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Aug 25, 2014

City Councilman Ben Kallos wants to revamp FOIL law but withholds personal office documents

City Councilman Ben Kallos wants to speed up Freedom of Information requests - but he’s a slug himself at responding to them...

Aug 15, 2014

Federal appeals court revives challenge to New York City circumcision law

City regulation of a controversial circumcision ritual must be reviewed under “strict scrutiny” to determine whether it infringes on Orthodox Jews’ freedom of religion, a federal appeals court ruled Friday...

Aug 21, 2014

Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

(AP) -- While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they -- and their money -- are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer. The city's tourism auth... #Las Vegas, NV #Nevada #Paris #Elton John #Celine Dion #Cher #Wynn Resorts, Limited #Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Aug 26, 2014

American Douglas McAuthur McCain reportedly fighting for ISIS when killed in Syria

A State Department spokeswoman said that an American who grew up in Minnesota and attended college in San Diego has been killed overseas but declined to confirm a report that he died in Syria while fighting for ISIS. Jen Psaki confirmed the death of ... #Syria #Minnesota #US State Department #Facebook #NBC News #Free Syrian Army

Aug 17, 2014

Zimmerman: The legacy of the '60s riots

On Aug. 28, 1964, African-Americans began three nights of rioting in Philadelphia. It was exactly a year after Martin Luther King Jr. issued his iconic call for black freedom and equality at the March on Washington. A half-century later we imprison d... #Lyndon B. Johnson #Martin Luther King, Jr. #Missouri #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 25, 2014

Five organisers of unofficial referendum arrested in Macau

Detention of volunteers gives rise to fear over freedom of speech in former Portuguese colony Authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city Macau have detained five organisers of an unofficial political referendum, amid fears of tightening restrict... #Lyndon B. Johnson #Martin Luther King, Jr. #Missouri #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 29, 2014

Socialism for the rich

Who are the real scroungers? Free-marketeers decry 'big government' yet the City and big business benefit hugely from the state from bailouts to the billions made from privatisation. Socialism does exist in Britain but only for the rich Socialism liv... #United Kingdom #Nick Clegg #Financial Times #Deloitte #Margaret Hodge #PricewaterhouseCoopers #KPMG #Ernst & Young

Aug 23, 2014

Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

(AP) -- Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon. That deed on July 23, 1944, was Madeleine Riffaud's summons to Pari... #Europe #Paris

Aug 18, 2014

SC Ports again seek cruise terminal permit

(AP) -- Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project. Documents provided The Associated Press through the ... #South Carolina #Army Corps of Engineers #Charleston, SC

Aug 16, 2014

Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

(AP) -- Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government. Imran Khan, a famous cricketer who now leads the... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Lahore #Nawaz Sharif #Taliban #Imran Khan