News for 2012-10-11

Thursday, October 11, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] VP Debate 2012: Progressives React
Vice President Joe Biden meets Congressman Paul Ryan on stage at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky tonight in the only debate between the two candidates. ABC News' Martha Raddatz will moderate the 90 minute debate which will cover both domestic and foreign policy issues.
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[title] Bill McKibben Takes on Conservatives Over Climate Change
Bill McKibben takes on "head-in-the-sand" conservatives on Real Time with Bill Mayer 's weekly roundtable discussion. Guests include Frank Luntz, Bill McKibben, Kerry Washington, Will Cain and Mark Foley.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hezbollah: It's Our 'Natural Right' to Have Drones
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Recognizes International Day of the Girl Child
The first United Nations International Day of the Girl Child was observed Thursday with a worldwide call to end child marriage. The day was designed to recognize the rights of girls around the world and highlight the unique challenges they face.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exposed: Cruelty at Burger King Dairy Farm
An undercover video produced by animals rights group Mercy for Animals exposes brutal animal treatment at a Burger King dairy supplier.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Huge Oil Slick Traced to BP Disaster
An oil slick three miles long and three football fields wide that was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico last month has been traced back to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010, the Coast Guard said Wednesday night. The reason for the appearance of the new slick, which is currently about 50...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Citizens United Money Floods Romney Campaign
Citizens United money -- the campaign contribution money allowed by the Supreme Court decision -- has flooded the Romney campaign since Labor Day, with the Republican contender receiving 70% of outside spending, according to an analysis released Wednesday from the Center for Public Integrity.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arab Women Uprising: A Cyber-Call for Justice
A group has issued a cyber-call demanding justice and equal rights for women in the Arab world. In a Facebook page launched in October, "The uprising of women in the Arab world" denounces violence against women, demands an end to "treatment as second class citizens" and calls for a "solidarity...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Man Torched, Another Shot as S. African Strike Violence Continues
One man was torched and another shot as mine workers clashed with police Thursday morning. In a confrontation between police and about 400 of the 12,000 striking miners who were fired by the Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mine last week , police unleashed rubber bullets in an effort to disperse...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Record on Climate Change Scrutinized by Activists
"I think I missed the part where they discussed the Arctic melting," the environmentalist and author Bill McKibben recently quipped .
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[field_image_caption-raw] At Least 16 Dead Following Latest US Drone Attack in Pakistan
In the second attack in as many days, a suspected US drone has killed up to 16 people and wounded 6 more in northwest Pakistan, according to CNN International . The attack occurred in the Orakzai region near the Afghan border, an area repeatedly targeted by the US military. Though the Obama...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Shell Faces Landmark Lawsuit over Years of Oil Spills
Paving a path for ordinary citizens to sue foreign multinational companies in their home countries, Nigerian farmers faced Royal Dutch Shell in a Dutch court today over a history of devastating oil spills in the Niger Delta. The landmark case is the first time the Dutch company has faced legal...
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[field_image_caption-raw] IMF Backpedals on Austerity
The draconian austerity measures issued to debt-stricken countries should be eased, the head of the International Monetary Fund admitted on Thursday, marking a shift in the policies the "troika" member has been pushing. Speaking in Tokyo at the annual IMF/World Bank meetings, IMF managing director...
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[title] Inside Story: Will New Voter ID Laws Affect US 2012 Result?
Studies repeatedly show that millions of US voters may not be able to cast their ballot in November due to the introduction of new voter ID laws. There are also concerns that many voters without photo ID will still be hesitant to show up at the polls. Will the restrictive laws impact the results?...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chief of US Security at Embassy in Yemen Shot Dead
The Yemeni chief of security at the US embassy in Sanaa has been assassinated, officials there have said. Qassem Aqlani, fifty-five, was on his way to work Thursday when he was gunned down, according to reports , by a masked gunman on a motorcycle who then fled the scene.
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[field_image_caption-raw] No Rest for Cheerleaders from the "Attack Iran" Camp
WASHINGTON - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly last month that Iran’s nuclear program was unlikely to breach his “red line” for presumed military action until next spring or summer, many observers here looked forward to some relief from the nearly...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Private Insurers Profit by Ripping Off Medicare
New research by health care experts concludes that privately run insurance plans designed to supplement the Medicare system serve no truly useful purpose and instead of helping seniors receive better care, Medicare Advantage plans actually undermine traditional Medicare’s fiscal health.
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