News for 2011-01-11

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
After Arizona Shooting, Gun Control Advocates Push for New Restrictions
In the debate about 2nd Amendment rights and gun control, one side -- gun supporters -- typically has the upper hand. Now, gun control advocates are hoping momentum will build for new laws after the assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Saturday in Tucson. The weapon...
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We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords
Meet the new global elite. They’re pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more smug.
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Jared Loughner, Mental Illness and How Budget Cuts Have Slashed Behavioral Health Services in Arizona
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[title] Obama to Sanction Indefinite Gitmo Detention
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'Before They Tighten Up the State Laws, I'm Buying More Guns'
Trade was roaring at the gun counter of the Sportsman's Warehouse in Tucson on Sunday afternoon, where roughly 30 types of shotguns competed for shelf space with 100 pistols, 50 rifles and enough ammunition to fuel more than one decent shootout at the nearby the OK Corral.
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USDA's Vilsack Seeks Compromise on Biotech Crops
ATLANTA - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the largest U.S. farm group on Monday that farmers could see less government interference if they find a way for traditional and genetically modified crops to co-exist. Farm groups and the biotechnology industry are skeptical of Vilsack's "co-...
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WikiLeaks: Julian Assange 'Faces Execution or Guantánamo Detention'
Julian Assange , the founder of WikiLeaks , could be at "real risk" of the death penalty or detention in Guantánamo Bay if he is extradited to Sweden on accusations of rape and sexual assault, his lawyers claim.
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Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Has Not Peaked: WHO
GENEVA -- The cholera outbreak in Haiti that has claimed 3,651 lives has not peaked, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday. "We think that the peak has not been reached," said Fadela Chaib, WHO spokeswoman, of the deadly disease that has also infected 171,304 people. "The peak has not been...
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[title] Selling the First Gulf War
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Latest Food Crisis Brewing for Months
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations, which is trying to reach out to nearly a billion undernourished people, some living in perpetual hunger, is anticipating another food crisis later this year. And the signs of impending trouble have been there for some time. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture...
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Toxic U.S. Political Debate Shows No Sign of Abating
WASHINGTON—America’s toxic political divide gaped wide as ever in the aftermath of the tragedy in Tucson as the country’s noisiest talking heads engaged in unrestrained blamestorming, each side accusing the other feeding hatred. With the motivations of accused assassin Jared Lee Loughner still...
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