News for 2011-10-20

Thursday, October 20, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Global Warming Study Finds No Grounds for Climate Skeptics' Concerns
Climate sceptics' criticisms of the evidence for global warming make no difference to the emerging picture of a warming world, according to the most comprehensive, independent review of historical temperature records to date.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Underground Industry: Gas Pipelines Are Big Business But Lightly Regulated
The gas pipeline industry is hardly glamorous. But it is lucrative and loosely regulated. Last weekend, two oil and gas pipeline companies announced they would combine to create the biggest such firm in the U.S. when Kinder Morgan offered more than $20 billion to buy El Paso. If the deal goes...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Citigroup Settles for $285 Million; No Wall Street Exec Jailed Yet
WASHINGTON — Global banking giant Citigroup has agreed to pay $285 million to settle charges that it misled investors about a complex financial instrument tied to the now-crippled housing market, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday. The announcement was unlikely to satisfy critics...
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[title] Stop the Pipeline: The Rise Against Keystone XL
This inspiring ten-minute film captures the grassroots energy and diverse composition of the movement against the Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across the United States for refinement and export on the Gulf Coast.
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[field_image_caption-raw] How The Austerity Class Rules Washington
In September the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan deficit-hawk group based at the New America Foundation, held a high-profile symposium urging the Congressional “supercommittee” to “go big” and approve a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan over the next decade, which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] FBI Ramps Up Next Generation ID Roll-Out—Will You End Up in the Database?
NextGov.com is reporting that the FBI will begin rolling out its Next Generation Identification (NGI) facial recognition service as early as this January. Once NGI is fully deployed and once each of its approximately 100 million records also includes photographs, it will become trivially easy to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Ex-Presidents: Protests Planned for Bush, Clinton Event in Canada
SURREY, British Columbia -- Canadian authorities braced for protests expected to take place near Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday outside an event where former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are scheduled to appear. Amnesty International called on Canadian authorities to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Media Called to Arms in Green Battle
CUNEO, Italy - In a "call to arms" in this northern Italian town, environmentalists are urging the international media to help disseminate ideas and solutions that could reduce carbon emissions, stop land-grabbing by wealthy countries and stem the tide of environmental refugees.
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[title] Sirte Falls, Gaddafi Killed: Al-Jazeera Live Coverage
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chile Education Protest Erupts Again in Violence
SANTIAGO — Students seeking a free public university education clashed with police in downtown Santiago on the second day of roiling street protests for education reform involving some 25,000 people. As with other recent demonstrations, the protests degenerated into violence, when hundreds of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Libyan Fighters Declare Victory; Moamer Kadhafi Dead
LATEST NEWS FROM LIBYA: 1905 GMT: With nightfall in Libya and world powers having reacted to the death of former strongman Moamer Kadhafi as his hometown fell, AFP is closing its Live Report. 1856 GMT: A French Mirage-2000 fired a warning shot to stop a convoy of vehicles carrying Moamer Kadhafi,...
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