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President Obama signs Monsanto backed GMO labelling bill into law

A piece of legislation strongly opposed by Senator Bernie Sanders, GMO labeling advocates, and consumer advocacy groups that creates a federal labeling standard for foods containing GMOs was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday, despite a petition to the White House regarding GMO labeling that exceeded the 100,000-signature goal set by We The People, the petitioning platform established by the federal government. 

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Ava DuVernay Docu ‘The 13th’ To Open New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival has tapped Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th, which chronicles the history of racial inequality in the U.S. with an in-depth look at the country’s prison system, as the opening-night film for its 54th edition. 

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Federal judge to hear arguments on blocking NC HB2

As legal bills for the governor and legislators defending House Bill 2 climb above $176,000, lawyers arguing for and against the controversial law will step into a federal courtroom on Monday to begin a judicial process of great interest to people outside this state. 

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Russian Warplanes Reportedly Bombed US Base in Syria

Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said.

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Black men join a confederate group and are primed to become proxies of racism

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