News for 2011-06-25

Saturday, June 25, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Nuclear Agency Head to Visit Flooded Nebraska Reactors
The chair of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will arrive in Nebraska Sunday to monitor preparations against Missouri River flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants, officials said Friday. NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko will visit the Cooper Nuclear Station south of Omaha Sunday and the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Business Group: Public Companies Shouldn’t Have to Compare CEO and Worker Pay
Here’s one financial figure some big U.S. companies would rather keep secret: how much more their chief executive makes than the typical worker. Now a group backed by 81 major companies — including McDonald’s, Lowe’s, General Dynamics, American Airlines, IBM and General Mills — is lobbying against...
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[title] Haiti: Leaked Cables Expose U.S. Suppression of Min. Wage, Election Doubts and Elite’s Private Army
Part I
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[field_image_caption-raw] "U Pay Your Tax 2": U2 Glastonbury Tax Protest Activists Condemn 'Heavy-Handed' Security
Activists seeking to return the Glastonbury festival to its political roots expressed outrage after a peaceful protest against the tax status of headline act U2 was disbanded with "totally unnecessary" violence by security staff.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Spain's 'Indignant' Launch New Protest March
Spain's "indignant" activists began their last and longest protest march on Saturday, leaving from the northeastern city of Barcelona to cover 650 kilometres on their way to a major Madrid rally on July 24. Two other marches set off earlier this week, from Valencia in the east on Monday and Cadiz...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NATO Denies Killing Civilians in Libya Strike
Two loud explosions have been heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli as jets flew over the city, Reuters news agency reported witnesses as saying. Earlier on Saturday, Libyan state TV reported that at least 15 people were killed in strikes on civilian sites in the eastern city of Brega, a claim...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gay Marriage Is Legalized in New York
New York has become the latest and largest US state to legalise same-sex marriage in a move which gay rights campaigners hope will be a turning point for recognition of such unions across the country. The state senate's backing of the marriage equality bill means New York, the third most populous...
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