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Nashville police chief: Secret Service tried to use fake warrant to enter Obama critic’s home

Nashville police chief: Secret Service tried to use fake warrant to enter Obama critic’s home

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson says that the U.S. Secret Service tried to get his officers to use a fake search warrant to enter the home of a man who made “threatening comments” about President Barack Obama on Facebook.

Chief Anderson said that he complained to top-level officials with the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. to no avail.

Details of the incident, which occurred in January…

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Group claims Islamic State fighters flying jets in Syria, trained by ex-Iraqi military

Group claims Islamic State fighters flying jets in Syria, trained by ex-Iraqi military

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Islamic State fighters pose by a damaged Syrian air force jet after capturing the Tabqa air base near Raqqa in August 2014 (Image credit: Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group/AP)

Islamic State fighters pose by a damaged Syrian air force jet after capturing the Tabqa air base near Raqqa in August 2014 (Image credit: Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group/AP)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group, claimed on Friday that the Islamic State is flying three planes in Syria thanks to help from former Iraqi air force pilots.

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Report: Islamic State may have used chemical weapons in attack near Kobani

Report: Islamic State may have used chemical weapons in attack near Kobani

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(Image credit: thierry ehrmann/Flickr)

(Image credit: thierry ehrmann/Flickr)

A new report claims that Islamic State fighters may have used chemical weapons in a July 12 battle near Kobani, citing photographs as evidence of the alleged chemical attack.

Read more: “Is privacy really dead? Should we care?” and “Turkey’s president says US should arm and train ground forces to fight Islamic State

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Is privacy really dead? Should we care?

Is privacy really dead? Should we care?

By End the Lie

(Image credit: g4ll4is/Flickr)

(Image credit: g4ll4is/Flickr)

Privacy in today’s digital age is a rare commodity and it only seems to be getting harder to come by. Is there anything the public can do about it?

Read more: “Turkey’s president says US should arm and train ground forces to fight Islamic State” and “Reports: up to 100 possibly exposed to Dallas Ebola patient, some quarantined

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Turkey’s president says US should arm and train ground forces to fight Islamic State

Turkey’s president says US should arm and train ground forces to fight Islamic State

By End the Lie

Kurds protest in 2012 (Image credit: Syrian Revolution Memory Project/Flickr)

Kurds protest in 2012 (Image credit: Syrian Revolution Memory Project/Flickr)

Airstrikes carried out by the U.S. and allied nations are not enough to stop the fall of the Syrian border city of Kobani to Islamic State forces, according to Turkey’s president.

Read more: “Reports: up to 100 possibly exposed to Dallas Ebola patient, some quarantined” and “US expands strikes on Islamic…

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Twitter sues US for right to disclose government requests

Twitter sues US for right to disclose government requests

Reuters / Eric Thayer
Reuters / Eric Thayer

Internet giant Twitter is suing the Department of Justice in hopes that the United States government will let the web company publish more details about requests made for user data.

The complaint, filed in federal court on Tuesday this week, asks the Justice Dept. for declaratory judgment because, according to Twitter’s attorneys, the US government is restricting the San…

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Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn ‘destroyed’ US exports to China

Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn ‘destroyed’ US exports to China

Reuters / Jim Young
Reuters / Jim Young

Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the crop before it was approved by Beijing.

At issue is Syngenta’s 2009 release and distribution of its MIR162 genetically-modified corn known as Agrisure Viptera, which is…

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Russia’s deployed nuclear capacity overtakes US for first time since 2000

Russia’s deployed nuclear capacity overtakes US for first time since 2000

The nuclear submarine (APL) "Vladimir Monomakh" in the 55th Northern Machine Building Enterprise (FSUE) workshop "Sevmash" before being launched into the water in Severodvinsk.(RIA Novosti / A. Petrov)
The nuclear submarine (APL) “Vladimir Monomakh” in the 55th Northern Machine Building Enterprise (FSUE) workshop “Sevmash” before being launched into the water in Severodvinsk. (RIA Novosti / A. Petrov)

Russia has 1,643 nuclear missiles ready to launch – one more than the US – according to an official State Department report. Both countries have been upgrading their active nuclear arsenals since…

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Cyber-attacks could pose ‘serious risk’ to UK financial system – MPs

Cyber-attacks could pose ‘serious risk’ to UK financial system – MPs

Concern is moutning in Britain amid a growing number of cyber-attacks. (Reuters / Eric Thayer)
Concern is moutning in Britain amid a growing number of cyber-attacks. (Reuters / Eric Thayer)

A group of MPs is investigating whether cybersecurity breaches pose a risk to Britain’s financial system. The probe was sparked by mounting concern that protection for UK businesses and customers is currently deficient.

Britain’s House of Commons Treasury Select Committee has recently held a number of…

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Battle for Kobane: Turkey fires tear gas at activists trying to enter Syria

Battle for Kobane: Turkey fires tear gas at activists trying to enter Syria

Turkey’s security forces have fired tear gas at dozens of Turkish and Kurdish activists trying to cross into Syria. On the other side of the border, a major city in Syrian Kurdistan is under increased assault from Islamic State militants.

Authorities used tear gas in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Saturday as activists ignored calls to disperse, Turkey’s Hurriyet daily reported.

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