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News from North America, Friday 17th May 2013

New York Times: “F.B.I. agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombing have repeatedly questioned Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter who says he had a passing social relationship with one of the two bombing suspects. They searched his family’s small apartment here on Tuesday, scouring his computers, subjecting him to a polygraph, and […]

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News from North America, Monday 8th April 2013

New York Times: A “back-room bargain, described in detail for the first time in interviews with more than a dozen officials in Pakistan and the United States, is critical to understanding the origins of a covert drone war that began under the Bush administration, was embraced and expanded by President Obama, and is now the subject […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

BBC News: “Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 12 people last July at a cinema in the US state of Colorado. On Friday, prosecutors rejected an offer from James Holmes to plead guilty in order to avoid execution.” Think Progress: “Investigations into Saturday’s murder of a […]

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US Tracker 08.11.12

Daily Beast: “One of Congress’s top Islamophobes, Republican Rep. Allen West, lost his reelection bid to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy early this morning. With 100 percent of votes in from South Florida’s 18th District, Murphy edged out the Tea Party freshman West by less than 2,500 votes, despite lopsided fundraising. West spent more than $17 million to Murphy’s $3.6 […]

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US Tracker 30.10.12

The Root: “In an interview with The Root, Mark Potok, one of the country’s leading experts on hate groups, said that the day after President Obama was elected there were so many new people expressing interest in white supremacist groups that websites for some of those groups actually crashed.” The Root examines how white supremacists […]

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US Tracker 15.10.12

Simon Wiesenthal Center: “The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned genocidal rants at a rally involving 5,000 activists, convened Friday at Cairo’s most prominent Mosque, by the Muslim Brotherhood. ‘It is shocking to hear the Muslim Brotherhood ‘activists’ vowing to ‘one day kill all Jews’ and ‘Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Judgment Day is coming!’ But the roar […]

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US Tracker 04.10.12

San Francisco Chronicle: US Senate Candidate Todd Akin “equated abortion providers to terrorists and suggested that it was ‘common practice’ for them to be ‘giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant.’ On Wednesday, Akin’s critics sought to link the remarks to his ‘legitimate rape’ comment, which he made while explaining his opposition to abortion.” […]

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US Tracker 24.09.12

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: A growing number of militia organizations across the US  do not want to be judged by the Oklahoma City bombing or other crimes, and thus the groups have a “new look”. Members of the Florida Charter Oaks Militia, one among many similar organizations, see themselves as part of a constitutional militia, based on the Second […]

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