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Alliance of Activists Converging in Georgia to Launch Voting Rights Project


Investigative reporter Greg Palast is part of the nationwide effort to stop ballot-purging and voter suppression, as are the Civil Rights Center, the ACLU, the NAACP, Common Cause and others.

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Appeals Court Refuses to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban


The court writes that the ban, which prevents people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” Updated with further analysis.

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Is Health Care ‘the Military-Industrial Complex of the 21st Century’?


American corporations would benefit from single-payer health care, so why do so few support implementing Medicare for all?

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities for the Better


The cars will change urban planning as we know it; Democrats keep blaming Donald Trump for their own shortcomings; meanwhile, Mexico’s war on drugs is one of the world’s most lethal conflicts.

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Border Patrol Detention of Student Activist Is Retribution, Critics Say


Claudia Rueda, who protested the detention of her mother last month, was detained by Border Patrol agents earlier this week, prompting charges that her arrest was a form of retaliation.

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Military Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Celebrates First Days Free


The soldier, who was serving a 35-year prison term for giving classified government information to WikiLeaks, was released after seven years. President Obama commuted the sentence in January.

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Immigration Arrests Rise Almost 40 Percent in Trump’s First 100 Days


The numbers, released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, show how the administration’s crackdown on the undocumented is playing out across the U.S.

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Former NSA Director: Malware Attack ‘Poses a Very Serious Threat to the Future of the Agency’


The global cyberattack that hit over 70 countries last week stemmed from National Security Agency software.

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U.K. Labour Party’s ‘Most Left-Wing Program’ in 30 Years Would Be Paid For by Taxing the Rich


Under Jeremy Corbyn, the British opposition party plans to raise taxes only on the wealthy and corporations to finance a progressive plan that includes eliminating university tuition.

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On FBI Investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump Asked James Comey to ‘Let This Go’


A memo by former bureau chief Comey says the president asked him to abandon the probe into former national security adviser Flynn’s ties to Russia. Updated

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