News for 2013-09-20

Friday, September 20, 2013
[title] Draw the Line: Stop Keystone XL - Sept. 21st
On September 21st, we will draw the line to protect our communities from climate change and show President Obama that there is no turning back -- to keep his climate promises, he has to stop Keystone XL and the tar sands. Click here to find an event near you.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fine Print of Obama's EPA Rules Reveal Huge Giveaways to Big Coal and Gas
The Environmental Protection Agency announced new regulations for the energy industry on Friday which will limit, for the first time, the amount of carbon that gas- and coal-fired plants can emit into the atmosphere.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Stamps Out Measure to Reign In Nuclear Israel
The UN nuclear agency crushed an effort of Arab states to reign in nuclear Israel, rejecting a non-binding resolution on Friday that would have compelled Israel to join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and place its arsenal under International Atomic Energy Agency supervision.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Monstrous 'Super Typhoon' Usagi Barreling Towards Eastern Asia
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[field_image_caption-raw] Internal 'Civil War' Has Not Slowed GOP's Assault on US Economy
With a vote of 230-189, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a continuing budget resolution Friday morning that would fund government operations for the next 90 days, but as promised by GOP members, stripped out any money devoted to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act...
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[title] Conviction Overturned for New Orleans Cops Who Killed Two After Katrina
On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered a retrial for five New Orleans police officers who were convicted of civil rights violations in the shooting of six unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The judge said grotesque prosecutorial misconduct during the trial necessitated a retrial...
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[field_image_caption-raw] House GOP Axes Food Assistance as Millions of Americans Go Hungry
Critics are slamming a House vote on Thursday in which Republican lawmakers voted to slash $40 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade despite ongoing poverty and hunger nationwide revealed in numerous studies.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Don't Be Fooled, Says Israel, Bomb Iran Instead
A senior Israeli official has said that "there is no more time for negotiations" with Iran and that the U.S. should deliver stronger military threats to the country. Israel's prime minister joined the offical in dismissing comments from Iran's new president as a mere "charm offensive" designed to...
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[title] House Extends Monsanto Protection Act
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives released a bill to extend the agricultural spending bill known as the "Monsanto protection act". This bill allows Monsanto to continue to sell their crops even if a federal court deems it illegal.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenpeace Ship Seized, Crew Taken Hostage by Russian Security Agents
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[field_image_caption-raw] Putting Leash on World's Private Armies No Easy Task
WASHINGTON - Member governments, security companies and civil society organisations on Thursday formally created the first international body to be tasked with the monitoring and oversight of private military contractors’ adherence to human rights standards and international law. Advocates say the...
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