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“Stealing” Free Education? Homeless Mother Gets Jail Time For Sending Her Son to a Better School District

February 29, 2012

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“Stealing” Free Education? Homeless Mother Gets Jail Time For Sending Her Son to a Better School District By Kristen Gwynne | Sourced from AlterNet Posted at February 28, 2012, 2:20 pm Thirty-three-year-old Tanya McDowell enrolled her son in a Connecticut school district better than the one in which she lived. McDowell, who was homeless when prosecutors charged her […]

UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying

February 29, 2012

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UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying Nineteen students and alumni file a federal lawsuit alleging that their free speech and assembly rights were violated in the Occupy-related incident. February 23, 2012|By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times Three months after being pepper sprayed or allegedly roughed up by UC Davis campus police during an Occupy […]

U.S. announces diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea

February 29, 2012

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U.S. announces diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea By Laura Rozen | The Envoy – 1 hr 36 mins ago The United States announced a major diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea Wednesday. Under an agreement reached in direct talks in Beijing last week, North Korea has agreed to allow the return of nuclear inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, and […]

Obama proposes online privacy “bill of rights”

February 23, 2012

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Obama proposes online privacy “bill of rights” Seven point plan calls for “individual control, transparency, respect for context, security, access and accuracy, focused collection, and accountability.” Tim FitzsimonsFebruary 23, 2012 08:50 The Obama adminsitration on Thursday proposed an overhaul of online privacy rules and regulations, Politico reported. “The framework for a new privacy code moves electronic […]

Alaska Bill Would Criminalize TSA Screening Procedures

February 23, 2012

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Alaska Bill Would Criminalize TSA Screening Procedures Written by Raven Clabough Friday, 17 February 2012 14:27   Alaska State Representative Sharon Cissna (left) has introduced a bill to criminalize TSA pat-downs and naked-body scans, adding The Last Frontier to a growing list of states battling the intrusive screening procedures of the Transportation Security Administration. Cissna has suffered […]

In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home

February 23, 2012

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In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 2 hrs 45 mins ago Just as he did following the death of New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid in Syria, White House press secretary Jay Carney began his daily briefing by praising the work of Marie Colvin, […]

Marie Colvin, war reporter killed in Syria

February 22, 2012

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It is with great sadness that we report the following. Marie Colvin, war reporter killed in Syria, was a guest on Anderson Cooper’s show last night By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 14 mins ago An American-born reporter for the London Sunday Times, Marie Colvin, along with a young French photographer, Remi Ochlik, were killed in Syria on Wednesday […]