News for 2009-02-22

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Probe Finds Army Charity is Hoarding Millions
FORT BLISS, Texas - As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant to help put returning fighters back on their feet, an Associated Press investigation shows.
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Mass Migrations and War: Dire Climate Scenario
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - If we don't deal with climate change decisively, "what we're talking about then is extended world war," the eminent economist said. His audience Saturday, small and elite, had been stranded here by bad weather and were talking climate. They couldn't do much about the one,...
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Anti-Billboard Activists Recall Rebel Tradition
PARIS -- Over the centuries, the French have cultivated the fine art of rebellion. The list of targets encompasses tyrants, wars, colonialism and, above all, capitalism in its many manifestations. The latest enemy may seem unlikely: billboards.
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Hillary Clinton China Visit Blamed for the Detention of Activists
Before traveling to the People's Republic on Friday for a two day visit, the new American Secretary of State, said she would not let the issue "interfere" with efforts to resolve the global economic crisis and combating climate change. Human rights groups claimed her comments lifted the pressure on...
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Will Obama Back 'Truth Commission' to Probe Bush Practices?
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Congress are locked in a stare-down over how much to expose or punish Bush administration employees for any abuses they committed in waging the war on terrorism. Obama, after critical rhetoric on the campaign trail, has sent mixed signals about how far he's...
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