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Obama Administration Relents and Grants Visa to Leading Afghan Antiwar Campaigner Malalai Joya into U.S.; “Stop These Massacres”: Ex-Afghan Parliamentarian Malayia Joya Calls for End to U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan; “This is Economic Treason;” 500,000 March in London Protesting Public Spending Cuts and Corporate Tax Dodgers; Will Syria Lift Decades-Old Emergency Law? Street Protests & Deadly Crackdown Force Assad Regime to Consider Political Changes.

Today’s Headlines

    * Radiation at Japan Nuclear Plant Reaches New High
    * Green Party Claims Major Win in Germany, Poised for Shutdown to Close Nuclear Reactors
    * Libya: Momentum Shifts in Rebels’ Favor as Allied Air Strikes Persist
    * Talks in Yemen Collapse as U.S. Expresses Concern over Terrorist Threat
    * Syria Deploys Army Following Deadly Protest Clashes, Journalists Missing
    * Egypt to Lift Emergency Laws Before Election, Anti-Striking Law Draws Criticism
    * London: Hundreds of Thousands Protest Austerity Cuts
    * Solidarity Protest in Los Angeles Draws Thousands
    * New York Budget Slashes Funds for Education and Healthcare, Cuts Taxes on Rich
    * China, Iran, N. Korea, Yemen, U.S. Remain World’s Most Frequent Executioners
    * TV Stations Fined for Airing Corporate-Sponsored Fake News