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Monday, January 5, 2015
FCC Schedules Net Neutrality Vote for February 26
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a new and updated version of Net neutrality rules at its February monthly meeting, currently scheduled for February 26. In Friday’s Washington Post , Brian Fung reported: “President Obama's top telecom regulator, Tom Wheeler, told fellow FCC...
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New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election
The IRS faces a number of hurdles before its new regulations for social welfare nonprofits can be finalized, including potential opposition from Congress.
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With Call to 'End the Drone Wars,' Activists Cut Their Way into UK Air Force Base
Four people arrested for aggravated trespass after entering RAF Waddington armed with banners and reports of civilian deaths
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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Edward Brooke, First Elected Black US Senator, Dies at 95
The Republican from Massachusetts was elected to the Senate in 1966
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GOP Plans Legislation Blitz in Statehouses and US Congress
Economy, environment, and image control top agendas in red states and Senate
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North Korea: US 'Stirring Up Bad Blood' With Sanctions
Foreign ministry reiterates Pyongyang was not involved in Sony hacks
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NASA: Tropical Forests Key to Fighting Greenhouse Gases
New study finds tropical forests absorbing more carbon dioxide than previously thought
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Saturday, January 3, 2015
Iran Denies Nuclear Deal With US
Officials denounce rumors as attempt to derail peace talks
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FCC Sets Deadline for Vote on Net Neutrality
Officials say new regulations will be decided in February
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Ignoring Doubts, US Imposes Sanctions on North Korea Over Hacks
As experts question FBI's conclusion, White House says new restrictions are first step of response
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Friday, January 2, 2015
Bill Moyers' Retirement from Television "Lays Down a Challenge" for Next Generation of Journalists
After more than forty years as celebrated and progressive voice in broadcast news, veteran journalist says... "Over to you, welcome to the fight."
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US-Trained Afghan Army Behind Deadly Attack on Wedding Party
New Year's Eve incident that killed as many as 26 sparks protest, investigation
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Citing Next Generations, Lawsuits Demand Courts Recognize 'Mind-Blowing' Climate Impacts
'There are laws of nature that we have to comply with,' says legal scholar on final episode of Moyers & Company. 'And those laws are supreme.'
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Canadian CEOs Raking In Nearly 200 Times Average Worker's Pay
Top-paid executives took home average citizen's annual salary in less than a day, research found.
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Exemplifying Brutal New Trend, Hundreds of Refugees Cast Adrift Off Italian Coast
Over 450 people rescued on Friday following deadliest year on record for migrants
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Transgender Youth's Tragic Suicide Galvanizes Movement
On her Tumblr page, Leelah Alcorn pleaded with those who read her suicide note to 'Fix society. Please.'
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Civilian Deaths Soar in Iraq as US Soldiers Dig In for 'Long Haul'
Increasing numbers of American soldiers are on their way to Iraq even as the threat of combat casualties for those already on the ground appears to be rapidly escalating
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor, Dies at 82
Asked for his opinion about what his epitaph should say, liberal Democrat from Reagan-era replied with just two words: "He tried."
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Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope
It has been declared 'the International Year of the Soil,' but the year ahead, according to Dr. Vandana Shiva, will also see key developments in the global fight to overthrow corporate power with true democracy
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New trial, But No Freedom for Al-Jazeera Journalists Held in Egypt
'The trial of these three men was a complete farce. Their only crime was to challenge the political narrative of the authorities. All three are prisoners of conscience, targeted simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression in carrying out legitimate activities as journalists.'
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'Sun Is Still Out and Everything' After Arrests Drop by Two-Thirds in NYC
If angered NYPD can so dramatically reduce arrests and citations, many are suggesting it could offer an ironic path to better policing nationwide
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