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Syria ceasefire tenuously holds but aid deliveries still stuck Support for Standing Rock Sioux protest against pipeline spreads across the U.S. Epic court battle between Ecuadorian villagers and Chevron moves to Canada Youth propose bill to align climate policies with constitutional rights Thirteen-year-old black youth killed by Columbus, Ohio police Bayer and Monsanto announce $66 billion mega-merger deal India considers legislation to ban commercial surrogacy Download Audio   Syria ceasefire...
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UN refugee agency criticizes EU draft deal to deport and swap refugees with Turkey Turkey’s President on Int’l Women’s Day: “a woman is above all else a mother” Anti-LGBT discrimination bills advance in state legislatures, Oklahoma has the most New trade law could reverse 50 years of U.S. economic policy regarding occupied Palestinian territories Coca-Cola shuts down three bottling plants in India amid severe water shortages Download Audio   UN refugee agency criticizes EU draft deal...
Topics: Turkey, refugee swap, International Women's Day, Anti-LGBT bills, Oklahoma, Israel/Palestine...
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Federal judge blocks implementation of immigration-related executive actions FCC to vote on proposal to regulate the internet as a utility Murder of Turkish college student leads to revolt against sexual violence Public sector workers in Gaza unpaid since Hamas/Fatah unity deal As attacks continue, people in Pakistan increasingly speak out against the Taliban States consider legislation to better protect homeless people from violent attacks Download Audio Federal judge blocks implementation of...
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  Protests turn violent in Turkey on May Day after labor rallies banned Protests and rallies took place across the US around the world on May first to commemorate International Workers' Day. In Turkey, demonstrations erupted across the country after the government banned labor rallies in the center of Istanbul. Riot police fired tear gas, pressurized water and plastic bullets at demonstrators who came out to defy the ban. This, on the same day the Washington DC-based think tank Freedom House...
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Massive chemical explosions in China kill at least 50; experts assessing ongoing risks Japan restarts nuclear power generation for first time since Fukushima disaster Animas River carries three million gallons of mining wastewater downstream to Navajo Nation and Utah Connecticut Supreme Court overturns state’s death penalty St. Louis County under state of emergency as protesters remember Mike Brown shooting Violence against media in Nigeria continues despite presidential pledge Ten of...
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U.S. Senate starts Affordable Care Act rollback during budget reconciliation process Trump downplays ethics, transparency in first post-election press conference Cabinet confirmation hearings: week one Opponents of planned Louisiana pipeline document 144 pipeline accidents in 2016 Tribal and Non-Native Water Protectors urge Wells Fargo to Divest from Dakota Access Pipeline Seabed mining project advances, Papua New Guinea locals consider lawsuit Download Audio U.S. Senate starts Affordable Care...
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U.S. resumes military aid to Egypt despite outcry over imprisoned journalists Supreme Court rules police need warrants to search cell phones Immigration detainees in Ontario boycott administrative review process Thousands face water shut-offs in Detroit Chilean teachers join students in movement for education reform Brazilian housing activists score a World Cup victory U.S. resumes military aid to Egypt despite outcry over imprisoned journalists Egypt continues its crackdown on free expression...
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Police shooting sparks a week of protests and vigils in Ferguson, MO Obama announces aid drops to end, airstrikes to continue in northern Iraq White House reverses policy on lobbyists Texas and California: Opposing legislative approaches to reproductive healthcare Another Freedom Flotilla will try to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza port Hundreds of thousands of displaced Gazans remain sheltered in UN-run schools UN calls Canada's immigration detention system endless, arbitrary and unfair...
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Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts Obama announces new program for veterans as I.G. probe finds ongoing problem s Barring court action, nearly all Texas abortion clinics to close September 1 Despite tenuous peace deal, thousands still fleeing Central African Republic Irom Sharmila continues fast; rearrested days after her release Mumia Abu Jamal: Post Ferguson Gaza ceasfire holds; crossings not yet fully open and schools to run on shifts A ceasefire...
