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Liberty NewsWire: January 20, 2012


Liberty NewsWire: January 20, 2012

Most of the websites shut down by a hackers group were up and running early Friday, including the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and some entertainment sites after one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns.

"Hacktivist" collective Anonymous took credit for taking down the sites Thursday after the arrests of leaders of Megaupload.com and shut down the popular hub for illegal media downloads. – CNN

SOPA/PIPA/Internet Piracy:

CNN – Federal websites back online after Anonymous attack

Yahoo!News – Reid postpones vote on anti-piracy bill

TechDirt – A Gallery Of The SOPA Blackout Protest Screens

Washington Post – Five reasons the Internet's still protesting SOPA and PIPA

San Francisco Chronicle – Megaupload.com Shut Down by US, Websites' Disruptions Follow

Reason – Who Needs SOPA? Four Ways to Look at the Megaupload Bust

The Drug War:

LA Times – Mexico Government Sought to Withhold Drug War Death Statistics

Fox News – Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on 'furious'

Gun Control:

TIME – Police Developing Tech to Virtually Frisk People from 82 Feet Away


ABC News – Woman Removed From Plane After Bringing Gun Aboard

Federal Reserve:

Nasdaq – Fed Balance Sheet Grows to $2.92 Trillion In Latest Week

Balanced Budget Amendment:

The Augusta Chronicle – Ga. Lawmakers Push Balanced Budget Amendment


The Washington Post – A Republican rift on health exchanges

CBS News – Walker turning down $37 million for health care

Detroit Free Press – Michigan urged to create health exchange

Wall Street Journal – White House Touts GOP Governors' Support of Health Insurance Exchanges

Keystone Pipeline:

Heritage Foundation (The Foundry) – Timeline: Keystone's Three Years in Limbo

Bloomberg – Canada Pledges to Sell Oil to Asia After Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline



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