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Broken Lives of Immigrants Deported From US to Mexico
Offbeat  (tags: immigrants, deported, Mexico, USA )

Ray
- 35 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Almost two million undocumented immigrants have been deported from the US since Barack Obama entered the White House, more than under any previous president.
All 50 States Now Have Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions!!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, felony, USA, environment )

Cher
- 39 days ago - aldf.org
On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the final state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty.
Snowden Leak: NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers
Offbeat  (tags: technology, Hacking, Intelligence, Internet, Security, USA )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
Yet more previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Hundreds of Immigrant Detainees Go on Hunger Strike in Washington
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Immigration, Law, Security, USA )

Ray
- 45 days ago - rt.com
At least 750 detainees at an immigration detention center in Washington have gone on hunger strike to protest against deportations. Activists gathered outside the facility in a demonstration to show their solidarity for the strikers
Pentagon: ​Climate Change Enables Terrorism
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Ecology, Military, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 46 days ago - rt.com
The US Defense Department stressed threats to global stability and American hegemony posed by climate change in its latest Quadrennial Defense Review, declaring that an erratic climate will likely cause increased "terrorist activity," among other impacts.
Sea Turtles Make Their Annual Run for the Water
Offbeat  (tags: Loggerhead sea turtles, Florida, USA, annual run )

Marie
- 51 days ago - mnn.com
March signals the beginning of the annual sea turtle nesting season in Florida, where loggerhead and green sea turtles are found in numbers not seen anywhere else in the United States.
Hidden History Found Beneath Alcatraz
Offbeat  (tags: Alcatraz, Federal Penitentiary, San Francisco Bay, USA )

Ray
- 56 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Perched on a rocky outcrop in the middle of San Francisco Bay, from the 1930s to the 1960s the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was reserved for the "worst of the worst".
​Supreme Court Hands Police More Power to Conduct Warrantless House Searches
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 56 days ago - rt.com
The US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises.
Americans Trash About 1/3 of Their Food, Worth $161bn - USDA
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Biology, Food, Health, Politics, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 56 days ago - rt.com
About 30 percent of the 430 billion pounds of food produced in the United States is wasted, an incredible statistic, especially given the lack of landfill space, not to mention the global menace of world hunger.
Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 61 days ago - rt.com
The CEO of ExxonMobil - the top producer of natural gas in the US - has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
American Military Banned From Purchasing Flags Made in China
Offbeat  (tags: Army, China, Law, Military, Politics, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 61 days ago - rt.com
Any American flag purchased by the US Defense Department from now on will be legally required to have been made in the United States.
Nuclear Site Whistleblower Fired After Complaining About Safety Conditions
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Employment, Energy, Health, Nuclear, USA )

Ray
- 62 days ago - rt.com
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out.
Utah Considers Law to Increase SWAT Raid Transparency
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Police, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 63 days ago - rt.com
Following controversial raids by the state's SWAT teams in recent years, Utah is now poised to vote on a police reform bill that's almost unlike any other implemented in the United States.
Food Stamp Usage Has Quadrupled Among US Service Members Since '06
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Military, USA )

Ray
- 64 days ago - rt.com
Food stamp usage among members of the US armed forces has quadrupled since 2006, as patrons of military commissaries used supplement to buy US$103.6 million of groceries in fiscal year 2013, according to the Defense Commissary Agency.
 

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