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For the last three weeks, Muslims around the world have been observing the month of Ramadan by fasting from food and drink from dawn to sunset — a period of about 16 to 18 hours in the United States. The six to eight non-fasting hours, then, are an important time to recharge and rehydrate. Yet in […]

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Russian Officials Scrap Yekaterinburg Church Plan After Public Outcry

May 22, 2019           |                                       

Officials in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region have scrapped plans to build an Orthodox church in a Yekaterinburg park after a rare public outcry over the project that prompted President Vladimir Putin to urge all sides to find a comprise solution. Regional Governor Yevgeny Kuivashev said in a post on his Instagram account on May 22 that […]

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Emails Show How Much Pull Political Bosses Had Over State Tax Breaks

May 21, 2019           |                                       

Attorney Kevin Sheehan won hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for clients of Parker McKay. The firm is run by Philip Norcross, brother of South Jersey Democratic boss George Norcross. Sheehan also communicated with top officials at former Gov. Chris Christie’s Department of the Treasury and the Attorney General’s Office, which advised him […]

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How Trump’s Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border

May 21, 2019           |                                       

As Iran Tensions Rise, Congress Moves to Curb Trump’s War Powers Deutsche Bank Has Rolled on Donald Trump Trump’s “Genocidal” Tweets Against Iran Come With a Price How Trump’s Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border Pelosi’s Own Leadership Team Demands Trump Impeachment Proceedings Europeans Criminalized for Helping Migrants as Far Right Aims to […]

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5th Migrant Child Dies in U.S. Custody

May 21, 2019           |                                       

HOUSTON—A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager, identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Carlos […]

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Main Serbian Party Wins By Landslide In Northern Kosovo Mayoral Poll

May 20, 2019           |                                       

PRISTINA — Candidates from the main Kosovo Serb party took more than 90 percent of the vote in snap mayoral elections that were held in four predominantly ethnic Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo, according preliminary official results and independent monitors. Electoral authorities said that nearly 25,000 people had cast ballots in the May 19 elections, […]

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Workers often fear reporting their mistreatment to authorities. They routinely are harassed and fired if they report abysmal pay or overtime violations, according to interviews and court documents. Reveal found 90 caregivers in California who said their bosses intimidated them, threatened to report them to immigration authorities or blacklist them in the industry. In 2014, […]

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Kazakh Activists Say They're Being Conscripted As Punishment For Political Activities

May 18, 2019           |                                       

Kazakh authorities have moved to conscript two opposition activists for mandatory military service, a move the activists say is punishment for their political protests. The effort targeting Beibarys Tolymbekov and Aslan Sagutdinov has worried opposition groups who say Kazakh officials are stepping up pressure against political activists ahead of next month’s presidential election. Last month, […]

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Four members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Adrienne Pine and David Paul were arrested this morning after the U.S. government raided the Venezuelan embassy in an apparently unprecedented move that legal experts described as an open violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Zeese and Flowers are with the group PopularResistance.org. See […]

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Freed eight days ago, Manning was subpoenaed before a new grand jury investigating Assange. Despite grave danger to her health, she refused to testify, saying she would rather die in prison than change her principles The post Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Why Is Everyone Running for President? It’s a Billion-Dollar Industry.

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Why Is Everyone Running for President? It’s a Billion-Dollar Industry. US Metal Sanctions Target Iran’s Working Class, Contrary to Trump Claims Hospital Workers in Toledo, Ohio, Strike for Safe Patient Care Daenerys Targaryen Was Never a Liberator Omar Says Criticisms of Her and Rashida Tlaib Are Designed to Silence Muslims British General Says No Evidence […]

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Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” that include wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military and puppeteering its political opposition, reports Anya Parampil. By Anya Parampil Grayzone On April 24, six days before self-proclaimed Venezuelan “interim president” Juan Guaidó‘s attempt to violently overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected government alongside a handful of military defectors, […]

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On this extremely hot summer day, the ear-splitting siren screaming through New York’s streets is coming from the ambulance I’m in — on a gurney on my way to the ER. That only makes the siren, loud as it is, all the more alarming. I fell. The pain, its location and intensity, suggests I’ve probably […]

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