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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on U.S. Police: "They kill Black youth in the street with impunity"

On February 2, the U.S. State Department announced it was imposing restrictions on the visas of several unnamed public officials in Venezuela who the Department accused of repressing political dissent (not incidentally the dissenters have… 633 more words

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Poll: Which plan would you prefer: 'Healthy Utah,' 'Utah Cares' or neither?

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Utah Communities for Healthcare Coverage” hosted the rally; it is a partnership of organizations that have teamed up to build the case for increased health care coverage in Utah. 222 more words

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Topher White: What can save the rainforest? Your used cell phone

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The sounds of the rainforest include: the chirps of birds, the buzz of cicadas, the banter of gibbons. But in the background is the almost-always present sound of a chainsaw, from illegal loggers. 22 more words

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Harper panders to base by acting tough

Stephen Harper’s latest political grab is a new absurd, allegedly tough-on-crime policy, one he will once again will push through Parliament. Harper becomes more transparent every day he’s in power; not because he wants his government to be transparent but because he is so obviously trying to curry favour with his conservative base. 279 more words

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Freiburg will not replace Günter Figal in the 'Heidegger' Chair

Story from the Daily Nous – ‘Heidegger’ chair not to be filled when Figal retires, but another analytic post, at a lower level, instead. Three updates at Daily Nous with more information. 138 more words

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Cameron Denies Running From TV Debate

David Cameron is not running scared of the TV Debates. The British Prime Minister has said that he is not running scared of the one on One TV Debate with Ed Milliband but he wants to get on the proposed seven way contest. 206 more words

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Shale gas is a vote loser but post-election period is critical - Tim Yeo

Shale gas is unlikely to feature in the election campaign because it won’t win votes, MP Tim Yeo told a fracking conference today. 295 more words

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