in late October, a group of Maryland legislators met with police officials, attorneys, privacy advocates, and policy analysts to discuss creating a legal framework to govern aerial surveillance programs such as the one the Baltimore Police Department had been using to track vehicles and individuals through the city since January.

“What, if anything, are other states doing to address this issue?” Joseph Vallerio, the committee’s chairman, asked the panel.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Baltimore's aerial surveillance continues unchecked

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The greatest trick Donald Trump pulled was convincing voters he’d be “anti-establishment.”

Well, maybe not the greatest trick. But in a campaign full of cons, it has to rank close to the top. This was near the heart of Trump’s appeal to the disaffected and disempowered: Send me to Washington, and that “establishment” you’ve been hearing so much about? We’ll blow it up, send it packing, punch it right in the face, and when it’s over the government will finally be working for you again. And the people who voted for Trump bought it. After all, he’s no politician, right? He’s an outsider, a glass-breaker, a guy who can cut out the bull and get things done. Right?

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Post
Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – If you voted for Trump because he’s ‘anti-establishment,’ guess what: You got conned

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A plastic surgeon in China has successfully grown an artificial ear on a man’s arm in a pioneering medical procedure.

The patient, surnamed Ji, lost his right ear in an accident and yearned to have it back, reports Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People’s Daily.

Read the Full Article: Source – Daily Mail
Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – Doctor grows new ear on a man's ARM to restore his hearing after he lost the organ in a horrific accident

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Changing the way it does business, Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.

The goal is to reward quality, penalize poor performance, and avoid paying piecemeal for services. Whether it succeeds or fails, it’s one of the biggest changes in Medicare’s 50-year history.

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Time For Truth: (Associated Press) – Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors' pay

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A Dutch court on Friday upheld hate speech charges against anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, meaning his trial will now start later this month.

“The court rejects all the defence’s objections,” judge Hendrik Steenhuis told The Hague district court.

Wilders’ lawyers last month urged judges at a preliminary hearing to drop the charges against the far-right leader, slamming it as a “political case” ahead of elections due in March.

Read the Full Article: Source – Yahoo News
Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Dutch court upholds hate speech case against far-right MP Geert Wilders

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