Monday Morning News Roundup 7-14-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The world economy is just as vulnerable to a financial crisis as it was in 2007, with the added danger that debt ratios are now far higher and emerging markets have been drawn into the fire as well, the Bank for International Settlements has warned. Source: The Telegraph…
  • Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under “international protection” in light of the worsening violence in the Gaza Strip, the PLO said Sunday. Source: Agence France-Presse…
  • Four people were arrested at a pro-Israel peace rally in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles Sunday after pro-Palestinian protesters also turned up and the two sides clashed. At least one gunshot was fired by a Federal Protective Service officer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said. Source: NBC Los Angeles…
  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited a New Mexico detention facility housing 400 Central American women and children Friday and warned immigrants that “we will send you back” if they try entering the country illegally. After touring the recently opened center, he said staff told him that some of the immigrants told them they were surprised to be detained. Source: CBS DC…
  • Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the Administration’s political opponents. Source: The Hill…
  • William Binney, who featured in a 2012 short film by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras, last week described a future where surveillance is ubiquitous and government intrusion unlimited. “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control”, Binney said at a London conference, “but I’m a little optimistic with some recent Supreme Court decisions, such as law enforcement mostly now needing a warrant before searching a smartphone.” Source: The Guardian…

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