News for 2013-02-08

Friday, February 8, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Clashes Erupt in Eypt as Thousands Call for 'Downfall of Regime'
Egyptian protesters were met with tear gas on Friday as thousands marched in cities across the country in continuing opposition to President Mohamed Morsi. Some of the protesters chanted ,"The people want the downfall of the regime," while others outside the presidential palace chanted, "Freedom,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] North Dakota Senate Passes Measure Threatening Abortion Access
State senators in North Dakota have passed a measure critics fear could end abortion in the state.
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[title] Jeremy Scahill: Assassinations of U.S. Citizens Largely Ignored at Brennan CIA Hearing
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[field_image_caption-raw] 50,000 Tunisians Mourn Slayed Opposition Leader
Over 50,000 mourners lined the streets of the Tunisian capital on Friday for the funeral procession of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, who was shot outside of his home earlier this week . Protests spilled over into the burial service in southern Tunis where, according to witnesses, police fired...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Polio Workers Gunned Down in Nigeria
Nine polio health workers have been killed in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Friday, following a spate of recent attacks on polio workers in Pakistan. The Associated Press reports that the attacks took place in two neighborhoods of the largest city in Nigeria's north, Kano, when gunmen opened...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study Finds 80% of All Antibiotics in US Used for Big-Ag
In 2011, more antibiotics were sold for use in meat and poultry production than ever before—at least four-fifths of all antibiotics used in the US— according to a new report by Pew Charitable Trusts.
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[field_image_caption-raw] States Take On GMOs in Battle Over Labeling
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[title] Fractured Land: A Fight Against Fracking in British Columbia
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[field_image_caption-raw] Northeast US Braces for Historic Storm
A potentially historic storm with blizzard conditions, dubbed "Nemo" by The Weather Channel, with possibilities of several feet of snow, power outages, high-force winds and coastal flooding continues to develop across the northeast on Friday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics: 'Doublespeak' and 'Pure Show' at Brennan's Confirmation Hearing
Critics came out in force following Thursday's confirmation hearing of John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency and lead architect of the United State's secret drone warfare playbook.
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