US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

Publisher: Newsweek

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14 Sep 2019

U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11, Report Says

The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 people since the 9/11 attacks of 2001. The final count revealed, "The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post 9/11 war veterans."
The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 people...
8 Jun 2019

More Americans were shot to death by March 6 this year than died on D-Day

On Thursday, Americans remembered those killed on D-Day, 75 years back. Some 2,501 Americans gave their lives that day, according to historic estimates. Another 1,913 soldiers from other Allied countries also died, bringing the total death toll from the immediate invasion to 4,414. It took until late April before the number of people killed by guns in the United States in 2019 topped that number, according to data collected by the Gun Violence Archive.
On Thursday, Americans remembered those killed on D-Day, 75 years back. Some 2,501 Americans gave their lives that day,...

Publisher: NYTimes

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23 May 2019

Tornadoes Rake Missouri, Leaving a Trail of Death and Debris

Climate change is increasingly linked to many forms of extreme weather. One analysis of extreme weather data found that human-caused climate change was a “significant driver” of 21 out of 27 extreme weather events, including droughts, floods and heat waves.
Climate change is increasingly linked to many forms of extreme weather. One analysis of extreme weather data found that...
21 Nov 2018

America Needs to Reckon With the Death Toll of Post-9/11 Wars

Brown University’s Costs of War Project this month released a new estimate of the total death toll from the U.S. wars in three countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The numbers, while conservatively estimated, are staggering. Brown’s researchers estimate that at least 480,000 people have been directly killed by violence over the course of these conflicts, more than 244,000 of them civilians
Brown University’s Costs of War Project this month released a new estimate of the total death toll from the U.S. wars...

Publisher: Washington Post

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3 Aug 2017

Police chiefs are often forced to put officers fired for misconduct back on the streets

Since 2006, the nation’s largest police departments have fired at least 1,881 officers for misconduct that betrayed the public’s trust, from cheating on overtime to unjustified shootings. But The Washington Post has found that departments have been forced to reinstate more than 450 officers after appeals required by union contracts
Since 2006, the nation’s largest police departments have fired at least 1,881 officers for misconduct that betrayed...
31 Jan 2017

Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.

The War on Terror framework continues to savage the world's poorest civilians. Drone strikes are causing more and more Yemenis to hate America and join radical militants . . . Unfortunately, liberal voices in the United States are largely ignoring, if not condoning, civilian deaths and extrajudicial killings in Yemen.
The War on Terror framework continues to savage the world's poorest civilians. Drone strikes are causing more and more...

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