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FBI Headquarters. Photo via FBI.gov.
10 Oct 2017

More Details On How Far FBI Will Go To Control Its Image In Cinema

Documents show the FBI expects filmmakers or television producers to cooperate with their requests for script changes or else they will deny support.

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08 Oct 2017

Week 5: Guide To NFL Players Who Protested During National Anthem

Vice President Mike Pence engaged in a brazenly shoddy political stunt that likely rejuvenated kneeling protests by NFL players during the national anthem. Pence attended the San Franciso 49ers vs. Indianopolis Colts game. He left right after the anthem and suggested it had something to do with players from the

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Reality Winner. Photo via standwithreality.org
06 Oct 2017

Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner Denied Bail Because Judge Believes She ‘Hates’ America

Judge contended Winner’s “hate” for America and supposed admiration of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange make her a dangerous threat.

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05 Oct 2017

Five Songs Of Resistance: Pure Disgust

From 2013 until when they disbanded earlier this month, the Washington, D.C., group, Pure Disgust, emerged as one of the city’s best punk bands. They used blistering eighties-style hardcore to write songs about police violence, respectability politics, and the realities of being young and black in America. “When will brown

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President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
05 Oct 2017

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court To Get Rid Of Rulings Against Muslim Ban

President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the Supreme Court to vacate lower court rulings on previous versions of the Muslim ban.

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Barrett Brown
04 Oct 2017

Donors To Barrett Brown’s Legal Defense Plausibly Allege FBI Violated First Amendment Rights, Judge Rules

Judge determined donors to Brown’s legal defense plausibly alleged a government surveillance scheme had the “intended effect to chill First Amendment activity.”

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04 Oct 2017

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Last DJ’ by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Singer and songwriter Tom Petty penned a quadruplet of songs on corporate consolidation, the greed of music industry executives, and its impact on artists and fans. Of the four, “The Last DJ” is the most enduring but each song had quite a bit of edge. Recorded in 2002, in the

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DC March against President Trump's Muslim ban. Photo by Susan Melkisethian on Flickr.
03 Oct 2017

Muslim Ban 3.0: First Major Lawsuit Brought On Behalf Of Iranian Americans

A major lawsuit challenging President Trump’s third Muslim ban calls attention to the disproportionate impact it will likely have on Iranian Americans.

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