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District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

FORT WORTH, TX, Aug. 22, 2016 - A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public...

New Report: Internet Voting Threatens Ballot Secrecy

Aug. 22, 2016 - Casting a secret ballot in the upcoming election might not be so secret or secure depending on where – and...

A review of key states with Voter ID laws found no voter impersonation

Aug. 22, 2016 - This report is part of a project on voting rights in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to...

Environment America launches nationwide effort to protect Grand Canyon from toxic mining

PHOENIX, AZ, Sept. 21, 2016 - As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, Environment America announced a nationwide campaign calling on...

Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 20, 2016 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal...

After the NSA hack: Cybersecurity in an even more vulnerable world

August 19, 2016 - It is looking increasingly likely that computer hackers have in fact successfully attacked what had been the pinnacle of cybersecurity...

Additional area of active Zika transmission identified in Miami Beach

August 19, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally...

2017 NBA All-Star Game Moved to New Orleans Due to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ HB2...

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2016 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

Justice Department Tells Bureau of Prisons to Phase Out Private Prisons

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 — The Department of Justice announced today that it is ordering the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to begin phasing...

Scientific American Takes A Stand Against Trump’s “Lack Of Respect For Science”

Aug. 18, 2016 - In a rare move, Scientific American’s editorial board has taken a stand against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “antiscience” views,...

DOJ Announcement Places Little Known Immigrant Incarceration in Spotlight, Should Prompt Further Action from...

August 18, 2016 - The announcement today by the Department of Justice that it will not renew private prison contracts due to the disproportionate...

Court Orders Release of Graphic Photos of Arizona Border Patrol Detention Facilities and Damning...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2016 — Today, groups made public damning evidence, including expert testimony and video stills illustrating the deplorable and unconstitutional conditions...

Sierra Club: Federal Mining Office Must Create Strong Protections Against Self-Bonded Coal Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 16 2016- The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced today that it will begin the rulemaking process to...

Green Companies Outperform Dirty Energy Companies 3 to 1, Report Finds

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 15, 2016 - As You Sow and Corporate Knights today released the inaugural version of the Carbon Clean 200TM (Clean200TM), a...

President Obama’s Weekly Address: One of the most urgent challenges of our time is...

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 13, 2016 - In this week's address, President Obama discussed the progress we have made to combat global climate change. During...

Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief

KIEV, Ukraine — On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kiev is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump’s campaign...

Candidates’ Stances on Human Rights: Questionnaire for Presidential Nominees

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 - Candidates for the presidency of the United States should detail their positions on protecting human rights in the US...

Expired Permits, Poor Monitoring Undermine Rules for Toxic Water Pollution from Coal Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 11, 2016 - New federal regulations to reduce toxic water pollution from coal-fired power plants will be undermined by power plants...

Justice Department Finds a Pattern of Civil Rights Violations by the Baltimore Police Department

Aug. 11, 2016 - The Justice Department announced that it found reasonable cause to believe that the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) engages in...

National Parks Should Not Be Billboards for Corporate Advertising

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 11, 2016– More than 200,000 people have signed petitions telling the National Park Service (NPS) that national parks should not be...