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Saudi Arabia and Iran wage proxy war in Yemen Pushing back for privacy via legislation and the courts U.S. Supreme Court considers limits on toxic power plant emissions Thousands of farmworkers strike against work conditions in Mexico’s San Quintin Valley Student/Farmworker Alliance announces Wendy’s boycott Zapatista sympathizers chased from land slated for tourism megaproject Swaziland unemployment spikes after removal from U.S. free trade pact Download Audio   Saudi Arabia and Iran wage...
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Myanmar's military hands power to civilian NLD with Suu Kyi near the top Pakistan anti-terrorism sweep nets thousands after Easter attack, most released but hundreds still detained Sectarian tensions within migrant populations increase complexity of refugee resettlement FCC moves to decrease the digital divide  Nonprofit installs free solar panels for qualifying low-income residents New band brings live music to the Gaza Strip with updated traditional music Urban artists give New Delhi a...
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Mexican elections point to shift in regional politics Poor Peoples World Cup draws attention to lack of benefits from tournament Reports highlight human trafficking as growing enterprise English courts pursue controversial use of video appearances Federal government announces funding for solar energy   HEADLINES Israel relaxes blockade by land – but not by sea Israel says today that more cargo trucks will be allowed to enter Gaza, and also released a list of good that will not be allowed in....
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UN alarmed as ISIS presses toward Baghdad Drone strikes resume in Pakistan following Karachi airport attack FBI probes VA healthcare crisis; whistleblower website collects hundreds of reports World Cup preparations and urban displacements in Rio de Janeiro Connecticut state officials oppose local tribe’s bid for federal recognition People's March for Mother Earth in Quebec protests tar sands pipelines   UNHCR alarmed as militants take over Mosul, Tikrit and move toward Baghdad Iraq appears...
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White House issues first-ever limits on power plant carbon pollution Gulf of Mexico dead zone now as big as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined Colorado mine spills at least a million gallons of acidic waste water Heavy monsoon rains wreak havoc across India Alabama now third state to end funding for Planned Parenthood after national efforts fail Senate lawmakers accuse State Dept. of putting trade policy over human rights Trafficked in Kuwait: two Cameroonian women share their stories...
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Southern Movement Assembly meets in New Orleans on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina China’s economic tumble threatens Chile’s embattled copper-centric economy Garbage crisis in Lebanon sparks a larger movement against the country’s political class Effort to cut public funds for Planned Parenthood moves beyond family planning services Dream Summer program seeks to cultivate future immigrant rights leaders Download Audio   Southern Movement Assembly meets in New Orleans on 10th...
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Obama calls for US to take at least 10,000 refugees as hundreds of thousands pour into the EU Nationalism and censorship in Turkey complicate regional conflict States prepare challenge to Clean Power Plan Jailhouse suicides on the rise; reform advocates call for training and oversight Hunger strike for Chicago public high school expands in its fourth week Ceasefire in Ukraine seems to hold; local residents still wary Independent experts say Mexico’s version of what happened to 43 missing...
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Colombia on the brink of ending its 51-year-long armed conflict Pope Francis urges Congress to act on climate, the death penalty, arms, immigration and more Emergency EU summit grapples with refugee influx, EU chief says the "greatest tide is yet to come" Court cites U.N. torture convention to protect transgender immigrants in U.S. Mexico marks one-year since mass abduction of Ayotzinapa students French composer, environmental scientist team up on multimedia symphony about climate...
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Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Malian capital France to remain under state of emergency for three months U.S. House passes veto-proof refugee restrictions as political battles heat up across the country Boko Haram carries out two suicide attacks in as many days in Nigeria Newly-approved $1.29 billion Saudi arms deal the latest in a decade-long buying spree Veterans of U.S. drone warfare go public with concerns about the program Afghan women fight to retain rights by not ceding public space in the...
