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FSRN Weekly Edition – January 30, 2015

U.S. Senate votes 62-36 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Prosecutorial discretion at heart of lawsuit challenging executive action on immigration Mexico ends probe of 43 disappeared students; families still demand proof Nuclear deal...

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 10:59 am

From Skid Row to Beverly Hills: counting Los Angeles County’s homeless population

The country’s largest  count of homeless people took place this week in Los Angeles. The census included visits from two cabinet members and a legal victory for local veterans who live outside. But as...

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 10:48 am

Slideshow: Homeless census taking in Los Angeles

All photos by Lena Nozizwe. Hear and read her accompanying report here.

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:29 am

U.S. Senate votes 62-36 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

The U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday to force President Barack Obama to make a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Ashley Westerman reports from Washington, DC. Download Audio After two weeks...

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:04 pm

Prosecutorial discretion at the heart of a lawsuit challenging executive action on immigration

A lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration is before a federal court in Brownsville, Texas. Twenty-five states – including Texas – signed onto the case seeking an injunction to block expansion...

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 1:25 pm

Philippine president still supports peace pact despite clashes; 44 police dead

More than 40 police commandos in the southern Philippines died during a botched raid aimed to capture two key terror suspects. Police commandos conducted the operation despite last year’s peace deal between the government...

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 1:22 pm

Mexico ends probe of 43 disappeared students; families still demand proof

Mexican authorities have officially closed the investigation into the 43 students who went missing in Iguala in September. The case has become emblematic of Mexico’s larger crisis of disappearances at the hands of state...

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:35 pm

Sterling conviction criticized as “a new low” for whistleblower protections

After a years-long court battle, on Monday a federal jury convicted former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling of espionage for allegedly leaking classified information to a journalist about a U.S. operation intended to sabotage Iran’s...

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 2:57 pm

Nuclear deal headlines trade and investment agenda in Obama’s visit to India

President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day visit to India today. Nuclear power and economic cooperation topped the agenda. While some view the visit as a promising sign of progress in bilateral relations, others...

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 1:42 pm

Anti-austerity Syriza Party wins big in Greece

Voters in Greece delivered a resounding victory to a radical left-wing party in what’s being hailed as a popular tidal wave of opposition to Europe’s austerity policies that have that brought deep cuts in...

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:46 am