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Ukraine: Discrimination against War-Zone Pensioners

Each month, about one million people cross through checkpoints like Stanytsia Luhanska in east Ukraine. More than half are older people traveling into areas under Ukrainian control to collect social benefit payments. Between January and early April, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), at least 19 people died while crossing […]

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Reclaim Our Power or Face Extinction: The Choice is Ours

Do you find yourself unable to nod off to the sweet bliss of ignorance or denial when contemplating the catastrophic state of the world? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about the enormous harm occurring to humans, our fellow Earthlings and this beautiful planet, our home? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about […]

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AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists

CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History The Left Should Direct the Impeachment Effort AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland One […]

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Mueller’s Dispute With Barr Is a Turning Point on the Road to Impeachment

CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History The Left Should Direct the Impeachment Effort AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland It’s […]

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Landing At Pushkin: Putin Decree Assigns Russian Airports The Names Of Cultural Figures

It’s already pretty hard to travel to Russia without hearing the name of the beloved 19th-century poet Aleksandr Pushkin. Now it may be impossible, if you fly into Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree attaching the names of historical figures to dozens of airports across Russia, from Moscow to Magadan. Under the decree […]

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Citing “Safety Concerns,” FDA Cautions National Marketer of Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In a sign of its increasing concern about the marketing of stem cells as cure-alls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week notified […]

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Of Course This Happened in Illinois. Why Wouldn’t It?

Members of the Bet on Main Street Coalition walked to the Illinois State Capitol on May 8 to speak to lawmakers. The group, funded by the video gambling industry, opposes a tax increase on video gambling. (Whitney Curtis, special to ProPublica Illinois) Anyway, this is all to say, please ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit […]

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Democracy Now! 2019-05-31 Friday

Democracy Now! Friday, May 31, 2019

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Social-Media Users Come 'Out Of The Woods' To Further Serbia-Kosovo Dispute

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s use of a derogatory phrase to describe Kosovo’s leadership has not only ignited a diplomatic row in the Balkans; it has set social media ablaze as well. Tensions were already high between the neighbors this week when Kosovar police raided Serb-dominated northern areas on May 28 and arrested several people, […]

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Detained Pakistani Journalist Wazir Released

Pakistani journalist Gohar Wazir has been released from custody and returned home on May 31. Wazir told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that he was detained by security personnel in plainclothes on May 27 in the town of Bannu after reporting on a protest by a group campaigning against perceived brutality by security forces against ethnic Pashtuns. […]

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