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Appeals Court Rejects Trump FCC Attempt to Scrap Media-Ownership Limits

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2019 — On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit delivered a forceful rebuke of the Federal Communications...

Trump Clamps Down on Cubans Seeking Safe Haven and U.S. Citizenship

Washington, D.C. Sept. 23, 2019 – Despite tough talk about the Cuban regime and the harm it continues to inflict on its own citizens,...

National Park Service Warns Border Wall Construction Could Destroy 22 Archaeological Sites

Sept. 23, 2019 - In the Trump administration’s rush to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, 22 archaeological sites could be damaged or...

Govt. Watchdog: US Officials Were Unprepared to Address Children’s Trauma After Family Separation

Sept. 23, 2019 - In summer 2018, the Trump administration attempted to deter asylum-seeking families from coming to the United States by separating children...

Grijalva Blasts Trump Handover of 560 Acres of Protected Public Lands to Army for...

Washington D.C. September 23, 2019 - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement on the news that President Trump’s Department of the Interior...

Report: NLRB’s General Counsel erroneously misclassifies Uber drivers as independent contractors

Sept. 20, 2019 - A new report by EPI Distinguished Fellow Lawrence Mishel and Director of Government Affairs Celine McNicholas critiques a recent National...

Interior Authorizes Transfer of 560 Acres of Public Lands to Military for Border Wall...

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 19, 2019 - The Department of the Interior has authorized a transfer of 560 acres of federal land to the U.S....

Block Law Endangering Sex Workers, Says Human Rights Watch

Washington, DC, September 19, 2019 – Human Rights Watch and four other plaintiffs will present arguments on September 20 against the dismissal of their...

Trump: cost of Guantánamo is “crazy”

Sept. 19, 2019 - President Donald Trump has said the cost of running Guantánamo is "crazy," following a New York Times report that estimated the bill...

House Intelligence Committee Releases Letters from Intelligence Community Inspector General

Washington D.C. Sept. 19, 2019– Today, following a closed briefing, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released letters received from the Intelligence Community...

Over 1,600 Scientists Call for Conservation Funding to Solve the Biodiversity Crisis

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2019 – Today the prestigious journal Science published a letter entitled “Solve the biodiversity crisis with funding,” coauthored by scientists at...

Left-Behind Explosives Will Continue to Kill Afghan Civilians Even After Potential End of U.S.-Led...

Sept. 19, 2019 - In public debates and media coverage of the possibility of an official end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, little...

Immigration Court’s Active Backlog Surpasses One Million

Sept. 18, 2019 - The Immigration Court's active backlog of cases just passed the million case mark. The latest case-by-case court records through the...

CREW: Barr Lacks Impartiality, Must Recuse from Russia Investigation

Washington, Sept. 17, 2019 — Attorney General William Barr must recuse himself from all Department of Justice investigations into the origins of the FBI...

ACLU Comment on DOJ’s Edward Snowden Lawsuit

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2019 — The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden over his new book entitled Permanent Record. The...

New USDA Food Inspection Rule Puts Workers in Danger

Washington, DC, September 17, 2019 – A Trump administration final regulation announced on September 17, 2019 to allow increased slaughter line speeds in hog...

Why Next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit Matters

Sept. 16, 2019 - This story originally appeared in The Nation. It is republished here as part of the Climate News Network’s partnership with...

Democracy Forward Sues For Records on Trump Administration’s Politicization of NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 16, 2019—Today, Democracy Forward filed suit against the Trump administration for refusing to release documents regarding efforts to politicize the National...

AG James’ Statement on Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Filing

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2019 – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement following Purdue Pharma’s announcement to file for...

CPJ, partners to mark anniversary of Khashoggi murder with vigil at D.C. Saudi embassy

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019  -  The Committee to Protect Journalists will join with other press freedom and human rights groups for a candlelight...