News for 2012-03-20

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Health Insurance Gender Discrimination Costs Women $1 Billion a Year
According to a report from the non-profit National Women’s Law Center, the practice of health insurance companies charging women more than men for the same coverage is rampant, and costs women one billion dollars a year.
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[title] Michael Moore: 'This Is Just the Beginning of OWS'
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore showed up at Zuccotti Park on Satturday. He led hundreds of people from the Left Forum conference to Zuccotti Park on Saturday where hundreds of protesters had gathered to mark six months since the launch of the Occupy Wall Street movement The famous filmmaker...
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[title] Inside Story Americas - Paid to Support Iranian Terror Group?
For years, high-profile former US officials have backed the Iranian group Mujahiden-e Khalq despite being listed by the US as a terrorist organisation. What lies behind the open support? Guests: Glenn Greenwald, Reza Marashi, Patrick Clawson.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Major Earthquake Hits Near Oaxaca, Mexico
The USGS says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit southwest Mexico today. The United States Geological Survey says it was 10.9 miles deep and about 100 miles WSW of Oaxaca . "There are no reports of serious damage by the quake," President Felipe Calderon wrote on his Twitter...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unprecedented, "Eye-Popping" Temperatures Soar, Highs Continue
People from the Midwest and Northeast have been stepping out to record-setting temperatures this month. Meteorologists are calling the temperatures unprecedented. Deke Arndt, who leads the climate monitoring branch of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., said, “This will be a March...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands of Anti-Nuclear Protesters Face Police in India, 200 Arrested
After thousands gathered in Idinthikarai, Tamil Nadu, India on Monday to protest the vastly contested Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant there, police forces came out en masse to repress demonstrations. Over 200 protesters have been arrested including key anti-nuclear organizers. Police initiated “...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran Leader: Israel, US Attacks Will Bring 'Same Level' Retaliation
Iran rang in the Persian new year Tuesday with a speech broadcast on live television by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Thousands jammed the Imam Reza mosque complex in the city of Mashad to hear the nation's supreme leader and welcome in the Persian year 1391. Khamenei announced the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Israelis Heart Iran' and 'Iranians Love Israel': Citizens Bid for Peace
In an increasingly popular Facebook campaign initiated by an Israeli family, Israeli and Iranian citizens are expressing mutual respect and a hope for peace between the two countries. The campaign was started by an Israeli couple, graphic designers Ronnie Edri and Michal Tamir, who began posting...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Here's Your Job Application. Now Give Us Your Facebook Password
Some companies and government agencies are demanding Facebook passwords from prospective employees during job interviews. Civil liberties advocates including the ACLU have slammed the practice as a violation of privacy. Unfortunately, for many who are unemployed or under-employed, the pressure to...
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[title] Robert Naiman: 'UN Should Take Responsibility for the Wars in the Middle East'
March 19 is a historic day in the US: a year ago NATO launched an airstrike campaign on Libya - a nessessity according to the high-ranking officials to save the Libyan rebels. Nine years ago the US intervened in Iraq, and it's been the 11th anniversary of the American troops presence in Afghanistan...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scores Killed in Iraq, Continuing 9 Years of Violence
Dozens of separate though seemingly coordinated attacks across Iraq left scores of people dead on Tuesday. Bombings occurred in the northern city of Kirkuk and the southern city of Karbala. Explosions in Baghdad also claimed lives, and smaller attacks in Ramadi, Mahmudiya and other cities as well...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan Parliamentary Committee Demands End of Cross-Border Strikes
Following widespread public outrage over civilian casualties and in direct response to a US/NATO raid last November that resulted in the death of 24 its soldiers, a Pakistan parliamentary committee in Islamabad has called for the end of drone strikes by the CIA and a promise that no further 'cross-...
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