Rights

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The National Security Agency (NSA) will destroy all the metadata it swept up from U.S. citizens while operating a secretive surveillance program first exposed in 2013 by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced on Monday. That amounts to five years of phone records, which the ODNI said...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Students from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras get read to march to the governor's house to protest plans to cut the country's university budget. May 2015. (Photo: Alexander Díaz/VICE)
Hedge fund managers and bondholders are pressing the government of Puerto Rico...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Oliva López, a social worker formerly employed at the Karnes County Residential Center, said what is happening at the family detention center is "tantamount to torture." (Photo: George Tuley/McClatchy)
A social worker formerly employed at a for-profit family immigrant detention...

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Proving there's no low Dick Cheney and his cronies will not go, Halliburton subsidiary KBR is suing 12 Iraq veterans who dared to seek and win damages for the cancer they got while guarding a toxic water treatment plant for KBR - which, a jury ruled, acted with "reckless and outrageous indifference to (an) unreasonable risk of harm" to them. When the award was overturned on appeal, KBR - which made $39 billion in Iraq - sought $850,000 in legal fees from vets whose lives they've already ravaged.