David Cohen

Drexel University

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Yesterday, President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions.

With newly signed law, family planning clinics could lose federal funds

Yesterday, President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Donald Trump’s presidential win is expected to become official    Monday   . That’s when members of the electoral college cast their votes for the president-elect.

Should Democrats fight the election of Trump?

Donald Trump’s presidential win is expected to become official Monday . That’s when members of the electoral college cast their votes for the president-elect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lawmakers in Ohio have passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment a heartbeat is detected. Governor John Kasich hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it.

What abortion policies may look like in the Trump era

Lawmakers in Ohio have passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment a heartbeat is detected. Governor John Kasich hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced sweeping raids at food processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday.

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The death of the nation’s longest serving federal judge is a reminder about our lack of effective judicial oversight.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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The Trump administration tried to bury a report showing that it's water use plans for California would decimate a unique species of salmon.

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Rock musician Cody Marks and her band have been playing at California prisons for more than a decade as part of the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors, which offers music workshops as a form…

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Most people don't think California was a slave state, but its presence on the West Coast predates the arrival of enslaved Africans in 1619.

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For some young Latinos, the deadly attack in El Paso hit especially hard, because there’s already a lot of trauma to deal with.

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Laverne Cox has earned her third Emmy nomination for her role as sassy hairdresser and inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

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