News for 2014-02-17

Monday, February 17, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Over One Million Voices to European Parliament: Stop Water Privatization
Nearly nearly 1.7 million Europeans symbolically brought their voices to Brussels on Monday to say "water is a human right," not a commodity to be privatized.
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[title] Untold History: More Than a Quarter of US Presidents Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ohio Governor's Office Linked to Fracking PR Conspiracy
The office of Ohio Governor John Kasich is implicated in an attempt to cover up the administration's involvement in a conspiracy to promote fracking in public parks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Final Decision Looms, Native Americans Organize KXL Resistance
Native Americans in the mid- and upper-mid west are not waiting idly as President Obama and the State Department finalize their ultimate decision on the Keystone XL pipeline which would transport tar sands—the planet's dirtiest fuel—from mining operations in Canada to the U.S. gulf coast for export.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Toxic Chemicals Linked to 'Global, Silent Pandemic' Striking Children Worldwide
Toxic chemicals including some pesticides and solvents may be behind the increasing number of cases of neurodevelopmental disabilities—including autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—among children, researchers warn.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Suspected Radiation Leak in Military's Nuclear Dumping Ground
A New Mexico deep-earth repository for the U.S. military's nuclear waste has likely sprung an underground radiation leak, sparking concern among Native American communities and other residents who "carry the burden" of this state's nuclear legacy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists Warn Against Mass Industrialization of Deep Sea
Deep sea ecosystems are under threat of mass industrialization, warned a panel of scientists on Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Addressable TV': Big Data's Next Trick For Targeting You
If you like when Amazon or other online retailers follow you around the internet advertising a certain style of boots you may have googled three week ago, you'll love the rapidly expanding technology that allows your television provider to sell political ads that target you and your family...
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[title] US Drones Reaping Death by Sim Card
Michael Ratner: Eliminating Targets Based on NSA spying, but not verified by human intelligence, demonstrates Obama's false promise of oversight.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Polk Awards Go To Journalists Entrusted with Snowden NSA Docs
The four journalists most responsible for a series of explosive news stories in 2013 based on National Security Agency documents leaked to them by whistleblower Edward Snowden have been awarded this year's George Polk Award, one of the nation's most prestigious and coveted for investigative...
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