News for 2011-08-18

Thursday, August 18, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Critters Moving Away from Global Warming Faster
WASHINGTON -- Animals across the world are fleeing global warming by heading north much faster than they were less than a decade ago, a new study says.
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[title] Chile's Students Strike for Free and Public Education
In Chile, the average monthly minimum wage is $385, while the average monthly college tuition costs $485. Upon graduating, Chilean students are on average saddled with $40,000 in debt.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Residents Vent Their Ire Over Economy at Pelosi, Lee in Oakland Town Hall
OAKLAND -- They lined up dozens deep to tell of their economic struggles and to plead for help from the four Democrats lawmakers on the stage. A single mother laid off in 2009; an electrician who has worked only six of the past 24 months; a janitor locked out of her job over a medical-benefits...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Pounds Gaza After Deadly Attacks Near Eilat
The Israeli military has confirmed carrying out air strikes over the Gaza Strip following a series of deadly attacks in southern Israel. At least six people, including a senior militant, were killed in the air strikes, Palestinian sources said. Earlier, Israeli officials promised a strong response...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Radiation Alarms Doctors
Scientists and doctors are calling for a new national policy in Japan that mandates the testing of food, soil, water, and the air for radioactivity still being emitted from Fukushima's heavily damaged Daiichi nuclear power plant. "How much radioactive materials have been released from the plant?"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Scientist Sees No Choice but to Risk Arrest at Keystone XL Protests
WASHINGTON—His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He's never had a brush with the law. And his wife is eight months pregnant with their first child. So staying home for the next several weeks in Columbus, Ohio, rather than risking arrest in the nation's capital...
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[field_image_caption-raw] National Outcry Builds Against Obama's Deportations
WASHINGTON -- When 20-year-old Isaura Garcia called the 911 emergency hotline while being physically abused by her partner, she never imagined that her plea to U.S. legal authorities would lead to imprisonment and possible deportation.
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[title] Verizon Tries to Break Up the CWA
Verizon's last quarterly report showed profits of $1.61 billion, but the telecommunication giant is asking union workers to give up $1 billion worth of benefits. Now the Communication Workers of America has got its members protesting in the streets of New York City. Mike Elk, a labor journalist,...
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[title] DOMA Sweet DOMA - Beer & Anchor Nursing
Rick Santorum bases his argument against gay marriage on the idea that water could never be turned into an alcoholic beverage, and the Obama administration enforces DOMA.
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Investigates New Oil Sheen in Gulf of Mexico
A new oil sheen has been found in the Gulf of Mexico, although oil giant BP said Thursday the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the site of its disaster-hit Macondo well. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company had sent several mini-submersibles into the water over...
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