New York police violated rules on probing Muslims: Report

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) routinely violated rules governing intelligence-gathering while targeting American Muslims for surveillance after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a new report. The report, released on Tuesday by the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD, said 95 percent of police investigations governed by the guidelines […]

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Member of British Armed Forces arrested in Northern Ireland terrorism investigation – police

Police have arrested a serving member of the British Armed Forces on suspicion of Northern Ireland-related terrorist activities. The 30-year-old man was remanded in custody at 12:20pm local time (11.20 GMT) on Wednesday during a joint operation involving the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism squad, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, and Devon and Cornwall police. In a press […]

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Through a Glass Darkly

In penning this review, the primacy of Israel in North America’s hegemonic cultural circles limits my expectation of a sympathetic Western readership. The recent furor in Israeli government circles over the public broadcasting of Mahmoud Darwish’s poem is only a warning signal. Thugs and war criminals take on the mantel of literary critics to attack […]

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Children Of The American Police State: Just Another Brick In The Wall

The nation’s young people have been given front-row seats for an unfolding police drama that is rated R for profanity, violence and adult content. In Arizona, a 7-year-old girl watched panic-stricken as a state trooper pointed his gun at her and her father during a traffic stop and reportedly threatened to shoot her father in the back (twice) based on the mistaken belief that they were driving a stolen rental car. In Oklahoma, a 5-year-old boy watched as a police officer used a high-powered rifle to shoot his dog Opie multiple times in his family’s backyard while other children were

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No proof, but ‘Russian hackers’: CNN blunders with report on ‘breach’ at NYT – not even asking NYT

Another round of hysteria blaming shady Kremlin hackers has taken over western media after CNN reported that FBI is probing “cyber breaches” at The New York Times. The NYT then disputed the report, saying its Moscow bureau has been attacked but not hacked.
The story originated with CNN, which was quick to point to “hackers […]

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Let the Peace Games Begin

The contrast between the two games couldn’t be starker. On the one
hand, the world’s most technologically advanced militaries and weapons
systems are deployed to practice combat. On the other, despite tremendous
nationalist pressure to beat the other, athletes from North Korea
and South Korea competed with each other peacefully, even […]

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Trump more psychopathic than Hitler, Oxford study finds

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has more psychopathic traits than Adolf Hitler, a researcher at Oxford University has found. Psychologist Dr. Kevin Dutton has ranked the psychopathic traits of the Republican candidate and various historical figures using a standard psychometric tool – the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R). Read more Experts suggested likely scores […]

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State of emergency declared in 20 Washington counties over wildfire

A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties where a growing number of wildfires were threatening people and property. Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after touring fires in the Spokane region. “These fires threaten people, property and the natural resources of eastern Washington,” Inslee said […]

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German girls given temporary tattoos to help prevent swimming pool sex attacks

The small press-on designs also sport angel-like wings and are part of a new prevention campaign launched in the Bodensee district in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Veronika Wascher-Goggerle, the Women’s and Family representative of the district, is behind the launch and said the press-on tattoos would also help raise awareness over the growing issue of […]

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