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Thousands in Washington protest government spying

The march attracted protesters from both progressive and conservative groups in opposition to unlawful government spying on Americans.

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Ellsberg warns of "surveillance state"

Ellsberg warned that it wouldn't take much to tip it over to a police state, unless Americans grapple with the assault on civil liberties and privacy

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Battle’s not over in Texas: Anti-abortion bill challenged

Republicans may have thought their anti-abortion bill had nailed the door shut on women's reproductive rights. But as the saying goes, it ain't over 'til it's over.

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Manning gets 35 years, will seek White House pardon

A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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Mixed verdict, mixed response in Bradley Manning case

It is now up to a military judge to determine if Bradley Manning will spend the rest of his life in prison even after being acquitted of the most serious charge against him.

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California prisoners begin hunger strike

Thousands of inmates July 8 renewed a hunger strike begun in 2011 to protest prison practices they say amount to torture.

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Stop and Frisk: What Mayor Bloomberg really thinks

Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.

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Dallas rally says “Restore the Fourth”

More than 100 people celebrated the 4th of July here by demanding an end to U.S. government spying on its citizens.

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Movement to restore the Fourth Amendment mobilizes for July 4

This July 4, thousands of people will be taking to the streets to "restore the fourth" - the principals of the Fourth of July and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, i.e. the right to privacy.

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Snooping and spying for profit

Protecting privacy in a dangerous world will never be easy. But we'll never have even a shot at protecting it until we take the profit out of violating it.

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