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Super-Sized Inequality: Fast Food CEO Millionaire Pay Outpaces Workers 1000:1
Super-Sized Inequality: Fast Food CEO Millionaire Pay Outpaces Workers 1000:1
Fast-food industry wage disparity largest in the economy and expected to rise even further.
Suit Charges FBI Used No-Fly List As Retribution Against Muslim Men
Suit Charges FBI Used No-Fly List As Retribution Against Muslim Men By
Muslim-Americans say FBI used list to coerce them into informing on their communities.
Despite Israel’s Threat, Palestinian Unity Pact Announced
Despite Israel’s Threat, Palestinian Unity Pact Announced By
Political dispute between PLO and Hamas declared "over" after seven years, but skepticism remains over its true impact on Israeli occupation.
Family Wins Fracking Suit In Legal Blow To Industry
Family Wins Fracking Suit In Legal Blow To Industry By
Attorney: "I’m really proud of the family that went through what they went through and said, ‘I’m not going to take it anymore.'"
FCC To Propose Pay-For-Priority Policy, Killing Net Neutrality
FCC To Propose Pay-For-Priority Policy, Killing Net Neutrality By
LOS ANGELES — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called “last
DFL Senate Candidate Pushes Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline
DFL Senate Candidate Pushes Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline By
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats
Obama To Russia: More Sanctions Are ‘Teed Up’
Obama To Russia: More Sanctions Are ‘Teed Up’ By
TOKYO — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions
Costa Rica Demanding US Explain ‘Cuban Twitter’ Actions
Costa Rica Demanding US Explain ‘Cuban Twitter’ Actions By
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The Costa Rican government says it’s still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret “Cuban Twitter” network
KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch To Complement Police In Pennsylvania Town
KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch To Complement Police In Pennsylvania Town By
To draw attention to the KKK’s efforts, members have passed out fliers to promote the new endeavor. For instance, one flier assures Fairview Township residents that they can sleep
Analysis: America’s Middle Class Falters As Nation’s Richest Rise
Analysis: America’s Middle Class Falters As Nation’s Richest Rise By
Report shows low and middle income earners falling behind comparable countries.
Judge Orders Disclosure Of CIA Torture At “Black Sites”
Judge Orders Disclosure Of CIA Torture At “Black Sites” By
Defense for Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri argues harsh interrogation measures have 'tainted' case against Guantanamo detainee.
Does Climate Apathy Hinge On ‘Pervasive’ American Stupidity?
Does Climate Apathy Hinge On ‘Pervasive’ American Stupidity? By
New survey highlights connection between political and religious affiliations and scientific beliefs
California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight
California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight By
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action
Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Boys
Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Boys By
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court. Sgt.
Analysis: Weak US Hand In Ukraine Confrontation
Analysis: Weak US Hand In Ukraine Confrontation By
Nearly a quarter century after the Cold War ended, the crisis in Ukraine symbolizes the weak foreign policy hand the United States often finds itself playing despite its status as the
UN Heads Say Syria Aid Needs ‘Largely Unanswered’
UN Heads Say Syria Aid Needs ‘Largely Unanswered’ By
GENEVA — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored. With
US Drones Continue ‘Massive’ Operations In Third Day of Attacks
Navajo Advocates Make Push For Junk Food Tax
Navajo Advocates Make Push For Junk Food Tax By
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate
Spain’s ‘Robin Hood’ Funded Anti-Capitalist Movement with Bank Swindle
Spain’s ‘Robin Hood’ Funded Anti-Capitalist Movement with Bank Swindle By
In recent interviews from the lam, Enric Duran predicts 'transformation of the state and capitalism as we know it today'
Teen Stowaway Shows Holes In Vast Airport Security
Teen Stowaway Shows Holes In Vast Airport Security By
KAHULUI, Hawaii — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end,
US Weighs Curbing Deportations
US Weighs Curbing Deportations By
WASHINGTON  — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change
A Little-Known Toxic Threat ‘Underfoot’ In North Carolina
A Little-Known Toxic Threat ‘Underfoot’ In North Carolina By
Coal ash used as landfill is a 'silent, lurking issue that’s not getting any attention'.