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White House: The law means whatever we want it to mean

December 6, 2016
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Statesville Record & Landmark    

"The Obama administration has determined it can target the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia under the war powers legislation that Congress approved to target al-Qaida after the 9/11 attacks. It's part of a report shedding new light on the president's evolving interpretation of the law to justify responses to new threats overseas -- and to support the expanded war powers he's handing off to his successor." (12/05/16)

http://www.statesville.com/news/world/ap/us-wars-grounded-in-law-white-house-says/article_2f0c3e84-6c7c-56b5-b6f8-e02d5bb3d42d.html  

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Brazil: Citizens protest against changes to anti-corruption bill

December 6, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"Anti-corruption protests swept across Brazil as citizens took to the streets to protest against rampant perceived graft and abuse of power. Although the demonstrations were not as large as those in 2015 against Dilma Rousseff, the biggest marches took place in the Sao Paulo’s business district, and on the beach in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro." (12/05/16)

https://panampost.com/sabrina-martin/2016/12/05/brazilians-protest-changes-anti-corruption-bill/  

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Ghana: Fake US embassy shut down after “about a decade”

December 5, 2016
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Killeen Daily Herald    

"A fake U.S. embassy that operated for 'about a decade' in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by 'Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings' and a Ghanaian attorney, a statement said. Several suspects have been arrested, though others remain at large." (12/05/16)

http://kdhnews.com/news/ap/fake-us-embassy-in-ghana-shut-down-after-about-a/article_c00f6cf6-5717-51c7-a77c-3606d5dbba65.html  

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Argentina: Regime ramps up drug war with artillery speedboats to patrol rivers

December 5, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"Argentina’s government plans to buy Isreali artillery speedboats to combat drug trafficking on the Paraná River, one of the country’s principal entry-points for Marijuana. The Paraguay-Parána waterway reportedly sees the circulation of some 10,000 tons of cannabis, making up 20 percent of Paraguay’s production, but now Argentina is trying to lower that percentage." (12/05/16)

https://panampost.com/raquel-garcia/2016/12/05/argentina-ramps-up-drug-war-with-artillery-speedboats-to-patrol-rivers/  

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ND: DAPL corporation just told the Army corp they will do what they want

December 5, 2016
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Counter Current News    

"Don't celebrate the death of the 'Black Snake' just yet? No sooner than we at camp got word that the Army Corps. of Engineers denied the easement permit for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. to drill under the river and continue their illegal pipeline through protected Native Land, the corporations just announced that the Obama Administration’s statement Sunday that it would not at this time issue an 'easement' to Dakota Access Pipeline was a purely political action." (12/05/16)

http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/dapl-corporation-just-told-army-corp-will-want-keep-building-illegal-pipeline-standing-rock/  

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North Dakota: US Army Corps of Engineers puts the kibosh on Dakota Access oil pipeline

December 5, 2016
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Beloit Daily News    

"U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites. North Dakota's leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a 'serious mistake' that 'prolongs the dangerous situation' of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather." (12/04/16)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OIL_PIPELINE_PROTEST?SITE=WIBEL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-12-04-16-55-13  

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Gambia: Jammeh steps down, conceding defeat after election loss

December 5, 2016
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Oklahoma City Sun    

"After being in power for 22 years, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh was handed a shock defeat in the presidential election from Adama Barrow. Jammeh accepted his defeat and announced his decision to step down after he obtained 212,099 votes against Barrow’s 263,515 votes. After conceding defeat, he said, 'Gambians have decided that I should take the backseat. You have voted for someone to lead our country. This is our country, and I wish you all the best.'" (12/04/16)

http://www.oklahomacitysun.com/index.php/sid/249896627  

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Libertarians and everyone else blamed for Hillary’s loss

December 5, 2016
posted by

Garry Reed HubPages
by Garry Reed  

"Here it is December and political Lefties still can't seem to purge themselves of the upset Trump victory over their Anointed Angel of Liberalism (or Prophet of Progressivism depending on who one listens to), that being Hillary Rodham Clinton. The angst-riddled Millennial Crybaby classes were so distraught that the object of their Girl Crush lost the 2016 Presidential election to the lowly likes of Donald Trump that they took to the streets in angry mobs in cities across the country waving signs of 'Not My President' and 'We Shall Overcomb' along with 'no swastika' drawings." (12/02/16)

http://hubpages.com/politics/Libertarians-and-Everyone-Else-Blamed-for-Hillarys-Loss  

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Trump: No need for full wall between Mexico and US due to “mountains” and “vicious rivers”

December 4, 2016
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The Independent [UK]    

