News for 2011-03-30

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Libya: Barack Obama Signed Secret Order For Covert Operations
Mr Obama reportedly signed the order, known as a presidential "finding", within the last two or three weeks, four US government sources told Reuters. Such findings are a principal form of presidential directive used to authorise secret operations by the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clinton: UN Resolution Gives Us Authority to Arm Libyan Rebels
The United States paved the way to arming rebel groups in Libya as leaders from nearly 40 countries met in London to discuss the next moves against Colonel Gaddafi's regime. The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said she believed that UN resolutions allowed for the "legitimate transfer of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] What Location Tracking Looks Like
Your cell phone company knows everywhere you go, twenty-four hours a day, every day. How concrete is this fact for you?
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[title] Hilda Solis: Defending Working People in 2011
"I do see flickers of hope, I see that there's an organic movement going on in Wisconsin, across the country," said Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, "It's time to get activated, It's time to let our elected officials know what we want in terms of better working conditions and a better, fair playing...
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Gulf Disaster Impact Could Be Much Worse Than Expected
VANCOUVER — The death toll from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill goes far beyond the animal corpses washing ashore, says a report that warns that whale and dolphin deaths may be 50 times higher than believed. The report, by an international team of marine mammal specialists, estimates that for every...
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Radiation Rises in Seawater Near Fukushima Plant
Japanese officials have conceded they are no closer to resolving the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi power plant, as new readings showed a dramatic increase in radioactive contamination in the sea. The pressure to make progress also took its toll on Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the plant's...
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Appeals Court Makes It Easier for Gov’t to Hold Gitmo Detainees
In a decision that will likely make it more difficult for Guantanamo prisoners to win release, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today reversed a lower court’s ruling in the pivotal case of a Yemeni detainee.
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