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Millions 4 Prisoners March: Abolish 'legalized' slavery.

I am one of the leading voices of prisoners throughout the United States who are calling for the amending of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a total and final abolition of slavery in Amerika. An organization located here in the USA, Raleigh, North Carolina, to be exact, is educating, organizing and ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

Planned Parenthood investigator claims victory in Washington State appeal.

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2017 / 03:49 pm .- Lawyers for Planned Parenthood investigator David Daleiden claimed a victory on Wednesday as the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court sent back a lower court's ruling against him. “The Court of Appeals, by reversing this decision and remanding this case back to District Court, has ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

New petition calls for pro-life support against nuclear warfare.

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2017 / 08:01 pm .- As political tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, one pro-life group began a petition urging nuclear disarmament around the world. Rehumanize International is asking pro-life advocates to join them in the fight against nuclear arms by signing a letter ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

White House visit? No thanks, says NBA's Durant.

Pro basketball star Kevin Durant grew up near Washington, D.C., but he's in no rush to visit the White House if he and his teammates on the NBA champion Golden State Warriors get invited.

- FOX News - US

Tesla responds to D.C. businessman's complaints.

Tesla has responded to comments made in a Tuesday guest blog on the Automotive News website by Washington, D.C., businessman Alain Cohen.

- Automotive News - US

Nancy Pelosi calls for immediate removal of Confederate statues from Washington, D.C.

Nancy Pelosi has challenged Republicans in Congress to put action behind their words and remove Confederate statues from the capitol building. The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible. If Republicans are serious about rejected white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats ...

- Daily Kos - US

Curbing climate change: Why it's so hard to act in time.

March for Science, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2017. Shutterstock.comThis summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting and its contribution to Greenland's accelerating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential ...

- The Conversation - UK

On sidelines of trade talks, businesses tout NAFTA's benefits.

By Ginger Gibson and Anthony Esposito WASHINGTON - Steps away from this week's NAFTA trade negotiations, business unified in hopes of sending a singular message: do no harm. Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico convened behind closed doors at a Washington, D.C. hotel in an effort to strike a new North ...

- Sify - IN

Trump Admin Removes Under-Utilized White House Capital Bikeshare Station.

The Trump administration removed an under-utilized Capital Bikeshare station within the White House security perimeter this week, according to a spokesperson for the District of Columbia's transportation department.

- Breitbart - US

In wake of Charlottesville violence, WNBA teams unite for national anthem protest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. , Four days after one civilian was murdered and two police officers died during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one day after the President of the United States vehemently defended the rally in a combative press conference, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks ...

- ThinkProgress - US

A defense of Trump’s unforgivable statements on Charlottesville may be airing on your local news.

Former aide to President Donald Trump and current administration media shill Boris Epshteyn is now using local television news spots across the country to back Trump in his disgraceful “both sides” treatment of violent neo-Nazism and white supremacy in Charlottesville, VA. Epshteyn is the chief political analyst ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Everything we know about Elon Musk's ambitious Hyperloop plan

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in April launched his newest venture, The Boring Company. The Boring Company is exploring ways to cut tunneling costs. In July, Musk said the Boring Company received "verbal government approval" to dig a tunnel connecting New York and Washington DC. The tunnel would ...

- Business Insider - US

New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivity

Washington DC Aug 14, 2017 Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small amounts of energy for a number of applications. The new device allows for the collection of ...

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Disruptioneering: Streamlining the Process of Scientific Discovery

Washington DC Aug 14, 2017 DARPA's Defense Sciences Office has announced the first programs under its new Disruptioneering effort, which pushes for faster identification and exploration of bold and risky ideas with the goal of accelerating scientific discovery. Under the new concept, DSO program managers intend to develop ...

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New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight

Washington DC Aug 17, 2017 Hall thrusters are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is accelerated by an electric field which strips electrons from neutral xenon atoms, creating a plasma. Plasma ...

