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Eric Holder Is Not Exactly Known For Being Tough On Bad Cops

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WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Eric Holder went to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, he assured local residents the U.S. Justice Department will swiftly investigate the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9. In meetings with locals, Holder emphasized how his own past experiences will inform his work overseeing the Justice Department’s investigation of Michael Brown’s killing. He told students at a community college there that police searched his car…

As Obama Considers Iraq Strike, White House Spokesman Fumbles Anti-Genocide Doctrine

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WASHINGTON — In 2011, the White House issued a presidential study directive that states: “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.” At the time, the Obama administration proudly announced that, unlike prior administrations, it wanted to give the U.S. a clear framework for preventing mass killings worldwide. This commitment to genocide prevention helped explain U.S. actions in…

House Votes To Strip Deportation Relief From Dreamers

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million young people at risk for deportation despite their longstanding ties to the United States. The bill was approved 216 to 192, largely along party lines. Four Democrats — Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.), Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) — voted with Republicans to end the…

Obama Can Do A Lot On His Own To Change Immigration, Experts Say

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WASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are some limits under federal law, and anything the White House ultimately decides to do may be challenged in court as unconstitutional. But leading legal experts say the White House almost certainly could delay indefinitely efforts to deport millions of immigrants already in the U.S. illegally, and…

Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: ‘I could have killed him’

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Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a military strike, according to an audio tape just released. Australia’s Sky News aired the tape, which was rebroadcast by NBC News on Thursday. The recording had been forgotten about until Michael Kroger, former head of the Liberal Party in the…

Atlanta hospital to receive Ebola patient

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ATLANTA – Emory University Hospital has been informed of plans to transfer a patient with the Ebola virus to its special facility containment unit within the next several days. It is not known when the patient will arrive. In a release, the Atlanta hospital said they have a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to treat patients who are exposed to certain…

Facebook much like other tech giants is dominated by white males

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Facebook has just released its diversity stats for the first time and revealed what most of us already knew. The social media giant is overwhelmingly white, with the majority of tech and senior roles dominated by males. The data discloses that Facebook is 69 percent male worldwide and 57 percent white in the United States, where most of its employees are based. Asians make up 34 percent of staff. But…

Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Administration Of System That ‘Perpetuates Poverty’

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a shot at the federal government’s approach to poverty reduction on Sunday, claiming the Obama administration is responsible for a system that “perpetuates poverty” in the United States. Ryan appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss his newly released poverty proposal, which involves consolidating 11 federal anti-poverty programs — including food stamps and housing vouchers — into one program coordinated on a state-by-state basis. Host David Gregory…

Nigeria Passes a “Jail the Gays” Bill that Leads to Instant Arrests

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The United States has been on a wave to support homosexuality, but the rest of the world has not.  In more conservative parts of the world, the gay community continues to live in the shadows and condemned as an abomination of God.  Nigeria recently passed a set of legal restrictions on gay marriage and homosexuality that have outraged the international community. Those in the church have applauded the measures, and…

Woman Spent Her Life Seeking The Man Who Helped Her Get Out Of Hεll

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By David Bloodsaw An amazing story reported by NBCphiladelphia.com about a woman searching for the man that rescued her from Vietnam. Kim Delevett saw the play Ms. Saigon, which compelled her to search for the man that rescued her in 1975 in Vietnam. It took her 18 years to find the man who helped her. Delevett saw the play in 1992 with her then boyfriend (now husband) that prompted her…

$100 Million In Cocaine Found In Norfolk

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By Greg B Authorities in Virginia found $100 million dollars worth of cocaine that was seized at the Port of Norfolk. The drugs were concealed in cans of fruit juice and weighed about 732 pounds and housed in 20-foot containers. The bust was credited to the intelligence received and the current narcotic trend in the area; the shipment was destined for New York. The origin of the drugs was Trinidad…

Did You Know The US Occupies 60% Of World Nations? Why Is That?

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By Nigel Boys According to Nick Turse, associate editor of TomDispatch.com, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are present in about 60% of the nations of the world, although they don’t like to admit just how many SOF’s are actively deployed. Turse went on to say that he was fed up with waiting for Major Matthew Robert Bockholt of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to get back to him with…

Top Women’s Rights Advocate Caught Exploiting and Abusing Her Nanny, Paid Just $3 Per Hour

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A top advocate for women’s rights is the last person you would expect to mistreat another woman.  But an Indian diplomat has been accused of doing just that. Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general at the Indian Consulate, has been arrested for giving fake documents to the US State Department claiming that she was paying $4,500 per month to the woman that she was actually paying just $573 per hour.  …

Australia Once Had a Government Shutdown in 1975: All of Parliament Was Fired

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are sick and tired of the bickering occurring in our federal government, you may want to take a second to note that part of the reason that this dysfunction is allowed to exist is because we are choosing inept individuals to run our country.  We are also seeing that we don’t have the courage to push for the kinds of reform…

Young Man’s AK-47 Discharges, Killing His Step Sister

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The gun problem in the United States keeps getting worse and worse, and there’s no telling when it’s going to end.  A 13-year old girl was actually shot and killed by her step brother on her birthday.  Emilee Bates was killed when her brother, Austin McCord, pulled out his AK-47 and shot her to death. He was cleaning out the gun when two dummy rounds were loaded.  He pulled the…