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New York prisons ban care packages containing food

The prison-industrial complex has many ways of turning the incarceration of human beings into a profitable business model. In New York state, new regulations targeting…

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Democrats need to give “some good ideas” on ensuring abortion rights: Becerra

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that Democrats criticizing the Biden administration’s strategy to ensure abortion…

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Axios Finish Line: Making friends

This originally appeared in Axios Finish Line, our evening newsletter focusing on life lessons, leadership, and health and fitness. Sign up here. In America, we…

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Florida training program: “Misconception” that founders wanted separation of church and state

A new civics training program for public school teachers in Florida says it is a “misconception” that “the founders desired strict separation of church and…

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Flawed oxygen readings may be behind Covid-19’s toll on people of color

Doctors have sometimes failed to diagnose serious cases of Covid-19 among people of color — and the Food and Drug Administration acknowledges one reason may…

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Even with Beijing’s backing, Hong Kong’s new leader faces big challenges

Hong Kong gets a new leader on Friday with strong backing from Beijing, but faces challenges with a sluggish economy that remains closed to the…

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Travel nightmare looms over July 4th weekend

Independence Day weekend is expected to be the second busiest for travel since 2000, with flight delays, cancelations and staffing woes. Why it matters: It’s…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Hemingway’s Shadow

The writer Mark Kurlansky, by a series of coincidences, spent his life as a journalist and author in the shadow of Ernest Hemingway, starting with…

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Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’

Coalition government consults health experts, economists and growers in race to clear legal hurdles within two years Germany is mulling over the consequences of soon…

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Next-gen blood tests to detect cancer and other diseases come with questions

The ability to interrogate DNA, proteins and other material in the bloodstream for information about cancers, infectious disease and other conditions is rapidly advancing. Why…

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The economic trend that could hurt Democrats most in the midterms

Data: FactSet, Bureau of Economic Analysis; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios A key indicator of the financial health of Americans has declined steadily for the last 14…

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The Supreme Court Just Rolled Democracy Back. You Can Measure How Much.

The Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade will have immense consequences for the lives and healthcare of Americans. But if you’ve…

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Uber details thousands of sexual assault reports during pandemic

Thousands of U.S. Uber drivers and riders reported being sexually assaulted over a two-year period, according to a safety report Uber released on Thursday — its…

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Indigenous tribes push back on calls to open abortion clinics on federal lands

Representatives for some Indigenous tribes tell Axios they have no plans to set up abortion clinics on their lands and would take offense at any…

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Supreme Court ruling is a body blow to climate efforts

The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA may not be the worst outcome environmental advocates feared, but it is a major blow…

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US Supreme Court drops carbon bomb on the planet, guts EPA regulatory authority

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on June 30, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. UPDATE: The US…

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Fewer than one in five U.S. Latinos keeps guns in their homes, Axios-Ipsos Latino poll finds

Fewer than one in five U.S. Latinos keeps guns in their homes, and an even smaller share has used them to hunt or fire them…

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SCOTUS allows Biden to end “Remain in Mexico” policy

The U.S. Supreme Court will allow President Biden to finally end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, according to a Thursday ruling. Why it matters:…

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U.S. Orders Omicron-Specific Covid-19 Vaccine Shipment for Big Fall Push

The U.S. federal government has reached a deal to pay pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German-based partner BioNTech a t0tal of $3.2 billion for 105…

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Tiger at Ohio zoo dies after contracting Covid

A tiger at an Ohio zoo has died after developing pneumonia caused by Covid-19, the zoo announced Wednesday. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/14-year-old-tiger-columbus-ohio-zoo-dies-contracting-covid-rcna36066 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Biden to meet with governors on abortion rights

After President Biden leaves Europe, the White House will announce he’ll meet Friday with governors whose states moved swiftly to protect women’s access to abortion…

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Threat of criminal charges changes health plans’ abortion considerations

Major brands like Starbucks, Tesla, and Amazon have doubled down on promises to continue abortion coverage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning…

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