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cNet

The U.S. Congress is poised to create a set of massive new government databases that all employers must use to investigate the immigration status of current and future employees or face stiff penalties. [government approves of whether you can work]

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thenewspaper.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has orchestrated the spending of more than $30 million in federal gas tax dollars between now and June 3 to encourage local and state police to set up ticketing roadblocks under a program called

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Action

DISCLAIMER: If you think the claims we make below are exaggerated or unfounded, you are free, as always, to sit this one out. But we hope you will remember our warnings. We won't say "we told you so" when the things we predict below act

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by Ted Rall

The Republican Party held its 2004 convention at Madison Square Garden. The NYPD, however, wasn't worried about Al Qaeda. For them, the real threat to law and order were anti-Bush protesters. So they spied on .... Ted Rall.

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A Michigan man who used a coffee shop's unsecured Wi-Fi to check his e-mail from his car could have faced up to five years in prison, according to local TV station WOOD. But it seems few in the village of Sparta, Mich., were aware that using an u

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Reason

In a teary-eyed press conference, more becoming of an emotionally incontinent Hollywood starlet who has won an Oscar than a prime minister who has been in power for 10 years, Tony Blair announced last week that he will pack his bags and leave

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NY Times

A top Justice Department official thought President Bush's no-warrant wiretapping program was so questionable that he refused for a time to reauthorize it, leading to a standoff with White House officials at the bedside of the ailing attorney gen

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Frontline (PBS)

Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terror jeopardizing our civil liberties? FRONTLINE examines the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program, the FBI's seizure of records on 250,000 ordinary Americans vacationing

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thenewspaper.com

The police yanked Avila out of the car, put her in handcuffs and took her to a hospital to obtain medical clearance so that she could be booked on charges of DUI. Police refused her requests for a wheelchair, kept her hands cuffed behind her back and

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Global Reseach

The US government and Washington elites are aggressively ramping up their "war or terrorism" rhetoric and propaganda, stoking fear and paranoia in order bolster its war agenda, and reinvigorate the mass public perception of new and growing

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PC World

A privacy committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has joined a growing chorus of voices opposed to the controversial Real ID bill, which proposes to create a national standard for state driver's licenses and other forms of state-iss

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NY Times

Gov. Eliot Spitzer is proposing a major expansion of New York’s database of DNA samples to include people convicted of most crimes, while making it easier for prisoners to use DNA to try to establish their innocence.

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Popular Photography

Your family photos could get you arrested. Just ask one New Jersey grandmother. Three-year-old Sarah M. is either a toddler in her birthday suit playing in the garden, or a nude temptress with a sultry look who requires protection from the culprits

News Link • Global Reported By Trouser Chili
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Columbus Dispatch

Some central Ohio Latinos say they were targeted this past weekend when law-enforcement officials ran a checkpoint for drunken drivers on the Cinco de Mayo holiday, just blocks from apartment complexes with heavy immigrant populations.

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