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Remembering Ben Bradlee
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Watergate, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
No-one took on the aura of the swashbuckling newspaperman with more style than Ben Bradlee, who became one of the great editors. He loved the life, but he was also a man of steel.
Prison Guard Sexually Assaults Dozens of Inmates, Strikes Deal to Avoid Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, Education, History, Law, Police, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.
Monsanto Still Clashing With Brazilian Soy Exporters Over Royalties
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Brazil, Ecology, Global economy, Politics )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto's push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant's patented seeds, some saying such a liability - even for a fee - may not be worth possible "embarrassment" to the industry.
UK Wind Farms Outshine Nuclear Power Output
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Global warming, Nuclear, Politics, SciTech, Science, UK, Weather )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation's nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.
Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting 'Millions' in Social Security - Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.
Internet Trolls Face Up to Two Years in Jail Under New Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Trolls, Internet, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
Blame Game: Karl Rove Covered Up Discovery of Chemical Weapons in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: WMD, Iraqq, Politics, Pentagon, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
Karl Rove, a powerful senior advisor to President George W. Bush, is to blame for covering up the discovery of nearly 5,000 chemical munitions in Iraq, Republican insiders told the Daily Beast.
'Scandalous': 1.6m UK Pensioners Living in Poverty - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Health, Human rights, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
More than one and a half million British pensioners are "floundering" on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.
Muzzled: New UK Laws Punish Owners of 'Dangerous' Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Health, Politics, Security, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
Owners of dangerous dogs could face fines of up to £20,000 under new laws designed to prevent dog attacks.The laws, which will come into effect next week, will also mean animals deemed 'dangerous' must be muzzled or microchipped.
Headgear Caps Divisions in Myanmar Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: asia, government, politics, Myanmer, parliament, dress code )

Naoko
- 9 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked the parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss.
Britain's Fracking Trespass Law Flouts UK Citizens' Democratic Rights - Naomi Klein
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Fracking, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
Recent legislative changes, which enable fracking firms to drill beneath UK citizens' land without their permission, flout Britons' fundamental democratic rights, author and activist Naomi Klein warns.
Arizona Teacher Fired After Defending Student From Racist Insults
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
An elementary school teacher in Fountain Hills, Arizona, believes she did the right thing when she defended a young black student from racist insults. However, allegations that she was the one doing the bullying caused her to lose her job.
GMO Lies Debunked: Food Labeling Will Not Significantly Raise Prices for Consumers - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, GMO, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
Mandatory labeling of genetically-engineered foods available to consumers would result in a cost increase of $2.30 per person each year, according to a new study that analyzed research on labeling costs ahead of Oregon's ballot initiative on the issue.
'Muslim Free Zone': Arkansas Gun Range Bans Islamic Customers
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Politics, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - rt.com
A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged complaints over "Allah Akbar" ringtones belonging to Islamic customers with poor English skills.
UK to Allow Fracking Drilling Under People's Land Without Their Consent
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 27 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
 

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