News for 2013-02-06

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] US Expands Sanctions on Iran
The U.S. announced on Wednesday that it is expanding sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. The Treasury Department also said it was naming the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and its director, as well as three other entities in Iran, subject to sanctions for "involvement in the Iranian...
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[title] Decade After Iraq WMD Speech at UN, Ex-Powell Aide Lawrence Wilkerson Debates Author Norman Solomon
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[field_image_caption-raw] Minnesota's Moose in 'Precipitous' Decline
The moose population in Minnesota is in "precipitous" decline, the state's Department of Natural Resources announced on Wednesday, and adds evidence to a recent report documenting the catastrophe climate change has already brought to the nation's wildlife.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Seattle Teachers Spark Rebuke of School Standardization and Privatization
Teachers, parents, students and other supporters cross-country declared "enough is enough" Wednesday as they joined in the National Day of Action and the growing tide of support for the Seattle teachers' standardized test boycott.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ed Rendell Intervened For Oil Company to Stop EPA Contamination Case Against Range Resources
A breaking investigation by EnergyWire appears to connect the dots between shadowy lobbying efforts by shale gas fracking company Range Resources, and the Obama EPA's decision to shut down its high-profile lawsuit against Range for allegedly contaminating groundwater in Weatherford, TX. At the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA Using Base in Saudi Arabia to Launch Drone Attacks in Yemen
The New York Times revealed on Tuesday that the CIA has been using a base in Saudi Arabia for over two years to launch drone strikes in Yemen. It was from this base that a drone was launched that killed Muslim cleric and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Long, Slow Goodbye: USPS Proposes Shuttering Saturday Delivery
The long-threatened dismantling of the United States Postal Service has begun in piecemeal fashion as the agency announced on Wednesday plans to end Saturday mail deliveries cutting a deeper path for privatized delivery and inciting the "death spiral" of an American institution.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lawmakers Ramp Up Pressure on Obama, Brennan to Come Clean Over Drones
A growing number of U.S. Congress members are now promising to ramp up pressure on the Obama Administration to reassess its lethal, and many say unconstitutional, use of drone strikes following this week's "white paper" leak, which exposed the Department of Justice's " profoundly disturbing "...
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[title] The Myth of American Living
There is a belief that Americans got into economic turmoil because of living beyond their means. Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains why this a myth, that most Americans do not live beyond their means and that their "means" have not kept up...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Update: Tunisia to Dissolve Government After Assassination, Day of Mass Protests
Update : After a day of massive protests in Tunisia, ruling Islamist party Ennahda dissolved its coalition government on Wednesday, promising rapid new elections.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lake Michigan Water Level at Record Low
Ongoing drought and above average temperatures have pushed the water level in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, considered a single body of water, to its lowest level since record keeping began 95 years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Tuesday. The level marked not only a record low...
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