News for 2014-01-30

Thursday, January 30, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] New York City's de Blasio Makes Important Step in Reforming Stop-and-Frisk
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that New York City was ending its legal battle against reforms to the controversial stop-and-frisk practices.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Public to FCC: Don't Give Up On Open Internet
A concerned public is demanding that the Federal Communications Commission refuse to bow down to a judicial blow to internet freedom dealt earlier this month.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Drinking Water for 17 California Communities About to Run Dry?
Officials in drought-stricken California on Tuesday announced 17 communities that could run out of water in 100 days or less.
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[title] Indigenous Group Fighting Tar Sands Gets Boost From Neil Young
First Nations Chief Allan Adam discusses the Tar Sands awareness tour with Canadian musician Neil Young and the health issues that communities face.
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[field_image_caption-raw] To Break Fossil Fuel Industry's Grip, Foundations Divest Nearly $2 Billion
Seventeen philanthropic foundations controlling nearly $2 billion in assets on Thursday put their money where their ethics are, announcing they will be divesting all their holdings in the fossil fuel industry and reinvesting in the clean energy sector.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Delusional': Iran Slams Obama's Claim Sanctions Brought Diplomacy
Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham dismissed as "a totally wrong interpretation" President Obama's claim in his State of the Union address that U.S. sanctions on Iran created the conditions for ongoing nuclear talks in Geneva.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Woo-Hoo! Shell Ditches Its Arctic Drilling Plans
To the cheers of environmental groups, fossil fuel giant Shell announced Thursday that it is shelving its plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Change Means Death for Penguins and Their Babies: Scientists
Baby and adult penguins alike are in peril due to extreme weather caused by climate change, two extensive studies reveal this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Missouri Executes Man Despite Risk of 'Cruel and Unusual Punishment'
The state of Missouri executed prisoner Herbert Smulls Wednesday , whose lethal punishment had been delayed over concerns that the controversial drug used for his lethal injection could cause inhumane suffering.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Howard Dean Takes Hawkish Stance Against Diplomacy with Iran
“We need to stand up to the mullahs. These are not people we ought to be negotiating with.” That's what former Democratic Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean said during a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, just one day after the State of the Union in which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Detained Palestinian Children Face Staggering Rate of Violence
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[title] Moving the Race Conversation Forward
How well does the media cover race? Watch this video to find out.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Insane, Disgusting' and 'Epic Treachery': NSA Spied on Climate Talks
While climate activists from around the world gathered outside the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in 2009 called for "System Change, Not Climate Change' while demanding to be heard by world leaders, the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Leaked Docs Show Govt Deceit over US Drone Attacks
The Bureau is now publishing a leaked official document that records details of over 300 drone strikes, including their locations and an assessment of how many people died in each incident.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Given Choice, Johansson Picks SodaStream over Palestinians
Following international outcry and steady criticism from Palestinian rights advocates, well-known actress Scarlett Johansson has resigned from her role as ambassador for Oxfam International, choosing instead to remain a well-paid spokeperson for the makers of SodaStream.
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