All News Articles for 2015-03-03

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Noam Chomsky: Edward Snowden a True Patriot Who Should be Honored
Noted linguist also says 'global assassination program' is fueling terrorism.
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As Nobel Committee Lurches Rightward, Concerns Mount Over Invisibility of True Peace Champions
'The prize has changed towards near total disregard of the purpose in the last decade.'
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Body-Cam Company Has Financial Ties to Police Chiefs
Taser International has paid expenses for and hired police chiefs who endorse the company
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Senior Official Confirms Obama's AUMF Intentionally Ambiguous to Allow Broad War Powers
Under Secretary of Defense Christine Wormuth testified Tuesday that proposed legislation 'designed to give us some breadth and discretion as to who we go after.'
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Russian Lawyer Reasserts Snowden's Desire to Return Home
Ongoing efforts to bring Snowden home dependent on the condition that he is given a guarantee of a legal and impartial trial, says attorney
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Bank of England Issues Warning Over Looming 'Carbon Bubble' Threat
'As the world increasingly limits carbon emissions, and moves to alternative energy sources, investments in fossil fuels...may take a huge hit,' predicts one of Europe's oldest banks
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Nearly 60 Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech
Lawmakers condemn Speaker Boehner's efforts to 'politicize foreign policy'
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Petraeus to Plead Guilty, Get 'Hand-Slap' Over Classified Data Scandal
Former CIA director accused of giving classified documents to his mistress while in charge of agency
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New Study Shows California Droughts Driven by Climate Change and Here to Stay
Stanford researchers say human-driven global warming behind increasingly frequent and severe droughts, including current one
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Clinton Skirted Public Disclosure Laws While Heading State Department
Exclusive use of personal email echoes longstanding criticisms of Clinton's 'lack of transparency and inclination toward secrecy,' NY Times reports
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Syrian Conflict Has Underlying Links to Climate Change, Says Study
UNITED NATIONS - Was the four-year-old military conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, mostly civilians, triggered at least in part by climate change? A new study by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory says “a record drought that ravaged Syria in...
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As Bibi Marches on Congress, Obama Says If Iran Talks Fail 'Military Actions' Await
Obama says Iranians "have been serious negotiators," but called Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress a "distraction" of efforts aimed at finalizing a nuclear agreement
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