News for 2014-02-24

Monday, February 24, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] UN Official: Israel Guilty of 'Inhuman' and 'Degrading' Apartheid
Israel's "systematic oppression" of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza appears to constitute the "inhuman" and "degrading" practice of "apartheid," charged a United Nations investigator.
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[title] Ukraine: Coup or a Revolution?
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Pentagon Plan: A Few Less Troops, Same Old Empire
In a speech at the Pentagon on Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a new budget plan that calls for the reduction of total soldiers across the U.S. military.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden 2.0: Is There a New Active Duty NSA Whistleblower?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Evacuation Order Lifted, But Motivations Questioned
A group of Fukushima residents were told on Sunday they could soon return to their homes three years after the massive nuclear catastrophe at the nearby power plant left a ghost town in its wake, though many re
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt's Cabinet Resigns, Clearing Way for General's Presidential Bid
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unknown Amount of Crude Oil Spills into Major Waterway
The spill of unknown amounts of crude oil into the Mississippi River has kept a sixty-five mile stretch of the waterway closed for over two days after a oil barge collided with a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans Saturday.
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[title] Low Wage Workers are Paving the Way to Democracy
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[field_image_caption-raw] Secretive Netflix-Comcast Deal Destroys Promise of Net Neutrality
A secretive deal between cable giant Comcast and the video streaming company Netflix is being slammed by consumer watchdog and media groups for formalizing the idea that large, deep-pocketed content providers can pay internet service providers (ISPs) in order to receive special treatment on their...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine Signs Arrest Warrant for Ousted Leader
Ukraine's ousted President Vicktor Yanukovich, who fled over the weekend as anti-government forces stormed parliament and the presidential residence, is now wanted under an arrested warrant issued by the interim government that has taken control in Kiev.
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