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Pulitzer-winning journalist arrested by US Border agents

Pulitzer-winning journalist arrested by US Border agents | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born journalist who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with the Washington Post, was arrested by federal officials early Tuesday while attempting to board a flight in Texas.
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Scott Teeters's curator insight, July 18, 8:01 AM

Land of the free, home of the brave--most days.

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British executive salaries surpass average worker's ‘over 160 times’

British executive salaries surpass average worker's ‘over 160 times’ | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
As income inequality in the UK continues to rise, executive paychecks are a startling 162 times higher than the salaries of average British workers, according to research conducted by a British think-tank.
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Two Florida cops off the job for KKK connections

Two Florida cops off the job for KKK connections | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A Central Florida town is reeling from the news that two police officers are no longer on the job because a confidential FBI report said they are members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. One officer was the deputy police chief of Fruitland Park.
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Web giants make last-minute plea with FCC to preserve net neutrality

Web giants make last-minute plea with FCC to preserve net neutrality | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The 120-day window established by the Federal Communication Commission earlier this year to hear comments from the public concerning its open internet proposal is about to close, and web giants are making a last minute plea to protect net neutrality.
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Scott Teeters's curator insight, July 18, 8:03 AM

Will you have to pay for net privileges in the near future?  Will you be limited in what you say? Stop Net Neutrality.

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Facebook life vest: Teen adrift at sea gets rescued after posting SOS on his blog

Facebook life vest: Teen adrift at sea gets rescued after posting SOS on his blog | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A teenager who was thrown into the sea when his boat capsized managed to post one word on Facebook, “stranded,” which ended up saving his life. His friend saw the post and alerted the Coastguard, who scrambled lifeboats and brought him to safety.
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Families of murdered Israeli and Palestine teens console each other

Families of murdered Israeli and Palestine teens console each other | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The families of murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel and the murdered 16 year-old Palestinian, Mohammad Abu Khdeir, who was killed on Wednesday, have been drawing comfort from an unexpected source – each other.
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Warriors Off The Res: Aboriginal Gangs in Winnipeg - YouTube

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba, Canada — and for 16 of the past 33 years, it has also ...
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Blackwater awarded over $1bn from State Dept. since threat on investigator's life

Blackwater awarded over $1bn from State Dept. since threat on investigator's life | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The US State Department has allocated more than a billion dollars in contracts to the security firm Blackwater and its later manifestations since a top official for the company threatened a government investigator’s life in 2007.
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ABC airs Gaza bombing devastation images - says it's in Israel

ABC airs Gaza bombing devastation images - says it's in Israel | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
In the latest case of Western mainstream media confusing the geographical location of warzones, an ABC News anchor described footage of Gaza homes shortly after their destruction by the IDF as belonging to Israel.
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9 killed while watching World Cup as Israeli missile hits Gaza beach café (VIDEO)

9 killed while watching World Cup as Israeli missile hits Gaza beach café (VIDEO) | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Nine young Palestinians were killed and 15 others injured in an overnight Israeli air raid on a Gaza Strip beach while watching the World Cup semifinal game between the Netherlands and Argentina.
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The Future of Money and Business – Part 1 | New Economic Rights Alliance

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Obama adm refuses to pursue criminal investigation of CIA spying on Senate staffers

Obama adm refuses to pursue criminal investigation of CIA spying on Senate staffers | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice has officially ended its criminal probe concerning allegations of spying and document stealing involving the United States Senate and the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On – and Find Out What They Think About It « Golden Age of Gaia

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On – and Find Out What They Think About It « Golden Age of Gaia | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
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Up to 80% of fatalities in Israel’s bombing of Gaza are civilians – UN

Up to 80% of fatalities in Israel’s bombing of Gaza are civilians – UN | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Almost 80 percent of those killed as a result of the Israeli bombing of Gaza are civilians, the United Nations said in a report.
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Feds’ investigation reveals even more safety lapses at anthrax lab

Feds’ investigation reveals even more safety lapses at anthrax lab | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Yet another federal investigation has concluded that major safety lapses were evident when more than 80 lab workers with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were exposed to live anthrax bacteria last month.
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Exposed: N. Carolina cops lied about 911 calls to illegally search homes

Exposed: N. Carolina cops lied about 911 calls to illegally search homes | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Questions are being asked of a North Carolina police department after an officer in the city of Durham testified that its common practice for cops there to make up excuses to illegally enter, then search, the homes of local residents.
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Scott Teeters's curator insight, July 18, 8:04 AM

Our US rights being walked all over.

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Baroness forced to step down in UK Pedophile Investigation

Baroness forced to step down in UK Pedophile Investigation | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Saying she was “not the right person” for the job, Baroness Butler-Sloss has stepped down as head of the UK government’s inquiry that looks into reports of at least 20 senior figures including MPs and cabinet ministers abusing children over decades.
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Yellowstone supervolcano 'turned the asphalt into soup' shutting down Natl. Park's roads

Yellowstone supervolcano 'turned the asphalt into soup' shutting down Natl. Park's roads | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction. Park officials have closed the area to visitors.
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Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet (VIDEO)

Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet (VIDEO) | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
US military research agency DARPA says it is homing in on its long-term ambition of producing self-guided bullets, after staging a test in which a sniper was able to shoot at a target at a radically wrong angle, and yet still hit it perfectly.
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Despite accusations of excessive force, Albuquerque police purchase 350 AR-15 rifles

Despite accusations of excessive force, Albuquerque police purchase 350 AR-15 rifles | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The Albuquerque (New Mexico) Police Department has ordered a cache of high-powered rifles despite reprimands from the US Department of Justice, as well as widespread community protests, over the department’s recent record of excessive force.
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Prisons at breaking point, says UK Chief Inspector

Prisons at breaking point, says UK Chief Inspector | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
British prisons have seen a “significant” and worrying deterioration, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has said.
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Five men suing Obama administration after falling into ‘suspicious activity’ file

Five men suing Obama administration after falling into ‘suspicious activity’ file | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
From photographing public works of art to bulk-buying computers, five Americans now have a record on file with US intelligence agencies for carrying out everyday activities. Thousands of unsuspecting Americans are also tagged in the database.
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Next target - Lebanon? Minister fears wave of ISIS-inspired bombings

Next target - Lebanon? Minister fears wave of ISIS-inspired bombings | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Torn apart by a political crisis and surrounded by armed conflicts, Lebanon will become the next target for ISIS and other terrorists, said Foreign Minister Nohad Machnouk. Earlier this week, 28 were charged with planning suicide attacks.
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Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’

Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’ | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
In a letter to President Obama, 38 journalism groups criticized his administration for severely limiting access to federal agencies and a general politically-motivated suppression of information despite the president’s pledge of historic transparency.
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​Cash for data: Internet companies to profit from UK emergency legislation

​Cash for data: Internet companies to profit from UK emergency legislation | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
In an increasing climate of mass surveillance, concerns over Briton’s depreciating privacy rights have been compounded by figures released under the Freedom of Information law.
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