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NYPD abandons program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods

16/04/2014
NYPD abandons program that spied on Muslim neighborhoods

  The New York Police Department said it has abandoned a program that sent plainclothes detectives to eavesdrop on conversations in Muslim neighborhoods. The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of...
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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell in Car Accident

15/04/2014
Lawrence O’Donnell in Car Accident

  Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother were in a taxi accident overseas this weekend, and were transported back to the U.S. for hospitalization. The MSNBC host will be taking a break from his show, The Last Word, for several weeks while recuperating. His injuries haven’t been revealed yet, but the network has reported that...
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Nato images reveal Russian forces on Ukraine border

11/04/2014
Nato images reveal Russian forces on Ukraine border

NATO supreme headquarters released a series of satellite images overnight reportedly showing a potentially ‘destablizing’ build-up of Russian armored vehicles and aircraft near the Ukrainian border.
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Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east’s pro-Russia activists

09/04/2014
Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's pro-Russia activists

Ukraine’s interior minister has warned pro-Russian activists who have taken over state buildings in eastern cities to enter talks to find a political solution or face “force”. Arsen Avakov said the situation would “be resolved in 48 hours” either way. Earlier, a number of people held inside a state security building in Luhansk since...
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Maryland Will Decriminalize Marijuana

08/04/2014
Maryland Will Decriminalize Marijuana

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said Monday that he will sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. On a 34-to-8 vote, the Senate gave final approval to the legislation Monday afternoon. The bill would impose only civil fines, rather than criminal sanctions, on those caught with less than 10 grams of...
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Snowden: NSA spied on human rights workers

08/04/2014
Edward Snowden speaks via video link with members of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg.

The National Security Agency has spied on human rights groups, Edward Snowden tells the Council of Europe. He told the group: “The NSA has targeted leaders and staff members of these sorts of organisations, including domestically within the borders of the United States.” Snowden listed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as among the...
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Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Went to War in Iraq for Halliburton Profits VIDEO

08/04/2014
Sen. Rand Paul Ends Filibuster On Brennan Nomination

WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War So Halliburton Could Profit The old video shows the Kentucky senator charging that Cheney used 9/11 as an excuse to invade Iraq and benefit his former company.
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[VIDEO] Family Man Rep. Vance McAllister Caught Kissing Staffer

08/04/2014
[VIDEO] Rep. Vance McAllister Caught Kissing Staffer, Asks For Forgiveness

A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. – who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads...
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[AUDIO] ‘Get the F*ck Outta Here!’ Ed Schultz Lashes Out at ‘A-hole’ Radio Caller

08/04/2014
[AUDIO] ‘Get the Fuck Outta Here!’ Ed Schultz Lashes Out at ‘Asshole’ Radio Caller

ED GOES OFF ON CALLER! LOL On his syndicated radio show, Ed Schultz absolutely tore into a caller, telling him to “get the fuck out of here” before fretting over whether the radio producers had managed to hit the delay censor button. And somehow audio of the incident flew under-the-radar for a whole week....
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QUEBEC Liberals win MAJORITY Gov’t ousting separatist Parti Quebecois

08/04/2014
Quebec Separatists Lose

QUEBEC ELECTIONS BREAKING: Liberals win MAJORITY Gov’t Watch Live on #cbc Canada News & Events | LNC – LIVE Stream Quebec voters vote to oust Quebec Separatists as Liberal win Majority Government. The Liberal Party led by Philippe Couillard return to power, ousting Premier Pauline Marois and the separatist Parti Quebecois.
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Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’

07/04/2014
Jeb Bush to decide on 2016 run by end of this year

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will make a decision by the end of this year on whether or not to run for president in 2016. Bush said that his family will play a huge role in his decision, calling a presidential campaign a ‘huge sacrifice.’ He also said: Many illegal...
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BridgeGate: Federal Grand Jury Probes into Chris Christie

05/04/2014
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Things get serious for Chris Christie as a Federal Grand Jury has started hearing witnesses looking into Christie’s involvement in the BridgeGate scandal. A federal grand jury is investigating NJ Governor Chris Christie’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal and heard hours of testimony Friday from Christie press secretary Mike Drewniak. The...
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[VIDEO] 2 AP journalists shot in Afghanistan

04/04/2014
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Two journalists working for The Associated Press have been shot in Afghanistan, one of them fatally, the news agency said Friday. The Associated Press said the slain journalist was Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer. She was shot in the country’s eastern Khost province. The second journalist targeted by the gunman was...
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Obama-Big Papi selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

04/04/2014
Obama-Big Papi selfie- White House objects to Samsung use

The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone. Spokesman Jay Carney says the White House objects any time the president’s image is used for commercial purposes. Carney says in this case, quote, “We certainly object.”...
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OBAMACARE Reaches it’s 7 Million Registration Goal

01/04/2014
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Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press. Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrolment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online...
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Opposition leader Klitschko will not run for Ukrainian president

29/03/2014
Opposition leader Klitschko will not run for Ukrainian president

Ukrainian boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko has pulled out of the race for president, throwing his support behind billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko. His withdrawal sets up a May 25 contest between the man known as the ‘Chocolate King’ and Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Photo: Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian opposition leader and former world champion boxer,...
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Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

29/03/2014
Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

Couples flocked to town halls during the early hours of Saturday as a law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales. The law, which was passed last year, was hailed by politicians from both the country’s main parties. Prime Minister David Cameron said he believed the law sent a message that people...
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Vatican: Willing to help mediate in Venezuela crisis

29/03/2014
Vatican- Willing to help mediate in Venezuela crisis

The Vatican says it is willing to help intervene diplomatically in Venezuela’s crisis but says it must study expectations and options about what role it could play. On Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accepted the idea of a good-faith facilitator after weeks of deadly unrest in the country. Clashes between protesters and loyalists have...
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Holder: Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized

29/03/2014
Holder- Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Photo: Elizabeth Gardiner, left, and Stephanie Citron hold hands as a woman, right, officiating their wedding ceremony reads the marriage vows from her...
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Conservative guest yells at Chris Hayes over Obamacare

28/03/2014
Conservative guest yells at Chris Hayes over Obamacare

In a chaotic, weird and ultimately exhausting segment of “All In” on Wednesday night — a segment that was presumably supposed to be devoted to discussing Obamacare’s oft-delayed deadlines — Hayes got into a lengthy argument (“debate” would be too kind) with Jennifer Stefano, a Pennsylvania-based employee of the Koch-funded and Tea Party-aligned American...
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