News for 2013-08-05

Monday, August 5, 2013
[title] Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence NSA Critics?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: EPA Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims
DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study's findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Radioactivity Seeping Into Ocean at 'Emergency' Level, says Watchdog
"Right now, we have an emergency." This was the warning given on Monday by Japan's nuclear regulatory body, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), describing the radioactive water seeping into the ocean from the crisis-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bagram: Torture, Detention Without End at US Military's 'Other Guantanamo'
The US military has no plan to close the infamous Bagram prison in Afghanistan—often referred to as the " other Guantanamo "—despite claims it is winding down th
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[field_image_caption-raw] As WalMart Writes Checks, Critics Blast Teach for America
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rejecting NSA Spying, Wikipedia Boosts Security after XKeyscore Revelations
The Wikimedia foundation has vowed to make system-wide changes to prevent the NSA from spying on users— including a revamp of site architecture to allow for a shift to the more secure 'HTTP Secure' (HTTPS) default—after revelations last week of the XKeyscore spying program that Wikimedia says '...
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[field_image_caption-raw] German and US Spy Agencies Share Vast Metadata Trove
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gitmo Architect Says Gitmo Shouldn't Have Been Built
A key architect of the Guantánamo Bay prison is now saying it should never have opened.
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[title] Chris Hayes: What It's Like to Spend Years in Solitary Confinement
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[field_image_caption-raw] Not Too Little Wind Energy, But Too Much
The windswept prairies of the central United States are said to be capable of generating enough energy to supply the nation's energy needs several times over.
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[title] Encore: The Faces of America’s Hungry
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is NSA Secretly Feeding Spy Intel to Police for Petty Crimes?
An exclusive investigative report by Reuters appears to confirm fears h
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