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Boy Scouts President Robert Gates Says Ban On Gay Adult Participants 'Cannot Be Sustained''
Society & Culture  (tags: Boy Scouts of America, good news, LGBT rights, adults, legality, ethics, society, family, freedoms, news, humans, law )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive ...
Kansas Has Found the Ultimate Way to Punish the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kansas State Government, Americans, the poor, welfare benefits, cash, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, freedoms, politics, news, government, economy, republicans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Cash is one of the most valuable resources a poor person in the US can possess. Yet legislators in Kansas, not trusting the poor to use their money wisely, have voted to limit how much cash that welfare beneficiaries can receive,effectively reducing ...
Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case
Society & Culture  (tags: Baltimore MD, law, police, society, culture, news, rights, freedoms, crime, death, murder )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore officers on a range of charges after State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby presented her department's investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.
Elizabeth Warren: No Fast Track on Trade Until TPP Is Public TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: TPP, Fast Track, Trade Promotion Authority, Elizabeth Warren, Congress, petition )

Judy
- 1 day ago - my.elizabethwarren.com
This week, Congress is voting on Fast Track: legislation that makes it more difficult for your member of Congress to fix -- or stop -- a bad trade deal.
Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use
Health & Wellness  (tags: Native Americans, heroin, substance abuse, traditional ceremonies, healing, addiction, law enforcement, recovery )

Judy
- 1 day ago - npr.org
The reasons why Native Americans have such high rates of incarceration and substance abuse are complex. A recent FBI report shows the Mexican drug cartels are specifically targeting Indian Country.
3 Top Officers May Face Sanctions for Wasteful Spending in Afghanistan
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Pentagon, wasteful speding, Camp Leatherneck, independent government watchdog, SIGAR, construction )

Judy
- 1 day ago - miamiherald.com
"This is one of the most outrageous, deliberate, and wasteful misuses of taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan we've ever seen," said Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
Chinese Law Firm to Merge With American Firms, Employ Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich
Business  (tags: China, U.S., Dacheng, Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge, law firm merger, largest law firm in world, lobbyists, policy professionals, "government affairs", Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean )

Judy
- 1 day ago - firstlook.org
McKenna Long and Dentons also engage in lobbying, giving Dacheng's clients a new avenue for understanding and influencing the American system.
Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill With Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off
Animals  (tags: U.S., Big Oil, Fossil Fuels, Biodiversity, Pollution, Louisiana )

Judy
- 13 hours ago - commondreams.org
Dolphins in the spill-affected areas 'had some of the most severe lung lesions I have seen,' says scientist.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Shut Down Indian Point Nuclear Plant, Just 30 Miles From New York City!
Environment  (tags: SHUT DOWN INDIAN POINT, NO NUKES, HELL NO WE WON'T GLOW, ANTI-NUKES, NRC, healthconditions, environment, destruction, ecosystems, water, radia-active )

Cal
- 21 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
On May 9, a nuclear power plant's transformer exploded just 30 miles north of mid-town Manhattan. A nuclear official once called the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility "an accident waiting to happen" - and now it has. Will the next one be even bigger, or
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Dangerous Bomb Trains From Destroying Communities
Environment  (tags: healthconditions, politics, safety, oil trains, environment, destruction )

Cal
- 16 hours ago - forcechange.com
Protect innocent citizens by regulating trains carrying flammable materials.
 
 
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