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  1. Relative of Rep. McCarthy was awarded minority contracts for work on military installationsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    A company owned by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's in-laws won more than $7 million in no-bid and other federal contracts at U.S. military installations and other government properties in California based on a dubious claim of Native American identity by McCarthy's brother-in-law, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. The prime contracts, awarded through a federal program designed to help disadvantaged minorities, were mostly for construction projects at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in McCarthy's Bakersfield-based district, and the Naval Air Station Lemoore in nearby Kings County.

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  2. US: Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a "blatant affront" to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the U.S. lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what she calls the Trump administration's "agenda of supremacist, racist and xenophobic ideas." The U.S. plans to formally launch a campaign Tuesday at the United Nations called "Jailed for What?" holding Cuba's regime responsible for human rights violations.

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  3. Seen off West Seattle: USS John C. Stennis, outboundRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | West Seattle Blog

    Thanks to Tom Stoner for the photo. That was the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis headed northbound past West Seattle earlier today.

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  4. House Maj. Leader McCarthy's brother-in-law claimed Cherokee...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    An investigation has revealed that Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's brother-in-law benefited from dubious claims of Cherokee ancestry Wages used his Cherokee heritage claim to apply for the Small Business Administration's program for minority contractors in 1998 McCarthy has denied funneling work toward Vortex, discussing Wages' Native American status or helping him apply for the SBA program An investigation has found that Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's brother-in-law secured more than $7million in no-bid, federal contracts for government properties while making dubious claims of having Native American ancestry.

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  5. Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, How Guantanamo Set the Stage for the Kavanaugh HearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    You want the nitty-gritty on the Bermuda Triangle of injustice that the U.S. created at the CIA's global black sites and its detention center in Guanta'namo, Cuba? Well, here's a true story about an American National Guardsman at Gitmo who was only pretending to be a recalcitrant prisoner being "extracted" from a cell for training purposes and was beaten almost senseless. As I wrote long ago, this "happened to 35 year-old 'model soldier' Sean Baker, who had been in Gulf War I and signed on again immediately after the World Trade Center went down.

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  6. Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.Read the original story

    20 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military-chartered aircraft for travel from Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et.

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  7. How Guantanamo Laid the Groundwork for Kavanaugh's ConfirmationRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Nation

    This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com . To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com.

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  8. How Guantanamo Set the Stage for the Kavanaugh HearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    Presidential adviser Karl Rove with Brett Kavanaugh in 2004. Kavanaugh was staff secretary in the White House at the time.

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  9. Between Buhari and 'rule of law' activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    By Sharon Cham J UST less than a month ago, the United States of America, USA, categorically said it will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court of Justice, ICC, in any way or any form, and neither will it allow the court to try any American citizen nor that of any of its allies.

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  10. US Navy's amphibious assault ship arrives in DohaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Peninsula

    DOHA: The US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex arrived at Doha Port for a scheduled port visit to Qatar yesterday. The USS Essex is the largest ever US Navy vessel to visit Qatar, said a release issued by US embassy in Qatar.

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  11. Report: Kevin McCarthy's Family Financially Benefited From Government ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Townhall

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's in-laws may have received more than $7 million in no-bid and federal contracts. The reason they obtained those contracts: because McCarthy's brother-in-law, William Wages, claims to be one-eighth Cherokee, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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  12. The MBS-Khashoggi defense: of course we did itRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Daily Times

    Suppose incontrovertible evidence proved that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the detention, rendition and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The question is not only what America and others will do.

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  13. McCarthy brother-in-law under scrutiny for earning federal contracts...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Hill

    Kevin Owen McCarthy McCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump's border wall On The Money: McCarthy offers bill to fully fund Trump border wall How America's urban-rural divide is changing the Dems Democrats will never win if they condone all this raging hostility MORE 's in-laws was awarded more than $7 million in federal contracts based on McCarthy's brother-in-law's disputed claim of Native American identity, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation published Sunday. The Times reported that McCarthy's in-laws were awarded the contracts through a federal program that aims to help minorities for a company called Vortex Construction, which is owned by William Wages, the brother of McCarthy's wife.

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  14. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's family benefited from U.S....Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    William Wages, principal owner of Vortex Construction in Bakersfield, says he is one-eighth Cherokee Indian, which allowed him to win contracts set aside for minorities. Wages is the brother-in-law of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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  15. Howard Zinn: 'Let us not be disconsolate over the increasing control...Read the original story

    Monday Oct 8 | NA Confidential

    As a prelude to the Dred Scott Decision Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation drama, our own Dan Canon took to Salon to pour acid on the situation. I too am savagely impartial and should be a Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's WSJ op-ed has made me see the light.

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  16. Proof of Life: Self-Abnegation Amongst the Post-Colonial Pirates of SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Counterpunch

    They were returned to Germany for trial, which took place in Hamburg the following year. Michael Scott Moore, covering the trial for Der Spiegel at the time, noted the almost 'farcical' quality of -no one had been tried in Germany before for piracy, raising new legal questions; the pirates came from a country with no working centralized government, so background information on the pirates couldn't readily be obtained; and, the ages of the defendants were impossible to determine, leading to their being tried as juveniles.

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  17. Military court rules against accused USS Cole bomber's lawyers in ethics standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Stars and Stripes

    A military court review panel sided Friday with the judge in the USS Cole trial, ruling that defense lawyers had no authority to quit the case over ethics questions raised by their discovery of a secret microphone in their meeting room - developments that have stalled the war crimes trial since February. A Pentagon spokesman had no immediate comment on whether, and how soon, pretrial proceedings would resume at Guantanamo in the death penalty case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

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  18. APA Cozies up to the DOD, AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Psychology Today

    In my August 2018 post-convention blog, I spoke too soon. Indeed, APA's Council of Representatives, heeding the advice of several national and international human rights organizations, did its best to save APA from itself, but APA refused to be saved.

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  19. Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 12 October 2018Read the original story

    Friday Oct 12 | U.S. Naval Institute

    Provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security.

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  20. Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' $1.4M sale confirmedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    At least that's what the famous London auction house will have you believe about Banksy's "Girl with Balloon," which was reduced to shreds last Friday moments after selling for $1.4 million. "The new work has been granted a certificate by Pest Control, Banksy's authentication body, and has been given a new title, 'Love is in the Bin,' " Sotheby's said in a statement Thursday.

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