Hurricane Harvey Day 3: Live

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Houston metro area and other deluged towns in southeastern Texas braced for devastating floods and pummeling rainfall on Sunday. The second fatality in the storm occurred in the Houston area when a woman drove her vehicle into high water, police said. The first fatality was reported in the coastal city of Rockport, where the victim died…

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How Conservatives Manipulated the Mainstream Media to Give Us President Trump

August 22, 2017 by Eric Alterman This post first appeared on Two rules journalists live by: Keep things simple and straightforward and be fair to “both sides.” The first rule has always been with us, and it has many salutary aspects, but as journalism has evolved it has come to serve different purposes&helli

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‘The help never lasts’: why has Mexico’s education revolution failed?

Education was meant to be president Enrique Peña Nieto’s flagship policy. Yet salaries are still being paid to ‘ghost teachers’ who never enter a classroom, while children lack the tools – and sometimes even the food – they need to learn

Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she’s homeless: ‘It’s economic slavery’

Fran Marion and Bridget Hughes are leading voices in Stand Up Kansas City, part of the Fight for $15 movement that aims raise the minimum wage across the US

The truth about cat and dog food

Those little paws leave a big environmental footprint. Meow? Pexels It’s enough to make an animal-loving eco-warrior cringe. A new study that calculates the carbon footprint of cats and dogs brings troubling news for pet owners. It turns out the environmental impact of our four-legged friends is considerable, and not in a good way. “I like…

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Marine Scientists Fear For Right Whales After Unprecedented Deaths

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The death of the 13 North Atlantic right whales in the past few months has raised concern over the future of the endangered species, only around 500 of which exist in the world. The latest death was reported from about 160 miles east of Cape Cod by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday…

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