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Judge orders freedom for alleged 9/11 plotter tortured on Rumsfeld’s orders

A terror war prisoner, once considered of such high value by the Bush administration that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ordered he be tortured, has taken his first step toward freedom thanks to a federal district court judge, who ordered the government to free him after nearly 10 years…

Courthouse fire delays Lil Wayne sentencing

NEW YORK — Platinum-selling rapper Lil Wayne appeared to have won at least one more day of freedom Tuesday when his sentencing on a weapons charge in New York was delayed due to a courthouse fire. The fire at the New York state court complex in downtown Manhattan injured eight…

Ron Paul dominates CPAC with largest, loudest audience

Did Ron Paul just launch his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012? To anyone who watched any of the other Republican stars give their speeches at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the difference between Paul and the rest was clearly one of enthusiasm and volume. Indeed, it…

CPAC speaker: Obama’s ‘notion of freedom’ is ‘snorting cocaine’

WASHINGTON — One of the early speakers at Thursday’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference kickoff didn’t waste much time before launching a personal attack on President Barack Obama. “It’s always a delight to participate in CPAC,” began Young America’s Foundation spokesman Jason Mattera. “This is like our Woodstock. Except unlike…

‘Sneaky’ China convicts dissident on Christmas Day

Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders condemned China’s conviction of a political dissident Friday, suggesting that officials “sneakily” handed down a guilty verdict on Christmas Day to minimize attention from the West. “It is a disgrace that Liu Xiaobo is going to spend the next eleven years in prison when…

Prisoner at center of ‘KopBusters’ campaign may soon be freed

The woman at the epicenter of a Texas filmmaker’s crusade against allegedly corrupt police may soon be freed thanks to a federal judge’s decision to vacate her sentence. Yolanda Madden, who was jailed in 2005 after being convicted of possession of and intent to distribute narcotics, was the reason that…

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