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April 24, 2014 17:13
U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (Reuters / Gary Cameron)
FCC denies plans to kill net neutrality
The chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission is attempting to refute recent reports that suggest that the FCC is on track to terminate the basic principle of net neutrality. 9
Bowe Bergdahl.(AFP Photo / IntelCenter) Bureaucratic mess complicates prisoner exchange deal with Taliban
Although the Taliban is looking to restart negotiations with the United States over an American soldier captured five years ago, US bureaucracy and poor communication is reportedly keeping the talks from taking off. 1
Rancher Cliven Bundy poses for a photo outside his ranch house on April 11, 2014 west of Mesquite, Nevada (Reuters / George Frey) Bundy ranch stand-off: Government helicopters shot cattle multiple times 'for fun'
As the ongoing saga between Nevada ranch owner Cliven Bundy and the federal government continues, the rancher’s son claims federal agents killed multiple cattle during their roundup, shooting some animals up to five times. 19
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (Reuters / Davis Turner) Guns everywhere: Georgia governor makes his state the most firearm-friendly
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a new law into effect – nicknamed the “guns everywhere bill” – that allows individuals to carry weapons into bars, schools, and even some churches and government buildings. 12
Costa Rican foreign minister Enrique Castillo Barrantes.(AFP Photo / Hector Retamal) Costa Rica demands explanation over US-created ‘Cuban Twitter’
Outraged Costa Rican officials are demanding that the White House explain why the controversial so-called “Cuban Twitter” project revealed earlier this month was facilitated by the United States Embassy in San José. 6
Image from heartbleed.com Internet giants unite to fight against a second Heartbleed
​In the wake of what’s been called the biggest computer bug to ever affect the internet, tech giants including Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Cisco have started a non-profit organization aimed at preventing another Heartbleed. 2
AFP Photo / Robyn Beck ​Vermont poised to enact toughest US GMO-labeling law yet
Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has supported the bill. 19
Reuters / Shannon Stapleton ​Family awarded $3 million in first US fracking trial
After three years of legal wrangling, a Texas family has won its case against a company engaged in hydraulic fracturing near their home. The family, which suffered tangible health deterioration after the fracking began, was awarded $3 million. 19
Chino State Prison (AFP Photo / Kevork Djansezian) Jail-breaking point: Overcrowded prisons strike White House clemency chord
The enormous outlay for overcrowded US federal prisons is forcing the White House to consider clemency and entreat non-violent, low-level felons serving terms for drug-related crimes to apply for early release. 1
Reuters / Kevork Djansezian LA cops accused of cutting power to marijuana clinic, planting guns
Two former Los Angeles County deputies were charged Wednesday in connection with allegations they switched off electricity at a medical marijuana dispensary, disabling a surveillance camera and possibly planting firearms there. 5
Reuters / Jim Urquhart Bitcoin’s future may lie in space
Bitcoin miners hope a new initiative from Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. will make the cryptocurrency more secure and easier to access after the two companies announced they will take the peer-to-peer financial system into space. 5

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