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Appeals Court Allows Wikimedia Challenge to NSA Internet Surveillance to Go Forward

RICHMOND, VA, May 23, 2017 -  A federal appeals court today unanimously reversed a part of a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging...

Democrats Introduce Bill to Require President and VP to Fully Divest Personal Financial Conflicts...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - Today, Democratic members of Congress introduced the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 in the United States Senate...

Pine-Richland School District in PA Argues Transgender Students Do Not Have Equal Rights

PITTSBURGH, PA, Nov. 15, 2016 - A suburban Pittsburgh school district today asked a federal district court judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by...

Statistician calls for audit to address presidential election hacking fears

Nov. 22, 2016 - With the Electoral College set on Dec. 19 to cement the results of Donald Trump’s presidential win, UC Berkeley statistician...

Feinstein Supports White House Refusal to Veto UN Resolution

Washington December 23, 2016 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to the White House’s refusal to veto the...

Study Gives Doctors Guidance on ‘Reproductive Coercion’ by Men

EAST LANSING, MI, Oct. 11, 2016 - New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their...

It’s Official: Donald Trump Is a ‘Revolting Slug, Unfit for Public Office,’ Says NSW...

October 13, 2016 - The upper house of the New South Wales state parliament in Australia is condemning Donald Trump's run for president of...

Flint’s Lead Pipes Will Be Replaced Under Settlement in Federal Safe Drinking Water Case

March 28, 2017 - Residents of Flint, Michigan will finally get their lead pipes replaced as the result of a settlement agreement approved by...

Hate Crimes Are Up – But the Government Isn’t Keeping Good Track of Them

Nov. 15, 2016, 2:36 p.m. - In 2015, the authorities in California documented 837 hate-crime incidents, charting a surge in offenses motivated by religious...

EPA Should Keep Oversight of Florida Drinking Water

Tallahassee, FL August 24, 2016 - Florida’s recent track record gives ample reason why federal oversight is still needed to ensure safe drinking water...

Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunize public against ‘fake news’ on climate change

Jan. 24, 2017 - New research finds that misinformation on climate change can psychologically cancel out the influence of accurate statements. However, if legitimate...

US Congress Should Reject Trump Anti-Immigrant Funding, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2017 -  The United States Congress should reject President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2017 supplemental funding request for a dramatic...

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2017 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the...

Dawn of Dangerous New Era in U.S, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 20, 2017 - Donald Trump takes office today having vowed to enact policies that would threaten rights at home and abroad...

Trump National Monument Revocations Would Be Monumental Mess

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 5, 2016 - Congress has traditionally played a large role in the creation, abolition and conversion of national monuments but recent...

Trump Administration Withdraws From North Carolina HB 2 Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C.  April 14, 2017— The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today condemned the decision by the...

Rachel Maddow Report: Lobbyists boast of manipulating Trump (VIDEO)

Dec. 6, 2016 - Rachel Maddow reports on conflicts of interest within the Donald Trump administration, and on Bob Dole's lobbying firm taking credit...

Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state

Nov. 23, 2016 - Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election this month – in particular, his winning a clear majority of the...

Reporters barred from U.S. press secretary briefing

NEW YORK, February 24, 2017—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision today to bar nine news outlets from an informal briefing...

Love Wins in Louisiana: Court rules that LA may not deny immigrants the right...

NEW ORLEANS, March 22, 2017 — A federal district court ruled today that the state law preventing a Louisiana man from marrying is likely...