News for 2012-12-15

Saturday, December 15, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Names of Victims Killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School Released
Connecticut State Police on Saturday released names of the victims from Friday's shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. According to the police all the children killed at the school were between the ages of 5 and 7. Among the students there were 8 boys and 12 girls.
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[title] Has Torture Simply Become Acceptable in the US?
The European Court of Human Rights condemns CIA torture and members of the US Senate intelligence committee calls it "a terrible mistake". But will such criticism be overshadowed by a film that falsely suggests that the use of torture led to the killing of Osama bin Laden?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poll: Climate Change Skeptics Swayed by Extreme Weather, Not Scientists
Extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy and record temperatures are convincing skeptics far more than scientists are that climate change is taking place, according to a poll (pdf) released Friday by the Associated Press-GfK . And 80 percent of the 1,002 Americans polled now believe global...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Voices of Dissent as Egyptian Referendum Threatens Aims of a Revolution
The secular and pro-democracy revolutionaries who hoped to shred the veil of despotism when they overthrew the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak nearly two years ago, urged their fellow Egyptians to vote "No" in Saturday's national referendum on a controversial draft constitution—supported by President...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'None Dead' in China: Sensible Laws vs. Maniacal Attacks
On the other side of the world and just hours before 20 children were gunned down in a massacre in Connecticut on Friday, 22 children were the victims of a vicious, similar-minded attack at a Chinese elementary school by a man wielding an 8-inch knife. Just as brutal and as nonsensical as the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Following Massacre in Newtown, A National Call for Action on Gun Violence
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[title] US Mourns Victims of School Shooting
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