News for 2013-08-13

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Suspicions Confirmed: CIA Had File on Chomsky
Confirming what many people have suspected, Foreign Policy reports Tuesday that the CIA at one point kept a file on scholar and political activist Noam Chomsky.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hope and Loss in Undocumented Group's Fight for Organ Transplants
A group of 14 undocumented Chicagoans in dire need of organ transplants, along with their loved ones and community supporters, launched a 7-mile funeral procession to Northwestern Memorial Hospital Sunday to demand that Chicago hospitals consider them as potential organ recipients despite their...
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[title] Right Wing Media's Downward Spiral
Conservative talkers like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are hemorrhaging stations and advertisers. Meanwhile, Fox News viewers are dropping off in droves. Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio talks about the downfall of conservative media with progressive radio and TV host David Pakman...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Heatwave Grips Northeast Asia, 'A Major Catastrophe' Underway
A heat wave continues to blanket parts of northeast Asia, bringing heat-related deaths and record temperatures to the region.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Call Out Drone Lobby 'Complicity in Crime of Killing Innocent Civilians'
Donning drone costumes and simulating a die-in on the steps of the Washington D.C. Convention Center, anti-drone activists staged a dramatic protest at the annual gathering of the powerful pro-drone lobby AUVSI (Aerial Unmanned Vehicles Systems Integrated) Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Appoints Documented 'Liar' to Convene NSA Review Board
President Obama has appointed embattled NSA director James Clapper—who was already caught lying under oath to Congress and the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Breakthrough for Transgender Students' Rights in California
California made history on Monday in passing a bill proponents herald as an important breakthrough in transgender rights that will help chip away at systemic bias and violence against transgender students and make significant improvements towards equal access to education for transgender youth.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: NSA Story Needed the 'Courage' Major Media Outlets Have Abandoned
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[field_image_caption-raw] Philly's Ultimatum: Adequately Fund Our Schools or Face City-Wide Boycott
Shunning a claim by Philadelphia school officials that the city only needs $50 million to open school doors on September 9th, parents, students and community leaders are threatening a district-wide boycott of the city's public schools if the city does not secure the full amount of funding necessary...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Does the US Pay Families When Drones Kill Innocent Yemenis?
There have been nine drone strikes reported in Yemen in the past two weeks – an uptick apparently connected to the Al Qaeda threat that shut down U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] John Kerry Tells Palestinians 'Not to Act Adversely' Over Continued Illegal Settlements
A day ahead of the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian "peace talks," Israel announced the approval of 900 new settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senate Committee Had Authority to Expose NSA All Along
Despite claims by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they are barred from publicly exposing dragnet surveillance practices at the National Security Agency, a closer look at Senate rules shows that the group actually has it in their power to actively push for greater transparency...
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[field_image_caption-raw] March Turns Violent as Egypt's Political Crisis Holds Fast
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[title] Over 100 Economists Call for Higher Minimum Wage
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics Question Obama’s Vows to Reform Spying Programs
WASHINGTON - Civil liberties advocates are expressing doubt that promised reforms to a vast and controversial U.S. surveillance programme will allay concerns that the spying infringes on certain rights.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lawsuits Fly as North Carolina Eviscerates State Voting Rights
Calling it both racially discriminatory and unconstitutional, advocates for civil liberties and voting rights responded almost immediately with lawsuits in North Carolina on Monday following Republican Gov.
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