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Anjali Sareen
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Animal Rights and the Erosion of the First Amendment: AETA, Ag-Gag and Why You Should Care

(11) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 10:29 PM

Last week the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit challenging the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Last month the governor of Idaho signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to make any audio or video recordings of livestock operations without explicit permission....

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Cleveland Women Held Captive Will Suffer Long-Term Damage: Sources

(1960) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 10:52 PM

(Editor's Note: Please be advised that this story contains graphic material that may upset some readers)

By Kim Palmer

CLEVELAND, May 14 (Reuters) - Two of the women imprisoned in a Cleveland house in conditions described as similar to a prisoner of war camp suffered from severe malnutrition and will...

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Pakistan Election: Polls Open In Landmark Democratic Transition

(95) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 11:22 PM

By John Chalmers and Michael Georgy

ISLAMABAD, May 11 (Reuters) - Pakistanis began voting on Saturday in a landmark election that will bring the first transition between civilian governments in a country ruled by the military for more than half of its turbulent history.

The people of Pakistan hope the...

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Inspiring 'One Boston' Video Captures Spirit Of City For Victims' Fund

(7) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 10:57 PM

One Fund Boston, the fundraising organization for Boston Marathon bombing victims created by Mayor Thomas Menino (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), has received donations from hundreds of individuals and businesses looking to help. Now, Prospect Productions has created a video as...

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CNN Lets Wrongfully Accused Ricin Suspect Sing A Country Song On Air

(64) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 7:37 PM

The man previously accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and other politicians, Paul Kevin Curtis, dropped by CNN for an interview this week after the charges against him were dropped. Curtis is reported to have been an Elvis impersonator, but it seems country music...

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Russia Contacted U.S. Twice About Boston Bomber: Report

(1299) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 6:45 PM

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. officials briefed on the Boston marathon investigation say the Russian government contacted the FBI and the CIA separately in 2011 with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), one of the men authorities say was behind the attacks.

One of the officials says the CIA was contacted by...

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Mormon Bishop With Samurai Sword Runs Off Attacker

(428) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 12:31 AM

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.

Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of...

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Mormon Bishop With Samurai Sword Runs Off Attacker

(4) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 12:31 AM

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.

Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of...

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Lance Armstrong Sued By Government Over Sponsor Money

(694) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 10:36 PM

April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed court documents Tuesday laying out its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who is accused of defrauding the Postal Service by taking millions of dollars in sponsorship money while flouting professional cycling rules by doping.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in February...

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NBC: Boston Bombing Suspect Says Brothers Weren't In Touch With Overseas Terrorist Groups

(9543) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 9:25 PM

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators in writing Monday that neither he nor his older brother were in touch with any overseas terror groups, according to NBC's Pete Williams. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, backed Williams' report that the suspects were...

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President Obama Praises Capture Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

(5267) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 10:34 PM

President Barack Obama Friday night praised law enforcers and Bostonians after the massive manhunt that led to the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. The first suspect was killed Thursday in a shootout with police.

As he began his address, Obama thanked the...

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MIT College Shooting: Police Officer Shot And Killed In Incident On Campus

(2414) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 2:22 AM

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed on campus late Thursday night.

The officer was responding to a report of a disturbance when he was shot multiple times, Middlesex Acting District Attorney Michael Pelgro and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas stated.

According to authorities,...

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Texas Explosion: Fatalities Reported In Blast At Fertilizer Plant (VIDEO)

(1508) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 12:34 AM

As many as 60 to 70 people may have been killed in a fertilizer plant explosion on Wednesday night in West, Texas, KWTX reported. West EMS Director Dr. George Smith told the TV station that hundreds of people were also injured in the blast.

Tommy Muska, West's mayor,...

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Fertilizer Plant Explosion Video: Horrifying Eyewitness Experience Caught On Camera

(28) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 12:05 AM

An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas was caught on tape Wednesday night. The explosion, first reported shortly before 8 p.m, wounded several. Fatalities have also been reported.

The blast damaged several buildings, including a nursing home nearby. WacoTrib notes a dispatcher calling for ambulances...

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Ben Affleck Boston: Actor Sends Message To His 'Beloved And Resilient' Hometown

(248) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 10:27 PM

In the wake of Monday's bombings in Boston, celebrities took to social media to express their feelings and offer support to the victims and their families.

One such star was Bostonian Ben Affleck, who has performed and directed several films in his hometown....

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Senate Plan For Immigration Would Deport Undocumented Immigrants Entering After 2011

(5197) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 7:43 PM

WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) - U.S. senators crafting an immigration bill have agreed that foreigners who crossed the U.S. border illegally would be deported if they entered the United States after Dec. 31, 2011, a congressional aide said on Friday.

The legislation by a bipartisan group of senators would give...

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White House Hosts 'Memphis Soul' Concert

(1277) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:15 PM

President Barack Obama hosted a night of "Memphis soul" music at the White House on Tuesday, where he welcomed a slew of A-list performers.

Obama opened the evening's festivities by asking, "Let's face it, who does not love this music?"

"Memphis soul," as its known, is...

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Alec Baldwin Reportedly In Talks With NBC For Late-Night Hosting Gig

(251) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 9:52 PM

Alec Baldwin is the latest name being thrown around for a late-night hosting gig.

The New York Times reports that the Emmy Award-winning actor is being considered for a spot in NBC's evening lineup.

According to the Times, Baldwin's show would be scheduled for NBC's latest time-slot,...

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Toms River Shooting: 6-year-old Boy Dies After Accidental Shot By Playmate

(1579) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 9:32 PM

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate has died from his wounds, authorities said Tuesday night.

Ocean County prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave confirmed Brandon Holt had died but said he couldn't provide further details. Toms River...

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U.S. Reverses Air Force Radar Cuts Amid North Korea Tensions

(519) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 7:52 PM

The U.S. Air Force has reversed plans to cut the use of missile-warning radar after threats from North Korea, Reuters reported Tuesday. According to William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, the situation in North Korea has prompted officials not to implement planned budget cuts that would...

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