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Robert Lighthizer's aggressive opening stance on NAFTA

For the record, the U.S. trade representative's statement as NAFTA renegotiations get underway in Washington, D.C. The post Robert Lighthizer's aggressive opening stance on NAFTA appeared first on

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Free Alabama Movement and its Queen Team salute SF Bay View on eve of Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March

On the weekend of Aug. 19, 2017, a historic event, the Millions for Prisoners March will take place in Washington, D.C., to bring awareness to a constitutional injustice and a banquet to honor and celebrate 41 years of service of the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. In the midst of this fight for freedom, it is an honor to ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

In wake of Charlottesville violence, WNBA teams unite for national anthem protest

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Four days after one civilian was murdered and two police officers died during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one day after the President of the United States vehemently defended the rally in a combative press conference, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Soil microbes persist through National Mall facelift

It's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study changes in the soil microbiome underneath.

- ScienceDaily - US

Snubbed Federal Reserve nominee a warning as Trump struggles to fill key posts

NEW YORK - Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal ...

- Reuters - US

Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed

Washington DC Aug 16, 2017 New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The results of experiments to show how zinc relates to sulphur under the conditions present at the time of the formation of the Earth more than 4 billion years ago, indicate that there is a ...

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'What do we do when DACA is under attack? Fight back': Immigrant youth and allies lead day of action

Undocumented youth and allies in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, D.C., and across the nation rallied in defense of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status , two immigration programs that protect over 1,000,000 immigrants from deportation—and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Lincoln Memorial defaced amid US race tensions

Graffiti appearing to read "f*ck law" is spray-painted on the Washington DC memorial to former president Abraham Lincoln, days after violence broke out in Charlottesville over another Civil War-era monument.

- ABC News - AU

US State Department recognizes ISIS genocide in religious freedom report

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2017 / 04:57 pm .- Religious freedom advocates were heartened by the State Department recognizing in its annual religious freedom report released Tuesday the genocide of Christians by the Islamic State. “As we make progress in defeating ISIS and denying them their caliphate, their terrorist ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Georgia commissioner: Tariffs would bring solar panel industry to 'standstill'

Lauren "Bubba" McDonald testified in Washington, D.C. Tuesday on a petition filed by Norcross, Ga.-based Suniva Inc.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Court rejects Sierra Club challenges of DOE’s Freeport LNG findings

A federal appeals court in Washington rejected the Sierra Club’s contention that US Department of Energy authorizations for the Freeport, Tex., liquefied natural gas project’s plans to export LNG inadequately considered environmental consequences. Oil and gas groups immediately welcomed the US Appeals Court for ...

- OGJ - US

Federal Judge Sees 'Shadow Regulatory Process' Under Trump's 'Two-for-One' Executive Order

Federal Judge Sees 'Shadow Regulatory Process' Under Trump's 'Two-for-One' Executive OrderBy Diane Carman | Monday, August 14, 2017 Earthjustice attorney Patti Goldman is one of the lawyers fighting Trump's 'two-for-one' executive order. Genna Martin/Earthjustice Lawyers representing environmental interests, workers, and ...

- Earthjustice - US

Republican lawmakers fret that firing Bannon will 'crush' the GOP's white supremacist wing

As everyone from Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch to White House flash-in-the-pan Anthony Scaramucci to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi calls on Donald Trump to fire chief strategist and white supremacist/alt-right booster Steve Bannon, the GOP's House crazies are offering a different take, writes the New York Times. Mr. ...

- Daily Kos - US

Don confirms October visit to US for PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will visit Washington DC in October to discuss trade and security issues, including a meeting with the US president, Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai said yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Lincoln Memorial vandalised with profanity in Washington DC

The memorial to the US Civil War leader was discovered damaged early on Tuesday morning.

- BBC - UK

Neo-Nazi chased from community pool after arguing with lifeguards and calling one a 'n*gger'

While white nationalists and neo-Nazis were marching and battling with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, a lone neo-Nazi wandered into an aquatic center near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and was tossed out after cursing and confronting the lifeguards According to...

- The Raw Story - US

Israeli defense chiefs heading to Washington for talks on Syria

TEL AVIV , A delegation of Israeli defense officials will reportedly visit Washington, D.C., later this week to discuss Israel's security needs concerning Syria and Lebanon with their American counterparts. The talks will not address President Donald Trump's nascent push for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, a senior ...

- JTA - US

Mayim Bialik calls out March for Racial Justice over Yom Kippur date

, Jewish actress Mayim Bialik called out the March for Racial Justice for taking place on Yom Kippur. In a Facebook post Sunday, Bialik complained that the timing of the march against white supremacy, scheduled for Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C., excludes Jews, who traditionally spend Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, fasting ...

