News for 2012-10-28

Sunday, October 28, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Several Killed in US Drone Attacks in North Yemen
Yemeni officials say a day of US Drone attacks has killed at least four people in Northern Yemen, the first report of airstrikes in the Saada province. Officials say the strikes targeted two households in the region in a search for a local al Qaeda commander, Hadi al-Tais, but there was no...
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Marijuana on the Ballot 2012
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: On November 6, three states— Colorado , Washington and Oregon —will put to vote the question of whether to legalize marijuana. Beginning in the 1970s many states, counties, and cities have attempted to decriminalize marijuana with efforts ranging from reducing penalties for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Extreme Weather Hits the Poor First – and Hardest
The old adage ‘nature is the great equaliser’ no longer holds true in countries like Sri Lanka, where the poor bear the brunt of extreme weather events. Gamhevage Dayananda, a farmer from the remote village of Pansalgolla in Sri Lanka’s north-central Polonnaruwa district, can attest to this reality...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tensions Rise in Eastern China over Chemical Factory Protests, Despite Govt Promises
After a three days of tense protests by thousands of Chinese citizens over the expansion of a hotly contested petrochemical factory near the city of Ningbo, local Chinese officials
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[field_image_caption-raw] East Coast Residents Flee as 'Frankenstorm' Rears Its Head
A state of emergency
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[title] Campaign Rhetoric Vs. Reality Checks
Two of the country’s most astute political media observers — Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Marty Kaplan — join Bill to assess the true value of the 2012 political debates, and weigh in on the rhetoric and realities of two campaigns in the home stretch, looking to make their cases by any means...
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