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May 23, 2015

The US Senate failed to pass a short-term reauthorization of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. today, meaning that a major legal authority on which the U.S. government has relied for surveillance...

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May 20, 2015

Today the Nebraska legislature passed a measure repealing the death penalty, leaving that state poised to become the 19th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment. The measure passed with enough vo...

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May 18, 2015

According to news reports, President Obama will announce today that he will ban the supply of some military-style equipment and curb the use of others by local police departments. Amnesty Internati...

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May 15, 2015

In response to the announcement that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death after being convicted in the Boston Marathon bombings, Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International U...

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