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Video: 4-year-old Girl narrowly escapes gunfire at barbershop

The girl was sitting in a barbershop in Chandler, Arizona, when bullets flew in through a nearby window.
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Is this the America that we want? Next time that could be your child. Or you can demand that the politicians in Washington stand up to the NRA.
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Seth Meyers Tears Into Bill O’Reilly and His Biggest Defender, Donald Trump

Seth Meyers Tears Into Bill O’Reilly and His Biggest Defender, Donald Trump | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Seth Meyers Tears Into Bill O’Reilly and His Biggest Defender, Donald Trump
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Why is the Media Obsessed with Russian Electoral Interference and Ignoring the Corruption Exposed by Wikileaks?

Why is the Media Obsessed with Russian Electoral Interference and Ignoring the Corruption Exposed by Wikileaks? | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
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Protester dies in Paraguay clashes after Congress re-election vote

Protester dies in Paraguay clashes after Congress re-election vote | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it

A protester was killed in Paraguay and two top government officials were fired after violent clashes overnight sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.

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Supporting Free Trade Deals Isn't Progressive

Supporting Free Trade Deals Isn't Progressive | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Progressives who vow to do things differently, and then decide to push the Washington consensus on trade agreements, cause the very disillusionment exploited by the Trumps and the Le Pens of the world.

For as much as a government wishes to enact progressive policies, trade agreements -- such as the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- curtail their abilities to redistribute income and legislate for the common interest. These deals are vectors of inequality.

Putting the word "progressive" in front of a trade deal -- without substantial changes in the way they are negotiated, enforced, and worded, may assuage the guilt of those who are strong-armed into supporting them, but doesn't actually make them so. It's just false advertising.
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2 dozen reported arrested in Moscow protest attempts

2 dozen reported arrested in Moscow protest attempts | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it

Police in Moscow have detained about two dozen people at unauthorized rallies in the capital, a week after anti-government protests broke out across Russia. The police presence was notably heavy in central Moscow on Sunday. Pedestrian access to Red Square was only through metal detectors and police blocked off Pushkin Square, traditionally a gathering point for demonstrations.

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White House Shake-Up Rumors Are Getting Louder

White House Shake-Up Rumors Are Getting Louder | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Change may be in the air in the West Wing as Trump’s staff struggles to figure out what went wrong.
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WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber-tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations

WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber-tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
The material includes the secret source code of an “obfuscation” technique used by the CIA so its malware can evade detection by antivirus systems.
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Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone

Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut’s judiciary committee approved a new drone regulation bill that, if passed, would make it the first state in the union to let cops use deadly drones later this year.
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Donald Trump's America is criminalising peaceful protests, UN experts warn

Donald Trump's America is criminalising peaceful protests, UN experts warn | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Bills which criminalise the right to peacefully protest are being introduced by politicians in a number of US states, United Nations (UN) experts have warned.   More than 16 states have introduced draft legislation aimed at restricting the rights to assembly since May 2015, according to the organisation's Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly, Maina Kiai and David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the protection of the right to freedom of expression. 
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President Trump Must Pay $25 Million to Settle Trump University Lawsuits

President Trump Must Pay $25 Million to Settle Trump University Lawsuits | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
A judge as approved a deal for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his Trump University.
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Election By The Numbers Proves Hillary Was The Problem

The 2016 election was the result of extremely poor turnout compared to the 2012 election, so so much so that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump receive
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Trump showered the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats with praise in Imus interviews

Trump showered the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats with praise in Imus interviews | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
In several appearances on Don Imus's radio program reviewed by CNN's KFile, Donald Trump praised Hillary Clinton as a "really terrific woman," said Nancy Pelosi was going to do "terrific" as speaker of the House, and offered kind words for Bill...
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Hackers post code in Trump protest: 'Don't forget about your base'

Hackers post code in Trump protest: 'Don't forget about your base' | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it

An individual or group known for leaking complete computer code for apparently authentic, stolen NSA hacking tools released a new batch of computer code Saturday.

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Why so many Americans hate their jobs

Why so many Americans hate their jobs | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of workers are disengaged to varying degrees, and it's not because their pay is too low
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Third Senate Democrat announces support for Gorsuch

Third Senate Democrat announces support for Gorsuch | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Sen. Joe Donnelly announced Sunday that he will support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
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Former Congressman, associate indicted for fraud scheme

Former Congressman, associate indicted for fraud scheme | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Former U.S. Representative Stephen E. Stockman, 60, of Clear Lake, and the former director of special projects in Stockman's congressional office, Jason Posey, 46, formerly of the Houston area, were charged in a 28-count superseding indictment with mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), making excessive campaign contributions and money laundering.

Stockman is also charged with filing a false tax return that concealed his receipt and personal use of the fraudulent proceeds, while Posey is charged with falsifying an affidavit in order to obstruct an FEC investigation. Thomas Dodd, a former special assistant in Stockman's congressional office, pleaded guilty to his involvement in the scheme on March 20, 2017.
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SD protest possible for Keystone XL pipeline

SD protest possible for Keystone XL pipeline | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it

If TransCanada tries to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline through South Dakota, the company will first have to go through John Harter.

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The Political Walls Are Closing In On Donald Trump

The Political Walls Are Closing In On Donald Trump | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Already, Republicans are talking about getting their court nominee through and then jettisoning the president.
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New favourite Wall St. way to swap secrets is against the rules

New favourite Wall St. way to swap secrets is against the rules | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Read more about New favourite way to swap secrets is against the rules on Business Standard. Legally dubious information is increasingly being trafficked over new private lines of Wall Street
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How About Keeping Bridges from Collapsing before Building Walls

How About Keeping Bridges from Collapsing before Building Walls | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
The infrastructure in America is collapsing. But instead Trump wants to first build a wall of hate.
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Video shows LA deputy ignoring shooting call

Video shows LA deputy ignoring shooting call | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
An LA County Sheriff's Deputy was caught on camera ignoring a shooting alert.
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It took a whistleblower to expose this. How many more are like him?
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DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime

DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
The Drug Enforcement Administration seized more than $4 billion in cash from people suspected of drug activity over the last decade, but $3.2 billion of those seizures were never connected to any c…

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Hillary calls Huma 'one of my staffers' and blasts FBI for inquiry

Hillary calls Huma 'one of my staffers' and blasts FBI for inquiry | The 99 Percenters | Scoop.it
Democratic blasted the FBI and brought up the bureau's probe into emails of longtime aide Huma Abedin – but dismissed the idea she did anything wrong while minimizing the close role of her staffer.
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