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Journalist: Edward Snowden Has ‘Blueprints’ To NSA

Edward Snowden has highly sensitive documents on how the National Security Agency is structured and operates that could harm the U.S. government, but has insisted that they not be made public, a journalist close to the NSA leaker said. Glenn Greenwald, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper who first reported on the intelligence leaks, told…

Bangladesh Islamist Ghulam Azam Found Guilty Of War Crimes

A war crimes court has found Islamist Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. Ghulam Azam was sentenced to 90 years in jail for his involvement in mass killings and rape during the war. Supporters of Bangladesh’s main Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, which he led from 1969 until…

Hubble Telescope Spots Blue Planet Where It Rains Glass

The world, known as HD189733b, has a deep azure hue – probably the result of silicate (glass) rain in the atmosphere, which scatters blue light. The temperature of the planet’s atmosphere is a scorching 1,000C, and it rains glass, sideways, in howling 7,000km-per-hour winds. Its atmosphere has been found to be dramatically changeable and exotic,…

Manslaughter Count Added To Zimmerman Charges

The judge in the Trayvon Martin murder case agreed Thursday to instruct jurors to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter when they begin deliberations. George Zimmerman had been charged only with second-degree murder. Zimmerman’s attorneys had objected to adding any lesser charges, and Judge Debra Nelson held a hearing on the issue. The jury still…

Sharpton Panel Probes Zimmerman’s Story: Unless Trayvon Had ‘X-Ray Vision,’ He Wouldn’t Have Seen Gun

One particular detail of the George Zimmerman murder trial that Al Sharpton brought up today was how Trayvon Martin supposedly grabbed for Zimmerman’s gun. But Sharpton and his panelists pointed out that Zimmerman had a concealed weapon and it was dark out, which led them all to raise the skeptical eyebrow to ZImmerman’s story. One…