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U.S. To Remove 9,000 Marines From Okinawa

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

Teaching The L.A. Riots At Two City Schools

It has been 20 years since four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, and L.A. erupted in race-fueled riots. Many in Los Angeles, including students who weren’t born when the riots hit in April 1992, are reflecting on those days of anger, looting and destruction, asking why it happened and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Firearms industry jobs up 30 percent from 2008 to 2011

These are high times for gun makers and firearms retailers.

While many sectors have been slogging through the recession and an anemic recovery, the firearms business has seen growth both nationally and locally.

Kansas protestors rally against ‘Religious Freedom Act’

Nearly 100 people crowded on the Capitol steps Thursday to protest what they called “legislative hate.”

The group, many members or allies of the LGBT community, waved rainbow flags and had strong words for legislators looking to pass SB 142, also called the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act.

Senate votes to renew Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — Congressional lawmakers from both political parties agree, and so does the White House: It’s important to renew the Violence Against Women Act, an 18-year-old law that pours resources into efforts to help victims of domestic violence. But there are sharp disagreements about exactly what the new law should include, arguments that illustrate how election-year politics has colored consideration of a law that usually gets enthusiastic bipartisan support.

Is CISPA SOPA 2.0? We Explain the Cybersecurity Bill

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, up for debate in the House of Representatives today, has privacy activists, tech companies, security wonks and the Obama administration all jousting about what it means – not only for security but Internet privacy and intellectual property. Backers expect CISPA to pass, unlike SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act that melted down amid controversy earlier this year.

Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective “torture”

(Reuters) – A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh “enhanced interrogation techniques” the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs.

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