News for 2012-10-12

Friday, October 12, 2012
[title] Protesters Clash in Tahrir Square
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood party is urging its supporters to leave Tahrir Square, after fighting took place there between rival groups. More than 100 people have been injured in clashes between protesters who back President Mohamed Morsi and those who oppose him. It is the worst violence under the...
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[title] Leading US Officials Support Terrorist Listed Group with Impunity
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[field_image_caption-raw] Romney: Americans Don’t Die from Lack of Health Insurance
President Obama’s challenger Mitt Romney is facing criticism over his remarks Thursday that uninsured Americans are able to have their healthcare paid for if they simply go to the hospital.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tribes Give New Hope To Fight Against Coal Ports
In a protest this week, fishermen from the local Lummi tribe lined up their boats in unified opposition of a plan to build six coal export terminals along the Pacific Northwest coast, opening up inland coal to Asian markets.
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[field_image_caption-raw] TEPCO Avoided Safety Measures for Fear of 'Adding Momentum to Anti-Nuclear Movements'
Japanese nuclear utility company TEPCO admitted for the first time Friday that the Fukishima nuclear disaster could have been avoided had the comp
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[field_image_caption-raw] Italian Students Rally to Save Education as Protests Erupt Across Country
Thousands of high school and university students protested against austerity and school privatization across 90 Italian cities on Friday, the latest action against cuts Prime Minster Mario Monti has imposed.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Texas Ban of Planned Parenthood Could Significantly Increase Unplanned Pregnancies
Tens of thousands of low-income women could lose access to birth control and basic health care if the state of Texas moves ahead with a plan to eliminate Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program, according to a study (PDF) released Thursday by George Washington University.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Penn. Governor Greenlights Fracking on College Campuses
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett thinks state colleges should be tapping in to one of their greatest assets. Youthful energy? No. Great minds? No. Shale gas!
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[field_image_caption-raw] Consumer Advocates Press Michelle Obama for Genetically Modified Labeling Support
Consumer advocates calling on First Lady Michelle Obama to press her husband to keep his promise to have genetically modified food labeled brought their message to the White House on Thursday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Protest in Bahrain
Riot police clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters Friday in the Bahrain capital of Manama. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to curb the protest, the Associated Press reported .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Homeowner Struggles Continue as Wall Street Profits Soar
In a quarterly earnings report on Friday, Wall Street giant JP Morgan Chase announced it smashed previous records by posting $5.3 billion in profits for the third quarter—up 36 percent from the same period last year. Talking about the enormous profit-surge, Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said the...
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[title] Inside Story: Biden vs Ryan: Who Won the Debate?
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan hold a frank exchange of views with the economy and foreign policy dominating the US vice-presidential debate. So who won? Ryan Grim from The Huffington Post analyses some of the highlights.
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[field_image_caption-raw] "Is This a Joke?" Critics Slam Decision to Award EU Nobel Peace Prize
Three years after awarding the world's most recognized international peace prize to Barack Obama, the sitting president of the United States—who at the time was commanding the operations of two foreign wars and overseeing the largest military and intelligence apparatus in the history of the world—...
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[field_image_caption-raw] If You're Pro-Choice, Admits Ryan: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
When asked a succinct follow-up question by ABC journalist and moderator of Thursday's vice presidential debate Martha Raddatz, “Should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?” Paul Ryan did not say "No."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Paul Ryan: No Specifics, Just a Secret Plan
Richard Milhous Nixon said in 1968 that the war in Vietnam was the critical concern of that year's presidential contest, the one issue that had to be addressed by the candidates. And he addressed it with a “secret plan” to end the war.
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