News for 2014-01-06

Monday, January 6, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Is 'Polar Vortex' Attributable to Climate Change? Yes.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ban Welcome, But Scientists Warn of Flame-Retardant's Toxic Legacy
A newly revised California law banning the use of toxic and cancer-causing flame retardants in furniture, effective January 1, is likely to usher in a "new era" for households nationwide. However, scientists are cautious that discarded sofas, armchairs and Lazy-boys will leave a toxic legacy for...
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[title] By Pushing the TPP, Obama is Repeating Mistakes of NAFTA
David Bacon: Obama's push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) demonstrates his 2008 campaign pledge to oppose NAFTA-style free trade agreements was just lip service.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sea Shepherd Captures Video of 'Illegal' Japanese Whale Slaughter
Anti-whaling activists the Sea Shepherd published video evidence Sunday of Japanese whalers slaughtering protected whale species in a marine preservation in the Southern Ocean.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Halts Marriage Equality in Utah
Though more than 900 same sex couples have married in Utah since a lower federal court approved marriage equality in the state last month, the US Supreme Court on Monday put a temporary block on the additional marriages until a federal appelate court hears a challenge.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Shadowy Koch Network Raised Over $400 Million in 2012
The Koch brothers and their wealthy allies pledged to spend $400 million on the 2012 elections -- and it looks like they did it.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Investigation Confirms Widespread Fears about Fracking
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[title] Fighting Escalates In Iraq As Civilians Suffer From Worst Violence Since 2008
Prashad: Maliki government allies with Sunni groups to battle against Syria- bound militants from Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA Lawyer: Stopping Torture 'Would Have Been Easy,' But I Approved It Anyway
http://images.politico.com/global/2014/01/05/140105_rizzo_bushtenet_ap.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 421px;" title="Rizzo believes that President Bush was not aware of the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques. Yet in his memoir, Bush (pictured here with former CIA Director George Tenet in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Liz Cheney Quits
Citing "serious" family health concerns, Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has ended her Republican primary campaign challenge in Wyoming against the incumbent, Senator Mike Enzi. First reported by CNN and confirmed by a public statement on Monday, Cheney said that as a "...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Doctors Blame US War as Afghan Child Hunger Crisis Worsens
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