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Omar Khadr wins right to sue feds for conspiring with U.S.

TORONTO – Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr should be allowed to claim the Canadian government conspired with the Americans to torture him and breach his rights, a Federal Court judge ruled Thursday. 489 more words

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Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

ONCUPINAR, Turkey – The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour’s drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. 1,108 more words

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The Meaning of My Melody - concert presentation

The Meaning of My Melody was a concert-presentation project initiated by Valev Laube. Concert-presentation presented Valev’s original music and together with the audience new music created in order to understand the process of composing music. 46 more words

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Canadian consulate in Istanbul evacuated due to suspicious package: report

TORONTO – The Canadian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey was evacuated Friday after a suspicious package was sent to the facility, according to a report.

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Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. 240 more words

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Symbols and Secrets

John F. Kennedy Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961

The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings (reference to Freemasons). 438 more words

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