Saturday, September 3, 2016

Digest: Clemency, welcoming refugees, how life got better, and more

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Economic Opportunity

Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama, Gallup poll finds

The Gallup numbers suggest that for many Americans, fewer things today need fixing than they did eight years ago. Read full article...

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Criminal Justice Reform

Obama Grants Clemency To 111 Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

The new commutations mean this White House has granted 673 commutations, more than the past 10 presidents combined. Tuesday's grants follow 214 more earlier this month. Read full article...

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Climate Change

Four Infographics That Show How Climate Change Is Affecting Your Health

Last year's Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change warned that the carbon crisis could undo the last half-century of progress in public health. And yet, for many, it remains unclear how climate change could land them in the hospital. Just one in four Americans can identify the ways that rising temperatures threaten their health. Read full article...

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In Other News

Obama Administration Hits Goal Of Welcoming 10,000 Syrian Refugees

The administration also is set to meet its goal of welcoming 85,000 refugees from around the world by the end of the fiscal year, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a statement. Read full article...

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