News for 2014-01-13

Monday, January 13, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Sides With 'Notorious Patent Bully Monsanto'
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a group of farmers the right to challenge Monsanto's seed patents, a decision critics charge allows the biotech giant's "reign of intimidation" to continue. The plaintiffs in the suit, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto ,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US High Court Rejects 'Callous and Unconstitutional' Abortion Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday they would not take up an Arizona abortion ban that would have been a direct assault on Roe. v. Wade.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Eyes on Silent Dems as Hawks Push for War with Iran
A majority of Senate Democrats are refusing to reveal where they stand on a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill that experts warn risks a catastrophic war with Iran.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Did Christie Use Hurricane Relief Funds to Help Himself Get Reelected?
Federal investigators are looking into whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie used Hurricane Sandy relief funds to help get himself reelected.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In US, Coal Use Up, CO2 Emissions Up
The nation's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 were roughly 2 percent higher than those in 2012, a U.S. government body estimates .
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Bloodshed Inevitable' as Tens of Thousands Stage Bangkok 'Shutdown'
Tensions in Bangkok are running high as tens of thousands of protesters occupy city streets Monday, building barricades and holding key intersections in a growing call to replace the democratically elected government with an unelected "People's Council."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bulk Spying Is Not Effective Terrorism Prevention Tactic: Report
"Overblown." "Even Misleading."
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[title] Rashid Khalidi & Noam Chomsky: US Must End Support for Sharon’s Expansionist Legacy
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[field_image_caption-raw] Beyond W. Virginia, Unregulated Toxins Number in Tens of Thousands
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[field_image_caption-raw] Antarctic Glacier's 'Irreversible' Melting Threatens 'Considerable Increase' to Sea Level Rise
An Antarctic glacier is melting "irreversibly," offering "a striking vision of the near future," a new study shows.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Radioactive Fish at 124 Times 'Safe' Levels Caught Near Fukushima
A fish with 124 times the level of radiation deemed safe for food consumption was caught near the ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
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[title] Israel's Bedouin Face Displacement Despite Apparent Gov't Concessions
While announcing plan to forcefully urbanize Bedouin of Negev Desert, Israeli gov't continues to push forward the multi-billion dollar Prawer plan.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lax Regulation, Shady Owners Probed in W. Virginia Spill
A New York Times report points the finger for a chemical spill last week on the Elk River in West Virginia at a state government well-known for "lax" environmental and public safety regulations.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fracking Battle to Burn Hot as UK Goes "All Out for Shale"
Signals that British Prime Minister David Cameron is about to go "all in for for shale" are dovetailing with moves by some of the world's largest fossil fuel companies who see enormous profit-making opportunities if the UK government can overcome local and grassroots opposition to the fledgling...
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