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Sessions Doubles Down in the War on Weed
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Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate — but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! Four days after California rang in the New Year as the sixth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana — and more than 21 years after […]

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"Pressure Is Working": Senate Just One GOP Vote Away From Passing Bill to Save Net Neutrality
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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) is flanked by Senators Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) while speaking about a Congressional Review Act resolution that would undo the FCC’s action and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules, on Capitol Hill January 9, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) Your support is crucial […]

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Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck
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Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook. A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite. The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting “USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 […]

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Yemen war: 5,000 children dead or hurt and 400,000 malnourished, UN says
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Unicef says five children a day have been killed or injured since March 2015, with ‘nearly every child in Yemen’ in need of humanitarian aid The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, according to the UN children’s agency.

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North and South Korea to unite under one flag for Olympics
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South Korea announced Wednesday the two rivals will appear side-by-side at the February 9th opening ceremony.

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Iranian oil tanker wreck produces 2 slicks in East China Sea
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An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage, Reuters reports. The large tanker Sanchi sank in the worst oil ship disaster in decades on Sunday, […]

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