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There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world's worst climate reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major international...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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If someone were to ask you what distinguishes skinny cities with from fat ones, you might think of the prevalence of fast food joints, the average length of automobile commutes, or the relative abundance of parks and jogging trails. But there's also...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Five former inmates at a youth detention center in Idaho sued the state's Department of Juvenile Corrections last week, saying staff at the facility sexually abused them during their stay. The suit's details are grim. In one case, nurse Valerie Lieteau...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Cohen | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Maybe baby steps will help, but the world needs a lot more than either the United States or China is offering to combat the illegal traffic in wildlife, a nearly $20-billion-a-year business that adds...
From: Mother Jones | By: William deBuys | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Illustration by Andrew Rae Last May, the Supreme Court decided in favor of Christians asserting their right to open town meetings with prayers. An unintended consequence of this and other recent court rulings knocking holes in the wall between church...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Despite national outcry over a similar bill in Indiana, the Arkansas state Legislature on Tuesday passed its own 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' which critics warn would allow business owners to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgendered...
From: Mother Jones | By: Edwin Rios | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Conservative filmmaker and provocateur James O'Keefe has lost another legal battle: on Monday, a federal court in New Jersey dismissed a libel suit O'Keefe filed against legal news website MainJustice. In August 2013, MainJustice published an article...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sam Brodey | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Considering it seems like everyone from Tim Cook to the whole state of Connecticut is incensed by a new law that allows Indiana businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers based on "religious grounds," it seems crazy to think anyone is still out there...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Miley Cyrus, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and former NBA star Charles Barkley are just a few of the high-profile figures condemning a law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday, which critics say will give businesses the option to discriminate against...
From: Mother Jones | By: Samantha Michaels | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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This morning, hours ahead of a looming deadline, the United Stats released its formal submission to the UN in preparation for global climate talks that will take place in Paris later this year. Known as an "intended nationally determined contribution,"...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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We're No. 5! We're No. 5! America once again ranks among the top five nations in the world—in executions. Sigh. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International, which also notes that more and more nations have been opting not to kill their...
From: Mother Jones | By: Samantha Michaels | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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This story originally appeared on Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Ever year around the end of February, after a long winter, Arctic ice reaches its maximum extent. This year that happened around Feb. 25, when...
From: Mother Jones | By: Phil Plait | Monday, March 30, 2015
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In late 2013, major corporations such as Walmart, Nordstrom, Lowe's, Macy's, and Safeway began bankrolling the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation (ARAWC), a group that pushes legislation aimed at making it harder for workers...
From: Mother Jones | By: Molly Redden | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly continues to insist that he never misrepresented or embellished his wartime reporting experiences and other previous episodes—even after CNN, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Media Matters, and Mother Jones reported significant...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn and Daniel Schulman | Monday, March 30, 2015
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As Jeb Bush sucks up cash from Florida's wealthy Republican donors for his all-but-announced presidential bid—his allies have set a goal of raising $100 million by the end of the month—many of the state's wealthiest conservatives have passed over...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The San Francisco sheriff's office is asking the Department of Justice to investigate allegations that officials at the county jail forced inmates to fight for hamburgers and other rewards during gladiator-style matches. Speaking at a press conference...
From: Mother Jones | By: Samantha Michaels | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The British jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter Jamie Cullum rose to fame in 2003 with his major-label debut, Twentysomething, which sold more than 2.5 million copies. With successful follow-up albums, he has earned the distinction, at age 35, of being...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jacob Blickenstaff | Monday, March 30, 2015
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