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What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About The Supreme Court's Mercury Pollution Ruling

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Despite reports to the contrary in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and briefly this publication, the Supreme Court didn’t actually “strike down” the EPA’s regulations of toxic ...

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Will Allow Coal Plants To Emit Unlimited Mercury

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Power plants will continue to able to emit unlimited mercury, arsenic, and other pollutants thanks to the Supreme Court, which on Monday invalidated the first-ever U.S. regulations to limit toxic ...

New Lawsuit Says Clean Water Rule Threatens 'The Very Structure Of The Constitution'

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Sixteen states filed lawsuits Monday aimed at blocking the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States rule, which seeks to clarify the bodies of water that the EPA can regulate ...

Bree Newsome Explains Why She Tore Down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

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On Monday afternoon, Bree Newsome, the woman who scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, made her first public comments since ...

Why You Should Care About Greece's Impending Meltdown

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After months of failed negotiations with its creditors, the government of Greece now has 24 hours to pony up a $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. With ...

Antonin Scalia Compares Death Penalty Opponents to Marie Antoinette

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The Supreme Court's Monday ruling in favor of a controversial lethal injection drug gave the court's dissenting liberal justices an opportunity to argue against the constitutionality of the death penalty ...

All Deforestation Is Bad, But Science Says This Kind Of Deforestation Is Better

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As global population swells and the push to grow more food increases, forests often find themselves on the losing side of the equation. The leading cause of deforestation across the ...

Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

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In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority ...

13 of the South's Most Racist Monuments

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In his "Most American of Monuments" project, Nathan Millis documents statues, plaques, and other monuments to the confederacy that dot parks and government grounds throughout the American South. Millis completed ...

This Will Probably Not Be a Very Fun Week

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POSTSCRIPT: It's already happening. The Court has just upheld lethal injection procedures for executing death-row inmates and has struck down EPA rules on toxic emissions. On the brighter side, they ...

Why Does Jeb Bush Have a Mysterious Shell Company?

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Last week, the Jeb Bush campaign unveiled its official logo—Jeb!—which is only a slight variation on the logo Bush has used throughout his previous campaigns. As closely associated with the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the weekend, a young freedom fighter and community organizer mounted an awe-inspiring campaign to bring down the Confederate battle flag. Brittany “Bree” Newsome, in a courageous act ...

The Sneak Attack On Abortion Rights You Probably Haven't Heard Anything About

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As the national attention is focused on Texas, where extreme abortion restrictions are about to take effect unless the Supreme Court decides to intervene within the next few days, there’s ...

US supreme court strikes down EPA rules for biggest air polluters

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Justices strike down new rules for coal-fired power plants in major setback for Obama administration and Environmental Protection AgencyMonday 29 June 2015 10.44Â EDTLast modified on Monday 29 June 2015 ...

Jeb Bush Says Baltimore And Ferguson Protests Caused By Lack Of 'Mentoring'

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is back on the campaign trail in the early primary state of South Carolina, after canceling planned events in the wake of the deadly shooting ...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics To Remain Open

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The Supreme Court issued a brief, two paragraph order on Monday permitting Texas abortion clinics that are endangered by state law requiring them to comply with onerous regulations or else ...

The Death Penalty Now Enjoys Super-Legal Status, Thanks To The Supreme Court

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Glossip v. Gross is a crushing blow to opponents of the death penalty. The narrow issue in this case is whether a particular drug that Oklahoma wants to use in ...

Supreme Court Allows States To Use Questionable Drug To Kill Prisoners

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By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the use of the lethal injection drug midazolam does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling comes more ...

Chief Justice Roberts Rejected Marriage Equality In The Best Possible Way For Liberals

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Friday’s landmark victory for marriage equality was handed down over the dissents of four justices, each of whom wrote their own dissenting opinion. Of these, by far the most thoughtful ...

10 Takeaways: Sunrun’s Securitized Portfolio of Residential Solar Rooftops

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’ The Post-Partisan Fallacy: Is the Republican Party Incapable of Addressing Climate Change? Wind and Solar Will Soon ...

Black Lives Matter Protesters Took Over The Ritzy 21 Club, Served Justice

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On Friday, Black Lives Matter activists with the Never 21 collective infiltrated the ritzy 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan. Two members of the group posed as waiters and distributed “menus” ...

Greece Closes Its Banks As Crisis Deepens and Nation Awaits Referendum

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On Monday morning Greeks will find their savings blocked and their banks closed for a week following a fateful weekend that has shaken Europe’s single currency. The Greek government decided ...

