Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New study shows a correlation between air pollution and diabetes, despite the fact that EPA deems the levels 'safe,' News outlets indirectly paid Melania Trump up to $1 million for images under contract that demanded 'positive' coverage and more.

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New study shows a correlation between air pollution and diabetes, despite the fact that EPA deems the levels ‘safe’

Despite the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) levels deemed safe, a new study confirmed a correlation between outdoor air pollution and diabetes, which kills millions of people globally.

New York D.A. files addition sex-crime charges against Harvey Weinstein

Initially facing two charges of rape and one charge of criminal sexual act in the first degree, disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein was recently indicted with additional sexual assault charges against a third woman. Could Weinstein face the rest of his life in prison?

News outlets indirectly paid Melania Trump up to $1 million for images under contract that demanded ‘positive’ coverage

You read that right. Melania Trump signed a deal with Getty Images that stated photos of her could only be used for positive news coverage.

Many news outlets have subscriptions with Getty Images through which they regularly download photos for online and broadcast news stories. It looks like Melania does care quite a bit about how the media portrays her.

Federal judge orders administration to end arbitrary detention of asylum seekers

A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ruled that the government may not arbitrarily detain people seeking asylum.

The ruling comes in a case challenging the administration’s policy of detaining people even after they have passed a credible fear interview and await a hearing on their asylum claim.

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