News for 2013-12-19

Thursday, December 19, 2013
[title] The NSA is Coming to Town
Yes, NSA spying is real. Please take action to end it now: http://bit.ly/nsaiscomingtotown The Lyrics: You better watch out, You better not Skype, You better log out, Yeah you better not type, The NSA is coming to town.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hardline Dems Line Up Behind 'Dangerous' Iran Sanctions Bill
In what critics are slamming as a dangerous nudge towards war with Iran, two powerful Senate Democrats have joined a hardline effort to pass stiff sanctions against I
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Mexico Joins Wave of States Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
New Mexico has become the 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The state's supreme court ruling on Thursday stated that
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[field_image_caption-raw] EU Summit Blockaded Over 'Economic Poison' of Austerity
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is Your Chicken Dinner Making You Sick?
Two new reports may have consumers thinking twice about having chicken for dinner. For its report " The High Cost of Cheap Chicken ," Consumer Reports tested over 300 raw chicken breasts, including some labeled as organic and antibiotic free, at national retailers. The study found that nearly all (...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study Shows Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Dolphin Disease and Death
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[field_image_caption-raw] Majority of Americans: Invading Afghanistan Was 'Wrong Thing to Do'
More than twelve years after the initial invasion, U.S. public opinion of the so-called "Good War" in Afghanistan appears to be souring.
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[title] DC Workers Win $11.50 Minimum Wage Increase
It's official. The minimum wage in D.C. will be $11.50 an hour. That's scheduled to be in place by 2016 after Washington, D.C.'s city council increased the city minimum wage from $8.25. D.C. wasn't alone, though, in raising their minimum wage. Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's counties also...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 54 Civil Liberties and Public Interest Organizations Oppose the FISA Improvements Act
Fifty-four civil liberties and public interest groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership Wednesday opposing S. 1631, the FISA Improvements Act. The bill, promoted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), seeks to legalize and extend NSA mass surveillance programs, including the classified phone...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Review Panel: Strip NSA of Power to Collect Phone Data Records
The National Security Agency should be banned from attempting to undermine the security of the internet and stripped of its power to collect telephone records in bulk, a White House review panel recommended on Wednesday. In a 300-page report prepared for President Obama, the panel made 46...
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