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Beware: Teachers May Be Armed and Trained to Protect Students

By Natalie Johnson The Daily Signal February 10, 2016   Beware: Teachers May Be Armed and Trained to Protect Students     The superintendent of a rural school district, taking zero chances should an active shooter trespass his grounds, has posted large signs to alert intruders that staff members could have a firearm on hand. […]

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This WTO Ruling Is Perfect Example of How Big Trade Deals Trump Democracy

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams December 7, 2015   This WTO Ruling Is Perfect Example of How Big Trade Deals Trump Democracy NAFTA partners can sue the U.S. for a combined $1 billion annually in retaliatory tariffs over Country of Origin Labels for meat     In a move that watchdogs say presents a “glaring example […]

Republican lawmakers and meat industry lobbyists, now bolstered by the WTO ruling, are working to overturn meat labeling provision that 92 percent of public supports. (Photo: Jason Tester Guerilla Futures/cc/flickr)

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Report: Takata Hit With $70M Fine For Failing To Report Deadly Exploding Airbag Defect

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist November 3, 2015   Report: Takata Hit With $70M Fine For Failing To Report Deadly Exploding Airbag Defect   (I Am Rob)   After more than a year of back and forth between regulators and Japanese parts manufacturer Takata over the slow response and notification related to shrapnel-shooting airbags, the two entities […]


EPA May Finally Ban Toxic Pesticide For Food Use

By Chris Morran Consumerist November 2, 2015   EPA May Finally Ban Toxic Pesticide For Food Use     A federal agency entrusted with protecting the health of Americans has finally gotten around to doing the job it’s paid to do by taxpayers. And once again, the only reason this agency is doing anything is because […]

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Watch A Takata Airbag Explode In Slow Motion

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist October 27, 2015   Watch A Takata Airbag Explode In Slow Motion     Last year, owners of vehicles equipped with shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags shared their point of view of the massive safety device recall, likening the situation to driving around with an explosive device in their steering wheel and dashboard. […]


Nearly One-In-10 Takata Airbag Ruptures Results In Death

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist October 22, 2015   Nearly One-In-10 Takata Airbag Ruptures Results In Death     Nearly one-in-10 driver’s side Takata airbag ruptures results in a death, federal regulators revealed during a meeting to discuss the massive recall of shrapnel-shooting devices.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided that figure and others during […]

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This Disaster Kills More Americans Than Natural Disasters Combined

By Tess Pennington Ready Nutrition October 9, 2015   This Disaster Kills More Americans Than Natural Disasters Combined   As parents, we do everything we can to keep our children safe. We make sure they have safety helmets when riding their bikes, we ensure they are buckled up in the car. But have we done […]


Glyphosate, found in many herbicides, will be listed as a "probable carcinogenic" under California's Proposition 65. (Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)

Monsanto Favorite Glyphosate Soon to Join California’s Cancer List

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 8, 2015   Monsanto Favorite Glyphosate Soon to Join California’s Cancer List Announcement from state’s EPA chapter is ‘important step toward protecting people and wildlife’     In an unprecedented move, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) will soon start labeling the common herbicide ingredient glyphosate a “probable carcinogenic,” stepping […]


At Least 124 People Died Because Of General Motors Ignition Defect

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist August 4, 2015   At Least 124 People Died Because Of General Motors Ignition Defect     One year after General Motors’ victim compensation fund began accepting death and injury claims related to its massive ignition switch issue and six months after the submission deadline, the carmaker announced it had completed […]

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Ford Recalls More Than 400,000 Vehicles Because They Should Turn Off At Some Point

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist July 7, 2015   Ford Recalls More Than 400,000 Vehicles Because They Should Turn Off At Some Point   (saguarosally)   When you’re done driving your vehicle, it’s best to, you know, turn it off. But that’s apparently not always possible with more than 400,000 new Ford models. The car maker […]


Samsung’s ‘see-through’ trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway

By CBC News CBC News June 23, 2015 3:27 PM ET   Samsung’s ‘see-through’ trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway Korean company not the 1st to introduce ‘transparent’ vehicle interiors     Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can’t see the road for the cars and take a risk that can […]

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Cybersecurity and the Tylenol Murders

By Cindy Cohn Electronic Frontier Foundation May 31, 2015   Cybersecurity and the Tylenol Murders     When a criminal started lacing Tylenol capsules with cyanide in 1982, Johnson & Johnson quickly sprang into action to ensure consumer safety. It increased its internal production controls, recalled the capsules, offered an exchange for tablets, and within […]


WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 18, 2015   WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy ‘Country of origin labels’ championed by consumer safety and animal welfare advocates were ruled as having a negative impact on large North American meat-packing companies     In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are […]

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