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Native American Activist Rex Henry "Found" Dead In Philadelphia, Mississippi Jail Cell

Native American Activist Rex Henry "Found" Dead In Philadelphia, Mississippi Jail Cell
Rexdale Wayne Henry, a Mississippi Choctaw Native American activist, was arrested on July 9 for failing to pay an old traffic fine. He was found dead in his Philadelphia, Mississippi jail cell on July 14. What happened?
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Op-Ed: Young Workers & Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Apprenticeship Crucial

Op-Ed: Young Workers & Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Apprenticeship  Crucial
In The Daytona Daily News, professor Rick Sheridan touts apprenticeship programs arguing that they offer a vital alternative to college for those seeking a middle class lifestyle. Sheridan notes that while the average college student will graduate with $30,000 in debt, the average apprentice will earn solid wages while learning a craft debt-free. Globally, America is lagging in the apprenticeship department with respect to young people
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#AllLivesMatter: A Parable of Sorts

#AllLivesMatter: A Parable of Sorts
As the fire trucks screamed down the road heading toward the burning house, she ran out to the curb hoping to flag down at least one. . .
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Environmental Group Launches Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over Pipeline Safety Planning

Environmental Group Launches Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over Pipeline Safety Planning
One of the country's largest environmental groups has accused the federal government of failing to follow pipeline safety planning laws, alleging that for more than two decades the Department of Transportation (DOT) has illegally allowed companies to operate oil pipelines that cross waterways without adequate preparation for spills and other disasters. The National Wildlife Federation, which filed a notice of its intent to sue on Tuesday, accused the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), part of the DOT, of failing to properly enforce the Oil Pollution Act, enacted by Congress in the wake of the Exxon Valdez spill.
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Moving & Shaking: Oklahoma Earthquake Crisis Needs Stronger Response

Moving & Shaking: Oklahoma Earthquake Crisis Needs Stronger Response
When will the shaking and rattling finally wake people up to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in populated areas? Do people here feel so beaten down by the prevailing political power structure and the oil and gas industry they will actually allow their homes to be damaged and possibly even destroyed to line the pockets of millionaire energy executives? Will they even risk the safety of their children?
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Cynthia Davis Clarifies the Fraudulent Point of Same-Sex Marriage

Cynthia Davis Clarifies the Fraudulent Point of Same-Sex Marriage
Remember former state representative Cynthia Davis? Slightly nutty and seriously dim denizen of the lands on the far right shores of dominionist Christian extremism? Now that she no longer has no longer legislative outlet, she shares her very special political views by means of an internet talk show.
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Did Obama Administration Downplay Malaysia Slavery To Grease Trade Deal?

Did Obama Administration Downplay Malaysia Slavery To Grease Trade Deal?
Cheap labor is the whole point of our corporate-rigged, NAFTA-style trade agreements. Companies get to move jobs, factories, even entire industries out of the U.S. to countries where people are exploited, the environment is not protected and “costs” like human safety are kept low. But even so … tolerating slavery? Flat-out slavery? Really? Unfortunately, it looks like that’s what is happening with fast-track trade promotion authority, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Obama administration.
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Denver Painters Fight Toxic Labor Practices

Denver Painters Fight Toxic Labor Practices
In February, commercial painter Juan Deras asked his boss Betty Henry at Craftsman Painting and Decorators Inc. for a respirator mask to protect him from the toxic chemicals he worked with daily. She refused. He complained about the company’s health and safety standards, and she fired him.
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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent
The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. But internal documents newly obtained by ProPublica and NPR call into question whether the Red Cross itself has an accurate accounting of how money was spent.
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Is Public Education in Alabama Poised on the Brink of Disaster?

Is Public Education in Alabama Poised on the Brink of Disaster?
Hyperbole? Not really. Let's take a look at recent events and the GOP supermajority's plan to "fix" the state budget crisis during the special session set to reconvene the first week of August.
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