News for 2013-05-20

Monday, May 20, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Atomic Bomb-Like' Tornado Damage in Oklahoma
BREAKING - A mile-wide tornado blasted through Oklahoma City suburbs this afternoon causing massive damage to schools and neighborhoods. One TV helicopter reports the wide-area of destruction is "atomic bomb-like." * * * * * *
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[field_image_caption-raw] Foreclosed Homeowners 'Move In' to the Dept. of Justice
Underwater homeowners and hundreds of allies barricaded the front door of the Department of Justice building Monday afternoon to protest the "too big to jail banks" who have shirked punishment despite having destroyed "homes, savings and livelihoods."
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[title] Inside Story: The US Disconnect Over Climate Change
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dissent as 'Terrorism': Targeting Public Protest in the Post-9/11 Era
Results from a year-long investigation into the activities of the United States' expansive counter-terrorism apparatus found that, throughout the country, the government has turned the tax-payer-funded intelligence-gathering against its own citizens in an effort to suppress dissent.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Keystone XL Opponents Turn Up Heat on Obama's Faux "Grassroots"
Organizing for Action, the so-called 'grassroots arm' of the Obama administration, was designed to harness the youthful and hopeful energy of its members, and bring the political energy generated during the previous presidential campaigns to help support the current White House agenda.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Julian Assange: UK Spy Messages Suggest He is Being Framed
Speaking during an interview with Spanish television program Salvados , which aired on Sunday, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange said that he has received a series of unclassified instant message exchanges from UK intelligence officials suggesting that he is being framed.
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[field_image_caption-raw] DOJ's Pursuit of Fox News Journalist Deepens Outrage over Obama's War on Investigative Journalism
New revelations about the manner in which President Obama's Department of Justice has pursued journalists thought to have garnered government secrets is being called not just a "war on whistleblowers," but an assault on "investigative journalism itself." Last week, uproar followed the Associated...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'End the Dictatorship': Senator Leads Call to Repeal 'Monsanto Protection Act'
Following the recent passage of a law dubbed derisively by its critics as the 'Monsanto Protection Act', environmentalists and legislators are standing up against the biotech giant and their "dictatorship over seeds, over life, over food and over our freedom."
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[title] More Closures Mean More Violence, Say Parents
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Human Disaster Looms if Global Temps Rise 4ºC
New research from Europe predicts a 4ºC global temperature rise is well within the range of possibility this century, and that even if the worst predictions of climate change disasters do not materialize the cost of this global change will mean "human disaster" for the planet.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fears of Civil War Grip Iraq as Bombings and Death Skyrocket
Providing further evidence that Iraq is already experiencing the violence of a civil war, multiple bombings in two major cities on Monday killed dozens of people and injured many more. News agencies report that more than thirty-four people were killed, adding to a string of other violence that left...
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