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Arizona sues US government over illegal immigrants

PHOENIX, Arizona – Arizona is counter-suing the US government, charging that Washington has failed to protect it from an invasion of illegal immigrants and related violent crime, its governor has said. The lawsuit, which seeks federal compensation, is in response to a federal lawsuit filed by President Barack Obama’s administration…

‘BitTorrent’ exploit could be used to stage massive cyber attacks

With the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) treating successful cyber attacks by “Operation Payback” as criminal offenses, a new level of ambiguity is being introduced into the enforcement of cyber crime laws. The FBI was treating efforts by “Anonymous” and “4chan” as an “unauthorized and knowing transmission of code or…

Greenwald trashes CNN contributors for ‘extreme misinformation’ on WikiLeaks

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald tore into two CNN personalities Monday for their framing of a discussion about secrets outlet WikiLeaks. First, Greenwald blasted CNN’s Jessica Yellin for suggesting that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was profiting from the disclosure of classified information. Assange has said that he agreed to a $1.3 million…

Media outlets may be probed over WikiLeaks stories, Sen. Lieberman claims

Can the US government prosecute media outlets that reported on the WikiLeaks cables? According to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), the answer is maybe. Following the release of thousands of documents by government watchdog WikiLeaks, Lieberman told the The New York Times that he wanted to use “all legal means” against…

Fox host likens Oregon terror ‘entrapment’ to East Germany

Federal agents went too far by setting up a 19-year-old Oregon man for the attempted bombing of a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, according to one Fox Business News host. In a heated debate, Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of Freedom Watch, told Bill O’Reilly that “we will become East Germany…

Pressure rises on Obama to investigate Bush for torture

President Barack Obama is facing new demands that he investigate former President George W. Bush for ordering torture. The former president admitted in his new book Decision Points that he ordered waterboarding of terrorist detainees. Amnesty International, and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) have both called on the Obama administration to…

Larger welfare state curbs hard drug use, study finds

Increasing the size of the welfare state rather than incarcerating drug addicts may reduce the use of illicit drugs overall, research released today shows. “The work, published today, shows countries that provide a generous social security system have low levels of injecting drug use, irrespective of how punitive the drugs…

CNN reporter: Network censored footage of Iraq ‘war crime’

A former CNN Iraq correspondent suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder says his employers wouldn’t run footage he filmed of what he describes as a war crime by US troops, an Australian news source reports. Michael Ware, who covered Iraq for CNN from 2006 until last year, describes the incident as…

Dead Sea Scrolls debate spurs NY criminal trial

Academic dispute about Dead Sea Scrolls spurs NYC criminal trial over plagiarism accusations It’s a case of ancient history meeting 21st century tactics. A New York attorney went on trial Tuesday on criminal charges that accuse him of adopting electronic aliases to discredit one of his professor-father’s academic rivals. The…

Sweden to reopen rape probe of WikiLeaks founder

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A top Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday she would reopen a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, overturning a previous ruling to quash a probe of the Australian. “There is reason to believe that a crime has been committed. Considering information available at present, my judgement is…

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