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Shots fired near White House

News sources are reporting that shots were fired near the White House at 9:04 PM on Friday evening. According to reports, two vehicles were involved in the gunfire on the National Mall. An AK-47 has been recovered from one car that was abandoned by a fleeing suspect, who was last…

Georgia militia group planned ricin attack to ‘save the Constitution’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that four members of a fringe militia used a book written by Fox News “expert” Mike Vanderboegh as a basis for a plot to commit domestic terrorism. Federal law enforcement authorities on Tuesday arrested four Georgia senior citizens for allegedly plotting to kill…

U.S. condemns ‘provocative’ mosque attack in Israel

WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday condemned what it called a “dangerous and provocative” attack on a mosque in a Bedouin village in Israel, calling on law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice. “The United States strongly condemns the dangerous and provocative attacks on a mosque in the…

Senators Leahy, Paul propose expanded oversight of PATRIOT Act

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced an amendment to the PATRIOT Act on Monday that attempts to safeguard American’s civil liberties by increasing oversight of government surveillance powers. The Leahy-Paul amendment [PDF] requires an expansion of public reporting on the use of…

FBI disables ‘Coreflood’ botnet, seizes servers

WASHINGTON – The US authorities have disabled a vast network of virus-infected computers used by cyber criminals to steal passwords and financial information, the Justice Department and FBI announced Wednesday. The “Coreflood” botnet is believed to have operated for nearly a decade and to have infected more than two million…

GOP state lawmaker: America like Gaddafi because of abortion

A Republican state representative from Georgia compared access to legal abortions in the United States to the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on his Facebook profile Saturday. Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin’s remark was first revealed by the liberal blog Georgia Politico. “This is nothing but pure evil,” Franklin…

White House calls on Congress to make ‘illegal streaming’ a felony

A white paper recently published by the White House’s Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator urged Congress to make “illegal streaming” of content a felony and allow law enforcement to wiretap those suspected of being involved in copyright infringement. Under current law, copyright infringement already carries felony penalties,…

Seattle restaurant puts TSA workers on no-eat list

A restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is so tired of the way the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been treating their customers that they’ve actually banned agents from eating at the establishment. KC McLawson, a worker at the restaurant, told journalist Christopher Elliott exactly how far her boss had taken…

TSA agents admit to stealing $160,000 from bags at JFK Airport

Law enforcement authorities said Wednesday that two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers had been arrested for stealing from bags at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified agents Davon Webb, 30 and Persad Coumar, 44, as the suspects. Coumar had been an agent since…

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