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Secede? ‘Republic’ Claims Texas Never Joined U.S.

A volunteer organization’s profile was raised when local, state and federal authorities raided a Valentine’s Day meeting.

Senh: Interesting. Like what one person said, it just sounds like a bunch of old people with a lot of time on her hands. As long as none of their members become extreme in their belief that Texas is an independent nation, and that they run it. I can also see how their letters can confuse their recipients and cause unintended harm. Otherwise, it'd be an interesting group to join just to have a mock experience of what it's like to run a country.


Tennessee Cops murder 61 year old man in own home during wrong house drug raid.

A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door.


Libyan suspect in U.S. envoy attack killed in Cairo

A Libyan militant suspected by Egypt of involvement in last month's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya has been killed during a raid by Egyptian security forces in Cairo, a security official said on Thursday.


S. Africa cops raid miners' hostels to seize arms

South African police on Saturday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse miners rallying in Marikana after raids on their hostels to seize arms, witnesses said.


SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden's death

No East Day

A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.


SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book identified

No Easy Day

The Navy SEAL who wrote about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym is Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer. Bissonnette was first identified by Fox News. One current and one former U.S. military official confirmed the name, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss military personnel matters. The book, "No Easy Day," is scheduled to be released Sept. 11, with the author listed under the pseudonym of Mark Owen. Penguin Group (USA)'s Dutton imprint, the publisher, asked news organizations Thursday to withhold his identity.


Megaupload warrants ruled illegal by New Zealand court

Kim Dotcom

A court in New Zealand has ruled that the search warrants used by New Zealand police when they raided the home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid. Reuters reported that a High Court judge said the search warrants were “too vague” and “did not adequately describe the offences to which they related.” The judge also ruled that the FBI acted unlawfully when it took copies of data from Dotcom’s computer offshore.


U.S. military raid frees American, Danish hostages from Somali pirates

U.S. military forces flew in helicopters under the cover of darkness on a raid into Somalia early Wednesday and freed an American and a Dane held hostage since October, Western officials said.


Megaupload exec's homes raided, luxury cars seized

Police in New Zealand on Friday raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of, a giant file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, and seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said.

Senh: Jeez. I've used MegaUpload many times before. Never to download movies or illegal software, but Android ports for my HD2 or large files that my friends uploaded for me like design comps.


Police raid Occupy Oakland encampment, arrest protesters

Oakland police raided the Occupy Oakland encampments early Tuesday morning and reportedly arrested dozens of protesters. Oakland police confirmed that an operation was in progress to clear out the encampments but said it was not clear yet how many protesters had been arrested.


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