News for 2012-03-05

Monday, March 5, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Moves G-8 Summit from Chicago to Secluded Camp David
The Obama White House announced Monday evening that it was moving the May annual summit meeting of the Group of 8 (G-8) industrialized nations from Chicago to the secluded Presidential compound at Camp David, Maryland.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ex-Generals, Intelligence Officials to Obama: No War of Choice With Iran
Eight former high-ranking military, intelligence and State Department officials took out an ad in the Washington Post today urging President Obama to stand fast against political and lobbying pressure to attack Iran over claims it is trying to develop nuclear weapons.
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[field_image_caption-raw] What's on the School Cafeteria Menu? "Pink Slime"
"Pink slime," the mixture of connective tissue and beef scraps also known as "Lean Beef Trimmings," made news last month when McDonald's announced it would no longer use the controversial product. However, a report today shows that the U.S. Department of Agriculture thinks it is still a suitable...
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[title] Before Wall Street, Before Tahrir... They Occupied the Plantations
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lessons Not Learned: New Map Shows 120 Million Americans at Nuclear Fallout Risk
In the one year since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began, the Nuclear Regulator Commission (NRC) has failed to enact any safety mandate for U.S. reactors, an oversight the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says is making 120 million Americans at an increased risk of radioactive impacts...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Advertisers Peel Away, Military Vows to Stick with Rush Limbaugh
The Armed Forces Network said Monday that it intends to continue to carry Rush Limbaugh's right-wing radio show which airs every weekday morning on the global military network. Pentagon spokesman George Little says the military’s network will continue to air Limbaugh’s program. VoteVets, a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Unprecedented Rapidity of CO2' Causing Worst Ocean Acidification in 300 Million Years
The Earth's oceans are becoming more acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years due to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, a new study shows. The study , published in the journal Science , details the work of 21 scientists from the U.S. and Europe.
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[field_image_caption-raw] FEMEN Activists Try to 'Steal' Russian Election in Putin Protest
Activists from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN were arrested while protesting at a Moscow polling place just minutes after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin cast his ballot Sunday afternoon. The women had “I steal for Putin” written on their chests and shouted "Putin is a thief!", accusing...
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[title] Jim Lobe: Obama at AIPAC, US and Israel Share Aim of Weakening Iran
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[field_image_caption-raw] AG Holder Defends Govt's "Chillingly Broad Claimed Authority to Conduct Targeted Killings"
UPDATE : US Attorney General Eric Holder today defended the government's targeted assassination program as legal. Holder said in a speech today:
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