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Increased demand for medical services means an increased demand for nurses, too.
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An obscure law makes creates a barrier to public scrutiny and makes it nearly impossible to hold the state’s cops accountable.
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The Green New Deal is a bad idea made worse by its inability to grapple with local land use restrictions.
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The police became involved when three women practiced yoga and sunbathed on the beach without covering up.
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Ron Wyden's marijuana legalization bill imposes federal taxes and regulations that will make it even harder for the cannabis industry to displace the black market.
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Kavanaugh's opinion isn't quite the anti-abortion radicalism many on the left are making it out to be
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Green New Deal uses climate change to justify the same old progressive policies including guaranteed jobs, health care and housing
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Netflix is paying $10 million for a campaign documentary about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Is this a threat to democracy? (No, it's not)
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Predator Documents Child Sex Abuse—and the Lackluster Response—in Indian Communities
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Paloma Heindorff took over at @DefDist after @Radomysisky's arrest. She talks to @reason about her background, the company's legal battles, and why the future of the homemade firearm movement is "beautiful."
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A Houston narcotics officer involved in last week's deadly drug raid is relieved of duty because of "ongoing questions" about the search warrant affidavit, which described drugs and a gun police never found.
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Podcast w @nickgillespie & enbrown. @DHSgov's Blue Campaign pushes the hospitality, airline, and other industries to call the feds if they suspect "human trafficking." The result is a loss of privacy, not the rescuing of victims.
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N.C. mom claims SWAT team "terrorized" her autistic son before police gave her the runaround.
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If Lou's in East Austin thought they could move into their new spot without controversy, they were mistaken.
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Business owners say they will have to cut jobs and raise prices.
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The Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter, the teen who told her boyfriend to kill himself
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A generalistic fast (low TTL) Mastodon instance for USA and Canada.

A no-nonsense, Nazi-free social media. Serving Philadelphia-New York-Toronto-Montrèal areas with fast response and low latency.

Home of the Mastodon Newsbot Service

The following newsbots are running on this instance:

  • NPR / National Public Radio (United States)
  • WHYY / WHYY Philadelphia (an NPR radio station)
  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

Tech Newsbots

Some other newsbots

  • RT - Russia Today, the Russian state news broadcaster (English)
  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)