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$657,000 fine for downloading 30 songs

30 songs illegal download $675k

A 29-year-old Rhode Island man is expected to pay $675,000 for the unauthorized downloading of 30 songs after the Supreme Court said on Monday that they will not weigh in on one of the record industry’s longest-running copyright infringement cases. Joel Tenenbaum of Providence, RI will now go back to …

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Why is Bill Gates investing in Monsanto and GMOs?

Bill Melinda Gates World Economic Forum

“The world today has 6.9 billion people and that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” ~ Bill Gates (video here) Bill Gates believes the density of the population in poor areas is too big, and …

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U.S. farmers may stop planting GMOs after horrific crop yields

dead crops

Some farmers across the United States may stop planting genetically modified crops after poor yields are increasing costs beyond what they can absorb. According to Farmers Weekly, those farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures have meant smaller GM crop yields over non-GM counterparts. …

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Uruguay unveils plans to allow government to sell marijuana

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Uruguay’s national government has said it plans to send a bill to Congress that would allow it to sell marijuana, making it the first country in the world to do so. Under the plan, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on …

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Israel confirms killing Arafat deputy in 1988

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (left) and his deputy, Abu Jihad

Lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy, Israel acknowledged Thursday that it killed the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 sea-borne raid in Tunisia. Two of those involved in the operation now hold high political office — Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon. At the time, Mr. Barak was deputy military chief, and Mr. Yaalon was head of …

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No US sailor saw Bin Laden’s alleged burial

More than a year after Navy SEALs supposedly killed former CIA asset Osama bin Laden, a FOIA by the Associated Press has produced emails revealing that no American sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinton witnessed the terrorist’s burial at sea. The heavily redacted emails are said to be the first …

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Ukraine’s gold reserves sent to NY Federal Reserve

Gold Ukraine

A curious story, and one which should be taken with a mine of salt, has surfaced out of the pro-Russian newspaper Iskra, which reports – so far on an entirely unsubstantiated basis – that last Friday, in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine’s gold reserves were promptly loaded …

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US proposes $1 billion in military and lethal aid to Ukraine

Ukraine military

The US House of Representatives introduced new legislation authorizing military and lethal aid to Ukraine through 2017, according to a US Congress announcement. “The Secretary of Defense is authorized, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to provide assistance, including training equipment, lethal weapons of a defensive nature, logistics support, supplies and services, and sustainment to the military and national security …

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Militants from 29 countries fighting in Syria: Assad

Crisis in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says militants from 29 different countries are now fighting against the government in different parts of the country. Assad made the remarks in a lengthy interview with Argentina’s Clarin newspaper and the Argentine state news agency Telam on Saturday in Damascus, the official SANA news agency …

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EU orders Apple to pay Ireland up to €13bn in unpaid taxes

Ireland Apple unpaid taxes EU

Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland after the European commission ruled that deals between Apple and the Irish tax authorities amounted to illegal state aid. The commission said Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple between 1991 and 2015 had allowed the US company to attribute sales …

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Cyprus banks to remain shut until Tuesday amid bailout crisis

Protesters raise their open palms showing the word "No" during an anti-bailout rally in Nicosia

Banks in Cyprus will remain closed until Tuesday as the country tries to avert financial meltdown after rejecting the terms of a controversial bailout, turning instead to Russia for help. An official said banks, which been shut for days amid fears of a run on savings, will stay closed on Thursday …

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Ron Paul to Congress: Stop worshipping Israel

  As of late Friday the ceasfire in Gaza seems to be holding, if tentatively. While we should be pleased that this round of fighting appears temporarily on hold, we must realize that without changes in U.S. foreign policy it is only a matter of time before the killing begins …

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9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia for involvement in terrorist attack

9/11 families Saudi Arabia terrorist attack

In a stunning lawsuit seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil. The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi …

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