News for 2012-07-03

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Token Fine for GlaxoSmithKline Won't Stop BigPharma's Bad Behavior: Watchdog
Pharmaceutical mammoth GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been ordered to pay $3 billion fine in what is described as the largest case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history. But critics say it is just as a slap on the wrist as the amount "pales in comparison" to the profits pharmaceutical companies earn and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] International 'Whale Sanctuary' Proposal Denied
A proposal to establish a 'whale sanctuary' in the South Atlantic Ocean was denied Monday at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting, BBC news reports . The IWC is an international body set up to monitor the whaling industry. Proposals in the body require a three-quarters majority...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Agriculture Industry in Trouble as Migrant Labor Dwindles
Harsh anti-immigration policies in the US and more job opportunities in Mexico are factors which have begun to affect the US agricultural industry in negative ways -- less migrant labor to exploit.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Drought Hits Key Crops, Fears of Food Crisis Loom
Fears of a continued heatwave and drought across the US midwest -- which many scientists credit to climate change associated with global warming -- are leading analysts to predict lower yields of corn, soybean, and wheat in the nation's agricultural belt this growing season. The market predictions...
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[title] Bill Nye the Science Guy Explains Record Heat, Wildfires and Climate Change
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sizzling Heat, Storms, Wildfires: 'This Is Just the Beginning'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Al Jazeera Reports: New Tests Show Yasser Arafat Poisoned with Radioactive Polonium
* * * Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, died mysteriously on November 11, 2004.
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[title] Julian Assange Show: Anwar Ibrahim (Final Episode)
Julian Assange speaks to the leader of the Malaysian opposition - Anwar Ibrahim. As a rising internal rival to the former Prime Minister Mahathir, Anwar was imprisoned for 5 years after being smeared with sex allegations. As a result of a popular campaign in 2004, his conviction was overturned and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Govt Aggressive, Successful in Obtaining Twitter User Data
The release of a ' transparency report ' by microblogging and social media company Twitter reveals that the US government is by far the most aggressive, and most successful, in seeking and obtaining private user information compared to other world governments.
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