All News Articles for 2015-01-06

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Obama Promises Veto on Keystone XL Legislation
Environmental groups say 'good'—now kill the project for good
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In Utah, Tar Sands Opponents Who Engaged in Civil Disobedience Charged with 'Rioting'
Stemming from a protest last year, six of those arrested for trying to shut down tar sands operation now face the possibility of years in jail
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Scientists Confirm Small Amounts of Fukushima Radiation Have Reached West Coast
The radiation level 'does not represent a threat to human health or the environment,' according to new article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.
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As Australia Battles Worst Wildfires in Decades, Call for Abbott to Act on Climate
Australian Greens leader: 'The Abbott Government has to stop climate denial.'
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Tea Party Faction Falls Three Votes Short of Unseating Boehner as House Speaker
Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years
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Ferguson Prosecutor Hit With Ethics Complaint
'We would like to send the message that prosecuting attorneys can no longer abuse their power and expect it to be swept under the rug,' said Ethics Project founder Christi Griffin.
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NYC Mayor Rebukes Cops Over 'Selfish' Funeral Protests
Mayor Bill de Blasio responds to police who turned backs on him during officer funerals, says he 'can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in the context like that'
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In Solidarity Against Hate, Germans Turn Out Lights on Islamophobic, Far-Right Rallies
Protests take place in several cities to combat growing xenophobia and racism
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Climate Deniers Employ Predatory Tactics in Fight Against Facts: Scientist
Michael Mann writes that the strategy 'is similar to what happens when a group of lions on the Serengeti seek out a vulnerable individual zebra at the edge of a herd.'
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As US-Led War Continues, What Happens to Civilians Wounded and Displaced?
'There is only talk of extremism and Islamic State, but not the women and children who are killed, the bodies torn apart, the stomachs blown open, which is what doctors are dealing with each day.'
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Protesters Seize Mexican Leader's Visit to Denounce US Funding of State Violence
Demonstrators and rights groups calling on U.S. president to stop funneling taxpayer dollars to fund Mexican government abuse and impunity
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Lipstick on a Pipeline: No Way 'Oil-Soaked' Congress Can Improve KXL
Posturing of Senate Democrats with clever Keystone XL amendments does nothing to impress pipeline opponents
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