Tuesday, January 27, 2015
US Engaged in Massive Car Spying Program
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operates a massive secret government database that tracks the movement of motorists across the country, documents reveal. The documents, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union through the Freedom of Information Act, cast further light on the scope...
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As Juno Pounds Northeast, Scientists Say: Welcome to Life Under Climate Chaos
As Nor'easter Juno clobbered much of the northeast United States with heavy snow, surging tides and hurricane-force winds on Tuesday, scientists have been quick to note that such increasingly intense weather patterns are simply part of the "new normal" living on a warmer planet. As of 6:32 AM EST...
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Obama Proposal to Open Atlantic Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling Slammed As 'Horrible'
Despite the objections of environmental groups and local residents, the Obama administration is moving forward with plans to open up large swaths of federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling. The move was revealed by numerous media outlets, which cited anonymous sources...
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Guilty Verdict for CIA Agent Called 'New Low' in War on Whistleblowers
Jeffery Sterling, the former CIA agent who tried to blow the whistle on an " ill-conceived, poorly executed and reckless " agency effort to provide flawed nuclear plans to Iran, was found guilty of espionage by a federal jury on Monday in a case that Sterling's advocates say is just the latest...
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