Bernie Sanders observes Independence Day weekend by celebrating government dependence

July 4, 2017

It’s difficult to know what to do with Bernie Sanders sometimes. He’s not a Democrat, and yet he has a devoted following among them. He was the featured attraction of the so-called 2017 “unity tour” with new DNC chair Tom Perez and took the opportunity to bash Democrats for their failing policies and inability to win elections. Add to that he’s a democratic socialist who has three houses and was…

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China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

June 30, 2017

Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment. His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn’t treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on…

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Pharmacist linked to fungal meningitis outbreak gets 9 years in prison

June 28, 2017

(CNN)Pharmacist Barry Cadden was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after his facility caused at least 76 deaths in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. In a filing on June 22, the prosecution placed the number of deaths caused by Cadden at 76, making it the deadliest meningitis outbreak in US history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had officially announced 64 deaths, but “they stopped counting a year…

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Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

At the center of the scandal are allegations that sheriffs deputies have for decades planted informants next to targeted inmates in the countys jails and have directed them to fish for incriminating evidence to help secure convictions. While its legal for law enforcement authorities to use informants to help bolster cases, in many Orange County trials, its alleged that the informants questioned inmates who were represented by lawyers, violating their…

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Latimer Grange home ‘humiliated’ blind-deaf dementia patient – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA dementia sufferer was made to sit in a chair soaked with his urine, his daughter says. A deaf-blind dementia sufferer was made to sit in a chair soaked with his own urine by a care home manager, his daughter has claimed. Rhona McKinlay said 84-year-old William was left “utterly humiliated” for hours at the Latimer Grange home with a circle drawn…

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The White Terror Crisis In Portland

June 1, 2017

distributed T-shirtsmurdered an Ethiopian studenthe was here during the Northwest Imperative movement, when white supremacists moved to the Pacific Northwest to , terrorizing cities like Portland. All of that wasnt too long ago in my time, on my calendar, said Shabazz, 66. Portland, he said, shouldnt think of that kind of terror as distant history. Its very much still happening. Amanda Lucier for HuffPost Last Friday, a white supremaciststabbed three…

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

May 17, 2017

Other lawmakers and policy experts gathered at Washingtons Four Seasons Hotel focused on defending the Barack Obama-era status quo against President Donald Trumps onslaught, rather than on proposing ambitious new ideas. In her scathing remarks, Warren portrayed a Washington compromised by the largesse of big corporations and the ultra-rich long before Trump came to power. The former bankruptcy law professor and originator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decried the…

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