Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature voted late Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s earlier veto of a bill that institutes a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. Missouri now has the second-strictest waiting law in the US. The Republican-led Missouri House and Senate overrode the Democratic governor during a special veto session at …

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Every sector of the United States government has likely been hacked at some point, according to the FBI, which has lent to “unprecedented” partnerships with private industry to protect financial interests targeted by “a wide range of cyber adversaries.” Top cybersecurity officials in the federal government told a Senate panel on Wednesday that high-profile cyberattacks …

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Our primary focus in December of 1999 was Y2K. Would the computer systems handle the millennial change? Might we suffer from serious computer snafus? In the midst of the Y2K hype, we knew, though sometimes forgot, that the year 2000 was, in actuality, the last year of the 20th century and the second millennium, rather …

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The Israeli Defense Forces are launching criminal probes into five cases of alleged misconduct and breach of international law by their own soldiers in the summer operation in the Gaza Strip. This will be part of a series totaling 99 investigations. The probes will include an investigation into the infamous bombing of a UN-run school, …

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Given all the mutations that the Middle East has gone through thanks to the emergence of al Qaeda during the resistance to the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan, watching what is occurring now with an even more fanatical group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS) and proclaiming itself the new caliphate has proven even more lethal …

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  Drugs and guns, lessons for all of us: I’m afraid Humphrey’s world is just a distant memory! Recreational marijuana is now “legal” in CO, at least under state law. Medical marijuana has been legal here since 2000, and is legal in many other states. Federal law still bans marijuana in most circumstances, but federal …

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Tuesday September 9th 2014, in Mexico City global arms control and disarmament diplomats and civil society groups finished up first-round talks on creating a road map to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Conference of States Parties. This meeting was the first of three informal negotiating / lobbying events on the horizon. Germany has …

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Former “Sons of Guns” Will Hayden star won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon. He’s currently being held on $300,000 bond by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department, but even if he posts bond he’s headed straight back to jail in Livingston, La., since two females have come forward there to accuse Hayden of …

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Thirteen years after working tirelessly on the rescue and recovery efforts in the days and weeks that followed the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, 54-year-old firefighter Jimmy Martinez, is in need of a hero of his own. “I knew that there was potential for great harm, but I just didn’t think …

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A prophetic warning from then-President George W. Bush before he left office about what would happen if the U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq too soon is getting new attention in light of the Islamic State’s gains, as each of his predictions appears to be coming true. Bush made the remarks in the White House briefing …

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On September 4th 2014, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America upped its shame campaign against Kroger over the grocery chain’s refusal to change its firearm policy and ban the open carry of guns. Moms Demand launched its campaign against Kroger on August 18 2014. On that day, Fred Meyer Grocery–which is owned by …

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The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison, either currently or in recent times. Among them were a mayor of New Orleans, a mayor of …

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CNN spoke with two new witnesses to Michael Brown‘s shooting; two unnamed contractors, both of whom were recorded on video taken right after the shooting, shouting about how Brown had his hands up. One of the contractors recounted how he heard a shot, then another 30 seconds later, and then witnessed Brown staggering as he …

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Sounding distinctly different than the hawkish pundits and bellicose lawmakers who have dominated the televised discussion of ISIS, several counterterrorism experts told the New York Timesthat ISIS, the band of Sunni militants who have been marauding across northern Iraq this summer, posed no real threat to the United States. Daniel Benjamin, a former counterterrorism advisor …

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A federal district court judge recently ruled that California’s mandatory 10-day waiting period for firearm purchases violates the Second Amendment as applied to individuals who already lawfully possess at least one firearm that is registered to them in the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Automated Firearms System (AFS), or who possess a valid Carry Concealed …

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On September 3 2013, AZ Central posted the audio of a 911 call that provides frightening insight into the terror that gripped a Phoenix, Arizona, widow as her door was kicked in and she came under attack. At the same time, the audio stands as further proof that a gun becomes an equalizer in the …

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Battle for the Net, an internet freedom campaign joined by heavyweights of the internet industry, has succeeded in sending millions of public comments to US authorities criticizing the two-tiered internet speed system that threatens net neutrality. According to the organizers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and members of Congress were receiving an average of 1,000 …

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