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Argentine bonds: US court hears case on chasing assets

April 21, 2014

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Argentina argued Monday that holders of its defaulted bonds have no right to pursue government assets, in the first of two US Supreme Court reviews of its fight against hedge funds. Lawyers for Argentina argued that the government’s official assets…

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Dozens killed as Yemen, US mount air war on Qaeda

April 21, 2014

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An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network’s local affiliate, officials said Monday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been linked to a number…

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GOP megadonor uses played-out Hitler meme to make attack on Obamacare

April 8, 2014

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Republican mega-donor Foster Friess posted a parody video on his blog this week using a clip from a German film about Adolf Hitler’s last hours to attack the Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare.” The video, titled, “Hitler finds…

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Obama to visit US landslide site as death toll rises

April 8, 2014

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The official death toll from a huge US landslide rose to 34 on Tuesday as the White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit the scene later this month. Up to 12 people are still believed missing after a wall of mud and debris crashed…

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The Incredible Narcissism Of Don Blankenship

April 2, 2014

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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki hosted All In last night for Chris Hayes, and what a show it was. Kornacki had coal baron Don Blankenship on the program to explain his incredibly self-serving new “documentary,” Upper Big Branch: Never Again. The film…

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Follow the Money: Three Energy Export Congressional Hearings, No Climate Change Discussion

March 26, 2014

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Wed, 2014-03-26 04:44Steve Horn In light of ongoing geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine and hotly contested Crimea, three (yes, three!) U.S. Congressional Committees held hearings this week on the U.S. using its newfangled oil and gas bounty as…

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The Dysfunction That Is West Virginia’s Attempt At Government

February 26, 2014

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  I’ve been trying to process and understand the dysfunction that attends the intersection of politics and flagrant corporate disdain in West Virginia.  As coincidence would have it, an object lesson arrived at 5:30 a.m. on February 11, 2014, two days past the one month anniversary of the Freedom Industries/Coal Chemical disaster. A Patriot (!) […]

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William Rivers Pitt | The Poisoner’s Reckoning

February 13, 2014

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William Rivers Pitt | The Poisoner’s ReckoningOliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. via Truth-out

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Huge Wind Farm Could Save California $750 Billion Off Energy Bills

February 13, 2014

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Originally published on ThinkProgress. By Ari Phillips. California law says that a third of the state’s energy must come from renewable sources by 2020. A proposed 500-square-mile, $8 billion wind farm developed by Anschutz Corp. in Wyoming could…

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West Virginia Water-Poisoners Freedom Industries Bails on Congressional Hearing

February 13, 2014

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Freedom Industries, the company behind a leak that has left residents in nine West Virginia counties fearful of their water supply, apparently feels that its representatives are too important to waste time on trivial matters — like taking responsibility…

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Damn! Another one!

February 11, 2014

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As a friend of The H.O.R.N. said today “Just when you thought it was safe to get out of the fetal position.”

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Jeff Biggers : If we don’t put people before profits, spills like West Virginia are our future

February 10, 2014

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If we don’t put people before profits, spills like West Virginia are our futureThe dirty secret in President Obama’s ” all-of-the-above” energy policy was quietly overlooked in his State of the Union address. Three weeks after global media attention on the West Virginia coal-chemical disaster, the most important line of information still remains buried in […]

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Extent of Freedom site contamination still unknown

February 6, 2014

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Extent of Freedom site contamination still unknown – News – The Charleston Gazette – West Virginia News and Sports -Extent of Freedom site contamination still unknown CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal investigators remain unsure how much chemical contamination there is in the soil and groundwater at the Freedom Industries’ tank farm that spilled thousands of gallons […]

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Gun lobbyist Larry Pratt: U.S. blacks need ‘attitude’ lessons from ‘happy’ Africans

February 4, 2014

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Conservative gun lobbyist Larry Pratt recommended during a recent radio broadcast that U.S. blacks could get a better “attitude” if they paid attention to “Africans from Africa” who he said were more “happy.” On the Gun Owner’s News Hour…

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Nearly 75% Of Coal Mines Have NOT Been Inspected For Water Pollution In The Last Five Years

February 4, 2014

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The MCHM disaster in West Virginia is just the tip of a toxic iceberg.

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West Virginia: The Disaster Continues

February 3, 2014

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Ana Marie Cox GETS it.

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West Virginia Water Woes

January 21, 2014

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West Virginia has had its share of water woes.  The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility when MCHM, a little-studied chemical, contaminated the drinking water supply of Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, residents were told…

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North Carolina school rewards Black student with a confederate hat

January 21, 2014

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A North Carolina school is backtracking after a woman objected to a teacher rewarding a Black student with a replica Confederate Army cap, WGHP-TV reported. “I did not want to believe that,” Natasha Lea told WGHP regarding the hat . “That the…

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Polar Vortex in U.S. May be Example of Global Warming

January 21, 2014

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By Andrew Freedman Follow @afreedma While the ongoing cold snap is breaking records from Minnesota to Florida, it will not go down in history as the most significant Arctic outbreak in U.S. history, not even by a longshot. Scientists said the deep freeze…

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Rachel Maddow to Chris Christie’s administration: You want a piece of me?

January 21, 2014

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow responded on Monday to accusations by members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) staff that her network is out to get him, pointing out that Christie’s administration has still not explained the September 2013 lane…

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