News for 2014-01-17

Friday, January 17, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Week After West Virginia Chemical Spill, Company Files for Bankruptcy
Freedom Industries, the company behind the chemical leak last week in West Virginia's Elk River, filed for bankruptcy on Friday, the Charleston Gazette reports .
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[title] Glenn Greenwald on Obama's NSA 'Reforms'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Effort to 'Normalize' NSA Spying, 'Mollify Public' Rebuked
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Drone Strikes Necessitate Counseling Center for 'Traumatized' Children
Yemen had to set up a counseling center to help children deal with the psychological trauma of U.S. drone attacks, a Yemeni official told the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Brazen Enough to Gut Public Education, Governor Cowers as Students Protest
Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett was slated Friday to make his first ever appearance in a Philadelphia public school since he took the state's helm in 2011.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Act Now or Pay the Heaviest Price, Warns Leaked Climate Report
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anonymous US Intelligence Officials Vocalize Desires to Kill Snowden
Current members of the intelligence and defense community offered confessions of their desire to kill NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed reports . The article has received criticism for keeping anonymous the sources of these death wishes.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance
Today President Obama plans to announce some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs. Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Obama has offered his own defenses of the programs. But not all of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] CDC: West Virginia Water Not Safe for Pregnant Women
"[T]he CDC recommends — out of an abundance of caution — that pregnant women drink bottled water until there are no longer detectable levels of MCHM in the water distribution system."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Speech on NSA Reform
President Obama's speech will outline his proposed changes taken from a White House-appointed NSA review panel which offered 46 recommnedations to overhaul the surveillance agency last year. Given what critics of the NSA understand about what Obama is going to say, expectations are low . Watch live:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Lobby Thwarted in Iran Sanctions Bid For Now
WASHINGTON - In what looks to be a clear victory – at least for now – for President Barack Obama, a major effort by the Israel lobby and its most powerful constituent, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), to pass a new sanctions bill against Iran has stalled in the U.S. Senate...
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[title] Chris Hayes: Here Come the Subpoenas...
Chris Hayes looks at the next wave of subpoenas that will be issued in the George Washington Bridge scandal.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Groups to Obama: Your Fossil Fuel-Driven Policies Equal 'Catastrophic Climate Future'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mistakes of West, Texas Repeated In West Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C.—“This is an issue of proportionality,” says Dr. Gerald Poje, a former member of the federal U.S.
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