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Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.
"Here we are in the middle of a climate crisis, and we have investor lawsuits against governments over policies to encourage renewable energy," says Sarah Anderson at a UN preparatory event for the Financing for Development summit.
A few Americans are held hostage by al-Qaeda. The rest of us are held hostage by the U.S. overreliance on military force.
A new law in San Francisco to curb erratic scheduling practices could be the first of many.
Delay and denial are standard operating procedures when it comes to how the government cares for vets.
Ferguson put the U.S.' racial apartheid on the global stage.
The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it's going to take hundreds of billions more.
The gap between rich and poor has grown so vast that even Fed chief Janet Yellen suggests it’s un-American.
Corporations are increasingly using investment and trade agreements — specifically, the investor-state dispute settlement provisions in them — to sue governments.
Together and individually, Kailash Satyarthi and Senator Tom Harkin — from opposite ends of the earth — have helped immeasurably to combat the worst forms of child labor.