Historic Ruling Against Monsanto Finds Company Acted with “Malice” Against Groundskeeper with Cancer

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California jurors have awarded $289 million in a historic verdict against Monsanto in the case of a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after using its weed killer, Roundup. Brent Wisner was the lead trial counsel for Dewayne Lee Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump’s Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare

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Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran.

Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian Former Guerilla & Leftist Who Mounted Historic Campaign for Presidency

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Right-wing politician Iván Duque has been sworn in as Colombia’s new president. Duque has vowed to roll back key parts of Colombia’s landmark peace deal with FARC rebels. Just before his inauguration, Democracy Now! spoke to Gustavo Petro, who placed second in this year’s presidential race.

Experts: If We Don’t Stop Climate Change, CA Fires “Will Seem Mild In Comparison to What’s Coming”

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The Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California is now the largest wildfire ever recorded in California’s history. It started burning in July—the state’s hottest month on record. Of the 20 largest wildfires in California history, 15 have occurred since 2000.

Do Historic Victories & Tight Races in Primaries Mean Dems Could Retake Senate & House in November?

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Voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a special election in Ohio and primaries in Michigan, Kansas, Missouri and Washington. A special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District remains too close to call, but Republican Troy Balderson has already claimed victory.

Documenting Hate: New Doc Lays Bare the Violent White Supremacy that Exploded in Charlottesville

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This week marks one year since white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in the deadly “Unite the Right” rally to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.

Meet Ahed Tamimi, 17-Year-Old West Bank Activist Jailed for 8 Months for Slapping Israeli Soldier

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Seventeen-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been freed from Israeli prison after eight months behind bars. Tamimi became a hero to Palestinians and people around the world last year after a viral video showed her slapping a heavily armed Israeli soldier near her family’s home. The incident came just after Tamimi learned her cousin had been gravely wounded by an Israeli soldier.

A Slaughter in Silence: How Trump’s “America First” Policy Enabled Ethnic Cleansing in the DRC

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world as a wave of extreme violence sweeps the country. Some 2 million Congolese fled their homes last year, nearly 7 million Congolese are now internally displaced, and another 500,000 have fled to other parts of Africa.