At least 5 dead in mass shooting at US newspaper
At least five people have been shot dead at The Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland. The number of wounded is currently unknown. The shooter was a white male in his 30s and is believed to have had some interaction with an executive at the newspaper previously.
SEC charges former Equifax manager with insider trading
Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu has been charged with insider trading after discovering last year’s massive data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 148 million people.
#WomenDisobey: Thousands descend on Capitol Hill to demand end of cruel child, family detention
The Women’s March is holding a major act of civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. on Thursday ahead of actions planned across the country this weekend. The actions will protest the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
This sea of women & accomplices gathering with @womensmarch to fight for freedom for all gives me hope @lsarsour #AbolishICE #EndFamilyDetention #WomenDisobey pic.twitter.com/JIXrHyYMku
— Macky Alston (@MackyAlston) June 28, 2018
TOMORROW: #WomenDisobey because @ICEgov has got to go, because migration is not a crime, and because we won’t sit back while this administration puts people behind bars for seeking refuge and a better life. #AbolishICE #EndFamilyDetention https://t.co/5EQ5CUIr2u
— Women's March (@womensmarch) June 28, 2018
U.S. allows Nestlé to keep piping water from drought-ridden Southern California
Despite the fact that California has suffered from a years-long drought, The U.S. Forest Service has again offered Nestlé a new permit to take millions of gallons of water for the San Bernardino National Forest.
The terms of the permit say that Nestlé can take water when “when there is water available consistent with the forest’s Land Management Plan.”
DNC votes to roll back power of superdelegates in ‘major step’ toward making Democratic Party more democratic
The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Rules and Bylaws arm voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to drastically curtail the influence of superdelegates by barring them from voting on the first ballot of the presidential nomination. This could be the first step to curbing corruption in the party and giving some power back to the people.
With Kennedy retiring, right-wing Koch Brothers ready millions to buy next Supreme Court seat
Once Kennedy’s departure was made public, a spokesperson for the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) told NPR about plans to spend “seven figures” to support a forthcoming nominee.
Koch network ready to spend a million dollars plus on SCOTUS nominee:
"We're prepared to commit seven-figures to support a nominee in the mold of Gorsuch – someone who will interpret the law as written and not legislate from the bench."
-Americans for Prosperity Spox
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) June 27, 2018
Trump’s War on Migrants Lands Toddlers in Court to Plead Their Cases Alone
Children as young as three-years-old are being forced to face judges in deportation hearings without their parents present, confirming that controversy has not hindered the U.S. immigrant enforcement regime.
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