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Video: Man wrongly convicted of murder released after 24 years in prison

Video: Man wrongly convicted of murder released after 24 years in prison

In the US, a man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit, has finally been freed. In 1995, Shaurn Thomas was convicted of the murder of … Via Youtube

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Rehabilitating Dubya: Reality and its enemies

Rehabilitating Dubya: Reality and its enemies

There is an ongoing reality that is destroying hundreds of thousands of lives in the Middle East. And though most Americans are ignorant of the fact, and many of those who should be in the know would deny it, the suffering flows directly from decisions taken by Washington over the last 27 years. Some of the facts of the matter have just been presented by the first Global Conflict Medicine Congress held at the American University of Beirut (AUB) earlier this month (11-14 May 2017). It has drawn attention to two dire consequences of the war policies Americans have carried on in the region: cancer-causing munition material and drug-resistant bacteria.

Cancer-causing munition material: Materials such as tungsten and mercury are found in the casing of penetrating bombs used in the first and second Gulf wars. These have had long-term effects on survivors, especially those who have been wounded by these munitions. Iraqi-trained and Harvard-educated Dr. Omar Dewachi, a medical anthropologist at AUB fears that “the base line of cancers [appearing in those exposed to these materials] has become very aggressive. … When a young woman of 30, with no family history of cancer, has two different primary cancers – in the breast and in the oesophagus – you have to ask what is happening.” To this can be added that doctors are now “overwhelmed by the sheer (more…)

Business Group Fawns Over Trump

Business Group Fawns Over Trump

Many U.S. business groups groused about President Obama even as their companies thrived but are lavishing praise on President Trump despite doubts over his first four months, notes Barbara Koeppel. By Barbara Koeppel We’ve heard a lot about fake news. What about fake ads? Surely they deserve the “Pinocchio” reality check. President Donald Trump delivering […]

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New accuser sues Dennis Hastert, alleging sexual abuse

New accuser sues Dennis Hastert, alleging sexual abuse

Less than three months before Dennis Hastert’s scheduled release from prison, a new accuser has come forward with allegations saying he was sodomized by Hastert decades ago, according to a lawsuit filed in Kendall County on Friday.

The lawsuit comes nearly two years after an explosive indictment into secret hush-money payments brought down Hastert, a local coaching legend who became one of the country’s most powerful politicians. Federal prosecutors said the former U.S. House speaker touched at least five male students when he was a Yorkville High School coach from 1965 to 1981.

Hastert, 75, did not face sex-related charges because prosecutors said the statute of limitations had long expired. He instead admitted to committing a financial crime — withdrawing more than $950,000 from banks in a way that would avoid detection, in an effort to keep the victim quiet.

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JPMorgan Sounds Alarm On Size Of US Debt, Warns Of Financial Crisis

JPMorgan Sounds Alarm On Size Of US Debt, Warns Of Financial Crisis

  After yesterday Goldman mocked Trump’s budget (ironic as it was Trump’s ex-Goldman Chief Economic Advisor who conceived it) and said it had zero chance of being implemented, today it was JPM’s turn to share some purely philosophical thoughts on the shape of future US income and spending, which as we learned yesterday could balance […]

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U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – May 26, 2017

U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – May 26, 2017

  This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. Carrier strike group (CSG) is […]

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Ultrafast missile interceptor developed

Ultrafast missile interceptor developed

Straight from the CCP mouthpiece, China Military:   China has developed a new type of ultrafast anti-missile interceptor capable of knocking down an incoming projectile that is flying 10 times faster than a bullet, according to the nation’s largest missile maker. China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, one of the major defense contractors for the […]

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Merkel wants “Fight” for EU Future

Merkel wants “Fight” for EU Future

  Here comes the military push German Chancellor Angela Merkel has elevated the EU nationalist rhetoric with a swipe at both the UK and the US as she and other seek to push for a increasingly integrated European Union. “And that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate […]

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Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say

Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say

NBCMay 26, 2017 Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News. Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge […]

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Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria ‘fact of life’: Pentagon chief

Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria ‘fact of life’: Pentagon chief

Civilian death in the fight against Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria is merely a “fact of life,” US Defense Secretary James Mattis says, noting that Washington’s has shifted its tactic against the terror group from “attrition” to “annihilation.” Speaking to CBS on Sunday, Mattis said the change of policy was primarily aimed at preventing […]

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