News for 2012-11-27

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Corporation Uses NAFTA to Sue Canada for $250 Million Over Fracking Ban
A US company is taking advantage of a corporate-friendly NAFTA provision in suing the Canadian government for over $250 million due to lost profits from Quebec's moratorium on fracking. The company, Lone Pine Resources Inc., which is incorporated in the state of Delaware and headquartered in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] CDC: Abortion Rates Fall to Lowest Rates in 10 Years
Although the Centers for Disease Control reported Friday that abortion rates in the US had fallen to an all-time low, anti-choice activists continue their siege against a woman's right to the procedure. According to the CDC, abortion rates fell 5 percent between 2008 and 2009—the most recent years...
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[title] Seeing is Believing: Glacial Photography in ‘Chasing Ice’ Proves Climate Change is Real
Director Jeff Orlowski talks to “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer about his experiences filming melting Arctic ice and glacial retreat for “Chasing Ice,” a documentary that focuses on the work of environmental photographer James Balog. “We have to pay for fossil fuels properly,” says Orlowski, when...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Audit: Kabul Bank's Crony Capitalism a 'Ponzi Scheme'
Afghanistan's failed Kabul Bank was from its very beginning, "a well-concealed Ponzi scheme" that funneled almost $900 million into the pockets of a small number of the political elite, an independent auditors' report says.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Cram into Tahrir Square Calling for Morsi to Step Down
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[field_image_caption-raw] COP18: Permafrost Melts While Government Negotiations Stall
Scientists report that significant thawing of the Arctic permafrost will "significantly amplify global warming," says a new UN report released Tuesday, which many hope will spur some agreement and action on the second day of negotiations underway at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC...
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[field_image_caption-raw] France to Back Palestinian Bid to Raise UN Status
France will support a Palestinian bid for non-member observer state status at the UN, the country announced on Tuesday. "This Thursday or Friday, when the question is asked, France will vote yes," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told his country's National Assembly.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mold, Other Health Hazards Plague Sandy Victims One Month Later
A new public health risk has joined the digestive disorders, rashes and infections already experienced by residents of Hurricane Sandy one month after the devastating storm battered the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York, leaving thousands still homeless and many areas such as the Rockaways...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School
In Arizona an unsettling trend appears to be underway: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent years as the result of its cozy relationship with the for-profit prison industry. Such controversies have included the role of...
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[title] Debunking the 'Fiscal Cliff'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Children Face the Fallout of Gaza War
GAZA CITY - As Israel and Hamas separately celebrate the ceasefire and their “victory” over the other following Israel’s blistering eight-day military assault on the Gaza strip, civilians continue to pay the price.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Painful, but Necessary': Arafat's Remains Exhumed
The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed early Tuesday from a concrete mausoleum in Ramallah, West Bank in a final effort to determine if his death in 2004 was caused by radioactive posioning at the hands of Israeli intelligence agencies.
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