News for 2013-06-20

Thursday, June 20, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Bracing for Mass Rally Brazil Deploys Spy Planes, Thousands of Police
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[field_image_caption-raw] North Carolina Throws Out Racial Justice Act
North Carolina's governor Wednesday signed away the state's Racial Justice Act that makes it illegal to pursue the death penalty against a defendant based on racial bias.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: NSA Does Not Need That Warrant After All
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Need More Like Him': Celebrities Rally Behind Bradley Manning
More than 20 actors, activists, musicians and other well-known pop culture celebrities have championed their support for Army whistleblower Bradley Manning in a video released this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics Refute NSA Defense of 'Terrorist Thwarting' Spy Program
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[field_image_caption-raw] Palm-Oil Giants Dodge Responsibility for Toxic Smog Covering Singapore
As a hazardous pollution fog blankets Singapore, environmentalists charge that the nation's vast palm-oil industry's slash-and-burn tactics sparked the environmental disaster. Meanwhile, the Singapore government points its fingers at nearby Indonesia as the palm-oil industry avoids fire.
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[field_image_caption-raw] AP Chief: DOJ Seizures Are 'Chilling' Journalism
Recent revelations that the Department of Justice secretly seized the phone records of numerous Associated Press journalists last year has had a "chilling effect" on journalism, scaring away sources and contacts who migh
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[title] In Historic Victory for Community Radio, FCC Puts 1,000 Low-Power FM Frequencies Up For Grabs
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupied Elementary: Community Sit-In Against School Shutdown
Parents and students occupied a Chicago school Wednesday, refusing to budge from a Lafayette Elementary classroom on the final day of education before the school is permanently shut down by the city.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wikileaks: Journalist Michael Hastings Was Dogged by FBI
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN: Israel Torturing Palestinian Children
Israel continues to engage in systematic rights violations of Palestinian children including torture and the use of children as human shields, a UN body charged on Thursday.
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