Millions Make Bets On Who Will Be The Next Pontiff

(Mint Press) – Elbert Hubbard, an American writer and philosopher, once wrote: “The only man who makes money following the races is [the] one who does it with a broom and shovel.”   Despite this, for many — despite the unfavorable odds and the noticeable bias to the house — gambling is a way of […]

(Mint Press) - Elbert Hubbard, an American writer and philosopher, once wrote: “The only man who makes money following the races is [the] one who does it with a broom and shovel.”   Despite this, for many — despite the unfavorable odds and the noticeable bias to the house — gambling is a way of life. It represents easy money, an

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Online Privacy Bill Introduced In House, Building Support For Surveillance Restrictions

(MintPress) – On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced The Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act, a bill that would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other intelligence agencies to get a warrant before viewing citizens’ emails. If passed, the Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act, would […]

(MintPress) - On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced The Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act, a bill that would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other intelligence agencies to get a warrant before viewing citizens’ emails. If passed, the Online Communications

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Waterboarding: Internationally Illegal Technique Has Roots In America’s Political History

(MintPress) – On Jan. 21, 1968, the Washington Post ran a front page photo of a North Vietnamese soldier pinned down, a towel covering his face as American and Vietnamese soldiers pour water into his mouth. It’s a method of torture that leaves the victim unable to breathe, while at the same time simulating death through […]

(MintPress) - On Jan. 21, 1968, the Washington Post ran a front page photo of a North Vietnamese soldier pinned down, a towel covering his face as American and Vietnamese soldiers pour water into his mouth. It’s a method of torture that leaves the victim unable to breathe, while at the same time simulating death through drowning. As water

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One Year Since Trayvon Martin Murder: New Play ‘Outcry’ In His Memory

NEW YORK –  (MintPress) – Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 this month. Instead, his family is mourning the one-year anniversary of his fatal shooting in Miami. It is a fitting time for staging a play about the teen’s life and death. “Outcry,” written by 22-year-old playwright Thais Francis, is now showing at the newly-opened […]

People attend a rally demanding justice for Trayvon Martin in Freedom Plaza on March 24, 2012, in Washington. Martin, an unarmed young black teen was fatally shot by a volunteer neighborhood watchman. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

NEW YORK -  (MintPress) - Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 this month. Instead, his family is mourning the one-year anniversary of his fatal shooting in Miami. It is a fitting time for staging a play about the teen’s life and death. “Outcry,” written by 22-year-old playwright Thais Francis, is now showing at the newly-opened JACK theater and

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Racism In Palmdale Elections Brings Voting Rights Act Violations To National Spotlight

Across the San Gabriel Mountains from Los Angeles, the city of Palmdale, Calif. is in the midst of a racial dispute. In this city of 152,750 — which served as the construction site for all five space shuttle orbiters — the city is currently being sued over claims of racial bias in city elections. A […]

Across the San Gabriel Mountains from Los Angeles, the city of Palmdale, Calif. is in the midst of a racial dispute. In this city of 152,750 — which served as the construction site for all five space shuttle orbiters — the city is currently being sued over claims of racial bias in city elections. A majority-minority city, Palmdale is

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Secret Court To Review American Drone Deaths, Ignoring Civilian Casualties Overseas

(MintPress) – “My firm opinion is that these drone attacks, these targeted killings are illegal — period. They are unlawful whether they are carried out against a U.S. citizen or a non-U.S. citizen,” said Marjorie Cohn, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in a recent interview with Mint Press News. Despite the […]

As Congress returns from its winter recess, protesters aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(MintPress) - “My firm opinion is that these drone attacks, these targeted killings are illegal — period. They are unlawful whether they are carried out against a U.S. citizen or a non-U.S. citizen,” said Marjorie Cohn, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in a recent interview with Mint Press News. Despite the growing public

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