News for 2013-08-26

Monday, August 26, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] US Complicity in 'Some of the Most Gruesome Chemical Weapons Attacks' Revealed
As the U.S. and its allies weigh the possibility of military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons, new reporting by Foreign Policy reveals details of how the U.S. helped Iraq launch multiple chemical weapons attacks during the Iran-Iraq war.
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[title] Tens of Thousands Mark 50 Year Anniversary of the March on Washington
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[field_image_caption-raw] Following US Lead, Canadian Officials Go Mum on How New Pipelines Fuel Tar Sands Expansion
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[field_image_caption-raw] Calls for Restraint Rise as US/NATO Push for "Illegal" War in Syria
As all signs indicate a growing push for Western military intervention—war, that is—in Syria, have the U.S. and its "more than willing" coalition of NATO allies done anything to enact or facilitate a diplomatic solution? And amid calls for missile strikes and possible air assaults against the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] California Battling Wildfire the Size of Chicago
The Rim Fire continues to blaze in northern California on Monday and has become one of California's largest wildfires.
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[field_image_caption-raw] World Press Slams UK Threats Over Snowden Docs
Threats by U.K. officials that the Guardian must "hand the Snowden material back or destroy it" have drawn the ire of the world's press, which has slammed the "intimidation" as having a "chilling effect on press freedom."
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[title] Moyers: America's Gilded Capital
Bill talks with author and New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book, This Town, in which he writes that money rules D.C., and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Inhospitable Oceans' Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever)
In both a new study published Monday and in a newspaper interview over the weekend, German marine biologist Hans Poertner warns the world that the crisis of ocean acidification—an intricately woven aspect of global warming and climate change—is now happening at a rate unparalleled in the life of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Israeli Raid in Palestinian Refugee Camp Puts Talks on Skids
A raid inside the Qalandiya refugee camp in the occupied West Bank by Israeli military forces early Monday has left at least three Palestinians dead, more than a dozen wounded, and put another serious dent in peace talks that only recently began. According to Al-Jazeera : Medical sources told Al...
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