News for 2014-03-25

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Simply 'Stop Spying': Critics Slam NSA Reform Proposals
Both the Obama administration and the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday revealed dueling reform proposals both supposedly intended to reign in the National Security Agency's mass surveillance through limiting the bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Air Pollution = Biggest Environmental Health Risk, Says WHO
Air pollution is the world's largest single environmental health risk, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is Flawed Thinking on Ukraine Creating Gas Export Bonanza?
Under the guise of providing relief for the crisis in Ukraine, energy industry leaders and conservative think tanks are presenting arguments to both the House and Senate on Tuesday calling for the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lift Gaza Blockade for the 'Humanitarian Sense of All': UN
In the name of the "humanitarian sense of all," Israel and Egypt must lift border restrictions on the Gaza Strip, said outgoing head of the United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) Filippo Grandi on Tuesday.
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[title] NSA, FBI, DIA Sued over Refusal to Disclose US Role in Imprisonment of Nelson Mandela
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hobby Lobby and the 'Profoundly Dangerous Precedent' for Women's Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing arguments in what has been called the Hobby Lobby case, which challenges the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists Gather to Finalize Dire Warning for Planet's Climate Future
The world's leading climate scientists gathered in Japan on Tuesday to begin hashing out the final details of a "grim" climate report, which both leaked drafts and those familiar with its contents say will call on pol
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[field_image_caption-raw] Radioactive Water Buildup Grows as 'Decontamination' System at Fukushima Fails Again
At the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, a defect has again forced the shutdown of the decontamination system that is central to the radioactive water cleanup strategy, owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced Tuesday.
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[title] Hundreds of Students & Faculty Occupy Campus to Fight Cuts to Public Higher Ed
University of Southern Maine student Meagan LaSala and professor Rachel Bouvier explain how cuts disproportionately target faculty and will trigger a decline in quality public eduction.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Putting Climate Polluters in the Dock
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Snowden Effect: Obama, Lawmakers Propose End to NSA Bulk Spying
Privacy advocates and NSA critics are in no way jumping for joy, but news that both the Obama administration and lawmakers in Congress are circulating new proposals for ending the bulk collection of U.S.
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