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Tobacco Giant to Pay $23bn Damages to Florida Smoker's Widow
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge "this runaway verdict."
US Rights Groups Condemn NSA Spying, Religious Slurs Against Muslim-Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Hacking, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, SciTech, Security, Snowden, USA )

Ray
- 13 days ago - rt.com
Following reports on the FBI and NSA's targeting of Muslim-Americans, an alliance of 44 civil rights groups has sent a letter to President Obama, while the NSA faces criticism over racial slurs.
14 Facts That Prove Animals Are Winning
Offbeat  (tags: GREAT NEWS, education, activists, safety, internet, law, media, news, humans, interesting, GoodNews, rescued, conservation, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalcruelty, prevention, Body-Mind-Spirit, CoolStuff, environment, pictures, pets )

Kelly
- 17 days ago - peta.org
I looked at the page and it is so incredibly encouraging. Please keep and share with your friends and read when feeling, "WHY AM I DOING THIS ????" or "AM I EVEN DOING ANY GOOD" or "DO SIGNING PETITIONS EVEN WORK" lastly "DO TWEETSTORMS REALLY WORK".
Campaign Against Full-Face Muslim Veils Launched in Austria
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Religion )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
As part of his party's plan to introduce a bill banning full-face veils, Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache posted on a social network an image of a young blonde woman with the phrase "Too beautiful for a veil."
Free Speech Banned: Student Group Sues 4 US Universities That 'Stifle Dissent'
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Education, Human rights, Law, Robert Bridge, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - rt.com
Arguing that free speech is suffering at colleges across the US, an advocacy group filed lawsuits against four universities, seeking to strengthen the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )

Ray
- 26 days ago - rt.com
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 28 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
168 Children Rescued, 281 Pimps Arrested in Mass Sex-Trafficking Sting
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
A week-long operation across the US against child sex trafficking has resulted in the rescue of almost 170 children and the arrest of 281 pimps, according to the FBI.
Last Nazi on Trial? US Authorities Arrest Suspected 89-Year-Old Death Camp Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Germany, Law, USA, War )

Ray
- 36 days ago - rt.com
An 89-year-old Czechoslovakian immigrant was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face charges related to allegations that he worked for the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II.
Elderly, Disabled Philadelphia Inmate Sets Record for Being Held Without Trial
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Human rights, Law, USA )

Ray
- 37 days ago - rt.com
A man who was held in Philadelphia's prison system without trial for seven years - the longest-ever such term in the city's jails, it is believed - was moved to a nursing home on Monday, two years after he was deemed incompetent to stand trial.
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures (GRAPHIC)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Military, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 38 days ago - rt.com
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.
Supreme Court Rules Against Third-Party Gun Purchases
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
In a ruling that will help federal prosecutors crack down on one of the most common ways of illegally trafficking guns, the US Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling that upheld the ban of 'straw purchasers' during gun sales.
Forced Marriage Law 'a Huge Step Forward'
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Forced marriage, NSPCC, UK )

Ray
- 40 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Campaigners have welcomed a law coming into effect in England and Wales making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage as "a huge step forward".
Obama Cites Australia's Gun Confiscation Program as Example for US
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Australia, Law, Obama, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration may be looking for an example in Australia as the White House considers potential new firearm laws for the United States in the wake of the latest in a series of devastating school shootings.
Italy Leaves Hundreds of Refugees Stranded Without Food - UN
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, EU, Hate crimes, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Politics, Protest )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
The Italian authorities stranded refugees without food or shoes in car parks outside Rome and Milan, says the UN. Italy is struggling to deal with the 50,000 immigrants that have arrived this year and has asked the EU to help mitigate the crisis.
 

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