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Even as Global Trade Dropped, US Arms Sales Boomed in 2015

Even as other nations tighten budgets for weapons amid domestic financial concerns, US manages to sell $40 billion in one year. The U.S. sold more weapons than any other country in 2015 despite a drop in the global arms trade, according to a new congressional report. At $40 billion, the U.S. signed more than half Read More…

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US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers for Social Media Accounts

Controversial program met with opposition from civil liberties groups when first proposed in June The U.S. government has quietly started to ask foreign travelers to hand over their social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a program that aims to spot potential terrorist threats but which civil liberties advocates have long opposed as a Read More…

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Absent Radical System Change, World Faces Two-Thirds Wildlife Loss by 2020

‘We are at a decisive moment in time when we can seize the solutions to steer our food, energy, and finance systems in a more sustainable direction.’ Global populations of wild animals could be down by two-thirds by 2020 without reform to food and energy systems, according to a devastating new report out Thursday. The Read More…

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‘Stakes Are Getting Higher’: 83 People Arrested, Maced in North Dakota

More than 80 people were arrested in North Dakota on Saturday, as police armed with pepper spray descended on a protest near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction site. The 83 water protectors were hit with charges ranging from rioting to criminal trespass, according to the Morton County sheriff’s department. TheBismarck Tribune reported: Kellie Berns, Read More…

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Public Support for Recreational Pot Legalization Hits Record High

Results come as five states consider legalization measures in November election. Public support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. is at a historic high—so to speak—of 60 percent, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. The results come just as a growing number of states vote to legalize recreational marijuana, with Read More…

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Despite Post-Snowden Outcry, Report Details “New Era Of Secret Law”

In the wake of 9/11, the U.S. government began creating what has now become an “unprecedented buildup” of secret laws, and even the recent public backlash against them has not stopped widespread use of covert rules that impact Americans’ everyday lives without their knowledge, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice. Read More…