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News from North America, Friday 7th June 2013

New York Times: “The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night. The confirmation of the classified program came just hours after […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 5th June 2013

New York Times: “Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people, told a judge on Tuesday that he believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from American military personnel when he went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood here in November 2009. Major Hasan’s remarks […]

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News from North America, Monday 3rd June 2013

Daily Telegraph: “More than three years after the anti-secrecy website began publishing a trove of classified US government documents, Private First Class Bradley Manning will appear for the start of his long-delayed court martial. The 25-year-old soldier faces life imprisonment if military prosecutors successfully argue that the largest intelligence leak in American history also aided […]

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News from North America, Thursday 30th May 2013

The Guardian: “Two threatening letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police said on Wednesday. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city’s mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the […]

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News from North America, Thursday 23rd May 2013

New York Times: “One lingering mystery in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings is whether the dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played a role in the unsolved murders of three men, one of them his best friend, in a Boston suburb in 2011. That question deepened early Wednesday when a man in Orlando, Fla., who […]

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News from North America, Thursday 16th May 2013

Wall Street Journal (subscription required): ‘Suspect Raised No Red Flags: Tsarnaev’s Seeming Lack of Ideology Exposes Possible Gap in Anti-Jihad Strategy.’ Washington Post: “The Obama administration released 100 pages of e-mails Wednesday that reveal differences between intelligence analysts and State Department officials over how to initially describe the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. […]

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News from North America, Monday 13th May 2013

BBC News: “Nineteen people have been wounded in a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say. The victims included two children who were grazed by bullets. Police say most injuries are not life-threatening. It is unclear what sparked the shooting in the city’s 7th Ward on Sunday […]

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News from North America, Friday 10th May 2013

The Hill: “Congress should give more money to state and local law enforcement agencies in the ‘war’ with homegrown terrorists, former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) told House lawmakers on Thursday. ‘We’re in a war and, as I said, it’s against an ideology that is not receding; it’s spreading,’ the former senator said. ‘Particularly with homegrown […]

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News from North America, Thursday 9th May 2013

New York Times: “During a six-month visit to his Russian homeland last year, the parents of  the Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev said, he spent his time reading novels and reconnecting with family, not venturing into the shadowy world of the region’s militants. But now, investigators are looking into a range of suspected contacts Mr. […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 7th May 2013

Huffington Post: “FBI officials said Monday they foiled a terrorist attack being planned in a small western Minnesota town, but they offered no details about the exact targets of the attack – or the motive of the man accused of having a cache of explosives and weapons in a mobile home. The FBI said ‘the […]

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