News for 2014-01-10

Friday, January 10, 2014
[title] Chris Hedges and William Binney on Obama NSA Guidelines
Chris Hedges:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Big Data + Big Pharma = Big Money
Need another reminder of how much drugmakers spend to discover what doctors are prescribing? Look no further than new documents from the leading keeper of such data.
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[field_image_caption-raw] How Regulators Protect Big Bankers from Jail
The U.S. government body tasked with regulating JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other big banks appears to be steering federal prosecutors away from criminal charges.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Inequality Soars, Congress a 'Millionaires Club'
For the first time since U.S. lawmakers have been required to publicly disclose their personal financial data, millionaires now make up the majority of seats in the Capitol building, according to a report released Friday by the Center for Responsive Politics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Americans Self-Identifying as 'Liberal' on the Rise
The amount of people in the United States who self-identify as "liberal" has climbed to its highest level in two decades, according to a poll released Friday by Gallup.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Blowback for Disney As Pro-Fracking Elementary School Tour Exposed
Disney has pulled the plug on a pro-fracking and drilling tour of elementary schools and science centers across Ohio, bankrolled by the state's oil and gas industry, after drawing fury f
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[field_image_caption-raw] Trove of Emails, Other Documents in Christie Scandal Set for Release
The scandal surrounding Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey is likely to deepen, if not intensify, on Friday as a trove of subpoenaed documents related to the case are slated to be released into the public domain. As the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Predators Vanish, Ecosystems Thrown Off Balance: Scientists
A steep decline in large predators is threatening endangered species and disrupting ecosystems from the tropic to the arctic, scientists warn .
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[title] Government's Call for Less Police In School Doesn't Go Far Enough
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[field_image_caption-raw] Coal Chemical Spill Turns Tap Water Toxic in W. Virginia
West Viriginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a state of emergency following a Thursday chemical leak at a coal industry facility along the Elk River, a source of drinking water for nine counties and hundreds of thousands of people. The toxin reportedly spilled, 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] With Egyptian Assault, Gaza Loses an Underground Lifeline
GAZA CITY - The border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip used to buzz with activity until a few months back as traders brought in an array of Egyptian goods – from food supplies to raw material – through hundreds of tunnels.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Marines Shoot and Kill Four-Year-Old Afghan Boy
Blaming "poor visibility"—not more than twelve years of a war without cause or purpose—Afghan officials say that U.S. Marines stationed in Helmand Province have shot and killed a four year old boy. "As the weather was dusty, the marine forces based there thought he was an enemy and opened fire. As...
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