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Wal-Mart and Exxon have this in common: Big checks, famed nonprofits and corporate greenwashing

You’ll be amazed by the famed do-good organizations that take checks from companies they should keep close eyes on<p><i>Big Oil and Gas</i><p>In 2012 Time magazine reported that the U.S. branch of the Sierra Club – one of America’s oldest conservation organizations – had accepted more than $25 million from the …

Post-Snowden, the NSA's future rests on Admiral Rogers' shoulders | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its electronic spying programs, the abuses of government revealed in the wake of the Watergate scandal are very much on his mind.<p>NSA Director Adm. Michael …

West Virginia school accused of covering up sexual assaults on girls

State officials in West Virginia have filed a civil rights lawsuit against a middle school, alleging that it covered up the sexual assault of at least two girls by two male students who are relatives of employees of the school district.<p>The compaint alleges that the two boys sexually assaulted …

The truth behind the spin: What BP doesn’t want you to know about the Gulf oil spill

The energy company insists the Gulf has recovered. The people who live there say it still has a long way to go.<p>The best time to find tarballs on Louisiana’s shorelines is directly after a thunderstorm, when the waves churn up the oil carpeting the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and deposit its …

FCC chairman says there will be no Internet 'fast lane'

During a speech in Los Angeles, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler again defends his stance on Net neutrality and tries to reassure the public that he wants to keep the Internet open for all.<p>LOS ANGELES -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler tried once again to reassure the public that …

Net Neutrality

Transgender students protected under Title IX, DOE says

Tucked away in a document on reducing sexual assault at school – part of an unprecedented effort by the Obama administration to address such abuse – …