Under Water: The EPAs Struggle to Combat Pollution

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Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) - by Naveena Sadasivam

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution - repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect. Efforts in Congress to clarify the EPA's powers have been defeated. And two Supreme Court decisions have done little to decide the question.

Most recently, in April, the EPA itself declar...MORE

 

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Error: You Have No Payments from Pharma

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United States (ProPublica) - by Charles Ornstein

The federal government has a word for physicians who don't have financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: "Error."

This week, the government began allowing doctors to lo...MORE

 
TX Border Patrol detains, releases undocumented, Pulitzer-winning journalist

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McAllen, TX, United States (4E) - Undocumented immigrant and Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained by Texas Border Patrol agents at the McAllen/Miller International Airport for eight hours before he could board ...MORE

 
U.S. starts deporting illegal immigrants, bill on fast immigration hearing filed

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Artesia, NM, United States (4E) - Forty Honduran adults and children who recently crossed the Texas border were deported on Monday as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started sending home some 82,000 illegal immigrants from C...MORE

 
Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion to address child immigrant crisis

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Washington, DC, United States (4E) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to provide $3.7 billion in emergency funding to tackle the influx of child immigrants in border crossings.

The letter to Congress requestin...MORE

 

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Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

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Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) - by Hanqing Chen

Many sites (including ProPublica) track user behavior using a variety of invisible third-party softwar...MORE

Mountainous Backlog Stalls Medi-Cal Expansion in California

Sacramento, CA, United States (KaiserHealth) - A massive backlog of Medi-Cal applications is well into its third month, and California officials have provided little information about how and whe...MORE

Pentagon Finally Decides to Dig Up Remains of Long Lost Soldier

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Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) - by Megan McCloskey

After years of refusing to act, the U.S. military has reversed course and has decided to disinter t...MORE

High Court rules IL private home care workers exempt from paying union dues

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Washington, DC, United States (4E) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Illinois' in-home care workers paid by the state are ...MORE