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Veterans for Peace: President’s plan continues to make the U.S. the “greatest purveyor of violence” on earth and places service members in harm’s way

Sep 12, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO, Sept. 11, 2014 - Veterans For Peace has released a response to President Obama's strategy to confront ISIL calling on the president to use diplomacy and to follow his own advice that there is not a military solution to the problems in Ir...

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Two Navy Hornet Jets Crash in Pacific Ocean

Sep 12, 2014

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN, Sept. 12, 2014 - Two F/A-18C Hornet jet aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed early this morning local time, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. The initial r...

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Scholars: Texas social studies textbooks include serious distortions of history and contemporary issues

Sep 12, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014 - Social studies textbooks under state consideration for public schools this year include serious distortions of history and contemporary issues on topics ranging from religion and democracy to the free enterprise system and affirmative action, according to scholars who reviewed the new instructional materials for the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund.

Many...

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Groups File Lawsuit Against Department of Transportation for Inadequate Action on Oil Train Risks

Sep 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 11, 2014— Sierra Club, ForestEthics, and Earthjustice have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation today for failing to respond to a legal petition filed on July 15, 2014 calling for an emergency order prohibiting the use of hazardous rail cars — known as DOT-111s — for shipping flammable Bakken...

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Wage Theft Costs American Workers as Much as $50 Billion a Year

Sep 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014 - Wage theft is a nationwide epidemic that costs American workers as much as $50 billion a year, a new Economic Policy Institute report finds. In An Epidemic of Wage Theft Is Costing Workers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year, EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey and EPI intern Brady...

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Republicans Vote Against Benefits for Active Duty Service Members and Veterans

Sep 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, strongly condemned yesterday's vote by the Republican majority on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs defeating an amendment that would have extended equal benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs to...

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Study: Strict Voter ID Laws Pose Unique Barriers and Possible Disenfranchisement for More than 24,000 Transgender Voters

Sep 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 9, 2014 - Ten states' strict voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for more than 24,000 transgender voters this November. According to a new study entitled, "The Potential Impact ...

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Largest Online Advocacy Groups to FCC: Get Out of D.C.

Sep 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 — On Tuesday, 27 of the nation's largest online advocacy groups submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to participate in at least four town hall-style public hearings outside the Beltway before ruling on Chairman Wheeler's Internet proposal.

Earlier this year the FCC put out...

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The Faces of Delay: Executive Action Will Come Too Late for Families Facing Deportation

Sep 9, 2014

OHIO, Sept. 9, 2014 – With President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press call today, national, local immigration advocates, legal experts, and family members—including those profiled by Julia Preston of the New York...

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Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

Sep 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014 - A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.

Administrative costs were lowest (about 12 percent) in Scotland and Canada, whose...

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