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Manning gets 35 years, will seek White House pardon

A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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Mixed verdict, mixed response in Bradley Manning case

It is now up to a military judge to determine if Bradley Manning will spend the rest of his life in prison even after being acquitted of the most serious charge against him.

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California prisoners begin hunger strike

Thousands of inmates July 8 renewed a hunger strike begun in 2011 to protest prison practices they say amount to torture.

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Stop and Frisk: What Mayor Bloomberg really thinks

Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.

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Dallas rally says “Restore the Fourth”

More than 100 people celebrated the 4th of July here by demanding an end to U.S. government spying on its citizens.

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Movement to restore the Fourth Amendment mobilizes for July 4

This July 4, thousands of people will be taking to the streets to "restore the fourth" - the principals of the Fourth of July and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, i.e. the right to privacy.

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Snooping and spying for profit

Protecting privacy in a dangerous world will never be easy. But we'll never have even a shot at protecting it until we take the profit out of violating it.

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Today in labor history: Paul Robeson born

On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.

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40 years after, Watergate crimes remain relevant

Common Cause gathered  almost everyone it could find from the Watergate era for a 2-day retrospective reviewing the constitutional crimes, known as "Watergate," that brought down Richard Nixon.

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Federal IDs for all workers: A trial balloon?

The Senate is considering a bipartisan plan to require all working people in the U.S. to carry a biometric ID card with their finger prints or other markers.

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