Obama announces a major overhaul of the US immigration system

Obama announces a major overhaul of the US immigration system

President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions last night that’re intended to overhaul the immigration system in the United States. The actions will protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and allow them to acquire permits to work in the United States, but will not grant them any form of citizenship or provide them with government health insurance. “The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past … [Read More...]

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The Senate and White House continue to fight over the CIA torture report

The Senate and White House continue to fight over the CIA torture report

Earlier this week, Senator Dianne Feinstein told reporters that the White House and the Senate Intelligence Committee were finally closing in on an agreement to finalize the release of the declassified executive summary of the CIA torture report, but those discussions have reached yet another … [Read More...]

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Drones patrol almost half of the US-Mexico border

Drones patrol almost half of the US-Mexico border

Predator drones are silently patrolling almost half of the border between the United States and Mexico, according to ABC News. Two anonymous sources from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report that numerous Predator B drones fly over remote areas with "a high-resolution video … [Read More...]

Police in California and Texas begin testing “networked firearms”

Police in California and Texas begin testing “networked firearms”

It looks like the American people have finally decided to use the abundance of technology at their disposal to actually hold police officers accountable for their actions. One example being this miniscule chip that serve’s one simple, but incredibly important purpose, to tell the police headquarters … [Read More...]

US releases Kuwaiti prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

US releases Kuwaiti prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

Known as the “forever prisoner,” Fawzi al-Odah has been released from the infamous United States military prison in Guantanamo Bay back to his home country of Kuwait. The 37-year-old man was held in the prison for nearly thirteen years, according to The New York Times, but he was never actually … [Read More...]

US renews its airstrikes against the Khorasan Group

US renews its airstrikes against the Khorasan Group

The United States military has renewed its airstrikes against a terrorist group in Syria that is known as the Khorasan Group, targeting senior leaders with night-time airstrikes in the town of Sarmada in northwestern Syria on Wednesday, according to Foreign Policy. These airstrikes come just a … [Read More...]

North Korea may have a submarine capable of launching nukes

North Korea may have a submarine capable of launching nukes

The North Korean military is currently attempting to modernize a decommissioned Soviet-era diesel submarine that’s capable of carrying ballistic missiles, either for active service or as a test platform for constructing a similar submarine of its own, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap … [Read More...]

Police can now force you to unlock fingerprint-protected devices

Police can now force you to unlock fingerprint-protected devices

The Fifth Amendment states that "no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,” which protects memorized information such as passwords and codes, but according to Mashable, a Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that those protections don’t extend to … [Read More...]

Americans should be worried about measles instead of Ebola

Americans should be worried about measles instead of Ebola

Mandatory quarantines were ordered for workers returning from West Africa to New York and New Jersey last week after a doctor in New York City tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, the outbreak of which has already claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in West Africa. In the United … [Read More...]

Armored vehicles and 24 officers sent to collect money from elderly man

Armored vehicles and 24 officers sent to collect money from elderly man

Local officials in Stettin, a small town of less than 3,000 in Wisconsin, sent 2 dozen armed police officers and military-grade armored vehicles to the home of 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner earlier this month in order to collect $86,000 in debt from the elderly man, a move which served to renew … [Read More...]

US bolsters security at federal buildings as a “precaution”

US bolsters security at federal buildings as a “precaution”

Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security Secretary, announced that the Department of Homeland Security will be increasing security at certain federal buildings in the nation’s capital, as well as other major cities in the United States in response to threats from terrorist organizations and the recent … [Read More...]

Millions of Californians are being affected by data breaches

Millions of Californians are being affected by data breaches

The personal records of more than 18.5 million people in California, nearly half of the state’s population, were put at risk last year due to cyber intrusions and various other data breaches, according to Reuters. That number is almost 600% higher than it was in 2012 and 1/3 of those affected will … [Read More...]