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Ultra-High Radiation Coming To Your Drinking Water

Jul 26, 2016

Washington, DC July 26, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the final stage of implementing a controversial plan to allow vastly greater radioactive contamination in drinking water than permitted by the Safe Drinking Water Act for long periods following release of nuclear materials, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)...

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Watch first lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Jul 26, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016.


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Nearly 80 percent of perpetrators carrying a gun recovered by Pittsburgh Police were not the lawful owners

Jul 26, 2016

PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2016 - Nearly 80 percent of perpetrators carrying a gun recovered by Pittsburgh Police were not the lawful owners, a strong indication that theft and trafficking are significant sources of firearms involved in crimes in southwest P...

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As Wildfire Season Continues to Heat up, Interior Partners with Industry to Eliminate Drone Intrusions

Jul 25, 2016
As Wildfire Season Continues to Heat up, Interior Partners with Industry to Eliminate Drone Intrusions

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Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Parental Notice Law for Teenagers Seeking Abortion

Jul 25, 2016

NEW YORK, July 22 2016 — The Alaska Supreme Court today found unconstitutional a law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor seeking an abortion. Today’s decision comes less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt — the...

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Lambda Legal Commends NBA Decision to Move All-Star Game From North Carolina

Jul 22, 2016

Raleigh, July 21, 2016 - Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced it will not be holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina because of the state’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, HB 2. Lambda Legal Southern Regional Director Simone Bell issued the following statement:

“Lambda Legal commends the NBA’s regrettable but necessary public stance...

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Settles Lawsuit with ACLU Client Who Endured Invasive Cavity Searches

Jul 21, 2016

HOUSTON July 21, 2016 - Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches after she was detained at the Cordova Bridge point of entry...

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Advocates Demand Public Observation of Controversial BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Jul 21, 2016

BURNS, OR July 21, 2016 - Citing the First Amendment, two leading wild horse advocacy organizations have filed a formal request to observe and record controversial surgical procedures to be performed on wild horses at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign...

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GOP Call To Repeal Ban On Church Politicking Is ‘Reckless And Corrosive To Religious Life,’ Says Americans United’s Lynn

Jul 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 - The Republican Party platform approved yesterday includes a call for altering federal law to allow houses of worship to jump into partisan politics. This change threatens religious life in America, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

The platform advocates repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a provision adopted by...

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Americans think national parks are worth US$92 billion, but we don’t fund them accordingly

Jul 11, 2016
Americans think national parks are worth US$92 billion, but we don’t fund them accordingly

July 11, 2016 - One of the quirks of government accounting is that our nation’s most valuable assets – from aircraft carriers to interstate highways – don’t appear on any national balance sheet. In part this is because it is hard to put a value on them. How can we calculate the worth of...

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