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Glenn Greenwald leaves The Guardian for ‘dream journalistic opportunity’ to head up his own online news site

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who published multiple reports this year based on former security consultant Edward Snowden’s files detailing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance in the U.S. and abroad, will be leaving the British newspaper the Guardian for an unidentified new media outlet, Buzzfeed reported on Tuesday. “My partnership with…

Exporting war: Obama loosens trade controls on the U.S. defense industry

The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world’s conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions. Come tomorrow, thousands of parts of military aircraft, such…

Watch comedian Janine Brito destroy ‘tyrannical imperialist scumbag’ Christopher Columbus

Monday night on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” comedian Janine Brito suggested we start celebrating colobus monkeys rather than Christopher Columbus. Americans celebrate Columbus Day on the second Monday in October and many people falsely assume the Italian explorer discovered the present-day United States. But Columbus never set foot…

Study finds troubling link between low birthweight and air pollution from traffic

Babies born to mothers who live in areas with air pollution and dense traffic are more likely to have a low birthweight and smaller head circumference, according to a large European study. The researchers, who included a team from the UK, found that babies were smaller even in areas with…

Plummeting morale at Fukushima nuclear plant as cleanup operation plagued by health problems

Dressed in a hazardous materials suit, full-face mask and hard hat, Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, left his audience in no doubt: “The future of Japan,” he said, “rests on your shoulders. I am counting on you.” Abe’s exhortation, delivered during a recent visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…

Supreme Court to decide if states can ban affirmative action in college admissions

The US Supreme Court will hear an affirmative action case Tuesday to determine whether state referendums can ban race and sex as factors in university admissions. In 2006, the US state of Michigan voted on a measure to disallow affirmative action in college admissions. The high court will now weigh…

Apple sends invites to event amid rumors of updated iPad

Apple on Tuesday sent out invitations to a special event on October 22 in San Francisco, revealing little about what is expected to be a day devoted to iPad updates. Emailed invitations bore few details other that time and place, and bore the message “We have a lot more to…

California governor vetoes bill to reduce penalty for simple drug possession

Legislation that would have changed simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor under California law was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday. “This bill would allow possession of heroin or cocaine to be charged as a misdemeanor instead of a felony,” the Democratic governor wrote in his…

Supreme Court agrees to hear six cases on greenhouse gas regulations

The US Supreme Court Tuesday took on six cases related to federal regulation of greenhouse gasses, raising expectations for a much-awaited ruling in the debate over climate change legislation. The court announced it was combining the six suits from plaintiffs in the chemical industry, the Chamber of Commerce, and the…

Study shows functional similarity between human and ape emotions

Young bonobos share hugs and kisses to make their peers feel better much the way children do, according to a new study suggesting people and ape emotions function similarly. The bonobo is as genetically similar to humans as is the chimpanzee, and it is also considered the most empathic great…

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