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  • Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs

    As reported by AP News on January 24, 2021 By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and what…

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  • Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer

    Roland Escobedo and his puppy, Chubs, wait to get a Thanksgiving meal at a drive-through food distribution center at NRG Stadium in Houston on Nov. 21. (Scott Dalton for The Washington Post) As reported in The Washington Post by Heather Long Dec. 16, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EST The U.S. poverty rate has surged over…

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  • $427bn a year lost to tax abuse by firms and rich individuals, study finds

    The Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory, is responsible for more than $70bn of global tax losses, the report says. Photograph: Irene Corti/Getty Images/iStockPhoto Larry Elliott Economics editor Thu 19 Nov 2020 19.01 EST as Reported in The Guardian Tax abuse by multinational companies and avoidance by rich individuals is costing countries $427bn a year in…

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  • Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

    By Jan Hoffman and Katie Benner Reported by the NY Times on Oct. 21, 2020, 11:05 a.m. ET Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges of defrauding federal health agencies and violating anti-kickback laws, and faces penalties of roughly $8.3 billion, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. The company’s owners, members of…

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  • The Electoral College Is Also a Climate Problem

    As Published in The Atlantic on SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Peter Beinart Professor of journalism at the City University of New York     In a speech yesterday, Joe Biden condemned Donald Trump’s handling of the wildfires devastating the American West and pledged to “put our nation on the road to net-zero emissions by no later than…

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  • Lifting the veil: Why children are still getting married in America

    By Lucy Anna Gray, As published in the The Independent•September 11, 2020   Donna Pollard first met her future husband when she was 14 years old. She was a patient at a Kentucky mental health facility, dealing with the death of her father. He was her 29-year-old health worker. Donna had a difficult childhood and…

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