News for 2014-03-13

Thursday, March 13, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] New Weapon in Fight Against Pollution: 'Toxic Threat Strike Team'
In an effort to counter what it sees lack of action by the state, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to create a "Toxic Threat Strike Team" to target toxin-emitting facilities wreaking havoc on public health. Making up the core of the "strike team" will be the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fracking Chemicals May Not Stay Secret For Much Longer
The concoction of chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as 'fracking' may not be kept a "trade secret" for much longer, following a ruling by the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine: Escalation Climbs Ahead of Crimea Vote
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[title] New York City’s Charter School Showdown Reignites National Debate on Privatized Education
The battle over charter schools is heating up after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked three privately run charter schools from using rent-free space inside public schools. The city also announced it will cut $210 million in charter school construction funding and use the money toward...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Latest Bombings: 'One More Step' Towards War in Gaza?
Israel pounded the Gaza strip with missiles Wednesday night in the most expansive attack on the occupied territory since its eight-day assault in 2012
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[field_image_caption-raw] Former NRC Head: Fukushima a Call to Phase Out Nukes
Former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief Gregory Jaczko is stressing that the only way to prevent nuclear accidents is to phase out nuclear power completely.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Better Off' Budget Attacks Status Quo with Bold Progressive Vision
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[field_image_caption-raw] Researchers Confirm: When NSA Watches Your Metadata, It Is Watching You
Stanford University researchers have confirmed what civil liberties advocates have warned since the NSA scandal broke: metadata surveillance is a window to highly sensitive personal information, including medical issues, financial history, and even marijuana cultivation.
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[title] Oil Companies Dumping Radioactive Waste in North Dakota
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[field_image_caption-raw] Students and Faculty Reject Idea of Bush-era War Criminal as Honoree
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Senate Skirmish, Obama Continues to Shield CIA and Bush-era Torture
What's in the more than 9,000 pages of top secrets documents held by the White House that the Senate Intelligence Committee and investigators looking into the Bush administration's torture program are not allowed to see?
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