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Romanian Anti-Corruption Protests Enter Twelfth Day

Thousands of protesters braved the cold to march in Romania’s main cities on Saturday, angered by government attempts to water down anti-corruption laws. In the capital Bucharest, where a major rally is planned for Sunday, around 3,000 people gathered at

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‘Secret Law Making’ in the European Union at All-time High

New figures indicate that so-called “secret EU law making” in 2016 matched a previous all-time high, with every disagreement between the European Union (EU) Council and the European Parliament settled behind closed doors in private “trilogue” meetings. According to figures obtained from

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10,000 in Romania Anti-Corruption Protest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight. More than 10,000 protesters massed in University Square,

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Did Jerry Brown’s ‘Go-Biz’ Win Orange County for Clinton?

Many states usually squander millions to bribe companies to bring in factories that will employ thousands of blue-collar workers, but California’s ‘Go-Biz’ program will squander a quarter of a billion dollars this year to add just a small number of high-paying, mostly white-collar jobs.

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Kellogg Foundation’s Director of Racial Equity Wanted Castro to ‘Rest in Power’

With the Kellogg Company’s announcement that they pulled their advertising from Breitbart News because Breitbart isn’t “aligned with our values,” many consumers might wonder what those values are. The company’s namesake nonprofit organization, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, offers the best glimpse into the cereal giant’s beliefs; and a look at the writings and social media postings of the foundation’s Director of Racial Equity reveals expressions of sympathy for the murderous communist dictator Fidel Castro and antipathy towards police.