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America’s Largest Doctor’s Group Calls for a Ban on Assault Weapons 17.6.2018 Mother Jones
The biggest group of physicians in the US called for a ban on assault weapons this week, reiterating that gun violence is a serious public health crisis and decrying proposals by the Trump administration to arm school teachers. Though many members of the American Medical Association support or own guns, the group voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday […]
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Understaffed Federal Prison Is Taking in 1,000 Noncriminal Immigrants, and Even the Guards Are Protesting 16.6.2018 Mother Jones
Last week, as the first busloads of immigrants rolled up to the federal prison complex in Victorville, California, the facilities there went on lockdown. The Victorville complex, in an unexpected move, had agreed to accept 1,000 detainees from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said it had run out of beds because of its crackdown on […]
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Border Patrol Is So Desperate for New Agents, It’s Spending Millions to Help Recruits Finish Their Applications 14.6.2018 Mother Jones
Finishing a job application on your own is usually a prerequisite for getting hired. US Customs and Border Protections wants to change that. The agency is having so much trouble hiring enough border agents that it’s now spending huge sums—potentially hundreds of millions of dollars—to recruit applicants and help them complete the application process. New federal […]
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Black People Are More Likely Than Whites to Die of Heart Disease. Here’s One Reason Why. 13.6.2018 Mother Jones
It’s not just diet and lifestyle that determine your risk for heart disease—race matters, too. About 37 percent of white men and 32 percent of white women develop heart disease, versus 44 percent of black men and 49 percent of black women. Overall, the average life expectancy for African Americans is 3.4 years shorter than […]
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Does Your State Let Parents Refuse Vaccines for “Philosophical Reasons?” 13.6.2018 Mother Jones
The scientific evidence in favor of vaccines is solid. But many parents don’t immunize their children, citing religious or “philosophical beliefs.” In many states, it’s easy for parents to opt-out of school-mandated vaccinations for kids—which leaves pockets of the population unvaccinated, and puts children at risk of otherwise-preventable infectious outbreaks, like measles, whooping cough, and HPV. Without the vast majority of […]
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This South Carolina Primary Will Test Whether Democrats Are Willing to Overlook Domestic Violence 9.6.2018 Mother Jones
For the past year, Archie Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs managing director and former tax attorney for ExxonMobil, has been among the candidates the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee viewed as contenders to fulfill their dreams of a Blue Wave in the 2018 midterms. But last month, divorce records surfaced that show Parnell abused his ex-wife—a revelation […]
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Trump Wants to Ditch Preexisting Condition Protections. Here Are the Times He Promised Not To. 9.6.2018 Mother Jones
The Trump administration declared Obamacare’s protections for people with preexisting conditions unconstitutional on Thursday—thanks to the tax bill passed by congressional Republicans and signed into law by President Donald Trump in December. The announcement came in a letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a filing in a federal court in Texas. While it won’t cause […]
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Jeff Sessions Is Really Going to Hate the World Health Organizations’s First-Ever Marijuana Review 8.6.2018 Mother Jones
The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland this week to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and President Trump’s Justice Department will almost certainly not be thrilled with the report’s findings that marijuana is a “relatively safe drug.”  The report, compiled by a team of international cannabis experts and presented to the Expert Committee […]
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Canada Is Set to Legalize Recreational Pot. What Does That Mean for Legalization in the States? 7.6.2018 Mother Jones
Canada’s senate is set to vote Thursday on a national bill that would legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana. If the bill passes, it will put our northern neighbor on a path to becoming the first industrialized nation (and first G-7 nation) to regulate and tax pot like alcohol. (Uruguay legalized the recreational use […]
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The Legacy of Paul Schrade 7.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo Paul Schrade, hit by one of the bullets fired by Senator Robert Kennedy's assailant, at a press conference in his room at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles June 10, 1968 Today’s New York Times has  a story  on the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s murder, featuring interviews with Kennedy staffers and supporters. But the piece misidentifies Paul Schrade, who was also critically wounded when Kennedy was shot, as “a campaign aide” (in the caption) and doesn’t quite get it right in calling him “a labor organizer who worked on the campaign” in the text of the article. It’s important to get Paul Schrade’s actual identity right, though—because he was a key figure in California and union history during the pivotal decade of the ‘60s. As a young man, Paul had worked as an assistant to United Auto Workers (UAW) President Walter Reuther, who headed what today has to be viewed as by far the most important progressive union in American history. In the 1950s, Paul headed a UAW local at North American ...
