All News Articles for 2016-02-17

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Russia and Turkey Exchange Threats as War Tensions Reverberate Along Syrian Border
'What happens next is anything but clear.'
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Whistleblower Wife and Allies Demand #PardonForJeffrey at White House Gate
"An innocent man who dedicated his life to serving the United States has been wrongfully jailed under President Obama's watch," Holly Sterling declares
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'Reclaim Our Schools': Cities Rally Nationwide to Save Public Education
Thousands gather to protest budget cuts, high-stakes testing, and state takeovers of public schools
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Methane-Spewing U.S. Linked to Global Surge in Potent Greenhouse Gas
New study shows U.S. may be responsible for up to '60% of the global growth of atmospheric methane seen in the past decade'
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Universal Basic Income Floated to Counter UK's Austerity-Driven Cuts Universal Basic Income Floated to Counter UK's Austerity-Driven Cuts
Offering unconditional pay to all citizens allows 'people the freedom and flexibility to do more of what they want to do,' says UK politician
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About Time! FDA Will Begin Testing Foods for Toxic Weedkiller Residue
The agency has never tested for glyphosate, despite its status as the most heavily-used herbicide ever and a 'probable carcinogen'
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Nothing Less Than Fate of Planet Hinges on Next Supreme Court Nominee
Given the high environmental stakes, it's not surprising that green groups are applying heavy scrutiny to potential replacements for Justice Antonin Scalia
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France Extends Freedom-Threatening State of Emergency
Threats to freedoms as a result of the increase in state powers have been widely rebuked by human rights and civil liberties watchdogs.
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2015: The Year US Political Leaders Fanned the Flames of a Nation 'Awash' in Hate
SPLC's annual census documents significant rise of hate and extremist groups operating in the US
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Portending a Very Hot 2016, January Eviscerates Global Temperature Record
With the hottest year in recorded history behind us, new data shows that warming trend—now coupled with powerful El Niño—shows no letup for 2016
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Clinton vs. Sanders: Neck-and-Neck in Nevada, Nationwide
Voters in next caucus state support Clinton 48 percent and Sanders 47 percent, new poll shows
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'Watershed Moment for Privacy' as Apple Refuses FBI Order to Create iPhone Backdoor
Apple president Tim Cook calls government demand 'chilling,' argues that it threatens the security and rights of people worldwide
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