News for 2010-02-21

Sunday, February 21, 2010
War Game Shows How Attacking Iran Could Backfire
WASHINGTON - Here's a war game involving Iran, Israel and the U.S. that shows how unintended consequences can spin out of control: With diplomacy failing and precious intelligence just received about two new secret Iranian nuclear facilities, Israel launches a pre-emptive strike against Tehran's...
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US to Pursue Pressure Track on Iran: Petraeus
WASHINGTON - The United States is raising the stakes in its bid to halt Iran's nuclear program, putting the issue on a "pressure track," top US general David Petraeus said Sunday. The US and other world powers are drumming up support for a fourth round of UN sanctions against Iran for its refusal...
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Tracking a New Kind of Civil Disobedience
NEWTON, Mass. - As Newton resident Lisa Dodson, a Boston College sociology professor in the thick of a research project, was interviewing a grocery story manager in the Midwest about the difficulties of the low-income workers he supervised, he asked her a curious question: "Don't you want to know...
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Asia-Produced Ozone Making its Way to U.S., Study Finds
WASHINGTON - A new study further bolsters concerns that pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean from China and other rapidly developing Asian nations may swamp efforts to clean up the air in the Western United States and make it difficult for states and cities to meet federal standards. The...
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Israel Unveils New Drone Fleet that Can Reach Iran
Israel's air force has introduced a fleet of large unmanned planes that can fly as far as Iran. Air force officials say the Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of passenger jets. They say the planes are primarily used for surveillance. The drones, built by...
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Probes Overlook McChrystal's Role in Costly Afghan Battles
WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, kept a remote U.S. base in the country manned last year at the local governor's request despite warnings from his field commanders that it should be closed because it was vulnerable and had no tactical or strategic...
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Art Program Gives Boulder's Homeless a New Perspective
Ask a dozen artists what their creations mean to them and you'd probably get a dozen different answers. But to a group of Boulder women who paint and draw together for a few hours each week, their creations are motivated by one common bond: their art is an escape from homelessness. On any given...
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