News for 2013-08-15

Thursday, August 15, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Profits Trump Blood as US Aid Undeterred by Egypt Massacre
Following the unprecedented crackdown that left more than 500 protesters dead at the hands of the U.S.-funded Egyptian military on Wednesday, President Obama made an official statement condemning the interim government's actions but made no mention of cutting U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Massive Explosion Rocks Beirut Streets
Developing.... A massive explosion has torn through a heavily populated area of southern Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday. Television footage showed crowds in the streets, flames engulfing cars and buildings and large plumes of black smoke.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hot Century Ahead: Study Finds Onslaught of Heat Waves Now Inevitable
A new study dishes out some very bad news about the global warming crisis.
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[title] Massacre in Cairo: Egypt on Brink
At least 525 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday when security forces cracked down on two protest camps filled with supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood says the actual death toll tops 2,000, and has called new rallies for today. The Egyptian military has...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Win for Equality: California's Prop 8 'Gone for Good'
In a major triumph for same-sex marriage in California, the state's Supreme Court struck the final blow against Proposition 8 Wednesday when a bid to revive the state's marriage ban was unanimously rejected by the court.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Public Transportation Price-Rigging Ignites Thousands of Brazilians
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[field_image_caption-raw] Did Congressional Intel Committee Withhold Vital Spy Info from Colleagues?
A key question raised amid the ongoing controversy ignited by NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden is the manner in which US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have interpreted laws put in place by Congress.
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[title] The Myth of the Free Market
In a conversation with Bill, professor, organizer and activist Marshall Ganz challenges the notion of the ‘free market’ as an effective way to address our economic, political, and moral issues. Instead, he proposes more collaborative solutions.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Death Toll Exceeds 500, Egypt's Military Carnage Unparalleled
According to Egypt's health ministry, the death toll from the violent raids on pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo has reached more than 525 people and global outrage was cascading across media headlines as the country's military leaders and security forces were blamed for the unnecessary bloodshed.
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