News for 2013-09-19

Thursday, September 19, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Winning the Race to the Bottom': Obama Moves to Fast-Track the TPP
As Obama moves to fast-track the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), critics are blasting the highly-secretive trade deal as " NAFTA on steroids " and a tool for advancing U.S. and corporate power.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence in Gulf Disaster
Halliburton pleaded guilty in a Louisiana district court on Thursday to charges of intentionally destroying evidence of its role in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history—the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the company's employees was also charged with ordering...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Counting the Afghan Dead: America's 'Unconscionable Oversight'
Citing the broad aversion among U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Stirring Immediate Fears, Earthquake Strikes Fukushima
Though relatively small, especially compared to the one that sparked the tsunami that ravaged Japan in 2011, an earthquake registering 5.3 on the Richter scale struck the area near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Thursday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NATO 'Conducting Investigation' into Drone Strike That May Have Killed a Dozen Civilians
Following a recent NATO drone strike in Afghanistan which reportedly killed up to 12 civilians including women and children, NATO said on Thursday that it has begun an investigation into the civilian deaths it had originally denied.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Colorado Flooding Sparks 18,000-Gallon Oil Leak
Over 18,000 gallons of oil have leaked into Colorado's South Platte and St. Vrain Rivers as historic flooding continues to wreak havoc upon the state. One 5,250-gallon spill happened near Milliken, while a second, 13,500-gallon release happened near Platteville.
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[title] Colorado's 'Biblical' Floods Linked To Climate Change
Pt1: Subhankar Banerjee: The media has utterly failed its responsibility to inform the public of the link between climate change and worsening natural disasters. Pt 2: Subhankar Banerjee: The Obama administration's focus on oil extraction and emphasis on fracking is not addressing climate change.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japanese PM Tries to Put Lid on Nuclear Meltdown's Bad PR
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[field_image_caption-raw] Major US Phone Companies' Silence on NSA Bulk Data Collection Speaks Volumes
If U.S. telecom companies have the capacity to challenge government requests for their customer data, why haven't they done so?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Australia's New Conservative Government Axes Climate Watchdog
The conservative government of Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott , who notably said , "the climate change argument is absolute crap," announced on Thursday it abolished the national climate watchdog.
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[title] Walmart Gets Clearance to Open Doors in DC
DC City Council strikes down a living wage at America's largest private employer, despite public's support for $12.50/hour wage.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Assad to US: Want Our Chemical Weapons? Take Them
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Urged to Curb Militarization in Latin America
WASHINGTON - The United States needs to phase down its drug war and tighten the reins on its cooperation with local militaries and police in Latin America, according to a new report released here Wednesday by three influential think tanks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran's Rouhani: Under No Circumstance Will We Build Nuclear Bomb
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