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Today's Featured Story: Are Reddit Comments, Phone Use
Serving As Basis For Surveillance Of Protesters?
- Mar. 29th,
2015

The threshold for “precipitating violent or malicious activity” appears
to be rather low for our self-proclaimed ‘protectors’.
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Who’s Buying The Republican Party In 2014? - Oct. 2nd, 2014

Today, we’re revealing the most generous donors to the Republican
Party.
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Child Labor: Big Tobacco’s Dirty Secret - Oct. 8th 2014

Child labor on American tobacco farms remains a matter of great
concern.
People Wrongly Placed On ‘No-Fly’ List Still Have Few
Legal Options - Oct. 22nd, 2014

'The Due Process Clause provides that no person shall be ‘deprived of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of law,'' declares a recent federal study.
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When Ebola Quarantine Can And Can’t Be Used - Oct. 30th,
2014

There’s been a lot of talk about the ability of governments to quarantine those
who might possess the Ebola virus. But we provide facts.
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Current Fossil Fuel Use Must Be ‘Phased Out Almost
Entirely By 2100,’ Says UN Panel - Nov. 7th, 2014

Fossil fuel-based power generated without Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
technology must be 'phased out almost entirely by 2100,' states an expert panel.
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Home-Grown Terrorist Groups Are Rarely Discussed -
Nov. 18th, 2014

Much has been made of the Islamic State, yet strangely there’s been little
discussion of these terrorist groups in our collective backyard.
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Pentagon Still Mismanaging Nuclear Forces, Admits
Report - Nov. 30th, 2014

The Pentagon recently announced a new plan meant to solve the continued
mismanagement of American nuclear capabilities.
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400 Richest Americans Paying Less Taxes Over Time,
Study Finds - Dec. 5th, 2014

Those who work for their daily bread are saddled with a tax rate that's more
than double the tax rate on capital gains.
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Feds Should Investigate Senior CIA Officials, Says
Rights Group - Dec. 24th, 2014

'The summary documents ... demonstrates US officials’ knowledge that [CIA
activity] was illegal,' added Human Rights Watch.
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Sub-Contractors Continue To Cost Taxpayers, States
GAO - Dec. 30th, 2014

'Concerns remain that the government [may] overpay contractors that
provide...little added value for work performed by lower-tier subcontractors.'
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Intelligence Fusion Center Calls For Greater Police
Secrecy - Jan. 19th, 2015

A fusion center is calling for 'law enforcement officers and military personnel
to minimize their social media footprint and protect their identity and family.'
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My Experience With A Belligerent Member Of Our
Justice System - Jan. 28th, 2015

Justice system officials should show to others the same respect and simple
human dignity they so forcefully demand for themselves.
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80 People Have Same Wealth As Bottom Half Of World’
s Population - Jan. 31st, 2015

'80 people now have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s
population,' according to a recent report from Oxfam.
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Just Who Is Watching U.S. Bankers And Securities
Traders? - Feb. 8th, 2015

The American Spark offers a federal report which clearly 'explains which
agencies are responsible for which institutions, activities, and markets.'
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GOP Official Pleads Guilty to Misuse Of Campaign
Funds, Lying To FBI - Feb. 18th, 2015

Republican campaign operative Tyler Harber pleaded guilty on Feb. 12th to
an illegal misuse of federal campaign funds.
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Mass Surveillance Threatens Democracy, Says
European Study - Feb. 26th, 2015

'Mass surveillance is considered a threat to civil liberties such as the right to
freedom of opinion and expression,' said a study released in December.
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Will Top Democratic Senator Soon Face Corruption
Charges?
- Mar. 13th, 2015

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) isn’t the only congressional Democrat to
receive generous donations from the Melgen family.
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