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#BBCtrending: Military Tactics in US 'War Zone'
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, Violence, War Zone, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 14 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
After the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in the US state of Missouri, and the violence that followed, questions have arisen about the police reaction.
US Income Gap Widest in Decades, Based on Housing Market Data
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Employment, Global economy, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
The income gap among metropolitan regions in the United States has reached new heights based on home prices in 2013, according to a new report.
Will SeaWorld's Financial Woes Force It to Free the Whales?
Offbeat  (tags: Sea world, orcas, captivity, share, cruelty, USA )

Marie
- 6 days ago - takepart.com
The company's stock plunges as it admits animal rights protests are driving away customers.
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
U.S. Denies Protections for Wolverines, Outrages Conservationists
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Idaho, denies, protection, sad news, wolverines )

Marie
- 8 days ago - uk.mobile.reuters.com
U.S. wildlife managers on Tuesday denied federal protections for rare wolverines, outraging conservationists but pleasing Western states that opposed adding the reclusive but feisty member of the weasel family to the endangered and threatened species list
America's 'Inexorably' Botched Executions
Offbeat  (tags: capital punishment, botched executions, history, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
If there seem to have been a lot of botched executions in the US recently, there have. It turns out that lethal injection - by far the most common method of execution in those states that still practise capital punishment -
Who, What, Why: How Do You Get Your Face on the Dollar?
Offbeat  (tags: currency, dollar, USA )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has endorsed a young girl's suggestion to feature a woman on printed US currency. But what does it take to get a new face on a $5, or even $50 bill, asks Debbie Siegelbaum.
Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies in U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, death, Enola Gay, hiroshima )

Naoko
- 22 days ago - mainichi.jp
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.
Tobacco Giant to Pay $23bn Damages to Florida Smoker's Widow
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 31 days ago - rt.com
A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge "this runaway verdict."
Sonic Cannons for E. Coast: Obama Approves Oil Exploration Despite 'Threat to Sea Life
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 31 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.
Chicago Police: Gun Laws Blamed for Weekend Killings
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Laws, USA )

Ray
- 37 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Chicago's police chief has blamed weak gun laws after a string of shootings over the holiday weekend that killed at least nine and injured dozens.
US Rights Groups Condemn NSA Spying, Religious Slurs Against Muslim-Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Hacking, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, SciTech, Security, Snowden, USA )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
Following reports on the FBI and NSA's targeting of Muslim-Americans, an alliance of 44 civil rights groups has sent a letter to President Obama, while the NSA faces criticism over racial slurs.
War on Terror Vs. Spying on EU: 'US Can't Have It Both Ways'
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
On the one hand the NSA wants all the allies to work with them on the global war on terror, but on the other hand they still want the "old days" when they could spy on other countries with impunity, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
 

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