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Scotsman
Jeremy Corbyn: I’m a pragmatist, not an extremist Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Getty Images LABOUR leade
Jeremy Corbyn: I’m a pragmatist, not an extremist
Scotsman / Posted 56 minutes ago
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Getty Images LABOUR leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at the “hysteria” about his policies and insisted that he is a pragmatic... Read more
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BBC News
Why Malaysians are disillusioned with Najib Razak - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Why Malaysians are disillusioned with Najib Razak
BBC News / Posted an hour ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Why Malaysians are disillusioned with Najib... Read more
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TribLIVE
Scalia hasn’t lived up to expectationsWhen Ronald Reagan nominated Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court in 1986, conse
Scalia hasn’t lived up to expectations
TribLIVE / Posted an hour ago
When Ronald Reagan nominated Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court in 1986, conservatives rejoiced, confident they had someone who would seize the intellectual dominance of the high court away from William Brennan. That hope has shriveled and died. It... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Cameras could have helped find a killerJose Aguayo wondered how different it all would’ve been if the cameras had been
Cameras could have helped find a killer
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 2 hours ago
Jose Aguayo wondered how different it all would’ve been if the cameras had been up just a few weeks before. If the neighbor’s camera had worked that night. If a camera had been on the street somewhere. If. If. If. It’s a warm August evening in... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minu
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 2 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping... Read more
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ABC News 4 Charleston
Police sometimes turn on the citizen with a smartphone videoBy FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Demint's voic
Police sometimes turn on the citizen with a smartphone video
ABC News 4 Charleston / Posted 2 hours ago
By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he... Read more
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TribLIVE
Long Island college student arrested for trying to record police, civil liberties experts sayHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minu
Long Island college student arrested for trying to record police, civil liberties experts say
TribLIVE / Posted 3 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends and body-slamming their mother. “I'm videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I'm just videotaping... Read more
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Denver Post
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Denver Post / Posted 3 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Government wins narrow victory in NSA caseIn a narrow victory for the government, a federal appeals Friday threw out a lo
Government wins narrow victory in NSA case
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 4 hours ago
In a narrow victory for the government, a federal appeals Friday threw out a lower court decision that held the NSA surveillance program was likely illegal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the lower court decision from 2013,... Read more
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News 10 WILX
Rain Doesn't Stop Pride Parade(Lansing,MI) - The rain did not stop the festivities for the 26th annual Celebr
Rain Doesn't Stop Pride Parade
News 10 WILX / Posted 4 hours ago
(Lansing,MI) - The rain did not stop the festivities for the 26th annual Celebration of Pride. Hundreds marched in the rain from Adado Riverfront Park to the steps of the Capitol building. This year all in attendance had a lot more to celebrate.... Read more
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BBC News
Chad executes 10 Boko Haram fighters over deadly attacks - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Chad executes 10 Boko Haram fighters over deadly attacks
BBC News / Posted 5 hours ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Chad executes 10 Boko Haram... Read more
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Salon.com
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Salon.com / Posted 6 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just... Read more
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ABC News
Citizens Taking Video of Police See Themselves Facing ArrestThomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took o
Citizens Taking Video of Police See Themselves Facing Arrest
ABC News / Posted 7 hours ago
Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this." What's not... Read more
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U TV
Marriage Equality Act signed into lawIt means the 34th amendment to the constitution – allowing same-sex couples to
Marriage Equality Act signed into law
U TV / Posted 7 hours ago
It means the 34th amendment to the constitution – allowing same-sex couples to get married – is now enshrined in law. A statement from Áras an Uachtaráin confirmed that the president signed the bill on Saturday evening. However, there is still one... Read more
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Irish Examiner
President signs Marriage Equality into lawPresident Michael D Higgins has signed Marriage Equality into law. It means th
President signs Marriage Equality into law
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 hours ago
President Michael D Higgins has signed Marriage Equality into law. It means the Government can now bring forward legislation to allow same sex marriages to take place here. It follows the passing of the Marriage Referendum in May. Ireland's human... Read more
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The Hindu
Statement from scholars of Indian Studies on Modi's trip to Silicon ValleyPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Silicon Valley next month to woo it
Statement from scholars of Indian Studies on Modi's trip to Silicon Valley
The Hindu / Posted 8 hours ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Silicon Valley next month to woo its movers and shakers to provide heft to his Digitial India initiative, has met with its first roadblock with several leading academics in American universities advising IT... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Cybersecurity legislation may face tough roadWASHINGTON (USA TODAY)— Feeling pressure to act, Congress is struggling to pass
Cybersecurity legislation may face tough road
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 8 hours ago
WASHINGTON (USA TODAY)— Feeling pressure to act, Congress is struggling to pass a cybersecurity bill in the wake of this year’s massive hacks that stole the data of millions of government workers, taxpayers and consumers. But continuing concerns... Read more
