News for 2013-05-23

Thursday, May 23, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Frames Covert Drone War as Necessary Evil
Barack Obama has made it clear that the US will continue with its controversial targeted killing programme.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Stormy Hurricane Season Is Upon Us
East coast residents still reeling from Hurricane Sandy may shudder at the predictions for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Drone Protester "Worth Paying Attention To" says Obama
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[title] Killing Americans: Jeremy Scahill on Obama Admin’s Admission 4 U.S. Citizens Killed in Drone Strikes
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prominent Journalists File Suit to Lift Veil of Secrecy Over Manning Trial
A group of prominent journalists has called on the military judge presiding over the upcoming trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning to do away with the extreme secrecy that has so-far shrouded the prosecution of the US Army whistleblower.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tax-Avoiding Corporations Siphoning Billions from World's Poorest
Some of the world's wealthiest corporations—utilizing secretive tax havens backed by powerful governments—are siphoning billions of dollars of potential revenue from the very same poor countries that foreign investment is so often said to be helping.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal
In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture -- and big donors -- have fallen through the cracks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outrage in Chicago Follows Largest Mass School Closing in US History
The axe has come down in Chicago in the largest mass school closing in US history, an act opponents have called an attempt to further privatize the school system and "neoliberal savagery masquerading as school reform."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Food Industry Front Groups Peddle Dangerous Myths
Hormones and antibiotics in food won't harm you and MSG enhances the taste of food. These are some of the confusing and misleading messages that consumers are inundated with every day under the guise of 'factual evidence' peddled by alleged consumer and food safety groups.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Alarming Loss of Amphibian Populations Across US
A new U.S. Geological Survey study reveals an "alarming" finding that "amphibian declines may be more widespread and severe than previously realized." In their study, Trends in Amphibian Occupancy in the United States in the journal PLOS ONE, the team of scientists looked at 34 sites and 48 species...
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[title] Noam Chomsky: 'Drone Strikes a Terror-Generating Machine'
Abby Martin talks to philosopher, linguist, professor, political critic and author of over 100 books Dr. Noam Chomsky about the Boston bombings, US terror inflicted abroad, drones, Obama's rebranding of Bush administration policies, the National Defense Authorization Act, Holder v. Humanitarian Law...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama to Address 'Endless War' in Speech, But No Moves to 'End It' Yet
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Congress Moves Toward Full Trade Embargo on Iran
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress moved closer here Wednesday to imposing a full trade embargo against Iran and pledged its support to Israel if it felt compelled to attack Tehran’s nuclear program in self-defense. The Senate voted 99-0 to adopt a resolution that urged President Barack Obama to fully...
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