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Ecuador court clears way for unlimited presidential terms 1.11.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Ecuador's Constitutional Court has given lawmakers the green light to set new rules on term limits that would allow President Rafael Correa to extend his rule beyond 2017. Ecuador's constitution, which was adopted by referendum under Correa in 2008, only allows two consecutive terms for public office holders, including the president. In its decision, the Constitutional Court also approved several amendments that had been voted for by ...
What would Hello Kitty eat? Food scenes from Hello Kitty Con 1.11.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
The first-ever Hello Kitty Convention kicked off in Little Tokyo on Thursday and will be gracing Los Angeles through Sunday. The completely sold-out event has taken over the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and everything is now pink, rainbow and adorable.
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Sharon Stone signs on for 'Agent X' on TNT 1.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone is coming to television.
Time gap, lost evidence weigh in Bosnian immigration case 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
A federal judge heard arguments on whether to dismiss charges against Zdenko Jakisa of Forest Lake, accused of lying in order to emigrate to the United States 16 years ago.
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Pumpkins: Orange is the new green 1.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Pumpkin may seem like a cynical seasonal fad, but Maggie Lake finds it may be a "new lasting trend."
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From a Federal Disaster to the World Series: West Coast trawl fishermen are turning their fishery around 1.11.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Shems Jud Astoria, Oregon fisherman Kevin Dunn is familiar to EDF’s Pacific Ocean team because we worked with him closely to redesign fishing nets and reduce bycatch. Now he’s becoming familiar to millions of others through a Whole Foods Market commercial that debuted during the World Series. The Whole Foods ad is a great illustration of a simple but powerful idea: well-designed fishery management systems can not only result in conservation gains and a healthier environment, but also economic gains for the people that rely on the ocean for their livelihood. This has been a big year for fishermen in the West Coast groundfish catch share program. It received a sustainability certification from the Marine Stewardship Council and an upgrade in sustainability ratings from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program for many of the fish they catch. When the MSC certified the fishery sustainable, it noted that this was the most diverse and complex fishery ever considered for certification, and emphasized ...
Government Spending Boosts Q3 Economic Growth 1.11.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy grew by a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years, screamed one headline this week. That is all we need to know to understand why U.S. economic growth is finally returning to the long term average that has prevailed since the Great Depression. This is in spite of the Great Recession and a busted housing bubble that is taking years to recover, record wealth inequality that has kept consumers from spending, and ultra-conservative House Republicans that have refused to allow even the most basic public works spending; such as to repair and replace the roads and bridges that have so fallen into disrepair, not to speak of keeping up with the educational needs of a growing population. Graph: Calculated Risk This first graph from Calculated Risk shows the increasing contribution to GDP for residential investment (RI) and state and local governments since 2005. It's the beginning ...
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Prosecutors oppose new trial in 1980s MN serial murder case 1.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Billy Glaze, convicted of murdering three women, doesn't deserve a new trial despite recent DNA evidence, prosecutors say. A Hennepin County judge will have the final say.
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Pork chop feasts at L.A.-area restaurants 31.10.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
My husband loves to tell the story of a restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., where, in his memory, a huge pork chop was served with a knife sticking out of it. And while he dug into that chop, a crescendo of arguing and cursing issued from the kitchen. Apparently one of the cooks had suddenly realized...
Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically-Engineered Food Is a Must 31.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look around. Heavy artillery is hiding behind the apples. Troops are advancing on the corn and papaya. A bomb is buried in the salmon. When we talk about labeling genetically-modified (GMO) food, pretend we're standing amidst the fresh meats and produce. Here is where GMO labeling will make the biggest difference. Here is where it matters right now. Elsewhere in the market, 80 percent of prepackaged food products in the U.S. already contain GMOs. But in the fresh section, we are at the cusp of seeing genetically-modified foods introduced en masse. This GMO-free refuge will not last. Genetically-modified fresh foods -- most notably AquaBounty's AquAdvantage transgenic salmon and the non-browning Arctic Apple -- are lined up for imminent FDA approval. Unless we demand mandatory GMO labeling, these products will soon sit alongside their non-GMO counterparts, ...
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How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California Election to Oust Refinery Critics 31.10.2014 Democracy Now!
The oil giant Chevron is being accused of attempting to buy the city government of Richmond, California. The company has spent more than $3 million to back a slate of pro-Chevron candidates for mayor and city council ahead of Tuesday's election. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Chevron has paid for TV attack ads, purchased space on virtually every billboard in town, funded a flood of mailers and financed a fake “news” website run by a Chevron employee. The move comes two years after a massive fire at Chevron's oil refinery in Richmond sent 15,000 residents to the hospital. It was the third refinery fire since 1989 in the city. The city of Richmond responded to the latest fire by suing Chevron, accusing officials of placing profits and executive pay over public safety. We speak to one of the politicians being targeted, outgoing Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. She was elected mayor of Richmond in 2006, becoming the first Green Party official to represent a city of more than 100,000. Due to mayoral ...
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Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins Calls for a "Green New Deal for New York" 31.10.2014 Democracy Now!
In New York state, the Green Party hopes to make major gains in the race for governor. Its candidate, Howie Hawkins, is taking on incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and Libertarian Michael McDermott. Hawkins is one of more than 200 Green candidates running for office across the country on Tuesday. Hawkins is calling for a “new Green Deal” that includes public jobs for the unemployed, single-payer healthcare, a ban on fracking and a 100 percent clean-energy future. Last week, he participated in four-way gubernatorial debate where Democracy Now! co-host Juan González questioned Cuomo about his record of dealing with corruption.
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How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California Election to Oust Refinery Critics 31.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Also see: Chevron's "Company Town" Fights Back: An Interview With Gayle McLaughlin The oil giant Chevron is being accused of attempting to buy the city government of Richmond, California. The company has spent more than $3 million to back a slate of pro-Chevron candidates for mayor and city council ahead of Tuesday’s election. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Chevron has paid for TV attack ads, purchased space on virtually every billboard in town, funded a flood of mailers and financed a fake “news” website run by a Chevron employee. The move comes two years after a massive fire at Chevron’s oil refinery in Richmond sent 15,000 residents to the hospital. It was the third refinery fire since 1989 in the city. The city of Richmond responded to the latest fire by suing Chevron, accusing officials of placing profits and executive pay over public safety. We speak to one of the politicians being targeted, outgoing Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. She was elected mayor of Richmond in 2006, becoming the ...
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38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it 31.10.2014 Ezra Klein
The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library's worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability. In ...
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At Temple, a central campus green is planned 31.10.2014 Philly.com News
Temple University is to roll out a master plan Friday that calls for a new library, an interdisciplinary science building, and a full city block of green space - more than the urban campus has had.
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Christian Center is hosting pumpkin patch 31.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Christian Center is hosting a Community Pumpkin Patch, which is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The patch offers over 1,000 pumpkins to choose from All proceeds from the pumpkin sales will support the youth mission trip to Africa. Steamboat Christian Center is located at 821 Dougherty Road off of U.S. Highway 40. Benefit auction for Logan Green will be held Saturday A benefit auction for Logan Green, a 5-year-old boy fighting a rare type of cancer, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Donations have been made to help Logan and his family, and the doors are open to everyone. The silent auction begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m., with the live auction immediately following, conducted by Kody May. There also will be food and drinks. Registration now open for Steamboat Nordic Camp The 12th annual Steamboat Nordic Camp Dec. 13 and 14 and registration is now open. The camp is hosted by Ski Haus, Lake Catamount Touring Center and Steamboat Ski ...
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Chocolate companies offer “mixed-bag” on women’s rights 31.10.2014 Press releases

