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Happy National Dog Day: Joint task-force busts second largest dog-fighting ring in U.S. history

On National Dog Day, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that they had assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in rescuing 367 dogs in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi in what…

CIA documents show U.S. helped Iraq fight Iran despite chemical weapons use

The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday. Citing declassified CIA documents and interviews with former officials, the magazine reviewed the US record as Washington weighs…

Turkey’s ‘Standing Man’ protester to win human rights award

Turkey’s “Standing Man”, a performance artist who became an icon of anti-government protests this year, will receive a major German human rights award next week, the jury said Monday. Erdem Gunduz, a 34-year-old dancer and choreographer, will be honoured for his “courageous commitment to freedom of expression and human rights”…

Ohio Attorney General: State secretly uploaded all drivers license photos into police database

At a press conference today, Attorney General Mike DeWine informed Ohio citizens that a powerful facial recognition system with access to driver’s licenses photographs and mug shots went live on June 2. In exactly what capacity it went live, however, isn’t entirely clear. Law enforcement officers and officials in DeWine’s…

Elon Musk’s new hologram project invites ‘Iron Man’ comparisons

In the “Iron Man” trilogy, billionaire inventor Tony Stark uses a gesture-controlled hologram to draft new designs of the titular armor, sending virtual parts flying around his lab with the flick of a wrist. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk—who…  …

30 percent of Americans don’t have Internet broadband and 20 percent have no broadband or smartphone: Pew

Pew Research has released a survey outlining Internet access across the US. The study found that 70 percent of people in the country have broadband in their homes, while 3 percent still use dial-up connections. Interestingly, pew…  …

Nebraska man kills himself after abducting estranged wife

A 38-year-old Nebraska woman was found unharmed by authorities not long before her estranged husband allegedly shot and killed himself. The Associated Press reported on Monday that Julie Hanes was being treated at a hospital in Imperial, Nebraska, 300 miles away from the Lincoln hair salon where Dwayne Lawrence allegedly…

Court rejects rapper’s plea that he’s too untalented to be guilty of murder

In a 2-1 decision, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Deyundrea “Khali” Holmes. He had appealed his conviction because the original trial judge had deemed admissible lyrics written while he was awaiting extradition for the murder of a drug dealer, Kevin “Mo” Nelson. His appeal was…

Oberlin student tells police that months-long campaign of racist signs, graffiti ‘was a joke’

A male student at Oberlin College admitted to police that he is responsible for a series of racist, antisemitic, and anti-LGBT incidents at the traditionally progressive institution. The student’s campaign began on February 5, 2013, when an unnamed female student complained to the Oberlin College Safety and Security Office that…

Amazon and IBM battling to win CIA cloud-computing contract

The battle between IBM and Amazon over a lucrative CIA cloud-computing contract is getting more vicious: in a filing released last week, Amazon swiped at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for recommending that both companies re-bid on the proposed…  …

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