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Lewinsky shadows over Clinton portrait, artist says 3.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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11 of the world's top food museums 2.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
From kimchi to mustard, chocolate to potatoes, these food shrines offer plenty of insight into the local delicacies. In some cases maybe a bit too much.
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Jury Awards Guestworkers Over $14 Million in Landmark Human Trafficking, Forced Labor Case 1.3.2015 Truthout.com
Indian workers demonstrate on June 11, 2008, after being lied to about the status of their visas and forced to work in deplorable conditions by Signal International. (Image: barbndc ) New Orleans - Earlier this month, a jury awarded over $14 million in damages to the plaintiffs of David v. Signal International, the first of a series of lawsuits that together constitute one of the largest human trafficking and forced labor cases in U.S. history. After more than four weeks of testimony and several days of deliberations, the jury found that marine construction company Signal International and its agents engaged in human trafficking, forced labor and racketeering, among other violations. It is “an historic verdict,” said Alan Howard, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, “finding damages against every defendant on every single claim that we brought, and finding punitive damages against every defendant for every claim for which we were entitled to ask for punitive damages.” Signal must pay over $12 million to the ...
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A national cry for criminal justice reform 24.2.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
On the heels of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin tragedies — and in light of more recent injustices like the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican national whom Pasco, Wash., police officers saw fit to shoot multiple times despite his apparent surrender — there’s plenty of reason to despair the sorry state of our criminal justice system and the havoc it wreaks on the lives of too many innocent victims and their families.Read full article ...
Framing the News 21.2.2015 Truthout.com
A few years back I invited a controversial popular blogger as a guest speaker in my Alternative Media class. The students wanted to talk to him about recent press reports accusing him of regularly getting his facts wrong, usually to the advantage of politicians who bought paid ads on his site. In class, to the shock of the students, the blogger defended himself, telling the students that he gets his facts right "over 90 percent of the time." The shock came because any student of journalism knows that anything less than 100 percent accuracy is a failure in the world of journalism, where your professional worth is entwined with your credibility as an accurate reporter. I mention this story because the ongoing controversy over NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams's transgressions from reality has opened a dark, gaping hole piercing the veil of credibility in which much of the media has unduly shrouded themselves for years. The dog ate my peyote Williams appears to be a liar. He fabricates realities that ...
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Framing the News 21.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
A few years back I invited a controversial popular blogger as a guest speaker in my Alternative Media class. The students wanted to talk to him about recent press reports accusing him of regularly getting his facts wrong, usually to the advantage of politicians who bought paid ads on his site. In class, to the shock of the students, the blogger defended himself, telling the students that he gets his facts right "over 90 percent of the time." The shock came because any student of journalism knows that anything less than 100 percent accuracy is a failure in the world of journalism, where your professional worth is entwined with your credibility as an accurate reporter. I mention this story because the ongoing controversy over NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams's transgressions from reality has opened a dark, gaping hole piercing the veil of credibility in which much of the media has unduly shrouded themselves for years. The dog ate my peyote Williams appears to be a liar. He fabricates realities that ...
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How Democrats lost white voters 21.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class ...
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Indian guest workers win $14M award in trafficking case 19.2.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $14.1 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and made to live in squalid conditions after being lured to work for an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company following Hurricane Katrina.
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Federal jury awards Indian workers $14M in labor-trafficking case against Alabama company 19.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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'Carnival Time' in New Orleans: Mardi Gras opens with glitzy balls; then come parades, parties 17.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Storytelling ability connected Brian Williams with viewers but also led to his downfall 15.2.2015 Washington Post
The story of Brian Williams is almost impossible to believe.And that’s just if you include the parts that are real.It’s almost impossible to believe that a kid reporter who couldn’t find his way out of a small-market dead end would get his big-market break operating an off-camera graphics machine in a Washington newsroom.Read full article >>
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New Orleans and its riverfront: City at crucial junction over future of Mississippi waterfront 15.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Businessman who testified against ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 1 year in prison 12.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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NBC suspends Brian Williams as its lead anchor for six months 11.2.2015 Washington Post
NBC said Tuesday night that it is suspending Brian Williams as its lead anchor for six months as a result of a burgeoning scandal involving exaggerated statements he has made about his reporting. The network said that the suspension would be immediate and without pay and that Lester Holt would substitute for Williams while he is out.Read full article >>
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Why did Brian Williams do it? 11.2.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
These are tough times for NBC’s Brian Williams — and tougher times for journalism. The NBC newsman was suspended Tuesday night for six months amid charges that he misremembered or conflated wartime incidents he reported on from Iraq and Israel. He has also come under scrutiny for possible conflations in reporting from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.Read full article ...
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Brian Williams and the cult of the 'action anchor' 11.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
As Brian William takes a few days off, licking his wounds or twisting slowly in the wind, it's worth remembering that network TV news anchors aren’t the celebrities they used to be. 
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Brian Williams gaffe leads him to brink of public impeachment 10.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
Brian Williams gaffe leads him to brink of public impeachment
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Brian Williams and the 'gangs' that terrorized the Ritz-Carlton during Katrina 10.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
There's a story Brian Williams likes to tell. He has told it in a TV interview. He has told it to at least two bookauthors. But even though it had all the makings of a great yarn — danger, guns, resolve — Williams never reported it to his ...
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Was Brian Williams terrorized by gangs at the Ritz-Carlton during Katrina? 9.2.2015 Washington Post
There’s a story Brian Williams likes to tell. He has told it in a TV interview. He has told it to at least two book authors. But even though it had all the makings of a great yarn — danger, guns, resolve — Williams never reported it to his viewers.Read full article >>
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Nation Briefs 9.2.2015 Durango Herald
Brian Williams backs out of Letterman appearanceNEW YORK – Embattled NBC News anchor Brian Williams is backing out of scheduled appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” on Thursday.That news from NBC came Sunday, a day after Williams said he was stepping away from NBC’s “Nightly...
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