News for 2011-10-22

Saturday, October 22, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Doubts Cast on Official Gaddafi Death Account
A member of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has voiced doubts over the exact circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi's death, raising questions over earlier claims that the deposed leader had been killed in crossfire. Waheed Burshan told Al Jazeera on Saturday that Gaddafi was clearly...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Guatemala Leader Apologizes for 1954 CIA-Backed Coup
The Guatemalan president, Alvaro Colom, has issued an official apology to the family of the former president Jacobo Arbenz, 57 years after a US-backed coup violently removed him from power. Colom, who apologized under a settlement worked out with Arbenz's family by the Inter-American Commission on...
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[field_image_caption-raw] For Tent Dwellers in Occupy Miami, a Sense of Family and Purpose
With 40 or so mouths to feed, Michelle Wade, 21, was determined to provide a heartier dinner than the previous night’s improvised concoction — soupy rice seasoned with lemon pepper, sugar and All Spice, cooked over a less-than-functioning stove at a friend’s apartment.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie Join Occupy Wall Street
NEW YORK — Folk music legend Pete Seeger and ’60s folk singer Arlo Guthrie joined Occupy Wall Street demonstrators Friday in their campaign against corporate greed while residents near the protest park encampment pushed to regain some peace and quiet in their neighborhood. Seeger joined in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Going Forward: Global Hazardous Waste Ban Advances
More than 170 countries have agreed to accelerate adoption of a global ban on the export of hazardous wastes, including old electronics, to developing countries. The environmental group Basel Action Network called Friday's deal, which was brokered by Switzerland and Indonesia, a major breakthrough.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Without Credit Card Donations, WikiLeaks Facing Funding Crisis
WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website that has been at the center of some of the world's most controversial news for the past 18 months, is facing dire economic times, largely, the website says, because Visa, MasterCard and PayPal have refused for more than 10 months to process...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Government: Rich Getting Richer, More People Poor
WASHINGTON -- Fifty percent of U.S. workers earned less than $26,364 last year, reflecting a growing income gap between the nation's rich and poor, the government reported yesterday. There were fewer jobs, and overall pay was trending down - except for the nation's wealthiest. The number of people...
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