News for 2010-07-24

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Researchers Confirm Subsea Gulf Oil Plumes are from BP Well
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Through a chemical fingerprinting process, University of South Florida researchers have definitively linked clouds of underwater oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico to BP's runaway Deepwater Horizon well - the first direct scientific link between the subsurface oil clouds...
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UN Rights Council Names Team to Probe Israel Flotilla Raid
GENEVA — The UN Human Rights Council named a panel of experts Friday to investigate whether Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla breached international law and urged the Jewish state to cooperate. Briton Desmond de Silva, Malaysian Mary Shanthi Dairiam and Karl Hudson-Phillips from...
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US Senate Deals Blow to Global Climate Talks
WASHINGTON - A year and a half after President Barack Obama breathed new life into global talks on a climate treaty, the United States is back in a familiar role -- the holdout. The Senate's decision Thursday to shelve legislation on climate change is certain to cast a long shadow over December's...
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Toxic Legacy of US Assault on Fallujah 'Worse Than Hiroshima'
Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.
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Van Jones Interview With Ari Melber At Netroots Nation 2010
Former White House Advisor Van Jones talks with The Nation's Ari Melber in front of a packed room at Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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School Chief Dismisses 241 Teachers in Washington
Michelle Rhee, the reform-minded chancellor who took over the District of Columbia public schools three years ago, on Friday fired 241 teachers, or 5 percent of the district's total. All but a few of those dismissed had received the lowest rating under a new evaluation system that for the first...
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