News for 2014-04-23

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Error... Error: NYT Retracts Ukraine/Russian-Photo Scoop
Two days after the New York Times led its editions with a one-sided article about photos supposedly proving that Russian special forces were behind the popular uprisings in eastern Ukraine, the Times published what you might call a modified, limited retraction.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Family Wins Fracking Suit in Legal Blow to Industry
In what is being called a legal blow to the fracking industry, on Tuesday a Texas family was awarded $3 million in the first ever verdict to be handed down over the negative health impacts of fracking.
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[title] Intimidation and Political Interference Goes Unpunished in UAW Case
Frank Hammer discusses the labor conditions at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that moved workers to attempt unionization. Hammer argues that the political interference by state officials in these efforts shows weakness of labor laws.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Suit Charges FBI Used No-Fly List as Retribution Against Muslim Men
Four Muslim-American men filed a lawsuit against the FBI on Tuesday, charging that the bureau placed them on the "no-fly list" in retaliation for their refusal to inform on their communities and then denied them the chance to clear their names.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Brazil's 'Internet Bill of Rights' a Victory for Web Freedom
A landmark law that guarantees equal access to the nation's internet and protects the privacy of users was signed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, in a move that is being hailed as a historic step for online freedom worldwide.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Officials Warn of Explosive Crude Rumbling Across Nation's Rails
Amidst a booming crude-by-rail business, experts warned Tuesday that none of the thousands of train cars rumbling through towns with North Dakota's Bakken crude is safe.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Super-Sized Inequality: Fast Food CEO Millionaire Pay Outpaces Workers by 1000 to 1
The fast food industry maintains a more extreme wage disparity between workers and CEOs than any other industry in the economy, according to a report by the public policy organization Demos published Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is America Almost Done Being Suckered by Privatization?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Israel's Threat, Palestinian Unity Pact Announced
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Straight from the Horse's Mouth': Former Oil Exec Says Fracking Not Safe
In a message "straight from the horse's mouth," a former oil executive on Tuesday urged New York state to pass a ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, saying, 'it is not safe.'
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[title] The Shocking Truth About Oil - And Our Planet
Chris Hayes takes a look at the shocking truth: We must leave 80% of known carbon, like oil and coal, inside of the Earth to avert a catastrophic chain of events.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Sending Paratroopers to Baltics As Ukraine Boils
As the Obama administration publicly warned Russia against further provocative acts relating to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine on Tuesday, it also announced that U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Blesses Egyptian Repression with Apache Attack Helicopters
Orchestrated overthrow of democratically-elected government: check . Repression, arrest, and death sentences for political opponents: check .
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