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UN aid workers confirm widespread starvation in three blockaded Syrian towns Turkish police arrest more than a dozen peace petition-signing academics Cologne assaults embolden far-right groups in Germany U.S. faith groups and some local governments resist calls to reject Syrian refugees Kerry announces expansion of refugee program for Central Americans Transportation fare hikes once again spark intense protests in Brazil Delta 5 civil disobedience trial concludes; jurors hand down mixed verdict...
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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas law that closed half the state's abortion clinics Transgender discrimination measures lifted in Mississippi and in the U.S. military Full ramifications of UK’s vote to leave EU remain uncertain Turkey blames ‘Islamic State’ for deadly airport attack African countries increase anti-poaching efforts amid rising prices for illegal ivory U.S. policies for leasing coal on public lands under major review for first time in 30 years Oakland City Council...
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Earth hits CO2 concentration point of no return, Canada plants a ‘carbon bomb’ Pipeline protesters enter seventh month of Missouri River watershed encampment New California law will limit police use of civil asset forfeiture New hospital bombings reported in Syria as UN holds meeting on healthcare in war zones U.S. to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar, jade industry top beneficiary Human rights advocate in Kashmir jailed under controversial Public Safety Act Mexico marks second...
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Netanyahu back peddles; U.S. still to reevaluate backing Israel at UN Netanyahu reelection raises concerns in Gaza and renews calls for unity among Palestinans Regional elections in Spain will be first test for anti-austerity Podemos House Oversight Committee grills FCC regarding internet rule change Wrongful arrest leads TV producer to become law enforcement reform advocate Top Mexican journalist fired on heels of whistleblower platform’s launch Download Audio Netanyahu back peddles; U.S....
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Questions of accountability and long term effects loom over Flint water crisis Massive gas leak continues to spew methane into Southern California skies DOI to assess coal mining on federal lands for first time in three decades U.S. Supreme Court due to hear potential landmark case on abortion access in Texas U.S.-Iran prisoner swap, sanctions and more: a conversation with Sarah Shourd Download Audio   Questions of accountability and long term effects loom over Flint water crisis A public...
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Trump kicks off first week with controversial - though promised - executive orders Executive orders open diplomatic rift with Mexico; as economic crisis spirals U.S. cities prepare to resist Trump’s immigration policies Trump signs executive orders to restart work on Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines White House pushes Pompeo confirmation, Senate debates ahead of vote tonight Questions about qualifications and ethics persist for other nominees Confirmation for ‘the most important...
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Massive wildfire rages across tar sands region of Alberta, Canada Honduran authorities arrest four in connection to murder of activist Berta Cáceres Far-right, anti-immigrant Generation Identity seeks to galvanize nationalist French youth The Philippines holds nationwide elections Monday; hardline candidates polling strong Tensions escalate along border between Gaza Strip and Israel Another Aleppo hospital comes under fire; UN passes resolution affirming illegality of attacks on medical...
Topics: Alberta, wildfire, Berta Cáceres, Honduras, far-right extremism, France, Philippines, elections,...
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Senate Republicans put Affordable Care Act under the knife Senate committee probes allegations of Russian meddling in 2016 election Law professors ask Congress to oppose Trump pick for U.S. Attorney General Former U.S. attorney supports clemency for Leonard Peltier Mexican gas price hike kicks off 2017 with protests, economic anxiety Depression-era Mexican repatriation holds lessons on mass deportations Download Audio Senate Republicans put Affordable Care Act under the knife Weeks before...
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Headlines (4:56) TIMORESE PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS East Timor's Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said today that he is "ready to resign". The announcement marks the end of a political showdown between Alkatiri and President Xanana Gusmao - who on Thursday had threatened to resign if the Prime Minister did not leave office. Alkatiri's decision to fire some 600 disgruntled soldiers earlier this year is widely seen as the catalyst for the country's currents political crisis. Fretelin, the...