Jewish Group, With Hired Protesters, Opposes the Parade

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New York City’s annual Gay Pride Parade has long been one of the city’s more festive celebrations. Today’s parade, in the glow of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that the right ...

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

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She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of ...

Fracking application rejected by Lancashire county council

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Anti-fracking campaigners visibly delighted as councillors reject Cuadrilla’s application to drill for shale gas at Preston New RoadMonday 29 June 2015 06.26 EDTLast modified on Monday 29 June 2015 07.12 ...

Justices Breyer, Ginsburg Say It Is 'Highly Likely' The Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

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Texas Attorney General Encourages Court Clerks To Ignore Supreme Court, Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion on Sunday encouraging county clerks to ignore the Supreme Court and refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. The opinion ...

At Least Three Black Churches Burned Since The Charleston Shooting

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Since nine people were gunned down in the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina allegedly by a 21-year-old white man tied to white supremacist groups, there have been a ...

What Do You Think Of When You Hear The Word 'Refugee'?

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Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET. Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following ...


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This update provides further information on the current situation of displaced persons and their protection needs. It is intended to be complementary to the Situation report issued by OCHA. This ...

Branson store owner, who said rebel flag doesn’t represent racism, has ties to KKK

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Anna Robb, owner of Dixie Outfitters, is married to KKK leader’s son To find out more about Facebook ...

Huckabee Calls On States To Disobey Law On Same-Sex Marriage, Likens Them To MLK

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Former Arkansas governor and current GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is calling on opponents of marriage equality to engage in acts of civil disobedience, saying that conservative Christians don’t “have ...

Man Who Got Married Three Times Runs For President, Defends 'Traditional' Marriage

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Businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump locked himself into a painfully awkward conversation about marriage equality this weekend, when CNN called him out for citing the idea of “traditional ...


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NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 29, (UNHCR) – More than 6,000 refugees fleeing Burundi have crossed over into Tanzania in the last three days, taking to over 66,000 the total ...

FBI Reportedly Investigating String of Arsons at Black Churches

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According to Buzzfeed, the FBI confirmed on Sunday that federal officials are investigating a series of fires that recently hit four predominantly black Southern churches, although the agency denied there ...

Mapping 7 million gallons of crude oil spills

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On May 19, a pipeline owned by Plains All American burst near Santa Barbara, California, ultimately spilling more than 100,000 gallons, or some 2,400 barrels, of oil. Tens of thousands ...

Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, was Chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and served as Senior Vice President ...

#KeepItDown Confederate Flag Takedown

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Meet the South’s biggest idiot: “I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the Nazi Germany takeover”

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Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama’s Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a ...

Gaza-bound flotilla 'seized' by Israeli navy

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Activists sailing towards Gaza to challenge Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory have released videos saying they are not safe as Israel has broken international law and captured them. In ...

Maiden Names, on the Rise Again

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ByClaire Cain Miller andDerek Willis When Donna Suh married in September, wearing a short white dress at San Francisco City Hall, she decided to keep her last name. Her reasons ...

Scotland Got Half Its Electricity From Renewables In 2014

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New data from the Scottish government shows that the country generated 49.8 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2014, effectively meeting its target of generating half of electricity demand ...

Greece Faces Capital Controls as Voters Wrestle With Bailout Question

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It was easy to gauge the rising panic in Athens this weekend by the length of the lines at the ATMs. On Saturday, when Greeks learned that they would have ...

Dignity for All? Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students in New York State

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In public schools across the state, transgender and gender nonconforming children as young as five face relentless harassment, threats and even violence for trying to access their right to an ...

The Hidden Good News The Supreme Court Delivered To Environmentalists Today

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In a week that’s been chock full of good news for liberal Supreme Court watchers, the justices also offered a ray of hope to environmentalists who were bracing for a ...

What the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling means for reproductive rights

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There’s a little Easter egg in Friday’s marriage equality ruling that could have major repercussions for reproductive rights activists — if and when the Supreme Court takes up the issue ...

Sweet Vindication for Gavin Newsom, Who Staked His Career on Same-Sex Marriage

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In 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom unleashed a national political and legal tempest when he issued about 4,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples. At a time when gay marriage ...

Xeno-canto: crowdsourcing the world's birdsongs

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Xeno-canto, which hosts the largest collection of bird sound recordings in the world, recently celebrated its tenth anniversaryMonday 29 June 2015 06.04Â EDTLast modified on Monday 29 June 2015 07.18Â ...

ISIS and the Lonely Young American

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The conversations between a young woman in rural Washington State and a British man with ties to radical Islam may provide clues about how ISIS recruits new members around the ...

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