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A federal judge Wednesday issued an injunction against a National Defense Authorization Act provision that grants the military the right to detain anyone it suspects of involvement in terrorism US District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a group of plaintiffs, including Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, who filed a lawsuit against the legislation within weeks of President Obama signing it.

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Sandwiched by Tunisia on one side and Egypt on the other, and with the Arab world's longest sitting dictator, it was perhaps only a matter of time before the people of Libya got in on the protest craze sweeping the Middle East. (more)

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