News for 2014-02-13

Thursday, February 13, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] What Won't This Private Prison Corporation Do To Turn a Profit?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wild Winter Storm in the East, Flooding in the UK: Weather in 'Schizoid Mode'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Idaho's "Ag-Gag" Law Latest to Criminalize Defenders of Animals
Though similar efforts in other states have failed, a bill moving swiftly through the Idaho legislature this week is trying to criminalize the activities of animal rights advocates who expose the mistreatment of farm animals and livestock by documenting abuse by their human handlers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Farmers Rise Up Against Agribusiness, Face Down Riot Police in Brazil
Thousands of farmers marched on Brazil's capital Wednesday in the face of riot police, tear gas and rubber bullets, d
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[title] 'This Should Not Come as a Surprise': Bill McKibben on Global Extreme Weather from US to Sochi
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[field_image_caption-raw] Execution With Experimental Drug Blocked... For Now
A federal judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order to block a compounding pharmacy from selling a controversial and untested drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for use in an upcoming execution of a man on death row.
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[field_image_caption-raw] TEPCO Blasted for Withholding Data as Fukushima Radiation Levels Soar
On the same day that new measurements from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant show an unprecedented surge in one kind of radiation, new charges surfaced Thursday against TEPCO, the plant's owner, that it ha
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[field_image_caption-raw] Another Derailment Highlights Danger of Transporting Crude by Train
A train carrying crude oil and propane derailed Thursday morning in western Pennsylvania and leaked thousands of gallons of oil, the latest in a series of derailments that have highlighted the dangers of transporting oil by rail.
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[title] 'This is a Movement, Not a Moment'
On February 8, 2014, tens of thousands of activists—from all backgrounds, races and causes—marched from Shaw University to the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, where they held an exuberant rally protesting the right-wing policies of the North Carolina government.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Merge of the Titans? Comcast/Time-Warner Deal Called 'Unthinkable'
In what would create the largest corporate " behemoth " in the history of the telecommunications industry, cable giants Comcast and Time-Warner on Thursday announced agreement of a $45 billion merger that critics say would be a disaster for consumers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kentucky Gas Explosion Keeps Fossil Fuel Disaster Streak Alive
[ Update: 1:08 PM EST — Just hours after this post was first published Thursday morning a train carrying both crude oil and propane gas derailed in western Pennsylvania.
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