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AirTalk for June 3, 2013

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Supreme Court To Rule On Obama Healthcare Law
In a 5-4 decision split not along the usual political lines, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that law enforcement agencies have the right to collect DNA of people arrested for “serious” crimes, regardless of whether or not they are eventually convicted of the crime.
New Campaign to Stop Unmanned Armed Vehicles Or Drones

UN calls for moratorium on ‘Killer Robots’

A group of researchers, including experts on drone technology that work for the Pentagon, warn that killer robot technology could arrive before nations have time to think through the implications.

Bradley Manning trial begins Monday

Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, begins his military trial today after being arrested for his involvement in the biggest leak of classified information in US history. Manning faces 22 charges, including violating the Espionage Act and a charge of aiding the enemy, which could bring a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Rapid HIV Testing Goes Mobile in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Unified School District and the STD-test sharing site have joined forces to encourage students to get tested for sexually-transmitted diseases and share those test results with potential partners.
Fort Hood Holds Remembrance Ceremony One Year After Deadly Attack On Base
A military judge has allowed Maj. Nidal Hasan to represent himself in court. Hasan is charged in a 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen.

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