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August 2013


Quakers 'Scrambling' to Discourage Syria Bombing

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The advocacy group representing the Religious Society of Friends, more commonly known as Quakers, is hastily appealing for calm ahead of what it fears is an imminent U.S. military strike on Syria, which is two years into a civil war.

"The churches are uniting," Michael Shank, director of foreign ...

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Syria

Study: NSA Could Cost U.S. Companies Billions

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A study published this week by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation finds that the U.S. cloud computing industry may lose between $21.5 and $35 billion in projected revenue during the next three years because of the exposure of secret NSA Internet-monitoring programs.

The NSA's PRISM ...

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NSA

Zimmerman Attorney: NAACP-Pushed 'Trayvon's Law' Probably Wouldn't Have Changed Anything

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The NAACP-proposed package of legal reforms dubbed "Trayvon's Law" – in reaction to Trayvon Martin's February 2012 death – would explicitly prohibit racial profiling by police, codify "best practices" for neighborhood watchmen and repeal "stand your ground" laws.

But if these recommendations were ...

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NAACP
Martin, Trayvon
Zimmerman, George
gun control and gun rights