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Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry's Predatory Marketing Practices

Julia Conley, staff writerBottled water companies have relied on predatory marketing practices and exorbitant lobbying efforts to sell Americans on the inaccura...   [ continue reading...]

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'We Want Change': Hundreds of Florida Students Stage Walkouts Demanding Action on Gun Violence

Jake Johnson, staff writerAs busloads of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to Florida's capital to call on lawmakers to pass stricter...   [ continue reading...]

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In Wake of Latest Deadly Mass Shooting, Dallas Official Asks NRA to Hold Annual Convention Elsewhere

Julia Conley, staff writerA Dallas city official is urging the National Rifle Association (NRA) to hold its annual convention elsewhere in light of a number of...   [ continue reading...]

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Outrage as Syrian Government Conducts Most Fatal Bombing in Three Years

Jessica Corbett, staff writerIn the deadliest day Syrians have seen in three years, government forces backing President Bashar Al-Assad killed more than 100 peo...   [ continue reading...]

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With Haley and Kushner Watching, Abbas Tears Into Trump's 'Unlawful' Jerusalem Move

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a speech before the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday—attended by both U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and W...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: 'Completely Unhinged' Idaho State Senator Shouts at Birth Control Advocates About Abortion

Jessica Corbett, staff writerA Republican state senator from Idaho is facing intense criticism on a national scale after videos were posted to social...   [ continue reading...]

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US Falls Behind Other Wealthy Countries in Infant Mortality Rates

Julia Conley, staff writerA report by the United Nation's children's rights agency found that the United States' infant mortality rate is below average for high...   [ continue reading...]

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Continuing Sabotage of Americans' Healthcare, Trump Proposes Allowing Insurers to Offer 'Junk Plans'

Jessica Corbett, staff writerThe Trump administration is under fire for its latest move to sabotage the American healthcare system with an "unconscionable"...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump 'Blatantly Backs Gerrymandering' in Call for GOP to Fight New Pennsylvania Maps

Jake Johnson, staff writerThe Pennsylvania Republican Party's relentless efforts to manipulate congressional districts to their advantage suffered a significant...   [ continue reading...]

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NYPD Case Calls Attention to 'Consent Defense' That Can Be Used by Officers Accused of Rape in 35 States

Julia Conley, staff writerA bill gaining traction in New York State would do away with a loophole that lawmakers and civil rights advocates say should never hav...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrats in Congress Call for Hearings to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Trump

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAmid renewed concerns about President Donald Trump's tendency to support men accused of sexual misconduct instead of their female v...   [ continue reading...]

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'Shady Bosses' Stealing $15 Billion in Wages from Low-Income Workers: Report

Jake Johnson, staff writerWith American workers already struggling against stagnant wages, declining union strength, and vicious attacks by the Trump administra...   [ continue reading...]

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Demanding 'Bold Climate Action,' Youth Rally in Washington State Capitol

Andrea Germanos, staff writerDemanding "bold climate action now," young people from across Washington state are rallying in Olympia on Monday—another mani...   [ continue reading...]

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Instability Mounts in Puerto Rico Amid Privatization Efforts and Power Authority's Cash Shortfall

Julia Conley, staff writerAs nearly 250,000 Puerto Ricans remain without power five months after Hurricane Maria struck the island territory—the longest b...   [ continue reading...]

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At White House Lie-In, Teens Call on Congress to 'Protect Kids, Not Guns'

Jake Johnson, staff writerBuilding on the nationwide mourning and outrage that followed a Florida school shooting last week that left 17 people dead, dozens of...   [ continue reading...]

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White House Official: Deadly Shooting Offered 'Reprieve' From Negative Trump Coverage

Julia Conley, staff writerA Washington Post interview with a White House official garnered stunned reactions on social media when the anonymous staffer said tha...   [ continue reading...]

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Care for 'Conversation and Dinner' With Don Jr.? First Family Access Possible With Purchase of Trump-Branded Apartment in India

Andrea Germanos, staff writerThe Trump presidency continues to spark ethics concerns, with the latest worry concerning a trip this week by President Donald Trum...   [ continue reading...]

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Amid Criticism Over First Class Flights, Pruitt Cancels Trip, Faces Calls for Accountability

Andrea Germanos, staff writerFallout continues from revelations that EPA head Scott Pruitt has been taking first class flights on the taxpayers' dime—beca...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Time Is Now": Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students to Take to Streets of Washington

Andrea Germanos, staff writerAmong growing calls for gun control legislation, students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School co...   [ continue reading...]

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Read and Watch a Stoneman Douglas High School Student's Powerful Plea for Gun Control

Andrea Germanos, staff writerIn a powerful speech Saturday afternoon, Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez slammed President Donald Trump, denounced the many...   [ continue reading...]

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