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By a margin of 2 to 1, Americans feel it’s time for an accounting of the Bush Administration’s illegal practices, including torture and warrantless surveillance. And 40% of Americans are prepared to proceed to prosecutions immediately, without even the need for a comprehensive investigation. Only a minority of Republicans accept the Bush team’s mantra that we should move on and leave the crimes of the last eight years unexamined. Read the details in these reports in USA Today. This call for accountability is a mainstream phenomenon.
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Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
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On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Estimated number of wild New York City pigeons illegally caught and sold to shooting clubs each year:
Mathematicians discovered the existence of a pseudoprime that is the sum of 10,333,229,505 known primes and contains roughly 295 billion digits but cannot be represented precisely because the mathematician who found it lacks sufficient RAM.
On the eve of Independence Day in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko delivered a speech in Belarusian instead of Russian for the first time in 20 years, disproving rumors that he can no longer speak the language.
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