All News Articles for 2016-10-07

Friday, October 7, 2016
With No End After 15 Years, Thoughts Turn to Who Will Inherit Afghan War
"In the campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, somehow the ongoing military intervention in Afghanistan has been completely forgotten."
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Iceland, Where Bad Bankers Go to Jail, Finds Nine Guilty in Historic Case
Since its 2008 crisis, Iceland has received recognition for its strategy of prosecuting executives, letting banks go bust, and focusing on social welfare
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An oil train protest in 2015 in Seattle, Washington Dirty and Deadly Oil Train Projects Meet Defeat in California and Washington
' The American people have spoken: They do not want dirty and dangerous fossil fuel projects that will threaten their communities, their clean air and water, and the climate'
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Seeking to Keep Control of Senate, NRA Betting Big on Gun-Loving Republicans
"If Republicans maintain control of the Senate this November, they'll have to be sure to thank the gun lobby"
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Nobel Hypocrisy as Colombia Marxists Excluded from Prestigious Peace Prize
Breaking precedent, annual award only given to leader on one side of peace agreement, Colombia's conservative President Juan Manuel Santos
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As Haiti Death Toll Soars, Relief Efforts Muddled by Legacy of Foreign Aid
In light of predatory response to 2010 earthquake, those wanting to help were encouraged to support local groups
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Human Rights Groups to Obama: Time to Follow Through on Drone Promises
A letter sent Thursday lists '10 US Strikes Requiring Investigation and Acknowledgement' by the US government
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DOJ Launches Unprecedented Investigation into Alabama Prisons
'Only the most egregious of conditions would prompt the federal government to open a major investigation into the state's prison system'
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