News for 2014-03-21

Friday, March 21, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Idaho Lawmakers Green-Light Legislation to 'Wipe Out' Wolves
Wildlife advocates are decrying legislation they say will "wipe out as many wolves as legally possible in Idaho."
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Stingray': Increased and Secretive Cell Phone Surveillance by Local Police Raises Alarms
Police across the United States are refusing to disclose information to the public about a controversial "stingray" device that allows them to intercept cellular phone communications. According to Associated Press journalist Jack Gillum,
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[title] Who In Ukraine Will Benefit From An IMF Bailout?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Following Twitter 'Ban', Turkish Protesters Storm Twitter
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's reported attempts to ban access to the website Twitter in the country Thursday backfired when social media users found ways around the ban and used the site to criticize the
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[field_image_caption-raw] $4.5 Million Settlement for Anti-War Veteran, Occupy Activist Injured by Oakland Police
Scott Olsen, the protester and a memebr of Iraq Veterans Against the War who was gravely injured during a public march in Oakland at the height of the Occupy movement in 2011, has been awarded a $4.5 million settlement by the city. The San Francisco Chronicle reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tech Companies: Defend the Open Internet From the TPP
The TPP, a far-reaching trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors, threatens the open Internet, a group of nearly 30 tech companies has written in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghan Journalist, Wife and Two Young Daughters Among Civilians Killed in Taliban Attack
Taliban gunmen who used small firearms to carry out an attack at a luxury hotel in Kabul on Friday killed at least nine civilians, including two young girls.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Facing Austerity Cuts, Students and Faculty Stage Sit-In
Faculty and students launched an occupation of a Maine university building Friday to demand a halt to mass faculty layoffs and department slashes that they say are part of the austerity cuts devastating public education nation-wide.
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[field_image_caption-raw] And They're Back... BP Wins Two Dozen New Leases to Drill in Gulf
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World's Water as Poor Go Thirsty: UN
An unrelenting increase in energy production, including unconventional methods such as tar sands extraction and fracking, will severely damage the world's already dwindling water supply, the UN warned on Friday .
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[title] Duke Energy Busted After Activists’ Red Flag
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[field_image_caption-raw] How the NSA Targets Those with 'Keys to Digital Kingdoms'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Federal Judge Slams Govt Request for Email User Data as 'Repugnant to the Fourth Amendment"
A federal judge has delivered a harshly worded ruling that admonishes a government request for a warrant to search a user's email address, saying that it would be "repugnant to the Fourth Amendment" to issue it, and urged the government to stop submitting "unconstitutional warrant applications." In...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine Coup Lawful, But Crimea Referendum Unlawful?
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, conscious of the stark ineffectiveness of the Security Council over the upheaval in Ukraine, is engaged in a round of shuttle diplomacy with Russian and Ukrainian leaders to help resolve the crisis in that region.
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