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Robert Bridge

Sonic cannons for E. Coast: Obama approves oil exploration despite ‘threat to sea life’
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.

19.07.2014 06:45

Thirsty for justice: Detroit protesters flood streets over water shutdown
Hundreds of demonstrators paraded through Detroit, protesting the city’s decision to terminate water supplies to thousands of residents with delinquent accounts.

19.07.2014 10:29

Obama’s ratings tumble in Germany, Russia in wake of NSA spying, Ukraine crisis
Revelations of the National Security Agency’s global spy program, together with civil strife in Ukraine has severely damaged Barack Obama’s popularity among Brazilians, Germans and Russians, a major US polling agency reported.

18.07.2014 10:45

Exotic mosquito-borne virus makes US premiere, infects 2 in Florida
A disease transmitted by mosquitos has appeared in the US from the Caribbean, with health officials expressing frustration over their inability to control the spread of such pathogens.

18.07.2014 08:00

VA goes missing in action, store workers fix Vietnam vet’s broken wheelchair
Michael Sulsona, 62, served as a US Marine in Vietnam, where he lost both legs in an explosion while on patrol. Some forty years later, it was not the VA that fixed his worn-out wheelchair, but employees at a local store.

17.07.2014 10:38

Slower than paperwork: DHS watchdog says billion-dollar electronic immigration system screwed
Although it’s electronic and cost almost $2 billion dollars to develop, a new automated system for processing immigration forms takes twice as long as filing applications by hand, according to a Department of Homeland Security internal watchdog.

17.07.2014 13:45

Hundreds of US cities set to protest ‘invasion’ of illegal migrants
Nationwide protests aimed to plug the gaping hole in America’s porous border with Mexico and stop the flow of illegal aliens - many of them unaccompanied children – amid mounting costs are scheduled for July 18-19.

17.07.2014 05:34

Texas town goes head-to-head against energy groups over fracking
The small city of Denton, Texas, which sits on a huge natural gas reserve, lost a bid to halt fracking after many hours of public testimony. The oil and gas companies are now threatening litigation if a ban goes into effect.

16.07.2014 11:32

At least 10 killed, more than 370,000 evacuated as powerful typhoon hits Philippines (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Typhoon Rammasun, with wind gusts reaching 200 kilometers per hour (120 mph), has killed at least 10 people as it whipped across the Philippines, shutting down the capital of Manila, and forcing more than 370,000 people to leave their homes.

16.07.2014 05:22

ABC airs Gaza bombing devastation images - says it's in Israel
In the latest case of Western mainstream media confusing the geographical location of warzones, an ABC News anchor described footage of Gaza homes shortly after their destruction by the IDF as belonging to Israel.

11.07.2014 12:27

Five men suing Obama administration after falling into ‘suspicious activity’ file
From photographing public works of art to bulk-buying computers, five Americans now have a record on file with US intelligence agencies for carrying out everyday activities. Thousands of unsuspecting Americans are also tagged in the database.

11.07.2014 10:33

US rights groups condemn NSA spying, religious slurs against Muslim-Americans
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.

10.07.2014 11:33

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