BREAKING: Edward Snowden’s Autobiography Censored in China

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Andrew Zirkle|@theandrewzirkle

Edward Snowden is blowing the whistle once again. This time, however, it’s on his own book, Permanent Record.  

On late Monday night, Snowden blew the lid on an attempt to censor the simplified Chinese version of his new autobiography. The book shines a light onto the life of Snowden, who was responsible for exposing NSA and CIA mass surveillance programs back in 2013. 

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Sex Work Decriminalization Bill Would Save Thousands from Slavery

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Back in June, the New York Senate introduced a sex work decriminalization bill. The bill, still without an eye-catching name, remains in committee. It has been there for several months due to its highly controversial nature. As it stands now, it covers everything from public health to property and domestic violence. If it passes, the bill will need to be water-tight in order to evade the bipartisan firing squad ready to shoot it down every time it comes to a vote. But regardless of its security, it would likely face a flurry of combatants based on so-called principles.

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North Korean and Japanese Boats Collide in the Sea of Japan

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Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

A Japanese boat collided with a North Korean fishing vessel northwest of the Noto Peninsula on Monday, at 9:10 AM Japan Standard Time.

According to the Japanese Coast Guard, the collision threw 20 North Korean crew members into the water, whom the Japanese Fisheries Agency was trying to rescue. A Japanese patrol boat is currently investigating the incident.

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Iraqi Government Murders Dozens of Protesters

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Over the past five days, Iraqi citizens have taken to the streets in protest. The country’s largest movement of its kind in years, thousands are calling for Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to resign.

Iraqi security forces have since viciously attacked the protesters, killing dozens and injuring thousands more. Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights reports that as of Saturday, at least 99 protesters have died as the Iraqi government shoots them with rubber bullets and live ammo alike.

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