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Seats assigned to Mississippi are empty at the Democratic Convention on Aug. 24, 1964. Two competing delegations were assigned spectator status for the opening session when the credentials committee was unable to decide which delegation to accredit. AP hide caption

Seats assigned to Mississippi are empty at the Democratic Convention on Aug. 24, 1964. Two competing delegations were assigned spectator status for the opening session when the credentials committee was unable to decide which delegation to accredit.

Fifty years ago this week, Freedom Summer spilled into national party politics. Young volunteers spent the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, working to register African-American voters. But leaders of the movement also had a political strategy designed to chip away at the oppressive white power structure in the South, and it was put to the test at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

Five-foot-four Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, caught the nation’s attention as she sat before the convention’s credentials committee seeking recognition for the newly formed and integrated Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

“I question America,” Hamer said as she challenged the state party’s all-white delegation.

“Is this America?” she asked. “The land of the free and the home of the brave where we have to sleep with our telephones off of the hook because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings in America?”

The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party stormed Atlantic City, garnering the support of liberal delegations outside the South. The 68 delegates four white, the rest black wanted to be seated instead of the state party’s regular delegates, who they argued were wrongly elected in a segregated process.

The standoff was the outgrowth of what started as the Freedom Vote in 1963. Established civil rights groups helped stage a mock statewide election open to disenfranchised African-Americans in Mississippi.

“We wanted to show that black votes could make a difference,” says the Rev. Ed King, a white Methodist minister who was the new party’s candidate for lieutenant governor at the time. “We have to break the myth that black people are uninterested in politics.”

And no one made that case stronger than Hamer, a cotton plantation worker with a sixth-grade education from tiny Ruleville, Miss.

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by Madeline Roth 8/25/2014

Last week, we gave you two sides of a much-heated national debate. First, we gave you 16 examples that prove the Illuminati control the VMAs. Then, we flipped the argument on its head, giving 16 more reasons why they totally dont. Both sides were compelling and convincing enough, but only last nights epic show could settle the matter once and for all. Take a look at the evidence and judge for yourself.

The Snake Debacle

PRO-ILLUMINATI: Nicki Minaj sang a song called Anaconda. Which is a snake. A satanic snake. Need we say more? Even though shes, uh, probably not singing about a real snake (were thinking it may be a metaphor), the symbolism is so there.

ANTI-ILLUMINATI: But Nickis performance didnt feature a real, live snake, as originally slated. Thats because the boa constrictor bit one of her dancers in rehearsal, which could be the universes way of telling Nicki and the Illuminati to back off.

2. The Mind-Control Debate

PRO-ILLUMINATI: The Illuminati MUST have been trying to hypnotize or brainwash us last night, right? What other explanation could there be for the spiral-shaped stage that the winners accepted their Moonmen on?

ANTI-ILLUMINATI: Even though the spiral stage was pretty captivating, there were also messages planted throughout the show to force us out of hypnotization. 5 Seconds of Summer sang about waking up with Amnesia (meaning they obviously wanted us to wake up this morning and forget we had been brainwashed), and then Ariana Grande convinced us to Break Free. So HA! No mind control here, suckers.

3. The Numbers Game

PRO-ILLUMINATI: As we pointed out, the nati dig triangles. Thats why it was super suspicious that last nights show was trio-heavy. From Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minajs show-stopping Bang Bang performance, to the fierce Orange is the New Black ladies appearance. Even Beyonce was joined after her performance by Jay Z and Blue Ivy to makethree. Three was the magic number last night.

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SANTA MONICA ( Los Angeles County beaches lead the state in poor water quality, according to Heal the Bays 24th annual Beach Report Card.

The report, which was released Thursday, found one in 10 county beaches received a grade of C or worse for pollution for April thought October of 2013.

Three Los Angeles County beaches Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey, Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro and the beach at the Santa Monica Pier earned spots on Heal the Bays Beach Bummer List of the most polluted beaches in the state.

Eight LA County beaches, however, placed on Heal the Bays Honor Roll, signifying beaches that scored A+ grades.

In Orange County, 12 beaches landed on the Honor Roll.

Overall, 90 percent of LA County beaches received either A or B grades during the summer of 2013.

This was the third year in a row of very low rainfall in Southern California and as a result its beaches experienced less urban runoff, which likely led to the improvement of overall grades, the report said.

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Number of Cornish beaches with Blue Flag status falls 80 per cent on 2013 Cornwall Council has decided not to pay for the 820 inspections this year Businesses in Falmouth and St Ives are concerned tourists will stay away

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Published: 07:45 EST, 21 May 2014 | Updated: 09:21 EST, 21 May 2014

Towns and holiday attractions in Cornwall are worried that tourists will stay away this summer after the number of Blue Flag beaches in the country plummeted to just one.

In the sun: Porthmeor Beach, near St Ives, will not be able to boast Blue Flag status this summer

This is a drop of 80 per cent on 2013. Last year, five coastal strips in the region flew the prestigious marker of quality and cleanliness, and there are fears among those who rely on tourism from their income that potential visitors will be put off by the news.

Only Carbis Bay a privately owned beach on the north coast of the Cornish peninsula, near St Ives will have Blue Flag status this year after Cornwall Council decided not to involve itself in the application process, arguing that it is too costly.

Beaches keen to boast the Blue Flag stamp of approval have to apply each year and pay for the privilege. It costs 820 for an inspection to deem whether a beach is up to scratch.

A statement from Cornwall Council has defended its stance on the matter.

