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Those of you still eating pork, can you view this video and still want that ham sandwich? Is bacon really so tasty that it’s worth this horrific price?
For those who believe this kind of abuse must be limited to only a handful of facilities, think again. Mercy for Animals founder Nathan Runkle recently told Harper’s Magazine: ”We have never found a facility where there wasn’t abuse. Finding it is not the issue. Our challenge is just to have a camera there when it happens.” [EXTRACT]
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By Hadas Gold
“The president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive,: the New York Republican said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The reality is the NSA has saved thousands of lives not just in the United States but in France, Germany and throughout Europe.”
Last week, there were news reports that the NSA has conducted monitored millions of European phone calls, including tapping the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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King said “it bothers the hell out of me” when people in his own party like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) “try to exalt” NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
“Quite frankly, the NSA has done so much for our country and so much for the president, he’s the commander in chief. He should stand with the NSA,” King said.
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By Catherine Boyle, CNBC.com
FRANCK ROBICHON / EPA
Janet Yellen’s nomination to the post of Federal Reserve Board Chairman elevates her to the highest echelons of economic power, and may make her the most powerful woman on the planet.
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News
“NEW YORK — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country poses “absolutely no threat to the world,” and sanctions that have crippled its economy are “violent — pure and simple.”
In his first address to the world body, hours after President Barack Obama spoke, Rouhani also said he is prepared to engage in “time-bound” talks to resolve the dispute over Tehran‘s nuclear program.
Rouhani’s closely watched visit to the United Nations followed a series of diplomatic overtures the centrist-leaning cleric has made to the West since he was elected to replace hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and he stressed his moderate credentials.”