Lori Wallach and Michael Hudson Debate Trump’s Plan to Impose Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

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“Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” That’s the message President Trump tweeted on Friday, sending shockwaves across the globe and sparking fear of impending economic volatility. On Thursday, world stock markets tumbled after Trump announced he plans to impose new tariffs.

“The Oscars Are Still So White”: While Awards Project Diversity, Most Winners Remain White Men

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The 90th Academy Awards were held Sunday night, where the vast majority of the awards went to white men, despite years of activism demanding increased racial and gender diversity in Hollywood. The awards show came on the heels of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Mother of Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner: My Daughter Wasn’t Read Her Miranda Rights

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On Tuesday, former U.S. intelligence contractor Reality Leigh Winner appeared in court. Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who has pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked a top-secret document to The Intercept about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

A Message to Trump: Fund Background Checks and Public Health Research on Guns—Don’t Arm Teachers

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Two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead, President Trump appears to have broken with the NRA and his Republican colleagues. At a televised White House meeting on Wednesday, Trump urged lawmakers to pass comprehensive gun control measures.

Cruel & Unconstitutional: ACLU Denounces SCOTUS Ruling Approving Indefinite Immigrant Detention

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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal authorities can continue to indefinitely detain some immigrants and asylum seekers without a bond hearing. The 5-3 ruling overturned the rulings of two lower courts that found immigrants facing prolonged detention must be given a custody hearing.

Modern-Day Redlining: Banks Face Probes for Refusing Home Loans for People of Color

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A shocking new investigation by Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting has uncovered evidence that African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans, even at rates far higher than their white counterparts, across the country.

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

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In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people.

Masha Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farm’s Inflammatory Posts Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump?

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The Justice Department recently indicted 13 Russians and three companies in connection with efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. The indicted are accused of orchestrating an online propaganda effort to undermine the U.S. election system.

“The Time to Act Is Now”: Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control

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“The time to act is now.” That’s the message of survivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida. On Wednesday, the nation witnessed grieving students, parents and teachers powerfully confront the president and lawmakers over gun control in pointed — and often tense — televised exchanges.

“Orgies While People Are Dying”: How Charity Oxfam Allowed Sex Abuse in Ailing Countries Like Haiti

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Oxfam has been hit with dozens more misconduct allegations in the days since The Times of London revealed Oxfam tried to cover up sex crimes by senior aid workers in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. On Tuesday, Oxfam’s leadership was questioned by British lawmakers.

Mueller Probe Heats Up: 13 Russians Indicted, Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Focus on Kushner Grows

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There have been significant developments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump administration. CNN is reporting Mueller is now investigating Jared Kushner and his attempts to secure financing for his family’s business while working on the president’s transition team.

WATCH: Parkland High School Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez’s Powerful Speech Demanding Gun Control

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In Broward County, Florida, survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have launched an unprecedented youth-led movement to demand gun control. At a rally on Saturday, survivors demanded politicians stop accepting money from the National Rifle Association.