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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City police disband Muslim tracking unit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed on Tuesday that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division. An ongoing review ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    American Civil Liberites Union sues for details of US surveillance under executive order

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 12:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... and State Department. The case is American Civil Liberties Union et al v. National Security Agency et al, US District Court, Southern District of New York, No 13-9198.   ... Reuters in New York The ACLU is seeking to use the law to force the US government to release details of the NSA's electronic surveillance programme The American Civil Liberties Union ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco Chinatown duo claim FBI entrapment in organised-crime case

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... are given wide room in setting up their targets, and Supreme Court rulings and Department of Justice guidelines make it clear they view sting operations as necessary and desirable to fight serious ... prosecutor and high-ranking US Department of Justice official under president George H.W. Bush. In the San Francisco case, Gurule said federal prosecutors had to prove only that Yee and other targets ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Two backpacks detonated as Boston gears up for marathon one year after deadly bombing

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Boston

    ... after the backpacks were found at the scene of the twin bombings that killed three people exactly a year ago. The Boston Police Department wrote on its official Twitter account that a male ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to former president Lyndon Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, and argued that the presidency should be used to promote change and equality. “What president Johnson understood was that equality required more than the absence of oppression – it required the presence of economic opportunity,” Obama said in Texas. “A decent job, decent wages, health care – those too were civil ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Protester throws shoe at Hillary Clinton during speech in Las Vegas

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... to be a copy of a Department of Defence document dated August 1967. It referred to an operation "Cynthia" in Bolivia. During a speech on Tuesday, Clinton said she was seriously considering ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US geologists find ‘probable’ link between small earthquakes and fracking in Ohio

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:28pm by Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio

    ... the better-known Marcellus Shale, which is more easily accessible and is considered one of the world’s richest gas reserves. Glenda Besana-Ostman, a former seismologist with the Ohio Department of Natural ... Zehringer, director of Ohio’s natural resources department. Ohio has also imposed an indefinite drilling moratorium at the site of the March quakes. The state is allowing oil and gas extraction ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hawaii police say sex with prostitutes needed to bust them

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by MCT

    ... a state law that has allowed them to do so. Civil-rights groups and victims' advocates call that position ridiculous. "We are near certain that no other state in the nation allows ... week ahead of a state Senate committee hearing regarding the law on Friday. The Honolulu Police Department argued that if the exemption were deleted, prostitutes would engage in "cop ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI agent in Boston bombings in clear over shooting of suspect's friend

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... by Todashev's father, who has said his son was unarmed when he was shot. A Muslim civil liberties group in the state of Florida, the Tampa-based branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has ... "The Department of Justice's and the State Attorney's investigations relied on evidence gathered by the FBI and the only person who can contradict first hand their narrative ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens, rules judge

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Reuters

    ... damages for conducting war". The American Civil Liberties Union, representing the families, said the killings violated constitutional rights to due process. "This is a deeply troubling ...




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