News for 2012-11-03

Saturday, November 3, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Haiti Still Reeling From Disaster Upon Disaster
Haiti continues to suffer devastating effects from Hurricane Sandy that hit the Caribbean nation before making its way north. Though Haiti missed a direct hit from the hurricane, the storm brought heavy rains, and with them an increase in the cases of cholera . Floodwaters have also brought down...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outside Election Spending Up 400% Since 2008
Reported spending by outside groups like Super PACs and dark money organizations has topped $1.11 billion, a 400 percent increase over total spending in 2008, according to a new analysis from Demos and U.S. PIRG.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Continued Power Outages Mean No Work, No Pay for Many
Continued power outages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy mean many businesses and shops are still closed and their employees are not working. The consequences of these days without work underscore the vast difference between the hardships faced by low-wage, hourly workers and salaried workers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] KBR Negligent, Ordered to Pay $85 Million to Soldiers
On Friday, a federal jury found notorious defense contractor KBR (Kellogg Brown and Root) negligent of exposing soldiers to the carcinogen hexavalent chromium at the Qarmat Ali water facility in Iraq in 2003. The lawsuit brought by a dozen Oregon Army National Guard soldiers against the former...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The Time to Choose Sides on Climate Change Is Now'
As the devastation from "superstorm" Sandy continues for millions, Up host Chris Hayes urged viewers on Saturday that the time to choose sides on climate change is now.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘OK, Fine. Shoot Him.’ Four Words That Heralded a Decade of Secret US Drone Killings
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) usually gets all the credit for the first US drone targeted killing beyond the conventional battlefield. But it was the military which gave the final go-ahead to kill on November 3 2002.
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[title] Florida Suffers Under Manmade Voting Disaster
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[title] Living Downstream
Filmmaker: Chanda Chevannes Sandra Steingraber is an American ecologist whose books reach thousands of people. Diagnosed at an early age with cancer, she joined a long line of patients in her family - only, Sandra was adopted. She embarked on a quest to find the link between cancer and the...
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