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Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

Ray
- 47 minutes ago - rt.com
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.
US Sends 600 Troops to Eastern Europe, Warship USS Taylor Enters Black Sea
Offbeat  (tags: Baltic states, NATO, Navy, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Vessels )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the US Navy, as the Pentagon announces plans to dispatch some 600 troops to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for military exercises.
US Firms Give Autistic Workers a Chance to Shine
Offbeat  (tags: employment, autism spectrum disorder, USA )

Ray
- 3 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder.
Police May Stop Drivers Based Only on Anonymous Tip, Rules Supreme Court
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
Law enforcement officials may now stop US drivers based only on the information gleaned in an anonymous tip phoned in by a caller who dialed 911, the Supreme Court ruled in a tight decision Tuesday.
Wealth of US Middle Class Now Lower Than Canada's - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Employment, Government Spending, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - rt.com
American workers who previously made up the wealthiest middle class in the world have lost that distinction, according to new research that attributes the economic stagnation on rising income inequality in the US.
In Prison Forever: Gitmo Detainees Might Not See Freedom Even After Afghan War Ends
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Court, Guantanamo, Law, Military, USA )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
The United States military plans to end its combat role in Afghanistan later this year and close the chapter on America's longest-running war, but the Afghan men being held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay aren't expected to see any changes.
Pet Euthanasia Rates Decline at U.S. Shelters to Just Three Million a Year From 15 Million
Offbeat  (tags: USA, euthanised, animals, declined, shelter )

Marie
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
The number of pets being put down in animal shelters across the U.S. has declined dramatically in the past four decades.
Report Indicates That US Aligned Regimes Are Preparing for War
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Asia, Budget, Middle East, Military, NATO, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.
Ex-BP Manager Settles With SEC Over Gulf Oil Spill Insider Trading Charges
Offbeat  (tags: BP, oil spill, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Former BP crisis manager Keith A. Seilhan has settled with the SEC after facing insider trading charges related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Seilhan had dumped his company stock before news of the spill's severity had spread.
Hawaii Police Stripped of Legal Right to Have Sex With Prostitutes
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Crime, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Hawaii legislators in both chambers agreed that police should no longer have legal permission to have sex with prostitutes in the course of their duties.
New York Police Disband Muslim 'Eavesdropping' Unit
Offbeat  (tags: NYPD, eavesdrop, Muslims, terrorism, Demographics Unit, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats.
Judge Overturns Tough North Dakota Abortion Law
Offbeat  (tags: federal judge, Court, abortion law, North Dakota, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A US federal judge has overthrown a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
Who Are the 55 Bodies Buried at the Dozier School?
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, school, bodies, children, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Forensic anthropologists are disinterring the remains of children at a Florida reform school. Former students hope the dig will provide answers about alleged child abuse within the school's walls.
Oklahoma Prohibits Towns From Setting Own Minimum Wage Standards
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Global economy, Law, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
No city or county in Oklahoma will be allowed to set their own mandatory minimum wage or employee benefits, according to a law signed by Republican Governor Mary Fallin on Monday.
North Dakota Struggling to Deal With Radioactive Fracking Waste
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Law, Politics, Protest, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
Environmental regulators and North Dakota state officials have expressed concern that the state has failed to adequately adjust to the state's sudden influx of crude oil output, a worry highlighted by the recent discovery of abandoned radioactive waste.
 

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