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Drones in the U.S. - helpful or harmful?

Sometime soon, Big Brother may be watching.

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FBI wants to follow people on Facebook and Twitter

The FBI is planning on monitoring all 'publicly available data' on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, through a new system it wants to develop.

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Journalist files suit against Obama on NDAA

Chris Hedges is suing President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta because the provisions are "clearly unconstitutional" and "a huge and egregious assault on democracy."

Defense funding act assailed for assault on civil liberties

The legislation requires the government to arrest and detain indefinitely without trial non-citizens suspected of supporting this country's enemies in the "war on terror."

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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Thousands rally against Alabama's immigration law

In a united effort to repeal Alabama's anti-immigrant law, Black, white and Latino members of Congress, faith, labor, community and civil rights leaders kicked off a state and national campaign Nov. 21 in Birmingham.

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Live from Alabama: A historic day in the making

I am proudly representing the 2.1 million members of SEIU and standing alongside members of Congress, faith, community and civil rights leaders to speak out against the state's racist, anti-immigrant law.

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Obama administration sues Alabama over anti-immigrant law

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to stop Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, which officials argue conflicts with federal immigration policy.

FBI rules changes provoke Senate inquiry

The FBI plans to issue new rules broadening the discretion of its 14,000 field agents over matters of individual privacy.

PATRIOT Act reauthorization move demands reforms

The Senate voted Monday, May 23, to go forward with debate on reauthorization of several provisions of the Patriot Act. Media reports indicated that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., reached agreement on reauthorization of the controversial law.

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