All News Articles for 2015-03-17

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
House Dems Filibuster Trafficking Bill Over 'Despicable' Anti-Abortion Subterfuge
'Survivors of human trafficking have dealt with the unfathomable, yet politicians wanted to add insult to injury by limiting their access to safe and legal abortion care,' said rights advocate
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Syria Shot Down US Drone: State Media
'Syrian air defense systems shot down U.S. UAV north of Lattakia Province,' says state-run Syrian Arab News Agency
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FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward
Justice Department dismisses concerns over privacy and other rights
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From 'Downton Abbey' to Downfall: Spend-Happy GOP Lawmaker Resigns
Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois 'regretfully' steps down amid questions over lavish expenses and improper acceptance of gifts
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Expressing Optimism, Top Iran Official Says 'Solutions in Reach' on Nuclear Deal
As second day of latest round of negotiations ends in Switzerland, diplomats says progress continues even as gaps remain
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Bucking Nationwide Trend on Voting Rights, Oregon Becomes First to Make Registration Automatic
New bill signed Monday means that any eligible voter who does business with the Department of Motor Vehicles will be automatically registered
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White House Rule Change 'Makes Mockery' of Transparency Promises
Move will allow Obama administration to reject Freedom of Information Act requests
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Future Tenuous for Bibi as Israelis Flock to Polls
Strong turnout expected, particularly among Arab Israelis, who hope to boot the conservative Likud party from power
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GOP Budget Slashes Tax Rates for the 1 Percent, Safety Net for Everyone Else
Proposal, columnist writes, 'is based on an economic philosophy that has failed the country and its people savagely in the past and inevitably will do so again.'
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Oxford Alumni to Hand Back Diplomas After School Defers Divestment
'This deferral represents serious complacency towards the urgent need for action on climate change,' student group warns.
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San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay With Banned Carcinogenic Chemicals
Lawsuit says toxins manufactured by agrochemical giant 'have been found in Bay sediments and water and have been identified in tissues of fish, lobsters, and other marine life'
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Palestinian Grassroots Resistance to Occupation Growing
Campaigns of defiance by Palestinians in the West Bank are taking hold in new ways
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Lawmakers Say TPP Meetings Classified To Keep Americans in the Dark
Democratic lawmaker says tightly-controlled briefings on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal are aimed at keeping US constituents ignorant about what's at stake
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