News for 2014-06-16

Monday, June 16, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Feds Fail to Inspect 4 Out of 10 Risky Oil, Gas Wells
Highlighting potential threats to wildlife, water and the environment, a new analysis by the Associated Press has revealed that four in 10 "high risk" oil and gas wells fail to receive federal inspection.
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[title] As Obama Considers Drone Strikes in Iraq, Could US Military Action Worsen Sectarian Conflict?
Over the weekend, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized the northern town of Tal Afar after a fierce fight. Many fear Iraq could disintegrate as ISIS takes more cities. Shiite militias are now fighting alongside the Iraqi army in an effort to retake cities from the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama to Issue Executive Order Against LGBTQ Discrimination
In what is being hailed as a major victory for LGBTQ rights, the White House confirmed on Monday that President Obama is going to issue an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. "Barring discrimination based on...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan's 'Research' Killing of Whales Continues
Japanese officials announced Friday that the country had killed 30 minke whales in the northwestern Pacific as part of its stated "research" program that allows for the taking of the marine mammals. The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March that Japan must halt its JARPA II...
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[field_image_caption-raw] World Powers Keeping Firm Grip on Nuclear Weapons Arsenals: Report
Nations known to possess nuclear weapons are modernizing their arsenals while failing to rapidly cut stockpiles, showing that nuclear weapons remain embedded in military strategies around the world, a new report finds . Released annually by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Earthquakes Strike 20 Miles from Fukushima
Two sizable earthquakes struck off the coast of Japan near the precarious Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant early Monday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, one quake measuring magnitude 5.8 and another measuring 5.6 struck off the coast of Honsu—Japan's largest and most populated...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kerry: Obama Weighing Drone Strikes in Iraq
In response to the surging violence in Iraq, President Obama is considering drone strikes andpartnering militarily with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry told news anchor Katie Couric during an exclusive interview on Monday. Kerry said Obama was giving "a very thorough vetting of every option...
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[title] Child Detainees Victims of US Immigration Policy Based On Mass Incarceration & Detention
As the harsh conditions faced by children in overcrowded immigration detention centers dominate headlines, The Real News looks at the policy that created these conditions.
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