News for 2011-09-12

Monday, September 12, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] New Generations in Europe Tipping Into Homelessness
ATHENS -- After 18 years cooking moussaka and roast lamb in restaurants around Greece, Petros Papadopoulos prepares lunch for 50 in a place he never expected to end up -- as a resident of a homeless shelter in Athens. The soft-spoken chef, who admits he is not giving his real name for fear his...
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[title] Alex Steffen: The Shareable Future of Cities
How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.
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[field_image_caption-raw] CNN Throws a Tea Party
Tonight's Republican debate might look familiar, with a well-known journalist posing questions to a stage full of candidates. But CNN's event is actually a co-production of sorts with the far-right Tea Party Express, raising serious questions about a journalistic outlet's decision to formally...
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[title] Mary Robinson: The War on Terror Was a Mistake
Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson , was the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights on 9/11/01.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Capital Gains Tax Rates Benefiting Wealthy Feed Growing Gap Between Rich and Poor
The K Street office of Mark Bloomfield, president of the American Council for Capital Formation , is full of knickknacks collected in three decades of lobbying for cutting the capital gains tax.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US House Members Flock to Israel With Travel Loophole
WASHINGTON -- Four years after Congress enacted new rules barring groups that lobby from paying for House Members to take long trips, dozens of lawmakers traveled to Israel this summer with staffers and family members for seven-day tours paid for by the nonprofit arm of a pro-Israel lobbying group...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Recognition of a Palestinian State Receives Public Approval in Europe
The majority of people in the UK, France and Germany want their governments to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state if a resolution is brought before the United Nations in the next few weeks, according to an opinion poll. The three European countries are seen as crucial votes in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Explosion Rocks French Plutonium Plant
UPDATED -- NIMES, France -- At least one person was killed and four injured in a blast at a nuclear site in the south of France on Monday as the government sought to play down fears of a radioactive leak. France's state nuclear regulator had said earlier that there was a risk of a leak after the...
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