News for 2014-01-02

Thursday, January 2, 2014
[title] Dying Lawyer Lynne Stewart’s Jubilant Return Home After Winning Compassionate Release
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Throw the Bums Out' in 2014? It Doesn't Look Good
What's the worst thing about the current 113th Congress which has been marked for accomplishing next to nothing legislatively in 2013, elevating the phrase "partisan gridlock in Washington, DC" as the most notable topic of political discussion of the year? The worst part is that the squabbling and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Blast Tears Through Beirut Neighborhood
A powerful bomb blast tore through a residential and commercial area of a predominantly Shi'a neighborhood in Southern Beirut during rush hour on Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding over 70 as sectarian and political warfare http://www.wa
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Nothing to Live For': Youth Unemployment, Depression, and Austerity
The exploding youth unemployment crisis appears to be unleashing a public health one.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Promise, US Clings to Control over Afghan Prison
The United States is putting pressure on the Afghan government to keep 88 prisoners who have been cleared for release from Bagram prison behind bars, U.S. officials said on Wednesday .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mayor Bill De Blasio's "Progressive" Promise Puts Focus on NYC
With his inauguration as New York City's new mayor on New Years Day, progressive eyes across the country are now keenly focused on Mr. Bill De Blasio, waiting to see if his promises to tackle "inequality" can be realized in the city that has long coddled Wall Street banks and powerful elites at the...
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[title] A Future Memorial for NAFTA
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cut a Deal for the Whistleblower: NYT Goes to Bat for Snowden
https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/sn..." style="width: 540px; height: 314px;" title="NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in a Russian hotel room where he recently spoke at length with the Washington Post's Barton Gellman.
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