Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:15pm
President Obama Grants Clemency to 22 Drug Offenders
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted clemency to 22 individuals serving "outdated" drug sentences. "Had they been sentenced under current laws and policies, many of these individuals would have already served their time and paid their debt to society," White House counsel Neil Eggleston...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
'Disturbing' Reports of Civilian Deaths in Yemen, Warn International Aid Groups
International aid organizations as well as the United Nations are sounding the alarm over "disturbing" reports of civilian casualties in Yemen as a Saudi-led coalition continued its bombing campaign for a sixth day. A reported 93 civilians have been killed since the start of the airstrikes, which...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:45am
US Climate Plan 'Treats the Wound But Does Not Stop the Bleeding'
With bold language and take-charge rhetoric, the White House on Tuesday unveiled its plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions by roughly one third over the next decade, a goal that environmentalists say is commendable but is not enough to keep global warming beneath the critical 2°C threshold. Submitted...
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
GMO Seed Theft Equals National Security Threat, Argues Government
In what defense attorneys are calling a "breathtaking and unprecedented" abuse of power, a top secret government court has authorized the surveillance of two Chinese nationals accused of stealing genetically modified (GM) seed technology from biotech giants DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto, according to...
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:45am
Taking Aim at Clinton, Former Maryland Governor Says Presidency 'Not a Crown'
Taking direct aim at likely 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and in a nod to his own presidential aspirations former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Sunday said that what the country needs most now is "new perspective" and "new leadership." "Let's be honest here," O'Malley told ABC's...
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:15pm
National #BoycottIndiana Movement Drives Some Officials to Backpedal on Anti-LGBTQ Law
'It feels like we're going back 50 years in time,' one protester said of state-sanctioned discrimination
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:15am
Bombs Continue to Fall On Yemen As Arab States Announce New Military Force
The attack on Yemen will continue until Shiite Houthi rebels in that country "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a coalition of Arab leaders announced Sunday at the conclusion of the Arab League Summit, held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh this weekend. Leaders of the 14 member...
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:30pm
Students and Parents Rally Against Cuomo's Billionaire-Backed Education Scheme
"Wall Street got a bailout. Public schools were sold out," was the message as protesters blocked traffic outside Cuomo's 3rd Avenue office building.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:15am
Calls for Diplomacy Unheeded as Saudi-Led Assault Pummels Yemen
Calls for peace and diplomacy in Yemen continue to fall on deaf ears as a Saudi-led coalition launched heavy airstrikes on the impoverished nation Friday evening. United Nations officials and other foreign diplomats are fleeing Yemen on Saturday after war planes pummeled the capital Sanaa...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:30pm
'Monsanto's Dream': Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress
The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S. capital on Wednesday when news broke that Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo will reintroduce a bill that blocks states from requiring GMO labeling. The legislation , dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know or...
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