News for 2013-01-10

Thursday, January 10, 2013
[title] When the Boys Return: Palestinian Youths Try to Come to Terms With Being Jailed by Israel
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Like Wildfire': Images of Climate Catastrophe in Australia Go Global
As fires continue to rage across Australia with soaring temperatures fueling the flames, images of the catastrophe spreading around the web capture the heartbreak, harrow and heat.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Wall Street Insider' Jack Lew Has No Place as Secretary Treasury, Progressives Warn
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated White House Chief of Staff and "Wall Street insider" Jack Lew to become the next Treasury Secretary, succeeding Timothy Geithner—a move that ensures Wall Street interests will continue to be prioritized over those of the American public, critics warn.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Voice for Peace in Afghanistan: 'Stop This Criminal War'
Malalai Joya has a simple message for US, NATO, and Afghan leaders: Get out. 'Get out' of her country, she tells those from the US and other western nations. And to the warlords, the Taliban, and the fundamentalists represented in the ruling government, she says 'get out of the way' of a peaceful...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Food System Fail: Up to Half of World's Food Wasted
Up to half of all food produced in the world is wasted, according to a new report, which also implicates wasteful practices in the global food system that squander the planet's water.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Puts US Drone Program Back into Deadly High Gear
The latest strike in a deadly string of U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan killed up to six people Thursday—the seventh strike in ten days which have left over 40 dead in 2013 so far.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rebuking Call to Arms, California Teachers Choose Firearm Divestment
A California teachers' pension fund voted unanimously on Wednesday to divest itself of firearms holdings, in a clear rebuke of the recent proposals to arm teachers as a means of preventing future school shootings.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poisoned Planet: Doubling of Ocean Mercury Levels Threatens Global Health
The world's rivers, lakes, and oceans are suffering the severe consequences of modern industrial mercury pollution, according to a new UN report, which also warns the health of the entire planet and its inhabitants face a perilous future if serious action is not soon taken.
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[title] Inconsistencies Found in Shell Story of Grounded Oil Rig
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sick By Choice? US Health Worse Than Nearly All Other Industrialized Countries
WASHINGTON - U.S. citizens suffer from poorer health than nearly all other industrialized countries, according to the first comprehensive government analysis on the subject, released Wednesday. Of 17 high-income countries looked at by a committee of experts sponsored by the National Institutes of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Filmmaker Michael Moore: US Leaders 'Are a Violent People'
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