News for 2014-01-29

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Monarch Butterfly in 'Grave Danger'
The iconic monarch butterfly is a " species in crisis ."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pete Seeger's Greatest Legacy? Saving New York's Hudson River
Pete Seeger's greatest legacy after a long life filled with music and activism may have been saving the Hudson river, according to those who worked with him to save the waterway.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Showering in Formaldehyde? Fresh Fears in West Virginia
"What we know scares us, and we know there's a lot more we don't know," a West Virginia environmental scientist said Wednesday after revealing he had found formaldehyde in water samples taken after officials had declared the water safe for drinking.
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP Takes Another Swing at Healthcare for Millions of Women
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed anti-abortion legislation that critics charge is a continuation of the Republican-led war on women. Called the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, H.R. 7, as Naral Pro-Choice America's blog explains , would affect millions of women, as it would
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[field_image_caption-raw] Seattle's Socialist City Councilor Offers Radical Response to Obama Speech
Though Republicans tied themselves in knots and exposed their party's extensive internal rifts by offering four separate rebuttals to President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday, a development that received less attention was the short response to the speech offered by recently-elected Seattle...
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[title] 'Welcome to Apartheid': Music Video 'Checkpoint' Shot by Jasiri X in Palestine
Jasiri X is a hip-hop emcee who hails from Pittsburgh and recently visited Palestine with a delegation of U.S.-based Black artists, activists, and writers — who you can read more about at their Black on Palestine Tumblr.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Stay of Execution Granted After Missouri Hides Death Penalty Drug Source
The execution of Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls was temporarily halted by a U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden Gets Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for 'Contributing to More Peaceful World Order'
Two Norwegian lawmakers announced Wednesday their nomination of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for his actions that "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Forget $10.10... The Real Wage Fight Starts at $15
If you're currently making the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 an hour, an increase to $10.10 would likely be a welcome development. But economists, labor advocates, and low-wage workers themselves say that, in reality, such an increase is actually insufficient to adequately address the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Geneva Talks Falter as Secret US Flow of Arms to Syrian Opposition Revealed
The Geneva talks between the Syrian government and some opposition forces faltered Tuesday upon revelations that U.S. Congress secretly approved arms shipments to Syrian opposition forces.
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[title] Obama's Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality
President Obama's State of the Union address focused on expanding economic opportunities by raising the minimum wage, making college more affordable, and increasing economic mobility. But during the previous five years of the current economic recovery, income and wealth inequality has not only...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'I'll Break You in Half. Like a Boy.' GOP Rep. Threatens Reporter
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address
President Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Progressives Chime in on the State of the Union
As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night, critical progressive observers let fly with their immediate reactions to the speech via Twitter. Disappointed by a political speech that was previewed as a call to action, what many critics on the left continue to...
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