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Massachusetts’ town imposes fine on public swearing


June 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Middleborough, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Middleborough is a Massachusetts town of approximately 20,000 residents, famous for its rich cranberry bogs. The residents of this town have now decided to fine those who ... Read more...

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A little holiday for the PM


September 26th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) All the prime minister's men had kept the schedule "completely free" for Manmohan Singh for a little family time in the Big Apple, a ... Read more...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to host an episode of Curiosity on Discovery Channel


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovery Channel has announced that Maggie Gyllenhaal will be the host of an episode of the show "CURIOSITY." In the episode, Maggie will be ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks UN intervention to save Bhullar


June 18th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group is seeking UN intervention to save Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar who has been given the death penalty in a 1993 car ... Read more...

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Air passenger posts bail after being arrested for wearing saggy pants


June 18th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- The University of New Mexico football player who was arrested at San Francisco International Airport for wearing saggy pants has been released on bail, local media ... Read more...

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California to let Sikh prisoners keep beards


June 11th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) California has agreed to allow prisoners in the state to keep unshorn beards in accordance with their faith, according to the Sikh Coalition, a community advocacy ... Read more...

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US firm charged with mistreating Indian workers


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A US federal agency has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama based oil rig construction company for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian immigrant workers recruited ... Read more...

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Judges okays boobies bracelet in Pennsylvanian schools


April 14th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pennsylvania, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that schools cannot ban a talking-breast cancer bracelet. Critics of the bracelet say the words “I (heart) boobies!” are vulgar and ... Read more...

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US Judge backs ‘I (heart) boobies’ bracelets in school


April 13th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that breast cancer fundraising bracelets that proclaim 'I (heart) boobies!' are not lewd or vulgar and can't be banned by public ... Read more...

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US lesbian student wins right to wear tuxedo to senior school prom


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): A lesbian student in the US has won the right to wear a tuxedo to her upcoming senior promBelinda Sanchez, 18, had been devastated when she was told ... Read more...

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Bigfoot film-maker sues US state over free speech


March 9th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Hampshire, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A film-maker is suing the state of New Hampshire claiming that the state’s park rangers infringe on his freedom of speech.Jonathan Doyle had dressed himself in ... Read more...

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Obama orders resumption of Guantanamo trials


March 8th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Reversing his own orders, US President Barack Obama has cleared the way for resumption of trials by military commissions to prosecute alleged terrorists held at ... Read more...

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FBI sued over targeting Muslims for their religious beliefs


February 24th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Feb 24(ANI): The First Amendment rights of hundreds of Muslims were violated when FBI agents directed an informant to infiltrate mosques in California, according to a lawsuit filed by the ... Read more...

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American group joins fight for 500 Indian workers in US


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has joined a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of over 500 guest workers brought from India by an American ... Read more...

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Internet ‘kill switch’ legislation re-surfaces


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): It seems that the so-called Internet "kill switch" legislation has resurfaced, according to the proposal's chief sponsor.The legislation came into play the same day Egyptians faced an internet ... Read more...

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‘Find Your Car’ system in US gaining fans amidst privacy concerns


January 24th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (ANI): Santa Monica Place in US has installed the nation's first camera-based 'Find Your Car' system, which can help absent-minded shoppers locate their vehicles.Shoppers who have lost track ... Read more...

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Woman opens sex toy drive-thru in Alabama after finding loophole in law


December 31st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): A woman in the US has opened a sex toy drive-through after finding a loophole in Alabama's anti-obscenity law.Sherri Williams opened the Pleasures store in Huntsville after she ... Read more...

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US students defend decision to defy ‘boobies’ bracelets ban


December 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (ANI): Two middle-school students in the US have defended their decision to defy a school district ban of the popular 'I [heart] boobies!' bracelets, saying they did it ... Read more...

