News for 2013-12-12

Thursday, December 12, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] US Drone Attack Kills 15 En Route to Wedding
A U.S. drone strike killed 15 people on their way to a wedding on Thursday near the town of Radaa, Yemen, according to local officials. "An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured died after being admitted to...
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[title] Chris Hayes: Edward Snowden vs. the Pope
Chris Hayes talks with The Nation’s Michelle Goldberg, Business Insider’s Josh Barro, and Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman about TIME’s “Person of the Year” pick.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pope Francis: Pathway to Peace Means Ending Inequality
In his latest effort to highlight a corrupt economic system that has produced vast global inequality, Pope Francis released his latest speech Thursday , slamming the wealth and resource accumulation of the super-rich , which he says is destroying hopes for peace, social stability and a sustainable...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Michigan Passes 'Rape Insurance' Bill
Michigan's legislature passed a controversial bill on Wednesday that bans insurance companies from providing abortion coverage.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Public Health Still Threatened as Toothless FDA Antibiotic Plan Slammed
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly unveiled " voluntary plan with industry " to curb the use of antibiotics in livestock does too little, too late to address the public health crisis posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, critics charge.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: 'Surveillance of the Public Must Be Debated by the Public'
In a new statement available to the public, Edward Snowden says that one of the clearest lessons to be taken from what the world has come to know about the reach of the national security state is that "surveillance of the public must be debated by the public."
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Peaceful Protest US Govt Doesn't Want World to Know About
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[title] Phyllis Bennis: Syria's Six Wars and Humanitarian Catastrophe
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the coming Geneva conference on Syria and the unwillingness of the West to deal with the humanitarian crisis.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Paraphrasing the NSA: 'Let Us Spy on You, Or Terrorists Win'
"I don't know a better way to do it," said General Keith Alexander, director of the National Intelligence Agency, to a Senate oversight panel on Wednesday. Referring to the bulk-collection of personal data that the NSA sweeps up in a series of domestic and global surveillance programs that have...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is US Congress on Verge of Sabotaging Iran Nuclear Deal?
Despite repeated warnings that such a move could scuttle the hopes for a comprehensive and more permanent agreement on Iran's domestic nuclear program, U.S.
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