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Today's Featured Story: TSA Fails To Provide Evidence
For Passenger Behavior Checklist - July 31st, 2017

TSA can't prove that its behavior detection analysis actually 'identifies
individuals who may pose a threat to aviation security,' states a GAO study.
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Congresspeople Working To ‘Relieve’ Bankers Of
Legal Accountability - Nov. 19th, 2016

Conservative members of Congress are working to tear up 'regulations
introduced [after] ... the financial crisis that began in 2007,' states a major
study.
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Who Was Castro? - Understanding What Made Him -
Dec. 6th, 2016

To really understand Fidel Castro, we must understand the role of the U.S. in
shaping Cuba and Castro himself.
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Democrats Have No One But Themselves To Blame - Dec.
23rd, 2016

The Democratic Party elite want to blame everyone else for their problems,
when they have no one to blame but themselves.
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Feds May Lack Necessary Skills To Police Wall Street -
Dec. 31st, 2016

The 'SEC continues to lack assurance that all staff have the necessary skills' to
effectively police Wall Street, according to a recent study.
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Trump May Set Dangerous Precedent With Defense
Secretary Nomination - Jan. 18th, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine General James Mattis
to be his Defense Secretary, even though U.S. law forbids the selection.
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Richest 1% Hold More Wealth Than Rest Of World,
Study Reveals - Jan. 28th, 2017

'Far from trickling down, income and wealth are being sucked upwards at an
alarming rate,' points out the Oxfam report.
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Trump’s Ban On Arabs Wrong, Say U.S. Attorneys - Jan.
31st, 2017

'This Executive Order is wrong and should not be defended,' says a bipartisan
group of over 70 former U.S. attorneys.
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Trump May Still Hold An Ill-Defined Authority On Travel
Bans - Feb. 15th, 2017

Trump's presidential power to ban individuals from other countries may
remain uncomfortably large and ill-defined.
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Are U.S., Russia Brewing A New Nuclear Weapons
Standoff? - Feb. 26th, 2017

Some in the U.S. have 'called for the deployment of greater numbers and types
of nuclear weapons in Europe, in response to Russia's continuing aggression in
Ukraine.'
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Solar Panel Users Sell Excess Power To Electric
Companies, Says GAO - Mar. 19th, 2017

Solar power can be a financial boon to those who employ the technology at
their house or place of business, states the GAO.
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Saudi Arabia Is The Danger Mr. Trump, Not Islam - Mar.
31st, 2017

Osama bin Laden and most of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia - yet
Trump fails to mention Saudis in his travel bans.
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Two-Thirds of Active Corporations Pay No Federal
Income Tax - Apr. 18th, 2017

'From 2006 to 2012, at least two-thirds of all active corporations had no federal
income tax liability,' states the GAO.
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Does U.S. Routinely Prosecute Whistleblowers And
Journalists? - Apr. 30th, 2017

After all, nothing frightens tyrants quite as much as an outbreak of the truth.
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U.S. Officials Don’t Know How Much Money Pentagon
Spends On Contractors - May 20th, 2017

It appears that U.S. officials have no way to verify how much money the
Pentagon has agreed to pay its contractors.
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Corporate Elites Have One Standard For Griffin, Another
For Trump Supporters - May 31st, 2017

Our elites only seem to scream in terror when the effigy being desecrated is
that of a wealthy white man.
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U.S. Employs Dangerous Incendiary Munitions In Middle
East Cities
- June 26th, 2017

U.S. forces in the Middle East routinely employ artillery-delivered
white phosphorus - a dangerous incendiary weapon - among civilian
populations.
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Does History Provide The Key To Understanding Donald
Trump? - July 19th, 2017

History appears to provide a dangerous example of how someone like
Donald Trump handles political power.
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