All News Articles for 2014-08-14

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Leaked Doc Puts Spotlight on Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal
Text of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement shows how much power corporations could have over municipalities' water
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GOP Seeks to Further Weaken Campaign Finance Laws
Experts say latest challenge could further erode contribution limits
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'Stand Your Ground' Laws Linked to Rise in Homicides, Extreme Racial Bias: Study
Task force co-chair: "[T]he more you look at them, the more problems you find."
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Israel Obtained US Arms Without White House, State Department OK: WSJ
Paper describes mounting tensions between two nations, holdup on Hellfire missiles request
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Pulitzer Winners Rally for Risen
Press freedom advocates held a news conference in Washington, D.C. to show their support of James Risen and his right to not submit to the Justice Department's demand that he release the name of a confidential source
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Pentagon Hands Lucrative Guantanamo Bay Deal to Notorious Private Security Company
"It would be much better if the U.S. did not award contracts to companies with horrendous track records and itself stopped human rights abuses at Guantanamo."
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Fracking Operators Illegally Injecting Diesel Fuel, Study Finds
“The public deserves more disclosure and transparency about the toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing,” attorney says.
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Ferguson Police Descend on Protesters with Arrests, Tear Gas, and Martial Law
Chaotic scenes as police arrest reporters, fire at protesters
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Rail CEOs to Investors: 'Bomb Trains' Safe At Almost Any Speed
The rail industry’s position on speed limits for “bomb trains” is simple: they continuously claim velocity has nothing to do with oil-by-rail accidents or safety.
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