News for 2012-08-14

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
[title] The US and Honduras
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ecuador's Correa: No Decision Yet on Assange Asylum Request
UPDATE: (9:25 pm EST) Responding to a news story earlier in the day by The Guardian newspaper, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador strongly denied a report that claimed a final decision had been made to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange political asylum in his country. "The story is false .....
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[field_image_caption-raw] Big Ag Spends Big on Fight Against Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food
Big names in corporate agriculture and biotechnology firms are spending big -- to the tune of $12 million -- in their fight to prevent Californians from knowing whether their food contains genetically engineered ingredients.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sign of Warmer Times: Shutdown at Conn. Nuclear Plant Due to High Cooling Water Temperature
Balmy temperatures of cooling waters forced a nuclear power plant in Connecticut to shut down for the first time on Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Latest US Army 'Spy Blimp' to Offer 'Unblinking' Surveillance for Weeks on End
The US Army recently field tested their latest surveillance drone over the skies of New Jersey.
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[field_image_caption-raw] TrapWire: The Surveillance State Continues
Documents released by Wikileaks last week showing the use of a surveillance system TrapWire from a company started by ex-CIA agents underscores the ubiquity of surveillance systems in use in the post-9/11 state.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arctic Sea Ice Could Vanish in 10 Years: Study
Arctic sea ice could completely vanish within 10 years, a rate much faster than previously thought, according to new measurements from the European Space Agency.
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[title] Bernie Sanders: Ryan's Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Be a 'Death Sentence' for Many Americans
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Not Humane': US Sanctions Prevent Iran Earthquake Aid
Iranian-Americans and other US citizens who want to aid those suffering in the aftermath of large earthquakes in Iran on Saturday have been stymied by US-supported sanctions against Iran. “You’re seeing these photos of the victims suffering and your instinct is . . . to help people,” Mahdis...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Inside Israel, Talk of Attack on Iran Grows Louder
Saber-rattling against Iran among top Israeli officials has become something of a national sport in recent weeks. Though much of the rhetoric is nothing new, many observers say the amount of public debate about an Israeli attack on Iran— driven by leaks "from unnamed officials" and prominently...
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