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Update: Instagram gives in on privacy issues

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The photosharing service Instagram will change key parts of its new privacy policy, which had enraged some of its 100 million users with its proposed use of member photos in paid ads. News spread quickly online on Monday that Instagram had updated its privacy policy to give it a non-exclusive license to use your photos… [Continue Reading]

Report: GOP to try own tax hike as cliff talks stall again

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Just hours after there was a reported breakthrough in fiscal cliff negotiations, there were signs on Tuesday that the GOP will move forward with a proposed tax hike, without involving the Democrats. Politico and The Hill said House Speaker John Boehner was preparing a bill that called for a tax hike on households making more… [Continue Reading]

Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court partly to blame for Newtown?

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Lyle Denniston looks at how the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment leaveslegislators entirely free to write new regulations against gun possession in sensitive public places. The statements at issue: “The gun lobby, timid politicians and the Supreme Court continue to aid and abet rampant gun violence that is nothing less than domestic terrorism,… [Continue Reading]

Abraham Lincoln and the two 13th Amendments

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Malcolm Lazin from the Equality Forum looks at Abraham Lincoln’s connection to a proposed Constitutional amendment that would have legalized slavery in the South, four years before he fought for a 13th amendment that banned it.

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Ukraine parliament features brawls, boxer, and naked protesters

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Think the fiscal cliff talks in the United States are tough? Ukraine’s parliament has been engaged in two days of all-out brawls, which have also featured a boxing champ and naked protesters.