News for 2012-07-23

Monday, July 23, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands in Mexico March Against Vote Fraud, Corruption
Tens of thousands took to the streets across Mexico on Sunday to protest what they see as a president elected through corruption and fraud. Protesters marched in 18 Mexican cities including the capital of Mexico City to renounce the electoral win of Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Report Blasts TEPCO's On-Going Failures
The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is still stumbling in its handling of the disaster 16 months later, by dragging its feet in investigations and trying to understate the true damage at the complex, investigators said Monday. The Japanese government-appointed inquiry into the 3...
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[field_image_caption-raw] With Drug Resistant AIDS on Rise, Health Advocates Call for Continued Vigilance
A Lancet study released over the weekend, backed by data from the World Health Organization, shows that strains of HIV/AIDS that exhibit resistance to prominent treatments are on the rise.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will Libor Indictments Fit the Scale of the Rate-Rigging Scandal?
US prosecutors and European regulators are close to arresting individual traders and charging them with colluding to manipulate global benchmark interest rates, according to Reuters .
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Poverty Rate Reaching 50-Year High
Poverty in the U.S. is on track to be at its highest level in 50 years , according to analysis collected by the Associated Press. Meanwhile, social safety nets are being pulled out from under those in need, leaving them in a spiral downward with little hope of escape.
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[title] Does the US Need Stricter Gun Control Laws?
At least 12 people were killed and dozens wounded when a man wearing a gas mask and body armour opened fire and tossed a tear gas cannister into a cinema auditorium in the town of Aurora in Colorado. People were watching a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. A 24-...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Erratic Weather Across Globe Fueling Impending Food Crisis
In addition to the ongoing drought in the United States, experts warn that the potential for a worldwide food crisis is heightened by extreme and erratic weather across the globe. A report in The Guardian cites recent flooding in Russia, an encroaching drought in South America, and heavy rains in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scores Dead, Hundreds Wounded in Violent Wave Across Iraq
A wave of violent bombings and shootings across Iraq on Monday has left over 90 people dead and many hundreds wounded, according to various reports, making it the most deadly day since most US troops left the war-ravaged country last year. The violence occurred in over twenty separate attacks that...
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