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Saturday, May 6, 2017

GOP Attack on Obamacare Could Elect Dem. Majority | Police Killings of Black Americans Continue in Trump Era | Big Pharma Profiting Off Suffering of Horses

AlterNet Newsletter

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - May 6, 2017

This Problem Isn't Going Away: Heartless Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Americans Continue Into the Trump Era

By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson, AlterNet

The statistics on law enforcement bias against black people are startling. READ MORE»


Why the GOP's Vote to Repeal Obamacare Could Send a Democratic Majority to Washington in 2018

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Determination aside, Democrats will need double-digit victory margins. READ MORE»


There's a Lot of Worry That Trump Is a Dangerous Authoritarian—Could It Be That We Barely Have a President at All?

By David Klion, AlterNet

Trump is our weakest president in decades, and he's creating a vacuum in the White House.  READ MORE»


Scientific Study Reminds Us of the Deep Truth About One-Night Stands

By Erin Coulehan, Salon

New research shows that, yeah, long-term relationships offer better sex than casual hookups—but you knew that. READ MORE»


NY Times Lets a Charter School Propagandist Distort the Facts on Its Op-Ed Page

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

"Alternative facts" are muddling the charter school debate. READ MORE»


Here's How Web Service Cloudflare Helps Serve up Hate on the Internet That Fuels Real-Life Killings

By Ken Schwencke, ProPublica

Cloudflare, a prominent San Francisco outfit, provides services to neo-Nazi sites like The Daily Stormer, including giving them personal information on people who complain about their content. READ MORE»


Trump Army Secretary Pick: Universal Health Care Robs Churches of Opportunities to Bring People to Jesus

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Mark Green proposes a prayer-based health care system.  READ MORE»


Trump's Disastrous Decision to Ruin America's Prize National Monuments

By Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect

Ryan Zinke and Donald Trump go after the lands set aside to preserve America's natural heritage—even though they've already started to provide economic benefits. READ MORE»


Convicted for Laughing at Jeff Sessions? It Would Be Funny If It Weren't So Serious—This Is an Attack on Protest Itself

By Tighe Barry, AlterNet

Trump and the Justice Department are using the courts to keep the protest movement silent. READ MORE»


How Big Pharma Is Making Huge Profits From Torturing and Killing Horses

By Hannah Lownsbrough, AlterNet

Recent investigations have revealed inhumane practices that have shocked even experienced animal welfare experts. READ MORE»


Republican Senator Demonstrates the Impact of Jimmy Kimmel's Appeal to Protect Those with Pre-Existing Conditions

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

The late-night host's heartfelt message appears to have left an impression on Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy. READ MORE»


Flint Water Crisis: More Than 8,000 Residents at Risk of Losing Homes After Refusing to Pay for Poisoned Water

By Clark Mindock, The Independent UK

"I don't want to pay for this poison... It's made us sick." READ MORE»


Democrats Are Pulling Out All the Stops to Protect the Arctic From Trump

By Kristen Miller, Alaska Wilderness League

No other president has ever attempted to dismantle another president's permanent action to protect U.S. oceans. READ MORE»


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