News for 2014-04-15

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Man Arrested After Two Backpacks Left Near Boston Marathon Finish Line on Bombing Anniversary
Boston police on Tuesday evening say they have a man in custody after he left suspicious backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the one year anniversary of bombings that shocked the city, and the nation, one year ago today.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Walmart Gets $7.8 Billion 'Bill' for Its Taxpayer-Funded Breaks, Subsidies
Walmart and the Walton family are the recipients of "special treatment" thanks to a tax system that allows them to rake in $7.8 billion a year from tax breaks and taxpayer subsidies, a new report reveals. Armed with this news, a group of Walmart workers and taxpayers delivered a $7.8 billion tax...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Factory Collapse Equals Murder: Bangladeshi Officials
Bangladeshi police announced Tuesday they are throwing murder charges at an owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex that collapsed last April , killing 1,135 garment workers and injuring over 2,500.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Industrial Smog Amplifying Extreme Weather: Study
Scientists have discovered another reason burning fossil fuels is bad for the planet.
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[title] Hyper-Surveillance State Won't Prevent Another Boston Marathon Bombing
One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the ACLU's Kade Crockford questions whether the surveillance practices of law enforcement and an increasingly militarized police force will prevent terrorism.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Administration Rakes In Billions Off Student Debt
Critics blasted the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clemency Denied: General Upholds Manning's 35-Year Sentence
A general has approved the 35-year prison sentence a military judge handed down to Chelsea Manning for releasing a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks, the U.S. Army said Monday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Fracking Emissions Up To 1000x Higher Than EPA Estimates
Natural gas drilling is emitting far higher levels of methane into the atmosphere than federal regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency have said, according to the findings of a new study released Monday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] How a Group of Strangers Stopped One Man From Being Deported
When Swedish authorities on Thursday attempted to deport refugee and father of two Ghader Ghalamere by airplane to Iran, something extraordinary happened. The other passengers on the flight staged a peaceful protest to stop the airplane from taking off.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dying in Defense of Earth: Eco-Activist Murders Skyrocket
Protecting Mother Earth has never been more deadly.
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[title] Matt Taibbi: Why Corporate Criminals Don’t Pay
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi discusses the inequality in the American justice system, where only the least powerful go to jail.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fresh Warnings of 'Civil War' as Ukraine Launches Military Operation
Overview
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[field_image_caption-raw] The 'Proprietary' Internet? Google Buys Drones of Its Own
Are deep-pocketed web companies laying the groundwork for a for-profit internet all of their own?
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