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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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Immigrants, lawmakers seek probe of Border Patrol

Alarmed by reports of profiling at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents, immigrant advocate groups and 11 members of Congress have asked the GAO to audit Border Patrol practices.

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Court bars much of Georgia and Alabama anti-immigrant laws

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that a section of Alabama's law interferes with children's constitutional right to education.

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Supreme Court authorizes “serious invasions of privacy”

If you're shy about being naked in front of others, you'd better avoid being arrested - for anything.

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Georgia's anti-picketing law an attack on the 99 percent

Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.

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Anonymous: A glimpse behind the masks

n a new video released by politically active hacking collective Anonymous, the group has declared war on the U.S. government.

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Drones in the U.S. - helpful or harmful?

Sometime soon, Big Brother may be watching.

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FBI wants to follow people on Facebook and Twitter

The FBI is planning on monitoring all 'publicly available data' on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, through a new system it wants to develop.

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Journalist files suit against Obama on NDAA

Chris Hedges is suing President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta because the provisions are "clearly unconstitutional" and "a huge and egregious assault on democracy."

Defense funding act assailed for assault on civil liberties

The legislation requires the government to arrest and detain indefinitely without trial non-citizens suspected of supporting this country's enemies in the "war on terror."

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