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Brazilian doctors convicted for removing, selling contraband organs to the United States

Two doctors have been sent to prison in Brazil for selling contraband organs to the United States as part of a suspected trafficking scheme, law enforcement officials said Friday. The two men, Celso Roberto Scafi and Claudio Rogerio Carneiro Fernandes, are both urologists who practiced medicine in the southeastern state…

Putin signs ban on foreign bank accounts into law

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into a law on Tuesday a ban on top officials and their families holding foreign accounts in a bid to improve a government image left tarnished by a tax scandal and economic slowdown. But the measure is a watered down version of the original bill…

Mississippi suspends controversial mass pardon

The US state of Mississippi has temporarily suspended a mass 11th-hour pardon that set four convicted murderers free and sparked outrage among victims and law enforcement officials. The state’s attorney general argued Wednesday that the surprise decision by outgoing governor Haley Barbour to pardon some 200 prison inmates — including…

WATCH LIVE: Evictions imminent at Occupy Oakland

Oakland police and other law enforcement officials were gathering Monday morning to evict Occupy Oakland protesters. The Nation‘s Greg Mitchell has a live blog here. Watch this live video from Occupy Oakland, broadcast Nov. 14, 2011.…

Officials arrest 70 in major Arizona drug bust

(Reuters) – Law enforcement officials in Arizona seized thousands of pounds of narcotics and arrested at least 70 suspected drug smugglers with apparent ties to a violent drug cartel in Mexico, an official involved with the investigation in the U.S. Southwest told Reuters on Sunday. The operation, which included three…

Obama curtails Miranda rights for American terrorism suspects

The Obama administration has created a new policy that allows investigators to waive Miranda warnings for domestic-terror suspects, even when there is not an “immediate threat,” a report said Thursday. The rule was revealed by an FBI memorandum obtained by The Wall Street Journal. It says that in “exceptional cases,”…

Appeals court likely to toss key part of Arizona immigration law

Arizona’s immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state’s governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day before the election in which she’s seeking her first full term. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals signaled it was ready to toss out…

WOLVERIIIII…Fuck.

The big rumor of the day is that Evil Mexicans have invaded our valuable Texan ranches as their first step towards feeding America an eightball of Reconquista. The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the…

Stewart jabs Arizona immigration law, ‘pre-insane McCain’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart turned his comedic focus Thursday on Arizona’s controversial immigration and took a shot at Sen. John McCain in the process. SB 1070 faces stiff competition but it’s supported by McCain (R-AZ) who was once an outspoken champion of rights for undocumented workers. Stewart explained that this…

Let’s Get This Franchise CRUNK

The Wisconsin GOP is asking for inner city vote suppressors, and its request is…a bit specific. Jonathan Waclawski, the party’s election day operations, wrote in a Sept. 8 e-mail that he needed contact information for people “who would potentially be willing to volunteer … at inner city (more intimidating) polling…

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