News for 2014-01-14

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Security Crackdown as Egyptians Hold 'Fake' Constitution Vote
As Egyptians lined up outside polls Tuesday for a contentious and largely symbolic vote on a constitutional referendum, deadly clashes with police underscored the strong-arm tactics of the current regime which many say undermine any show of democracy.
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[title] AIPAC Still Trying to Torpedo Iran Nuke Deal
As preliminary Iran Nuke deal is finalized and set to go into effect next Monday, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) is pushing for Congress to pass new sanctions against Iran which would violate and likely nullify the historic agreement.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rising Seas, Sinking Coasts Spell Doom for Eastern US
The devastating impact of global warming induced sea level rise has become increasingly clear as powerful surges, coastal flooding and rapid erosion are more and more frequently wreaking havoc along the eastern seaboard of the United States.
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[field_image_caption-raw] How Toxic Are Your Personal Care Products? California Wants You to Know
Consumers who want to know if their personal care products contain carcinogens or toxins have a new tool available to them. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) unveiled on Friday a searchable database that allows consumers to look up a particular ingredient, product or brand to see if...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Refuses to Promise to Stop Spying on German Officials, German Paper Reports
The U.S. has refused to give assurances it will not spy on German officials, a German newspaper is reporting. According to Sueddeutsche Zeitung , the U.S. refusal has put talks towards a no-spying agreement between the two counties in jeopardy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exposed: Serious Flaws in the Kirk-Menendez Iran Sanctions (Wag the Dog) Bill
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Public: We Don't Want AIPAC's 'Path to War'
A congressional drive for new sanctions on Iran, backed by the lobbying muscle of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, is meeting growing push-back from a public that does not want another war.
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[field_image_caption-raw] $10.10: The Low-End of Minimum Wage Hopes Gets DC Push
Joining a growing national push for an increase of the federal minimum wage, a letter signed by more than 75 prominent economists, including seven Nobel laureates, urges congressional leaders to support legislation that would raise the lowest allowable hourly wage for U.S. workers from $7.25 to $10...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Federal Court Sides With Telecom, Deals Blow to Open Internet
In a decision that may "serve as a sorry memorial to the corporate abrogation of free speech," a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s rules on "net neutrality."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Major California Drought Could Spell 'Catastrophe' for Nation's Food Supply
A major and unyielding drought in California is causing concern in the nation's "food basket," as farmers there say the U.S. food supply could be hit hard if the conditions in their state don't rapidly improve, Al Jazeera America reports Tuesday .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Okinawa: Testing Ground for US Biological Weapons
The U.S. military used Okinawa, Japan as a testing ground for biological weapons during the early 1960s while the prefecture was under U.S. rule, Kyodo News revealed Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'
As President Obama puts the final touches on what is being billed as his "overhaul of the NSA," sources close to the administration have told The Hill that his number one goal is to stop any future whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
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[title] Silence of the Labs: Canada's War on Science
With massive cuts by Ottawa to everything from food inspections to water quality and climate change and the dismissal of more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers, some scientists have become unlikely radicals — denouncing what they call a politically-driven war on knowledge. In Silence of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge: Ohio 'Free to Innovate' When It Comes to State Murder
A federal judge in Ohio has approved the state's plan to kill convicted killer Dennis McGuire by using an untested mixture of drugs that his lawyers, informed by experts, say could leave the man writhing in pain from the "agony and terror of air hunger" as his lungs shut down. A state prosecutor in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Mostly Women and Children': 200-300 Dead Fleeing War
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