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Hillary Clinton slams Turkey over media freedom

ISTANBUL — The United States is concerned about media freedom and free speech in Turkey amid the arrest of dozens of journalists and Internet restrictions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday. “If there is an area that I’m concerned about with recent actions in Turkey … it’s the area…

U.S. sponsors global meet on religious tolerance

International experts will be invited to attend a conference in the United States this year on the free expression of religious beliefs, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Friday. “Later this year, the United States intends to invite relevant experts from around the world to the first of what we hope will be…

Connecticut governor signs law protecting transgender people

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation Wednesday that is designed to prevent discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The new law adds the phrase “gender identity or expression” to all existing state sex discrimination laws, making Connecticut the 15th state to specifically protect transgender people. Anything under authority…

Charges dropped against man who ‘flipped off’ Colorado state trooper

The Colorado State Patrol dropped a harassment charge against a 35-year-old man who allegedly displayed his middle finger to a Colorado State Patrol trooper while he was driving. FOX31 reported that Shane Boor was charged with criminal harassment after flipping off a state trooper who had pulled another driver over…

No more ‘pants on the ground’ for AR schoolkids

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) – Arkansas students who love their sagging pants should soon leave them at home. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed a bill on Wednesday that bans students from wearing clothing that exposes “underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female.” Arkansas educators have long complained about the…

OMG! FYI, the OED is like all TMI. Can we still be BFF? LOL.

The venerable Oxford English Dictionary has entered the age of Internet memes. In an statement posted on Friday, which begins by rhapsodizing about significant revisions to words in the “R” range — including rotund, rude, rumble, and ruthless — the editors go on to note that they have also made…

Former CIA analyst accosted during Clinton speech about tolerating free expression

The official position of the US Secretary of State is that countries around the world should respect their citizens’ rights to free speech, free expression and free assembly — and that’s precisely what Sec. Hillary Clinton said during a Tuesday speech at George Washington University. Unfortunately, as she spoke, not…

Pakistanis shout ‘Death to Facebook’, burn US flags

KARACHI — Pakistani protesters shouted “Death to Facebook”, “Death to America” and burnt US flags on Friday, venting growing anger over “sacrilegious” caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on the Internet. A Facebook user organised an “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day” competition to promote “freedom of expression”, inspired by an American woman…

Cyberattacks against Google may deter US firms from China: official

WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that Google’s problems in China with cyberattacks could deter US companies from investing in the Asian economic powerhouse amid rising trade tensions. “Recent events, specifically the well-publicized Google incident, have reminded us of the continued challenges faced by foreign and US companies operating…

Genetic key to cocaine addiction: study

WASHINGTON — US scientists have found a key mechanism in the brain that helps explain why cocaine is so addictive and could pave the way towards a potential cure, a study showed Thursday. Researchers revealed how the highly-addictive drug brings on changes in the brain through a process which influences…

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