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Fearing witch hunt, Muslims denounce planned hearings

"Are you now or have you ever been ... ?" is a question that many fear may come back into vogue if Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., goes ahead with hearings on Muslim "radicalization."

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Finally: aid to 9/11 heroes approved after GOP yields

The GOP finally relented and allowed 9/11 first responders funding for health care and other needs - but only after nine years and an intense grassroots campaign.

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Tea party activism tied to extremists turning violent

The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.

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ACLU sues Obama to stop U.S. hit lists

President Obama, CIA chief Leon Panetta and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Kucinich bill aims to stop assassinations of U.S. citizens

 U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit U.S. forces from targeting and carrying out extrajudicial killings of U.S. citizens.

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Civil liberties groups sue Treasury Dept. over assassinations

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has granted the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights a license to represent accused terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki.

Supreme Court ruling seen as threat to Bill of Rights

A Supreme Court ruling may threaten rights of speech and association that had been considered firm since the failed McCarthy-era prosecution of Communist Party members.

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Terrorist with connections: the strange case of Luis Posada Carriles

Posada, would-be assassin of Fidel Castro, confessed bomber of Cuban tourist hotels and murderer of an Italian tourist, with a long CIA career, has won another trial delay.

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FBI uses Communist leader for bin-Laden ‘photo’

The FBI is the subject of world ridicule after a widely circulated image of Osama bin-Laden, digitally updated for age, was withdrawn following the revelation that the actual photo was of left-wing Spanish lawmaker Gaspar Llamzares.

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