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NSA Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

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The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of…

Poverty ‘Root Cause of Terrorism’

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In a meeting with his Vatican counterpart on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement during a press gathering: “We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global basis. [......] And so we have a huge common interest in dealing…

Russia Moving into Eastern Med Oil Bonanza

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The wars for control of Syria, and actually there is more than one going on simultaneously, have a strong background in an undeclared war over who will control the region’s gigantic and newly-discovered oil and gas reserves. Now, Russia has just secured a major contract with the Syrian government. This comes after they brilliantly handed…

Iran: New Nuclear Agreement Includes Secret Side Deal

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Iran’s Chief Negotiator: “No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded,” he said. “All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue.” [ Such agreements, made without lawmaker or public scrutiny, invariably come back to haunt. As the Obama Administration has been shown to be more…

Tensions Increasing in the China Sea Region

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China and Japan are once again ratcheting up tensions with tit-for-tat territorial claims. Let’s begin with China, who has implemented a new law ordering that vessels obtain permission from Chinese authorities before fishing or surveying in two thirds of the 1.5 million square mile South China Sea. The fishing grounds are used by Vietnam, the…

DOJ’s New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Blacks

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The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a “school-to-prison” pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out…

Oops… U.S. Spy Tech Found on French-Built Satellites

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The sale of two intelligence satellites to the UAE by France for nearly a billion dollars could go south after they were found to contain American technology designed to intercept data transmitted to the ground station. The equipment, costing 3.4 billion dirhams ($930 million), constitutes two high-resolution Pleiades-type Falcon Eye military intelligence satellites, which a…