News for 2014-02-03

Monday, February 3, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Is the 'Invisible Hand of the Market' Making People Overweight?
The "invisible hand of the market" may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by facilitating the spread of fast food, a new study finds.
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[title] One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler & Kimberle Crenshaw on Global Movement to End Violence Against Women
A movement is growing worldwide to stop violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising for Justice will take place on February 14, Valentine’s Day, in more than 200 countries worldwide, focusing on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence and the impunity that protects...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Mobilized and Unafraid': Nationwide Vigils Against Keystone XL
"Mobilized and unafraid," thousands of demonstrators from Anchorage, Alaska to Belfast, Maine are expected to rally in over two hundred vigils across the country Monday evening, adding their voices to the growing chorus urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Left-Leaning Candidates Continue to Sweep Latin America
Celebrations broke out among left wing supporters across two Central American countries this weekend as elections in Costa Rica and El Salvador showed right wing candidates are increasingly loosing ground, Agence
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[field_image_caption-raw] Can 'Fast Track' Opposition Bring a 'Knockout Punch' to the TPP?
Could mounting opposition to "fast track" legislation bring a "knockout punch" to the TPP?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sea Shepherd Claims Unprovoked Attack by Japanese Whalers
Activists with the ocean conservationist group Sea Shepherd say their ship was attacked by Japanese whaling ships on the high seas in the Southern Ocean on Sunday, claiming the whalers deliberately collided with their ship amidst other attempts to damage the vessel.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Want to Lower Abortion Rates? Empower Women's Choice
Empowering women to take control over their own bodies—not stripping them of that right—is the real path to lowering unwanted pregnancies and abortion rates, according to a new study released Monday. Issued in a report by the Guttmacher Institute, the study's findings show that the national...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Olive Garden, JC Penney and the Death of the Middle Class
Business is booming for both Barney's and Bargain Basement, but as middle-income workers continue to get hit by recessionary pressures and wage stagnation, restaurants and retailers that once enjoyed the spending habits of the American middle class are dying off as their customer base falls back...
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[title] State Cuts to Public Funding of Higher Education Responsible For Increases In Tuition Costs
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israeli Officials Lash Out After Kerry Mentions 'Talk of Boycotts'
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's mere mention (or interpreted mention) of the 'boycott, divestment, and sanctions' (or BDS) campaign targeting the continued occupation of the West Bank was enough to set off a barrage of angry responses from Israeli officials and lawmakers over the weekend,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poll Shows Diminishing Support for Two-State Solution
WASHINGTON - Twenty years of the Oslo peace process between Israelis and Palestinians have made a solution more difficult to attain, rather than easier. That was the conclusion of a poll of Israelis and Palestinians released on Friday.
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