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Heroin Highway

Heroin abuse in Chicago’s suburbs is reaching epidemic proportions, and the area’s Eisenhower Expressway has become known as the “Heroin Highway” for all the smack that flows through it. http://bcove.me/07g8pvkp

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Wikileaks: Many at Guantanamo ‘not dangerous’

Guantanamo Bay detention facility President Obama pledged in January 2009 to close the prison within a year Files released by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks have revealed that the US believed many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were innocent or only low-level operatives. The files, published in US and European …

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iPhones Secretly Track Your Every Move, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post Catharine Smith First Posted: 04/20/11 12:44 PM ET According to security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, your iPhone or iPad is keeping a record of every step you take, storing this data and sharing it with the devices that sync with the iPhone or iPad. What’s …

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Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us

The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would impose constitutional safeguards on Americans’ e-mail stored in the cloud. As the law stands now, the authorities may obtain cloud e-mail without a warrant if it is older than 180 days, thanks to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act …

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Illinois House votes down plan to take away Chicago gun restrictions

Posted by Ray Long and Todd Wilson at 4:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — House lawmakers today defeated a measure that would have taken away Chicago’s ability to regulate how people store guns, a prelude to an expected spring showdown over a push to allow people to carry concealed weapons. The debate …

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Feds say DuPage Housing Authority misspent $5.8 million – DailyHerald.com

By Robert Sanchez The DuPage Housing Authority improperly spent more than $5.8 million in federal money and failed to adequately document another $4.7 million, according to the latest federal audit of the embattled county agency. The audit, obtained by the Daily Herald, was prepared by the inspector general’s office of …

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‘Illegal Psyop’ Neither Illegal Nor Psyop, General’s Lawyer Ruled

The accusation was explosive and unambiguous: A top general in Afghanistan used illegal “information operations” to influence visiting U.S. Senators. But military documents obtained by Danger Room show that at least one Army lawyer deemed the work legal. What’s more, the alleged information operator’s bosses repeatedly told him that he …

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High Court Revives Mom’s Suit Over Ford Windows

(CN) – The Supreme Court on Monday vacated a decision that found Ford Motor did not have to face a wrongful death suit over its failure to use the safest materials available. Coming on the heels of a decision Wednesday that found Mazda could be sued for choosing to fit …

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Romania: Witches must pay taxes

Romania tries to tackle its recession by forcing its witches to pay income taxes. Published: January 5, 2011 21:23 ET in Europe A man watches pedestrians walking down a street May 10, 2001 in Sighisoara, Romania. Located in the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara was the birthplace of Vlad Dracula “The …

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Chicago parking-meter rates will go up on Jan. 2

Come Jan. 2, it may be even less worth it for many Chicagoans already seeing red over the city’s parking rates, which are among the highest in the country. On Sunday, the third of five scheduled annual rate hikes will begin, according to Chicago Parking Meters LLC., which took over …

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Corrupt Christmas Season In Illinois

“ln Roman times, when a fellow tried to bribe a public official, they would cut off his nose, him in a bag with a wild animal, and throw that bag in the river.” – The Untouchables (1987) From that quote, you can guess what my position is on corruption. So …

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Former CIA intelligence analyst: The Fourth Estate is dead

The Empire is ‘being threatened by a slingshot in the form of a computer’ Nathan Diebenow Raw Story Traditional lines of communication between the people and the press have fallen into such disrepair in America that a whole new approach is necessary to challenge the military-industrial-governmental complex, according to a …

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Feds: Va. Tech broke law in ’07 shooting response

Dec 10 08:41 AM US/Eastern By DENA POTTER RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal education officials have found Virginia Tech broke the law when it waited two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose, too late to save 30 students and faculty who went to class …

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