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West Bank tension escalates as protesters call for Intifada; assaults on Gaza continue Eric Garner buried amid fresh calls for NYPD accountability New Haven homeless erect a second tent encampment on city property T aking to the skies to circumvent “Ag-Gag” laws 100 days on, more than 200 Nigerian school girls still missing after Boko Haram kidnapping Joko Widodo confirmed president-elect of Indonesia   West Bank tension escalates as protesters call for Intifada; assaults on Gaza continue...
Topics: US/Palestine conflict, Gaza, Eric Garner, police accountability, New Haven, homelessness, Ag-gag...
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UK votes to leave EU; PM David Cameron announces resignation Capitol Hill Democrats sit-in on U.S. House floor demanding action on guns U.S. Supreme Court tie upholds lower court ruling on executive actions on immigration Colombian government and FARC rebels sign historic bilateral agreement to end conflict Deadly police crackdown against protesters in Oaxaca sparks shows of support for teachers Travel restrictions and medical shortages complicate care for cancer patients in Gaz a Download Audi...
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Fighting continues in Yemen as U.S. expedites arms to Saudi Arabia Food safety concerns are out front as TPA “fast track” moves through Congress Texas lawmakers bar fracking bans, take up other controversial measures in legislative session Farmers in India crippled by debt kill themselves at an alarming rate Chilean president’s popularity plummets amid unrealized reform agenda and corruption scandals LA City Council still to determine scope of new wage theft bureau after approving minimum...
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Michigan governor and EPA Administrator grilled in day two of congressional hearings on Flint water crisis U.S. Department of the Interior releases five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing Another COPINH activist murdered in Honduras; Dutch bank divests European, Turkish leaders continue to hash out controversial refugee plan Bill to explicitly legalize mass surveillance and data collection advances in British Parliament The ‘parent trigger’ sparks struggle between LA public schools...
Topics: Flint water crisis, offshore drilling, COPINH, Honduras, refugee swap, Turkey, EU, surveillance,...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership signed in New Zealand; protesters include indigenous Maori U.S. Congress begins hearings on water crisis in Flint, Michigan Climate change and human activity wipe Bolivia’s second-largest lake off the map At least 10 thousand refugee children in Europe “lost in the system” Dozens killed in village attack in NE Nigeria: many victims burned alive, suicide bomber targets survivors Jewish and Arab parents push for integrated schools for all religions, cultures in...
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Pakistani military offensive in North Waziristan sparks civilian exodus Israel positions more troops around Gaza as tensions grow Obama issues Executive Order to address influx of immigrant children Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraceptives case Indigenous march for water rights in Ecuador reaches Quito The legacy of Suharto permeates Indonesian elections   Pakistani military offensive in North Waziristan sparks civilian exodus Pakistan's military has launched a major...
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Police officer on private duty fatally shoots black teen in St. Louis ahead of Ferguson October Mass graves uncovered in Mexico during search for abducted students Volunteers help unaccompanied immigrant minors to adjust to life in New Haven U.S. District court hears challenge to force-feeding method at GITMO Lower Mekong dams continue to draw protest Low income mothers and children in London end occupation of empty public housing Police officer on private duty fatally shoots black teen in St....
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Suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre dead after Paris-area standoffs Survivors of Peshawar school attack grapple with severe trauma St. Louis County grand juror seeks to remove lifetime gag order on Ferguson case FBI investigates explosion outside NAACP office in Colorado Springs Gay couples wed in Florida, now the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage Anti-torture campaigners press for closure of Guantanamo Bay detention facility Relatives of missing Mexican students deepen ties with...
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Greece secures new loan after agreeing to austerity under duress Iran nuclear deal reached in Vienna, draft now goes to Congress Family of woman found dead in Texas jail cell questions official version of 'suicide' LA makes it easier to confiscate the belongings of the city’s growing homeless population Facilities continue to profit from immigrant detention while lawsuit prevents DAPA from taking effect Brazil considers amending constitution to try 16-year-olds as adults Eco-village in...
