All News Articles for 2014-08-06

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
UK Protesters Arrested After Occupying Factory Supplying IDF Drone Engines
After 36 hours, protest that garnered international attention cut short by local police.
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UN: Humanitarian Situation Worsening in Ukraine
Violence intensifying as food and water supplies dwindle
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'Huge Number' of Tax-Dodging Corporations Preparing to Expatriate
"In this corner of the tax code, we've gone way past treating corporations like people," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "In this corner of the tax code, we treat corporations better than people."
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Obama Defends CIA Chief John Brennan Amid Resignation Demands
Obama says he has "full confidence" in CIA chief who oversaw illegal agency tactics
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Obama Pushes Africa Investment as US Corporations 'Drool' over Resources
Critics warn Obama's multibillion dollar push to open Africa for U.S. business will further dispossess and impoverish people across the continent.
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Boss Who Ordered Employees to Dump Fracking Waste in River Hit With Prison Sentence
Contractor given 28-month prison sentence, $25,000 fine by U.S. district judge
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Win for Clean Water as Polluting Dams Forced Into Accountability
Settlement reached between US Army Corps of Engineers and Columbia Riverkeeper over 8 dams in Pacific Northwest will bring 'end to toxic spills and chronic seepage of pollutants.'
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Amid Gaza's Ruins, Impact on Children Most 'Severe': UN Official
Humanitarian and relief agencies warn that Gaza is on the "brink" of an international health crisis as both water and power infrastructure have been destroyed during Operation Protective Edge
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Corporate Victory Will 'Screw' Local Farmers as Amendment Passes in Missouri
ALEC-modeled constitutional amendment protects industrial farmers' right to pollute
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NYC Police Union Chief Defends NYPD's Killing of Eric Garner
Officer who killed Garner remains free as medical examiner declares death a homicide
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US Airstrike on Afghanistan Kills Four Civilians
In attack targeting supposed Taliban fighters, civilians again collateral damage
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Bubbles in the Sea, Craters in Earth Spark New Methane Worries
Though no direct ties exist between strange craters discovered in northern Russia and new documentation of underwater plumes, evidence mounts that buried methane could be serious threat
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'Too Big To Fail' Banks: Bigger, Badder... and Here To Stay
Dodd-Frank regulations have done little or nothing to diminish systemic threat of large financial institutions as FDIC and Fed regulators say "living wills" are inadequate to avoid repeat of 2008 disaster
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