News for 2010-04-05

Monday, April 5, 2010
[title] 'Collateral Murder': Al-Jazeera Speaks with Julian Assange of Wikileaks
The editor of one of the internet's biggest sources of classified government information says there is strong evidence to suggest that video footage of an alleged US attack on Iraqi civilians is genuine. Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks.org, told Al Jazeera that the footage, released on...
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Watchdog Group Raises Alarm Over ‘Payday Loans’ at Mainstream Banks
Increasingly, mainstream banks are offering products similar to payday loans — short-term, high-interest loans secured by a pending paycheck — according to a consumer group that called on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to stop the practice. Banks including Wells Fargo and U.S.
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Hansen: Obama's Second Chance on the Predominant Moral Issue of This Century
President Obama, finally, took a get-involved get-tough approach to negotiations on health care legislation and the arms control treaty with Russia -- with success. Could this be the turn-around for what might still be a great presidency? The predominant moral issue of the 21st century, almost...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Collateral Murder': Wikileaks Reveals Video Showing US Air Crew Shooting Down Iraqi Civilians
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO. GRAPHIC VIDEO. GRAPHIC VIDEO.
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Civilian Deaths a 'Daily Worry' as Drones Hum above Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A stepped-up campaign of American drone strikes over the past three months has battered Al Qaeda and its Pakistani and Afghan brethren in the tribal area of North Waziristan, according to a mid-ranking militant and supporters of
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Sold Up But Not Sold Out, Ben and Jerry are Still the Poster Boys for Fair Trade
Ben Cohen, one half of Ben & Jerry's, is recalling the time he got in trouble with the bosses at Unilever , which bought the ice-cream maker in 2000.
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Unemployment Benefits Expire for Thousands
Extended unemployment benefits will temporarily expire for thousands of Americans on Monday because the Senate went on its spring recess without approving a one-month deadline extension. The extension, which had bipartisan support, would have cost about $10 billion, but a lone Republican, Sen. Tom...
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EPA May Try to Use Clean Water Act to Regulate Carbon Dioxide
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is exploring whether to use the Clean Water Act to control greenhouse gas emissions, which are turning the oceans acidic at a rate that's alarmed some scientists. With climate change legislation stalled in Congress, the Clean Water Act would serve as...
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Pakistan Attacks Kill 38, Strike at US Consulate
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Suspected Islamist militants waged a series of attacks in northwest Pakistan on Monday, striking at the US consulate in Peshawar and killing 38 people at a political rally in a nearby town. Three powerful explosions and gunfire erupted near the US consulate and sensitive...
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Stranded Ship 'Time Bomb' to Great Barrier Reef
SYDNEY - A stranded Chinese coal ship leaking oil onto Australia's Great Barrier Reef is an environmental time bomb with the potential to devastate large protected areas of the reef, activists said on Monday. The ship was a "ticking environmental time bomb," Gilly Llewellyn, director of...
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US Special Forces 'Tried to Cover Up' Botched Khataba Raid in Afghanistan
US special forces soldiers dug bullets out of their victims' bodies in the bloody aftermath of a botched night raid, then washed the wounds with alcohol before lying to their superiors about what happened, Afghan investigators have told The Times . Two pregnant women, a teenage girl, a police...
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Obama Legal Adviser Koh Says US Drone Attacks Justified
Harold Koh, legal adviser of the U.S. Department of State, delivers a keynote on international law and the Obama administration.
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