News for 2013-08-06

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Talks Not Threats': Iran's New President Asks US for Diplomacy
Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani reached out to the United States in his first press conference as president Tuesday, calling for "serious and substantive" negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, and cited the need for "talks not threats.&quo
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[title] Chevron to Pay $2 Million for 2012 Refinery Fire in Richmond, CA; 200 Arrested at Protest
It was one year ago when a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California, sent toxic smoke billowing into the air about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco. In the aftermath, more than 15,000 people sought medical treatment for respiratory problems.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands in Asheville Declare: 'This is a Movement'
“It’s nothing like being in the mountains with folks who know how to fight,” Rev. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, told a crowd of over 5,000 who packed into Asheville's Pack Square Park Monday evening.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Explosion in Population of Israel's Illegal Settlements Outpaces Its Own Growth
The population of illegal Israeli settlements is soaring at twice the rate of the population within Israel's 1967 borders, Israeli military radio reported Tuesday, citing government statistics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Green Groups: If Courts Won't Protect Arctic from Oil Drilling, We Will
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wisconsin Activists Rebuke Gov. Walker's Crackown on Dissent
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[field_image_caption-raw] Helicopter Crash Fuels Outrage at US Military Presence in Okinawa
A U.S. military helicopter crash in Okinawa on Monday has fueled already heightened opposition by residents in the local community where outrage has been ongoing over plans to relocate an existing US base from one area of the island to another.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Hiroshima, Tens of Thousands Call Out for Nuclear Disarmament
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Bid for Tanks, NH Police Label Protest Groups 'Terrorists'
In a bid to bring armored vehicles to the small, capital city of Concord, New Hampshire, the local police department is trying to exploit peaceful activist groups such as Occupy New Hampshire and the libertarian Free State Project as "terror threats."
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Alarming' Trend of Dolphin Deaths Hitting East Coast Shores
States along the east coast are witnessing an "alarming" trend of dead dolphins washing up on their shores.
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[title] Brendan Fisher: ALEC Turns 40, But Who's Behind It?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics Slam NSA Spy Mongers for Exploiting Intelligence Warnings
As US embassies remain closed across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia in response to a reported terror threat, critics are blasting politicians for exploiting recent State Department warnings to build the case that vast NSA spying is a necessary protection.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Steps Aside as Florida Executes Mentally Ill Man
Despite clear evidence that he suffered from severe psychosis and mental illness related to his diagnosed schizophrenia, the state of Florida on Monday executed convicted mass murderer John Ferguson by lethal injection. Though none dispute his guilt in a series of brutal murders in the 1970s,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Without Warning, US Bombs Yemen
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[field_image_caption-raw] Alberta’s Oil Sands Bring Jobs, Services and Despair
NEW YORK - “First the bugs began to disappear,” says Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.
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