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Israeli agents to screen judges before appointment

Israel's internal security service has been given a de facto veto over the appointment of judges in an unprecedented decision that has the country's embattled liberals up in arms.

The move by the Judges Selection Committee on Friday is likely to make it harder for members of Israel's Arab minority and others with views that are not mainstream to become judges.

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VIDEO: Settler attacks Peace Now activists documenting settlement construction

Two representatives of the Peace Now organization and members of an Israeli television crew were attacked last week by a settler who objected to their presence in the West Bank as they documented construction in the settlements.

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Justice Department Whistleblower Is Fired in Alabama

A U.S. Department of Justice whistleblower has been fired from her job after speaking out about wrongdoing in the Middle District of Alabama.

Tamarah Grimes, who served on the prosecution team in the case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, received notice of her termination on June 9.

Grimes provided documents to Justice Department watchdogs showing that Leura Canary, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, had stayed on the Siegelman case long after she had supposedly recused herself. Grimes also provided evidence of improper contacts between jurors and members of the prosecution team.

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Drones 'kill dozens' in Pakistan

Up to 50 suspected militants have been killed in two US attacks in north-west Pakistan, local officials told the BBC.

In the first attack, suspected US drones attacked a Taliban forest camp in South Waziristan, near the Afghan border, killing at least 10 militants.

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TVNL Comment: What the hell is a 'suspected militant'? Just asking....

Obama officials may prefer civilian trials for 9/11 plotters

The Obama administration prefers war on terror prosecutions in civilian courts but has not yet decided where to try those accused of involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks who are now held at Guantanamo Bay, government lawyers told a Senate committee on Tuesday.

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TVNL Comment:  Shouldn't that include those involved in the attacks who are NOT being held at Guanatnamo Bay - like Cheney, Wolfowitz and the rest of the PNAC thugs?

New Medical Research Show Rife Frequencies Kill Cancer

n this trial, 13 patients were considered evaluable for response. Of these, one with a hormone-refractory breast cancer metastatic to the adrenal gland and bone had a complete response lasting 11 months. A similar patient had a partial response lasting 13.5 months. Four had stable disease: of these, one with thyroid cancer metastatic to the lung had 34.1 months stability, a non-small cell lung cancer patient was stable for 5.1 months, a patient with pancreatic cancer metastatic to liver was stabilized for 41 months and a patient with leiomyosarcoma remained stable for 4.0 months.

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'Time to ditch climate policies'

An international group of academics is urging world leaders to abandon their current policies on climate change.

The authors of How to Get Climate Policy Back on Course say the strategy based on overall emissions cuts has failed and will continue to fail.

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Adding Up the True Costs of Two Wars

But not so fast. The conflict that began in 2003 is far from over for us, and the next chapter - confronting a Taliban that reasserted itself in Afghanistan while the U.S. was sidetracked in Iraq - will be expensive and bloody. The death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan reached 5,000 in June. An additional 80,000 Americans have been wounded or injured since the war in Iraq began.

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Rove deposed — over eight hour period — in US Attorney firings

There’s “been speculation that he would decline to answer questions on Fifth Amendment grounds,” Luskin said. “That’s a personal privilege; he will not assert it.”

Last year, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Rove to testify about his knowledge concerning the prosecution of former Democratic Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, which they alleged was carried out on political grounds after a whistleblower said Rove had a hand in seeking the prosecution. In 2007, Rove was subpoenaed by the Senate about the firing of nine US Attorneys.

Both times, the Bush Administration asserted that Rove was protected by executive privilege; both times, Rove did not appear. Now, with a newly-installed Democratic president, the ice under Rove appears to have thinned.

Rove was subpoenaed in January and again in February b

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