Mexico Supreme Court Rules Anti-Gay Terms Are Hate Speech Not Protected By Freedom of Expression

March 9, 2013

“The court ruling says that “even though they are deeply rooted expressions in Mexican society, the fact is that the practices of the majority of society can’t validate the violations of basic right.””

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Mexican Authorities Arrest 21 Suspects in Connection to Drug Cartel-Linked Attacks on Journalists and Politicians

March 9, 2013

“Prosecutors in the northern state of Durango said the kidnap-killing of a local politician in February was among the gang’s alleged crimes. The victim, Mario Alberto Landeros, had been planning to run for mayor of a city in the state.”

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Arkansas Bans Abortions For Pregnancies of 12 Weeks or Longer

March 9, 2013

“On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state legislature in Arkansas overrode a veto by Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, to enact the nation’s strictest state-level abortion restriction.”

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Longshoremen in New York and New Jersey Reach Labor Agreement With New York Shippers Association

March 9, 2013

“America’s ports have been the scene of a series of increasingly heated struggles between port workers and their employers on the East, West and Gulf coasts in recent months centering on pay, workplace efficiency and automation.”

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Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) Calls For the Drafting of Rules and Regulations For the Domestic Use of Drones

March 9, 2013

“She called it a “work in progress” and said that the Intelligence Committee is trying to draft legislation.”

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U.S. State Department Delays Award For Controversial Egyptian Activist

March 9, 2013

“Ibrahim was named earlier this week as one of 10 winners of the International Women of Courage award, an honor to be given on Friday.”

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): Tax Cuts Are The Same As Spending

March 9, 2013

““Our whole budget is what, $3.5 trillion? So when we talk about reducing spending, we certainly must, and we certainly have — $1.6 trillion in the previous Congress, $1.2 of it in the Budget Control Act. But spending is also related to tax cuts,” Mrs. Pelosi, speaking to the press, said.”

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New Mexico Prisoner Accidentally Left in Solitary Confinement For 2 Years Wins $15.5 Million Settlement

March 9, 2013

“After being pulled over in Dona Ana County, N.M., on Aug. 24 2005, Slevin was arrested on aggravated DWI charges, and for driving a vehicle that he did not own.”

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Harvard University Study: States With More Restrictive Gun Control Laws Have Less Shooting Deaths

March 9, 2013

“The most likely link between the strictness of a state’s gun regulations and the number of shootings was that in states with more restrictive gun control laws, fewer households own guns, the study’s lead author, Dr. Eric Fleeger, said on Thursday.”

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Justice Department: Violence Against Women Fell 64% From 1995 to 2005

March 9, 2013

“Rates declined from a peak of 5 per 1,000 women in 1995 to 1.8 per 1,000 women in 2005. The figure remained unchanged from 2005 to 2010.”

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Documents: January 7th Boeing Dreamliner Battery Fire More Serious Than Previously Believed

March 9, 2013

“The Jan. 7 fire at Boston’s Logan International Airport is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety board, which released laboratory analyses, interviews and other data it has gathered so far. It still hasn’t been able to pinpoint the cause.”

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Former Lead Detective For South African Runner Oscar Pistorius’ Murder Case Quits Police Force

March 9, 2013

“The decision by detective Hilton Botha to quit followed criticism for his bungling of the investigation into Pistorius’ shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14, as well as the revelation that he faced attempted murder charges for a 2011 case in which he fired at a vehicle.”

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Approves Required Routine Testing of Computer Trading Systems

March 9, 2013

“The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 4-0 to seek comment on rules that would require routine testing of trading systems. The exchanges would also be required to notify the SEC about a problem, including a system compromised by hacking.”

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Sudanese Rebels Attack Government Soldiers in the Darfur Region to Stop President Bashir From Visiting

March 9, 2013

“Sudan’s army confirmed a clash with fighters near the capital of North Darfur state El Fasher on Wednesday, but said security forces repelled the attack.”

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Greenland Prime Minister Threatens European Union to Block Preliminary Mineral Resources Deal

March 9, 2013

“To the dismay of many European politicians, China has been eyeing investments in the former Cold War ally of the West, which include iron, zinc and rare earth minerals.”

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