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Snipers Ambush Dallas anti-violence rally, killing five police Outrage grows after two more black men in the U.S. are killed by police Chilcot Report excoriates UK for Iraq invasion FBI recommends no charges against Hillary Clinton for email handling U.S. Senate considers GMO labeling bill Economic crisis in Zimbabwe sparks nationwide shut-down India’s Hindu settler plan threatens to inflame tensions in Kashmir Download Audio Snipers Ambush Dallas anti-violence rally, killing five police Five...
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Hurricane Matthew spirals up Florida coast; hundreds dead in Haiti After catastrophic bleaching of Great Barrier Reef, prospects for recovery look grim India-Pakistan tension grows along with unrest in Kashmir Colombian victims continue to push for peace despite narrow loss in referendum Hungarians vote on whether to participate in EU refugee resettlement plan Toronto’s Newcomer Kitchen helps Syrian refugees adjust, share culture Download Audio Hurricane Matthew spirals up Florida coast;...
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Electoral college system hands Trump presidency, Clinton leads popular vote Street Beat: Reactions to the 2016 U.S. presidential election results Missouri voters pass ballot measure to erode voting rights protections Recreational marijuana legalized in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts Colorado votes to keep prison slavery language in state constitution Mumia Abu Jamal: Shock & Awe 2016 election: win/win for the Christian Right? Iranian “tourists” flock to Armenia to recapture...
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Liberal ballot initiatives pass across country even as conservative candidates prevail Republicans win majority in U.S. Congress Q&A: Is the fracking boom a bubble that’s about to pop? San Francisco becomes latest city to regulate Airbnb-type space sharing Azerbaijan cracks down on pro-democracy advocates and NGOs Indian Sikhs mark 30th anniversary of deadly riots with calls for justice Liberal ballot initiatives pass across country even as conservative candidates prevail Voters sent a...
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European states clamp down on transit points used by refugees Greece to hold elections Sunday amid multiple crises  Bill to reverse 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports advances in Congress California labor activists celebrate wage theft bill and minimum wage hike in Los Angeles County Brazilian police suspected of killing 19 people in Sao Paulo suburb, the fourth such massacre in a year Indian government cracks down on critical NGOs and their foreign funders Small town library stands up to...
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MSF awaits single sponsor from Geneva Convention signatory states to initiate UN inquiry Violence spirals in West Bank amid holy site tension and calls for third Intifada Scientists predict warming ocean temperatures will kill off thousands of miles of coral reefs Landmark European court ruling tears hole in Safe Harbor data sharing agreement with U.S. Trade negotiators announce agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal Public health services add ‘game changer’ HIV prevention pill Grad...
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Lawmakers go through the motions of appropriations showdown ritual Texas House passes most hardline immigration bill since Arizona’s SB 1070 Turkish officials carry out fresh purges; opposition contests referendum results Snake charmers in India lament loss of culture following outlawing of their practice Whistleblowers play a key role in Nigerian anti-corruption push…at their own risk FSRN signs off the air after 17 years of grassroots radio journalism   Lawmakers go through the motions...
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Obama says troops will stay in Iraq after combat operations end this month What the drawdown announcement means on the ground Midterm elections, politics play part in blocking small business tax bill Kashmir protests turn deadly as India plans response Burundi reacts to militant group’s threat over peacekeeping force Download Audio   HEADLINES Coast Guard grants numerous waivers allowing BP to use dispersants  Despite an EPA order to restrict the use of oil dispersants to “rare cases”...
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Two new murders of campesino leaders in Honduras underscore climate of violence and impunity El Salvador wins long-running legal fight with Pacific Rim mining company Thailand observes year of mourning after death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Nigerian women’s rights activists want official action to stop spike in violent rapes in Lagos area Washington state carbon tax backers undaunted despite divide Urban beekeepers in Toronto help pollinators make the most of city life Download Audio   Two...
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Half-century civil conflict in Colombia ends in historic peace agreement Turkish ground forces enter Syrian conflict West Virginia halts mountaintop removal project after strong opposition from locals U.S. auctions Gulf of Mexico oil leases as residents clean up in Baton Rouge Court blocks Obama administration’s guidance on trans bathroom rights Asylum seekers detained in Australia’s Manus Island center await their fate Zimbabwe protest turns violent after police try dispersing the crowd UN...
