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Daily Archives: August 17, 2014

Wall Street, Tobacco Companies In Finance Deal That Risks Bankrupting State and Local Governments

In the 1940s, Gallup found that 43 percent of Americans smoked at least one cigarette per week. In 2008, that number dropped to 21 percent. According to the CDC, the number of American smokers is now 18.1 percent, and like … Read More

Just Days After Ezell Ford’s Death, Another Mentally Ill Person Shot Dead by Police

Today in Los Angeles, a rally is being held to protest the death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford. Witnesses report that the young man was on the ground and unarmed when police opened fire in LA on Monday night. They also … Read More

Fact Sheet: Everything You Need to Know About Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Corruption Indictment

An Austin grand jury has indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry for abusing his powers by threatening to veto millions in funding for the state’s public integrity unit, which was run by a state prosecutor investigating corruption that Perry tried to … Read More