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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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Headlines (5:22) SUPREME COURT ON TEXAS REDISTRICTING The US Supreme Court today upheld a congressional district map redrawn by Texas Republicans in 2003... but it ruled part of the map discriminates against Latino voters. From KFPT in Houston, Renee Feltz reports: Democrats alleged the Texas GOP engaged in political gerrymandering when they redrew House district lines with help from then House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay. Today's 5-4 decision stayed away from this political argument and...
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Headlines (5:50) Hans Blix Blames US for Nuclear Proliferation As Iran rejects potential talks with the US over its nuclear program, former UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix said today that the US's unwillingness to cooperate in international arms agreements was undermining efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. Blix made the comment in the introduction of a Commission report handed to UN General Secretary Kofi Annan today. The report concluded that quote "an increased U.S....
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Headlines (5:03) Critical Iraqi Posts Filled After weeks of wrangling, the Iraqi Assembly today overwhelmingly approved Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's nominees to fill the posts to head the Defense and Interior Ministries. Jawad Bulani, who is a Shiite, will be the new Interior Minister and Abdul Qadir Obeidi, who is a Sunni, will head the Defense Ministry. Filling the positions is seen as vital towards the development of a unity government. Also, it was announced today that a US air-strike...
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Headlines (5:07) PALESTINIAN AID PACKAGE APPROVED The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators - which includes representative from the European Union, the US, the United Nations, and Russia - has approved a plan for aid to the Palestinians. Manar Jibrin reports. The aid package could release over $120 million for a variety of programs, including health care, fuel supplies, and direct aid to needy families. The World Bank and the European Union will manage the fund along with the office of...
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Headlines (5:17) TWO MISSING U.S. SOLDIERS FOUND DEAD The remains of two US soldiers have been found just south of Baghdad. Privates Kristian Menchaca of Texas and Thomas Lowell of Oregon went missing on Friday. U.S. military spokesman Major General William Caldwell said the recovery effort was delayed by the need to dismantle improvised explosive devises planted at the scene. Meanwhile, bombs killed at least nine people today in the Iraqi capital. THREATS OF POSSIBLE ATTACK ON GAZA Israel's...
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Headlines (6:30) CLIMATE CHANGE CAN CAUSE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DEATHS "182 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone could die of disease directly attributable to climate change by the end of the century," according to a report released today by the UK-based charity group, Christian Aid. The group also warns that millions more in other parts of the world face the threats of famine, drought, and climate induced natural disasters. The report documents how the poorest will bear the brunt...
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Headlines (5:49) HAYDEN ENDORSED BY SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE The Senate intelligence committee has endorsed Gen. Michael Hayden to become the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The three Democrats who voted against him cited concerns over the warrant less wiretapping domestic surveillance program that began during Hayden's leadership of the National Security Agency. The full Senate is expected to meet for his confirmation hearing tomorrow. ACLU LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AGAINST...
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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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Oakland responds to Oscar Grant verdict Defense Department recommends replacement to oversee military action in Middle East World Cup brings clamp down on civil rights in South Africa Health concerns grow over worker conditions in Gulf Coast oil spill Critics of Comcast - NBC merger point to risks for media diversity Download Audio   HEADLINES Massachusetts court strikes down DOMA as unconstitutional A federal judge in Boston has struck down a section of the 14 year old federal Defense of...
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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”...
Topics: Iraq withdrawal, midterm elections, Kashmir, Burundi, Afghan women, Maxine Waters, Gaza flotilla
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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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Heavy rains, floods in Pakistan affect millions Virginia’s attorney general says local police can check immigration status Slavery museum brings attention to modern-day practice White House summit on African youth leaves out key segments of society Federal scientists say BP oil spill is world’s worst Download Audio   HEADLINES Tensions rise between Israel and Lebanon Tensions between Israel and Lebanon are escalating with the worst flair up of violence since the 2006 war.  Israeli and...
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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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Video evidence of police shooting in South Carolina revives debate over body cameras Somali refugees in Kenya brace for backlash after Garissa attack Afghan refugees repatriated from Pakistan after deadly Peshawar school attack Thailand’s military ends martial law, grants sweeping power to Prime Minister Turkish prosecutor recommends acquittal in case against Dutch journalist Seal and sea lion pups wash up on California beaches in record numbers If you can’t tax ‘em, troll ‘em; Hedge...
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U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” – Trump says he gave “his” military “total authorization” Human rights activists push for ISIS to face UN war crimes tribunal 60,000 immigrants held at Colorado facility sue GEO Group for forced labor Rohingya refugees fear expulsion from India Myanmar’s transition to democracy provides opening for deeper social change Families in Mexico launch their own searches for missing loved ones Download Audio   U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” –...
