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Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Were Toppled Last Year. What Happened to Them?

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It’s been a long time since I sat in an American history class, but what I remember of my education in Jacksonville, Florida, in the 1980s and ’90s is how much of it was not fact, but myth.
I was taught that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights—a concept that seemed plausibly defensible to a kid—and that “our side” had its own heroes and its own stories worth remembering.

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Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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New York City Loaded Taxi Drivers With Debt. Now They’re on Hunger Strike to Force Real Relief.

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before beginning a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones

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On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials, and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to announce the beginning of a hunger strike.

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New York City Loaded Taxi Drivers With Debt. Now They’re on Hunger Strike to Force Real Relief.

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before beginning a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones

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On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials, and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to announce the beginning of a hunger strike.

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Kyrsten Sinema Didn’t Always Oppose Taxing the Rich

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is attempting to single-handedly block Democrats from paring back Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations to fund their health care, climate, and anti-poverty reconciliation bill — even though she voted against those Trump tax cuts in the House and then campaigned against them during her Senate bid.
Politico reported Wednesday that “Sinema remains opposed to one of the party’s chief goals of raising tax rates on high-income earners and corporations,” adding that this “increasingly appears like a red line” for the senator.

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