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Newsom and Feinstein Advance in California Primaries 6.6.2018 Mother Jones
Even as California Democrats battled to make headway in Republican-held congressional districts, Tuesday’s primary confirmed their party’s lock on statewide offices, all but ensuring that the Golden State will maintain its opposition to President Donald Trump beyond November.  California operates an uncommon “jungle” primary, where top-two vote-getters, regardless of party, duke it out in the […]
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Dancing FBI Agent Accidentally Shoots Bar Patron 4.6.2018 Mother Jones
ABC News reports: “An FBI agent got himself into an embarrassing situation on Saturday when his service weapon fell out of its holster while dancing at a Denver club and he accidentally shot a fellow patron while retrieving it.” An FBI agent struts his stuff on the dance floor, when his firearm slips from its holster, […]
Hurricanes Drove More Than 1,000 Medical Evacuees From the Virgin Islands. Many Can’t Go Home. 1.6.2018 Mother Jones
Aurio Correa entered the hospital on the island of St. Thomas last August to prepare for knee surgery. The 89-year-old Virgin Islander had Alzheimer’s and dementia but was otherwise in good health for his age, according to his daughter, Luz Correa Chesterfield. Before he could have the surgery at Schneider Regional Medical Center, Hurricane Irma struck the US Virgin Islands […]
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“Murdered” Russian Journalist Shows Up at Press Conference 30.5.2018 Mother Jones
Update, May 30, 2018, 10:50 am: On Wednesday, Arkady Babchenko showed up alive at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, according to the Associated Press and other journalists in attendance. BREAKING: Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported killed in Kiev, shows up at a news conference in Ukraine. — The Associated Press (@AP) May […]
Trump Aides Go Where Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay Went Before 30.5.2018 Mother Jones
When the Best Sunshine Live casino opened in the Northern Mariana Islands in late 2015, the local press described it as a temporary training facility for a forthcoming permanent casino. It was nestled in a drab duty-free mall on Saipan—a US island nearly 4,000 miles west of Hawaii—and lacked the usual trappings of a casino, such as a hotel. A year later, Bloomberg reported that […]
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Kratom Users Say It’s a Miracle Drug. The Feds Say It’s Dangerous. 30.5.2018 Mother Jones
For years, Susan Ash was crippled by pain from Lyme disease. She rarely left her bed except to see her doctors, who prescribed her increasingly powerful pain medications. Ash became addicted to the painkillers and started snorting Opana ER, a powerful opioid that has since been taken off the market. Because she was taking the pills so often, she […]
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Prominent Russian Journalist and Putin Critic Gunned Down in Kiev 30.5.2018 Mother Jones
Arkady Babchenko, a prominent Russian journalist, author, and a longtime Putin detractor who fled Russia in February 2017, was fatally shot outside his apartment on Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine. The wounded Babchenko was found by his wife and died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.  Kiev Police Chief Andrei Krishchenko told the […]
This Case Could Be a Game Changer in Cities’ Lawsuits Against Big Oil 29.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The city of Richmond, California, juts into the San Francisco Bay like the head of a rhinoceros looking west across the water, toward San Quentin State Prison and the tony towns north of the Golden Gate. It’s a low, industrial town, and 2,900 […]
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Scott Pruitt Tried to Give Men “Property Rights” Over Fetuses 27.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 1999, Scott Pruitt, then an Oklahoma state senator, introduced a bill to grant men “property rights” over unborn fetuses, requiring women to obtain the would-be father’s permission before aborting a pregnancy. Pruitt, now the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection […]
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How Your Health Insurer and Your Doctors Scheme to Screw You Over 26.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and NPR. Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn’t make sense. His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He’d iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He’d pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, through […]
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