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33 min ago | Coast Reporter

Judge severs case of 1 of 5 defendants facing trial at Guantanamo in Sept. 11 attack

A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept.

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33 min ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Judge drops 1 of 5 defendants from 9/11 Gitmo case

11 attack should be tried separately from his co-defendants. Army Col. James Pohl says Thursday's ruling that Ramzi Binalshibh should get a separate war crimes trial because legal issues that apply only to him have prevented the case from moving forward against the other defendants.

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4 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Grand Rapids businessman Ellis puts up his own money to challenge Amash

Grand Rapids-area businessman Brian Ellis has mounted a fierce Republican primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, portraying the maverick congressman's unpredictable voting pattern as "bizarre" and out of touch with 3rd Congressional District voters.

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8 hrs ago | War Is A Crime

How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison

There are many crimes committed in the pursuit of, or as an accessory to, the crimes of US Foreign Policy.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Barbarism in the USA: Arizona's Botched Execution

The 9th Circuit's ruling is significant, as it marks the first time a federal court has ever issued a stay of execution based on the issue of drug secrecy.

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Forward

Don't Reward Hamas for Israeli Soldier's Body

Immediately after a Hamas military spokesperson announced the capture of an Israeli soldier this Sunday, the streets of Gaza, Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem erupted in fireworks and celebration.

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The Raw Story

Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU

An Idaho teen accused of brutally murdering his father and disabled younger brother has been held for more than 70 days in solitary confinement while he awaits trial.

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The Martha's Vineyard Times

Amy Goodman now

This week someone shot down an airliner in the Ukraine which could cause disastrous results.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

In its ruling the court in Strasbourg, France, said that Poland failed to stop the "torture and inhuman or degrading treatment" of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, who were transported to Poland in 2002.

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Free Republic

Gulf Arab states weigh sanctions on ‘sisterly’...

Officials and analysts said Qatar could be penalized by the GCC for Doha's support of groups deemed threats to the region.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Huntington News

OP-ED: Three-fifths of an Attorney General Declares POWs 'Non-Persons'

Hand it to President Obama for appointing Eric Holder the first African American Attorney General in US history.

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Globe and Mail

Let Omar Khadr speak

Omar Khadr appears in an Edmonton courtroom, Monday, Sept.23, 2013 in this artist's sketch.

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New Yorker

Terror Prosecution and Muslim Americans

Several years ago, I participated in a study of relations between Muslim-American communities and law enforcement.

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Switched

Egyptian Court Says Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Were Under The Influence Of 'The Devil'

Defendants in the Marriott terror cell case in Cairo stand in cages in an Egyptian courtroom Monday, March 31, 2014, as they await their turn to speak about their request for bail.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment" that caused his predecessor's numbers to plummet.

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Common Dreams

The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

An activist publicist, Andy draws attention to Americans imprisoned for their beliefs.

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Townhall

Beau Bergdahl's Duty-And Ours

Beau Bergdahl has been returned to "active duty." Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Palladium-Item

Charles A. Bizzaro

<![CDATA[Richmond, Ind. - Charles A. Bizzaro, age 87, of Richmond, passed away quietly and peacefully on Friday (July 18, 2014) at Reid Hospital. He was born in Richmond on December 8, 1926 to Chester and Josephine Porfidio Bizzaro, both immigrants of Marcianise, Italy. In 1943 Charles joined the Navy, doing basic training and gunnery school in Chicago, then to Lambert Field at the US Naval Station outside of Saint Louis. He then spent 10 months at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. After he came back home to Richmond, he worked for Crosley and then Avco until it closed in 1974. While employed at Avco, he became business manager for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. He then worked for Kemper Brothers Cabinet Company for 14 years, getting involved with the Union there as well. He served on the Board of Directors of United Way, was President of the Richmond Plan Commission for 9 years and also spent 5 years serving on the Human Resources Relations Committee. He retired in 1990. He was instrumental in organizing the Fairview Neighborhood Association and was active with it for many years helping to improve the area and planning many events for both adults and children in the neighborhood. He was well known by all for his famous Italian dinners and would often insist that people who just stopped by to visit, or even to help with a project he was involved in, stay and have a wonderful Italian dinner or lunch with him. He successfully introduced many friends and acquaintances to amazing Italian cuisine long before Italian restaurants were on every corner. He loved life and enjoyed the company of friends and family. Charles is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn Miller Bizzaro; his daughters and their husbands, Christina and Robert Erbse and Mary Jo and Dr. James Szymanowski. He was blessed with grandchildren Amy Jo Witte and husband Lou, Kara Sum and husband Joe, Shawn McNabb and wife Jen, Jason Szymanowski and wife Gari, Keith Szymanowski and Jill Szymanowski Crull and husband Todd. He was further blessed with great grandchildren Zada Valentine and Ozzy Witte, Landen and Kamdyn Sum, Daulton and Clayton Coates, Christopher and Jordan Szymanowski, Ayden Szymanowski and Heather, Olivia and William Crull. Nothing brought him greater pleasure than their stories of playing sports and the hugs and kisses they bestowed on him. He is also survived by a sister, Anna Mae Allen and her children Bernadette (husband Tim) Williams, Michael (wife Marriann) Allen, John Allen and their families. He also leaves a very special cousin, Anna Marie Ferriell and her husband John, as well as many life-long friends. Charles leaves us with many memories and stories to share and keep him with us in spirit forever. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Josephine Bizzaro; a sister, Carmella (Clara) Bizzaro Dadisman, aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services will be held at Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary on Wednesday (July 23, 2014) at the convenience of the family. Deacon Frank Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Help the Animals, P.O. Box 117, Richmond, Indiana 47375. www.riggle-waltermann.com

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Courthouse News Service

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Can't Get His Money Back

The Pentagon does not have to return the money that it seized from a Guantanamo detainee that it released to Algeria, a federal judge ruled.

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The Washington Post

a Foreign Fightersa for Israel

Israeli soldiers take up positions close to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip on July 22. The deaths on July 20 of two Americans serving in the Israel Defense Forces provided an opening for critics of Israel to compare them to the foreign fighters of the Islamic State, formerly referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .

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