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Your Water Could Be Worse Than Flint's: America's Shameful National Public Health Crisis
Environment  (tags: water, resources, infrastructure, health, contamination, pollution )

- 28 days ago -
Dozens of major public water utilities get their water from rivers containing discharges from sewage treatment plants.
Charter Schools Have a 'Discipline' Problem
Society & Culture  (tags: education, students, children, charter schools, privatization, racism )

- 28 days ago -
We should be deeply troubled by these statistics at any public school, charter or not.
Sale of F-15E Fighter Jets to Qatar Should Not Go Forward Until Qatar Cracks Down on Financing of Al Qaeda in Syria
World  (tags: Middle East, human rights, arms sales, petitions )

- 31 days ago -
The Obama administration is weighing whether to sell dozens of advanced U.S. fighter jets to Qatar, a country that has been publicly rebuked by the U.S. Treasury Department for failing to take decisive action against Qataris who are providing funds to...
The FDA Just Removed One Of Anti-Abortion Lawmakers' Favorite Talking Points
Health & Wellness  (tags: abortion, anti-choice, drugs, pills, laws, FDA, mifepristone )

- 31 days ago -
Thanks to a policy change from the Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday, it may get harder for anti-choice lawmakers to rely on unscientific information to restrict womenâEUR(TM)s access to the abortion pill.
Texas Abortion Laws Prevented This Woman From Inducing Labor for Her Dying Fetus
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, abortion, reproductive rights, anti-choice, Texas )

- 29 days ago -
After being informed 20 weeks into her pregnancy that due to complications the fetus had no chance of survival, Texas woman Taylor Mahaffey, 23, was forced to wait for it to die in the womb because of to a state law that prevented her from aborting it.
Founder of 'Pay for Pray' Website Ordered to Repay $7.8 Million
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, hypocrisy, greed )

- 28 days ago -
An American man who charged $35 (£24) for prayers through a Christian Prayer Center website has been ordered by Washington state's Attorney General to repay $7.8 million in fees.
An Eerie Early Warning of Trump's Authoritarianism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, presidential candidates, elections, campaigns, experiments )

- 28 days ago -
How a 1960s high school experiment predicted the rise of the Donald and his army of followers.
Tell Your Legislators: Support One Fair Wage for All Workers
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, pay, income, workers, petitions )

- 37 days ago -
The separate, lower wage for tipped workers has been stuck at the federal level at $2.13/hour since 1991. We work hard to earn profits for our restaurants, so we deserve a fair paycheck for our labor, with tips on top of that.
This Waitress' Response to a $0 Tip Is Pretty Damn Powerful
Society & Culture  (tags: workers, wages, tipping, cheapskates, meanness, poverty, restaurants, Colorado )

- 32 days ago -
A photo of a receipt taken by a waitress in Colorado is going viral for sending a powerful message about the struggles of low-wage workers. After receiving a $0 tip on a $187.43 bill, Taylar Cordova posted an impassioned Facebook response.
Merle Haggard, An American Country Music Legend, Dead at 79
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Country Singer, USA )

- 24 days ago -
American country music legend Merle Haggard has died of pneumonia on his 79th birthday, his manager confirmed.
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