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Shooting of two police in Ferguson comes amidst wave of resignations CIA Director announces major restructuring of the intelligence agency U.S. sanctions against Venezuela kick off a new round of diplomatic tensions From anarchists to bankers, Greece’s SYRIZA-led government digs in New party could be a 'game-changer' in Israeli elections Nigerians flee to Cameroon despite cross-border attacks by Boko Haram India’s ruling party moves to roll back protections for farmers facing land...
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Headlines (4:56) GUILTY VERDICTS IN THE ENRON TRIAL The jury of the Enron Trial handed down a flurry of guilty verdicts today in Houston. Lisa Cohen reports from the courthouse. (no transcript available) GUILTY VERDICT IN SUBWAY BOMBING CASE A 23-year old Pakistani immigrant has been found guilty by a New York jury of conspiracy to place and detonate a bomb in the Herald Square subway station. Shahawar Matin Siraj was convicted based on conversations recorded by an informant paid by the NYPD to...
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Armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge winds down Obama slashes solitary confinement in federal prisons SCOTUS ruling gives second chance to prisoners sentenced to life as juveniles Florida legislature takes up several bills to restrict abortion, including measures before Supreme Court Chilean activists protest the TPP ahead of next week’s signing Dalit grad student’s suicide sparks protests against caste system across India New Danish law permits authorities to seize valuables...
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Workers protest and strike nationwide, including 40,000 from Verizon Week-long Democracy Spring protests in D.C.; more than 600 activists arrested Occupy-style Nuit Debout movement persists in Paris’ Place de la République Yale University announces $10 million divestment from fossil fuel projects For the first time, elections for UN Secretary General include public campaigns Uncertainty and legal limbo further complicate refugee trauma at Idomeni camp Download Audio   Workers protest and...
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Senate Select Intelligence Committee begins public hearings on probe of Russian interference in U.S. elections Trump signs executive order to roll back Clean Power Plan, return focus to coal Proposed federal budget cuts could stop Caltrain electrification in its tracks CPB head defends public media mission against White House push to defund Turkish academics fired in ongoing purges take their coursework to the streets Christian Egyptians flee northern Sinai, fearing targeting by radical...
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Obama formally rejects TransCanada's permit request for Keystone XL pipeline Stopping Shell in its Tracks: Washington state communities say no to oil trains Trans-Pacific Partnership text released – a look at what’s inside Cyclone hits Yemen, adding to devastation of eight months of Saudi-led airstrikes Burma polls: Suu Kyi says if NLD wins she will assume a post above the president Possibly the longest hunger strike in history turns 15 years old "The Wanted 18" film tells the...
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U.S. military concludes MSF hospital bombing in Kunduz result of 'human error ' Street Beat: Native Americans observe National Day of Mourning in Plymouth New wave of hunger strikes at U.S. immigration detention facilities State-level immigration law sows confusion in North Carolina Florida considers a bill that would regulate fracking, but preempt and overturn local bans ‘Climate 8’ lawsuit asserts a stable climate system is a constitutional right Download Audio   U.S. military concludes...
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President Obama takes pre-emptive policy actions ahead of exit Obama bans offshore drilling in large portions of Arctic and Atlantic oceans First Nations communities take Canadian government to Supreme Court over fossil fuel projects Trump surpasses 270 Electoral College votes; activists work to reform Democratic Party Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe announces reelection bid amid growing polarization Los Angeles outlaws sleeping in cars, further criminalizing homelessness Download Audio President...
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Protests grow nationwide after no charges in Eric Garner police choke hold death UN climate talks open in Lima, activists hold parallel summit Opponents of LNG export terminal at Cove Point say FERC rubber-stamps projects A visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda Colorado apologizes 150 years after the Sand Creek Massacre Florida judge issues ruling in favor of Food Not Bombs feedings   Protests grow nationwide after no charges in Eric Garner police choke hold death Protests grew...
