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Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal | VICE News

Hundreds of internal NSA documents, declassified and released to VICE News in response to our long-running Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, reveal now for the first time that not only was the truth about the "single email" more complex and nuanced than the NSA disclosed to the public, but that Snowden had a face-to-face interaction with one of the people involved in responding to that email. The documents, made up of emails, talking points, and various records — many of them heavily redacted — contain insight into the NSA's interaction with the media, new details about Snowden's work, and an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the efforts by the NSA, the White House, and US Senator Dianne Feinstein to discredit Snowden.

The trove of more than 800 pages [pdf at the end of this story], along with several interviews conducted by VICE News, offer unprecedented insight into the NSA during this time of crisis within the agency. And they call into question aspects of the US government's long-running narrative about Snowden's time at the NSA.
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Wild Bison Return to Europe After a Century

Wild Bison Return to Europe After a Century | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
"Rewilding" movement spreads across the continent.
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Kids With Mysterious Rash To Be Evacuated From Ontario Reserve

Kids With Mysterious Rash To Be Evacuated From Ontario Reserve | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The cause for the rash-like symptoms still remains a mystery.
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Riveting Video Shows The Harmful Consequences Of Objectifying Women

Riveting Video Shows The Harmful Consequences Of Objectifying Women | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
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Corporate Canada's interference with CRA tax dodge investigations runs deeper than you think

How deep does corporate interference at Canada Revenue Agency actually run?
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It’s the “clock kid” all over again: A 12-year-old Sikh boy is the latest victim of racist terrorism paranoia

It’s the “clock kid” all over again: A 12-year-old Sikh boy is the latest victim of racist terrorism paranoia | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
In Armaan’s case, a nameless “bully” targeted the most vulnerable kid in striking range at his school: a boy with a serious heart condition who was not only the new kid but whose race and religion identified him as an outsider. The bully chose his victim well: the police are vociferously defending their actions despite no evidence of any wrongdoing on Armaan’s part. Instead, at every step of the way, the bully’s lie was supported, endorsed, and reinforced by the actions of every adult authority figure who ought to have known better. That they did not is far more troubling than a child acting cruelly. The institutional response is only comprehensible inside a racist framework that makes it seem reasonable to assume that all brown people are Islamic extremists conspiring to blow up white Americans, and presumed to be guilty rather than innocent.
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Canada Revenue offered amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients in offshore tax 'sham'

Canada Revenue offered amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients in offshore tax 'sham' | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The Canada Revenue Agency offered amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients using what's been called an offshore tax "sham" on the Isle of Man — a reprieve that was supposed to remain secret until it was uncovered by a CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation.
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'Make sure that they're not alone.' Tips for fighting a discriminatory dress code

'Make sure that they're not alone.' Tips for fighting a discriminatory dress code | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Women in Ontario “lose their jobs for objecting to dress codes all the time,” says one legal expert who helps employees in these situations, but there are ways for them to fight back against this kind of discrimination and also protect themselves and their jobs.
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Quebec pushes $1.1B-cement plant through without environmental hearing

Quebec pushes $1.1B-cement plant through without environmental hearing | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The Quebec government is taking legislative action to ensure that a $1.1-billion cement plant being built in the Gaspé region of Quebec doesn't become the subject of public hearings on its environmental impact.
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Paid police suspensions cost Ontario taxpayers more than $13,000 per day, investigation reveals

Paid police suspensions cost Ontario taxpayers more than $13,000 per day, investigation reveals | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
At least 80 police officers in Ontario were on suspension with pay during a three-week period this summer, a National Post investigation has discovered
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8-YEAR-OLD YEMENI CHILD DIES AT HANDS OF 40-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND ON WEDDING NIGHT

8-YEAR-OLD YEMENI CHILD DIES AT HANDS OF 40-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND ON WEDDING NIGHT | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times her age.

Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hard
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Mining Director Busted for Elephant Poisonings

Mining Director Busted for Elephant Poisonings | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
In this week’s crime blotter, getting to the bottom of gruesome elephant killings in Zimbabwe.
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Victory! World’s Largest Spice Company To Go Organic & Non-GMO By 2016

Victory! World’s Largest Spice Company To Go Organic & Non-GMO By 2016 | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
By Nick Meyer Signaling yet another victory for the clean food movement, the largest spice company in the world has announced it will be almost entirely organic and non-GMO by the year 2016. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Because of the organic and non-GMO food boom, other companies such as...More
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Fracking, not water disposal, behind earthquakes: study

Fracking, not water disposal, behind earthquakes: study | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
EDMONTON — New research suggests that hydraulic fracking of oil and gas wells is behind earthquakes caused by humans in Western Canada.A study, published Tuesday by a group of top Canadian researchers, says problems in Alberta and British Columbia aren't being caused by injecting waste water underground.
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See Powerful Pictures of How We're Using and Misusing Water

See Powerful Pictures of How We're Using and Misusing Water | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Why one photographer always finds important stories to tell about water.
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The first world's first solar-powered airport is in Cochin, India

The first world's first solar-powered airport is in Cochin, India | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Cochin International Airport in India last year became the first in the world to be fully powered by solar energy. Now, it's planning to expand its solar capacity.
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Vanishing Canada

Vanishing Canada | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Records deleted, burned, tossed in Dumpsters. A Maclean's investigation on the crisis in government data.
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Mohawk designer's beaded cape offered as gift to Michelle Obama

Mohawk designer's beaded cape offered as gift to Michelle Obama | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
A traditional aboriginal beaded cape, made by an artisan from Kahnawake, Que., was offered as a gift to Michelle Obama from Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau today.
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Public being 'cut out' of First Nations student deaths inquest, lawyer says

Public being 'cut out' of First Nations student deaths inquest, lawyer says | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
An Ontario coroner is being accused "suppressing and keeping secret what should be public" at an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay.
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Men Just Don't Trust Women -- And It's A Huge Problem

Men Just Don't Trust Women -- And It's A Huge Problem | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
It took five months of marriage, eight months of being engaged, and another year of whatever the hell we were doing before we got engaged for me to learn...
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How Canada can move to 100% clean energy

How Canada can move to 100% clean energy | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
A Stanford University team has calculated exactly how Canada can move away from fossil fuels, transitioning 100 per cent to clean-energy through existing technologies. But just how fast we get there is up for debate.
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Untapped loans double Canadian banks oil exposure to $107 billion

Untapped loans double Canadian banks oil exposure to $107 billion | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Canadian banks’ exposure to the struggling oil-and-gas industry totals $107 billion when including untapped credit lines with outstanding loans, according to a review of company filings.

That’s double the $50 billion in total outstanding loans generally highlighted by Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and the country’s four other large lenders in quarterly earnings calls and presentations. The figure represented 2 percent of total lending as of Jan. 31.

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Meet the man who walked for 17 days to keep a promise to his late wife

Meet the man who walked for 17 days to keep a promise to his late wife | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Norman Shewaybick walked more than 1,000 kilometres along the winter ice roads north of Thunder Bay, Ont., carrying his grief at the loss of his wife and dragging the oxygen tank he says could have saved her life.
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Ancient grave in Alberta farmer's field unearths historical mystery

Ancient grave in Alberta farmer's field unearths historical mystery | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
​It was late summer and Brian Rozmahel’s organic hemp crop near Viking, Alta., had already been devastated by drought. One morning as he set out to check some snares something caught his eye that would change him profoundly.
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Canada’s oil industry faces rising threat from its own backyard, IEA warns

Canada’s oil industry faces rising threat from its own backyard, IEA warns | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Rising competition from the United States and Mexico means Canada will need to find new export markets for its oil in future
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