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Childbirth in Chains: 20 Women Forced To Give Birth While Restrained

http://articles.chicagotribune.com

"As contractions surged through her body, she could not move or change position to relieve the pain. A Cook County correctional officer repeatedly refused to remove the restraints, she said, even when a doctor objected, saying that he was unable to administer an epidural." Her crime? Missing a court date on a retail theft charge.

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Political Prisoners in America

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org

Using modern-day slave labor, the Left Business Observer reports that American prisons produce 100% of US military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens." They also supply 98% of equipment assembly services, 93% of paints and paintbrushes, 92% of stove assemblies, 46% of body armor, 36% of home appliances, 30% of headphones, microphones and speakers, 21% of office furniture, and much more.

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US-trained Somali soldiers defect to al-Qaida

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Hundreds of Somali soldiers trained with US funding have deserted, with some crossing over to the al-Qaida-linked militants they are supposed to be fighting, it emerged today.

The troops, backed with millions of US dollars, are leaving the ranks because they are not receiving their $100 (£65) monthly wage. The desertions raise fears that an American-backed drive next month to strengthen Somalia's army may increase the ranks of the insurgency.

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Students Arrested for Consensual Kissing With Underage Teens

http://www.theledger.com

LAKELAND | Two Lakeland High School baseball players were arrested Friday night for "making out" with underage girls and now each faces a charge of lewd battery, according to Sheriff's Office arrest affidavits.

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Senior Citizens' Poker Game Broken Up

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It seemed too absurd to be true. And after the public ridicule and outcry that followed, Idaho legislators decided it was too absurd to continue.

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Britain to ban tourism without health insurance

http://theuklibertarian.com

Britain is considering BARRING anybody entering the country if they do not have healthcare insurance because they are worried about "health tourists"

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Corporation to run for Congress

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Murray Hill Incorporated, a diversifying corporation in the Washington, D.C. area, has filed to run for U.S. Congress in the Republican primary in Maryland's 8th Congressional District.

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Native tribes buy their land back

http://news.yahoo.com

Native American tribes decide it's faster to buy their land back than to get their treaties honored by the US government. States and counties opposed because they'll lose tax revenue and the land won't be subject to local law.

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Last US landline phone to be cut in 2025. MASSIVE REPURCUSSIONS!

http://www.economist.com

The country’s last printed newspaper will land on a doorstep sometime in the first quarter of 2043. That is a positively healthy outlook, however, compared with another staple of American life: the home telephone.

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The snakes are winning!

http://news.yahoo.com

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Police in Sierra Leone have called in the army and fire brigade to try to take back control of a police station which has been overrun by hundreds of poisonous snakes.

Snake charmers have tried in vain to lure the beasts, mostly cobras and vipers, out of Gerihun police station in the southern district of Bo. Attempts to smoke them out also failed.

Officers and residents wanting to report crimes have grown too afraid to come to the building.

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