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Almost as soon as President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their landmark climate deal last week, there was a torrent of criticism that the pact let China off the hook. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) complained...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Here's the most sobering statistic you'll see today: American-Indian and Alaskan Native children experience PTSD at the same rate at veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a new report from a Department of Justice advisory committee,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Friday, November 21, 2014
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"There are only three ways to get land," said Tony Cerda, chairman of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, in 2010. "You can buy it, have it given to you, or steal it." It's clear which one of those applies to his people, the Ohlone, who lived in the central...
From: Mother Jones | By: Prashanth Kamalakanthan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. But you'd probably...
From: Mother Jones | By: Nick Turse | Friday, November 21, 2014
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"Do you think some people treat you unfairly because you're white?" "Do you feel you're missing out on an important job, school, or other opportunity because you're white?" These questions were included in a recent casting call for an MTV documentary...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Friday, November 21, 2014
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President Barack Obama, who has issued fewer executive orders than any president since Grover Cleveland, issued a set of directives this week to protect 5 million undocumented residents from deportation. The new executive actions will allow undocumented...
From: Mother Jones | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Food Chains opens at the break of dawn, as tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida, hustle onto buses and out to the fields where they spend long hours trying to pick enough fruit to survive. Late in the evening they return to cramped trailers, with barely...
From: Mother Jones | By: Maddie Oatman | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Last week, a federal grand jury indicted former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship for allegedly conspiring to violate mine safety standards in the run-up to the 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers at the Upper Big Branch Mine. The four-count indictment...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Malaria has long bedeviled those who have sought to eradicate it, particularly in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, the disease caused an estimated 627,000 deaths—the majority of those were African children. But now scientists...
From: Mother Jones | By: Cynthia Graber | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Over the past four to five years, the United States has been resegregated—politically. In states where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans and presidential races can be nail-biters, skillful Republican operatives have mounted racially-minded...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Last week, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas set off a firestorm of ridicule when he took to Twitter in an attempt to mock the concept of net neutrality: "Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Friday, November 21, 2014
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On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama announced his hotly anticipated executive action on immigration, which will keep nearly 5 million undocumented residents from being deported. Even though the sweeping measure has elicited threats of retaliation...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Friday, November 21, 2014
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While you're waiting for the speech to start, read about the three expected takeaways from President Obama's executive action on immigration, or about how some prominent conservatives are already calling for his impeachment....
From: Mother Jones | Friday, November 21, 2014
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James Grimaldi/YouTube Flying personal camera-equipped drones directly over big events like the Hong Kong protests and Independence Day fireworks is becoming commonplace. Now come these amazing aerial images of Buffalo, New York, besieged by snow for...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The New York Times indicated today that it's getting close to a round of forced layoffs of its journalists. The newsroom-wide email sent Thursday morning, obtained by Mother Jones, details responses to employee questions about a scheduled buyout program...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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NOAA It's cold outside, which means it'll soon be time for the annual rousing chorus of climate change denial from people who think snow means global warming is fake. Good thing NOAA is here to help. Today the agency released two new maps illustrating...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has taken a keen interest in tech policy since coming to Congress. As chairman of a Senate subcommittee that focuses on privacy, technology, and the law, Franken has been one of the more vocal advocates for net neutrality, fought...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Jim Webb is running for president. The former secretary of the navy and Virginia senator launched a presidential exploratory committee on Thursday, becoming the first Democrat to formally dip his toe in the 2016 waters. Webb explained his candidacy in...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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