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  2. From the Guardian: Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme after politicians caught in undercover sting

    Official and lawmaker filmed pledging to support application from fictitious investor with criminal record

    Al Jazeera has an hour show exposing corruption in Cyprus. One of those filmed was Cyprus's parliamentary speaker, Demetris Syllouris, who said he would step down until an investigation was completed.

    Should the European Commission pursue legal action against Cyprus?

    Watch the Cyprus Papers Undercover - an Al Jazeera investigation:

     

  3. Eddie Van Halen, who has died at the age of 65, opened up dozens of new possibilities for the electric guitar with his wildly inventive, and largely self-taught, techniques.

    He was master of his craft. May he rest in peace.

    Here is a Spotify playlist with some of his work:

     

  4. To prepare voters for potential voter intimidation, Georgetown University Law Center created fact sheets for all 50 states on illegal militias and what to do if voters encounter them.

    From the website:

    ICAP has created fact sheets for all 50 states explaining the laws barring unauthorized private militia groups and what to do if groups of armed individuals are near a polling place or voter registration drive. Select a state from the menu below to view the corresponding fact sheet.

  5. The same news story reference for our English readers:

    From the BBC: Greece Golden Dawn: Neo-Nazi leaders guilty of running crime gang

    After a trial lasting more than five years, the leadership of Greece's neo-Nazi party has been convicted of running a criminal organisation.

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    That was a very hard to get verdict. It essentially means that Golden Dawn is no more.  As Nils Muiznieks of Amnesty International said, the trial sent a clear message: that "violent and racist criminal activity - whether perpetrated by individuals on the street or members of parliament - will not go unpunished".

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