Senate on verge of historic immigration vote

Senate on verge of historic immigration vote

License-plate readers let police collect millions of records on drivers
The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of license plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. Katz-Lacabe said it had photographed his two cars on 112 occasions, including one image from 2009 that shows him and his daughters stepping out of his Toyota Prius in their driveway.

Defense of Marriage Act Provision Struck Down
A divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal law that defines marriage as a heterosexual union, saying it violates the rights of married gay couples by denying them government benefits.

Supreme court strikes down Doma on historic day for gay rights in America
Justices rule Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional and clear way for same-sex marriage to be restored in California

Gay couples can immigrate under DOMA ruling
The Supreme Court’s ruling that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional should immediately open up immigration benefits to same-sex partners in states where their unions are recognized as marriages.

MSNBC Captures President Obama’s Call To Prop 8 Winners: Video

Asylum for Edward Snowden would jeopardize millions in trade, Ecuador warned

Obama Hasn’t Called Russians, Chinese About Snowden
“I’m Not Going to Be Scrambling Jets to Get a 29-Year-Old Hacker”

U.S. officials: China, Russia gained access to Snowden’s secrets
Intelligence agencies in China and Russia gained access to highly classified U.S. intelligence and military information contained on electronic media held by renegade former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, according to U.S. officials.

Steve Wozniak: Snowden ‘Is a Hero Because This Came From His Heart’
The Apple cofounder tells Lloyd Grove why he supports the NSA leaker, how the agency hasn’t ‘done one thing valuable for us’—and why the Internet wasn’t supposed to be this way.

‘I is what I is and I’m not changing’: Disgraced chef Paula Deen sobs on the Today show in last ditch attempt to save her career after racism row
A lawsuit last week revealed Paula Deen used racial slurs and wanted to throw a ‘plantation-style’ wedding for her brother. Deen admitted to using ‘N-word’ and wanting black men dressed as slaves. The Food Network announced Deen’s contract will not be renewed at the end of the month and she was dropped by meat producer Smithfield.

Girl, 10, dies in hospital days after being gang raped by four teenagers in India

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