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Right-to-Counsel Programs Prevent Evictions

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report Nurses Are […]

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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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IMF Team To Visit Pakistan For Talks On Support Package

April 15, 2019           |                                       

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will send a team to Pakistan later this month to continue negotiations over a support package, amid efforts by the South Asian country to deflect an economic crisis. “At the request of the authorities, an IMF mission will be going to Pakistan before the end of April to […]

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Bill to Limit IRS’ Ability to Offer Free Tax Filing Service Is Getting New Scrutiny

April 10, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Get our best stories as soon as they are published. There have been a number of developments since we reported Tuesday that Congress was considering barring the Internal Revenue Service from offering a free tax preparation service that would compete with products such as TurboTax. […]

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Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.

April 9, 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. Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans […]

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U.S. Suspends F-35 Deliveries To Turkey Over Russia's S-400 Missile Deal

April 1, 2019           |                                       

The United States says it is halting deliveries to Turkey related to the F-35 fighter jet program in response to Ankara’s decision to move ahead with the purchase of Russian missile-defense systems. “Pending an unequivocal Turkish decision to forgo delivery of the S-400, deliveries and activities associated with the stand-up of Turkey’s F-35 operational capability […]

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The claim that President Trump engaged in collusion with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election was so pervasive and unquestioned that only a handful of journalists demonstrated the healthy skepticism required by their profession. Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report on the Trump-Russia investigation to the Justice Department, which then released […]

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Puerto Ricans Struggle to Buy Food as Federal Aid Dwindles

March 29, 2019           |                                       

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico—Iraida Vargas can no longer afford the two kinds of insulin her aging mother needs and has stopped buying fresh fruit and vegetables as billions of dollars in federal funds that help Puerto Ricans buy food, get medical treatment and recover from Hurricane Maria dwindle despite pleas from the U.S. territory that Congress […]

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Fukashima Meltdown Site With Anri and Maggie Gundersen and US Military Plans to Dominate Outer space with Bruce Gagnon

March 25, 2019           |                                       

Nuclear-power experts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen return to the show to publicize the ongoing damage the Fukushima meltdown site is inflicting on Japan and the Pacific. They also rebut the idea that nuclear power is part of the answer to climate change. In the second half of the program, Bruce Gagnon describes the how and […]

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The Right is trying to redbait—but it will backfire. We bet that a bold program that empowers working people, repudiates racism and protects what’s left of our fragile planet will win at the polls in 2020. President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address previewed the messaging the GOP plans to trot out […]

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ProPublica and Houston Chronicle Project Named a Finalist for Health Care Print Journalism Award

March 15, 2019           |                                       

The ProPublica and Houston Chronicle project “Heart Failure” has been named a finalist for the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation’s Health Care Print Journalism Award. Reported by ProPublica senior editor Charles Ornstein and Houston Chronicle reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, “Heart Failure” uncovered internal dysfunction and poor surgical outcomes at Baylor St. Luke’s in Houston, […]

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