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February 13, 2013 | 5:04 pm

Navy SEAL Involved in bin Laden Killing Finds Support in Washington

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By Aaron Glantz, Center for Investigative Reporting The Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden was on Capitol Hill attending a series of private conversations Tuesday with congressional leaders. The meetings came a day after a story in Esquire revealed that the man who killed the al-Qaida leader was unemployed and waiting for […]

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February 11, 2013 | 11:45 am

Navy Seal Who Killed Osama bin Laden Unemployed, Waiting For Disability Benefits

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By Aaron Glantz, Center for Investigative Reporting The Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is unemployed and waiting for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In an exclusive story for Esquire by Phil Bronstein of the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Shooter adds many details to what already is known […]

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Transcript: Glenn Greenwald, Mark Bowden Debate ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Depiction of Torture

January 11, 2013 | 3:21 pm

Transcript: Glenn Greenwald, Mark Bowden Debate ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Depiction of Torture

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The film Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. But the movie has also drawn a substantial amount of criticism, including from senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain, for promoting what they say is the idea that torture played a role in […]

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Video: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi at USF

September 28, 2012 | 11:00 pm

Video: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi at USF

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Update Saturday: A video of Aung San Suu Kyi’s appearance at USF has been posted on YouTube. Before she spoke, Mayor Ed Lee presented Suu Kyi with the key to the city, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said San Francisco was home to the largest Burmese-American population in the country, introduced her. Many […]

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August 15, 2012 | 12:48 pm

Money From Pro-Israel Ad Goes to Human Rights Group

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it will donate proceeds from a controversial pro-Israel ad to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In a statement released yesterday, the agency condemned the ad, but said it would not remove it: The recent ad has no value in facilitating constructive dialogue or advancing the cause of […]

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Stanford Researchers Estimate More Deaths from Fukushima Fallout

July 19, 2012 | 11:49 am

Stanford Researchers Estimate More Deaths from Fukushima Fallout

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by Susanne Rust, California Watch New research suggests that the cancer and death toll from Fukushima may be higher than previously claimed. According to a team of Stanford University researchers, most of these deaths will likely occur in Japan, but there could be as many as 30 casualties from radiation exposure in North America. These numbers […]

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June 18, 2012 | 4:12 pm

Wells Fargo Looking for a Cut of India’s Rich Remittance Market

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By Charla Bear Wells Fargo wants a bigger piece of the billions of dollars Indian expatriates will send home this year. The bank just announced it’s dramatically expanded its remittance service for Indian customers. It can be a long, complicated process to send funds toIndia. Just ask Veera Srinivasan, one of a quarter-million Indian expats […]

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Video: Huge Dock Washed Ashore on Oregon Coast is Debris From Japan Tsunami

June 6, 2012 | 1:11 pm

Video: Huge Dock Washed Ashore on Oregon Coast is Debris From Japan Tsunami

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From the Oregonian: Japanese officials have confirmed that a huge dock that washed ashore on the Oregon coast is debris from last year’s tsunami – the first to reach the state from the disaster in Japan. The tsunami cut the dock loose in Misawa, a northern Japanese city struck by powerful waves on March 11, […]

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May 30, 2012 | 9:13 am

Kara Swisher, Mike Daisey Go at it on Twitter

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Remember when monologist Mike Daisey was forced to admit on This American Life that significant parts of his popular show about worker abuses at Apple contractor Foxconn’s Shenzen, China plant were fabricated? Well sensitivities around that issue are running high today, as Daisey took offense at a dig aimed at him by tech journalist Kara […]

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May 29, 2012 | 11:25 am

AP: Schwarzenegger, Brown Used 9/11 Funds to Plug Deficits

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervor and use it to help victims’ families and law enforcement. Their answer: specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, “We Will Never Forget.” Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was […]

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