#AceWorldNews – July 14
#AceWorldNews – July 14
Gaza death toll hits 172 as Israel campaign enters 7th day
AFP, Jul 14 2014
GAZA CITY – Israeli strikes on Gaza claimed the lives of a man and a woman early on Monday, medics said, raising the overall death toll to 172 as the campaign entered its seventh day. Both died of injuries sustained in Israeli air strikes on Sunday, when another eight people were killed. Late on Sunday, Israeli strikes killed a 65-year old man in Deir el-Balah, in the southern part of the strip, a 20-year-old in Rafah adjacent to the Egyptian border, and two in Khan Yunis, also in the south. One strike on the northern town of Jabaliya struck a house, killing a 14-year-old boy, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.
160 Dead in Gaza, over 1,000 Injured
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Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, is seeking permission to spray a toxic Agent Orange ingredient across agricultural fields within blocks of thousands of U.S. schools, a report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has warned.
“[H]undreds of thousands of children across the country will be at risk of increased exposure to the harmful chemical compound 2,4-D if the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] approves a new weed killer mixture called ‘Enlist DuoTM,'” the report says.
Thousands of schools to be affected
Dow currently has two applications pending with the EPA: for a new herbicide called Enlist Duo, and for corn and soy genetically modified (GM) to be resistant to that herbicide.
Enlist Duo is composed of the popular herbicide glyphosate (originally marketed by Monsanto under the trade name “Roundup”) and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D. It is designed to kill even weeds that have…
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President Barack Obama is doubling down on outraging a sizeable portion of the American public through policies he is approving regarding the treatment and handling of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.
In recent days, the president has requested $3.7 billion in new spending — spending that is not offset by budget cuts elsewhere, meaning that it would add to the deficit that our children and their children will have to deal with — to “pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border,” The Washington Times reports. White House officials have asked Congress to expedite the request.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (pronounced “Jay”) Johnson said lawmakers had to approve the new funding quickly, in July, adding that, if nothing is done before Congress heads home for…
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