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Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker Involved In Kerch Strait Incident

July 25, 2019           |                                       

Ukrainian authorities have seized a Russian tanker that Moscow allegedly used to block Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait last November. Russia has been holding 24 Ukrainian sailors since the November 25, 2018, incident. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-seizes-russian-tanker-involved-in-kerch-strait-incident/30075524.html

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“16 Shots”: Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

June 18, 2019           |                                       

The documentary “16 Shots” examines the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the attempt by the city’s police department to cover up the events. McDonald, who was 17, was shot 16 times by former police officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was found guilty in 2018 of second-degree murder and sentenced […]

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Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

May 29, 2019           |                                       

An Arizona humanitarian aid volunteer goes to trial today for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. If convicted, Scott Warren could spend up to 20 years in prison. Warren, an activist with the Tucson-based No More Deaths, is charged with three felony counts […]

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This much is clear: The Trickle-Down Effect doesn’t work. Last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a nonpartisan branch of the Library of Congress, delivered its preliminary report on the far-reaching tax plan signed by President Donald Trump in December 2017. And despite Trump’s frequent suggestions that his tax plan has led to the “Best […]

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Flat tax, privileges to rich regions, restrictions on migrants, emphasis on “security”. This is Matteo Salvini’s agenda for the Italian government in the aftermath of the European elections. The ‘Lega’ (League), the party he leads, now running the country in coalition with the Five Star Movement, has won big on May 26 obtaining 34.3% of […]

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<!– –> House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has already raised $21 million for House Republican candidates and parties through two megadonor-backed joint fundraising committees. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Wealthy megadonors typically waste little time distributing a flurry of maximum contributions to candidates of their preferred political party. Just three months into the 2020 cycle, two dozen […]

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<!– –> (via Facebook) On Monday, Iraq War veteran Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) joined the crowded Democratic field and became the fourth current Democratic House member to run for president in 2020. Since first joining the House in 2014, Moulton has built an impressive fundraising apparatus that includes a leadership PAC and two joint fundraising […]

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Characterizations of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have followed agendas – its opponents maintaining it is a bill for the wealthy, and its supporters arguing that the bill fairly satisfies all economic levels. A previous article, Failure of Trump Tax Cuts, analyzed the effects of the Tax cuts on the economy and showed that […]

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‘Afghanistan Has Changed’: Post-2001 Generation On Prospects Of Peace With Taliban

April 19, 2019           |                                       

Talk of peace in Afghanistan is ramping up, with the United States and the Taliban negotiating and Kabul preparing to host hundreds of ethnic, religious, and tribal leaders to settle on a road map for ending nearly 18 years of war. But while those born after the U.S. invasion in 2001 make up around half […]

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Zero Tolerance: Inside the Secretive Network of Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois

April 19, 2019           |                                       

This week, ProPublica’s reporting on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism (and ProPublica reporter Hannah Dreier won a Pulitzer for her amazing feature reporting on MS-13). We encourage you to read all of ProPublica’s zero-tolerance reporting, but we’d also like to take this opportunity […]

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<!– –> Freshman Democratic Reps. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) and Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.) raised a combined $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2019, contributing to record fundraising by House Democrats. House Democrats have already raised nearly $56 million in their quest to keep control of the lower chamber in 2020, far more than they did […]

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<!– –> (Kimberly White/Getty Images for TurboTax) Not too many people look forward to April 15, the deadline of tax season, and Congress may have just made the season even more gloomy. A bipartisan bill that recently passed the House, the Taxpayer First Act, has stirred controversy with a provision that critics say would block […]

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