News for 2014-02-05

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Cities Take Note: University Campuses Are Providing Models for Sustainable Transportation
If cities across the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Privatized Probation 'Extortion' Scheme Targets Vulnerable, Poor
Private probation companies hired by U.S. courts are making millions of dollars off probationers who are increasingly caught in a web of penalty fees, debt collection, and further jail time in a booming and highly unregulated probation services scheme, a new report by Human Rights Watch revealed...
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[title] Keystone XL Has a Job For You!
When Keystone XL’s top job recruiter comes to town, he reveals just what types of jobs the controversial oil pipeline would really create.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Post-Spill West Virginia: Polluters' Input Welcome, Health Advocates Shut Out
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fracking's Terrifying Water Usage Trends Spell Disaster
The irony of fracking: It destroys the natural resource it needs most.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Bill To Drive Out 'Cancer Of Big Money In Body Politic'
In the face of an unrelenting rise of super PACs, "shadow money" groups, and corporate spending in U.S. elections, U.S. representatives introduced a bill Wednesday that seeks to run big money out of politics with a return to a "Government by the People."
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Spied on German Ex-Chancellor Over Iraq War Opposition
The National Security Agency tapped the mobile phone of Germany's ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder because of his opposition to the U.S.-led war on Iraq, German media reported Tuesday. According to a joint report by Süddeutsche Zeitung daily and regional public broadcaster NDR , the surveillance of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds More Israeli Settlement Properties Announced in Midst of 'Peace Process'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Catastrophe Looming? 'Mega-Drought' Panic Sweeps California
As an 'exceptional' drought continues its assault on California's croplands, new information released this week has put many in a panic over what these historic water lows mean for the ecosytem, agricultural production and people across the state.
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[title] Chris Hayes: A Sandy Aid Mystery in New Jersey
Why was a company that administered $780 million in Sandy aid let go by the Christie administration? Straight answers seem hard to come by.
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA Chief Pressed to Support Annual Account of Drone Casualties
The CIA director and other intelligence chiefs were urged to increase transparency over covert drone operations by members of the House intelligence committee yesterday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Indigenous Groups: 'No Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross Our Lands'
Native American communities are promising fierce resistance to stop TransCanada from building, and President Barack Obama from permitting, the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Not Waiting for Feds, 'Fight Back' Against Surveillance Goes Local, Global
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top Secret GCHQ Hacker Team Engaged in Nefarious Web Attacks
In his latest reporting based on leaked documents by Edward Snowden, journalist Glenn Greenwald, along with colleagues at NBC News , revealed Wednesday that British intelligence officials at GCHQ used a top secret team of government hackers to infiltrate hacktivist groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec...
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