Mother Sentenced to Death for Burning Daughter Alive

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A court in Pakistan sentenced a mother to death on Monday for burning her daughter alive as punishment for marrying without the family’s consent.

Burned alive: Zeenat Rafiq died after her mother and brother tied her up and set her on fire in the family home in Lahore, eastern Pakistan

Parveen Bibi confessed before

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NSA will Now Share Information “Un-Scrubbed”

On Thursday The New York Times reported that the Obama administration had recently finalized rules to give the National Security Agency (NSA) more leeway in sharing its vast trove of intercepted communications with the 15 other government agencies that make up the Intelligence Community.

Previously, agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency and the

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Obamacare Repeal May Lead to Axing Planned Parenthood

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would cut federal money for Planned Parenthood as part of their repeal of Obamacare — a move that could affect 50,000 Wisconsin patients of the group.

Planned Parenthood has 21 clinics in Wisconsin providing services such as contraceptives, screening for cervical cancer and treatment of

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Proposed Ban on Body Armor

A new piece of legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives, H. R. 378, labeled the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, which if enacted would deprive law abiding citizens of another means of self defense.

The legislation, forwarded by Rep. Mike Honda, would ban citizens from ownership of enhanced

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2017 NDAA Quietly Signed by Obama

Washington, D.C. – Last week, with Americans busy preparing for the holidays and mostly oblivious to the happenings within the halls of power, President Obama quietly signed 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, which authorizes $611 billion in military spending for 2017.

In a statement, Obama said that:

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Sentenced to 3 Years in Penal Colony for Insulting Putin

Three years in a penal colony for calling Putin a fascist; no wonder no one insults Nazarbayev

With President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

A 46-year old in Aktobe was found guilty and sentenced to three years in a penal colony for criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin on Facebook.

Sanat Dosov —

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U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Navy Seize 26 Tons of Cocaine

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More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific.

Pallets containing more than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million sit on the flight deck of

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“Heartbeat” Abortion Bill Passed in Ohio

Donald Trump’s election, and a presumption that he’ll appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, spurred Ohio Republicans to pass what would effectively be the nation’s strictest time-based abortion law, a legislator said.

Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday passed a controversial “Heartbeat Bill” that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of

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Laws Targeting the Homeless Spreading Across the U.S.

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If you want to be a “Good Samaritan” to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first. All over the country, cities are passing laws that make it illegal to feed and shelter the homeless.

Homeless people sleep near the entrance to the McPherson Square

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Glitchy Case Management Software Getting People Arrested in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif.—Most pieces of software don’t have the power to get someone arrested—but Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager does. This is the case management software that runs on the computers of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of court clerks and judges in county courthouses across the US. (Federal courts use an entirely different system.)

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