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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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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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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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Obama: I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month. The [...]

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Did 107-Year-Old Have to Die in Gun Standoff?

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

When the time came to move 107-year-old Monroe Isadore to a new home, police say he resisted and barricaded himself inside. Authorities tried using a camera to monitor him, along with negotiating tactics, and finally gas to get him to come out. None of it worked. So, a SWAT [...]

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Mexico President Gambles With Left-Leaning Reform

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

President Enrique Pena Nieto is gambling that a surprise plan to increase social spending and raise taxes on wealthier Mexicans can quiet much of the left-wing opposition to his most ambitious proposal, opening the state-owned oil company to private investment, analysts and politicians said Monday. Pena Nieto took aback [...]

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Zimmerman’s Wife Won’t Press Charges Despite Call

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

The sobbing wife of George Zimmerman called 911 on Monday to report that her estranged husband was threatening her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose, but hours later she decided not to press charges against the man acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting [...]

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