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It’s Getting Worse: The IRS Now Audits Poor Americans at About the Same Rate as the Top 1%

May 30, 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. Every year, the IRS, starved of funds after years of budget cuts, loses hundreds more agents to retirement. And every year, the news gets […]

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Dr. Roger Cooke explains that, according to a new study, sea levels could rise by over 2 meters by the end of the century The post Rising Seas Could Generate 187 Million Climate Refugees by 2100 appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says “You can’t wake up a man who’s only pretending to be asleep” on climate change The post Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report appeared first on The Real News Network.

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The UK is undergoing a burgeoning mental health crisis. Prescriptions for antidepressants more than doubled between 2006-2016, mental illness costs some £100 billion per year, and, distressingly, suicide is the leading cause of death among the young. Although the contributory causes are manifold, it is noteworthy that there has been no major breakthrough in drug […]

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Almost a third of American households have a smart speaker, according to a study from National Public Radio and Edison Research. These devices play music, turn on lights, set alarms and perform numerous household tasks, all with a simple voice command. The Google Home, Apple HomePod and Amazon Echo, among other smart speakers, are like […]

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Glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup weedkiller that some studies have linked to cancer—is also a secret ingredient in nearly 20 popular beers and wines. That’s the finding of a new study from the education group U.S. PIRG, which found glyphosate in 19 of 20 wine and beer brands tested, including organic labels and brews. […]

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If Emissions Aren’t Curbed, Clouds May Disappear

February 26, 2019           |                                       

If Emissions Aren’t Curbed, Clouds May Disappear Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Trump’s “Emergency,” But Lawsuits Could This 2007 Bernie Sanders Video Is Still Tragically Relevant Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell’s Office Abortion Restrictions Sweep Through GOP-Held Legislatures The Growing Wealth Gap Marks the Return of Oligarchy A study just published […]

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New York Like Arkansas? Bay Area Like L.A.? Warming May Make It Feel So

February 12, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds. In 2080, North Carolina’s capital, Raleigh, could feel more like Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, […]

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Health Care Industry Spends $30 Billion a Year Pushing Its Wares

January 12, 2019           |                                       

AG Nominee William Barr Endorsed “More Incarceration” Trump Is Building a Great Case for His Own Impeachment Can Cooperatives Save Us From the Next Economic Crisis? Federal Workers Hold Massive DC Rally Against Trump Tainted Drugs: When Medicine Makes Patients Sicker Angela Davis Speaks Out on BDS and Palestine After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked […]

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Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. This modern-day redlining persisted in 61 metro areas even when controlling for applicants’ income, loan amount and neighborhood, according to a mountain […]

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The people of Puerto Rico are facing severe austerity measures; a new study, Austerity Versus Green Growth for Puerto Rico, presents a way out of the debt spiral says Professor Robert Pollin The post Will Green Growth Save Puerto Rico? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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