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Atlanta’s mayor stops city from housing ICE detainees

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Refusing to participate in the zero tolerance policy, Atlanta’s mayor says “no” to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, while encouraging other cities to follow.

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Silenced in the city: New Orleans residents want more accountability, and to be heard

Residents in New Orleans still navigate the difficult terrain of rebuilding and fair treatment years after levees failed.

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The People versus POTUS: Public outrage grows against family separation policies in immigration detention cases

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As more information on the treatment of undocumented immigrant children in detention centers emerge, nationwide opposition towards the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy increases.

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Power to Privacy: EU data regulation updates privacy control of users around the world

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New privacy rules give users of apps and online services more agency to control how their data can be used, or if it can be used at all.

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FDA Finally Implements Affordable Care Act Calorie Count Mandates

After eight years of red tape, the FDA finally implements a food labeling regulation.

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Kamala Harris backs Booker’s restorative justice legislation legalizing marijuana

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“By passing this act, it will prevent the United States Department of Justice coming into our states and enforcing laws that we have decided are unjust and unfair,” said Kamala Harris.

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Ireland set to vote on historic abortion referendum

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In one of the most conservative European countries on reproductive rights, Ireland will vote on a woman’s right to choose.

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Watch: Artist explores complications of gentrification in spoken word poem

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Gentrification.

It’s one of the most polarizing social constructs within the American political and economic system.

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Chinese social media platform Weibo bans then un-bans LGBT content

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Last Friday, Chinese social media company, Sina Weibo, announced that it would be completing a three-month cleanup of its online platform targeting violent and sexually graphic content.

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US Administration considers plan to drug test some food stamp recipients

A plan under review by Donald Trump’s administration would allow states to require a percentage of food stamp recipients to undergo mandatory drug testing, the Associated Press reported.

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