News for feature-2006-06

Friday, October 24, 2014
Two Reportedly Dead in Washington State School Shooting
Developing... A student on Friday afternoon reportedly opened fire in Washington state's Marysville Pilchuck High School, approximately 30 miles north of Seattle. Two students were killed, one of them the shooter—who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the the Seattle Times reports , citing law...
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US to Pay Philippines $1.9 Million for Navy Ship Ramming Into Pristine Reef
The Philippines said Friday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.9 million in compensation for damage a U.S. Navy minesweeper caused to a pristine coral reef last year. "I received correspondence just yesterday that the U.S. has agreed to pay the compensation," Foreign Affairs Secretary...
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Climate Change Linked to Rising Violence: Report
Along with rising sea levels and global insecurity, climate change is producing yet another unforeseen consequence—rising violence, from road rage to civil war, a new report finds. A working paper released Thursday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which conducted a meta-analysis of 55...
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Bill Moyers: Grassroots Pro-Democracy Movement Must Rise to Challenge Corporate Control
In late September, veteran journalist and public television host Bill Moyers, now eighty-years old, announced he was finally retiring (and yes, this time he means it) after more than forty years as one of the nation's most trusted voices in news, politics, and culture. Though he briefly left...
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Activists Form Human Blockade to Stop Community from Becoming 'Gas Station for Fracking'
Anti-fracking activists gathered in an act of non-violent civil disobedience on Friday morning near where energy company Crestwood Midstream was scheduled to begin construction on a massive underground gas storage depot on the banks of one of the Finger Lakes in central New York. Wearing the color...
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TIME Magazine Criticized for 'Malicious' Anti-Teacher Cover
Educators and parents are slamming TIME magazine editors for their November 3rd issue cover , which they say levies "malicious" and "false" attacks against the nation's public school teachers. “ROTTEN APPLES," reads the cover, which includes an image of an apple about to be pounded by a gavel. "It’...
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Amnesty: US Human Rights Abuses on Display in Ferguson
In a report released on Friday, Amnesty International roundly condemns the excessive force used by local law enforcement agencies in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year and called for 'accountability and systemic change' in order to curb the kinds of human rights abuses increasingly seen in U.S...
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Climate Needs 'Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only 'Smelling Salts'
If the non-binding pledges announced by European governments in Brussels on Friday morning are an indication of the global response to climate change, say green campaigners, the world and its inhabitants are in big, big trouble. Members of the European Commission and European Council championed the...
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