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In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment

Israel razes homesIn razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.

Israel says it is resuming the demolitions — condemned by human rights groups as a violation of international law — because it needs more tools to stop a recent wave of Palestinian attacks on Jews.

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Generic drug price spikes of 8,000% draw Senate scrutiny

generc drug price hikeSome low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

A Senate panel met today to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which usually cost 30 to 80 percent less than their branded counterparts.

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Chuck Hagel steps down as defense secretary after months of pressure

Chuck HagelDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post, senior administration officials told Al Jazeera on Monday, following a tenure characterized by an inability to make inroads into the White House's insular foreign policy team.

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, including the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

Prescription heroinVancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.

Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses of the drug to a group of 120 severe addicts. The decision followed a lengthy back and forth with Rona Ambrose, Canada's federal Health Secretary, who opposes the policy.

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Capt. Wayne Brown relieved of duty as commander of warship in San Diego

Capt. Wayne BrownFollowing allegations that Capt. Wayne Brown of the U.S. Navy was verbally abusive with crew members and inappropriate with women, he's been relieved of duty.

An investigation found he had been "hostile" and "offensive" with crew members, and he allegedly inappropriately touched female crew members, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Brown was commanding the USS Boxer ship, which is an important amphibious assault ship.

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Billion-dollar California salad company exploits undocumented migrants, say workers and Teamsters

Migrant workers exploitedA lot of America’s healthy eating options pass through two cream-coloured, windowless buildings in a scruffy California town called Tracy.

Here Taylor Farms, the world’s largest supplier of cut vegetables and salad, packages produce which ends up at Safeway, Walmart and Costco, as well as McDonald’s, Chipotle, Subway and Starbucks.

Taylor Farms has become a billion-dollar success story by selling organic kale, lettuce, tomatoes and other “healthy, wholesome” choices.

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Flamboyant and flawed former DC mayor dies

Marion BarryPresident Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers mourned the death Sunday of Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.,’s flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly-publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine.

Barry died early Sunday morning at the age of 78 at Washington’s United Medical Center. No cause of death was given, but Barry had suffered from a host of ailments including diabetes, prostate cancer, and kidney problems.

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U.S.-China Climate Agreement Won’t Slow Warming Enough, World Bank Says

Global warmingAn agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas emissions won’t slow global warming enough to prevent extreme weather that damages crops, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said.

President Barack Obama committed the U.S. to cut emissions more quickly under the deal, announced Nov. 12 in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping. For its part, China pledged for the first time to cap its emissions.

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St. Louis County Police Violate Court Order By Arresting Journalist Standing on Sidewalk

Ferguson journalist arrestedA credentialed member of the media was arrested in Ferguson around 11:40 pm Saturday night. The arrest appeared to violate a court order issued Friday prohibiting the police from arresting law-abiding journalists.

Lieutenant Jerry Lohr of the Saint Louis County Police Department later told myself and other members of the media that the journalist was arrested for "failure to disperse" from a street, despite the fact that I, as well as approximately one hundred other protesters and media clearly witnessed the arrest take place on the sidewalk.

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