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on September 13, 2014 in World News

DC cop under fire for harassing man filming arrest

DC cop under fire for harassing man filming arrest The Police Chief in Washington, DC, is speaking out against one of her officers and in support of a man who stopped to record police arresting a man on a sidewalk only to be harassed by police and suspected of involvement in a crime for doing so. Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Cathy Lanier said she was surprised by the officer’s actions in the incident that happened this week, and that he is now under investigation because for clearly violating the department’s own regulations. In the cell-phone video recording posted on… View Article

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on September 13, 2014 in World News

‘It’s important to preserve the Internet as an open platform for free expression’

‘It’s important to preserve the Internet as an open platform for free expression’ The Internet is a place for communications, free expression and an exchange of information without a heavy-handed corporate thumb and that must be preserved, Internet Slowdown activist Casey Rae said. On September 10, activists with the support of Mozilla, Reddit, Netflix, Foursquare, Vimeo and WordPress held the ‘Internet Slowdown’ protest against a US plan that would segregate Internet surfing speeds and abolish the principle of “net neutrality.” Under the rules proposed by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), big telecom companies like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T would… View Article

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on September 13, 2014 in World News

FDA ignored expert objections and its own advisory panel and approved deadly new painkiller

FDA ignored expert objections and its own advisory panel and approved deadly new painkiller Over the objections of its own advisory panel, the FDA has approved another killer drug which hit pharmacy shelves in March – a powerful new painkiller named Zohydro which is 10 times stronger than Vicodin. In approving the drug, the FDA ignored an overwhelming 11 to 2 vote against approval by the advisory panel and dire warnings and objections from state attorneys general and a coalition of health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups. Zohydro set to become the king of the opiods Zohydro is a… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Rob Ford’s medical shock gives Olivia Chow a second chance

                                        Rob Ford’s medical shock gives Olivia Chow a second chance Olivia Chow’s campaign has been given a glimmer of hope, writes Royson James. Mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and John Tory have responded with class to the shocking news that Mayor Rob Ford is hospitalized with a tumour in his belly. At a debate Thursday, Chow asked attendees to say a prayer for Ford to return to the race for mayor. By mid-afternoon Friday we’ll know if Ford’s name will remain… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Mulcair says Trudeau not ready to govern

                  Mulcair says Trudeau not ready to govern With only a year to go before the next federal election, New Democrats have joined Conservatives in trying to knock Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau off his perch as the front-runner. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair declared open season Thursday on Trudeau, mocking the “getting ready to lead” slogan used in the most recent Liberal ad. “They won’t tell us what they’ll do but they think it’s reassuring to tell us that their guy’s getting ready,” Mulcair said in a campaign-style stem-winder wrapping up a two-day… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Trudeau defends pot legalization policy

              Trudeau defends pot legalization policy Justin Trudeau on Thursday accused the government of fear-mongering with its attacks on his pot legalization policy. “A UN study says out of 29 developed countries, Canada is No. 1 in teen marijuana use,” Trudeau told reporters. “The approach (Justice Minister Peter) MacKay and (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper are using of prohibition isn’t helping kids and millions of dollars are funnelling to gangs.” The Liberal leader said evidence supports his policy to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana sales like alcohol, a policy he insists will make it more… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Harper OKs Canada-China foreign investment deal after lengthy delay

                      Harper OKs Canada-China foreign investment deal after lengthy delay Canada-China FIPA deal caused controversy within Harper cabinet The controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) was signed in 2012 and is meant to provide a framework of legal obligations and rights that would enhance foreign investment. Harper said in 2012 that he “absolutely” expected that it will make a “practical difference.” China ratified the deal quickly, but the Harper government did not. 5 things to know about the Canada-China investment treaty First Nations loses bid to block… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Suspected Mexican Cartel Hitman Charged In Shooting Of Texas Family During Dinner

                      Suspected Mexican Cartel Hitman Charged In Shooting Of Texas Family During Dinner A suspected Mexican cartel hitman has been charged for the brutal double murder of a Texas family. The brutal killings occurred as the family members were sitting down for dinner together in the Texas border area home in Hidalgo county. This week, Justice of the Peace Charlie Espinoza formally charged 21-year-old suspected cartel hit man Jose Carlos Campos Martinez with two counts of capital murder and set his bond at $1,750,000 before sending him back to his… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Illegal Aliens Kidnapped and Assaulted Minor Female

                      Dallas PD Confirms Illegal Aliens Kidnapped and Assaulted Minor Female Near SMU Three Mexican citizens, who are present in the United States illegally, have been arrested in conjunction with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl near the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU). The three men were arrested on Wednesday morning after the van they were driving was stopped by SMU police officers who noticed the vehicle driving erratically. The minor female had been walking from one relative’s home to another relative’s home at about 4:30… View Article

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on September 12, 2014 in World News

Support for Pathway to Citizenship among Blacks Plummets

                              Support for Pathway to Citizenship among Blacks Plummets Black Americans’ support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants has plummeted in the last year as the flood of illegal immigrant juveniles coming across the U.S-Mexico border has highlighted the negative impact illegal immigration has on American workers, especially black Americans. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that while 75% of blacks supported a pathway to citizenship in the spring, only 59% do now. Among all Americans, 53% support it now compared to 64%… View Article

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