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As Brazil's Rain Forest Burns Down, Planet Heats Up
Environment  (tags: Brazil, rain_forest, deforestation, Amazon )

Pretty
- 2544 days ago - mcclatchydc.com
TAILANDIA, Brazil -- For more than a decade, Vigilio de Souza Pereira has carved his living out of the thick Amazon rain forest around his ranch in northern Brazil. When Pereira needs more land for his crops and cattle, he cuts more virgin jungle...
New Osama Tape Doesn't Threaten
World  (tags: Bin_Laden, tape, threats )

Pretty
- 2545 days ago - blogs.abcnews.com
ABC News' Jonathan Karl Reports: ABC News has obtained a transcript of the latest taped message from Osama bin Laden. Sources tell ABC News the tape, bin Laden's first message in three years, is approximately 30 minutes long...
Dazed Bush Forgets What Country He's in, What Summit He's at
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush, dazed, lost, stupid, embarrassing )

Pretty
- 2545 days ago - rawstory.com
President Bush's trademark struggles with the finer points of public speaking were on full display Friday, when he thanked his "Austrian" hosts for inviting him to this year's "OPEC" summit.
Pope Says Abortion "Not a Human Right"
Society & Culture  (tags: Pope_Benedict, abortion, human_right )

Pretty
- 2545 days ago - today.reuters.com
VIENNA (Reuters) - Pope Benedict rejected the concept that abortion could be considered a human right on Friday and urged European leaders to do everything possible to raise birth rates and make their countries more child-friendly.
Rabies Has Been Eliminated From the US Dog Population After Decades of Vaccinations and Pet Licensing Toward That Goal, the US C
Animals  (tags: CDC, rabies, eliminated, canine )

Pretty
- 2545 days ago - rawstory.com
Rabies has been eliminated from the US dog population after decades of vaccinations and pet licensing toward that goal, the US Centers for Disease Control announced Friday."The elimination of canine rabies in the United States represents one of the major
Federal Court Stikes Down Part of USA Patriot Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Patriot_Act, Federal_Court, Constitution )

Pretty
- 2546 days ago - rawstory.com
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero today stated that a section of the updated USA PATRIOT ACT "offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers," and struck down the provision...
Salon: Former CIA Officers Report Bush 'Didn't Give a F**K About Intelligence'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: WMD, Bush, intelligence, CIA )

Pretty
- 2547 days ago - rawstory.com
Months before the Iraq invasion, President Bush apparently ignored a 2002 Oval Office briefing in which CIA director George Tenet provided the president with intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction...
Fake Osama Comes Within 30 Feet of Bush Hotel
World  (tags: Fake_Osama, Australian, security, Bush_hotel )

Pretty
- 2547 days ago - rawstory.com
Australian comedians dressed as Osama Bin Laden and other members of the terrorist's entourage organized a phony motorcade that was stopped only 30 feet from the hotel of President Bush, who is in Sydney for a summit meeting.
50 Years Later, Lamenting State of Civil Rights Division
Society & Culture  (tags: Civil_Rights_Division, segregation, 50_years, change? )

Pretty
- 2547 days ago - mcclatchydc.com
WASHINGTON -- The first flare-ups of civil unrest were spreading across the segregated South in early 1961 as newly appointed Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy sat hunched over a map of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The Joy of Snooping
Society & Culture  (tags: germ_warfare_labs, aircraft_bases, clandestine, guide )

Pretty
- 2547 days ago - truthdig.com
Truthdig's James Harris and Josh Scheer speak with Harry Helms, author of "Top Secret Tourism: Your Travel Guide to Germ Warfare Laboratories, Clandestine Aircraft Bases and Other Places in the United States You're Not Supposed to Know About," which...
 
 
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