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Top U.S. & World News for April 12, 2016 (Democracy Now!)

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! reports the Top U.S. & World News for April 12, 2016. The stories covered include…

  • 400+ Democracy Spring protesters against Big Money in politics and corporate lobbying were arrested in Washington D.C.
  • U.S. presidential candidates
    • Hillary Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders on gun control
    • Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on fracking
    • Donald Trump says the delegate system is rigged
  • U.N. Refugee Agency condemns use of tear gas by Macedonia police against refugees
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits Israel launched dozens of strikes in Syria
  • Brazilian Congressional Committee voted to recommend impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff
  • Peru faces a presidential runoff between two right-wing candidates
  • Activists from across the Americas, The Caravann for Peace, Life & Justice, converged on Mexico City to call for an end to the U.S.-backed war on drugs
  • In Canada, a small First Nation community declared a State of Emergency after 11 people attempted suicide in a single day
  • Goldman Sachs to pay $5.1 billion to settle State and Federal probes into its sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities
  • Musician Bryan Adams acancelled a concert in Biloxi, Mississippi to protest the state’s new anti-LGBT law
  • In Chicago, aldermen approved $6.5 million to settle lawsuits involving police custody and the deaths of two African American men
  • A white police officer in South Carolina was sentenced to three years of probation, avoiding any prison time, for killing an African American motorist in his own driveway

Top U.S. & World News for April 12, 2016 (Democracy Now!) was originally published on Aware & Fair


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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