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Can you build a wall around 3countries in West Africa? 70 members of Congress support travel ban

Oct 21, 2014

NEW YORK, 20 October 2014 (IRIN) - Since the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas on 8 October and the Ebola infection of two US nurses that treated him, there have been increasing calls by US lawmakers to ban travel from the countries most affected by the virus - Guinea, Liberia...

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What americans fear most — new poll from Chapman University

Oct 21, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. Oct. 21, 2014 – Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is walking alone at night.

The Chapman Survey on American Fears included1,500...

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Federal Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Mississippi Ban on Marriage Equality

Oct 20, 2014

WASHINGTON October 20, 2014 - Today a case was filed in federal district court in Mississippi challenging the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying. Famed attorney Roberta Kaplan, who successfully argued United States v. Windsor against the federal Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court of the United States...

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Detroit’s water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable and African Americans, Says UN Special Rapporteurs

Oct 20, 2014

DETROIT / NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 - The unprecedented scale of water shut-offs taking place in Detroit is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and poorest, most of whom are African American, two United Nations human rights experts have warned today. So far this year over 27,000 residences have had water services disconnected. ...

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Is Your Politician a “Lap Dog” For the NRA and its Corporate Cash? Do they do Tricks? Roll Over? All for Gun Lobby Treats?

Oct 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 20, 2014 - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Writer, Director and Producer Adam McKay today launched a video, website and scorecard exposing members of Congress for the campaign dollars they have taken from the corporate gun lobby, while blocking life-saving legislation that would keep guns out of the...

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New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Oct 20, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. Oct. 20, 2014 – Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an...

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Consumer Federation of America Urges Obama Administration to Appeal WTO Decision on U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling

Oct 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 20, 2014 - Consumer Federation of America today expressed strong disappointment with the decision by a World Trade Organization panel which ruled on U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat.

“Today’s decision flies in the face of the overwhelming numbers of U.S. consumers who want more information about the origin of their...

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Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

Oct 20, 2014
Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

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MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS

Oct 20, 2014
MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS

WASHINGTON October 20, 2014 - Even as deportation of criminals has risen steadily over the past decade, non-criminals represent a majority of the 3.7 million formal removals that occurred between fiscal 2003-2013, and the largest category of criminal removals consists of people whose only convictions were for immigration-related crimes. This pattern is mainly driven...

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Climate change alters cast of winter birds

Oct 20, 2014
Climate change alters cast of winter birds

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