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Western Advocacy Group Expresses Disappointment in Not Guilty Verdicts for Militants

PORTLAND, OR, Oct. 28, 2016 - WildEarth Guardians expressed disappointment with today’s not guilty verdict for Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five other militants...

Antigovernment Leaders Behind Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupation Acquitted

Oct. 27, 2016 - The leaders who organized an occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last January –– an effort they...

Strong FCC Broadband Privacy Rules a Win for Consumers

Oct. 27, 2016 - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to extend crucial privacy protections to broadband users. The new rule empowers consumers to...

U.S. Cities Go to the Source to Protect Drinking Water

October 27, 2016 - In 2002, a catastrophic wildfire that burned 138,000 acres of forest made Denver’s drinking water supply run black with ash and soil....

Donald Trump Super PAC Illegally Soliciting Money from Chinese National to Influence U.S. Elections

Oct. 27, 2016 - The Campaign Legal Center today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission based on an undercover investigation conducted by...

US abstains for first time in annual UN vote on ending embargo against Cuba

Oct. 27, 2016 - In a near unanimous action, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution underlining the need to end to the...

As Election Nears, Voters Divided Over Democracy and ‘Respect’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2016) – As the presidential campaign enters its final days, opinions about American democracy and the candidates’ respect for democratic...

U.S. Will Fail to Hit Paris Climate Commitments Unless Policymakers Get Beyond ‘Magical Thinking’...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2016 - With the Paris climate agreement coming into force next week, U.S. policymakers will need to get beyond the magical...

White Supremacist Activity on Internet Spikes When Trump Talks Anti-Immigration

Oct. 27 2016 - The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has coincided with a large spike in white supremacist activity on...

Texas ignores concerns over mandatory burial/ cremation of embryonic and fetal tissue from abortions...

Oct. 27, 2016 - The Center for Reproductive Rights today denounced the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for ignoring thousands of public...

Women’s wages could be 69 percent higher if the gender wage gap and overall...

Oct. 26, 2016 - In 2015, the typical woman was paid 83 cents for every dollar earned by her male counterparts on an hourly...

Treating people like pollution: Homelessness and environmental justice

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, Oct. 26, 2016 - In cities where homeless persons are viewed as an "environmental contaminant"--a form of pollution, efforts to purge...

Bitter political climate in House chills some scientific pursuits

Oct. 26, 2016 - The House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee has been operating in lockstep with the combative political climate this...

Clinton’s coalition of young supporters as large as Obama’s in 2012

Oct. 25, 2016 - A new GenForward survey released today reveals that support for Hillary Clinton among young white adults has increased in the...

UN expert group urges USA to abolish the mandatory detention of migrants

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2016 – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today called on the Government of the United States of America...

Refugees and terrorism: “No evidence of risk” – New report by UN expert on...

NEW YORK (24 October 2016) – “Overly-restrictive migration policies introduced because of terrorism concerns are not justified and may in fact be damaging to...

Lawsuit to Bare Full Range of EPA Radiation Rollback

Washington, DC October 24, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is illegally withholding the specific effects of its pending plan to dramatically hike...

Allowing guns on college campuses unlikely to reduce mass shootings

October 24, 2016 - Policies allowing civilians to bring guns on college campuses are unlikely to reduce mass shootings on campus and are likely...

Final presidential debate is a tactical victory for Clinton

October 20, 2016 - Donald Trump entered Wednesday night’s presidential debate with his campaign in crisis mode. As sexual assault allegations and an endless...

3 Men Arrested in Plot to Bomb Kansas Apartment Complex, Mosque Following Presidential Election

Oct. 18, 2016 - Three members of a southwest Kansas militia dubbed the "Crusaders” were arrested Friday on charges stemming from a plot to attack a...