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American government - How the Terrorist Watch List Shows Contempt for Core American Values

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How the Terrorist Watch List Shows Contempt for Core American Values

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Now that the government's guidelines are public, what was long suspected is now confirmed: the whole operation is a due process nightmare. Cassandra Kinaviaq Rae/Flickr At long last, Americans know more about how people end up on a terrorist watchlist. Early on in a just-leaked 166-page U.S. government guide to officially declaring someone a terrorist or suspected terrorist, a passage acknowledges that "watchlisting is not an exact science.

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How the Terrorist Watch List Shows Contempt for Core American Values

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How the Terrorist Watch List Shows Contempt for Core American Values

theatlantic.com2014-07-24 14:02:25Cache

Now that the government's guidelines are public, what was long suspected is now confirmed: the whole operation is a due process nightmare. Cassandra Kinaviaq Rae/Flickr At long last, Americans know more about how people end up on a terrorist watchlist. Early on in a just-leaked 166-page U.S. government guide to officially declaring someone a terrorist or suspected terrorist, a passage acknowledges that "watchlisting is not an exact science.

Did Britain Treat All Its Colonies Equally?

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Did Britain Treat All Its Colonies Equally?

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Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at YorktownPainting by John Trumbull. Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons. This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Scott Bade, studied history at Stanford University, international security analyst: In short, the British treated their colonies in vastly different ways, both across different regions and within the same colonies over time.   The British Empire was never a consistent empire.

‘The Most Beautiful Suicide’: A Violent Death, an Immortal Photo

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‘The Most Beautiful Suicide’: A Violent Death, an Immortal Photo

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In July 1946, the United States conducted two atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. The tests, codenamed Able (an atmospheric explosion) and Baker (underwater), were among the very first of the more than 1,000 tests that the U.S. would eventually conduct in Nevada and the South Pacific over the next five decades.

The New American Dilemma

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The New American Dilemma

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There was a distinctive odor of hype about the newest jobs report from the federal government. Most people will have the impression we created 288,000 jobs in June – meaning full-time jobs. Not so. Full-time jobs plunged by over half a million, or 523,000. What’s increased is part-time jobs. They soared by about 800,000 to over 28 million.

Washington Pressures European Union To Apply Deeper Russia Sanctions

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Washington Pressures European Union To Apply Deeper Russia Sanctions

spiegel.de2014-07-22 13:42:09Cache

Usually, it takes quite an effort for the ambassador of a European Union member state in Washington to raise the attention of the American government. But lately, it hasn't been difficult at all. "The calls and requests just don't stop," said one European diplomat in the US capital.

Netflix Eyes Global Streaming Domination As It Crosses 50 Million Subscriber Mark

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Netflix Eyes Global Streaming Domination As It Crosses 50 Million Subscriber Mark

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(Image courtesy Netflix)Netflix Netflix biggest hits give viewers up close and personal looks at two American institutions. House of Cards portrays the dark side of power in the federal government, while Orange is the New Black pulls back the curtain on the good, the bad and the ugly of our prison system. In its latest earnings report, however, the California based video streaming powerhouse made it clear that its ambition lies far beyond American shores. Netflix reported $1.

President Obama signs order protecting LGBT federal employees

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President Obama signs order protecting LGBT federal employees

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WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday ordered job protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraces the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared. America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people.

TSA allows illegal aliens to bypass airport security to board planes

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TSA allows illegal aliens to bypass airport security to board planes

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In a shocking revelation on Friday by a public-interest group that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) permits illegal aliens with no photo identification to bypass airport security in order to board passenger aircraft.

Japan to invite not only Japanese- but Asian-American leaders from 2014

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The Japanese Foreign Ministry plans to invite not only Japanese-American but Asian-American leaders to Japan from this year's annual exchange program to help ease growing anti-Japan campaigns by Korean and Chinese descendents in the United States, a government source said Monday.

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According to the , American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down the plane, but they do not think that they were Ukrainians, because they dont have the capabilities. On the other hand, pro-Russia separatists fighting the government have also denied any responsibility.