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G7 Summit Wrap-Up

The two-day summit focused on improving the global economy, fighting terrorism, climate change, and dealing with Russian aggression in the Ukraine.

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Clergy Reacts to Uganda’s Controversial Bill

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

The Ugandan Anglican Church has been an avid supporter of the recently passed “anti-gay bill” in Uganda.

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Israel Remains Silent On Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill As Activists Speak Out

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

This is not the first time Israel has looked past atrocities in the name of foreign relations.

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Thai Protest Leader Arrested While the UN Posts Videos

(UNITED NATIONS- TRNS) As protest leaders begin to be arrested, the UN division in Thailand decided to post an “educational” video on YouTube. This video depicts a child anticipating a cake, and as it makes its way toward him pieces are being taken from it until there is nothing left. A voiceover warns “Corruption, eats […]

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Violence Ensues In Thailand as Vote Stands

Amidst the growing violence, The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR), said in a statement that they have “been alarmed to see individuals at protest sites with weapons”.

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Protests Continue After Difficult Thai Elections

UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) –  A Spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, announced that the Secretary General is “concerned that a number of Thai people were not able to exercise their right to vote”. He has said that he hopes both parties in the conflict will begin a dialogue to prevent further escalation. In addition […]

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Tensions Continue to Rise Over Recent Thai Elections

UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) –  The UN has voiced their opinion on the current events in Thailand, in a statement by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand. They urged both parties to refrain from violence, and resolve the situation democratically. In a statement by UNICEF, concern was expressed for the the children whose education […]

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“The Real Pirates of the Sea”

(UN Photo/Stuart Price)

Piracy on the high seas is no longer archaic, and the political circumstances giving rise to such bad actors should be treated as a serious threat.

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Islamic Militants Find ‘Sin’ at Nigerian Wedding

Boko Haram is a group that does not care about the lives of civilians. All they care about is their conception of what their god wants of them, namely the death of all western civilization.

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Hacktivist Attacks: Freedom Fighters Or Freedom Violators?


Does the government have the right to shut down hackers’ efforts to disrupt government and business websites, or should the hackers be allowed their freedom of expression by impeding, rather than destroying, functions with which they disagree?

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Bush Polling Far Behind In Florida


Bush and Rubio fall behind Trump and Carson.

Labor History In 2:00- 10/7


Happy Birthday to Joe Hill.

McCarthy Slapped With Ethics Complaint Over Benghazi

House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

“This is a clear and unequivocal misuse of appropriated funds for political purposes,” the complaint reads.

TRNS News Notes- 10/7

Obama’s team gaming options on Syria
Senate Dems: Background check bill today
US general: Afghan hospital bombing a mistake
Obama weighing change in Afghan drawdown
Snowden: Intel agencies “want to own your phone”

Wednesday, October 7

● English speaking declines at home

● After two weeks, no action on drug price

● Food stamp enrollment declines

● Tribes settle natural resources dispute

● Internet tax law held hostage by Congress

● Counterfeit parts seller sent to prison

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Police Conspiracy Kickback Case

The Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The Justices wrestled with a difficult case that tests the limits of criminal conspiracy laws