All News Articles for 2015-04-23

Thursday, April 23, 2015
'Spectacularly Good News for Consumers' as Comcast/Time-Warner Mega-Merger Fails
'FCC seems to have heard the nearly one million Americans who have told Washington that the proposed merger helps only the people in the executive suites of Comcast and Time Warner Cable,' says Free Press
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Tensions Boil Over After Baltimore Police Call Protesters 'Lynch Mob'
After days of peaceful protests, Maryland governor called in state troopers
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Critics Charge That Migration Crisis Is 'A Creation of the West'
Critics lay blame for the unfolding tragedy on the U.S. and NATO, whose 2011 military intervention severely destabilized Libya—'Ground Zero in the migrant crisis'
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Slap-on-the-Wrist Sentence for Petraeus Reveals 'Leak Prosecution Double Standard'
'If leaks were the real concern, Petraeus would receive punishment as harsh as the government demanded for other accused leakers'
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Intersecting Oppression: Study Shines Spotlight on Penalties for LGBT People of Color
From lack of family recognition to the school-to-prison pipeline, LGBT people of color face disproportionate economic injustice, study concludes
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New Studies Add to Growing Evidence That Notorious Pesticides Harm Bees
'At this point in time it is no longer credible to argue that agricultural use of neonicotinoids does not harm wild bees.'
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Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map
Growing scientific consensus links uptick in seismic activity with oil and gas drilling activities
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Record-High 6 in 10 Americans Support Marriage Equality, Poll Finds
Results come just days before oral arguments at U.S. Supreme Court
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Month After Cyclone, Half of Vanuatu Still Has No Clean Water
Two-thirds of island nation's water and sanitation infrastructure has been damaged, wrecked, or contaminated, according to UNICEF
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American and Italian Hostages Killed in US Drone Strike, White House Reveals
Human rights attorney notes that victims 'are far from the first innocents to die by U.S. drones'
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Michael Brown's Family Launches Promised Civil Suit Against Ferguson
Lawsuit may be family's last chance to hold authorities accountable for teen's police shooting death
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While Fire over TPP is Red Hot, Demand Grows for Clinton to Speak Up
Presidential candidate's memoir is titled 'Hard Choices,' note those demanding a stronger position. The time to make one is now.
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Earth Day Activist Dons Protective Gear to Swim Most Polluted US Waterway
'It tasted like mud, poop, ground-up grass and gasoline,' Christopher Swain said after his swim
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US Lawmakers Quietly Advance Legislation to Penalize Boycott of Israel
Little-noticed amendment was included in controversial Fast Track trade bill that just passed the Senate Finance Committee
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Sen. Warren to Those Promising TPP Would Be So Great: 'Prove It.'
Senator explains that real reason TPP remains so secret, even as Congress begins voting on measures to ram it through, is because 'if the American people saw what was in it, they would be opposed to it.'
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