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Surveillance under RIPA: neither a strict legal framework nor rigorously overseen - Sam Lincoln

Those charged with the task of protecting the public from harm resort to assertion similar to that here attributed to a GCHQ spokesperson:

Our work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework, which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, and that there is rigorous oversight.

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Cecil the Lion: No charges for Walter Palmer

US dentist Walter Palmer who sparked an international outcry after killing the beloved Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe this July will not be prosecuted.

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Donor Spotlight: Pamela Jester

In honor of National Pro Bono Month, we’re highlighting our donors and volunteers who make our work possible. We are grateful for your support, which helps VLSC match trained volunteer attorneys with low-income people in need of critical legal services—services that help them keep their families together, regain financial stability, and feel safe in their own homes. 306 more words

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Israeli intel thwarts first known ISIS plot inside Jewish state

We are now finding out that An ISIS cell that trained in the forests near Galilee while plotting to attack Israeli police and military facilities — as well as liquor stores — was shattered by the intelligence agents in what experts say is the first known case of the black-clad terrorist army operating within the Jewish state. 642 more words

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Court of Protection upholds the right of a confused, lonely man to refuse treatment

Wye Valley NHS Trust v B (Rev 1) EWCOP 60 (28 September 2015) – read judgment

The Court of Protection has recently ruled that a mentally incapacitated adult could refuse a life saving amputation. 1,219 more words

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Meet Mrs. Dawn Perry, Our New Principal

-Matteo B.,  grade 8

In July, the StJP community welcomed our new principal, Mrs. Dawn Perry.  Every day, StJP students witness Mrs. Perry teaching us something new, or even simply teaching us discipline. 334 more words

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Chasin’ Ruben

By Tommy Reynolds

“The Game:
Baseball and America Growin’ Up Together”

There’s nothing wrong with good, hard, clean baseball. It’s admirable. And expected. There have been enough recent examples of high paid ballplayers not playing hard, that at times we yearn for some hard play. 517 more words

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