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Today's Featured Story: Harsh U.S. Immigration Laws
‘Deserve...Reconsideration,’ Says Rights Group
- Apr. 30th, 2016

'Twenty years of unjust detention, deportation, and family separation is 20
years too much,' says a leader of
Human Rights Watch.
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Pentagon Contractors Show That War Business Is Big
Business - Sept. 14th, 2015

'Over the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan...contractors [have] averaged
50% or more' of the total U.S. force in each of those countries, states a
revealing study.
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Army Field Manuals On Crushing Foreign ‘Subversives’
And ‘Insurgents’ - Sept. 28th, 2015

For decades the U.S. Army has performed CIA-like activities in foreign lands.
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U.S. Nuclear Weapon Security In Europe ‘Inadequate’,
Says Expert - Oct. 11th, 2015

'The upgrades indirectly acknowledge that security at U.S. nuclear weapons
storage sites in Europe has been inadequate for more than two decades.'
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UN Report Says Governments Wrongly Punish
Whistleblowers - Oct. 27th, 2015

Whistleblowers ensure that those in power do not trample on human rights or
constitutions in the name of such notions as ‘national security’, says the
report.
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UN Report On Protecting Whistleblowers, And Why It
Matters - Nov. 13th, 2015

Today, the American Spark gives its readers the chance to peruse a major
UN report on the need to protect government whistleblowers.
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GI Bill Benefits Remain Unknown To Many Vets, Says
GAO - Nov. 25th, 2015

A 'lack of awareness about the programs is a primary challenge [officials]
face in facilitating veteran and employer participation,' said the GAO.
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What Must Be Considered When Attacking ISIS In
Syria - Dec. 16th, 2015

One must remember that Syria’s five-year civil war already has displaced
more than half the country’s population.
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Suicide Bombing Tactic Differs Across Regions, Says
FBI - Dec. 30th, 2015

Suicide vest and belt Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are routinely
different for each region of the globe, says an FBI study.
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FDA Lacks Reliable Data For Drug Oversight, Says
Report - Jan. 15th, 2016

'FDA lacks reliable, readily accessible data on tracked safety issues and
post-market studies needed ... to conduct systematic oversight,' says the
GAO.
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The Trade Deal That May End Democratic Oversight
Of Big Business - Jan. 31st, 2016

Although the effect on citizens’ lives may be tremendous, it seems that
elected officials often had little say in the contents of this economic deal.
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Pentagon Doesn’t Always Know Location Of Missiles In
U.S.
- Feb. 18th, 2016

Our 'military services have not consistently ensured timely, complete, and
accurate information' of missile locations in continental U.S.
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Who’s Buying The Democratic Presidential Candidates?
- Feb. 25th, 2016

Who is buying the 2016 presidential candidates? The
American Spark is here
to tell you.
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Who Is Buying The Republican Presidential
Candidates? - Feb. 29th, 2016

Who is buying America’s GOP presidential candidates? That can be a tough
mystery to unravel.
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Who Is Buying The GOP Presidential Candidates? -
Part 2 - Mar. 1st, 2016

The
American Spark has worked to uncover who has quietly been buying our
2016 presidential candidates.
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Are Genetically Engineered (GE) Food Labels Actually
Regulated? - Mar. 16th, 2016

Are the consumer labels which describe Genetically Engineered (GE) foods
actually regulated? Well, yes ... and no.
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U.S. Is Not A Democracy, Finds Major Political Study -
Mar. 28th, 2016

'If [U.S.] policymaking is dominated by a small number of affluent Americans
... then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously
threatened.'
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Two-Thirds Of U.S. Corporations Pay No Federal
Income Tax, Says Report
- Apr. 14th, 2016

'In each year from 2006 to 2012, at least two-thirds of all active corporations
had no federal income tax liability,' declares the GAO.
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