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Federal judge stays application of Arkansas’ restrictive 12-week abortion ban

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright issued an injunction against Arkansas’ recently-passed ban on abortions after 12 weeks, pending the results of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights. The ACLU of Arkansas’s legal director Holly Dickson said in a statement, “This law is aimed…

U.S. seizes operator accounts of major Japanese Bitcoin exchange

US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an “unlicensed money service business,” court documents showed Friday. A warrant revealed by the Department of Homeland Security showed a judge signed the seizure order Tuesday for the accounts of Mutum Sigillum LCC,…

Outgoing IRS chief tells Congress abuses were ‘foolish mistakes’ and not political

The outgoing head of the IRS told Congress Friday that the US tax agency made “foolish mistakes” in targeting conservative groups but insisted the action was not politically motivated. Lawmakers hammered Steven Miller, who resigned this week at the request of President Barack Obama, over abuse of power at the…

Justice Department reveals that it lost track of two suspected terrorists in witness protection

In a disturbing report released Thursday by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, investigators admitted that in 2012 the Department of Justice had lost track of two suspected terrorists give new identities as part of its witness protection program — and eventually determined that they had left the…

Zombie climate skeptic theories survive only in newspapers and on TV

Study finds overwhelming scientific consensus that humans have caused global warming, but media still hasn’t caught up Here’s the news from 1991 – a vanishingly small number of peer-reviewed studies in science journals argue that humans aren’t the cause of global warming. Here’s the news from 2013 – since 1991,…

Lawmakers reach deal on ‘pathway to citizenship’ for undocumented immigrants

Republicans appear to reach deal with Hispanic caucus as one activist says ‘that’s like Israelis and Palestinians making peace’ Hopes that America’s 11 million undocumented migrants might be granted a pathway to US citizenship have risen significantly after a bipartisan group of politicians in the House of Representatives reached a…

Congressional caucus raises Google Glass privacy concerns

A group of US lawmakers has asked Google to answer questions on the privacy implications and possible “misuse of information” of its Google Glass project. Eight lawmakers in the Congressional Privacy Caucus sent a letter Thursday saying they are “curious whether this new technology could infringe on the privacy of…

Apple and U.S. lawmakers in showdown over taxes and huge offshore cash stockpiling

Apple and US lawmakers are gearing up for a showdown over taxes — specifically how to deal with the huge stockpile of cash held by Apple and other multinational firms offshore. A Senate panel has called Apple chief executive Tim Cook and others from the California tech giant to testify…

Pregnant Canadian women sue over faulty birth control pills

A group of pregnant Canadian women launched a class-action lawsuit Friday against the maker of a recalled birth control pill after it was discovered the packages contained mostly placebos. The lawsuit over 45 unwanted pregnancies and four abortions seeks Can$800 million (US$778.8 million) against pharmaceutical firm Apotex, the maker of…

U.S. pledges to stamp out ‘evil’ of human trafficking

Hundreds of people were arrested in the United States in 2012 as authorities crack down on “the evil” of human trafficking, US officials said Friday, warning modern-day slaves could be hidden in any neighborhood. Around the world some 27 million people, including women and girls, are the victims of trafficking,…

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