13 Marines charged in human smuggling case

State of the Nation

Source: MSN Thirteen Marines have been formally charged with playing a role in the smuggling of undocumented immigrants into the U.S., the Marine Corps announced Friday. In addition to the smuggling charges, the Marines will face military court proceedings for charges including failure to obey an order, drunkenness, endangerment, larceny and perjury, according to a statement from the 1st …

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More blood-pressure pills recalled over cancer-causing chemical

State of the Nation

Source: MSN Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding a recall of blood-pressure medication possibly tainted with a cancer-causing chemical. The expansion is the fifth by Torrent involving widely used losartan potassium tablets sold nationwide. Regulators first moved to pull heart drugs with potentially deadly contaminants from store shelves last year.  The contaminant behind the latest Torrent recall …

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Snowden

New World Order

Source: The Guardian The world’s most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, says he has detected a softening in public hostility towards him in the US over his disclosure of top-secret documents that revealed the extent of the global surveillance programmes run by American and British spy agencies. In an exclusive two-hour interview in Moscow to mark …

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Holocaust survivor, 87, who faced eviction in California will keep his home

Californication

Source: The Guardian Landlords can’t evict Musiy Rishin after outrage over his case, following Guardian interview, leads to new tenant protections. An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor fighting eviction in California will get to stay in his longtime home after outrage about his case prompted lawmakers to implement new tenant protections. Musiy Rishin, who narrowly escaped the …

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Everything you need to know about the Saudi Arabia oil attacks

The Military Industrial Complex

Source: The Guardian Saturday’s drone attacks severely disrupted global energy infrastructure and sent oil price soaring. What happened on Saturday morning? Saudi pipelines, oil installations and tankers have occasionally been attacked over the past two years, but analysts say what happened in eastern Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Saturday morning is a much …

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