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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday, November 29 2014

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Why Is California Keeping Kelly Savage in Prison for a Crime She Didn’t Commit?

Victoria Law, Truthout: Nearly 19 years after Kelly Savage’s husband killed her 3-year-old son and they both were convicted of murder, she is filing for a writ of habeas corpus, arguing that expert testimony about domestic violence was not included during her trial. Will California allow her a second chance?

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ROTC Brings the Military Home to CUNY

Hannah K. Gold, Truthout: In the 1960s and ’70s, the ROTC was kicked off campuses in the Northeast. Now it’s back, appealing to the most vulnerable students, and bringing military culture along with it.

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Why the Idea of Fair, Affordable Care in the US Is Still a Problem

Liz McFall, The Conversation: Obamacare has another difficult year ahead. The attempt to introduce a more affordable health care system has been notably controversial from the start, and this looks set to continue.

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Touring North Korea? An Interview With Author Robert Willoughby

Peter Handel, Truthout: With its reputation for ultra-secrecy, imprisonment of rogue missionaries and a leadership baffling to outsiders, it’s no wonder few tourists in the United States even think of taking a state-approved tour in North Korea. Meet Robert Willoughby, author of the only dedicated guide to the country.

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The Fracking Rush Hits a Pothole

Emily Schwartz Greco, OtherWords: Low prices at the pump are imperiling oil fracking operations in Texas and North Dakota. Many companies may start losing money or even go broke. While the green-minded may welcome the doom of fracking, there’s a risk cheap oil could speed the pace of climate change.

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Monsters’ Ball on Capitol Hill: A Tale of Congress, Tsunamis and Circuses

Mikey Weinstein, AlterNet: Far more than merely a few elected officials have ceaselessly covered the flanks of the Christian fundamentalist forces that are actively commandeering our US military.

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Katharine Gun’s Risky Truth-Telling

Sam Husseini, Consortium News: Truth-telling can be a dangerous undertaking, especially when done by government insiders trying to expose wrongdoing connected to war-making, as British intelligence official Katharine Gun discovered in blowing the whistle on a pre-Iraq War ploy.

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Cultivating Climate Justice From the Front Lines of the Crisis

Antonia Bruno, Zero Waste World: Following Typhoon Haiyan, survivors in impacted communities in the Philippines came together in a deep expression of solidarity to help each other rebuild their homes and lives.

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Health Insurers Fight Republican Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: While their motivations may be different, the health insurance industry and the Obama administration have created an alliance to push back against Republican attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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Hosni Mubarak Cleared of Conspiring to Kill Protesters in Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

Read the Article at The Guardian

Election Win Puts Rural San Benito County on Anti-Fracking Map

Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times

From Broken Homes to a Broken System

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Ahead of Peru Climate Summit, Cautious Hope for Strong Draft Text

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

The New Threat: “Racism Without Racists”

Read the Article at CNN

Fast-Food Workers Plan National Strikes for December 4

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

Detroit’s Young Gentrifiers Face a Daunting Task in Buying $500 Homes: Evicting Poor Residents

Read the Article at The Guardian

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