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

May 31, 2019           |                                       

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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Threatening the Chair of the Fed Is No Way to Lower Interest Rates

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Georgia Joins National Anti-Abortion Onslaught With “Heartbeat Ban” Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Middle-Class Guilt Trip Locking Up Drug “Dealers” to Save Users Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar To Survive in Texas, Black Bears Need an Open Border It’s Time to End U.S. Military […]

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If you listen to Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council in the Trump White House, or Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or Karl Rove, or former GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner, or 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, or Gretchen Carlson, or the Wall Street Journal, or Bloomberg News, or the Tax Foundation, or the Heritage Foundation, or Fox, or Fox, or Fox, or just any elderly white relatives who forward you chain […]

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Like all austerity policies, the ultimate point of Trump’s new tax code is to come down hard on poor people while enriching the most comfortable. It squares perfectly with his administration’s approach to immigration, health care, and foreign relations, and we should treat it as an urgent threat. This April 15 is the true start […]

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The year is 2010 and Ron Shaich, the executive chairman of Panera Bread, paces around a TEDx stage in St. Louis. Fired up, he tells the audience about his bold new project to end hunger: the idea, called Panera Cares, is a pay-what-you-wish version of Panera, the fast-casual restaurant recently famous for its double bread […]

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Tammy Cruz has worked as a hostess at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, for three years. She currently makes $10.50 an hour. That’s in part because she is not considered to be employed by Disney, where the pay is higher. “We wear Disney uniforms, we follow the same rules and regulations as […]

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ProPublica Wins Two SABEW Awards for Business Journalism

March 27, 2019           |                                       

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, or SABEW, announced Tuesday that ProPublica won two awards in its Best in Business competition recognizing excellence in business journalism. Marshall Allen’s “Health Insurance Hustle” won in the health/science category. The series explored why health insurance in the United States ranks among the costliest in the developed […]

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Over 3,500 UK-based bankers are paid over €1 million, according to figures from the European Banking Authority (EBA) released this week. That’s three times the rest of Europe put together – in Europe outside Britain, only 1,200 individuals are paid such sums. It’s a remarkable statistic and indicative of the UK’s vast financial services industry, […]

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Teacher sickouts in Kentucky, protests in Maryland and Texas By E.P. Milligan 14 March 2019 The nation-wide teachers revolt that began in 2018 has continued to unfold, most recently with job actions and protests by teachers in Kentucky, Maryland, and Texas. Actions by teachers, like those taken by workers across the US and internationally, have […]

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European Rights Court Slams France, Greece For Treatment Of Migrant Children

February 28, 2019           |                                       

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has punished France and Greece for their treatment of migrant children in two unrelated cases. The ECHR ordered France on February 28 to pay 15,000 euros ($17,100) to compensate a young Afghan who spent six months in a migrant camp in Calais in 2016. The Afghan, identified as […]

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A Bridge Between Life And Death In Abkhazia

February 22, 2019           |                                       

At a blocked bridge between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia, people gathered on one side to pay their respects to a relative who died on the other side. The political divisions in the region meant that they were unable to cross the bridge to attend the funeral.

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Three Ex-Telia Executives Acquitted In Uzbek Bribery Case

February 15, 2019           |                                       

STOCKHOLM — Three former executives of telecom giant Telia have been acquitted in Sweden in a high-profile bribery case involving the eldest daughter of late Uzbek President Islam Karimov. Former chief executive Lars Nyberg and two other defendants went on trial in September on suspicion of paying $350 million to Gulnara Karimova in return for […]

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Union rushing to end Denver teacher strike By Nancy Hanover 14 February 2019 Denver teachers were on the picket lines Wednesday for the third day, but the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and the school district are moving quickly to reach a deal to end the strike. A joint statement released Wednesday night by DCTA […]

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