News for 2012-12-10

Monday, December 10, 2012
[title] Climate Stories: Surviving Sandy: 2 Minutes of Heartbreak
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[field_image_caption-raw] Google's $2 Billion Tax Dodge Prompts Inquiries by European Governments
Google Inc., avoided some $2 billion in worldwide taxes in 2011 by moving $9.8 billion in revenues— about 80 percent of the company's pretax profits—to a Bermuda shell company, Bloomberg reports . The figure is nearly double the amount the Internet giant shifted three years ago—but the strategy is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Implicated in Leaking Misleading Info on Iran Nuke
A largely misleading and vastly exaggerated "exclusive" "leak" published by the Associated Press last week, which boasted that the news agency had obtained information proving that Iran was working on a nuclear bomb, and was quickly debunked by the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald and several others ,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Zero Dark Thirty': Likely US Blockbuster Slammed for Glorifying CIA Torture
The Hollywood epic, Zero Dark Thirty , which will hit US movie theaters just in time for Christmas is being lambasted by journalists and critics for its attempt to whitewash history by presenting torture techniques used by the CIA during the Bush years as a key feature of the investigation that led...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mandela 'Doing Very, Very Well,' Remains Hospitalized for Tests
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "doing very, very well" in a Pretoria hospital, but will remain for further tests for an undisclosed condition. The 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was airlifted to the hospital and admitted on Saturday, The Telegraph reports .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Peace Prize Protest: 'The EU is not a Worthy Winner'
Protesters gathered in Oslo, Norway on the eve of the annual Peace Prize ceremony in condemnation of the Nobel Committee and this year's recipient, the European Union. Demonstrators lambasted the committee's decision citing the EU’s arms sales to conflict areas, the lack of help for refugees and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Intel Report Predicts US Decline as Global Resource Wars Rise
Billed by skeptics as "science fiction"—replete with predictions of "super-villainy" and "superhuman" abilities brought about by technological advances—a report released Monday by the US government predicts that America's economic dominance will be overtaken by China within the next 20 years while...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Study: Scientists' Early Climate Predictions Prove Accurate
Leaders of the world's nations keep getting it wrong even as study after study and analysis after analysis show that climate scientists have been long getting it right on climate change.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Morsi Grants Egyptian Army Police Powers on Eve of Mass Protests
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi officially granted the Egyptian military the power to arrest and detain citizens starting Monday—the eve of national pro- and anti-Morsi rival protests, which follow over two weeks of unrest in the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Showdown in Michigan: Labor Fights Back Against Anti-Worker Laws
As the city of Lansing, Mich. braces for thousands of workers and union supporters to descend on the capital in protest of the controversial right-to-work legislation, President Obama and congressional Democrats and met with Governor Rick Snyder urging him to "step back from the brink." After...
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[title] The Bottom Line: Jobs
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[title] Obama's "Rules" for Killing People with Drones
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report from Gaza: Latest Israeli Attack Brings Renewed Strength for Hamas
GAZA CITY - The Islamist party Hamas had been losing support as a result of economic difficulties and factional fighting. Today Hamas is popular again, heralded for its retaliation in Israel’s latest military assault on the Gaza Strip. Forty-year-old Ahmed Al Biltaji says his sympathy with Gaza...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Killing of World Famous Wolf Reignites Battle in the Rockies
Conservationists and wolf-lovers are howling with anger following news that a well-known alpha wolf from Yellowstone National Park was found shot and killed by a hunter late last week after she roamed over the park's western boundary into Wyoming.
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