News for 2011-03-26

Saturday, March 26, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Nuclear Radiation 'The Greatest Public Health Hazard'
When she was an adolescent, Helen Caldicott says, she read the nuclear apocalypse novel " On the Beach ." The story was set in the aftermath of an atomic war; the protagonists must await the arrival of a deadly fallout cloud.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds of Thousands Protest Against Nuclear Energy Across Germany
Over 200,000 protesters took to the streets in Cologne, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg to pressure the government into abandoning nuclear energy generation. The protests add to the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel. BONN, Germany -- Around 210,000 demonstrators in Cologne, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Develops Cell Phone "Panic Button" App for Democracy Activists
WASHINGTON - Some day soon, when pro-democracy campaigners have their cellphones confiscated by police, they'll be able to hit the "panic button" -- a special app that will both wipe out the phone's address book and emit emergency alerts to other activists. The panic button is one of the new...
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Oil Disaster: Obama Administration Tightens Lid on Dolphin Death Probe
BILOXI, Mississippi - The U.S. government is keeping a tight lid on its probe into scores of unexplained dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast, possibly connected to last year's BP oil spill, causing tension with some independent marine scientists. Wildlife biologists contracted by the National...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Geraldine Ferraro Dead at 75
WASHINGTON – Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said. Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of a blood cancer after...
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[field_image_caption-raw] London Marchers Protest Massive Spending Cuts in Britain
LONDON – Tens of thousands of demonstrators whistled, chanted, drummed and marched their way through the heart of London on Saturday to protest massive government spending cuts that threaten to leave almost no part of British society untouched.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Level of Iodine-131 in Seawater Off Chart
TOKYO -- The level of radioactive iodine detected in seawater near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was 1,250 times above the maximum level allowable, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Saturday, suggesting contamination from the reactors is spreading. Meanwhile, plant operator...
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[field_image_caption-raw] White House Defends Embrace of G.E. CEO Despite Report Company Didn't Owe Taxes in 2010
In January, President Obama named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to head the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, an economic advisory board focused on job creation. In his State of the Union address that same month, meanwhile, he called for the closure of corporate tax loopholes...
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