News for 2011-07-12

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Electronic Warfare Moves to Frontline as U.S. Plans Troop Drawdown
BANGALORE - As the United States draws down troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and cuts back on defense spending, its reliance on technology will only rise, benefiting a clutch of companies specializing in intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Unemployment Silence
While debt ceiling talks are underway on Capitol Hill, there is not a single word about employment, all while Friday's June job report shows the situation is deteriorating dramatically. Meanwhile the chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Jeff Immelt, is known for heading...
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New Hampshire Defunds Planned Parenthood, Leaving Thousands Without Primary Care
In New Hampshire, a group of "executive councilors," elected officials who approve contracts and gubernatorial appointments as a check on the governor's power, voted two weeks ago against renewing a contract that would have provided Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire with $1.8 million in state and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Explosion Rocks Egyptian Gas Pipeline
Gunmen have blown up a terminal of the Egyptian natural gas pipeline that supplies Israel and Jordan in a predawn attack, Egyptian state television reports. The explosion occurred east of El-Arish, a city in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, located about 50km west of the Israeli border, the governor of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA Organized Fake Vaccination Drive to Get Osama bin Laden's Family DNA
The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader's family, a Guardian investigation has found. As part of extensive preparations for the raid that killed Bin Laden in May,...
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[title] Special Comment: Don't Cut Care, Mr. President
Despite extreme pressure to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, President Obama must firmly fulfill his obligation to take care of the least of our fellow Americans. Part 1:
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[title] More Care Not Less: Americans Fight Back
Starting this year an American will turn 65 every eight seconds. (Thank the boomers.) While Barack Obama is calling on Democrats to accept "trimming benefits" for the future's sake, seven hundred people are gathering in Washington today with a very different approach.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Change Could Kill One in 10 Species by End of the Century
Climate change is speeding up the rate at which animals and plants are becoming extinct. By the end of the century, one in 10 species could be on the verge of extinction because of the effects of global warming, a study has found.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghan President’s Brother Assassinated in Kandahar
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Ahmed Wali Karzai, the reputed political kingpin of Kandahar and half-brother of the Afghan president, was shot dead early Tuesday by a security guard while signing papers at a heavily fortified compound in the provincial capital. The alleged assassin — identified as Sadar...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Calls Mount to Investigate Bush Era Officials for Torture
WASHINGTON - Senior officials under the former George W.
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