News for 2014-03-24

Monday, March 24, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Record Cold Winter Wallops Already Struggling Bees
The record cold that gripped much of the Midwest this winter added insult to injury to already struggling bee populations. While they expect to lose a small proportion of their hives each year, Iowa beekeepers say this year their losses are far beyond normal ranges.
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[title] Willie Nelson: America the Beautiful?
Country music legend Willie Nelson is joining the fight in Congress to protect Appalachian communities from the impacts of the devastating mining practice of mountaintop removal.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Nuclear Summit Begins, Critics Slam Expansion of US Arsenal
As the third ever Nuclear Security Summit kicked off in the Netherlands on Monday, critics are slamming President Obama for reneging on his commitments to combat nuclear proliferation by expanding the U.S. nuclear budget.
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[field_image_caption-raw] G8 Fractures Over Ukraine as Russia Fully Absorbs Crimea
Tensions over Ukraine continued on Monday as leaders of western powers announced the ouster of Russia from the G8.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report on CIA Torture Headed for Public Eyes?
A likely vote this week is set to put the spotlight on aspects of the CIA's post-9/11 torture program.
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[title] Melissa Gira Grant: The Work of Sex Work
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[field_image_caption-raw] At Least 8 Dead, Over 100 Missing After Washington Mudslide
Eight people are confirmed dead and over a hundred people are reportedly still missing on Monday after a landslide devastated a rural community in Washington state over the weekend.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Most Extreme Weather 'Virtually Impossible' Without Man-Made Warming
Extreme weather systems wreaking havoc across the world would have been "virtually impossible" without man-made climate change, says a report released Monday by the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
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[field_image_caption-raw] Heavy Crude Spill Hits Direct Path of Migrating Birds
A major Texas shipping waterway stayed mostly closed Monday — three days after a weekend barge collision sent thousands of barrels of thick tar-like oil spilling into the ocean, polluting an important migration route for tens of thousands of birds.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Does New Look at Documents Reveal Nixon's Hand in My Lai Cover-Up?
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[title] How Fallujah Became the Iraqi Government's New Battleground
Journalist Dahr Jamail discusses how the Iraqi city of Fallujah went from welcoming American intervention to fighting the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden Docs Reveal NSA Hacking of Key Chinese Tech Firm
Revelations based on documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and reporting on by both the New York Times and Germany's Der Spiegel newspaper on Sunday show that the National Security Agency infiltrated China's premiere technology company, obtained detailed product blueprints, spied...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dissent as Murder: Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Men to Death in One Ruling
An Egyptian judge sentenced 529 men to death on Monday for participating in protests that led to the death of a single police officer during clashes last August which followed the military overthrow of democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi in July. All of those sentenced are believed to be...
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