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White House and Senate leaders reach rare compromise to allow Iran negotiations to proceed Asylum-seeking mothers protest family detention from inside of for-profit facility in Texas Palestinian couple separated by Israeli policy; launch FB campaign to marry Chibok girls still missing one year later, residents remain displaced Egypt court sentences dozens of protesters including a U.S. citizen to life in prison Harvard and Yale students join call for colleges to divest from fossil fuels...
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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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European leaders vow to crack down on human smuggling networks after mass drownings in Mediterranean TPP fast track measure advances in Senate; House holds mark-up hearing Loretta Lynch confirmed as U.S. Attorney General after long delay Patients with chronic illnesses say ACA drug benefits negligible Five years since BP well blowout, Gulf Coast residents say disaster is ongoing Armenians mark 100 years since 1915 genocide killed 1.5 million; Turkey still denies Profile: Indigenous activist...
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Framework agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear program and UN sanctions Nigerian presidential election results deliver historic shakeup Al Shabab attack kills 147 at Kenyan university Transparency activists want to shine a light on ‘dark money’ Public services and budget allocations take center stage of Chicago mayoral run-off Mumia Abu-Jamal discharged from hospital, transferred to prison infirmary Protests follow Australia’s moves to cut services in remote indigenous communities...
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Trump orders military action against Syrian government air base Rep. Nunes steps down from Russia probe while under i nvestigation for ethics violations Senate Majority leader presses nuclear option button; Gorsuch confirmed Refugee​ ​facing​ ​deportation​ ​in​ ​Australia​ ​highlights criticisms of systematic​ ​'miscarriage​ ​of​ ​justice' Athens initiative aims to raise funds and break down stigma with tours to meet city’s homeless LA explores legalizing...
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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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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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Police accountability and private prisons DEA: marijuana stays in most restricted drug class despite state legalization trend Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemeni hospital, schools UN troops accused of standing idle during Juba attack on aid workers Day 41: Civil unrest and curfews in Indian-administered Kashmir Zimbabwe police violently disperse peaceful protest of president’s economic policies Gaza’s garment sector sees a small boost as export blockade eased Download Audio   Police...
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Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue; Michael Brown's family prepares for his funeral From Ferguson to L.A., protests demand police accountability Journalist James Risen: will he be jailed for not revealing source? Iraq: ISIS beheads U.S. reporter; US strategy remains unchanged Gaza fighting resumes; medical infrastructure nears collapse War crimes in northeastern Nigeria: Amnesty International Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue as Michael Brown's family prepares for his funeral...
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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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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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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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Videos released in Chicago police killing; questions persist in Baltimore shooting Protests in Paris over deaths in police custody have parallels with Black Lives Matter Forced evictions taint Olympics’ legacy in Rio Spike in violence against India’s Dalits by Hindu extremists sparks protests California pot industry divided over ballot legalization measure Wildfire, drought, pests threaten Sierra Nevada’s wild forests Download Audio Videos released in Chicago police killing; questions...
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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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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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Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal torture tactics revealed Demonstrations calling for police accountability continue around the U.S. Recount confirms defeat of Oregon ballot initiative to mandate labeling of GMOs Turkish police raid and shut down community center squat in Istanbul Gaza farmers face low yields after fields damaged during Israeli offensive Indigenous leaders face risks for environmental defense of Amazon Basin Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal...
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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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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, along with a slew of riders Rider to kill Waters of the United States rule fails, WOTUS promises to remain contentious EU leaders call for regional border patrol and coast guard forces Ten years after launch of Operation Streamline, criminal immigration charges dominate federal caseloads Dow, DuPont announce plans for $130 billion merger Inner city hackathons introduce kids without computers to coding Download Audio   U.S. House passes...
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US and Cuban leaders announce thaw in Cold War-era diplomatic relations More mass kidnapping in northern Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected Taliban militants slaughter almost 150 children at a Peshawar school Israel showcases drone technology as the world’s top exporter Wichita outfits all police with body cameras, L.A. and Houston announce similar plans New York environmentalists celebrate first-ever statewide fracking ban New Zealand opens coastal waters to deep sea drilling   US and Cuban...
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U.S. military veterans self-deploy to construction site of controversial pipeline Standing Rock Sioux invoke treaty terms in response to notice to vacate riverfront camp First Nations Treaty Alliance says newly-approved tar sands pipelines will not be built Wisconsin Recount underway, Michigan and Pennsylvania still up in the air  Service workers across U.S. go on strike in support of raising minimum wage No charges for officer responsible for shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott Colombian...
