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The First Soviet Nuclear Blast Pride Turns To Tragedy 70 Years Later

August 29, 2019           |                                       

August 29 marks the day that the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear explosion in 1949. Seventy years later, the four decades of tests at the Semipalatinsk site in Kazakhstan are seen as a tragedy in the now-independent country. People living nearby say the effects of the blasts are still being felt.

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Walgreens, the nation’s largest pharmacy chain, has long endured criticism because it refuses to stop selling cigarettes, even as it fills prescriptions for cancer patients. Now it has come up with a new way to profit from cancer. In a program called Feel More Like You, which debuted nationally in March, Walgreens cosmetic consultants advise […]

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There is a wonderful metaphor in Alastair Macintyre’s After Virtue, in which the philosopher asks us to imagine a world hit by some terrible calamity that caused scientific and technical knowledge to be almost destroyed. What was left was smashed into thousands upon thousands of disconnected pieces, and the inhabitants of this world had to […]

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Sackler Embraced Plan to Conceal OxyContin’s Strength From Doctors, Sealed Testimony Shows

February 21, 2019           |                                       

This story is a collaboration between ProPublica and STAT. In May 1997, the year after Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin, its head of sales and marketing sought input on a key decision from Dr. Richard Sackler, a member of the billionaire family that founded and controls the company. Michael Friedman told Sackler that he didn’t want […]

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Eze, Dharna, Khalilah, and guest host Faraji Muhammad of WEAA’s For the Culture discuss the causes and effects of violence in Baltimore, discrimination against Black girls in schools, police accountability, and Baltimore artist Devin Allen The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 17, 2018 appeared first on The Real News Network.

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A Newspaper Closure Does Indeed Lead to Higher Costs for Local Governments

August 9, 2018           |                                       

Why the Latest Attack on Single-Payer Backfired Pushing Back Against White Supremacists a Year After Charlottesville Trump Allows GMO Crops and Harmful Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges Missouri Votes to Repeal GOP Attack on Unions Why Is CNN Mainstreaming an Extremist Right-Wing Radio Host? Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History moodboard / Brand X Pictures […]

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