"Donald Trump has said parts of the wall he pledged to build along the border between Mexico and the US will not be needed due to 'mountains' and 'vicious rivers' in some areas. 'Now, there are certain places you don’t need a wall, because you have, you know, you have mountains, you have other things. You have large and rather vicious rivers,' the President-elect said in an interview with Fox News in Cincinnati, Ohio during his so-called 'Thank You' tour. Mr Trump failed to specify where these natural obstacles are located, but insisted this was not a u-turn on the pledge, which became a key part of his White House campaign." (12/03/16)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-no-need-full-wall-between-mexico-and-us-due-to-mountains-vicious-rivers-a7454016.html  

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ND: Sheriff threatens to deprive DAPL protesters of food and shelter

December 4, 2016
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Counter Current News    

"Amid the increasingly tense standoff between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and militarized police in North Dakota, law enforcement has taken another swipe at the opposition. Protesters on the ground have enjoyed widespread support from individuals around the world, and as those resisting the pipeline brace for a freezing winter, they have moved to set up tents and other forms of shelter -- efforts authorities claim are illegal due to zoning restrictions." (12/04/16)

http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/sheriffs-dept-threatens-deprive-dapl-protesters-food-shelter/  

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Duterte: Trump says Philippines tackling drug problem “the right way”

December 4, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"President-elect Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he is going about his controversial fight against drugs 'the right way,' Duterte said. Duterte says he was greatly pleased with the 'rapport' he had with the newly elected U.S. president. Duterte made the comments to reporters in Davao City on Saturday after a brief phone call last night with President-elect Donald Trump." (12/03/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/03/politics/trump-duterte-phone-call/index.html  

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Chile: Regime to revamp immigration law as influx statistics reach new heights

December 4, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"Immigration in Chile has increased so much that officials are now discussing legislation to get it under control. Presidential Spokeswoman Paula Narvaez said it is among a list of projects that are now being prioritized in Chile's legislature, and will, according to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, be sent to Congress this presidential term. Pre-candidates in Chile’s various conservative parties have criticized the current government's relaxed attitude about increasingly alarming immigration statistics." (12/02/16)

https://panampost.com/ysol-delgado/2016/12/02/chile-to-revamp-immigration-law-as-influx-statistics-reach-new-heights/  

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ND: 2,000 veterans just arrived At Standing Rock

December 2, 2016
posted by

Occupy Democrats    

""Over two thousand veterans have begun arriving at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp in North Dakota, intending to form a 'human shield' protecting the protesters from the violent militarized police force that is defending the desecrating construction company. The protesters, which number in the thousands, have been fighting to halt the construction of an oil pipeline which would desecrate lands sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and threaten the health of local water supplies." (12/01/16)

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/12/01/2000-veterans-arrive-standing-rock-form-human-shield-around-protesters-photosvideo/  

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Guatemala: Army to patrol capital in push against high crime rate

December 1, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"Security military brigades in Guatemala will now help patrol the city streets in an effort to lower the higher crime rate, its city council recently decided. This past Wednesday, November 30 the city council approved a new program that would allow for the creation of security military brigades that will mix with regular police in order to quell crime." (12/01/16)

https://panampost.com/karina-martin/2016/12/01/guatemalan-army-to-patrol-capital-in-push-against-high-crime-rate/  

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More than a million google accounts hacked by “Gooligan” Android malware

December 1, 2016
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The Hacker News    

"If you own an Android smartphone, Beware! A new Android malware that has already breached more than 1 Million Google accounts is infecting around 13,000 devices every day. Dubbed Gooligan, the malware roots vulnerable Android devices to steal email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. With this information in hands, the attackers are able to hijack your Google account and access your sensitive information from Google apps including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Drive, and G Suite." (11/30/16)

http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/hack-google-account.html  

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NM: Cops get off scot free despite shattering handcuffed man’s face, cracking his skull on video

December 1, 2016
posted by

The Free Thought Project    

"Two Las Cruces cops were caught on video, severely beating a handcuffed man, and they will face no consequences for their crimes. The victim, Ross Flynn was in jail for being accused of pulling a gun on his neighbor -- a crime of which later he'd be found not guilty. Flynn was beaten so badly that he suffered several broken facial bones and a cracked skull. When video of this incident surfaced, the officers weren't immediately fired. It took an 'investigation' lasting over 5-months before they were relieved of duty." (12/01/16)

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-get-off-scot-free-despite-video-handcuffed-beating/  

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FL: Greens and Feds declare a war on cats

December 1, 2016
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Foundation for Economic Education Foundation for Economic Education    

"In 2014, the Fish and Wildlife Service implemented a pest management plan designed to trap cats the agency perceived as a threat to the Key Largo woodrat. The furry targets of this sting operation were accused of trespassing on federal land, which is a woodrat habitat, and doing what cats do best: hunt and kill rats. Instead of focusing only on the large swaths of feral cats that pose the primary threat to the rats’ survival on the island, the Fish and Wildlife Service went overboard. Resident cat owners complained that agents set baited traps adjacent to the private property of the owners who live next to the federal park." (12/01/16)

https://fee.org/articles/now-theyve-gone-too-far-greens-and-feds-declare-a-war-on-cats/  

