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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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California leads nation in pushing back against Trump health policies 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of healthcare, it’s a sharp swerve.

In the nation’s most populous state, lawmakers and other policymakers seemingly are not content simply to resist Republican efforts to dismantle the...

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John McCain was tortured as a POW in Vietnam. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program? 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Activists seeking to derail President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington.

The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in July and last cast a vote in the...

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Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs would oppose push to privatize health care, senator says 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Ronny Jackson is making the rounds on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers ahead of his confirmation hearing next week.
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EDF comments fault EPA for deviating from the law in proposal for states and health professionals’ CBI access 17.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF comments fault EPA for deviating from the law in proposal for states and health professionals’ CBI access
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What Nicholas Kristof missed about toxics in our bodies 17.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
What Nicholas Kristof missed about toxics in our bodies
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Where Will the Struggle Lead Kentucky Teachers? 15.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Kentucky Public school teachers protest outside the Kentucky House Chamber as they rally for a 'day of action' at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images) KENTUCKY TEACHERS, education workers and their supporters gathered once again on this weekend for rallies at the state Capitol in Frankfort. The protests represent the continuing urgency of the upsurge that has made Kentucky another site of the teachers' rebellions that swept west from West Virginia through states formerly considered to be conservative "Trump country." At the same time, the demonstrations highlight some of the dynamics and debates that teachers need to consider for the movement to succeed. At the start of April,  an estimated 12,000 teachers and supporters descended on Frankfort , sparked into rebellion specifically by a disastrous attack on public ...
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U.S. and allies fire missiles at Syria in retaliation for suspected poison gas attack 14.4.2018 L.A. Times - World News

U.S. and allied warships and warplanes in the eastern Mediterranean launched a fiery barrage of missiles at multiple military targets in Syria to punish the Russian-backed government in Damascus for its alleged use of poison gas against civilians last weekend, President Trump announced.

Trump authorized...

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U.S. fires missiles at Syria in retaliation for suspected poison gas attack 14.4.2018 LA Times: Nation

U.S. warships and warplanes in the eastern Mediterranean launched a fiery barrage of missiles at multiple military targets in Syria to punish the Russian-backed government in Damascus for its alleged use of poison gas against civilians last weekend, President Trump announced.

Trump authorized the...

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What parents should know about fevers, according to a pediatrician 12.4.2018 Washington Post
What parents should know about fevers, according to a pediatrician
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World Parkinson’s Day 2018: Experts reveal the symptoms and causes of the disorder 11.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Administrator Pruitt opened the door to making Houston’s air toxics problem worse 10.4.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Residents of Houston, Texas – our nation’s fourth largest city – have long been burdened with a serious air pollution problem. Between 2013 and 2015, the Houston area reported unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone (“smog”) on an average of over 23 days each year. Last year, the American Lung Association ranked Houston as the sixteenth-most […]
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Russia, Syria: Israeli jets strike air base after alleged poison gas attack in Douma 9.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Russia and Syria say Israeli F-15s hit an air base in central Syria, killing 14, after a reported gas attack by the Assad regime. Israel won't comment. President Trump says he'll decide on Syria soon.
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She vanished 17 months ago with no leads. Now, a volunteer cop has a troubling theory about what happened to her 7.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Last spring, an off-duty LAPD cop named Mike Goldberg went to the movies at the Laemmle in North Hollywood with his wife.

At the theater, he spotted a flier for a missing 57-year-old Manhattan Beach woman named Nancy Paulikas, who suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s disease and had vanished on Oct....

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Heavy metals in food: Carrageenan as an example of the need to improve ingredient quality 6.4.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director, and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Independent Consultant. In the fall of 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bought 10 samples of carrageenan from 5 companies sold through internet-only retailers to test for three heavy metals – lead, arsenic (total and inorganic), and cadmium. The agency published the results on […]
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The Real Danger to Our Health from Scott Pruitt’s Scandals 5.4.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been swamped by scandal, from taking first class flights at taxpayer expense to living in a lobbyist’s condo. Pruitt’s behavior is unethical but, even more importantly, his actions will lead to greater health risks from pollution in our air, water, and land. We can’t ignore the public health crisis created, […]
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Obesity may affect a child’s liver 4.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Pruitt’s EPA plans to systematically deconstruct the expanded authority a bipartisan Congress gave it less than two years ago 3.4.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. EDF has learned from sources across the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its political appointees are taking steps to systematically dismantle the agency’s ability to conduct broad risk reviews of chemicals and effectively address identified risks under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The assault is taking the […]
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Don't fret over cancer warning ordered for coffee 3.4.2018 Philly.com News
The chemical certainly does not sound like something people want floating in their morning pick-me-up. But experts said coffee drinkers should not change their habits on the basis of the new ruling.
I've seen what a mess Veterans Affairs is. Ronny L. Jackson can't fix it. 2.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trump's new pick to lead the cabinet is a fine doctor. That doesn't mean he can handle a massive, dysfunctional bureaucracy.
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