“Rising Inequality” Could Impact America’s AAA Credit Rating

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Credit-analysis firm Moody’s Investors Service is sounding the alarm bells over “rising inequality” as the gap widens between America’s rich and poor, potentially threatening the country’s AAA rating. So much for that vision of a newly emboldened American working class … Instead, Trump’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, according to Moody’s, have helped make the rich richer, putting more of the onus of repaying the country’s debt on the poor.

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Police facial recognition body cams can be edited by law enforcement

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Soon nowhere will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes. Imagine walking down Main St., and seeing officer friendly approaching you. As the officer approaches you, he or she has already scanned your face against a 15 million person database and knows if you have any outstanding tickets, warrants etc.

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TSA Abused Reassignments to Target Whistleblowers, House Panel Finds

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Senior officials at the Transportation Security Administration used reassignments to retaliate against whistleblowers, and the Homeland Security Department is withholding related documents from Congress and the Office of Special Counsel, a House committee found in a pair of reports released on Tuesday.

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Leaked Google Document Advises to “Police Tone Instead of Content” in the “Shift Towards Censorship”

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Another Google document has found its way into the public domain, this time through Breitbart. The news publication reports that an 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor,” advises tech companies to “police tone instead of content” and to not “take sides” when censoring users.

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Yemen’s Navy Uses New Missile to Destroy Saudi Military Vessel Near Hajjah

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Yemen’s navy targeted a military vessel belonging to Saudi Arabia off of the northwestern coast of Hajjah on Wednesday, reportedly killing all aboard the vessel. The boat, which was in the Medi port, was carrying out attacks on the residential districts of Heiran and Medi in Hajjah when it was hit, according to a statement from Yemen’s navy. A source in Yemen’s navy confirmed to MintPress News that it targeted the Saudi vessel with a new type of domestically-manufactured missile, but did not name the missile.

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DHS Investigators Argue The Border Warrant Exception Covers Searches Performed Miles From The Border

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The DHS is back in court, arguing for its "right" to expand border searches to cover the entire country. The case in which Homeland Security investigators are making this dubious claim involves the placement of a GPS device on a truck crossing the Canadian border… which FBI agents then tracked all the way down into California.

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US’ Pompeo: ‘We want the whole Middle East to look like Israel’

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that “Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward” and that US-Israel relations are “stronger than ever”. Speaking at an award ceremony held by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington DC, Pompeo hailed Israel as “democratic and prosperous”, adding “it desires peace, it is a home to a free press and a thriving economy,” Arutz Sheva reported.

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US senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist

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Twenty-two US senators on Wednesday forced a US investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist last seen as he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, Reuters reports. In a letter, the senators said they had triggered a provision of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act requiring the president to determine whether a foreign person is responsible for a gross human rights violation.

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As Countless People Rot in Jail for Weed, Child Predator Ex-Congressman Getting Out Early

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Last year, Anthony Weiner, the disgraced congressman from New York was sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to sending a 15-year-old child horrifically graphic texts, images of himself, and videos. Although he was sentenced to 21 months for his crimes, the child predator will be getting out of jail early according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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