News for 2012-08-30

Thursday, August 30, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Gives Shell Green Light to Start Risky Arctic Drilling
The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell the green light to begin "preparatory activities" for oil drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea on Thursday to the outrage of environmental groups.
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[title] Ralph Reed’s Trip From Purgatory to Power
An extended preview clip of this week’s show tracks Ralph Reed’s rise, fall, and return to political power in the Republican Party, including how he was inspired by Sean Hannity’s “heavenly” encouragement, and floored by Barack Obama’s 2008 victory. [thumbnail: Gage Skidmore]
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[field_image_caption-raw] Canada Orders Iraq War Resister to Be Deported Back to US
A war resister who has been living in Canada for the last five years has been ordered deported back to the U.S., an immigration board said Thursday. Kimberly Rivera, reported to be the first female U.S. war resister, had served in Iraq in 2006 but sought refuge in Canada in 2007. Rivera is the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran's Khamenei Calls for 'Nuclear Free Middle East'
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday reiterated the country's position that it has no desire for nuclear weapons, calling atomic weapons a "great sin" and renewing the call for a nuclear-free Middle East.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Want to Keep Track of Drone Strikes? There's Not an App for That
An iPhone app that would send users notification whenever a drone strike happens has been repeatedly rejected by Apple, Wired reports. Christina Bonnington and Spencer Ackerman describe in Wired 's Danger Room blog how an app designed by Josh Begley has been rejected by the company three times now...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Which Way Will The Pendulum Swing? Chicago Teachers Give Notice of Strike
CHICAGO—“What this is about, brothers and sisters, is about a moment in time where either the pendulum is going to swing one way or swing the other.”
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Massacre': Scores of Amazon Indigenous Tribe Members Killed by Miners
As many as 80 Yanomami Indians have been killed in a "massacre" carried out by unauthorized gold miners from Brazil, leaving charred remains of a community and polluted rivers in its wake.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Beneath Melting Antarctica, Powerful Greenhouse Gas Lurks
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[title] The Abortion War
It has become one of the most vicious, important and divisive battlegrounds in the 2012 US presidential election. Since it was legalised in 1973, the issue of abortion has polarised the US, but now the battle has been taken to a new level. Last year, an unprecedented number of laws have been passed...
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