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Protesters target police in Paris suburb unrest

a shared story    1 week 5 days 11 hours 21 minutes ago
Protesters threw projectiles at police and set cars and rubbish bins ablaze on Saturday in a bleak area of the Paris suburbs where tensions have risen over alleged police brutality in the arrest of a local man. A policeman has been placed under formal investigation for...(more) 

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Mumbai terrorist: I was ordered to kill 'until the last breath'

a shared story    429 weeks 3 days 23 hours 56 minutes ago
The sole Mumbai gunman captured alive has told police he was trained in Pakistan and ordered to “kill until the last breath”, according to a leaked account of his interrogation. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, a Pakistani national, claimed the terror strikes, which left nearly 200 dead, were...(more) 

Bush ignores reality. Fact Check: Bush on Al Qaida, Iraqis

a shared story    466 weeks 1 day 9 hours 49 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush brought up al-Qaida 14 times Wednesday in a 26-minute speech marking the anniversary of the Iraq war. He wasn't coy about his point: If America stops fighting in Iraq, there could well be new attacks at home by Osama bin Laden's...(more) 

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Car jumps curb in Mission District, badly injuring pedestrian

a shared story    438 weeks 3 days 15 hours 19 minutes ago
A driver was arrested after his car jumped a curb today in San Francisco's Mission District and seriously injured a pedestrian, police said.  

SF Mayor's security bill under lock and key

a shared story    399 weeks 6 days 15 hours 45 minutes ago
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is on a mission to find out whether the mayor is using city police officers to provide him security even when he's on the campaign trail or on vacation, and how much that security costs. Mirkarimi says he's been trying to get...  

Torture by any other name...Bush to CIA: 'Leave No Marks'

a shared story    495 weeks 6 days 12 hours 44 minutes ago
A few weeks ago, with some hub-bub, the administration that tortures people agreed not to torture people any more. Kind of... In this great piece, Nat Hentoff reveals that nothing's really changed. More newspeak from Big Brother Bush... From the article: "On July 20, George W. Bush...(more) 

Ex-Bush admin official: Many at Gitmo are innocent

a shared story    414 weeks 1 hour 24 minutes ago
Many detainees locked up at Guantanamo were innocent men swept up by U.S. forces unable to distinguish enemies from noncombatants, a former Bush administration official said Thursday. "There are still innocent people there," Lawrence B. Wilkerson, a Republican who was chief of staff to then-Secretary of...(more) 

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Bin Laden warns EU over Prophet cartoons

a shared story    466 weeks 1 day 9 hours 51 minutes ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatened the European Union with grave punishment on Wednesday over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.  

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Dalai Lama says Obama not soft on China

a shared story    378 weeks 4 days 15 hours 16 minutes ago
The Dalai Lama defended President Barack Obama from criticism that he has been too soft on China, saying Sunday that the U.S. leader just has a different approach to dealing with the Asian giant. Obama made his first trip to China as president last week and has...(more) 

S.F. planning board moves bike plan forward

a shared story    399 weeks 6 days 15 hours 42 minutes ago
As expected, the San Francisco Planning Commission certified the Environmental Impact Report for the city's far-reaching bike plan. Thursday night's unanimous vote was needed to move the plan forward. The proposal now goes before the San Francisco Municipal...  

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Battle for Mumbai ends, death toll rises to 195

a shared story    429 weeks 5 days 23 hours 51 minutes ago
AFP - Commandos Saturday killed the last remaining gunmen in Mumbai's Taj Hotel to end a devastating attack by Islamic militants on India's financial capital that left 195 dead, including 22 foreigners . 

Justices Rule for Individual Gun Rights

a shared story    452 weeks 16 hours 9 minutes ago
This is a great and fair ruling. And incidentally, I think all liberals should own guns. Seriously. From the story: "The high court’s ruling was the first since 1939 to deal with the scope of the Second Amendment, and the first ever to directly address the...(more) 

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