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- Syrian rebels linked to
Al Qaeda attacked a largely Christian village, shelling it from
a mountaintop hotel that they captured. While the United States
contemplates whether it will join the fight, there are new signs
that rebel forces are fragmenting into autonomous ideological
- A Palestinian official said that an
agreement proposed by Israel, which would create a Palestinian
state but keep dozens of Jewish settlements and military bases in
the West Bank, is unacceptable.
- The National Rifle Association is
coming into the ring to fight alongside the American Civil
Liberties Union in a lawsuit challenging the National Security
Administration's phone-tracking program.
- Belts and shoes are no longer
signs of being a terrorist in the eyes of the Transportation
- Administrators at a New York City public school are accused of
sexually assaulting students and keeping them quiet by
threatening them with deportation.
- Federal prosecutors will attempt to place a gag order on the
jailed activist-journalist Barrett Brown, who faces up to 100 years
in prison for alleged offences relating to his work
exposing online surveillance.
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