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Why private health insurers are losing money on the Affordable Care Act

PRINCETON, NJ, Oct. 14, 2016 – The choice of young people to forgo health insurance combined with the high cost of providing care for the sickest Americans are together generating big losses for insurers participating in the Affordable Care Act’s state insurance marketplaces. Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, announced in August […]

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

October 13, 2016 – The upper house of the New South Wales state parliament in Australia is condemning Donald Trump‘s run for president of the United States calling him a “revolting slug” unfit for public office. On Thursday, Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham introduced a motion slamming Trump’s hateful comments about women and minorities, including the […]

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ACLU and Human Rights Watch Report: The Disastrous Toll of Drug Use Criminalization

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 – The massive enforcement of laws criminalizing personal drug use and possession in the United States causes devastating harm, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a joint report released today. Enforcement ruins individual and family lives, discriminates against people of color, and undermines public health. […]

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Landmark Settlement Reins in Rogue Federal Wildlife Killing Program

MISSOULA, MT, Oct. 10, 2016 – A federal court approved a groundbreaking settlement agreement between WildEarth Guardians and the federal wildlife killing program, Wildlife Services, late last week. The settlement comes over a year after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that WildEarth Guardians’ interests are injured by the program’s activities and the organization […]

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The Indigenous Environmental Network responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River

Cannon Ball, ND October 10, 2016 – The U.S. Court of Appeals Sunday night rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline thru traditional unceded Oceti Sakowin treaty lands near the Missouri River. The three-judge panel issued its decision Sunday after hearing oral arguments […]

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Shale gas — not EPA rules — has pushed decline in coal-generated electricity, study confirms

Oct. 7, 2016 – Cheap shale gas produced by fracking has driven the decline in coal production in the United States during the last decade, researchers at the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University have found. Power plants, which use 93 percent of the coal produced nationally, have been operating under the […]

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USA: UN rights expert troubled by allegations that Yahoo complied with surveillance demands

GENEVA (7 October 2016) – Reports that Yahoo complied with US intelligence demands by searching the e-mails of hundreds of millions of customers raise serious human rights concerns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, said today. According to reports, Yahoo customized software to scan all […]

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Pence Wouldn’t Defend The Indefensible

Oct. 5, 2016 – Following last night’s Vice Presidential debate, Hillary for America is releasing a new video spotlighting Mike Pence’s inability (or unwillingness) to defend Donald Trump’s divisive insults and dangerous policies. From Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin as a “strong” leader to his assertion that women should be “punished” for having an abortion […]

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Trump’s organization did business with Iranian bank later linked to terrorism

Oct. 3, 2016 – Donald Trump’s real estate organization rented New York office space from 1998 to 2003 to an Iranian bank that U.S. authorities have linked to terrorist groups and Iran’s nuclear program. Trump inherited Bank Melli, one of Iran’s largest state-controlled banks, as a tenant when he purchased the General Motors Building on […]