All News Articles for 2014-12-18

Thursday, December 18, 2014
German Researchers Discover Security Flaw That Puts Worldwide Network at Risk
Even with advanced encryption tools, hackers and spies could exploit newly found vulnerability, researchers say
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Driven by Climate Change, 'Nuisance' Flooding to Become Commonplace in US Coastal Areas
NOAA projects that Boston; New York City; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and other metropolitan areas will be forced to mitigate these nuisance floods earlier than planned
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Senator Warren Takes On TPP
In letter to U.S. Trade Representative Froman, trio of senators warns how trade deal could make it harder to prevent another financial crisis
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Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely'
Decision 'further proof that technical challenges of drilling in icy waters, where a spill is all but inevitable.'—Farrah Khan, Greenpeace Canada
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Judge Exonerates 14-Year-Old Boy Executed in 1944
George Stinney, Jr. did not receive fair trial in murder case in Jim Crow south, judge says
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'A Slap in the Face': Vermont Gov. Jumps Ship on Single-Payer Healthcare
Proponents of state's trailblazing effort to build universal healthcare system slam governor for abandoning plan he once championed
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Wealth Gap Between Rich and Poor Americans Highest on Record
New analysis from Pew Research Center finds that economic gains of the wealthiest continue to soar as the middle-class and low-income families face chronic stagnation
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Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program "Counterproductive"
Document published by Wikileaks reveals agency's own internal review found key counter-terrorism strategy "may increase support" for the groups it targets
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Good News for Greece's Anti-Austerity Left as First Round Election Fails
Initial round parliamentary elections, out of three, failed to garner enough votes for any party to win. If upcoming votes also fail, leftwing Syriza Party will get chance at popular vote and best opportunity yet to jettison austerity agenda.
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US/NATO Building "New Berlin Wall" by Expanding Military Footprint: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes questions on wide-ranging set of issues, but strongest remarks reserved for foreign attack on nation's economy and expansion of NATO
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