News for 2013-12-16

Monday, December 16, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Decades Later, FDA Takes Action on Safety of Antibacterial Soaps
Commonly used antibacterial soaps are no better at killing germs than washing with plain soap and water, but may harm health and contribute to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite the Era of Amazon.com, Indie Book Shops Rise Again
Even in the era of Amazon.com and the e-book, which have forced giant book-selling retail stores such as Borders to shutter their doors, underdog booksellers and local independent bookstores who offer a more nuanced approach to book sales are actually on the rise, http://www.washingtonpost.com/...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Small Town Declares All-Out Offensive Against Tar Sands Port
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Snowden Vindicated': Judge Rules Against 'Indiscriminate' NSA Spying
In the biggest legal blow to the National Security Agency since the dragnet spying scandal broke in June, a federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S.
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[title] How the Budget Deal Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Jerusalem-Based NBC Series 'Legitimizes Israel's Occupation, Apartheid,' say Critics
An upcoming series on the USA Network, owned by NBC Universal, will "give legitimacy to Israel’s policies of apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied Palestinian Jerusalem" and should be dropped, a group of Palestinian civil society organizations has charged.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Early Christmas' for Frackers: Site Blocked With Massive Wind Turbine Blade
The growing protest movement against the "new wave" of gas-fired power stations and fracking test sites around the U.K.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Historic': US Scholars Stand with Palestinians in Boycott of Israel
An association of 5,000 academics on Monday became the largest U.S. scholarly organization ever to join the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
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[field_image_caption-raw] No State Is an Island: Hawaii's Rooftop Solar Fight Is All of Ours
To borrow the political phrase for the increasing number of fights now facing the national solar industry: all rooftop solar battles are local . With the world supply of affordable fossil fuels growing short and the ascendent climate justice movement making the imperative for a cleaner, more...
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[field_image_caption-raw] #Not1More: Protesters in DC, LA Call on 'Deporter-in-Chief' to Stop Deportations
Bi-coastal demonstrations erupted Monday morning as over one hundred demonstrators in Washington, D.C.
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[title] Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army
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[field_image_caption-raw] How Big Pharma Markets to and Profits from a 'Can't-Pay-Attention Nation'
What came first: the disorder, the cure, or the marketing campaign to sell both?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Voicing the People's Anger, Yemen Parliament Calls for Drone Ban
In its most assertive rebuke yet to its own president and the U.S. government, the Yemen Parliament on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. drone bombings in the country just days after a missile strike on a wedding party killed at least fifteen people and left many more wounded.
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