News for 2014-01-08

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] For 'Moral Monday' Organizers, A National Vision
As the far-right legislative agenda spreads, so does the "moral" response.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 50 Years Later, A New Hunger for National Anti-Poverty Agenda
As Wednesday marked fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the need for an "unconditional war on poverty in America," a growing number of Americans are calling for a renewed fight.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Legal Attacks, Conflict Minerals Ban Gets Stronger
Major manufacturing and business groups on Tuesday urged a court here to roll back a new U.S. regulation that would soon require major manufacturers to ensure that their global supply chains are free of minerals used to fund violence in the Great Lakes region of central Africa.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rights Group Forces US to Investigate Deadly Drone Strike on Wedding
Evidence gathered by a human rights group has forced the Obama administration to investigate a deadly drone strike that targeted a wedding party in Yemen and killed a dozen people.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Marketing, Lobbying Assault Pushes Global Tobacco Use to Record Levels
Despite recent estimates that anti-tobacco efforts have saved 8 million American lives since the US Surgeon General issued the first health warnings nearly fifty years ago, a new report released
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[field_image_caption-raw] BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer
Exposure to low levels of bisphenol A during development may make men more susceptible to prostate cancer later in life, according to a new study published Tuesday.
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[title] Activists Admit to 1971 FBI Burglary That Exposed COINTELPRO
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[field_image_caption-raw] US to EU: Use More Public Funds to Backstop Your Banks
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the European Union: use public tax dollars to bail out your banks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Geoengineering: As Bad As Climate Change?
New research shows how a controversial plan to rein in global warming caused by runaway greenhouse gases could bring a "new unintended side-effect over a large part of the planet" that could be as bad as the effects of rising CO2. The study by researchers at the University of Reading published...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Solution to Private Communication Data: Corporations Hold It, We'll Exploit It
As the debate over the NSA's massive mining of the personal communication records of Americans continues and as pressure builds for legislative curbs to such collection, the secretive surveillance agency is reportedly kicking around one idea they hope can gain traction with members of Congress:...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Advocates Hail 'Groundbreaking' Guidelines to Stop 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'
The U.S. government issued guidelines Wednesday urging public school systems to curb what has become known as the "school to prison" pipeline in exchange for nondiscriminatory and less punitive discipline tactics—a move the American Civil Liberties Union called "groundbreaking."
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Blow to Diplomacy, Nearly Half of Senate Backing Iran Sanctions
Nearly half of the U.S. Senate has lined up behind a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill since it was introduced just before the holiday recess—a significant gain in support for legislation that many warn could sabotage the diplomatic processes underway and risk a catastrophic war.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Time for Some Traffic Problems': Bridge Scandal Hits Christie Camp
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[title] Genuine Gender Justice
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[field_image_caption-raw] Oil and Gas Lobby to Throw Weight Behind Pipeline-Friendly Officials
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[field_image_caption-raw] Another Fiery Derailment Hits Booming Crude-by-Rail Business
A CN train carrying crude oil and propane derailed and caught fire in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on Tuesday, the latest in series of fiery accidents to hit the booming crude-by-rail industry.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Running Scared': Industry's Strategy Wants 'Voluntary' GMO Labeling
Seemingly tired of fighting the GMO labeling battle against concerned consumers on a state by state basis, the largest food industry lobbying groups, according to documents obtained by Politico , are now preparing to push for a corporate-friendly set of laws and regulations at the federal level.
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