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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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CDC Expands Passenger Notification

Oct 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 - Based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts to the second healthcare worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding its outreach to airline passengers now to include those who flew from Dallas Fort Worth to...

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Natural gas boom will not slow climate change, say researchers from Germany, US, Austria, Italy and Australia

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - The recent natural gas boom due to the use of technologies such as fracking will not lead to a reduction of overall greenhouse gas emissions. Burning natural gas produces only half the CO2 emissions as coal per unit of energy. However, as natural gas becomes abundant and therefore cheap, it...

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Animal Welfare Institute: US Beef Cattle Industry’s Animal Care Standards Inadequate

Oct 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 16, 2014 - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today that it has sent a written appeal to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), criticizing and requesting revision of the trade association’s guidelines for the care and handling of cattle raised for beef in the United States.

“Cattle raised for food...

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Lambda Legal Sues South Carolina: State Must Follow the 4th Circuit Ruling and Allow Same-Sex Couples to Marry

Oct 15, 2014

CHARLESTON, SC, Oct. 15, 2014 - Today Lambda Legal, in partnership with South Carolina Equality, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court of South Carolina arguing that South Carolina is obligated to allow same-sex couples to marry. Governor Haley and Attorney General Wilson vowed to continue to apply the laws banning...

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NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

Oct 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 - Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than have been previously disclosed.

The documents, published last week by The Intercept, describe "contractual relationships" between the NSA and U.S. companies, as well as the fact that the NSA has "under cover"...

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CAIR Launches Website Exposing America’s ‘Islamophobia Network’

Oct 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 15, 2014 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched Islamophobia.org, the latest element in the Muslim civil rights organization's work to monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry in American so...

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