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Long Search For 6-Year-Old’s Seizure Relief Ends With Medical Marijuana

(thinkprogress.com) Before she started using medical marijuana, Charlotte Figi wassuffering from seizures lasting 2 to 4 hours that landed her in the hospital and several times stopped her heart. She lost the ability to walk, talk, and eat, and her parents said their goodbyes on several occasions. Doctors had her on seven different potent, addictive medications; [...]

The United States wiretapped the mail of the European Parliament

I can’t say I’m surprised – but we’ve got the United States and its security bureaucrats digging through our e-mail in the European Parliament. Mashable reveals that the United States has demanded information from Google about the communications of two Wikileaks activists. One of them is the Icelander Smári McCarthy (pictured). These events catch our interest here [...]

NSA whistleblowers: Agency casts wide net… over most of America

6:36 PM 06/06/2013 NEW YORK (AP) — Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new window on an operation that has been in place for years and involves all major U.S. phone [...]

Long Search For 6-Year-Old’s Seizure Relief Ends With Medical Marijuana

08 August 2013

(thinkprogress.com) Before she started using medical marijuana, Charlotte Figi wassuffering from seizures lasting 2 to 4 hours that landed her in the hospital and several times stopped her heart. She lost the ability to walk, talk, and eat, and her parents said their goodbyes on several occasions. Doctors had her on seven different potent, addictive medications; [...]

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The United States wiretapped the mail of the European Parliament

24 June 2013

I can’t say I’m surprised – but we’ve got the United States and its security bureaucrats digging through our e-mail in the European Parliament. Mashable reveals that the United States has demanded information from Google about the communications of two Wikileaks activists. One of them is the Icelander Smári McCarthy (pictured). These events catch our interest here [...]

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NSA whistleblowers: Agency casts wide net… over most of America

06 June 2013

6:36 PM 06/06/2013 NEW YORK (AP) — Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new window on an operation that has been in place for years and involves all major U.S. phone [...]

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France says tests prove Syria used nerve gas; U.S. sends Patriots to Jordan

05 June 2013

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN | Tue Jun 4, 2013 7:19pm EDT (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday it had performed tests that proved President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had used nerve gas in Syria’s civil war, a “red line” that the United States and other countries have repeatedly said would demand a response. Washington separately said it would deploy Patriot [...]

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Attack on Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan kills one guard

Attack on Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan kills one guard

29 May 2013

(Reuters) – Insurgents attacked the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing an Afghan guard in the second major assault on a humanitarian organization in less than a week. Seven staff members, believed to be the total number of foreign workers at the ICRC in [...]

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Ariel Castro charged with kidnapping, rape in Cleveland case

08 May 2013

(Reuters) – Cleveland resident Ariel Castro was charged on Wednesday with raping and kidnapping three women who were rescued on Monday after nearly a decade in captivity at his house. Castro’s two brothers Pedro and Onil, originally arrested in the case, were not charged, said prosecutor Victor Perez at a news conference. The charges came [...]

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Southern California coast wildfire threatens 4,000 homes

03 May 2013

(Reuters) – A fierce, wind-whipped brush fire grew along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles on Friday, threatening thousands of homes and a military base as about 200 dwellings were evacuated and a university campus closed. A force of more than 900 firefighters had managed by daybreak to carve containment lines around about 10 [...]

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Inmate missing since 1999 surrenders in Oklahoma

26 April 2013

(AP) LAWTON, Okla. – Authorities say a murder suspect who’s been on the run since a brazen escape from an Oklahoma jail with eight other inmates in 1999 has turned himself in. David Lee Kemp was the only inmate to elude capture after escaping the Comanche County jail on March 11, 1999. He was awaiting [...]

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Family: Wife of bombing suspect in shock, ‘cries a lot’

Family: Wife of bombing suspect in shock, ‘cries a lot’

23 April 2013

(CNN) — The widow of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is “doing everything she can to assist with the investigation,” of the Boston Marathon bombing, attorney Amato DeLuca said in a statement Tuesday. Katherine Russell last saw her husband Thursday, just hours before he died in a gun battle with police, according to a source close to [...]

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Two arrested in Canada over alleged passenger train terrorist plot

Two arrested in Canada over alleged passenger train terrorist plot

23 April 2013

Two men were arrested on Monday night and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida “elements” in Iran, Canadian police said. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who live in Montreal and Toronto, were planning to derail a Via Rail passenger train in Toronto but posed [...]

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