County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenade

County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenadeOfficials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year. Bounkham ‘Bou Bou’ Phonesavanh was just 19 months old when a Habersham SWAT team initiated a no-knock warrant at his family’s home at around 3 a.m.

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Spencer Savings Bank sues Bank of America of shoddy mortgage servicing.

Spencer sues servicerAug. 18– Add Spencer Savings Bank to the legions who have accused Bank of America of shoddy mortgage servicing. According to the lawsuit filed in May and moved last month from state Superiour Court in Hackensack to federal court in Newark, Bank of America took over a servicing agreement with Spencer when it acquired Countrywide in 2008, and assumed massive…

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CFPB Files Claim against Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

CFPB Files Claim against Debt Collection Lawsuit MillWashington, DC: With consumers and officials fighting back against debt collector harassment , it’s no wonder that there seems to be news every day about another debt collector lawsuit. Many lawsuits allege bill collector harassment of consumers, including calling at unreasonable hours and making repeated phone calls.

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Protesters block Israeli ship from docking at California port

Protesters block Israeli ship from docking at California port | Al Jazeera AmericaThousands of protesters successfully blocked a commercial Israeli cargo vessel from docking and unloading goods in Oakland, California, late Saturday. The protest was staged in response to a call from Palestinian and South African unions to hold Israel accountable for what they allege are violations of Palestinians’ human rights – particularly during Israel’s latest offensive in the Gaza Strip, an operation that killed more than 1,900 Palestinians.

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Could Providence Lawsuit Against Wall Street Giants Save City Pension Fund?

Could Providence Lawsuit Against Wall Street Giants Save City Pension Fund?From one of the world’s largest automakers to its largest stock market, Providence is taking some of the most iconic institutions of corporate America to court in a series of lawsuits that could net the city millions in winnings. In April, the city filed a federal lawsuit against 40 Wall Street firms for alleged violations of U.S.

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Pulitzer Winners Decry DOJ Moves Against Risen and Press Freedom

Pulitzer Winners Decry DOJ Moves Against Risen and Press FreedomFourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists issued strong individual statements Monday that voiced emphatic support for New York Times reporter James Risen and urged the Justice Department to stop threatening him with harsh fines or imprisonment. Many of the statements from the Pulitzer winners included scathing criticisms of the Obama administration for a range of policies related to freedom of the press.

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The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about torture

… the CIA systematically tortured people, then lied about it. Destroyed evidence of it, then lied about that. Spied on the US Senate staffers investigating the agency for torture, then lied about that. Now, after somehow being put in charge of deciding what parts of the Senate‚Äôs final report on that torture should be redacted, the CIA has predictively censored the key evidence of the litany of all of those transgressions.

The CIA is getting away with keeping every important secret about tortureAt this point, is there anything the Central Intelligence Agency thinks it can’t get away with? To recap: the CIA systematically tortured people, then lied about it. Destroyed evidence of it, then lied about that. Spied on the US Senate staffers investigating the agency for torture, then lied about that.

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