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From Bellingham to Tallahassee students 'walk out' demanding gun reform 22.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.
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White House Reaches Out to Labor Unions on Trade Policy 22.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
President Donald Trump sought input Wednesday from the largest labor unions in the U.S. on trade policy, including the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Gun violence anger drives Minneapolis student walkout 22.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some 200 students rallied on the same day as a demonstration in Washington, D.C. by students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week.
Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence 22.2.2018 AP National
Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida....
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Teenagers Pour Into the Streets Calling for Gun Control After Parkland Shooting 22.2.2018 Mother Jones
Busloads of teenagers arrived in Tallahassee overnight to continue their calls for gun control hundreds of miles from the site of a mass shooting that left 17 dead and 14 others injured at a Parkland, Fla. high school.  On Wednesday, students from Parkland traveled to the state Capitol to meet with lawmakers and rally for changes to the state’s lax gun […]
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Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria 21.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd. / NurPhoto via Getty Images) In spite of requests by senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Trump administration refuses to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017. Meanwhile, it is threatening to mount a preemptive strike against North Korea, which would be just as illegal, and catastrophic. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd. / NurPhoto via Getty Images) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for bombing ...
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Air France says long-haul flights impacted by strike action 21.2.2018 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay....
Four small earthquakes strike Bay Area 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A series of low-magnitude earthquakes struck near Danville early Tuesday morning, the latest in a flurry of quakes that have shaken the Bay Area in recent days, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 2.8 tremor occurred in an area northwest of Diablo around 1:30 a.m., according to...

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Kings strike early, hold off Blackhawks 3-1 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Just about every time the Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks, the talk beforehand turns to the thrilling playoff series the teams played during their dynasty years.

This visit followed suit, even though the participants have fallen off since they combined to win five of the past eight Stanley Cups....

Disney World unions file complaint to get $1,000 bonus promised after corporate tax cut 20.2.2018 LA Times: Business

A coalition of unions at Walt Disney World Resorts filed a federal complaint alleging unfair labor practices Monday, accusing the company of holding employees’ $1,000 bonuses hostage during contract negotiations.

Last month, Walt Disney Co. announced it was giving $1,000 each to more than 125,000...

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Fort Carson’s new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines 20.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and giving commanders an unprecedented view of enemy movements.
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Neil Gorsuch has deciding vote in key labor union funding U.S. Supreme Court case 19.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor.
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Sources: Local 98 ally, Kenney aide Richard Lazer running for Congress | Clout 19.2.2018 News
John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty has encouraged Lazer to jump into the race.
Trump’s Budget Cuts Are Forcing Teachers and Nurses to Work as Federal Prison Guards 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
Twice in one week, Ray Coleman, a teacher at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution, reluctantly had to drop his lesson plans and go to work as a guard. “You show up in the morning and they say, ‘Hey, by the way, here’s your keys and radio—you’re going to work the compound today,” he says. Because the […]
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Veteran L.A. cops and firefighters can work one shift, then collect double pay for years 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A program that allows Los Angeles cops and firefighters to collect their pensions and salaries simultaneously at the end of their careers was originally hailed as a no-cost way to keep the most experienced officers on the job.

But six years into the program it was clear there were serious problems,...

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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting 18.2.2018 AP National
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws....
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Mueller’s Indictment of 13 Russians Strikes Fear Into the Trump White House 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
On Friday, the ongoing investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller issued an astounding 37-page indictment charging 13 Russians in a broad conspiracy to sabotage America’s 2016 elections. By Saturday, President Donald Trump and White House officials responded by tripling down on what might be called Trump’s Russia-first strategy.  Reacting to the indictment, Trump said […]
Phillies' Gabe Kapler's desire for change is unorthodox, but effective | David Murphy 18.2.2018 News
The Phillies' new manager is remaking spring training in his own image, including the utilization of minor-league umpires during bullpen sessions.
Outraged Students Demand Action on Gun Violence After Florida Massacre 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
Students across the country are speaking out and demanding action against gun violence following the mass shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead and at least 14 others injured. In a rally Saturday at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas went […]
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Student walkouts might slow down school shootings | Opinion 17.2.2018 News
If our nation's kids refused to come back to the classroom until Congress acted, Congress would act.
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