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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, Tuesday 4th June 2013

BBC News: “Military prosecutors have said US soldier Bradley Manning ‘systematically harvested’ a vast trove of secret documents to share with Wikileaks. At the start of Pte Manning’s court martial, a prosecutor said Osama Bin Laden had received leaked information. But defence lawyers said Pte Manning, 25, was young and naive when he shared the […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Reuters: “The Republican chairman of a congressional oversight committee ordered the State Department on Tuesday to provide documents related to ‘talking points’ prepared for television interviews about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a subpoena ordering 10 current and former […]

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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 21st March 2013

Washington Post: “A panel of White House advisers warned President Obama in a secret report that U.S. spy agencies were paying inadequate attention to China, the Middle East and other national security flash points because they had become too focused on military operations and drone strikes, U.S. officials said.” CNN: “The State Department has put […]

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News from North America, Thursday 31st January 2013

Al Jazeera: “Former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, has made an emotional plea for Congress to take action to curb gun violence. Giffords opened testimony on Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence urging lawmakers to ‘be bold, be courageous’.” Mother Jones: “Two prominent conservative movement […]

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US Tracker 05.10.12

BREAKING: Haaretz: An American tourist opened fire at a hotel in Eilat, Israel, killing at least two. “Army Radio reported that the shooter was working in Eilat within the framework of  a program for American youth in Israel, and was recently fired from his job.” Hatewatch: Dr. Mahjabeen Islam, president of Ohio’s Islamic Center of […]

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