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Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning Not Guilty of Aiding Enemy – Guilty of 15 Lesser Charges – VIDEO | The Gateway Pundit

Private First Class Bradley Manning stole 251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret international embassy reports. Manning smuggled the security documents out on a CD labeled “Lady Gaga.”

Bradley Manning trial verdict –

A military judge Tuesday acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge the Army intelligence analyst faced for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables.

What the Ashcroft “Hospital Showdown” on NSA spying was all about | Ars Technica

We’ve known for years that the STELLAR WIND surveillance program—a massive NSA effort authorized by President George W. Bush after 9/11—eventually led to a dramatic showdown at the bedside of then-attorney general John Ashcroft. The situation surrounding STELLAR WIND was on such shaky legal ground that top members of the government threatened to quit in protest, though the exact reasons for their unease have been difficult to pinpoint.

AWFUL… Michelle Knight Was Victim of Identity Fraud While She Was Held Captive for 10 Years | The Gateway Pundit

Law enforcement officials are reporting that someone stole the identity of Michelle Knight as she sat captive for over a decade on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland.

Blow to Bloomberg: Appeals Court Rules NYC’s Big Sugary Drink Ban Unconstitutional |

An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.

IRS Now Has More Agents Than German Army – Fox Nation

The IRS has more agents than the German (62,279), Spanish (75,000) and Canadian (68,250) armies.

Gov’t Knows Best? White House creates ‘nudge squad’ to shape behavior | Fox News

The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

Mother Faces Criminal Charges Over Son Skipping School | Legal News |

With the first day of the new school year fast approaching, parents be warned: if your child misses class on a regular basis you could find yourself under arrest. That’s what happened in Virginia, where the mother of a 12-year-old boy is being prosecuted for violating the state’s truancy law after he missed 62 days of school.

UPDATE: Injured Afghanistan Vet Now Being Allowed To Fly Her American Flag As-Is « CBS Sacramento

The property management company met with Jen face-to-face on Monday and said they are giving her the option to move the flag to be in compliance with their policies or to keep the flag exactly where it is.

As Gisele Bundchen’s seven-month-old daughter shows off pierced ears, mothers debate the cultural tradition | Mail Online

Gisele Bundchen’s adorable daughter, Vivian Lake, who turns eight months old next week, has fueled the debate surrounding the piercing of babies’ ears

Nancy Pelosi Urges Congress to Uphold Constitution by Passing Harsher Gun Control Laws | The Gateway Pundit

“In Congress, there can be no more fitting memorial to the lives lost in Aurora, in Newtown, and across the country than a concerted effort to enact commonsense gun safety legislation. We must uphold our oath to ‘protect and defend’ the constitution and all Americans by expanding background checks and keeping dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands. We must restore confidence in the safety of our homes, schools, movie theaters, and neighborhoods by taking clear, concrete steps to prevent gun violence.

RTV6 – Ind. police monitor switchblade sales, incidents – Local Story