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Monday, June 27, 2011

War Zone

Afghan hospital bombing kills 60

Libya bombing campaign enters 100th day

House rebukes Obama but won't halt funds for Libya
Sadr supporters ready for attacks on US troops
France to build high-speed rail line in Iraq

USA

KCK abortion clinic says it will be denied a license
Ind. move to cut Planned Parenthood funds blocked

NY Gov. Cuomo signs gay marriage law

California Strike Highlights Hospitals' Skewed Priorities

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Union representatives arrested during Pleasanton strike

Detroit's Head Start program in peril
L.A. Unified schools face tough choices on final layoffs
Taylor Hackford reelected president of the Directors Guild of America
Experts challenge Home Depot building design, codes after Joplin tornado

McCormick Place mulls making workers public employees
NLRB election proposal draws union praise, GOP flak
SAG, AFTRA renew merger effort

The Economy

 

Around the World...

Britain
Labour Party 'must change to win'

Fury over Gove's 'strikebreaking' call
Canada

Canada Post promises mail delivery Tuesday
Canadians among world’s heaviest internet users
Broken water hose tosses worker onto van

Could Election Reform Make a Difference?
Greece
Greek communists storm Acropolis
Peru
Peru anti-mining protesters killed in clashes

Our Environment

Canada wins battle to keep asbestos off hazardous list

IAEA states for stricter nuclear controls, funding unclear
Solar tunnel powers part of Paris-Amsterdam train line

'Old' GM to pay $2.8M to settle mercury claims in 12 states
Heatwave forecast brings health warning from Met Office
Scientists find holes in Klamath River dam removal plan
EPA Delays Rules for Factory Boilers

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‘Safety Myth’ Left Japan Ripe for Nuclear Crisis
New Law in Kansas Seen as a Threat to Abortions
Deal Will Avert Plan to Lay Off City Teachers
Connecticut Budget Is Upended as State Workers Reject Deal
Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush
Wisconsin Judge Said to Have Attacked Colleague
Investigators Look for Clues in Wreckage of Amtrak Crash
Atop TV Sets, a Power Drain That Runs Nonstop

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