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Houston and Milwaukee officers cleared of charges in killings of unarmed black men New York City mayor calls for protest pause after deadly ambush of two officers Checkpoints and other restrictions put damper on Christmas tourism in Bethlehem Blasphemy claims incite mob violence; young couple immolated Declassified memo reveals Mexican police worked for Zetas in town infamous for migrant murders and mass graves Prop 47 frees some California inmates in time to be home for the holidays   Houston...
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FCC approves measure to categorize internet service as a public utility DHS budget becomes the latest partisan funding impasse on Capitol Hill Prisoner transfers continue after weekend uprising in Texas “tent city” facility Wisconsin Republicans fast track right-to-work legislation through State Senate Youth unemployment crisis in mineral rich Mozambique Education of refugee diaspora another casualty of Syria’s civil war Canadian government to attend conference on missing/murdered...
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Deadline passes for humanitarian aid access to besieged Syrian towns, UNSC considers air drops Refugee crisis driven further underground; drownings spike while smuggling booms CFPB proposes new rules to rein in payday loans Sub-Saharan African immigrants arrive with the most education but struggle with underemployment Despite numerous historic sites, Gaza Strip’s tourism industry barely exists African farmers seek creative solutions to cut back on food waste Download Audio Deadline passes for...
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US forces conduct airstrikes and aid drops in northern Iraq Fighting resumes in Gaza after 72-hour ceasefire ends Istanbul neighborhood known for anti-government unrest slated for demolition Immigration policy impasse pits legislative power against executive authority EPA holds Gulf Coast hearing on air pollution at oil refineries US forces conduct airstrikes and aid drops in northern Ira q US forces have begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State militants operating in northern Iraq....
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President Obama makes rare visit to U.S. Capitol to push trade bills Ezell Ford findings and McKinney pool party video help sustain calls for police reform New York lawmakers to decide on rent stabilization laws as tenets report harassment A new round of militarization heads for the Texas/Mexico border Thailand hosts summit on Rohingya crisis…without Rohingya representatives Energy companies eye Argentina shale deposits; meet fracking opposition Download Audio President Obama makes rare visit...
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Brussels attacks kill 31, injure hundreds and exacerbate regional tensions on migrant issue EU-Turkey deal fails to deter Afghan youths’ drive to migrate International Criminal Court returns guilty verdicts in two major cases Obama returns to promise to close Guantanamo Bay, despite opposition Fracking-linked earthquakes open sociopolitical rifts in Oklahoma Prospects for impeachment of Brazil's president stir pot of political crisis Download Audio Brussels attacks kill 31, injure hundreds...
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Sanders continues presidential campaign; Obama endorses Clinton Black Lives Matter activist sentenced on felony ‘lynching’ charges DOJ seeks Privacy Act exemptions for FBI’s extensive biometric database Ongoing violence in Iraq has internally displaced more than three million people Israeli development plans slated to displace Bedouins from ‘unrecognized’ Negev desert villages Scandals plague Brazil’s interim government ahead of impeachment trial Download Audio Sanders continues...
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Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls held more than two years UN extends Haiti mandate; death toll exceeds 1000 and full scope of destruction still unclear Chicago Public Schools narrowly avoid teachers strike with eleventh hour deal Former ITT Tech students still reeling; declare a debt-strike Senators ask Obama to suspend all Dakota Access Pipeline permits Oil industry has more than 30 accidents a week in and off the coast of Louisiana; data analysis Denver joins cities celebrating...
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No court ruling for Dakota Access; Missouri River crossing still stalled Portland approves tax hike for corporations based on CEO pay disparities Los Angeles to enact ‘ban the box’ ordinance for public and private sector jobs Mexico considers legislation to permanently grant extraordinary policing and surveillance powers to the military Foreign trawlers devastate fisheries in Cameroon, navy deployed to seize illegal vessels Work continues to restore link between California’s San Joaquin...
