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Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale Of Fracking Perils
Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale Of Fracking Perils
'We can conclude that this process has not been shown to be safe'
US Strike Killed Australian And New Zealander In Yemen
US Strike Killed Australian And New Zealander In Yemen By
"The Americans advised us that they had intelligence that suggested they may have been in the car and may have been collateral damage".
Ukraine Talks Result In Agreement To “De-escalate Tensions”
Ukraine Talks Result In Agreement To “De-escalate Tensions” By
Expectations low, tensions high as US and Russia continue to trade accusations and offer competing narratives.
7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico
7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico By
'One of the biggest to hit Mexico in several years'
BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over. Not By A Long Shot, Say Others
BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over. Not By A Long Shot, Say Others By
Oil giant's rosy view of coast recovery from Deepwater Horizon met with pushback from Coast Guard, environmental group.
Lavabit, Company That Defied NSA Surveillance, Loses Appeal
Lavabit, Company That Defied NSA Surveillance, Loses Appeal By
Company rejected demand that it unlock its encrypted system as government chased whistleblower Edward Snowden.
How One State Is Taking On The Micro-Plastics Polluting Its Waterways
How One State Is Taking On The Micro-Plastics Polluting Its Waterways By
Illinois bill takes aim at microbeads found in personal care products, but green groups say measure does not go far enough
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings By
DONETSK, Ukraine — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities
Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Arrests
Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Arrests By
The decisions come as immigration reform has stalled and the Obama administration is being criticized for deporting mostly people who have not committed a serious crime — despite
Texas Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch
Texas Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch By
The Texas Department of Public Safety said its agents took possession of the Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado.
Homeland Security Reissues Immigrant Asylum Rules
Homeland Security Reissues Immigrant Asylum Rules By
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to
China Says One-fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted
China Says One-fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted By
The report, previously deemed so sensitive it was classified as a state secret, names the heavy metals cadmium, nickel and arsenic as the top contaminants.
Video: Pharell Williams – “Happy”- The Gaza Remix
Legacy Of US Nuclear Weapons Still Killing Uranium Miners Decades Later: Study
Legacy Of US Nuclear Weapons Still Killing Uranium Miners Decades Later: Study By
Study obtained exclusively by The Guardian exposes deaths of workers who mined uranium for nuclear weapons and power generation.
The 6 Deadliest Places In The World To Be An Environmentalist
The 6 Deadliest Places In The World To Be An Environmentalist By
A new report spells out in grisly detail the price some environmentalists pay for their work. At least 908 environmental activists have been killed in the last decade, according to
US Readies Sanctions On Russia, Aid For Ukraine
US Readies Sanctions On Russia, Aid For Ukraine By
Administration critics have been pressing Obama to arm the Ukrainian military in order to bolster its efforts to reassert control of its eastern region from pro-Russian insurgents who
Israel Arrests Arab Journalist For Traveling To Lebanon
Israel Arrests Arab Journalist For Traveling To Lebanon By
Kayyal was arrested last Saturday at the Israeli border on suspicion of being recruited by a militant organization. The Shin Bet said it dropped that suspicion, and is considering indicting
UN: Iran Cuts Stock Closest To Nuke-arms Grade
UN: Iran Cuts Stock Closest To Nuke-arms Grade By
In line with information given to The Associated Press by diplomats earlier this week, the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Thursday that Iran had completed the dilution
3 Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base
3 Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base By
The Interior Ministry said a mob of around 300 people armed with stun grenades and firebombs were involved in the bloodiest episode to date in the month-long insurgency.
In Preemptive Strike, Oklahoma Bans Efforts To Increase Minimum Wage
In Preemptive Strike, Oklahoma Bans Efforts To Increase Minimum Wage By
Law signed by Gov. Mary Fallin thwarts local workers' rights initiatives.
Nation’s Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage In Vermont
Nation’s Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage In Vermont By
Senators credit 'emails and calls' of voters for pushing legislation.
Combat Vehicles In East Ukraine Fly Russian Flag
Combat Vehicles In East Ukraine Fly Russian Flag By
One of the men on the vehicles in Slovyansk said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had defected to the pro-Russian side — which raises the specter of an uprising led by disgruntled