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Federal Appeals Judge Removed from Case After Dispute Over Climate Change Seminar Courts
Federal Appeals Judge Removed from Case After Dispute Over Climate Change Seminar
2019-08-20 19:02:46
by Tom Ramstack

A Washington, D.C. federal appeals court judge was removed from an upcoming high-profile environmental case last week after a dispute with a second judge over what was supposed to be a harmless invitation. It started with a simple advisory email... Read More

Voting

South Carolina Moves to New Voting System Voting
South Carolina Moves to New Voting System
2019-08-20 18:56:44
by Dan McCue

South Carolina will implement a $52 million upgrade of its voting system this fall, deploying a paper-based voting system in time for a special legislative election on Oct. 1 and municipal elections scheduled four weeks later. Until now, South Carolina... Read More

Immigration

New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule Immigration
New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule
2019-08-20 18:48:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New York State, Connecticut, Vermont and the City of New York sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its new Public Charge Rule, which aims to deny green cards and visas to immigrants that use or have used government... Read More

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Human Smugglers Face a Dry Spell With Mexico’s Crackdown on Central American Migration Guatemala
Human Smugglers Face a Dry Spell With Mexico’s Crackdown on Central American Migration
2019-08-20 18:47:11
by Home

AGUACATAN, Guatemala — These are lean times for Hugo and others in his time-honored profession. He hasn’t worked regularly in weeks and is back in college studying accounting, which he took up after ditching criminal science as unsuitable considering his... Read More

Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids Marijuana
Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids
2019-08-20 18:43:41
by Home

DENVER — A car accident 17 years ago shattered Ashley Weber’s spine and left her confined to a wheelchair. After the accident, she said, she was prescribed strong opioids, developed an addiction to them and spent her days in a... Read More

Nearly Three-Out-Of-Four Economists Believe US Will Be In Recession by 2021, Survey Finds Economy
Nearly Three-Out-Of-Four Economists Believe US Will Be In Recession by 2021, Survey Finds
2019-08-20 18:41:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seventy-four percent of U.S. business economists participating in a new survey believe the United States will slip into a recession by the end of 2021, despite the White House's insistence that the "fundamentals" of the economy remain strong.... Read More

Rural America Has a Maternal Mortality Problem. Midwives Might Help Solve It Health
Rural America Has a Maternal Mortality Problem. Midwives Might Help Solve It
2019-08-20 18:34:53
by Home

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — The sun is setting just as midwife Sheryl Shafer wraps up a long Thursday on the road visiting families in west Tennessee and Kentucky. She knows the patient on her last stop, a 21-year-old Amish woman in... Read More

Top CDC Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint Employment
Top CDC Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint
2019-08-20 12:48:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Dr. George Luber, one of the federal government's top experts on the health impacts of climate change is seeking whistleblower protection due to retaliation he claims he's faced since speaking out against the Trump administration's efforts to end... Read More

Majority Of Large Employers Have Concerns About 'Medicare For All' Proposals, Survey Finds Opinion Polls
Majority Of Large Employers Have Concerns About 'Medicare For All' Proposals, Survey Finds
2019-08-20 12:43:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of large employers believe the Medicare for all proposals being touted by some White House aspirants would lower the number of uninsured in the United States, but at a cost of higher taxes and a decline... Read More

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