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Surfer Michal Czernik will spend the summer travelling around 30 of Scotland's beaches cleaning each one as he goes.

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Callum Maclean Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:01 AM

Some of the regions beaches have been named as some of the cleanest and best in the country.

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Charity Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of the 2014 Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.

Ten beaches in the East of England have gained the Blue Flag award, and 16 have received the Seaside Award.

The beaches have been rewarded for their facilities, cleanliness, and the the case of the Blue Flag recipients, meeting the highest international standard of water quality. Across the country 56 beaches were awarded the Blue Flag, and 112 picked up the Seaside Award.

The Blue Flag winners in the region were Southwold Pier and Lowestoft South Claremont Pier in Suffolk, Clacton-on-Sea, Dovercourt Bay, Frinton on Sea and Brightlingsea in Essex, and Cromer, Sea Palling, Sheringham and Mundesley in Norfolk.

Richard McIlwain, Programmes Director for the charity said: Its fantastic news for everyone who loves visiting the seaside that 10 beaches will be flying a flag in the East of England that guarantees the public the best facilities and the cleanest beaches this summer.

Sue Allen, Wanevey District and Southwold town councillor said: Its another string to Southwold and Waveneys bow.

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Pakistan, Jordan, Ethiopia and, surprisingly, Canada these are the top four beneficiaries of a U.S. National Security Agency research-funding program that helps other countries develop their electronic eavesdropping capabilities.

The nature of the research is not clear, but at least $300,000 was sent to Canada under the auspices of the program in 2012, according to an NSA chart reproduced in the new book No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald.

The NSA courts close relations with allies by paying its partner to develop certain technologies and engage in surveillance, and can thus direct how the spying is carried out, writes Mr. Greenwald, the Brazil-based U.S. journalist who has written extensively about surveillance issues. His new book, released Tuesday, highlights the litany of leaks he has published about the NSA since meeting former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room one year ago.

The new book revisits the Snowden leak about Canadas Olympia program an operation that analyzed phone and Internet traffic associated with Brazils energy sector in apparent hopes of zeroing in on specific devices that could be attacked.

Mr. Greenwald contends that the U.S. and allied countries have leveraged counterterrorism rhetoric to develop vast foreign intelligence programs that have less to do with national security than in creating the foundations for sweeping surveillance states. Already, his new book is refocusing attention on NSA espionage programs that run out of American embassies and within the United Nations.

In Ottawa, federal officials do not generally acknowledge receiving NSA funding though the research money in question has been highlighted as funds from foreign partners security in budgetary documents.

A spokeswoman for Communications Security Establishment Canada previously told The Globe such funding was part of an allotment received from the Five Eyes collective of closely allied spying countries (the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.)

The research allotment is small by comparison with the overall operations of the CSEC, a rapidly growing signals intelligence agency in Ottawa with a budget that has reached $500-million a year. CSEC employees will move into a new $1-billion headquarters this summer.

No Place to Hide also publishes a previously leaked U.S. government memo about the relationship between CSEC and the NSA.

NSA and CSEC cooperate in targeting approximately 20 high-priority countries, the document says. It adds: NSA shares technological development, cryptologic capabilities, software and resources for state of the art collection processing, and analytic efforts. NSA at times pays R&D and technology costs on shared projects with CSEC.

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TREASURE ISLAND Eroding beaches in this barrier island community will continue to be eligible for federal money for replacement sand after a push by Congressman David Jolly.

The Pinellas County Republican made the announcement Saturday while standing on a wide, sandy beach at the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach on Gulf Boulevard, joined by local officials and Florida Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena.

Although the narrow strips of sand at Sunset and Sunshine beaches on Treasure Island are scheduled for renourishment this summer, Jolly said authorization for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for future Treasure Island projects was set to expire in 2019.

The inclusion of Treasure Island in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act means area beaches would remain on the federal list until 2022 rather than potentially being dropped before the renourishment program is renewed by Congress.

Other Pinellas beaches are authorized until 2030 and beyond.

With the need to import extra sand every four or five years, the cost of these multimillion dollar projects could be saddled on state and local governments if the federal government removes its aid, a big concern for Pinellas tourism officials hoping to protect the areas top economic driver.

Jolly made beach funding a key campaign issue, promising to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, the late Congressman Bill Young, an influential representative known for bringing major federal dollars to county beaches.

Beach renourishment is one of those issues that local representation has to fight hard for, said Jolly, an Indian Shores resident.

For decades the federal government has covered 60 percent of the cost of beach restoration, matched by state and county funds at 20 percent each.

Congress makes long-term eligibility approvals about every seven years and Pinellas County beaches always have been renewed, thanks in part to Youngs stature in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jolly said.

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2014 Summer Research Series: The Limits of Free Speech in France
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Construction trailers sit in front of the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah.

Privacy groups said they were delighted with the support for the bill. “This is a historic turn of events in our government’s approach to counterterrorism policies,” Laura Murphy, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislation Office, said in a statement.

The legislation still faces several hurdles before becoming law, including winning the approval of a majority in the full House, as well as backing in the U.S. Senate. It is similar to NSA reforms proposed by President Barack Obama.

The House Intelligence Committee will debate and vote on its somewhat less restrictive version of the package on Thursday, which could set up a standoff on the House floor.

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Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauded the House committee’s action, although he said he wished it had gone further, such as including a strong special advocate in the secret court that oversees NSA surveillance programs.

Signaling that the fight over the surveillance programs is not over, Leahy said in a statement that he would push for those reforms when his committee considers the legislation, known as the USA Freedom Act, this summer.

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