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Russia considers legal action against lawmaker who voted against Crimea takeover

The Russian parliament is to consider a prosecutors' request to proceed with legal actions against the lone lawmaker who voted against the annexation of Crimea and is suspected of embezzlement.<p>State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Thursday the parliament received a request from Russian …

In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

When Charles Nuñez was 17 years old, he was arrested in New York for carrying a handgun that he says he was trying to sell in Harlem. As state law requires, he was prosecuted as an adult and sent to Rikers Island, New York City's notorious prison, where he says he was quickly targeted by older men …

Russia has more right to Crimea than Britain to Falkands, says Russian MP

Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow’s “illegal annexation” of the peninsula.<p>“Attention London: Crimea has far more reason to be in Russia than the Falklands have to be part of Great …

New Survey Shows Americans Have Cut Back Their Internet Usage Because of Snowden Leaks

March 17, 2015<p><b>Snowden leaks lead Americans to scale back online activity, survey finds</b><p>Paresh Dave<p>Los Angeles Times<p>March 17, 2015<p>In the nearly two …

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Russia slams US accusations on Ukraine

<b>Russia has slammed the United States for making unfounded claims on Moscow’s presence in east Ukraine, another sign of deepening war of words between</b> …

Fury as Australia's Abbott calls Aboriginal communities a 'lifestyle choice'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it is not the taxpayers' job to subsidise people's "lifestyle choices" ahead of plan to close more than 100 remote Aboriginal communities<p>Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has been criticised as shameless and insensitive following his claim that …

Norway's prison without bars: 'It's a trust thing' | Crime

<b>Oslo, Norway -</b> As a prison guard for the past 38 years, Lasse Andresen has seen it all.<p>He's worked in five prisons in Norway - low and high security, rural and urban, old and new.<p>Along the way, one of his colleagues was raped and killed by two inmates. His two daughters are now prison officers …