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Why did this US governor pardon child rapists and brutal killers?

Matt Bevin has horrified opponents and allies alike with a slew of extreme pardons that also disproportionately benefited white offenders In May 2014, Patrick Baker and two accomplices set out to rob a house in Knox county, Kentucky. Baker knew the hardest part of the home invasion would be getting past the front door, so […]

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My moment: the activists fighting climate crisis and winning elections

Amid mounting frustration with political leaders, a number of community activists are running for office on climate and environmental justice platforms in local and state elections The climate crisis is hurting communities across the United States. Hurricanes, heatwaves and torrential downpours are exacerbated devastating floods, droughts and wildfires in communities from South Dakota to California, […]

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How Trump has betrayed the working class | Robert Reich

Trumps corporate giveaways and failure to improve the lives of ordinary working Americans are becoming clearer by the day Trump is remaking the Republican party into what? For a century the GOP has been bankrolled by big business and Wall Street. tax cut, two years old last Sunday, market reach all-time highs. To spur even […]

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Box office cats-tastrophe: Cats projected to lose $70m

The Universal Pictures film is bound for the litter box as one of 2019s biggest flops Cats appears set to make movie hiss-tory as a major box office failure for Universal Pictures. The critically panned film, which had a reported budget of $95m (72m), made only the LA Times reports while it could lose up […]

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US, Mexico and Canada sign revised trade deal to replace Nafta

Pact was agreed more than a year ago but Democrats insisted on major changes to improve enforcement of worker rights Officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States have signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices for biologic drugs by eliminating […]

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Boeing 737 Max: new ‘troubling communications’ sent to regulators

A senior executive says the company has handed over more messages from test pilot who complained about anti-stall system The embattled US aircraft maker step aside. According to a senior Boeing executive, the documents include new messages from Mark Forkner, a senior company test pilot who complained of egregious erratic behavior in flight simulator tests […]

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Steele had ‘personal’ relationship with Ivanka Trump, DoJ report reveals

Steele was favorably disposed to Trump family, report said, and former MI6 officer gifted her family tartan from Scotland The former MI6 officer Christopher Steele had a personal relationship with Ivanka Trump and gifted her a family tartan from Scotland as a present, the long-awaited report by US Department of Justice inspector general, Michael Horowitz, […]

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Family finds owl in Christmas tree after a week: ‘He was hugging the trunk’

The family had brought the tree to their home and decorated it before they spotted the bird, who initially didnt want to leave A Georgia family got a real hoot from its Christmas tree: more than a week after they bought it, they discovered a live owl nestled among its branches. Katie McBride Newman said […]

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Kamala Harris and Mindy Kaling’s Indian cooking melted my heart and made me cringe

As Harris struggles to protect her flagging campaign, its clear why turning to Kaling, and dosas, is important I have a complicated relationship with Mindy Kaling. Ill watch pretty much everything she makes, and eagerly, but not without disappointment. While her more recent productions exclusively by white writers and producers. I feel similarly about presidential […]

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Worker who raised alarm before deadly New Orleans hotel collapse to be deported

Honduran Delmer Joel Ramrez Palma, who has lived in New Orleans for 18 years, warned supervisors of safety concerns A construction worker who attempted to warn managers about building dangers and was seriously injured in last months deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, will be deported on Monday, his lawyers said this week. […]

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