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Army Corps of Engineers agrees not to “forcibly remove” Standing Rock protesters

December 1, 2016
posted by

Counter Current News    

"The US Army Corps of Engineers will not forcibly remove Standing Rock activists from a disputed protest camp in North Dakota, according to a statement. It previously said the Oceti Sakowin camp would be closed on December 5. 'The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location, and has no plans for forcible removal,' it said in a statement on Sunday, adding that 'those who choose to stay do so at their own risk as emergency, fire, medical, and law enforcement response cannot be adequately provided in these areas.'" (11/30/16)

http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/11/army-corps-agrees-not-forcibly-remove-standing-rock-protesters/#  

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Venezuela: Officials want to regulate social media to “prevent violence”

November 30, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"Officials have proposed new legislation that could increase the regulation of social media in Venezuela under the guise of avoiding violence. National Director of Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission Andres Eloy Mendez said Monday, Novemeber 28 that the organization will begin regulating the use of social media so as to avoid increasing 'violence and instigation' caused by the spread of information." (11/29/16)

https://panampost.com/karina-martin/2016/11/29/venezuelan-officials-want-to-regulate-social-media-to-prevent-violence/  

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Syria: US forces investigate themselves, clear themselves in “mistaken” airstrikes

November 30, 2016
posted by

St. Augustine Record    

"The U.S. military on Tuesday blamed human error for what it called a mistaken coalition air assault Sept. 17 that reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers. Targeters believed they were directing attacks on Islamic State fighters, and because this was an honest mistake the strikes did not violate the international law of armed conflict, U.S. military investigators concluded." (11/29/16)

http://hosted2.ap.org/FLAUG/2e515285f07040df999bd6b670db791c/Article_2016-11-29-US--United%20States-Syria/id-299f66ca120143889b47f09d81603c27  

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Egypt: Parliament passes new law clamping down on rights groups

November 30, 2016
posted by

Idaho Press-Tribune    

"The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday approved a new law regulating non-governmental organizations that gives security agencies extensive power over the financing and activities of NGOs and rights groups. Rights organizations condemned the law as one of Egypt's most repressive ever on civil society, saying it would effectively shut down many such groups." (11/29/16)

http://www.idahopress.com/news/world/egypt-passes-new-law-clamping-down-on-rights-groups/article_e17619ac-d0f3-5515-a41d-7f19c614ae4d.html  

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Haiti: Jovenel Moise apparently wins presidential vote

November 30, 2016
posted by

Westfield Republican    

"Jovenel Moise, the hand-picked candidate of Haiti's previous elected leader, apparently won the presidential election outright against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results announced late Monday that gave him 55.6 percent of the votes. Moise was the leading contender in first-round presidential balloting last year and headed for a runoff. But the second round was repeatedly derailed amid fraud allegations and the results were eventually annulled after a Haitian commission reported finding what appeared to be significant irregularities and misconduct." (11/29/16)

http://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/2207849/Haiti--Jovenel-Moise-apparently-wins-presidential-vote.html?isap=1&nav=5073  

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No shots fired! 2 EU nations exchange territory as friends

November 29, 2016
posted by

Epoch Times    

"The Netherlands and Belgium, with their royals in attendance, on Monday signed a deal for a peaceful exchange of land between them for the mere fact that it makes sense to do so. While the globe is littered with pieces of territory that are jealously held or fought over for historical reasons, the two neighboring nations signed away tiny plots of their land to the other because they were too much of a practical and jurisdictional bother." (11/28/16)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2191603-no-shots-fired-2-eu-nations-exchange-territory-as-friends/  

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Cyber attack knocks nearly a million routers offline

November 29, 2016
posted by

The Hacker News    

"Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world's biggest and most popular websites. Now, more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany knocked offline over the weekend following a supposed cyber-attack, affecting the telephony, television, and internet service in the country." (11/28/16)

http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/mirai-router-offline.html  

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Brazil: Temer announces veto of bill that legalizes dirty campaign money

November 29, 2016
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PanAm Post PanAm Post    

"A corruption amnesty bill in Brazil would allow for bribes and illegal donations during elections, but President Michel Temer said he is prepared to block it if necessary. In an attempt to downplay a series of scandals that threaten the stability of his adminstration, Temer said it would be 'impossible for the President of the Republic' to approve amnesty of that nature." (11/28/16)

https://panampost.com/sabrina-martin/2016/11/28/temer-ready-to-block-corruption-amnesty-bill-in-brazils-congress/  

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