The US government is inconsistent in its policies and the job of a journalist is to point out that inconsistency, AP journalist Matthew Lee told RT. A crackdown on whistleblowers is also a worrying trend and it sends a signal the government has much to hide, he believes. Lee agrees journalistic influence has weakened recently, as many reporters are dependent on governmental sources for access to information. That's why they may not be as hard-hitting as they should. RT's Gayane Chichyakyan sat down with him in Washington - READ FULL SCRIPT http://on.rt.com/hngk9m
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After over a thousand days of detention without trial, the US Army has finally given a first glimpse into the proceedings against Bradley Manning. The Pentagon gave in to the pressure of numerous Freedom of Information Act demands and published documents related to the case. The 25-year-old army private faces numerous charges, including 'aiding the enemy' - for allegedly leaking thousands of diplomatic cables to Wikileaks.
For more RT talks to Kevin Gosztola, a journalist covering Manning's case.
There is now more student loan debt than credit card debt in the US, and an entire cottage industry is dedicated to collecting that debt. The Department of Education pays about a billion dollars to debt collectors each year to track that money down. A new bill from Republican Tom Petri of Wisconsin would make some key changes to the way the government handles student debt - It would bring automatic withdrawals from borrowers' paychecks so that similar to those who owe taxes. The bill is not perfect however. Ann Larson of the Strike Team breaks it down.
NASA's Operation IceBridge has launched its Antarctic 2012 campaign, flying high-priority missions measuring polar ice from a base of operations at the tip of Patagonia on the Strait of Magellan. They have even made a return visit to the Pine Island Glacier, the site of last year's discovery of a massive rift in the ice.
File footage shows daredevil Dan Hunt balancing barefoot on high wire suspended 150m above Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. This footage was shot earlier this year before Dan set off on his fateful trip to the Alps where he was stranded for four days in the Alps. A BRITISH adventurer has been found alive after spending four nights stranded in the Swiss Alps. Dan Hunt, 33, was discovered with a broken ankle trapped at the bottom of a 100ft deep chasm following a 75mph speed flying accident. Friends had flown out to frantically search for the Daredevil, from Shepherd's Bush, London, after he went missing on Saturday. But despite the odds of surviving, He was found alive yesterday by friend Nadeem Al-Khafaji. He had survived on half a bar of chocolate and water from a glacial river. And as these images show, Dan has attempted some of the most dangerous stunts known to man.