News for 2014-04-02

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood in Texas
Update: Four people are dead and sixteen people were left wounded, some critically, after a lone gunman opened fire on the military base Wednesday evening. The alleged shooter is among the dead, according to officials. Earlier:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Did Environmental Protests Just Stop Planned Petrochemical Plant in China?
Protests over a planned petrochemical plant in China's Guangdong province may have brought the proposal to a halt. Over one thousand people took part in a protest in Maoming on Sunday over the plant slated to produce paraxylene or PX, a chemical used in making plastics. The protest reportedly...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Duke Energy Attempts to Block Citizens' Groups in Coal Ash Case
Duke Energy is attempting to block citizens' groups from taking part in regulatory action against the company's 14 polluting coal ash dumps across North Carolina.
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[title] What Makes A Good Job?
What is a good job? Do tax breaks to self-proclaimed "job creators" actually create jobs and if so, what kind of jobs ? How do we ensure that public money is spent for public good? "We see too much emphasis on the concept of a job." Bettina Damiani tells host Laura Flanders in an interview with...
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[field_image_caption-raw] GM Crash Fatalities: The 'Cost of Doing Business'
Automaker General Motors is facing accusations of doing a "cost-benefit analysis" on human life and opting for the savings, as the recent recall of cars with defective ignition switches has been linked to at least 13 deaths.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Federal Court: Florida's 2012 Voter Purge Illegal
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Conditionally Yours': IMF Austerity on the Rise
Harsh austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund have risen sharply over the last few years, causing mass struggle for poor countries, a report published Wednesday shows.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Slams Palestine for Disrupting 'Peace Process' with Peace Conventions
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[field_image_caption-raw] In 'Blow to Democracy,' SCOTUS Strikes Down Campaign Contribution Limits
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prisoners Face New Batch of Untested Lethal Injection Drugs
The rising use of experimental and untested drugs in the execution of U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats
There are more than 6,000 active gas wells in Pennsylvania. And every week, those drilling sites generate scores of complaints from the state's residents, including many about terrible odors and contaminated water. How the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection handles those complaints...
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[title] What Is the Saudi Government Afraid Of?
Ms. Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi society appears to be controlled, but beneath the surface, there is widespread discontent.
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