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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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Despite ban on rallies, thousands demonstrate in Paris ahead of global climate change forum UK enters Syrian War, refugees question efficacy of airstrikes Senate Democrats introduce gun safety amendments on the heels of mass shootings Congressional Republicans pass budget bill aimed at de-funding Planned Parenthood Los Angeles County residents take air pollution monitoring into their own hands Download Audio Despite ban on rallies, thousands demonstrate in Paris ahead of global climate change...
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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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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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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals due to rule soon on Trump’s travel ban Attorney Gen. takes oath, more EOs rolled out, and a mother's deportation Repeal of Obamacare gives hope for advocates of single payer healthcare Betsy DeVos sworn in as Secretary of Education Army Corps of Engineers grants easement for remaining stretch of Dakota Access pipeline Denver authorities begin permitting process for cannabis consumption venues U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds stay blocking Trump’s...
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Russian-backed airstrikes against Syrian rebels causes new wave of refugees into Turkey Women’s rights groups in India mark Valentine’s Day by campaigning against gender-based violence Nigeria passes the cost of falling oil prices onto citizens by hiking rates for electricity Four soldiers arrested in El Salvador in case of 1989 university campus massacre Armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ends Mariposa District: from industrial clean-up to federally-subsidized green...
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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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Trump blames the media, not substance of allegations, for Flynn’s departure Senate confirms EPA nominee as court orders release his emails with fossil fuel execs Trump nominee for Israel envoy echoes uncertainty on two-state solution Immigrant rights advocates piece together details on recent sweeps with little official information DACA recipient detained by ICE in Seattle, immigrant mother seeks sanctuary in Denver church U.S. Senate rolls back rule blocking people with mental health issues...
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UN gains access to besieged Syrian towns to distribute aid, ceasefire talks postponed Multiple hospitals attacked in northern Syria, UN envoy arrives unannounced Student protests in India gain momentum following student arrests on sedition charges Pope Francis visits Mexico, strikes a humanistic pose while remaining diplomatic GOP vows to stall confirmation after death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia California African-American Museum celebrates Black History Month with educational...
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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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DHS memos prompt uncertainty about enforcement in schools, churches and hospitals Black immigrants in U.S. fear profiling may drive up deportation rates Tillerson and Kelly head to Mexico as Trump policies strain bilateral relations Trump administration backs off Title IX protections for trans students Police forces begin forcible evictions of Oceti Sakowin camp near Dakota Access pipeline Minnesota, Arizona latest states to advance anti-protest bills through GOP-dominated legislatures DHS...
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Congress takes a fresh look at updating and overhauling electronic communications law Digital privacy advocates rally in support of Apple’s resistance to override iPhone security feature for FBI Obama announces plan to close Guantanamo Bay; GOP signals push-back Bolivia’s president loses referendum bid to run for re-election CDC arrives in Brazil to conduct case-control study on microcephaly spike New GM banana bound for Uganda set for human testing at Iowa State Download Audio Congress...
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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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In pre-dawn session, Senate advances Trump agenda Reproductive rights fight takes shape under GOP control of federal government Sanctions and military raid follow travel ban by executive order Six dead after attack on mosque in Quebec City For Muslim women fighting for equal rights, perseverance is key Washington state jury refuses to convict first “valve-turner” in four state tar sands pipeline action In pre-dawn session, Senate advances Trump agenda Before the sun even rose over the U.S....
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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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Proposed reforms to corporate tax code included in Obama’s $4 trillion budget request The wheels of Congress begin to move on bilateral relations with Cuba Deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks across Syria Turkish authorities charge Dutch journalist spread “terrorist propaganda” via social media Mexican authorities discover 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in Guerrero Survivors of acid attacks call on Indian government to implement preventative and rehabilitative measures California...
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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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As many as two thousand feared dead after Boko Haram attack on Nigerian town Cross-border Boko Haram attacks displace students in Cameroon’s Far North Region Senate set to pass Keystone XL bill; Obama vows to veto Previously defeated cyber-surveillance bill is back before Congress New York City to reform policies on solitary confinement for prisoners Gaza engineer has a plan for rebuilding homes without scarce cement and steel Download Audio As many as two thousand feared dead after Boko...
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AirAsia 8501 recovery efforts continue in stormy weather, high seas Holidays bring generations together at “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations Sand mining: One of the lesser-known environmental impacts of fracking Hindu fundamentalists in India carry out controversial group conversions with alleged support of ruling party Ebola rages on in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea while Nigeria offers lessons Download Audio AirAsia search, recovery efforts continue amid stormy weather and high seas...
