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First Church Of Cannabis Files With State Of Indiana

Here’s what happens when pandering politicians of either party start messing with separation of church and state: INDIANAPOLIS – Paperwork for the First Church of Cannabis Inc. was filed Thursday – the same day Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. Church founder Bill Levin, who filed paperwork with the Secretary of… Continue reading First Church Of Cannabis Files With State Of Indiana

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Watch: Pro-Fracking Committe Members Decline Offer To Drink Water Tainted By Fracking

A local farmer appeared before a Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation committee hearing and generously offered the pro-fracking members of the board a scrumptious glass of water which he mixed with sludgy water tainted by fracking. The pro-frackers declined the farmers kind offer. Raw Story reports: …Nebraskan James Osborne used his 3 minutes before the committee… Continue reading Watch: Pro-Fracking Committe Members Decline Offer To Drink Water Tainted By Fracking

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One Dead After Car Rams Gate of NSA Headquarters

One person has been killed and a second seriously wounded after two men tried to ram a car through a gate leading to the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters, US officials have said. The NSA said on Monday that one of the men died after a firefight ensued at Fort Meade in the US city of… Continue reading One Dead After Car Rams Gate of NSA Headquarters

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Largest Federal Employee Union Denounces Indiana’s Freedom to Discriminate Law

AFGE says new law opens door to state-sanctioned discrimination WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest union representing federal workers, today denounced the new Indiana law that opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination. “Allowing businesses to discriminate against members of the LGBT community or anyone else is wrong,… Continue reading Largest Federal Employee Union Denounces Indiana’s Freedom to Discriminate Law

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Racial Bias, Cronyism Tearing Apart N.J. National Guard, Senior Officers Allege

TRENTON — The New Jersey National Guard prides itself on rigor and readiness, and, from its sprawling base southeast of Trenton, its members became a beacon of help after Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy ravaged portions of the state. But internal records obtained by NJ Advance Media show the Guard now faces a storm of… Continue reading Racial Bias, Cronyism Tearing Apart N.J. National Guard, Senior Officers Allege

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Ex-Ole Miss Student Indicted for ‘Racial Hate Crime’

A former student of the University of Mississippi, Graeme Phillip Harris, has been indicted for allegedly hanging a noose around the neck of a statue of James Meredith, the Southern university’s first black student, as well as displaying a Confederate flag in February of last year. A grand jury indicted Harris on Friday on civil rights… Continue reading Ex-Ole Miss Student Indicted for ‘Racial Hate Crime’

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Tenn. Case Revives Debate On Sterilization

The district attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, recently ordered prosecutors to stop making sterilization part of a plea bargain. “The bottom line is the government can’t be ordering a forced sterilization,” Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk told the Associated Press in a story published Saturday. Funk said a better alternative is to order people to stay… Continue reading Tenn. Case Revives Debate On Sterilization

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Indiana Governor Declares Emergency In HIV Outbreak

Indiana’s governor declared a public health emergency Thursday for Scott County after an HIV outbreak linked to injection drug abuse “reached epidemic proportions,” his office said, with 79 cases confirmed since January in a county that normally reports less than five HIV diagnoses a year. The declaration provides Indiana tools to reduce further spread of the… Continue reading Indiana Governor Declares Emergency In HIV Outbreak

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Hamas No Longer A ‘Terrorist Organization’ In Egypt

A recent Egyptian court ruling that had designated the Palestinian Hamas movement a “terrorist organization” was annulled Thursday. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri welcomed the annulment as “an important step in the right direction” in stabilizing relations with Egypt, according to World Bulletin News in Istanbul. Last month, an Egyptian court deemed Hamas — the Palestinian… Continue reading Hamas No Longer A ‘Terrorist Organization’ In Egypt

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The Affordable Care Act, Five Years In

The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and we’re now in the second year since health insurance exchanges got up and running. So, how’s the law doing? That’s a complicated question. With the help of senior reporter Charles Ornstein, we’ve curated a list of Obamacare must-reads. Some give analysis of the five-year-old bill. Some point… Continue reading The Affordable Care Act, Five Years In