10 things you need to know today: November 29, 2014


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The Fifth Column

Supporters of Hosni Mubarak cheer an Egyptian court's Saturday ruling. Supporters of Hosni Mubarak cheer an Egyptian court’s Saturday ruling. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The Week

An Egyptian court dismisses charges against Hosni Mubarak, a U.N. report criticizes the U.S. on its torture and human rights actions, and more

1. Egyptian court dismisses charges against former President Hosni Mubarak
For the first time since the 2011 Egyptian uprising that removed him from power, former President Hosni Mubarak could soon be released from military detention. Chief judge Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi read an Egyptian court’s verdict on Saturday, dismissing charges of corruption and murder for directing police to kill hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators in 2011. While Mubarak, 86, was sentenced in May to three years in prison in a separate corruption case, he has already been held in a military hospital for several years, which may offset that sentencing. [The New York Times]

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2. U.N. report criticizes U.S. on torture…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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