- JTA - US

Trump Retweets Alt-Right 'Pizzagate' Promoter After Condemning Hate Groups

A few hours after he delivered a statement condemning hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, President Donald Trump retweeted a post by Jack Posobiec, an alt-right linked activist who promoted the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. Posobiec promoted the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which ...

- TPM News - US

Trump's trade posturing against China is very confused

Officially, President Trump is in the middle of a 17-day "working vacation." But according to a White House announcement, Trump temporarily dropped the "vacation" part on Monday and returned to Washington, D.C. The pressing issue that tore the president away from his New Jersey golf club? Taking a largely symbolic jab at ...

- The Week - US

Bishops across US condemn racism after white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Washington D.C., Aug 14, 2017 / 10:59 am .- With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced racism and racist ideologies. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

The history of the Assumption – and why it's a Holy Day of Obligation

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2017 / 12:01 am .- Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

US Catholics to mark 50 years since Navy chaplain's heroic death

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2017 / 12:03 am .- A Mass and a documentary premiere are among the events marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno, the decorated Navy chaplain who was killed seeking to provide the sacraments to ambushed Marines in the Vietnam War. Archbishop Timothy ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Carl Bernstein: 'Crisis' for Journalism in Dealing With 'Morally' Unfit President

Veteran Washington Post journalist Carl Bernstein on Monday offered a self-important warning, insisting that journalists face a “crisis” as they deal with the “morally” unfit President. Appearing on CNN to talk about Donald Trump’s reaction to the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, ...

- NewsBusters - US

Teledyne Brown Engineering and Oakman Aerospace, Inc. to partner on MUSES Platform

Washington DC Aug 14, 2017 centered on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing which was launched on June 3, 2017 and is currently operating aboard the International Space Station . This platform was developed as part of a cooperative agreement with Teledyne Brown Engineering and NASA and will provide opportunities for ...

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Anti-Trump website host rings “alarm bells” over U.S. demand for 1.3 million visitor IP addresses

A website used to organize inauguration protests on January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. is now the target of a request for data by the U.S. government that is unusual—and, says one legal analyst, 'chilling.' After pursuing legal action against about 200 protesters and attempting to extract data from 100 locked ...

- Fast Company - US

Paul Ryan's Republican Challenger Says He Believes In 'Pizzagate' Conspiracy

MADISON, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican challenger says he believes an unfounded right-wing online conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate.” Paul Nehlen voiced his opinion during an online question-and-answer session with voters earlier this month on Reddit. He was asked, “What are your ...

- TPM News - US

Working parent looking for daycare? Don't move to New York

The Empire State comes in at No. 45 out of all states and the District of Columbia for having the fewest childcare centers per capita. That’s according to WalletHub’s latest survey on the best and worst states to have a baby. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states and D.C. across four key ...

- Fast Company - US

WATCH: Cities hold vigils for Charlottesville as more details emerge

Thousands of people marched on streets, from Seattle to Washington, D.C., as officials learn more about James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old accused of driving a car into demonstrators and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia.

- ABC News - US

Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank building

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, on Saturday. According to a complaint, Varnell had initially planned to bomb the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., in a manner similar to the 1995 explosion at a federal building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. "This ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Note: What Trump hasn't said about white nationalists speaks louder than words

Trump returns to Washington, D.C., to sign a memorandum.

- ABC News - US

The Note: Trump's silence on white nationalism is deafening

rump returns to Washington, D.C., to sign a memorandum.

- ABC News - US

She got arrested protesting Trumpcare: Interview with disability rights activist Judith Heumann

Judy Heumann was arrested on Tuesday, July 25. The official charge was crowding, obstructing or incommoding.' This charge is a violation of the District of Columbia Code § 22-1307. It falls under Chapter 13, Disturbances of the Public Peace. What's so interesting about this particular arrest? Well, it occurred in the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

Washington D.C., Aug 12, 2017 / 03:46 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. “The abhorrent acts of hatred on display in Charlottesville are an attack on the unity of our ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Police Identify Driver of Car that Rammed into Charlottesville Crowd

Updated WASHINGTON, D.C. ,  The driver of a vehicle that slammed into a crowd of counter-protesters to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has been identified as James Alex Fields, Jr., a 20-year-old resident of Ohio. Police charged Fields with one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious ...

- Variety - US