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EPA Casts Doubt On Efficacy Of Pesticide Linked To Dwindling Bee Populations

mintpressnews.com — WASHINGTON - Environmentalists and those pushing for the weakened use of chemicals in agriculture say they are bolstered by a new study from the U.S. government that strongly questions the efficacy of one of the most common pesticides used on soybeans. The class of pesticides under investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency is known as neonicotinoids, or neonics.

Pinochet’s Chile: A Playground For Complicit Foreigners

mintpressnews.com — Ongoing investigations into human rights violations committed during Augusto Pinochet's U.S.-backed dictatorship in Chile between 1973 and 1990 have led Judge Mario Carroza to visit the former detention and torture center known as Colonia Dignidad ("Dignity Colony"), later renamed Villa Baviera (Villa Bavaria).

Federal Gov. May Crack Down On Colleges Who Produce Graduate Incapable Of Paying Back Student Loans

mintpressnews.com — WASHINGTON - For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.
Oct 30, 2014

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Crucifixion Sentence Of Political Dissident Sparks Backlash That Threatens Saudi Monarchy

mintpressnews.com — Al Saud may not have realized the storm of criticism and furor it was inviting when a popular Shiite cleric was violently arrested, jailed and ultimately sentenced to death. As the political and religious leader withers in jail, dissent is simmering to a boil within Saudi borders.
Oct 30, 2014

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Rasmea Odeh: Raped And Tortured By Israel, Now Being Prosecuted By The U.S.

mintpressnews.com — In 1969, Rasmea Odeh was tortured until she confessed to a crime she denies committing. After a decade in an Israeli prison, she was released and eventually became a U.S. citizen. She now stands to lose her citizenship for not reporting the conviction she refuses to accept.