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Undercover Video Exposes Sen. Jim Inhofe’s Cruel Pigeon Shoot to Raise Money, Thousands Slaughtered (VIDEO)

Sep 23, 2014

LONE WOLF, OK, Sept. 23, 2014 - An undercover video showing U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) blasting pigeons for shooting practice – all part of a fundraiser for his reelection this year – has been released to the public by an international animal protection group.

An anonymous former supporter of Sen. Inhofe blew...

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Official Crowd Count: 310,000+ Join People’s Climate March in New York City

Sep 21, 2014

NEW YORK September 21, 2014 - An official count conducted at the People's Climate March in New York City showed that over 310,000 people participated in the largest climate rally in history--more than tripling pre-march estimates of 100,000. Around the world, hundreds of thousands more joined 2,646 events in 156 countries.

Organizers expected the March...

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FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation’s Crime Report

Sep 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 —Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information...

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Organic Consumers Condemns USDA Approval of Dow’s New GMO crops

Sep 17, 2014

FINLAND, Minn. September 17, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final approval today, over the objections of hundreds of thousands of citizens and more than 50 members of Congress, of Dow AgroSciences Enlist-brand corn and soybeans...

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Ranking of States from Most Equal Political Representation to Least Equal

Sep 17, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014 - State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens' political opinions compared to poor citizens' opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb this trend and promote more equal political representation, according to a Baylor University study.

"Stricter lobbying laws are an important tool for ensuring...

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Brady Center Sues Online Sellers of Ammunition and Equipment Used in Aurora Movie Theater Massacre

Sep 16, 2014

Denver, Colo. September 16, 2014 - Websites that supplied Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, tear gas and other equipment used in his assault were negligent, according to a lawsuit announced today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Arnold & Porter LLP. The lawsuit was filed on...

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Sovereign citizen movement perceived as top terrorist threat by state, local and tribal law enforcement

Sep 16, 2014

July 30, 2014 - Sovereign citizen, Islamist extremist and militia/patriot groups are perceived by law enforcement agencies to pose the greatest threats to their communities, according to a new START study. While sovereign citizens were the top concern of law enforcement, assessments about whether most groups were a serious terrorist threat actually declined...

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A.G. Schneiderman Leads 8-state Coalition in Supporting Broad Protections of Waters under the Federal Clean Water Act

Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of eight states, today backed a federal proposal designed to ensure that the nation's lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands receive proper protection under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The coalition's support came in comments submitted to the heads...

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Study: Lack of Voting Resources Leads to Long Lines, Delays Longer in Minority Precincts

Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY , Sept. 15, 2014 – Lack of poll workers and low numbers of voting machines are key contributors to long voting lines, and precincts with more minorities experienced longer waits, according to a new study released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Although many factors may...

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Export of Hate: Global Advocacy of American Anti-LGBT Extremists Exposed

Sep 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 –– There is a network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn. They spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science. Some claim that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Others...

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