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Climate change-fueled US wildfires take toll on those who fight them

Geyserville, Calif. Nov. 12, 2019 – Firefighter Joe Stewart steered his pickup truck through the redwood trees, pointing out charred remains of homes, barns and hunting cabins amid the blackened tree trunks and ashen soil of the latest wildfire. With worsening waves of fires ravaging northern California, the loss of just hundreds of homes has […]

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Portland fashion firm sells its take on first lady’s controversial jacket with an “I really care, don’t you?” jacket

NEW YORK, June 23, 2018 –  A U.S. clothing company is taking a sartorial swipe at first lady Melania Trump, selling jackets saying “I really care, don’t you?” in response to the “I really don’t care” jacket she wore to visit migrant children separated from their parents. All proceeds from the jackets, selling for $98, […]

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U.S. immigration crackdown undermines fight to end human trafficking – expert

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 –  Tougher anti-immigration policies in the United States under President Donald Trump make fighting human trafficking impossible, a top expert warned on Tuesday, describing the lack of political will to help victims as a “dirty little secret”. Fear of being deported stops people in the United States from speaking up about […]