All News Articles for 2015-02-18

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
At 'Extremism Summit,' Rep. Ellison Says Bigotry Against Muslims Breeds Hate
'Let us not slip into a mistaken idea that terrorism is somehow a Muslim idea,' said Rep. Keith Ellison
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The Upland Pipeline: New Tar Sands Menace, or Industry Pipe Dream?
Given existing opposition to proposed pipelines, 'it’s clear that Upland will simply never make it past the concept phase,' declares environmentalist
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'Nuclear Plants Are Like Time Bombs': Former Japanese Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizumi reiterates his anti-nuclear stance
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Guantanamo Interrogator Also Tortured Suspects as Chicago Detective: The Guardian
Richard Zuley used brutal tactics and elicited at least one false confession in his police career
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UK Greenlights World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
Developer says project will 'confirm the U.K.'s position as the world leader in the industry'
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In 'Tragic' Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to Ban Fracking
'The fact that communities cannot stop harmful industrial activities is tragic,' says environmentalist
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Local Group Demands Federal Probe into Police Shooting in Washington
'It appears inescapable that the lethal force applied by these police officers was excessive in the extreme,' Hispanic advocacy group says.
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'Nation's Top Censorship Officer': Targeted NYT Journalist Rebukes Eric Holder over Press Freedoms
James Risen, dragged through the mud by the Department of Justice, offers bold counter to AG's record on whistleblowers
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US Pays Out 'Peanuts' for Eco-Crime Committed in Philippines
'The US Navy not only incurred considerable damage to our World Heritage site, they also clearly violated our Philippine sovereignty and laws,' said activist.
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No End in Sight: As Fighting Escalates, Afghan Civilians Still Paying Heavy Price
New United Nations report finds that number of civilians killed and wounded in violence is up 22 percent since 2013
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Ukraine Rebels Win Fight for Key City, But Will Cease-Fire Find Root in Battle's Wake?
Intense fighting and bloodshed appears to have ended in the strategically important city of Debaltseve, but whether peace will follow remains to be seen.
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Poland’s Complicity in CIA Torture Program Confirmed as European Court Rejects Warsaw’s Appeal
Polish government now faces a substantial bill for damages and legal costs.
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Holder: "I Am Opposed to the Death Penalty"
Speaking in a personal capacity, nation's top law enforcement officer says a national moratorium on execution would be appropriate while Supreme Court reviews challenge to lethal injection
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