June 07, 2010 — US journalist Helen Thomas has been covering the White House since the Kennedy Administration, she plans to retire later this year but not because she wants too. She made some very controversial remarks regarding Israel lately that have gotten her into some trouble. Danny Schechter says that Helen Thomas spoke emotionally at the time, she made a retracement later on her website but for now she has been hung by her own words.
Monday, June 7, 2010
June 07, 2010 — — In the past few weeks the U.S. has witnessed an aggressive crack down on whistleblowers. For many the Obama administration's tough investigative stance on unauthorized press leaks goes against the president's own election promises to bring back openness and transparency. Moreover, some journalists now accuse the Obama government of actually attacking press freedom
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June 07, 2010 — Helen Thomas faces criticism for comments she now regrets
June 07, 2010 — Tornadoes and thunderstorms in the US state of Ohio have left seven people dead and 50 homes destroyed. The weather also forced the shutdown of a nuclear plant in Michigan leaving thousands without power. Investigators promise it soon will be operating again. In Illinois, at least 50 houses were also destroyed. More tornadoes are forecast. (Amateur video shows tornado touching down in Yates City, Illinois)
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June 07, 2010 — Over a dozen people have been injured after a stampede in a world cup warm-up match in South Africa. It's believed the offer of free admission and the fact there was just one entrance gate caused the crush in the game between Nigeria and North Korea. It happened at a stadium just outside Johannesburg and comes just days before the start of the World Cup. FIFA says it was not responsible for the ticketing of the game and said the stadium in question will not be used for the tournament.
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