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Four killed, 67 injured as New York train derails

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 1 2013, 10:36am CST | by IANS

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 67 others injured when a passenger train derailed in New York City, prompting a major emergency services response.
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: 2 Million Barrels of Oil Still Trapped on the Ocean Floor After BP Spill, and More

Nov 4 2014 9:33am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

In today's On the News segment: According to a new study, about 2 million barrels are still trapped on the ocean floor after the 2010 BP oil disaster; Pope Francis says that evolution does not conflict with the story of Creation; protesters are fighting to stop a Texas-based energy corporation from turning Seneca Lake in New York into a natural gas storage station; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of ...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: 2 Million Barrels of Oil Still Trapped on the Ocean Floor After BP Spill, and More

Nov 4 2014 9:33am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

In today's On the News segment: According to a new study, about 2 million barrels are still trapped on the ocean floor after the 2010 BP oil disaster; Pope Francis says that evolution does not conflict with the story of Creation; protesters are fighting to stop a Texas-based energy corporation from turning Seneca Lake in New York into a natural gas storage station; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here ...
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Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 

A "Laid Back" American Foreign Policy?

Nov 3 2014 10:36am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There is an undercurrent of thinking in foreign policy circles that a restrained, less actively engaged approach to the country's external relations may best conform to American national interests and capabilities. It has emerged as counterpoint to the hyper activism that has characterized the United States' dealings in the world during the post-9/11 era. Its key postulates are the following: • There exists no direct threat to our vital interests of a magnitude ...
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CNN Criticizes Rangel Over GOP Belief 'Slavery Isn't Over' Comments

Oct 31 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Friday on CNN's "This Hour With Berman and Michaela," a panel discussing Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) comments at a rally for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hammered the "idiot," congressman. Rangel said Thursday night, “Everything we believe in, everything we believe in they hate! They don’t disagree, they hate! They think that if you didn’t come from Europe 30 years ago, we shouldn’t have immigration! Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over, and that they won the Ci ...
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Cuomo and DeBlasio Create Program Urging Health Care Professionals To Go To West Africa

Oct 30 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that New York State and New York City will create a program to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients. According to a press release from de Blasio’s office the two will create a program of “financial incentives and other employment protections” to urge health care professionals to go to West Africa and provide treatment to Ebola patients. “W ...
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Elton John: 'Pope Francis Is My Hero, Make Him A Saint Already'

Oct 29 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Sir Elton John told a group of star-studded celebrities and donors at his annual AIDS fundraiser in New York on Tuesday that Pope Francis was his hero because of his pro-gay activism within the Catholic church. Elton John reportedly helped raise $3.7 million while serenading guests with his classic hits at Cipriana Wall Street. Throughout the evening, the music legend spoke of his commitment to end the AIDS epidemic and also sang the praises of the Pope. “He is a compassionate, loving ma ...
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Obama Touts Heroism Of Ebola Health Care Workers

Oct 29 2014 2:55pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday touted the heroism of health care workers fighting Ebola abroad, further emphasizing the disagreement between himself and other politicians who want the workers quarantined when they come home. "All of them have signed up to leave their homes and their loved ones and head straight into the heart of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa," Obama said during a White House event honoring American doctors and nurses returning from We ...
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Superstorm Sandy Anniversary: ‘It’s (Still) Global Warming, Stupid’

Oct 29 2014 1:02pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast, killing more than 100 people, destroying entire communities, and inflicting more than $70 billion in damages. At the time, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pointed out that Sandy slammed his state just two years after it was deluged by Hurricane Irene, ”We have a one-hundred year flood every two years now.” In a now-famous cover story, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” Bloomb ...
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