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Undernews For January 1st 2013

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Obama signs illegal spy bill

FBI, Homeland police conspired with banks against Occupiers

Philadelphia charter school expansion crushing public schools

A short history of optics

Benghazi flap means big bucks for Blackwater type operations

75% of congressmembers come from gerrymandered districts

Long lines killed 50,000 votes in Florida

Middle schoolers being given drug tests

British government stiil blocking its lawyers' warning that Iraq war was illegal

Congress sends illegal eavesdropping bill to White House

Belgium To Prosecute Scientology Church As 'Criminal Organization'

Most gun owners don't belong to the NRA and many aren't conservatives

Chile, Mexico, Turkey only developed countries more economically unequal than U.S.

The real problem with race: it doesn't exist

FBI murder stats

Republicans Are Demanding a 3 Percent Cut in Social Security Benefits as Part of a Budget Deal

Meanwhile, furthermore & on the other hand

Americans drinking less milk

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