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On His Way Out the Door, Obama Bombs Libya One Last Time
U.S. B-2 war planes bombed two camps in Libya overnight that Pentagon officials claim were housing Islamic State (ISIS) militants, concluding President Barack Obama's time as commander in chief with another slew of deaths. More than 80 people were killed at the camps about 25 miles southeast of...
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"Never Seen Anything Like This": Gaping Holes in Trump's Foreign Policy Team
Many aspects of President-elect Donald Trump's transition have been described as disorganized (at best), but his administration's approach to foreign policy appears particularly rudderless, raising concerns among domestic experts and international allies alike. Foreign Policy reported Wednesday:...
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Women On the March
Vowing to "stand up and fight back" against the coming horrors, hundreds of thousands of women along with men are gearing up to march on Washington Saturday. Because we have in fact been here before, they will be following in the determined footsteps of a now-largely-forgotten 1913 New York to...
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Mexican Goldman Environmentalist Prize Winner Killed in Latest Attack on Latin American Activists
A Mexican Indigenous activist who won the Goldman Environmental Prize has been shot dead, the second recipient of the prestigious award to be murdered in less than 12 months. The Guardian reports that Isidro Baldenegro López, a subsistence farmer known for his work to stop illegal logging and...
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2014 Was Hottest Year Ever Recorded. Then It Was 2015. Now It's 2016.
For the third year in a row, the world experienced its warmest year on the books, global scientists have determined. The new assessments come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) , the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) , and the UK's Met Office , as...
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Whoah Say What?!? Betsy DeVos Diligently Loves Congress and States' Rights and Potential Grizzlies But Schools - Not So Much (Also, Actually, Not Crazy About Kids With Disabilities)
Man, watching the crumbling of the republic is gonna be tough. Tuesday's accelerated confirmation " hearing " - ie a strictly allotted five-minute evening questioning so nobody could find out just what a debacle it represents for our democracy - on super-rich right-wing zealot Betsy DeVos to head...
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No Time To Keep Silent: The Press Goes Looking For Its Backbone
Hopefully better late than never, the media - at least its academics if not quite yet its practitioners - may be starting to stand up and speak out . To date, the Orange Travesty has been so busy bullying, belittling, threatening libel and possibly banishing them to White House broom closets to...
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Obama Sends $500 Million to Green Climate Fund, Signaling End to Era
The Obama administration on Tuesday sent another $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, which was established as part of the Paris climate agreement to collect aid from wealthy countries to help frontline nations adapt to the impacts of global warming. The contribution marks one of President...
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Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Levels 'Probably in Millenia'
Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center. In the Arctic, the loss is due to climate change and extreme weather events that are likely influenced by global warming, while the changes in the Antarctic...
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Just Eight Men Own Same Wealth as Half of Humanity: Report
The private jets of the world's wealthiest men and women are swarming the Swiss Alps for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins Monday in Davos, Switzerland, in the midst of an ongoing global inequality crisis. "Across the world, people are being left behind[...] their voices are...
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