Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to...

Proximity to oil and gas sites makes pregnant mothers up to 70 percent more likely to give birth to a baby with congenital heart defects, according to a new study. Led by Dr. Lisa McKenzie...
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Wingnut federal judge rules against people with pre-existing conditions, so have fun with that,...

Reliably wingnutty Judge Richard Leon, of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, has ruled that the Trump administration can break the law, in this case the Affordable Care Act, and expand the sale of...

DHS head says ‘fewer than 1,000’ kids recently separated, like it’s something to be...

During a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday, the acting Department of Homeland Security secretary said that “fewer than 1,000 juveniles have been separated from their parents crossing the border this fiscal year,” like that’s...
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Giving ‘Upper Hand to Corporate Polluters,’ EPA Drops Surprise Inspections

President Donald Trump's EPA is provoking criticism once again, this time over a new "no surprises" policy stopping unannounced visits to power, chemical, and waste facilities. "The Trump @EPA is just chucking aside any flimsy...
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A merit-based immigration system is antithetical to the whole idea of the United States

One point for being well-educated. Two points for being young. Three points for being healthy. Ten points for being rich. The climate crisis is the greatest threat to human civilization, but the greatest threat...
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Ilhan Omar greeted at home state airport with rousing chant

No, not that chant. This one: https://twitter.com/Kokomothegreat/status/1152021243249352704 That feels pretty good, doesn’t it? I needed that. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. #WelcomeHomeIlhan  
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‘A Total Disgrace’: Outrage as Trump EPA Says It Won’t Ban Pesticide Linked to...

In a move environmentalists denounced as yet another case of the Trump administration putting industry profits over public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday that it will not ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide...
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USDA squashed the report farmers needed to plan for the climate crisis, and we’re...

For years, the Agriculture Department worked on a plan to help farmers plan for and cope with the changes that are already affecting them as the climate crisis intensifies. Scientists across 21 agencies came...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar explains true patriotism in the face of Trump’s racist nationalism

At his Wednesday night rally, Donald Trump accused Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar of “hating America” and “saying vile things” about this country. But Omar has repeatedly expressed her love for the United States and...
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Twitter lights up with massive support for Congress’ women of color squad

This week, Donald Trump's tweets made the news again—this time, for attacking what’s become known as “The Squad” of progressive women of color in Congress. His remarks were aimed at Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna...

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