Denmark considers granting asylum to Edward Snowden

Denmark considers granting asylum to Edward Snowden

International Business Times

After the European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday urging states to drop criminal charges against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and offer him protection, two political parties in Denmark have stepped forward, the Local reported Friday. The left-leaning Alternative and the Red-Green Alliance parties want Denmark’s parliament to vote on offering Snowden asylum. “Snowden…

Polish court rejects Roman Polanski extradition to US

Polish court rejects Roman Polanski extradition to US

Agence France-Presse A Polish court on Friday quashed a US bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to raping a 13-year-old girl but left the country before sentencing. The court ruled “inadmissibility in extraditing Polish-French citizen Roman Polanski to the US,” presiding judge Dariusz Mazur said at the court in

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

Travis Gettys A new species combining wolves, coyotes and dogs is evolving before scientists’ eyes in the eastern United States. Wolves faced with a diminishing number of potential mates are lowering their standards and mating with other, similar species, reported The Economist. The interbreeding began up to 200 years ago, as European settlers pushed into

Watch this college student’s perfect ‘Oh shit’ face as Bernie Sanders drops a bombshell about legal pot

Watch this college student’s perfect ‘Oh shit’ face as Bernie Sanders drops a bombshell about legal pot

Tom Boggioni Speaking at George Mason University on Wednesday night, Democratic presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders called for ending the federal prohibition on marijuana, provoking an amusing reaction from a student seated behind him. “In my view, the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana,” Sanders said as students loudly cheered.

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina-based Marine will now get to challenge a court-martial conviction that raises tricky questions about military discipline and religious freedom. Reinforced by members of Congress and some leading conservative lawyers, former Lance Cpl. Monifa F. Sterling this week convinced the nation’s highest military appeals court to hear a case that started with…

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