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Police Install 37 Cameras on Las Vegas Strip

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Authorities in Las Vegas have installed 37 high definition cameras along the Las Vegas Strip in an effort to catch criminals and deter crime. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department bought the cameras with a federal grant. They will monitor areas concealed from patrol cars, and will be watched [...] Full Story — Police Install […]

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East, west and south – 3 Storms Hit Mexico

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Severe weather was hitting Mexico from nearly all sides Wednesday as Tropical Depression Manuel, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ingrid, and a new area of low pressure threatened most of the country with flooding or rain. At least 57 lives [...] Full Story — East, west, south- Storms hit Mexico

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911 call: A plea for help before police officer shoots unarmed man

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

(CNN) — The sobbing woman pleads for help in a 911 call. “There’s a guy breaking in my front door,” she says. The dispatcher repeats: “There’s a guy breaking in your front door?” The caller comes back quickly: “He’s trying to kick it down.” She cries as she tells [...] Full Story — 911 call: […]

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Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Egyptian security forces have arrested a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman as they continue to round up high-profile members of the organization. Gehad El-Haddad, a frequent guest on Western media, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in a Cairo suburb, Egypt’s state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported. He was accused [...] Full Story — Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood […]

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Flight 93 Memorial to Honor Sept. 11 Victims

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

The Flight 93 National Memorial plans to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with a bell-ringing ceremony at the time when United Flight 93 crashed in a western Pennsylvania field, killing 40 passengers and crew. The National Park Service says that at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday, the names of all 33 passengers and seven crew […]

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Internet Superhero Cory Doctorow’s Plan to Thwart the NSA

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

Internet superhero Cory Doctorow*, rendered by XKCD’s Randall Munroe , has taken to the pages of The Guardian Internet superhero Cory Doctorow*, rendered above by XKCD’s Randall Munroe, has taken to the pages of The Guardian to distill why the NSA behaves unethically when it deliberately inserts security weaknesses into digital technology: It doesn’t really matter […]

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Senators, Obama want to delay Syria vote

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

Senators agreed after meeting with President Obama on Tuesday that they would wait to consider a resolution to authorize the use of U.S. military force against Syria to allow surprise diplomatic efforts to play out in the coming days. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) emerged from a more than hour-long meeting with Obama […]

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Social media mocks Administration

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Twitter hasn’t been very charitable to Obama administration officials trying to make a nuanced argument for a limited military strike against Syria. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made fun of Secretary of State John Kerry for saying that a military strike in Syria would be “ unbelievably small “: Kerry says #Syria [...]

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Hawaii Gov. Calls Special Session on Gay Marriage

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday called for a special legislative session to move forward on a bill that would legalize gay marriage. If lawmakers pass a bill, Hawaii would join 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. The special session is scheduled to begin [...]

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NAACP Preparing Committee to Search for New CEO

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Leaders of the nation’s largest civil rights group pledged to continue fighting for voting rights, health care, a higher minimum wage and immigration reform, even as the NAACP begins searching for a new president and CEO. After suffering turbulent leadership changes and scandals in the past, NAACP board members [...]

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