Current Events

U.S. Government Notifies 60,000 Border Security Workers of Furloughs Due to Sequestration

March 8, 2013

“Customs and Border Protection said it expects furloughs and other austerity will cause delays at ports of entry, including international arrivals at airports, and reduce the number of border patrol officers on duty at any one time.”

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Export Enforcement Coordination Center Created Under President Obama Causing Investigative Overlaps

March 8, 2013

“The E2C2, part of the Obama administration’s export overhaul, was established in part to fix the overlap and conflicting priorities among multiple U.S. agencies that try to stop equipment with military uses and other banned items from being shipped overseas.”

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Proposed Bill in Texas Would Increase Mobile Phone Privacy, Requiring Police Warrants For Location Information

March 7, 2013

“Further, the bills would require an annual transparency report from mobile carriers to the public and to the state government.”

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President Obama Signs Renewal of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act

March 7, 2013

“The new bill extends coverage to women of Native American tribal lands who are attacked by non-tribal residents, as well as immigrants, gays and lesbians.”

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): Prosecute Banks That Launder Drug Money

March 7, 2013

“Regulators fined the company $1.9 billion over the laundering, but Warren questioned why no criminal prosecutions were aimed at the company or its employees.”

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ADP National Employment Report: 198,000 Jobs Added in February

March 7, 2013

“The BLS data on February’s employment and unemployment figures are due Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET.”

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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Increase Punishments Against Gun “Straw Purchases”

March 7, 2013

“But looming votes on the controversial assault weapons ban, prohibition on high-capacity ammunition magazines and expanded background checks on gun sales will draw strong opposition from GOP senators and will likely be delayed until next week.”

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Who is Colonel James Steele? 1980s Central American Insurgency, Iran-Contra, and the Iraq War

March 7, 2013

“Colonel James Steele, then 58, was a retired special forces veteran nominated by Donald Rumsfeld to help organise the paramilitaries in an attempt to quell a Sunni insurgency, according to an investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic.”

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Documents: U.S. Allowed Iraq’s Special Police Commando Unit to be Primarily Violent Shia Iraqis Beginning in 2004

March 7, 2013
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Documents: General David Petraeus and Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Linked to Secret Torture Centers in Iraq

March 7, 2013

“The Guardian/BBC Arabic investigation was sparked by the release ofclassified US military logs on WikiLeaks that detailed hundreds of incidents where US soldiers came across tortured detainees in a network of detention centres run by the police commandos across Iraq.”

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U.S. General James Mattis Confident in Middle East Presence Despite Sequestration Budget Cuts

March 6, 2013

“Gen. Mattis testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the effects of spending cuts on his command. NavyAdm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, also testified Tuesday.”

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FBI Monitoring State Investigation Into Brutal Murder of Openly-Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate

March 6, 2013

““The FBI is aware of the case, has been monitoring the state investigation, and will assess evidence to determine whether federal prosecution is appropriate,” FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said Wednesday in a statement.”

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U.S. Department of Education Opens Investigation Into UNC’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

March 6, 2013

“Their complaint accuses UNC-Chapel Hill of under-reporting sexual assault cases for 2010 in an annual report to the federal government on campus crime. It also alleged that campus officials allowed a hostile environment for students reporting sexual assault.”

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Records: Mental Health Treatment Budget Cuts Forcing Patients Into Prisons Instead of Hospitals

March 5, 2013

“Police say with few mental health beds available at state facilities, they have no choice but to leave the fate of people like Terrence Wooten to the criminal justice system.”

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George Zimmerman’s Attorneys Decide to Skip April’s “Stand Your Ground Law” Hearing

March 5, 2013

“But Zimmerman’s legal team also risked the possibility that the judge would reject the motion and the hearing would give prosecutors an opportunity to pick apart Zimmerman’s testimony.”

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