News for 2013-07-09

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama FBI Nominee Defends NSA's Dragnet Surveillance
President Obama’s nomination for FBI director, James B. Comey, said before his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he supports the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance programs including the monitoring of U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pipeline vs. Rail? Neither, say Campaigners, Just Leave It in the Ground
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[field_image_caption-raw] US, Israeli Interests in the Balance as Egypt 'Coup' Label Lingers
The strategic interests of the U.S. and Israel are on display as the U.S. continues to dodge calling the Egyptian military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi a coup, and Israeli officials mount pressure on the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pesticide Use Spikes as GMO Failure Cripples Corn Belt
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[title] Changing the Conversation: Josh Fox Talks Gasland Part II
Josh Fox’s Gasland II [premiered Monday] on HBO. The much anticipated anti-fracking documentary continues to highlight the toll hydraulic fracturing takes on the environment. While Gasland may have started the conversation about fracking, the sequel is all about the natural gas industry’s effort to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Corporate Interests Prevail in Transatlantic Trade Talks
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[field_image_caption-raw] More Weather Extremes: Record Rainfall Drenches Toronto
Toronto was the latest city to be hit by weather extremes on Monday when thunderstorms drenched the area with the most rainfall in a single day in the city's recorded history.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Radioactive Levels Surge 90-Fold in Three Days
Levels of radioactive substances have surged once again in the groundwater surrounding the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Moral Mondays: 'Ever Stronger Opposition' Grows in Face of GOP Attack
Almost 4,000 North Carolinians stormed the state house Monday demonstrating that, despite repeated attacks by the GOP-led legislature, the opposition is growing 'ever fiercer and stronger.'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wisconsin Judge Slows Attack on Women with Partial Block of Regressive Law
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[title] Chris Hayes: Battle Continues Over Texas Abortion Bill
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[field_image_caption-raw] Humanitarian Nightmare in Gaza as Egypt's Unrest Spreads to Rafah Crossing
The unrest gripping Egypt threatens humanitarian catastrophe in Palestine, with Egyptian authorities moving quickly to toughen the siege of Gaza as the densely populated area spirals into fuel and water crises.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: NSA Put Latin American Countries in Cyber-Spying Crosshairs
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[field_image_caption-raw] State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route
The State Department's decision to hand over control to the oil industry to evaluate its own environmental performance on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has led to a colossal oversight.
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