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October 31 2014

From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 12:39:36

Homelessness dropped 2 percent compared to last year, but there are still 578,424 people without housing on a given night.

The post Homelessness Is Falling -- But Not Fast Enough appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 12:36:14

A Senate majority would give the GOP lots of small avenues to undercut climate policy, and one big potential lever of President Obama's veto pen.

The post What A Republican-Controlled Senate Would Mean For The Climate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 12:18:05

Senate candidates are in the spotlight this election, but voters across the country will also be deciding on 146 ballot initiatives.

The post 10 Issues Voters Will Be Deciding On Election Day, From Minimum Wage Bumps To Marijuana Legalization appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 12:00:47

Fred Upton, the Republican Congressman from Michigan and chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is in danger of losing his seat to a climate-supporting professor.

The post The Most Satisfying Congressional Upset Of The Year Could Be All About Climate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:56:34

The humanitarian group says governors' policies are having a "chilling effect" on their volunteers.

The post Doctors Without Borders: Mandatory Quarantines Are Already Hurting The Fight Against Ebola appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:50:17

A voter purge is attempting to make the electorate a lot whiter. There must be another Election Day coming up.

The post The Enormous, Secretive Effort To Purge Thousands Of Minorities From 27 States' Voter Rolls appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:45:21

Washington political consultant Richard Berman had some candid advice for a group of energy company executives in June, advice that was secretly recorded.

The post Lobbyist Richard Berman To Oil And Gas Executives: Treat PR Campaigns As An 'Endless War' appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:14:33

"Today's survey demonstrates that the State Education Department (SED) has failed to enforce its own guidelines regarding immigrant student enrollment, despite being aware of the problems for years," the NYCLU press release read.

The post How New York Schools Are Deterring Immigrants From Enrollment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:09:41

A little less than three weeks ago, over 180 Iowa scientists sent a clear message to their state's leaders: climate change is here, is impacting Iowans and needs to be taken seriously.

The post How Iowa Scientists Are Fighting To Get Climate Change On The Political Radar appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Oct 31 2014, 10:24:50

The Southern Baptist Convention's change in tone (if not theology) on LGBT issues is due in large part to the leadership of Russell Moore.

The post Inside The Southern Baptists' New, Media-Savvy Approach To Homosexuality appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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