Five things to know about the North Dakota Access Pipeline debate

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Source: Brookings.edu By Devashree Saha – September 14, 2016 In what looks to be a sequel to the Keystone XL Pipeline dispute, a group of climate activists, Native American groups, and landowners are opposing the construction of yet another oil pipeline. Since the North Dakota Access Pipeline was first announced in 2014, opposition to it has slowly gathered momentum, culminating in high-profile protests

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ICNA Protests Gov. Abbott’s decision to Stop Resettling Refugees in Texas

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Governor Abbott recently announced that the state government is pulling out of the refugee resettlement program. Texas has the largest resettlement program in the country and has been successfully welcoming refugees for over 40 years. Despite the Governor’s decision, ICNA CSJ Dallas and Texans will continue to welcome and serve refugees. Local charitable organizations will step up and take on the role

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Justice Department Says Poor Can’t Be Held When They Can’t Afford Bail

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Source: NBC News Holding defendants in jail because they can’t afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court. It’s the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed

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Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons

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Source: Washington Post – August 18, 2016 The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to renew the contracts

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9 Things They Won’t Let You Do On A Plane If You Are Muslim

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Source: MintPress News By Jeremiah Jones Due to the rampant paranoia and Islamophobia that is unfortunately so common in our world, Muslims have to be extra careful when trying to travel by air. Airlines are catering to people’s absurd fears of other races, religions, skin colors, and even other languages. These airlines are kicking people off planes for being Muslim.

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ICNA Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

Bodies are seen on the ground after at least 30 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday

Source: ICNA.ORG ICNA strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Nice, France. A terrorist drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day on Thursday night in the seaside city of Nice on the French Riviera, killing at least 84 people, including several children. French authorities confirmed 202 people were wounded, 25 of which are on life support, while 52 are in

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