News for 2014-03-31

Monday, March 31, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Spotlights World's Garbage-Filled Oceans
Fruitless searches for the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing three weeks ago have put a spotlight on another horror—the state of our garbage-filled oceans. Searches for Flight 370 are focused on the southern Indian Ocean, but while possible leads on floating objects have been made, they...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion 'All Risk, No Reward'
Enbridge is seeking a pipeline expansion that will double the amount of "dirty" tar sands pumped along the coast of Lake Superior and across key habitats in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is Obama Covertly Expanding US Role in Syria?
The Obama administration may green-light shipments of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to Syrian opponents of Bashar al-Assad and expand covert CIA training and assistance in an apparent bid to repair frayed relations with Saudi Arabia.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Assault Protest Against Police Violence
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[field_image_caption-raw] Win for Whales: UN Court Blasts Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling Claims
In a decision being heralded as a win for the whales, the UN's International Court of Justice on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not for purposes of scientific research and that the country must therefore halt permits for this marine mammal-killing program.
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[title] Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Prison & Regime’s 'War on a Whole Generation'
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[field_image_caption-raw] North Korea, South Korea Trade Fire Near Disputed Border
North Korea and South Korea exchanged fire near a disputed border on Monday following a military exercise by the North that reportedly dropped hundreds of shells in South Korean waters.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Over 100 World Leaders Targeted by NSA Spying
Over 100 leaders of foreign states are secretly surveilled by the NSA, and Germany has been more heavily targeted by U.S. and U.K. spying than was previously known.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Report: Climate Change Already Decimating Life, Worst to Come
“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” was the message of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a voluminous new report published Monday.
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[title] Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks
PERI Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. banks expect to be bailed out when the next crisis hits.
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