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Aleppo evacuation halted again; thousands still stranded Restrictive voting laws in U.S. don’t match data on actual cases of voter fraud Wisconsin finishes ballot recount: no significant change State and local level officials prepare to stand up to Trump on climate issuess Renewed violence against Myanmar's Rohingya; villages erased by fire Refugees detained on Manus Island worry about fate of U.S. resettlement deal Download Audio Aleppo evacuation halted again; thousands still stranded Tens...
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French voters prepare for first round of presidential elections amid surge in right-wing nationalism Turkey referendum results test country’s polarized political system Brazilian public workers push back against unelected government’s austerity plans Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture Residents of Seattle's South Park immigrant community build the kind of walls they can support Download Audio   French voters prepare for first round of...
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Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records California’s Prop 47 could free one in five inmates from state prisons Legislation seeks to reform FOIA and improve access to government information Corruption and extremism hinder efforts to rebuild bombed-out Pakistani schools “Yes Means Yes” and on-campus sexual assault prevention Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records The 2014 elections are underway around the United States with voters already...
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Deadline looming on the future of austerity measures in Greece Overflow crowd packs Federal Election Commission hearing on campaign finance limits 300 people assumed dead in mass drowning while trying to reach Europe from Africa Independent, international experts question Mexico’s handling of missing students case Scientists examine apparent increase in mass mortality events among non-human species Education reform bills before Wisconsin Assembly could lead to more for-profit education...
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COP21 misses deadline; talks and protests continue into weekend French voters boost anti-immigrant National Front party to a leading position in local elections New Yorkers push back against Islamophobia DIY search caravan scours Mexican transmigration routes for missing Central Americans Student protests stall government shutdown of schools across São Paulo , Brazil Filipino theater group works to heal trauma and improve disaster preparedness through the arts   Download Audio   COP21 misses...
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Texas grand jury opts not to indict Waller County jail personnel in Sandra Bland death St. Petersburg, Florida joins carbon divestment movement Economic blockade at India-Nepal border stretches into third month amid protests Full scale and long-term effects of Brazil’s ‘worst environmental disaster’ remain unclear Mumia Abu Jamal seeks injunction to force Pennsylvania prison officials to treat hepatitis C Mumia Abu Jamal on politics: Boorish and Boring Download Audio Texas grand jury opts...
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Mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls prompts international outrage New bill addresses immigration detention conditions, advocates seek end of "bed quota" São Paulo sweatshops trap Bolivians seeking jobs in Brazil Israel increasingly kills civilians in "buffer-zone" along Gaza border fence Thailand: Ethnic Karen activist missing, UN Human Rights office concerned California charter schools among many nationwide struggling with new online tests   International efforts  are...
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Israel launched ground invasion of Gaza Strip U.S. teen beaten in Jerusalem returns to Tampa  FCC receives more than a million public comments on net neutrality Anti-fracking activists rally with opponents of LNG export facility  Mentoring program cuts recidivism rates in Kansas prisons by half  Cameroon attempts to revive its once-thriving coffee sector Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza Strip The death toll in Gaza is on the rise as Israeli tanks moved into to the territory Thursday....
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Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up security powers Election 2014: Wisconsin battle for Governor's mansion Los Angeles seeks to renegotiate multimillion dollar fees owed to Wall Street banks Bedouin communities face forcible removal from Jerusalem periphery Q&A: Mexican citizen patrols find mass graves while searching for 43 missing students Cameroon’s education model out of step with Baka culture Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up...
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Grief, anger, calls to action follow Pulse attack; GOP concedes to gun debate following filibuster Assassination of British MP puts both sides of Brexit campaign on hold Police arrest protesters occupying Africa Unity Square in Zimbabwe Teachers in Oaxaca mark 10 year anniversary of uprising amid ongoing labor dispute Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ predicted to measure nearly 7,000 square miles this summer Double jeopardy on the Salish Sea; endangered orcas and endangered salmon Download Audio...
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