News for 2013-11-12

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Spike in Pricing, Not Baby Boomers at Heart of American Healthcare Crisis
Contrary to the popular notion that an aging population is driving up total U.S. healthcare costs, it is actually unrelated jumps in pricing for services and medicine that is taking a toll on America's wallets, according to a new study by the American Medical Association.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Warren Warns 'Too Big to Fail' Banks Now Even Bigger
Senator Elizabeth Warren once again slammed financial regulators in a speech Tuesday saying their complacency has allowed "Too Big to Fail" banks to continue to flourish five years after they sent the economy tumbling.
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[title] 'Stop This Madness': Filipino Climate Chief Yeb Saño Begins Hunger Fast to Protest Global Inaction
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dents, Sags, Structural Flaws Plague Southern Portion of Keystone XL: Report
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[field_image_caption-raw] What Sanctions, War, Occupation Brought to Iraqi Women: Collapse of Rights
Reuters is putting a spotlight on what many rights groups and independent media have been saying for years—the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has brought systematic destruction to the rights of women and girls in the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'People's Bailout' Abolishes $15 Million in Personal Medical Debt
In what is being touted as a "bailout by the people," the Rolling Jubilee announced Monday they have now abolished nearly $15 million in individual medical debt.
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[field_image_caption-raw] IEA's 'World Energy Outlook' Does Not Look Good for Planet
By propping up the fossil fuel industry with lavish public subsidies, allowing increasingly risky extraction projects, ignoring the potential of energy conservation, and inadequately funding the needed transition to renewable technologies, the world's government's will fail to keep global...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Increase in Minimum Wage
Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of raising the federal minimum wage, a new Gallup poll shows. Asked if they would vote to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, 76% of poll respondents said yes—that's up five percentage points from Gallup's March poll asking the same question.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US, EU Citizens Reject Unchecked Spying
A majority of Europeans and Americans are strongly opposed to their governments' covert surveillance of their own residents and those of allied countries, according to a recent poll that comes as spying revelations brought to light by Edward Snowden continue to shock the wo
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scared Silent: NSA Surveillance has 'Chilling Effect' on American Writers
Recent disclosures of the NSA's widespread dragnet program coupled with its frequent targeting of journalists are having a 'chilling effect' on American writers, stifling their freedom of expression at great detriment to society, says a new report Chilling Effects: NSA Surveillance Drives U.S...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Worlds Apart: Indigenous Leaders Abandon Faith in UN to Find Climate Solution
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Thwarts Investigation into Afghan Civilian Murders
Afghanistan's intelligence service says it is unable to continue an investigation into the murder of at least 10 Afghan civilians due to the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ex-Prime Minister: Creating Nuclear-Free Japan Would Be 'Magnificent, Fantastic'
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[title] Filipino Gov. Misused Public Funds As People Suffer from Post-Typhoon Devastation
Jose Maria Sison: Evidence shows Filpino government set up ghost non-profits that failed to service its most vulnerable citizens
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[field_image_caption-raw] What's Right with Sweden? Prisons Close as Demand Falls
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[field_image_caption-raw] Populist Ire for Wall Street Makes Clinton A Poor Choice: Critics
Politico reports that Wall Street is freaking out over the idea of a populist contender for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016.
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