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Veterans Group Calls Restoration of Diplomatic Ties Between U.S. and Cuba Only a First Step

Dec 19, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO, Dec. 19, 2014 - Veterans For Peace welcomes the recent policy changes between Cuba and the United States. In addition to a prisoner exchange, the new policy will also include easing commerce, communication, and travel restrictions. It al...

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Hagel Authorizes Up to 1,300 Additional Troops to Deploy to Iraq

Dec 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 - Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. "Thei...

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Attorney General Announces Department of Justice Will Recognize Transgender Discrimination As Sex Discrimination

Dec 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2014 – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded to today’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder that the Department of Justice will no longer assert that “Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination based on sex does not encompass gender identity...

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NYS Ban on Fracking: Ripple Effect Expected Says NYIT Expert

Dec 19, 2014
NYS Ban on Fracking: Ripple Effect Expected Says NYIT Expert

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21 States to Increase Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day; Majority of States Will Have Wage Rates Above Federal

Dec 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 18, 2014 - The year 2014 was marked by thousands of low-wage workers taking to the streets demanding higher pay, and a growing number of states and localities acting to increase their minimum wages in the face of Congressional inaction. On New Year’s Day, 21 states will implement minimum wage increases...

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Memo to President Cites New Evidence of Climate Impacts of Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Dec 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2014 – President Obama should reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline because there is new data that shows it would dramatically expand development of dirty tar sands oil, turbo-charging climate change by adding millions of tons of carbon pollution to the atmosphere every year, according to a memo sent to...

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U.S. approaching ‘tipping points’ for sea level rise-related flooding earlier than expected

Dec 18, 2014
U.S. approaching ‘tipping points’ for sea level rise-related flooding earlier than expected

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Obama’s new approach to Cuba removes major obstacle to progress on human rights on the island, says Human Rights Watch

Dec 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 - President Barack Obama’s historic decision to overhaul US policy toward Cuba is a crucial step toward removing a major obstacle to progress on human rights on the island, Human Rights Watch said today.

Obama announced that the US would normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease restrictions on travel...

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Fewest Death Sentences in 40 Years

Dec 18, 2014
Fewest Death Sentences in 40 Years

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Vanderbilt Historian Says Cuba Embargo Must Go Next

Dec 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN, Dec. 17, 2014 - The normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, which took a giant step forward Dec. 17 with announcements from Cuban leader Raul Castro and President Obama, is the smartest policy available to Obama and will benefit both nations, says a Vanderbilt historian who has visited Cuba...

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