All News Articles for 2015-04-14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Georgia Educators Get Prison Terms for Roles in 'Data-Driven' Cheating Scandal
A 2011 state investigation into the scandal found that widespread cheating was a result of politicians and school officials holding unreasonable targets for yearly testing progress that were to be met at any cost.
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In Drought-Ridden California, Activists Demand Repercussions for Nestlé
Nestlé must cease bottling water altogether and not just renew its permit, environmental and human rights activists say
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Obama: Cuba to be Removed from Terror List
The island nation's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism was a major sticking point as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations
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UN Security Council Slammed for 'Endorsing Siege and Mass Starvation' of Yemenis
Resolution passed Tuesday imposes arms embargo on Houthis but not the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition bombing and blockading Yemen
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As Bills Advance, Will Grassroots Resistance Finally Overcome Fast Track Push?
Grassroots and labor groups to hold week of action calling on Democratic lawmakers to block secretive trade pact
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Landmark Injunction Cheered as Crushing Blow to Japan's Nuclear Restart
'This ruling is a giant step for efforts to abolish nuclear power'
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Tar Sands Megaprojects Hurt Canada's Ability to Meet Climate Goals: Report
It's up to the country's premiers to fill the 'leadership vacuum' left by the federal government on climate change, think tank declares
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Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water
New research puts spotlight on 'story that's crying to be told.'
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'Lawsuit Out of Love' as Unprecedented Legal Action Accuses Dutch Government of Failing on Climate
'We are standing for what is necessary to do. Ten years ago we would not have tried this but I think things are changing... it’s more clear to a broad group we are heading to a catastrophe.'
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Impunity, Death, and Blowback: Report Exposes Illegal US Drone War in Yemen
With hundreds of civilians killed, US drone campaign set 'dangerous' international precedent as Yemenis face even greater threat from US-backed coalition attack
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Protesters Slam Wall Street Elites for Profiting Off 'Misery of Workers'
'Hedge Clippers' target conference to call on hedge fund investors to help end 'poverty wages'
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In Final Interview, Günter Grass Warned Against 'War Everywhere'
German writer, who died on Monday, was known by some as the 'conscience of his generation.'
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War Authorization Dies in House But US Bombs Keep Falling on Iraq and Syria
Analysts say that killing of proposed legislation exposes 'political posturing on all sides'
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Corker Signals Veto-Proof Votes Exist as Congress Moves to Kill Iran Deal
Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider bill on Tuesday that could sabotage ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers
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