News for 2013-06-14

Friday, June 14, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama to Champion NSA Spying at Global Superpower Summit
President Obama will fiercely defend the NSA spying program to global economic superpowers at next week's G8 gathering in Northern Ireland, the White House announced today. The revelation comes as Obama is pressed to defend the secretive and extensive program to his US constituents in the face of...
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[title] Wired's James Bamford on NSA Secrets, Keith Alexander’s Influence & Massive Growth of Surveillance, Cyberwar
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gov't Sues Exxon For 'Disrupting Lives and Damaging Environment'
The Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas are suing Exxon Mobil over the March 29 rupture of the company's Pegasus pipeline which spilled thousands of barrels of crude tar sands oil over the town of Mayflower, Ark. The government offices are seeking civil penalties from the Oil Giant for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rising Temperatures and Drought Fuel Largest Fire in Colorado History
The largest fire in Colorado history continues to rage today as scientists warn that global warming will lead to bigger and more frequent blazes.
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[field_image_caption-raw] House Votes to Maintain 'Indefinite Detention' at Gitmo
Guantanamo will stay open and continue to be a place of "indefinite detention" for individuals cleared for release.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US 'Military Support' in Syria Will Lead to Full-Scale War, Critics Warn
As Western leaders and major media outlets rushed to back the White House's recent claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its rebel forces—urging increased U.S. "military support" for the rebels—progressive voices emerged Friday to warn against U.S. intervention, which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Skeptical as Turkish PM Flips from Threats to Concessions
Turkey's embattled PM Recep Tayyip Erdoganis told protesters last night that he will halt plans to redevelop Gezi Park until Turkish courts rule on an appeal and launch a public referendum if the rule falls in the government's favor. The move comes a day after European parliament voted to condemn...
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[title] Glenn Greenwald Talks Snowden, NSA on All In
[Wednesday night broadcast]
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[field_image_caption-raw] Millions of Iranians Head to Polls
Millions of Iranians are headed to the polls Friday to vote in the first presidential election since the highly controversial 2009 vote. Though many are despairing over a set of candidates which many say present "no alternative" to the conservatives and regime insiders who dominate Iranian politics...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Non-Violent Keystone XL Activists = 'Eco-Terrorists,' According to TransCanada Documents
Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada - owner of the hotly-contested Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline - has http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/transcanada-police-presentation-on-... " style="font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.03em; line-height: 1.5em;"
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