News for 2014-04-14

Monday, April 14, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Lungs of the Earth' Could Get Pushed to 'Tipping Point'
Amazon forests — the "lungs of planet Earth" — could be pushed towards a "tipping point" as severe droughts converge with fires to bring about massive forest loss, a new study shows. Climate change will likely increase regional temperatures while decreasing precipitation, and that means an...
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[title] Gerald Epstein: Raising Big Banks' Leverage Ratio Good, But Not Nearly Enough
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pulitzer Vindicates: Snowden Journalists Win Top Honor
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Small Canadian Town Democracy Wins, Tar Sands Loses
In a vote cheered as a victory for democracy, one community in British Columbia has given a flat rejection to a proposed tar sands pipeline.
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[field_image_caption-raw] World's Financial Elite Get Lofty on 'Inequality,' But Critics Unimpressed
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[field_image_caption-raw] FBI Accused of Infiltrating Guantánamo Defense Team
The U.S. government on Monday slammed the brakes on proceedings in the military trial of 9/11 suspects at Guantánamo Bay following charges that the FBI infiltrated and spied on their defense team. The halt is just the latest setback for a trial process that has been embroiled in charges of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 10,000 Russians Rally Against 'Lies' of State-Run Media
An estimated 10,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to denounce the state-run media's "lies" regarding the crisis in Ukraine.
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[title] Debra James: IMF Promise to Fight Inequality not Likely to be Achieved with Existing IMF Policies
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[field_image_caption-raw] At Least 71 Dead in Nigerian Bus Station Bombing
Two bomb explosions at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, have left at least 71 people dead and 124 people wounded .
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IPCC Findings: Create 'Age of Renewables'... Or Pay Higher Price Later
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released Sunday in Berlin, shows that humanity still has time to solve the global crisis of global warming and climate change, but only if governments and industry are finally forced to make the political and financial...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Former KKK Leader Charged in Shootings at Jewish Centers
Police have arrested a man with a long history of involvement in racist and neo-Nazi groups for the shooting deaths of three people outside two separate Jewish community centers near Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday.
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