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KBOI-TV Boise
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KBOI-TV Boise / Posted 8 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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KIMA Yakima
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KIMA Yakima / Posted 8 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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KVAL Eugene
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KVAL Eugene / Posted 9 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KOMO Seattle / Posted 9 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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Bakersfield Now
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest By FRANK ELTMAN Associated PressPublished: Aug 29, 2015 at 10:53 AM PDTLast U
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Bakersfield Now / Posted 9 hours ago
By FRANK ELTMAN Associated PressPublished: Aug 29, 2015 at 10:53 AM PDTLast Updated: Aug 29, 2015 at 10:53 AM PDTFILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Thomas Demint, left, listens to his... Read more
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Bakersfield Now
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Bakersfield Now / Posted 9 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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KEPR Pasco
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KEPR Pasco / Posted 9 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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KATU Portland
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eig
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KATU Portland / Posted 9 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm... Read more
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New York Magazine
Egyptian Court Finds Al Jazeera Journalists GuiltyPhoto: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images An Egyptian court today sentenced a thr
Egyptian Court Finds Al Jazeera Journalists Guilty
New York Magazine / Posted 9 hours ago
Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images An Egyptian court today sentenced a three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison after finding them guilty on a variety of questionable charges, all stemming from the aftermath of the 2013 military... Read more
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Washington Post
Putting women in the spotlight: New festival showcases female playwrights at 45 D.C.-area theatersLearn more about the playwrights and their plays. That throat-clearing you hea
Putting women in the spotlight: New festival showcases female playwrights at 45 D.C.-area theaters
Washington Post / Posted 10 hours ago
Learn more about the playwrights and their plays. That throat-clearing you hear is the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, an unprecedented wave of world premiere plays by women that has already begun to take over Washington’s stages. It’s a... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minu
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Staten Island Advance / Posted 10 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestCreated: 08/29/2015 9:52 AM By: By FRANK ELTMAN HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 10 hours ago
Created: 08/29/2015 9:52 AM By: By FRANK ELTMAN HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minu
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping... Read more
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Reuters
Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in AlabamaA Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, California, August 3, 2015. (Thi
Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama
Reuters / Posted 11 hours ago
A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, California, August 3, 2015. (This 28 August 2015 story was refiled to add the dropped word "court" in the first paragraph) Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal court on Friday seeking... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestFILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Thomas Demint, left, listens to his att
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 11 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Thomas Demint, left, listens to his attorney Kenneth Mollins at a news conference in Hauppauge, N.Y., after police arrested Demint when he took a cellphone video of police officers arresting two of his friends,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
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Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 hours ago
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New Jersey Herald
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrestHAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
New Jersey Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Like New Orleans, second-line parades struggle but surviveNEW ORLEANS: It is fitting that the "second line" parade, a central pillar of N
Like New Orleans, second-line parades struggle but survive
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 hours ago
NEW ORLEANS: It is fitting that the "second line" parade, a central pillar of New Orleans African-American musical tradition, is playing a prominent role in the events marking the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago. Like New... Read more
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The Riverhead News-Review
Column: Before you debate immigration, check your sourcesRiverhead’s presence on an online list of so-called sanctuary cities for undocu
Column: Before you debate immigration, check your sources
The Riverhead News-Review / Posted 13 hours ago
Riverhead’s presence on an online list of so-called sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants has inspired a fair amount of navel-gazing in recent weeks about the town’s immigration enforcement policies. The list appears on the website of the... Read more
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The Oklahoman
ACLU review finds Oklahoma law enforcers seized $6.1 million in properties along I-40That's according to an American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma review of cou
ACLU review finds Oklahoma law enforcers seized $6.1 million in properties along I-40
The Oklahoman / Posted 14 hours ago
That's according to an American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma review of court records for 12 of the 13 counties along the I-40 corridor. The review, released Thursday, found 319 seizure cases from 2009 to 2014. Criminal charges were filed in 205... Read more
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International Business Times
US academics warn Silicon Valley of Narendra Modi's Digital India programme A month ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley – the first by an Indi
