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Today's Featured Story: 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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Senate Demands Studies On ‘All NSA Bulk Collection
Activities’ - Aug. 20th, 2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) must prepare unclassified studies on 'all
NSA bulk collection activities,' states a leading Senate panel.
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FISA Court Judges Lack Basic Oversight, Say Critics -
Aug. 27th, 2014

A number of Congressional proposals would change how the FISA court judges
are selected.
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US Corporations Often Pay Little To Nothing In Income
Taxes - Report - Aug. 31st, 2014

'Nearly 55 percent of all large U.S.-controlled corporations reported no federal
tax liability in at least one year between 1998 and 2005,' stated the GAO.
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NSA Spying Program Finds Chilly Response At Federal
Appeals Court - Sept. 11th, 2014

It seems the judges didn’t like many of the answers it heard from Justice
Department lawyers, who labored to defend the program.
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No U.S. Troops In Iraq, Declares Iraqi Prime Minister -
Sept. 17th, 2014

'Not only is it not necessary,' declared Haider al-Abadi to reporters, 'We don’t
want them. We won’t allow them. Full stop.'
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Islamic State ‘Poses No Credible Threat’ To US, Says
Federal Study - Sept. 26th, 2014

'The terrorist group known as the Islamic State currently poses no specific or
credible threat to the homeland,' admits a federal study.
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Who’s Buying The Democratic Party In 2014? - Sept. 30th,

It’s time for
The American Spark to reveal to its readers who is buying the
Democratic Party this time around.
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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
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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
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,

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 it was
illegal,' added Human Rights Watch.
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Sub-Contractors Continue To Cost Taxpayers, States
- Dec. 30th, 2014

'Concerns remain that the government [may] overpay contractors that
..little added value for work performed by lower-tier subcontractors.'