News for 2011-07-28

Thursday, July 28, 2011
[title] The American People Are Angry
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[field_image_caption-raw] Syria: '3,000 Missing' Since Start of Uprising
Avaaz.org said its investigation has identified 2,918 Syrians who were arrested or abducted by security troops and whose whereabouts are now unknown. "Hour by hour, peaceful protesters are plucked from crowds by Syria's infamously brutal security forces, never to be seen again," said Ricken Patel,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arctic Scientist Who Exposed Climate Threat to Polar Bear Is Suspended
It is seen as one of the most distressing effects of climate change ever recorded: a polar bear dying of exhaustion after being stranded between melting patches of Arctic sea ice. But now the government scientist who first warned of the threat to polar bears in a warming Arctic has been suspended...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Speaker Boehner to Fellow Republicans: 'Get Your Ass in Line'
Republican in-fighting over deficit reduction is turning financial market jitters into full-blown pessimism and stalling a possible compromise in Congress that would prevent the US defaulting on its debt. The rift came to a head yesterday when a frustrated House Speaker, John Boehner, reportedly...
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[title] "Hell No" - Your Right to Dissent
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Violence Hits Southern Afghan Town
Suicide bombers have killed at least 19 people and wounded another 35 in an attack on government offices in the capital of Uruzgan, a province in southern Afghanistan, and a subsequent gun battle between attackers and Afghan security forces, officials said. Up to six gunmen stormed compounds of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Some Worry Tennessee Town May Be World Nuclear Waste Dump
NASHVILLE, Tenn - A new contract to process 1,000 tons of nuclear waste from Germany has environmental activists concerned that the town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee could become a prime destination for the world's nuclear trash.
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[title] The Question Nobody in the Debt Debate Can Answer
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Secret, Senate Panel May Re-Up Vast Surveillance Dragnet
Most of Congress is busy debating whether to raise the debt ceiling. But starting Thursday, Danger Room is hearing, a group of Senators meeting behind closed doors may consider renewing a controversial law permitting widespread government surveillance of Americans’ communications.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Muslim “Terrorists,” White “Lone Wolves,” and the Lessons of Oslo
Last week in Norway, comfortable illusions were shattered so suddenly that people around the world were left grasping for new ones. A nation known as a peaceful bastion of liberalism exploded in a convulsion of sheer hatred. And the reflexive media reaction that followed ricocheted between fear-...
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