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Protests halt approval of GE Trees in Brazil
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Breaking News! Protests halt the approval of GE Trees in Brazil! 
On March 5, a meeting of a Brazilian government agency that was set to approve genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees was stopped by 300 peasant farmers from La Via Campesina. 1000 women of the MST Landless Workers Movement also occupied the Brazil Suzano company facilities in an action that included the destruction of GE eucalyptus seedlings. See here for photos and details:

On March 3 CBAN organized a solidarity protest at the Brazilian Embassy in Ottawa as part the Emergency International Day of Action to Stop GE Trees, one of protests on 4 continents. You can see the photos from some of these actions here:

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NC mother facing murder charges in son’s death after autopsy

ROXBORO, N.C. –The mother of a 2-year-old Roxboro boy who was accused of extreme child abuse following her son’s death last summer, is now facing murder charges.

On Friday, officials in Person County released an autopsy report that stated the toddler – Donte Joseph Diven – had a significant amount of pain medication in his system when he died.

Investigators said the case began July 30, 2014 when Person County deputies responded to a call about a child in cardiac arrest.

“It did not sound right from the beginning. They actually took the child from the residence and met at a convenience store instead of waiting at the residence for the ambulance to arrive,” Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones told ABC11 in an interview last August.

Diven was taken to the hospital but never regained consciousness and died August 3.

Read more: WTVD

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NC man arrested after road rage shooting on I-95 in Sussex Co.

Sussex Co., Va. – A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday following a road rage shooting on I-95.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon on I-95 northbound at the 32 mile marker in Sussex County.

Virginia State Police responded to calls reporting a shooting just after Noon. A 2006 Freightliner tractor trailer and a 2015 Subaru Outback were heading north on I-95 when the drivers of the two vehicles began engaging with one another.

The Subaru drove down the right shoulder, pulled up alongside the tractor trailer and the driver began shooting.

One of the rounds hit the tractor-trailer’s right rear tandem tire. The driver of the tractor-trailer called police to report the incident.

Troopers spotted the Subaru exiting I-95 at the Carson Scales (Exit 37). He was then stopped on Route 301 north.

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The driver of the Subaru, 55-year-old Alton B. Parker of Fatyetteville, North Carolina, was charged with…

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