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Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.

Chemicals Turn Genes On And Off; New Tests Needed, Scientists Say

Unborn children could have major health risks. A group composed of several dozen researchers met in Washington, D.C. in late September to discuss the harmful effects of chemicals that people encounter on a daily basis to their health and well-being. These epigenetic effects can lead to serious health issues such as diabetes and cancer. The […]

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Raw Sewage is Being Dumped Into San Francisco Bay

Over 13 million gallons of raw sewage is entering the streams and lakes of San Francisco Bay.  Treatment plants in this area had an alarming 2,048 separate spills in the year 2008.  This is a problem that has been going on for decades. The pollution started in the SF Bay during the Gold Rush boom […]

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Presidential Powers and Cybersecurity Emergencies

In a national emergency the President has the power to completely shut down the internet in the US.  Some members of Congress are trying to even expand presidential control over the internet. Senate Bill 773, the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, is making its way though Congress and would give the President additional power to “declare […]

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Global Politicians Blame Each Other and Ignore Climate Change

Climate change is causing species extinction at a rate approximately 1,000 times normal. Leading politicians seldom take a strong stand on the crisis.  Instead it is easy for countries to blame each other and do nothing specific to address the issue. The United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen is quickly approaching and climate change is […]

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1.2 billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards

India’s 1.2 billion citizens are to be issued biometric ID cards. These ID cards are an attempt to improve delivery of India’s public services. They will hold the person’s name, age, birth date, fingerprint and iris scan. A giant computer will hold the personal details of at least 600 million citizens, making this system on […]

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