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Leaked memos reveal GCHQ efforts to keep mass surveillance secret
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The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has repeatedly warned it fears a "damaging public debate" on the scale of its activities because it could lead to legal challenges against its mass-surveillance programmes, classified internal documents reveal. Memos contai ...[Read more]
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Yes, the FBI is America’s secret police
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In order to boost the credibility of the FBI’s investigations of the Trump team, much of the media is whitewashing the bureau’s entire history. But the FBI has been out of control almost since its birth. A 1924 American Civil Liberties Union report wa ...[Read more]
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Newly Declassified Documents: Gorbachev Told NATO Wouldn’t Move Past East German Border
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was given a host of assurances that the NATO alliance would not expand past what was then the East German border in 1990 according to new declassified documents. ...[Read more]
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British Government loses key Brexit bill vote
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In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels. The government had argued this would jeopardise its chances of delivering a smooth departure from the EU. Desp ...[Read more]
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Watching the Watchmen: First Ever Pentagon Audit Begins
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For the first time in its 70-year history, the US Department of Defense (DoD) will be undertaking an agency-wide audit. Pentagon officials announced that a massive audit involving thousands of inspectors will be checking every nook and cranny of the garga ...[Read more]
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Democratic Party Set to Purge Progressive Reformists
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Refusing to face why the Republicans won in 2016, the national Democratic Party rebuffs proposals to make the party more democratic. ...[Read more]
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Philip Hammond Blames Britain’s Sagging Production on the Disabled
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The British chancellor faces a storm of criticism after claiming that disabled people are partially responsible for the country’s low production efficiency. Facing a question brought up by the Treasury Select Committee about low productivity levels in t ...[Read more]
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Bernie Sanders will Face Donald Trump in 2020 Election, Democrats Say
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The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders race to win, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists. The survey, conducted by The Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. Sanders, who will be ...[Read more]
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Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu, corruption
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About 20,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. The demonstration was by far the largest of weekly anti ...[Read more]
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The Republican tax bill will end cancer treatment for Medicare patients
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If the Republican tax cuts bill becomes law, it will immediately trigger a $25 billion cut in Medicare. That's because of mandatory spending cuts that will kick in as a result the tax bill’s $1.5 trillion increase to the deficit. The last time this happ ...[Read more]
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Susan Sarandon doesn’t regret voting for Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton ‘was very, very dangerous’
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Actress Susan Sarandon has no regrets about voting for 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, saying Democratic pick Hillary Clinton was "very, very dangerous" for the country. “I did think she was very, very dangerous," Sarandon told the Gua ...[Read more]
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