News for 2010-09-19

Sunday, September 19, 2010
BP Finally Seals Leaking Gulf of Mexico Oil Well
A cement plug has permanently killed BP’s runaway well nearly four kilometres below the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico, five agonizing months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government’...
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IDF Still Using Banned Weapon Against Civilian Protestors
The Israel Defense Forces continues using the Ruger 10/22 rifle to disperse protests even though it has been prohibited by the military advocate general, a hearing at a military court revealed last week. A brigade's former operations officer told the court he wasn't even aware of the prohibition.
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FDA Won’t Allow Food to Be Labeled Free of Genetic Modification: Report
That the Food and Drug Administration is opposed to labeling foods that are genetically modified is no surprise anymore, but a report in the Washington Post indicates the FDA won't even allow food producers to label their foods as being free of genetic modification.
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U.S. Army Charges 5 Soldiers Over Afghan Murders: Report
WASHINGTON - Five U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Kandahar province have been charged with murdering three Afghan civilians, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. In its early edition, the Post cited Army charging documents as saying the infantry personnel, including one staff Sergeant, murdered...
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