News for 2014-06-13

Friday, June 13, 2014
Economic Recession Linked to 10,000 Suicides
A new study has linked the economic recession to 10,000 suicides across North American and Europe, and revealed a "looming mental health crisis." Researchers from the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine used data from the World Health Organization on...
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New Offshore Drilling Leases Seen as Betrayal of Obama Climate Pledge
An announcement by two federal agencies on Friday that opens the door to new offshore driling for oil and gas in the nation's coastal waters is receiving criticism as an example of the exactly wrong course of action at a time when serious efforts must be made to transition away from fossil fuels in...
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Obama Admin Intervening to Muzzle Police Departments on Surveillance
new reporting from the Associated Press. Interviews, court records and public-records requests show that the Obama administration has repeatedly taken the "unusual step" of getting directly involved in "routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology,"...
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[title] US Detains Thousands of Young Migrants Seeking Safety, Family Reunification
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[field_image_caption-raw] CEO Pay Far Outpacing Workers' Meager Gains
CEO pay is massively outpacing that of regular workers, a new study shows. Released Thursday from the Economic Policy Institute , the analysis looks at CEO compensation at the top 350 publicly traded firms and reveals a staggering pay disparity. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation increased 937...
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Hillary Clinton Sides with NSA over Snowden Disclosures
Likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has taken a firm stance against the actions of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, denying his revelations have brought any positive impacts and slamming him for accepting asylum in Russia. Speaking with NPR 's Terry Gross on Thursday, Clinton...
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Despite Disastrous Iraq War, Obama "Considering" Airstrikes
As its citizens brace for all-out civil war in Iraq, President Obama at noon on Friday updated his administration's assessment of the highly volatile situation in Iraq by confirming he was not contemplating putting U.S. troops back on the ground in Iraq, but that his national security team is...
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Chile Scraps Dam Project in 'Greatest Triumph of the Nation's Environmental Movement'
In a decision hailed as "the greatest triumph of the environmental movement" in the country, Chile on Tuesday rejected a controversial dam project. The HidroAysén project in the seismically active area would have included five dams on two rivers in Patagonia—the Baker and Pascua—and, according to...
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Solar and Wind Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes by End of Decade: Greenpeace
A new report by Greenpeace in France shows that renewable energy sources like photovoltaic solar and wind will be more affordable than nuclear power by the end of the decade. As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in the midst of the ongoing Fuksuhima disaster in...
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Under Cover of Secrecy, Detainees Moved From Afghanistan's 'Forgotten Guantanamo'
The United States has moved a dozen people held at Afghanistan's notorious Bagram prison to their countries of origin, leaving approximately 38 non-Afghan detainees to languish behind bars, Reuters revealed Friday . President Obama informed U.S. Congress of the transfers in a letter delivered on...
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[title] Ruby Dee on the Psyche of Black America
The award-winning actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died today [yesterday, June 12] at the age of 91. Dee’s career spanned seven decades, and her film credits include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Do the Right Thing (1989) and American Gangster (2007).
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Iran Reveals Proposal for Ensuring Against 'Nuclear Breakout'
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has revealed for the first time that Iran has made a detailed proposal to the P5+1 group of states aimed at ensuring that no stockpile of low-enriched uranium would be available for “breakout” through enrichment to weapons grade levels. In an exclusive interview...
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Food Lobby Colossus Sues Vermont over GMO 'Right to Know'
Vermont's Attorney General William Sorrellon has said his office is ready for a "heck of a fight" after some of the most powerful members of the nation's food industry filed suit on Thursday challenging the state's new law that requires the labeling of packaged food containing genetically modified...
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