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Today's Featured Story: NSA Bulk Data Collection Declared
‘Illegal’ By US Appeals Court - May 12th, 2015

Last week, a U.S. appeals court ruled that the National Security
Agency's massive collection of telephone records is illegal.
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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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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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Congress Plans Changes To Freedom Of Information
Act - Mar. 31st, 2015

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are planning a number of
changes to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).
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Not Even Pentagon Can Control Cost Of U.S. War
Machine - Apr. 10th, 2015

It seems that even the Pentagon now has trouble reigning in the growing cost
of America’s military-industrial complex.
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Congress Fails To Reign In Unconstitutional Spying
Activity - Apr. 23rd, 2015

Congress has failed to curb federal use of National Security Letters (NSLs) -
documents which in essence are administrative subpoenas created without
judicial approval.
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Will ‘Cyber-Security’ Become The Next Threat To
Privacy? - Apr. 30th, 2015

'Concerns may arise with regard to how the government collects and
maintains privately held cyber-intelligence,' a federal study has said.
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