News for 2014-05-06

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Senator Warren's Proposal: Tax the Rich, Relieve Student Loan Debt
Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation on Tuesday to tackle the nation's over $1 trillion student loan crisis. "Exploding student loan debt is crushing young people and dragging down our economy," the Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement. Warren's proposal, which has the backing of...
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[title] Is Ukraine Descending into Civil War?
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[title] Occupy Wall Street on Trial: Cecily McMillan Convicted of Assaulting Cop, Faces Up to Seven Years
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outrage and Protests Follow Guilty Verdict for OWS Activist
People across the United States responded with outrage after Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was found guilty Monday afternoon of "assaulting" the very police officer who she says sexually assaulted her. Over 100 people rallied in New York City's Zuccotti Park Monday night and,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame
Fracking-related injection wells are likely behind the "remarkable" increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have said. The USGS and the Oklahoma Geological Survey on Friday issued a joint statement warning that the surging seismicity — up roughly 50 percent...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Reset The Net: 'Don't Ask for Online Privacy... Take It Back.'
Led by online freedom organizations, internet firms, and other advocacy groups, a broadbased coalition is coming together with a singular call to " Reset the Net " as a way to beat back government and corporate surveillance on the web. With a national online day of action scheduled for June 5,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Screwed?' US Climate Report says Era of 'Normal' Over
"We're screwed. Right now. And it could get much worse." That was how 350.org co-founder Jamie Henn responded to Tuesday's release of the federal government's National Climate Assessment , the national scientific community's definitive statement on the current and future impacts of greenhouse gas...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Conservative Court's Free Speech Rulings Drenched in Biases
According to a new legal study of sitting and recent justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative members of the court are tied much tighter to their own political and ideological biases than the liberal justices when it comes to ruling on cases concerning free speech. The study —conducted by...
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[title] Koch Brothers Are The Largest Foreign Lease Holder of Canadian Tar Sands
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[field_image_caption-raw] Humanity's Destruction of Earth's Climate in Ninety Seconds
As carbon emissions concentrate in the atmosphere, the planet is burning up... and fast. That is the well-known bottom line when it comes to human-caused global warming and climate change. Over the course of April, according to the world's premiere atmospheric monitoring station Mauna Loa, Hawaii,...
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