UNITED NATIONS ARMS TRADE TREATY TEXT (as of July 26, 2012)

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TweetYumUNITED NATIONS ARMS TRADE TREATY TEXT PREAMBLE The States Parties to this Treaty. Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Recalling that the charter of the UN promotes the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic […]

House bill extends TSA intel sharing to mass transit

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TweetYumShareThis House bill extends TSA intel sharing to mass transit 22 Jun 2012 The Transportation Security Administration already shares intelligence it collects with airports. Now a House bill would expand TSA’s intel sharing to local mass transit systems as well. The House passed the bill May 30 and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and […]

Wonders of sun, moon and sky

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TweetYumThe next month promises to be filled with astronomical wonders, including this weekend’s “supermoon,” an annular solar eclipse later this month, and a last-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus. Here are a few images to get you in the mood for those cosmic glories. Hungarian photographer Monika Landy-Gyebnar snapped an unusual picture of a solar mirage on […]

New York subway workers run ‘Rate My Rat’ photo contest

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TweetYumShareThis New York subway workers run ‘Rate My Rat’ photo contest 10 Jan 2012 Subway workers angered over what they say is a rat infestation in their workplace are holding a photo contest for the “nastiest” shot of a rodent, with a grand prize of a monthly transit pass. Commuters, who frequently see rats on […]

TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore

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TweetYumShareThis TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore –Roving security teams increasingly visit train stations, subways and other mass transit sites to deter terrorism. 20 Dec 2011 The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations […]