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One autumn morning in 2006 in Buffalo, New York, a college student named Adeela Khan logged into her email and found a message announcing an Islamic conference in Toronto.
Ms. Khan sent it to a group of fellow Muslims at the University at Buffalo, and promptly forgot about it.
That act was enough to arouse the suspicion of an intelligence analyst at the New York Police Department, 300 miles away, who combed through her post and put her name in an official report.
The report reveals how the NYPD’s intelligence division focused far beyond New York City as part of a surveillance program targeting Muslims.
Police trawled through student websites run by Muslim student groups at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers and thirteen other colleges in the Northeast. They talked with local authorities about professors and sent an undercover agent on a rafting trip, where he recorded students’ names and noted how many times they prayed.
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NHL teams visit the White House after winning the Stanley Cup, but it’s a safe bet that never has a Senator shown up more beaten and broken than the hockey players.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) was part of the ceremony honoring the Boston Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup win, appearing like he had just come from a knock-down, drag-out ruckus.
Sen. Kerry suffered two black eyes and a broken nose during a “friendly game of hockey” over the Christmas break.
When asked by a reporter from the Boston Globe, Sen. Kerry, who plays forward and right wing (oh, the irony), wouldn’t rat out who slammed him with a stick to cause the injuries.
The senior Democrat from Massachusetts is a huge sports fan. He played hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and fencing while attending Yale University in the 1960s.