10,000 Striking John Deere Workers Demand “Equitable” Pay & Benefits as Company Sees Record Profits

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. As we continue our look at the strike wave in the United States, we turn to the strike underway by more than 10,000 John Deere workers at 14 plants, including …
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Family Searching for Migrant Father Who Went Missing in Texas Desert as Border Deaths Hit Record

Armando Alejo Hernández went missing in the desert after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in May of 2021, but not before sending several last audio messages to his eldest son describing the difficult terrain and asking for help. “He wasn’t feeling so good, and he was out of water and food,” says Hernández’s 17-year-old son Derek. …
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GCSE top grades reach record high after exams cancelled for second year

Support us and go ad-free The proportion of GCSE entries awarded top grades has surged to an all-time high after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19. Hundreds of thousands of youngsters have been given results determined by their teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been …
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Coronavirus case rates at record high in one in six local areas of England

Support us and go ad-free Around one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK. The list includes almost all local authority areas in north-east England, close to a half in south-west …
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Western States Face Record Heat & Historic Drought, But GOP Rejects Green Infrastructure Funding

As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over an infrastructure bill that Democrats say needs to include major new funding to address the climate crisis, much of the U.S. is experiencing record heat, with many western states seeing record temperatures, drought and water shortages. “The climate crisis is here now,” says climate and energy researcher …
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After Record Deportations, Biden Grants 100K Haitians Chance for Temporary Protected Status

The Biden administration is granting more than 100,000 Haitians in the United States the chance to gain temporary protected status, or TPS, which includes work permits and protection from deportation while Haiti suffers a political crisis. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse continues to refuse calls to step down, even as human rights groups report he has …
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England’s NHS waiting list reaches record high

The number of people in England waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to a new record high. A total of 4.95 million people were waiting to start NHS hospital treatment at the end of March – the highest number since records began in August 2007. Data from NHS England also showed that the number …
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New COVID-19 Variant, Linked to India’s Record Wave of Infections & Deaths, Now Seen in 19 Countries

As India faces 1 million new COVID-19 infections every three days, we look at how more infectious variants have been linked to a spread in cases. The so-called India variant has now been detected in at least 19 countries. “This virus behaves differently now, in that it’s much more infectious,” says Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an …
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Jeremy Scahill: Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Record Shows Evolution of U.S. Empire Since Vietnam War

An investigation into President Joe Biden’s foreign policy record reveals “the history of the evolution of the American empire, from the Vietnam War to the present,” says Jeremy Scahill, award-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept, which recently published a project titled “Empire Politician” that examines Biden’s stances on war and militarism. Scahill says Joe …
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“Empire Politician”: Joe Biden’s Half-Century Record on Foreign Policy, War, Militarism & the CIA

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: President Biden is addressing a joint session of Congress tonight for the first time. It comes on the eve of his 100th day in the White House. Biden is expected to unveil his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan to expand …
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