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Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States Obama sets a new record for commutations in his final full day in office Washington, D.C. residents band together as an administration few voted for takes power Immigrant workers in Chicago plan Inauguration Day sickout Confirmation hearings saturate business on Capitol Hill for second consecutive week Healthcare researchers urge Senate to reject Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secy. EPA nominee appears in confirmation...
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President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in apparent coup by Houthi rebels Austerity measures take center stage in Greek elections Boko Haram claims responsibility for major attack in Nigeria CIA whistle-blower case goes to jury Pennsylvania governor’s inauguration draws opponents of fracking U.S. Supreme Court hears state judicial campaign financing case #ReclaimMLK actions vindicate King’s legacy of civil rights protests Download Audio President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in...
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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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U.S. Senate votes 62-36 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Prosecutorial discretion at heart of lawsuit challenging executive action on immigration Mexico ends probe of 43 disappeared students; families still demand proof Nuclear deal headlines trade and investment agenda in Obama’s visit to India Philippine president still supports peace pact despite clashes; 44 police dead Sterling conviction criticized as “a new low” for whistleblower protections   Download Audio U.S. Senate votes...
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Obama takes executive action on guns; calls on Congress to do more ICE raids targeting Central American adults with children trigger community panic Homeless population in LA braces for strong El Niño season Geo-political shifts follow Saudi Arabia’s mass executions; 47 people put to death France commemorates Charlie Hebdo attacks amid state of emergency and proposed changes to constitution Agroforestry program aims to protect Congo Basin rainforest while increasing yields for farmers...
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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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Confederate flag at South Carolina State House comes down permanently OAS member states meet on mass deportations of Haitians from Dominican Republic European leaders to hold emergency meeting on Greek debt Once an industrial hub, New Haven struggles to place residents in local jobs Hugely successful Colorado family planning initiative faces cutbacks Ukraine seeks expanded U.S. military training; volunteer ex-pat and foreign fighters fill battalions One year after ‘third gender’ recognized...
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Bastille Day attack in Nice kills at least 84 Trump taps Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP candidate Funerals for officers slain continue through the week Funeral for Philando Castile draws hundreds to Minnesota’s St. Paul Cathedral Demonstrations swell across the country calling for police reform August recess starts two weeks early for the U.S. Congress Theresa May replaces David Cameron as UK Prime Minister More than 30 dead as protests escalate in Kashmir Los Angeles fights for immediate...
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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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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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Turkey's Alevi minority sees dark days ahead U.S.-led airstrikes reportedly kill more than 100 civilians in Manbij, Syria Indian troops unleash pellet guns on Kashmir protesters; hundreds blinded UK rift deepens after Scotland overruled on Trident It’s official: Donald Trump is the Republican nominee Street Beat: Voices from outside the RNC “People’s Caravan” rallies against bigotry and hate outside RNC Florida cop shoots unarmed black man with hands in the air Philippines’s Duterte...
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The Movement For Black Lives convergence draws civil rights activists from around the country to Cleveland Texas releases preliminary autopsy results second dashcam video in Sandra Bland case U.S. and Cuba reopen embassies for first time on more than half a century Hedge funds bet on big profits from Puerto Rican debt crisis Apache activists call on Congress to reverse deal that gave sacred land to mining company Japan considers expanding military mandate; critics defend post-war tradition of...
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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...
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History made: Hillary Clinton is officially Democratic presidential nominee Church in France hit by deadly attack; ISIS claims responsibility Pentagon opens probe of US-led airstrikes in Syria that killed at least 74 civilians Turkey resumes sending aid to Gaza following landmark reconciliation with Israel Baltimore State Attorney drops all charges in Freddie Gray homicide Ottawa police killing of Somali man fuels lethal force debate Black Lives Matter protesters cleared from Minnesota...
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BP agrees to $18.7 billion settlement for Gulf of Mexico disaster SCOTUS rounds out session with rulings on execution drug, redistricting and mercury emissions U.S. and Cuba agree to re-open embassies, increasing diplomatic relations Greeks to vote on austerity and debt in Sunday referendum Puerto Rico’s governor announces island’s debt is unpayable Debt-plagued Indian farmers face dilemma of suicide or indentured servitude A spate of fires burn Black churches in the South following the...
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Turkey intensifies airstrikes against Kurdish militants; also targets IS Climate activists in Portland attempt to block Shell-leased ship on its way to the Arctic Medicare and Medicaid turn 50; advocates rally for single-payer for all Murder charge for Univ. of Cincinnati police officer who killed unarmed black man New York City’s street vendors work to decriminalize sidewalk selling Colombia begins exhuming what may be the world’s largest urban mass grave Download Audio Turkey intensifies...
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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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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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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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