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California Prisons Authorize Force-Feeding?!

A federal judge has approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates should a statewide hunger continue. Officials claim they fear for the welfare of roughly 70 inmates who have refused all meals since the strike began on July 8th. The inmates in question are part of a 130 inmate, statewide strike


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Germany Allows Third Gender on Birth Certificates

A third gender choice is now available to German families with children born starting November 1st. German parents will no longer have a legal obligation to register their newborn as male or female. Instead, they will be officially allowed to assign the baby a “third gender” if the sex can’t be clearly identified at birth.


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Egypt: Mubarak May Be Freed, Religious Parties Banned?!

Judicial authorities have reportedly ordered former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s release, as the interim government drafts a constitution that bans religious political parties. Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president before Mohamed Morsi was democratically elected, may be able to walk free. According to some sources, judicial authorities have ordered the release of the former general


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Obama Condemns Egypt Violence As Death Toll Rises

President Barack Obama has condemned Egypt’s interim government for their actions as the death toll from the attack on pro-Morsi protesters soars past 500. President Obama called on Egypt’s interim government to cancel the month-long state of emergency after the bloodshed on Wednesday. He stated: “We deplore violence against civilians. Let me say that the Egyptian


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Bradley Manning Apologizes For Hurting U.S.

On the last day of his sentencing hearing, Bradley Manning apologized for leaking classified material to Wikileaks. Manning apologized profusely for hurting the United States and her people saying: First your Honor. I want to start off with an apology. I am sorry. I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I am sorry that


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Egyptians Dead After Army Fires On Protesters

More than 200 are dead after the Egyptian army clears out two pro-Morsi protest camps, and a month long state of emergency has been declared in the war-ravaged country. Egyptian security forces launched an early morning raid to clear out the two main pro-Morsi sit ins. Shots were fired, and over 200 people were killed


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Pirate Bay Lauches Its Own Browser

Pirate Bay launched an anti-censorship browser that allows users to bypass ISP filtering and gives them access to blocked websites. Pirate Bay’s ‘PirateBrowser’ has already been downloaded over 100,000 times from the direct link and thousands of times from shared downloads. “I didn’t think it would catch on so fast,” The Pirate Bay’s Winston explains,


Clapper Testifies At Senate Hearing On Worldwide Threats To US Security

Obama’s NSA Review Group Doomed?!

The group of experts appointed by the Obama administration may be a complete biased failure. After the release of leaked documents from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, President Obama attempted to manage the political fallout by appointing a “high-level group of outside experts” to review intelligence and communications technologies. Except the head of the panel is


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Charlotte’s Web and Drug Reform!

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that ‘many low-level, non-violent drug offenders’ will no longer face ‘mandatory minimums.’ What does this mean exactly? It means that individuals who are caught using an illegal drug and have no prior incidents of violence or criminal activity, will only serve community service or drug counseling. Holder stated: “Too many


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Judge Rules: Stop-And-Frisk Law Violated Rights

A federal judge has ruled that the stop-and-frisk tactics used by the NYC police department violated the constitutional rights of minorities and called for a monitor to oversee reforms. A heated delivery accompanied the decision handed down by Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, who found that the police department had “adopted a policy of indirect racial


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Republicans Like Paula Deen More Than MLK?!

In a recent poll, it was discovered that Georgia Republicans prefer Paula Deen rather than Martin Luther King Jr. The polls read that Georgian Republicans preferred Deen 73% to 11% whereas with Martin Luther King Jr. the polls stated 59% to 28%. Putting aside Paula Deen aside, who in the world has a distaste for


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New Snowden Revelations About US Spying Programs

The American journalist responsible for publishing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden claims more revelations are coming, and Obama cancels a meeting with Vladimir Putin. Glenn Greenwald stated in the Brazilian Congressional hearing investigating the U.S. internet surveillance on Brazilian citizens that they’ve only scratched the surface regarding the vast surveillance networks. Additionally, Greenwald plans to


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