Chocolate companies offer “mixed-bag” on women’s rights

Leading chocolate companies Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle have made some progress on their 2013 promises to improve gender equality in their cocoa supply chains but significant gaps still remain, according to an independent evaluation published today.

The Economic Benefits Of 'Going Green' 31.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Between the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, October as National Energy Action Month, and mid-term elections on the horizon, now is the perfect time of year to consider how going green can actually be beneficial in ways you never considered. Being environmentally conscious can not only improve the environment and quality of life, but your budget as well. Believe it or not, the idea that investments in green cost too much upfront and don’t pay off in the end is a misconception. Brought to you through our partnership with NRG, here are a few ways to go green and put some cash in your ...
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'Green News Report' - October 30, 2014 31.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Sit down and shut up!': Superstorm Sandy recovery stalled, 2 years later; The Weather Channel repudiates its climate change-denying co-founder; PLUS: 'It's not too late': the stark yet hopeful message in the UN's final climate science report... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Toxic chemicals skyrocket near fracking sites; Solar energy to hit grid parity in U.S. by 2016; Libertarian 'think tank' sues White House over climate change video; Did Nuclear Regulatory Commission secretly alter earthquake standards?; Nuclear industry failing to address climate change; Monsanto targeting Millennials; Hope fades for trapped coal miners; CA: ...
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Jerks Like This Make Us Wonder If We Even Deserve Halloween Anymore 31.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Halloween is supposed to be easy to love. After all, it's the only holiday in which your sole obligation is to have fun, help others have fun, or, if you're a total grouch, just stay home with the doorbell muted. We get to dress up -- or dress our kids, pets and houses up -- using our creativity and costume-design skills to scare, amuse and impress others. At least that's what Halloween is supposed to be. In recent years, however, the basic tenets of the holiday seem to have given rise to idiocy and excess, sometimes very real and sometimes mistakenly perceived. Perhaps most visibly, social media has provided a platform to the people who think the "too-soon" costumes are edgy, and the "not-in-a-million-years" ones are downright hilarious. But it's not just the costumes. For some reason, around Oct. 31, people have a strange tendency to take everything too far. The outrage machine then gets cranked up and Halloween ends up being a sad reminder of why we can't have nice things. So, to the people and things ...
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