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“This Is A Coup”: Masked Men Storm Macedonia Parliament

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Supporters of the movement “For The Common Macedonia” stormed the Macedonian parliament and attacked the deputies of the parliamentary majority, following a vote for a new speaker. In addition, journalists were detained in the press center of the Parliament. Demonstrators forced their way into the building after the Social Democrats and the parties representing ethnic Albanians elected a parliament speaker in a vote that Gruevski’s party didn’t recognize, MIA said.

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Uber picks Dallas, Fort Worth as test cities for flying vehicle network

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Uber is looking to North Texas as a testing ground for its initiative to make intra-urban flying vehicle rides a reality. The company announced Tuesday that Dallas and Fort Worth are its first U.S. partner cities for what its dubbing the “Uber Elevate Network.” The company hopes to have the first demonstration of how such a network of flying, hailed vehicles would work in three years.

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U.S. and UK Both Drop in Latest ‘World Press Freedom Index’ Rankings

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Reporters without Borders just published its annual World Press Freedom Index rankings, and the results for both the U.S. and UK are not impressive. Both countries declined two spots from last year, with the UK at 41, and the greatest and most free nation on earth, America, down to 43.

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Formerly Imprisoned Journalist Barrett Brown Taken Back Into Custody Before PBS Interview

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Award-winning journalist Barrett Brown was re-arrested and taken into custody Thursday, the day before he was scheduled to be interviewed for a PBS documentary. Brown quickly became a symbol of the attack on press freedom after he was arrested in 2012 for reporting he did on the hacked emails of intelligence-contracting firms. Brown wrote about hacked emails that showed the firm Stratfor spying on activists on behalf of corporations. Brown also helped uncover a proposal by intelligence contractors to hack and smear WikiLeaks defenders and progressive activists.

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Scientists Just Transplanted Small Rat Heads Onto Bigger Rats

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The world has been gifted, or maybe cursed, with the latest iteration of creepy head transplant experiments. In a new study published in CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, researchers in China grafted the heads of smaller rats onto the necks of larger rats because we all know that rats with two heads are better than rats with one.

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Amazon Wants You To Put Their New Camera In Your Bedroom

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Products like the Amazon Echo are proof of a strange new shift in our culture. Suddenly people are okay with having a device in their homes that they know is listening to them. They’re voluntarily inserting electronic devices into their private lives, which are capable of spying on them and sending the data to private corporations and governments.

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Feds force hospitals to report alleged DUI patients to police

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I’m having trouble describing Oregon’s disturbing statutes and how two courts made excuses to allow law enforcement to circumvent our Constitution. This month, an Oregon Appeals court agreed with a district court ruling which forces first responders to become state actors.

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From Korea To Abu Ghraib – War, Bio-Weapons, Torture And Back

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Considering the historical record of the United States of committing and covering up warcrimes as well as its general belligerence, North Korea and other nations are probably well advised to stick to their nuclear and missile programs.

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Vietnam complained of “toxic” anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor

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Vietnam’s government today said Facebook has promised to work with the communist nation to prevent the publication and distribution of banned online content.

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