News for 2011-09-02

Friday, September 2, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] U.S. Awash in Oil and Lies, Report Charges
UXBRIDGE, Canada - With four times as many oil rigs pumping domestic oil today than eight years ago and declining domestic demand, the United States is awash in oil.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Industry Victory: Obama Withdraws EPA's Stricter Smog Standards
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has bowed to the demands of U.S. manufacturers and asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cable: UN Peacekeepers 'Traded Food for Sex with Underage Girls' in West Africa
United Nations peacekeepers in the Ivory Coast enticed underage girls to trade sex for food, according to a U.S. Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks. The cable, written in January, 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the war-torn western town of Toulepleu. A random...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chant of 'Tax the Rich' Growing Louder in Nation
Billionaire Warren Buffett may not seem to have much in common with angry laborers at town hall meetings or armies of California nurses protesting in the streets.
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[title] Student Movement Rocks Chile
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[field_image_caption-raw] Economy Adds Zero Jobs in August as Recession Fears Grow
The U.S. economy added a net total of zero jobs for the month of August, prompting new fears about a double-dip recession. Private-sector firms added 17,000 jobs, while state and local governments continued to shed workers. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. The result was worse than...
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Britain and European Governments Helped US Commit 'Countless’ Crimes Colluding With Torture
Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s rights commissioner, accused governments of being “deeply complicit” in illegal activities carried out by the US over the last 10 years, since the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. “In attempting to combat crimes attributed to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pollution in Space: Space Junk 'at Tipping Point'
The amount of debris orbiting the Earth has reached "a tipping point" for collisions, which would in turn generate more of the debris that threatens astronauts and satellites. Nasa needs a new strategic plan for mitigating the hazards posed by spent rocket bodies, discarded satellites and thousands...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US to Sue Banks Over Mortgages
The United States plans to file lawsuits against more than a dozen big banks over mortgage-backed securities seen to have fueled the 2008 economic crisis, the New York Times said. The lawsuits are set to be filed Friday or early next week against Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs,...
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[title] Tom Morello Speaks Out in Support of Wisconsin Teachers and Unions
Musician and activist Tom Morello joins Keith to discuss the real-life impact of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-union ways. Walker's policies have manifested in a mass exodus of public workers choosing to retire in lieu of accepting draconian cuts to benefits and collective-bargaining...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Earthquake Threat to Nuclear Reactors Far Higher Than Realized
WASHINGTON — The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times as high in one case, according to an AP analysis of preliminary government data. The nation's nuclear regulator believes a quarter of America's reactors may...
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