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China Moves on Cap-and-Trade, US Stuck with Science-Incredulous GOP

China Moves on Cap-and-Trade, US Stuck with Science-Incredulous GOP
China is moving to institute a cap-and-trade system that would begin to limit the powerhouse's coal emissions. The US is stuck with a GOP that doesn't even believe in climate change, and whose president must go it alone as best he can.
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Talking Head Keeps Talking: Fox News Pundit Issues Non-Apology Over 'Chinaman' Comment

Talking Head Keeps Talking: Fox News Pundit Issues Non-Apology Over 'Chinaman' Comment
Fox News resident "Democrat" pundit on The Five went on a rant against what he called the "chinaman" and then later issued a non-apology apology.
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US Prepares Unprecedented Cyberspying Indictment of Chinese Military Officials

US Prepares Unprecedented Cyberspying Indictment of Chinese Military Officials
The United States is preparing to announce first-of-its-kind criminal charges Monday against Chinese military officials in an international cyberspying case, a government official said. The indictments will accuse individuals of participating in cyber-espionage on behalf of a foreign government, said the official, who revealed this information only on grounds of anonymity because this person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the case in advance of the official announcement.
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Eric Tucker
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Search Moves Underwater: Crews Employ Sub in Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane

Search Moves Underwater: Crews Employ Sub in Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane
Search crews will send a sub deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday for the first time to try to determine whether signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane's black boxes, the Australian head of the search said.
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Margie Mason
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Defense Secretary Tours Chinese Aircraft Carrier as First Foreign Visitor Aboard

Defense Secretary Tours Chinese Aircraft Carrier as First Foreign Visitor Aboard
The United States' campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday, but efforts to get the Asian giant to be more transparent about other defense operations, including cybersecurity, have so far lagged behind. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship, according to Chinese leaders.
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Lolita C. Baldor
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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found? French Satellite Spots Possible Debris Field in Indian Ocean

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found? French Satellite Spots Possible Debris Field in Indian Ocean
A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have." Eighteen days into the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the latest satellite images are the first to suggest that a debris field from the plane — rather than just a few objects — may be floating in the southern Indian Ocean, though no wreckage has been confirmed.
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Rob Griffith and Todd Pitman
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New Global Study Finds Canada Lagging Behind China on Climate Change Legislation

New Global Study Finds Canada Lagging Behind China on Climate Change Legislation
A new study released this week that examines nearly 500 pieces of legislation in 66 countries finds Canada lags behind many countries, including China, when it comes to advancing a plan to reduce climate change pollution and fossil fuel usage. According to Globe International, the organization behind the study, Canada currently "has no comprehensive federal climate change legislation."
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NSA Still Has No Clue What Edward Snowden Took

NSA Still Has No Clue What Edward Snowden Took
About six months after Edward Snowden began leaking documents from inside the NSA, the agency still has no clue what the former contractor took with him when he tapped into classified documents. This might be the most damning element of the whole story.
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Manufacturing Unemployment: Free Trade with Low-Income Countries on the Rise

Manufacturing Unemployment: Free Trade with Low-Income Countries on the Rise
Many of the existing free trade agreements have seriously ill effects on income inequality, and experts agree that the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership could further damage the hurting U.S. manufacturing industry. What does it mean for the average local labor market? "Increased unemployment, decreased labor-force participation, and increased use of disability and other transfer benefits."
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Rare Victory Against China's Controversial Labor Camps

Rare Victory Against China's Controversial Labor Camps
A woman who became a symbol for the groundswell of opposition to China's labor camp system scored a rare victory Monday in an appeal for compensation in a case that generated a huge public outcry. The Hunan Provincial People's High Court ruled in favor of Tang Hui, who last year was sentenced to 18 months in a labor camp for petitioning for harsher penalties for the men who abducted, raped and prostituted her 11-year-old daughter.
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Gillian Wong
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