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Hallmark Channel removes gay-friendly ads after conservative group complains

One day we’ll be well past this kind of thing, but for now … The Hallmark Channel has pulled four gay-friendly ads featuring lesbian women getting married and kissing at an altar. The ads, for...
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Methane ‘super emitters’ releasing massive plumes after Trump rolled back environmental regulations

Methane is many times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. It’s not mentioned as often when considering the greenhouse effect behind the climate crisis because it’s released in comparatively low volumes and...
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In Final Hours, COP 25 Denounced as ‘Utter Failure’ as Deal Stripped of Ambition...

After the COP 25 climate talks on the Paris climate agreement went into overtime Friday night amid a stalled agreement on wealthy countries' contributions to greatly reducing their climate-warming carbon emissions, civil society groups...
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4.7 million uninsured people could get health insurance for free! But they have to...

Open enrollment for plans under the Affordable Care Act ends at midnight, Dec. 15 (in most states), and there are some amazing deals to be had on the marketplace. We’re talking about $0 premiums for 4.7...
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Paul Krugman Goes There: “Modern Republicans are irredeemable, devoid of principle or shame.”

Paul Krugman writing at the New York Times has made an observation: The Party That Ruined the Planet Republican climate denial is even scarier than Trumpism. The most terrifying aspect of the U.S. political drama isn’t the revelation that the...
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‘We Are Furious’: As COP 25 Draws to Close, Green Campaigners Fume as Rich...

With just hours left in the COP 25 climate conference taking place in Madrid, Spain, international climate campaigners said Friday they are "furious" over rich countries' refusal to adequately commit to addressing the urgency...
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‘Sick to my Stomach’: Explosive Report Details ICE Negligence in Medical Care for Detained...

Reporting from Buzzfeed News Thursday evening exposed how President Donald Trump's immigration policies led to four deaths and preventable surgeries for children held in the administration's detention regime, including one eight-year-old boy whose forehead was...
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House Democrats pass bill to lower prescription drug costs, dramatically improve Medicare

In a 230-192 vote, the House passed legislation to reduce prescription drug costs, a bill renamed the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act to honor the recently deceased Maryland congressman. The bill received...
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‘Atrocious’: 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes...

More than 180 House Democrats joined a nearly united Republican caucus Wednesday night to pass a sweeping $738 billion military spending bill that gives President Donald Trump his long-sought "Space Force," free rein to...
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‘We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!’: Young Climate Activists Storm COP 25 Stage

  Young activists took over and occupied the main stage at the COP 25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain Wednesday and demanded world leaders commit to far more ambitious action to address the ecological emergency. https://twitter.com/FridayForFuture/status/1204693889392754690 "Nobody...

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