All News Articles for 2015-05-21

Thursday, May 21, 2015
All 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted Over Death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore City state's attorney Marilyn Mosby says officers will be arraigned in early July
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'We Will Win': McDonald's Worker Protests Stretch Into Second Day
At company's annual shareholder meeting, activists deliver petition signed by 1.4 million Americans calling for higher pay
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Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point'
'When such a large group in the population gains so little from economic growth, the social fabric frays and trust in institutions is weakened.'
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Gyrocopter Pilot Faces Nearly Decade in Prison for Flight Against Money in Politics
Following his Thursday hearing, Doug Hughes said, 'I would never do anything like this again, but I would do it exactly the way I did.'
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Sanders to Make Presidential Aspirations Official in Vermont Next Week
'The formal kickoff will set the stage for the campaign to come,' says Sanders, vowing to lay out 'a vision of a government which works for all of our people and not just the billionaire class'
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Notorious Repeat Offender Behind Oil Spill 'Nightmare' in California
State of Emergency declared as oil-soaked pelicans die on shore
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Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward
A final vote on Fast Track trade authority could come as soon as Thursday afternoon
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Judge Rules Obama Can Keep CIA Torture Report in the Shadows
ACLU slams decision, declaring: 'The Senate’s landmark investigation into a dark period in our nation’s history should not stay behind closed government doors'
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Who Will They Serve? Warnings Mount That Body Cameras Could Do More Harm Than Good
Though civil liberty and racial justice advocates say additional ways to hold police accountable are welcome, the possible negative implications of equipping officers with body cameras should not be ignored
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'Weaponizing Vulnerabilities': New Snowden Doc Reveals Spy Agencies Targeted Smartphones
The 'Five Eyes' alliance exploited weaknesses in popular browser and planned to hijack links to app stores to implant spyware on mobile phones, new documents show
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Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off
Dolphins in the spill-affected areas 'had some of the most severe lung lesions I have seen,' says scientist
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A Tangled Surveillance, Trade-Pact Mess on Capitol Hill
Sen. Rand Paul talks a bit, but fight to kill off Patriot Act extension remains and serious battle continues over Fast Track authority for trade deals
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Get Ready: Protesters Vow to 'Flood the System' for Climate and Planetary Justice
Rising Tide North America calls for mass actions this fall 'to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival'
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