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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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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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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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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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Women Criticize NOW For Taking Money from Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

Oct 17, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 17, 2014 - The legal arm of the National Organization for Woman (“NOW”) is under attack from rainforest indigenous villagers and their allies for accepting a large donation from Chevron and then filing a legal brief in favor of the oil company in its campaign to evade an Ecuador court...

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After Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases, AG Holder Announces Federal Government to Recognize Couples in 7 New States

Oct 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages taking place in the states affected by the Supreme Court’s recent decision to decline to review rulings from three federal appeals courts that had struck down bans on same-sex marriage. The Attorney General added that the...

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EPA Study: Highly Toxic Bee-killing Pesticides Yield Little or No Benefits for Soybean Production

Oct 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. Oct. 17, 2014 — A new study from the Environmental Protection Agency has found that the neonicotinoid seed coatings linked to massive bee die-offs — including the largest bumblebee die-off in history, where 25,000 bees died in a single incident in a Portland suburb — provide little to no benefits for...

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy, Senate Democrats Press DHS Against Expansion of Family Detention System

Oct 17, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - A group of leading Democratic Senators on Thursday pressed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on recent plans to expand the immigration detention system, notably the decision to construct a massive new immigration detention facility at the southern border, and urged the administration to ensure the physical safety and due process...

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