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Washington Post

A secret FBI intelligence unit helped detain a group of war protestors in a downtown Washington parking garage in April 2002 and interrogated some of them on videotape about their political and religious beliefs, newly uncovered documents

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BBC News

Home Secretary John Reid said there would be some people, "in the minority who will be more concerned about what they claim are civil liberties intrusions. But the vast majority of people find their life is more upset by people who make their li

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telegraph.co.uk

Checks will be made on all children to identify potential criminals under an extension of the "surveillance state" announced by Tony Blair. A Downing Street review of law and order also foreshadowed greater use of sophisticated CCTV, an exp

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Washington Post

Private businesses such as rental and mortgage companies and car dealers are checking the names of customers against a list of suspected terrorists and drug traffickers made publicly available by the Treasury Dept, sometimes denying services

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AP

FBI Director Robert Mueller struggled to convince skeptical senators that - despite recent abuses - the FBI should retain Patriot Act authority to gather telephone, e-mail and financial records without a judge's approval. "The statute did

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Washington Post

Private businesses such as rental and mortgage companies and car dealers are checking the names of customers against a list of suspected terrorists and drug traffickers made publicly available by the Treasury Dept., denying services to ordinary peopl

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New York Times

Lawyers for New York City, responding to a request to unseal records of police surveillance leading up to the 2004 Republican convention in New York, say that the documents should remain secret because the news media will "fixate upon and sensat

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NY Times

A year before the 2004 Republican National Convention, teams of undercover NY City police officers traveled to cities across the country, Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of people who planned to protest at the convention, according t

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Washington Post

The Justice Department's inspector general revealed on March 9 that the FBI has been systematically abusing one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue "national security letters."

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Devvy Kidd

All of us at one time or another have looked up into the sky and seen those beautiful, fluffy clouds floating by or some that just seem to hang there for our enjoyment. Some of them look as soft as a pillow. But, over the decade,...

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Reason magazine

The FBI was already hip to "deficiencies" in the system before the report hit the presses, FBI Director Robert Mueller insists in an addendum to the report, while thanking the Inspector General for finding a pile more. Embattled Attorney Ge

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AP

The grocer, the butcher, a cabinet maker and several other members of the town's Mennonite community are said to be planning to move to Arkansas over a Missouri requirement that all drivers be photographed if they want a license.

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AP

(Hey, right) Remocrats and Depublicans sternly warned the FBI on Tuesday that it could lose its broad power to collect telephone, e-mail and financial records to hunt terrorists after revelations of widespread abuses of the authority detailed

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Washington Post

The FBI, which has been critizized for improperly gathering telephone records in terrorism cases, has told its agents they may still ask phone companies to voluntarily hand over toll records in emergencies by using a new set of procedures,

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Sun Sentinel

In addition to the city, the suit names as defendants Detectives Andre Bruna and Sean Visners, the two officers who shot Diotaiuto; Police Chief David Boyett; the SWAT team leader and two other SWAT members who broke down Diotaiuto's door.

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Washington post

Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, the State Department is warning would-be travelers to brace for lengthy delays in getting U.S. passports, even when they pay a hefty fee to speed their applications.

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Wendy McElroy

One of the myriad benefits of knowing the late Great Murray Rothbard is being able to view politcial developments in economic terms. Thus, one of the first phrases that came to mind when a friend recently vented to me over the phone was "transa