Saturday, November 21, 2015

Weekly Digest: An interview with the President, the October heat, refugees and more

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Madeleine Albright: ISIS Wants Us to Think Refugees Are the Enemy
Time // Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

We have always been a generous nation, and we have in place a rigorous process for refugee resettlement that balances our generosity with our need for security. It works, and it should not be stopped or paused.

Record-crushing October keeps Earth on track for hottest year in 2015
The Washington Post // Jason Samenow

The toasty October put another exclamation mark on a year that has essentially locked up the title of warmest on record.

RELEASE: Gun Owners Overwhelmingly Support Background Checks, See NRA as Out of Touch, New Poll Finds
Center for American Progress // Benton Strong

A new national Public Policy Polling survey of gun owners finds overwhelming support for background checks and a higher likelihood of supporting political candidates who move them forward

EPA Intends Tougher Downwind Air-Pollution Rule in 23 States
Associated Press // Matthew Daly

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.

Thousands of Texas Women Are Trying to Perform Home Abortions, Study Finds
Time // Tara John

A study has found that more than 100,000 women have tried to end their pregnancies without medical assistance since a Texas law aimed at restricting abortions was passed in 2013.

Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview
GQ // Bill Simmons

The leader of the free world sits down with the free agent of the year--HBO's Bill Simmons--to discuss the Obama era and beyond. The exclusive White House Q&A.

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