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Citigroup Nears $7 Billion Settlement: Are Banks Chastened, Post-Crisis?
Business  (tags: society, business, dishonesty, Big BAnks, mortgage crisis, fines, power, money, usa, world, corporate, consumers, corruption, money, news )

Cal
- 22 hours ago - csmonitor.com
Many big banks have had to pay billion-dollar fines since 2008 for wrongdoing. The money may have caught banks' attention, but they are still big, powerful, and capable of risky behavior.
Texas Gov. Perry to Deploy 1,000 National Guard Troops to Border Monday, 21 Jul 2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, terrorism, troops, SupremeCourt, obama, politics, propaganda, news, military, media, healthcare, housing, government, ethics, freedoms, crime, democrats, dishonesty, economy, elections, congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, abuse, americ )

O O
- 1 day ago - newsmax.com
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he plans sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on non President Berry S. Perry gave no indication
CALIFRONIA HALTS INJECTION OF FRACKING WASTE, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers
Environment  (tags: climate-change, water, environment, government, healthconditions, pollution )

Sherri
- 13 hours ago - propublica.org
CA officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluid toxins into aquifers.
5 Innocuous Activities That Can Get You Put in the Govt.'s Anti-Terrorism Database
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: counter-terrorism, spying, civil liberties )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
5 U.S. citizens say they were put into a counter terrorism database for harmless activities like photographing landmarks.
Journalistic Malpractice: The Media Enables the Right-Wing Politicization of Science
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: journalism, science, reporting, media, bias, ignorance )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
From Hobby Lobby to climate change, journalistic disinformation happens all the time.
VIDEO: John Oliver Nails the Prison Industrial Complex--'It Seems a Little Draconian and a Lot Racist'
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, jails, prison-industrial complex, injustice, videos, commentary )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
John Oliver's Sunday night rant took on the prison system and the racist drug war last night, and he managed to both prick the conscience and be hilarious at the same time, which has pretty much become the HBO comedian's brand.
ACTION! HE'S A HERO! Please Reinstate the Massachusetts' Town Highway Superintendent Fired For Rescuing Pet Cat - The Petition S
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Rescue, Cat Rescue, Kitten Rescue, Massachusetts Highway Director Fired For, Give Back Highway Superintendent Mackie , ACTION! )

Michelle
- 9 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
With this petition we respectfully request consideration of the broader benefits Mr. Mackie provided by his actions and encourage town officials to reinstate him to the three positions he held in May. Please don't punish him for rescuing a kitten in need!
In Poland, Hedgehogs Find a Saviour
Animals  (tags: animals, conservation, endangered, environment, habitat, hgdgehogs, protection, rescued, sadness, wildanimals, wildlife )

Kathy
- 22 hours ago - phys.org
Too weak to stand on his feet after swallowing poison for garden slugs, Smoky the hedgehog is fighting for his life. Thanks to a devoted Polish animal lover, he has a chance. Andrzej Kuziomski set up Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter after as-->
For Netanyahu, Gaza War's Risks Are Rising
World  (tags: middle-east, Israel, Palestine, war, violence, death, ethics, politics, news, world, crime )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
It was Netanyahu's own calls for vengeance on Hamas after the murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank last month that set the stage for a Gaza operation without clearly defined and attainable strategic objectives.
Three New Mexico Teens Charged With Killing Homeless Men
Society & Culture  (tags: Albuquerque NM, murder, homeless, crime, society, police, news, humans, children, family, ethics, law, sadness, violence, death )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - cnn.com
The boys -- 15, 16 and 18 -- used bricks and a metal pole to kill the men, according to a criminal complaint accusing each of them of two counts of murder. The 15-year-old told an investigator that the trio "randomly" attacked over 50 homeless people.
 
 
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