFL team owners to "fire or suspend" players who kneel during the national anthem.
Watch: Graham-Cassidy health care hearing starts with eruption of protests 25.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Supporters of the bill cannot afford to lose any more GOP votes.
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