- 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 groups.
- 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 Security Administration.
- 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.
While the 7th Circuit judge is often skeptical of the government's position, some of her conclusions will give pause to civil libertarians.
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