News for 2013-12-18

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] White House Releases Findings of Internal NSA Review
The White House announced Wednesday the release of the findings from a presidential advisory committee review of NSA surveillance practices.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hourglass Running Out of Sand for US Tax Dodgers With Swiss Accounts
Time is running out for Swiss banks to sign up to a deal with the U.S. that would allow them to avoid prosecution by outing American tax evaders. Bloomberg explained that Under the agreement, banks not already under U.S. investigation are able to disclose wrongdoing voluntarily and turn over...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Majority of Americans Agree: Fix the Income Gap, Raise the Minimum Wage
The majority of U.S.
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[title] Patrick Cockburn: US Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will Chevron's Ecuadorian Victims Find Justice in Canadian Courts?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Warren Aims to Fix 'One More Way the System Is Rigged'
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would ban the widespread practice of employers using prospective employees' credit ratings as a basis for hiring, a practice she said is "one more way in which the system is rigged."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenwald Reveals 'Crux' of NSA Spying: The 'Elimination of Individual Privacy Worldwide'
Appearing via live feed before an EU Commission committee on mass surveillance Wednesday, independent journalist Glenn Greenwald revealed what he believed to be the "crux" of the reporting on the NSA so far.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Secret CIA Torture Report Outed by Senator
The CIA must release a previously unknown and classified internal study that is said to detail torture and secret detentions conducted by the agency, Senator Mark Udall urged Tuesday at a confirmation hearing for Caroline Krass, a nominee for the CIA's general couns
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[title] Joo-Hyun Kang: Ending the Stop-and-Frisk Regime
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[field_image_caption-raw] Freedom for Arctic 30, Pussy Riot Celebrated as Russian Amnesty Law Passes
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[field_image_caption-raw] When NATO Leaves Afghanistan
JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Afghanistan’s 30 million people are deeply divided over whether President Hamid Karzai should sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with Washington that will allow U.S. military operations to continue in the conflict-ravaged country after NATO forces leave in 2014.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Economists Agree: US Inequality Is Killing the Economy
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