News for 2014-02-28

Friday, February 28, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Permission to Abuse Animals: Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Bill Signed Into Law
Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter signed into law on Friday legislation that criminalizes those who secretly document abuse of animals at agricultural facilities. The widely opposed bill, SB 1337, came about following an undercover video released by animal welfare group Mercy for Animals that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Did the Feds Just Issue a 'Death Warrant' to Marine Mammals?
An environmental impact statement released Thursday from the federal government could mount to a "death sentence" for marine mammals as the pursuit for oil and gas deposits may turn a 300,000 square mile area in the Atlantic Ocean into a "blast zone," a conservation group warns.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Students to Obama: If You Won't Lead on Climate Action, We Will
More than a thousand students from over 200 colleges and universities are descending on Washington, D.C. this weekend to deliver a stern message to a president they are not yet convinced is listening to dire warnings about climate change, the destructive impacts of a completed Keystone XL pipeline...
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[title] Ronald Reagan’s Racially Tinged Stump Speeches that Benefited the 1%
In Dog Whistle Politics , author and legal scholar Ian Haney López describes how politicians use subtle, racially coded messages — “dog whistles” — to manipulate Americans in the voting booth. One early example, Haney López says, is a story Ronald Reagan told on the campaign trail during his first...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Can Public Opposition to Corporate 'Free Trade' Derail US/EU Deal?
Public opposition to "free trade" and multinational corporations could obstruct closed-door negotiations over the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement between the United States and European Union, EU government officials and businesspeople stated Friday, according to Reuters .
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Lacks Moral Authority to Judge on Human Rights: China
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[field_image_caption-raw] Draft UN Climate Report Reveals Future 'We're Not Prepared For'
More details revealing the contents of UN climate change report confirm the dire—and expensive—consequences of an increasingly warming world.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Major Nuclear Dump Has Leaked, But Does US Gov't Have a Plan B?
A radioactive leak from a New Mexico underground nuclear dump that was championed as a safe long-term repository calls into question the federal government's overall approach to disposing of dangerous waste from nuclear weapons production, experts warn.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ousted Leader Speaks as Ukraine Tensions Soar Higher
Developing ... Tensions in Ukraine saw no sign of easing Friday .
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[title] Lingering Problems at Fukushima Raise Questions About Nuclear Power Safety at Home
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[field_image_caption-raw] Meet the Seven People Who Hold the Keys to Worldwide Internet Security
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[field_image_caption-raw] Via NYT, White House Lays Out Case for Killing American Citizen without Trial
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