News for 2011-06-11

Saturday, June 11, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Is the US Headed for Another Great Depression?
If a depression by any other name would feel as bleak, what do you call the current state of the U.S. economy? A number of influential American economists are no longer mincing words: They argue that deficit-obsessed politicians in Washington are setting the United States up for a repeat of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Congressional Republicans Dirtying the Waters
WASHINGTON - Republicans in Congress are aggressively attacking the Clean Water Act - a landmark 1970 law created the year after Ohio's horrifically polluted Cuyahoga River spontaneously burst into flame. These attacks - coupled with assaults on other federal laws protecting water resources - are...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In a Pure Coincidence, Gaddafi Impeded US Oil Interests Before the War
When the war in Libya began, the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mexican 'Peace Caravan' Demands End to Drug War
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Hundreds of Mexicans taking part in a "peace caravan" to protest against the violent drugs war have arrived at their destination of Ciudad Juarez. The week-long journey was led by poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed by suspected drug-gang hit-men in March. Mr Sicilia...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Court: 'Circumstantial Evidence' Enough to Hold Gitmo Detainee Indefinitely
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court yesterday overturned an order releasing a Yemeni detainee from Guantanamo Bay and ruled that circumstantial evidence of terrorist ties can be enough to keep a prisoner. Government attorneys argued that Hussain Salem Mohammad Almerfedi stayed at an Al Qaeda-...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan Marks Three Months Since Tsunami with Anti-Nuclear Protests
TOKYO — Japan on Saturday marked three months since its massive quake-tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis, amid simmering public frustration over the government's slow response to the catastrophe. Thousands of people staged anti-nuclear rallies in Tokyo and other cities as radiation continued to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Over 100 Million Children in Dangerous Jobs: UN
GENEVA - Over 115 million of the world's children and young teenagers, or more than 7 percent of the total, are engaged in dangerous and life-threatening jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Friday. The United Nations agency, which sets standards for employment around the globe...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Alabama's Immigration Bill "Turns Back Clock" on Civil Liberties
WASHINGTON - On Dec. 1, 1955, at the height of racial segregation in the United States, a little-known middle-aged seamstress named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery City bus in the southern state of Alabama. Her small act of civil disobedience sparked the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Defense Sales to Bahrain Rose Before Crackdown
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government approved $200 million in military sales from American firms to Bahrain in 2010, months before the autocratic regime was rocked by instability amid a harsh crackdown on protesters, according to a State Department report. The annual report, which provides totals of U...
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[title] East Jerusalem: 'The Wall Is Choking Us All'
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