US academics warn Silicon Valley of Narendra Modi's Digital India programme
International Business Times / Posted 21 hours ago
A month ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley – the first by an Indian prime minister in 47 years – over 100 academics at US universities have shot off a letter warning tech giants of the risks of doing business with a government that has... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
ACLU sues to block sweeping education funding programThe American Civil Liberties Union, its Nevada affiliate and Americans United f
ACLU sues to block sweeping education funding program
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 22 hours ago
The American Civil Liberties Union, its Nevada affiliate and Americans United for Separation of Church and State said they filed a lawsuit in Nevada District Court in Clark County. They're asking the courts to block implementation of the state's... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Australian random visa crackdown compared to East Germany's secret police"Australia is now a police state where citizens could be stopped in the street
Australian random visa crackdown compared to East Germany's secret police
Daily Telegraph / Posted 22 hours ago
"Australia is now a police state where citizens could be stopped in the street to have their papers checked," said Andrew Wilkie, Independent federal parliamentarian. "Are we to presume the enemies of the state will start to be disappeared?" The... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Border Force operation designed to spark fear into public: former MPAustralian Border Force: Operation Fortitude part of agenda to spark fear into
Border Force operation designed to spark fear into public: former MP
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Australian Border Force: Operation Fortitude part of agenda to spark fear into public, Tony Windsor says Former independent MP Tony Windsor, who is now considering a return to federal politics, says he does not think the Australian Border Force... Read more
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News 4 Reno
ACLU suing to stop 5K Education Savings Account programRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing
ACLU suing to stop 5K Education Savings Account program
News 4 Reno / Posted yesterday
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing in the hopes of stopping a new education program in Nevada. That program would allow students to leave the public school system. They could then attend a private school of... Read more
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Orange County Register
Trump's support on immigration may prove thinDonald Trump has roused a flurry of attention for his draconian immigration pro
Trump's support on immigration may prove thin
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
Donald Trump has roused a flurry of attention for his draconian immigration proposals, but there's evidence the more extreme of those plans have limited appeal – even in Orange County, a historical hub for anti-illegal immigration activism. While... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Rights group decries federal survey on doctor-assisted deathA group pushing for a new federal law to govern doctor-assisted suicide is ripp
Rights group decries federal survey on doctor-assisted death
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
A group pushing for a new federal law to govern doctor-assisted suicide is ripping into a federal survey designed to gather input on the controversial issue, saying its questions are designed to “manufacture fear.” The questionnaire, launched... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Malaysians disillusioned by Najib’s broken promises, says BBC report Published: 29 August 2015 9:23 AM A man sleeps at a bus stop in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysians disillusioned by Najib’s broken promises, says BBC report
The Malaysian Insider / Posted yesterday
Published: 29 August 2015 9:23 AM A man sleeps at a bus stop in Kuala Lumpur. Amid economic uncertainty and financial scandals, Malaysians are increasingly disappointed with the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Baltimore attorneys reviewing 2,000 stingray casesBaltimore attorneys reviewing 2,000 cases where police secretly used covert cel
Baltimore attorneys reviewing 2,000 stingray cases
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Baltimore attorneys reviewing 2,000 cases where police secretly used covert cell phone tracking devices to catch petty criminals Defense lawyers are asking to 'throw out' cases where stingray was used Baltimore police have used the covert device... Read more
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Washington Post
Protesters have no free-speech rights on Supreme Court’s front porchActivists protest on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court on the first da
Protesters have no free-speech rights on Supreme Court’s front porch
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
Activists protest on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court on the first day of hearings on the Affordable Care Act in March 2012. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) The Supreme Court is designated as the ultimate protector of constitutional... Read more
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Sky News Australia
US court upholds NSA bulk phone spyingA US appeals court has ruled in favour of the government in a case challenging
US court upholds NSA bulk phone spying
Sky News Australia / Posted yesterday
A US appeals court has ruled in favour of the government in a case challenging the National Security Agency's collection of millions of phone records. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a decision by a lower court that... Read more
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Zero Hedge
US Falls Behind Canada, Finland, And Hong Kong In Human Freedom IndexFree-dumb Canada will never maintain their ranking with another four years of
US Falls Behind Canada, Finland, And Hong Kong In Human Freedom Index
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
Free-dumb Canada will never maintain their ranking with another four years of Harper. This guy was cloned by the US State Department. 20th and falling like a rock... That's why they may be promoting all this BS with transgender "freedoms" etc. As... Read more
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The Huffington Post
'Crazy' St. Louis County Municipal Court System Fights To SurviveST. LOUIS COUNTY, Missouri -- After a town near Ferguson agreed to settle a fed
'Crazy' St. Louis County Municipal Court System Fights To Survive
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Missouri -- After a town near Ferguson agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit this week by bringing sweeping reforms to its municipal court, local judges in St. Louis County announced a set of changes that could actually... Read more
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