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Zelenskiy Sworn In As Ukrainian President, Says He Is Dissolving Parliament

May 20, 2019           |                                       

Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as Ukraine’s new president on May 20 in Kyiv. In his inaugural speech, he announced that he is dissolving the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, and called for the dismissal of several top officials. Zelenskiy also said that he was ready for dialogue to stop the fighting with Russia-backed […]

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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. Sasan Goodarzi, the CEO of Intuit, says the company’s efforts to make its free tax-filing software harder to find on Google were part of […]

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Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

May 15, 2019           |                                       

PHOENIX—The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday again waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along […]

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On Monday night, at the final stop on the Sunrise Movement’s “Road to a Green New Deal” tour across the United States, the group called for a mass youth-led mobilization to pressure Democratic candidates to make the 2020 election a referendum on climate change. On July 30, the scheduled date for the the second Democratic […]

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On Monday, the New York Times reported: “Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.” “Democracy […]

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Immigration officers accused of racial profiling as they stop thousands of British citizens

May 1, 2019           |                                       

British citizens are stopped by immigration officers ten times a day on average, new data reveals, prompting fresh accusations people are being targeted because of their skin colour. An investigation by the Bristol Cable and Bureau of Investigative Journalism shows nearly a fifth of all people stopped and asked to prove their immigration status are […]

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Tensions over the authorization of private police for Johns Hopkins boiled over Friday, when university officials threatened a prominent Baltimore activist with legal action if she went on campus to participate in a student sit-in. The university informed the attorney of Tawanda Jones she would not be allowed on school grounds due to “safety concerns.” […]

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US Carries Out First Airstrikes With F-35 in Iraq

May 1, 2019           |                                       

A US F-35A has carried out a pair of airstrikes against targets inside northern Iraq. They say the strikes were against ISIS, claiming to have hit a tunnel network and a weapons cache. This marks the first time the F-35A has been used in combat. This was widely expected, with the jets deployed into the […]

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Pompeo Claims Maduro’s Inner Circle Is Seeking an Exit Strategy

April 30, 2019           |                                       

In comments on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that members of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro are looking for an exit strategy, and that it’s inevitable some will decide to stop supporting Maduro. Pompeo said he was sure the inner circle were asking these questions, though he offered no actual evidence that this was […]

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<!– –> Sens. Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker, two of the contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Democratic presidential candidates are rounding up as much cash as they can get their hands on in a stacked primary. Though Democrats are relying more than ever on small donors and rejecting […]

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Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are among the top beneficiaries of Wall Street money, despite their rhetoric about regulating the banking industry. Even as these candidates vocally reject corporate America, their latest fundraising reports show corporate America hasn’t rejected them. The 2020 Democratic presidential race has so far featured a common theme: candidates […]

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