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Brutal Mississippi Prisons

East Mississippi Correctional Facility is hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous. Patients with severe psychiatric disabilities go without basic mental health care. Many prisoners attempt suicide. This video is the story of a young man who succeeded.

EMCF is a cesspool. Prisoners are underfed and often held in rat-infested cells without

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Russia to Sell 10 MiG Fighter Jets to Syria

 

MOSCOW — Russia’s MiG aircraft maker said Friday it plans to sign a new agreement to ship at least 10 fighter jets to Syria, a move that comes amid international criticism of earlier Russian weapons deals with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

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MiG’s director general, Sergei Korotkov, said a Syrian delegation

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Starving Zambia Refuses Shipment of GMO’s

The Zambian Government has finally decided not to accept a donation of genetically modified food for nearly three million of its people facing famine.

The decision was taken after the Zambian Government despatched a team of scientists around the world to study the potential effects of importing GM crops.

The food aid was initially

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Eurozone Hits Record 12.2% Unemployment

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In April a further 95,000 people across the eurozone lost their jobs, says Eurostat. This marked another all-time high unemployment rate, with the total of 19.38mn people now out of work.

April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 12.2%, up from 12.1%in the previous month, according to the European Commission’s statistics office.

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Iran Terror Sponsorship Rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism overseas underwent “a marked resurgence” in 2012, reaching levels not seen in 20 years, the U.S. State Department charged on Thursday in its annual report on trends in political violence.

The report cited a series of actual and planned attacks in Europe and Asia linked to Hezbollah,

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Experimental GMO Wheat Found in Oregon Farm, Japan Cancels Order

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LONDON (MarketWatch) — Japanese authorities have cancelled a tender offer to buy wheat from the U.S., after unapproved genetically modified wheat was found in an Oregon field, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Other major wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines also said they were monitoring the situation, after the find

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Drug War Shows no Sign of Letting up

With both Colorado and Washington state moving to legalise the recreational use of marijuana in past months, numerous commentators have posited that this is the turning of the tide in the US government’s long running and largely futile “War on Drugs”, which began in earnest under the Nixon administration following the hedonistic excesses of the

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Top U.S. Tax Breaks to Cost 12 Trillion Over a Decade

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The top ten U.S. tax deductions, credits and exclusions will keep $12 trillion out of federal government coffers over the next decade, and several of them mainly benefit the wealthiest Americans, a new study from the Congressional Budget Office shows.

The top 20 percent of income earners will reap more than half of the $900

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Police Tackle 14 year old citing “Dehumanizing Stares”

Dramatic new cell phone video showed a Miami-Dade Police Officer restraining a teenager on Haulover Beach on Memorial Day; and that 14-year-old youngster and his mother say police overreacted when they arrested him.

But Police said they had to restrain the teenager because he gave them “dehumanizing stares,” clenched his fists and appeared threatening when

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Anonymous Claims Responsibility for Downing Monsanto Site

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Hackers from the Anonymous collective claimed to have infiltrated the website for the biotech giant Monsanto, which has been the subject of recent international protests.

The cyber-attack was carried out as part of #OpMonsanto, an attempt to demonstrate against Monsanto’s reach into every aspect of the food industry, from

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Colorado Gov. Signs Bill to Officially Legalize Marijuana

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On Tuesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several historic measures to implement marijuana legalization in the state, establishing Colorado as the world’s first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana market for adults.

Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization who said that “Colorado is known for many great things, marijuana should not be one

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Top U.N. Official: Ban Killer Robots

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Robots that can attack and kill without human direction should be banned before they come into existence, according to a senior UN official.

Lethal autonomous robotics (LARs) have not yet been created but are described as “the next major revolution in military affairs”.

The Terminator-style weapons systems could select, engage and kill

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Assad Confirms: Syria has Received Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles from Russia

BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Bashar al-Assad of Syria said in a television interview to be broadcast on Thursday that Russia has delivered S-300 air defense missiles to his country, weapons that Israel has said present a threat to its security and against which it is willing to use force.

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Google Glass: The Military Version

Google Glass might be new on the scene, but wearable displays aren’t unseen technology. Head-mounted displays have been projecting information into fighter pilot’s eyeballs for years now, and we recently had the chance to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest systems out there.

The first thing we got to stick

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Exxon CEO Delivers Interesting Quote

ExxonMobil on climate change Some quotes are more memorable than others.

Here’s what the chief executive officer of ExxonMobil Corp. told shareholders yesterday:

 

“What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?”

Rex Tillerson was responding to issues raised by environmental activists, who, according to reports of the annual meeting, wanted

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Walmart Found Guilty of Nationwide Hazardous Waste Dumping

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America’s largest retailer and employer has been fined over $100 million for violating environmental regulations by disposing of fertilizer, pesticide and bleach in sewage systems across the country, among other violations.

Walmart pleaded guilty to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by disposing of hazardous chemicals in garbage receptacles and sewage systems

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First Pakistan Drone Strike Since Election Kills Taliban No. 2

A U.S. drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said, in what would be a major blow in the fight against militancy.

The drone strike killed seven people, Pakistani security officials said, including Taliban deputy commander Wali-ur-Rehman, in the first such

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China to Conduct Huge “Digitized Troop” Drills

China is to test its modern ‘digitized’ military units in an exercise next month. The Chinese military says developing such units is among its priorities for modernizing the armed forces.

‘Digitized’ troops are taking advantage of modern information technology to succeed on the battlefield. Integrated computerized systems are used to gather intelligence, assess the

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Pentagon to Fight Colombian Drug War with Soap Opera’s

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The U.S. Army is introducing a new weapon in its fight to get Colombia’s guerrillas to put down their guns: the soap opera.

That’s the gist of a recent Army request for proposals, which describes the building blocks of an anti-guerrilla propaganda campaign in Colombia. According to the request, the Army wants a potential

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Singapore Forcing News Websites to Obtain License

Singapore’s government says a new policy will require online news websites to be licensed, a move that is being criticized as a form of censorship in a country where media outlets are already strictly controlled.

The policy will require websites that report regularly on Singapore news and have at least 50,000 visitors a month

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