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Memorial Sloan Kettering Leaders Violated Conflict-of-Interest Rules, Report Finds

April 4, 2019           |                                       

This article was produced in partnership with The New York Times. Top officials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center repeatedly violated policies on financial conflicts of interest, fostering a culture in which profits appeared to take precedence over research and patient care, according to an outside review released on Thursday. The findings followed months of […]

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Uzbekistan Praised For Curtailing Forced Labor In Cotton Harvest. Activists Say Not So Fast.

April 4, 2019           |                                       

In Uzbekistan, it’s called white gold — cotton, one of the country’s most important cash-crop exports. For decades, hundreds of thousands of Uzbeks have been forced to do the annual backbreaking work of harvesting the crop. Last year, according to the International Labor Organization, around 170,000 people were forced to pick cotton, a sizable number […]

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There it was in black and white ­— or black, white, and a palette of gentle greens and blues. With a headline predicting that natural gas “will thrive in the age of renewables,” the article made the case that there are limitations on solar and wind power and that — as a subhead spelled out in […]

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ProPublica Wins Six Malofiej Awards for Infographics

April 2, 2019           |                                       

The Society for News Design announced this week that ProPublica has won six Malofiej Awards, an annual competition honoring the best infographics in media from around the world. Silver Medals went to: Powerless, a ProPublica Local Reporting Network project by the Charleston Gazette-Mail and ProPublica, in the features (local) category. The multimedia package by Ken […]

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US Looks to Push Venezuela Off International Bodies

March 27, 2019           |                                       

Venezuela’s international representatives are being systematically purged from all bodies of note, as the Trump Administration looks to move on from declaring President Maduro “illegitimate” after the most recent election to now insisting that anyone he appointed to these bodies must also be “illegitimate.” This has recently meant the expulsion of envoys from the Inter-American […]

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On the cruelty of private healthcare corporations. The industry is an architecture of misery, extracting profits from suffering. In Indiana, a school superintendent is facing three felony charges after using her son’s insurance in January to help a sick student access a doctor and prescription antibiotics. Dr. Casey Smitherman, who on February 1 resigned from […]

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that more Americans lives will be lost if representatives continue to treat climate change as a partisan issue and put the interests of oil companies over people The post AOC: Climate Change “Not An Elitist Issue” appeared first on The Real News Network.

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EU Digital Chief to Reject US Demand to Ban Huawei

March 25, 2019           |                                       

Across the world, the United States is engaged in a lot of wars. One of the least discussed of those wars is the war against Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, whose CFO the US had captured by Canada. As the world upgrades cellular networks to 5G, Huawei is a chief competitor for major US companies. The […]

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Veterans Demand Congress End the Forever Wars The Zionist Smear Campaign Against Bernie Sanders Is Just Beginning After Activist Pressure, Amazon Purges Dozens of Far-Right Books Indiana Teachers Shot “Execution-Style” With Pellets in Shooting Drill Fox News Viewers Are Convinced Trump Is the Greatest President Ever Supreme Court Approves Indefinite Detention of Immigrants gerenme via […]

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US Announces New Sanctions Against Iran, Targeting Former Nuclear Scientists

March 22, 2019           |                                       

The US Treasury Department announced a new round of anti-Iran sanctions on Friday, hitting 14 individuals and 17 companies, all of them who have some link to Iran’s Organization for Defense Innovation and Research (SPND). It is unclear if these targets are generally accused of having done anything illegal, in and of themselves, though officials […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 29, 2019. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP It’s imperfect, it’s vague in parts, and it will face a conflagration of opposition from the tech lobbying freight train and congressional conservatives for whom antitrust efforts are anathema. But presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s new […]

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Sen. Feinstein has direct financial interests in the same fossil fuel companies that the Green New Deal threatens. The Feinstein episode points to broader tensions revealed by the Democratic Party’s continued reliance on wealthy, well-connected candidates. On February 22, footage of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) lecturing pleading children about her opposition to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and […]

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