News for 2012-09-19

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
[title] Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis: Deal Ending Strike a Victory for Education
Chicago public school teachers are returning to the classroom today nine days after launching their first strike in a quarter century. On Tuesday, 800 delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike to put an agreement with the city before the entire membership...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Born on Third Base': How the Wealthy Inherit the Earth
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Drought Brings Mass Livestock Slaughter, Soaring Food Prices to World
Soaring food prices and mass livestock slaughter are ramifications hitting the world now as a result of the U.S. drought, a report from investment bank Rabobank International says. These impacts also highlight a global food system unprepared to deal with the impacts of climate change, tied to an...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hollywood Film Pushes Flawed Corporate Education Agenda
Well-funded advocates of privatizing the nation’s education system are employing a new strategy this fall to enlist support for the cause. The emotionally engaging Hollywood film “Won’t Back Down” -- set for release September 28 -- portrays so-called “Parent Trigger” laws as an effective mechanism...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study Finds Tumors in Rats Fed Monsanto GM Corn
A new study released Wednesday by a team of scientists in France claims to have discovered a noticeable increase in tumors and kidney disease in lab rats that have been fed GMO foods produced by big ag corporation Monsanto.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NOAA: Record High Ocean Temperatures in North Atlantic
Ocean temperatures -- from the ocean bottom to the sea surface -- off the northeast coast of the U.S. have soared to their warmest ever, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Ignites Fears of Job Losses
LEESBURG, Va. — With 1,350 employees in its five U.S. factories, New Balance is proud that it still produces 7 million pairs of shoes each year at its plants in Maine and Massachusetts, the last major athletic footwear company that still has manufacturing jobs in the United States. But the company...
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[field_image_caption-raw] ACLU Takes CIA to Court over Targeted Killings
The American Civil Liberties Union will continue its fight with the CIA in court on Thursday , in a bid to obtain documents concerning the US "targeted killing" drone program.
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[title] Chicago Teachers Say Fight to Defend Public Education Ongoing
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Ice Melts, World Powers Vie for Arctic Supremacy
The dramatic melting of arctic ice sheets and glaciers caused by climate change is creating a new—and experts warn dangerous—race for oil, gas, and mineral reserves previously not accessible to the world's largest and most powerful countries.
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[field_image_caption-raw] "Show Me Your Papers" Law Takes Effect in Arizona
US District Judge Susan Bolton ruled on Tuesday that Arizona police can immediately start enforcing the so-called "show me your papers" provision of a law passed by the Republican-run state legislature an signed nearly two years ago by Governor Jan Brewer. The law allows police, when in the process...
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