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America's Rich Are Getting Richer Even Faster Than You Thought

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The future just keeps getting brighter for Americans with unique specialties. Randy Stearns has one such specialty: “home-tech integration.” Stearns helps people install and maintain high-tech gadgets. But we’re not talking “geek squad” and hooking up home networks here. We’re ...

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‘Impeach Obama’ Ad to Run in Washington Times

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Group planned to deliver copies of newspaper to Congress members today Adan Salazar A coalition of black citizens united under the banner of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) are reportedly planning to run an ad in today’s edition of ...

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City Reduces Police Force By Placing Public Under Constant Surveillance

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In 40-foot high watch towers, police officers are practically prison guards over population.

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Critics Question Obama’s Vows to Reform Spying Programs

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room last week.

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Bradley Manning’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination backed by 100k petition-signing supporters

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The Nobel Prize committee has received a petition that endorses awarding the peace prize to US Army Private Bradley Manning, who is convicted of espionage and facing up to 90 years behind bars for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks.

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Facing overcrowded prisons, US wants to cut drug sentences

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US prisons are operating at 40 percent above capacity, with half of all inmates locked up for drug-related crimes. Attorney General Eric Holder has proposed changes to the criminal justice system that would reduce sentences for non-violent crimes.

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Gun Confiscation Has Begun

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Inch by inch it is a cinch. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Many planners realize that nothing monumental is quickly achieved and dogged persistence over time is needed to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of a valued goal.

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Top 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About NSA Surveillance, Drones and Al-Qaida

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In a Reuters Exclusive, John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke reveal that the National Security Agency shares information it gleans from warrantless surveillance of Americans with the Special Operation Division of the Drug Enforcement Agency, which then uses the metadata to develop cases against US citizens.

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US files civil charges against former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine

By Gabriel Black 20 July 2013 Last month, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil lawsuit against Jon Corzine, the ex-chief of MF Global, for “failing to properly supervise” employees who used nearly a billion dollars from ...

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Texas Students Thrown in Jail for Days ... as Punishment for Missing School?

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The enforcement of the state’s truancy laws, which were strengthened substantially in 2003, have led to a range of abuses, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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