News for 2012-05-09

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
Obama on ABC News :
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[title] Two of Mass Palestinian Prisoners' Hunger Strike "On Verge of Death"
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[field_image_caption-raw] First Nations Rally in Toronto to Demand No Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline
Hundreds of First Nations protesters and supporters descended upon Toronto today to protest Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project, which would transport tar sands crude from Alberta to the British Columbia coast.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NOAA: US Experienced Warmest 12-Month Period Ever
The U.S. has experienced the warmest 12-month period since recordkeeping began in 1895, according to the newest monthly "State of the Climate" report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA reports that in the period from May 2011 to April 2012 the nationally-...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Plastic in 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Has Increased 100-Fold
Plastic garbage in the ocean has increased 100-fold in the past 40 years and could have ecosystem-wide impacts, according to a study released Tuesday. Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography looked at the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (NPSG), known as the ‘Great Pacific Garbage...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands of Protesters Descend on Bank of America Meeting
Thousands of protesters marched to the door of Bank of America's annual shareholder meeting in Charlotte, NC today. A large coalition of activist groups including environmental groups, labor unions, and Occupy Wall Street are expecting an eventful day of 'non-violent protest, marches, and theatrics...
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[title] Van Jones Tells Conservatives: Put Down the Red, White & Blue Wrecking Ball
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[field_image_caption-raw] #NoWay: Twitter Rebukes Prosecutors for Subpoena of Occupy Messages
In a motion filed in a criminal court in New York this week the social media company Twitter argued that it should not be forced to turn over messages from one of its users because the 'tweets' belong to the user, not to them. The New York district attorney sought the messages in relation to a case...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Why Are We There? Who Are We Helping?' Americans Tire of Endless War
"What are we really doing there? Who are we helping?" asks Chris Solomon, an independent from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina referring to the US military presence in Afghanistan in an interview with the Associated Press. Solomon was among the respondents to a new AP-GfK poll, released today, that...
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