News for 2013-07-25

Thursday, July 25, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Poll: US Public Hates NSA Spying
The majority of U.S. citizens do not trust the National Security Agency with their personal communication data and would like the NSA to stop its dragnet surveillance programs, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll .
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[field_image_caption-raw] DOJ Takes on Texas in 'First Move' Following Voting Rights Purge
The US Department of Justice issued the first challenge to voter suppression attempts Thursday since the Supreme Court's recent dissolution of a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senate Moves for Sanctions on Nations 'Helping' Snowden
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously Thursday to slam sanctions on any country aiding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, marking a serious escalation in a global manhunt which has stoked almost as much international outrage as the US spying scandal itself. https://www.commondreams...
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[field_image_caption-raw] KXL, 'Climate Hypocrisy' and Obama's Big Time Coal Problem
Though many championed President Obama's national address on climate change and energy policy last month at Georgetown University, more cautious voices argued that speeches were one thing, but actions would ultimately prove the president's level of commitment to
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama 'Disappointed' with Release of Celebrated War Reporter
The White House is "concerned and disappointed" over the news that Yemeni Journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye, who was kept in a Yemeni jail for three years per the request of the Obama administration after he exposed a deadly U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Assassination of Leftist Leader Sparks Mass Protests in Tunisia
Thousands protested in Tunisia's streets Thursday after leftist opposition party leader Mohammed Brahmi was assassinated at his home earlier in the day.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Depleted Uranium at Miami Airport Spurs Emergency Evacuation
Developing... A 55 gallon drum of depleted uranium was found in the area of a dismantled airplane at Opa-locka Executive Airport in Miami, NBC 6 reports.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fungicides Kill Pollinators: Study Reveals Industrial Farming's Threat to Bees
Add it to the list of industrial farming chemicals killing off entire colonies of bees. Common fungicides used on crops, according to a new report from Maryland University , are making bees more susceptible to parasites, which in turn make the bees very ill.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report Recounts US-Backed Atrocities in Colombian Civil War
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[field_image_caption-raw] Terrifying Video Exposes Force of Devastating Train Crash
At least 77 have been killed and over 130 injured following a train derailment in northwest Spain Wednesday evening.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Manning Faces Unprecedented Charges as Trial Reaches Final Stage
Closing arguments for the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning began Thursday morning in a decisive moment in U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Race Still Major Factor in U.S. Income Gap: Report
President Barack Obama is vowing to spend his remaining time in office encouraging bipartisan efforts to strengthen the U.S. middle class by ensuring it is open to those from all backgrounds.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Families Decry Cruelty of Indefinite Detention as Senate Holds Gitmo Hearing
"When in 2002, I was told that Nabil was detained by the Americans, I thought that at least he would have a right to a fair trial. I thought his rights would be respected and that justice would prevail.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Chicago, Students Rise Up Against Corporate Assault on Public Education
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[title] Hedges: As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream
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