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Us judge dismisses suit challenging government’s authority to kill Qaeda’s Al-Awlaki


December 8th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.8 (ANI): US District Court Judge John D. Bates has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Obama administration's right and authority to assassinate Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, who is a ... Read more...

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Lid on final words by death row prisoners after Ohio inmate’s 17-minute speech!


November 20th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20(ANI): The final words of death row prisoners in Ohio, the United States, could be shortened, edited or stopped under new state prison rules.According to the New York ... Read more...

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Celebrated Humorist, Dave Barry, Subjected To A ‘Pat-Down’ At The Miami Airport


November 17th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The annoyance and exasperation of the ordinary Americans is intensifying gradually on account of the ultra-stringent security measures that are being adopted in the airports ... Read more...

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Pennsylvania school sued over ‘I (heart) boobies’ bracelet ban


November 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A Pennsylvania school has been sued for banning 'I (heart) boobies' bracelets.The American Civil Liberties Union says the Easton Area School District ban violates students' First Amendment rights.The ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks founder urges US to investigate alleged abuses by its troops


November 5th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle blowing website 'WikiLeaks' has urged the US to investigate alleged abuses by its troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, saying it has ... Read more...

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New security checks at US airports like ‘foreplay’


October 30th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 29 (ANI): Airline passengers and civil liberty groups have slammed TSA's new pat-down procedure, likening it to 'foreplay'.Earlier, TSA officers used to pat down passengers with the backs of ... Read more...

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Jane Lynch Speaks About ‘SNL’ Experience


October 19th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Jane Lynch have become highly popular among the TV audiences with her Emmy winning performance as Sue Sylvester in ‘Glee’. Recently Jane did a gig as ... Read more...

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US girl sues school after officials access private naked pics from her mobile


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): A schoolgirl in the US has successfully sued her school after a teacher, who confiscated her mobile, revealed private naked pictures of hers.The 17-year-old, who was named as ... Read more...

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FBI investigated Greenpeace under terrorism guise


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (DPA) US federal law enforcement agents improperly investigated Greenpeace and other left-wing activist groups under the guise of counterterrorism in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, an ... Read more...

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Derek Fenton Fired By New Jersey Transit For Quran Burning


September 18th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey New York, Sep 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If Pastor Terry Jones proposed it, then a New Jersey train conductor Derek Fenton did it. However, the latter had to pay a heavy ... Read more...

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ACLU Initiates A Lawsuit Against The FBI And CIA


August 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 19, 2010 (Just Flashed): The legal representatives for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a lawsuit on Wednesday against the FBI, CIA and other federal espionage bureaus. The plaintiff ... Read more...

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CIA tapes show 9/11 suspects in secret prisons


August 18th, 2010 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (DPA) The US Central Intelligence Agency has videotapes made at a secret prison in Morocco showing the interrogation of a conspirator in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, ... Read more...

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Way Cleared for Controversial Mosque Near Ground Zero


August 4th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A unanimous vote was made on Tuesday by a New York City panel which rejected making a building near the World Trade Center in the the area ... Read more...

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US federal judge says cheerleading is not a sport


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 22 (ANI): A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport and insisted that Quinnipiac University had failed to provide equal opportunities for its ... Read more...

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Lesbian student Constance McMillen awarded $35,000 as settlement over the cancellation of her prom


July 21st, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jackson, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An 18 year old lesbian student - Constance McMillen has been awarded $35,000 dollars settlement for a canceled prom. The settlement was against her school and the ... Read more...

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Mississippi lesbian teen wins $35K lawsuit over cancelled prom


July 21st, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 21 (ANI): Constance McMillen would have never thought that she wouldn't be allowed to attend her high school prom just because she is a lesbian.But tables turned when she won ... Read more...

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US Man Detained In Egypt After Being Placed In The ‘No-Fly’ List


July 16th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A man from Virginia managed to catch the eye of the FBI and was included in the ‘no-fly’ list of USA. He was forced ... Read more...

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