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Christian Longo's tale is not just about deception. It's the horrifying reality of a man who murdered his wife and children....
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Friday, April 24, 2015
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As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.
From: NPR | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations.
From: NPR | By: Jeff Brady | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The entrance to the Baonon bikeway. This is the old Japanese coastal highway. As I recall, there's no information anywhere along this road that gives this fact. One of the key effects, and probably, key functions, of the new tourism infrastructure in...
From: The View from Taiwan | By: Michael Turton | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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California's housing prices plummeted after the bubble burst in 2008, but now are approaching levels not seen since the market's height—especially along the Southern California coast and around San Francisco Bay. This has reignited the perennial question:...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Two court cases this week - one being heard in open court, another being considered in silence behind closed doors - will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary and will impact the future of presidential...
From: Truthout | Friday, April 24, 2015
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It’s not just the press stirring the pot as senator files legislation.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Friday, April 24, 2015
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By KateCA Sacred water __Confluence Partners’ plans to build a $1million mall and I don’t know what-all on the Grand Canyon rim, with the support of some Navajo leaders. Special election in the Navajo Nation will impact this project. Update: election...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago....
From: Fox News | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the watershed same-sex marriage cases consolidated under Obergefell v. Hodges on Tuesday, April 28. These arguments have the quality of a movie sequel: This is the second time in two years that the same group...
From: Slate | By: Kenji Yoshino | Friday, April 24, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The unanimous ruling was issued by...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, April 24, 2015
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There's no question that Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations—perhaps expectations is the better word—are in serious trouble. Even before this week's bombshells about loosey-goosey relations between Clinton, her family's Global Initiative,...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two Nashua women nearly 27 years ago....
From: Fox News | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Hatim Kanaaneh reflects on the recent news that the Israeli Supreme Court will permit the "legal seizure" of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem by remembering a story from his youth of trying to pick the delicious, and dangerous, prickly pear.
From: Mondoweiss | By: Hatim Kanaaneh | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Page Six says that a dude named Leonard Taylor, who worked as a bodyguard for Marky Mark and Uma Thurman, has thrown a $1 million lawsuit at a club owner for causing him emotional distress by making him buy the bad shit for famous types. Wait, let’s...
From: Dlisted | By: Michael K | Friday, April 24, 2015
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"We're seeking the recognition that our marriage deserves"
From: Time | By: kirstensalyer2015 | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Yeah, I don’t see this bill doing what the Republicans hope it will. Everybody knows which party has promised to get rid of Obamacare, and delaying it by a year isn’t going to fool many people: WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top five Republican leaders...
From: Suburban Guerrilla | By: susie | Friday, April 24, 2015
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This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when a mistake becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury. Image: Shutterstock The post When a Mistake...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Imani Gandy | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The quest for affordable housing drives up costs for many for the benefit of a few
From: Reason | By: Steven Greenhut | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Some fellas in the Maine legislature think it would be nice if health insurance covered infertility treatment for ladies what want to have babies but cannot. So the state’s Republican Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason has introduced S.P. 334, An...
From: Wonkette | By: Kaili Joy Gray | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A former celebrity bodyguard claims he was forced to “buy cocaine for celebrities” such as John Mayer and Chris Evans while he worked at a New York nightclub. Leonard Taylor,… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Friday, April 24, 2015
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It's been obvious for a while that congressional Republicans will be placed in a difficult position if SCOTUS strikes down subsidies for health insurance purchases under the Affordable Care Act...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The problem with the GOP, particularly the Senate, is that other than being gutless poltroons they simply don't know how to win. [mc_name name='Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='M000355' ]'s idea of fighting is dropping his trousers...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, April 24, 2015
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As Anomaly writes at FreakOutNation: Obamacare will destroy America so much so that Republicans are trying to protect the health care law. You see, the GOP doesn’t want to get blamed for obliterating Obamacare, death panels and all… TPM reports:...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Friday, April 24, 2015
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It's Homer Simpson vs. The Professor as The New York Times this week pretends to provide a balanced report on opponents of same-sex marriage in North Carolina. The online headline of the Times story that appeared on the newspaper's front page...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Senate Republicans are working on legislation to fix the PPACA's subsidies if the Supreme Court rules against the Federal Government in June.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, April 24, 2015
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“Congressional Republicans are locked in a debate about whether to temporarily keep in place the Obamacare subsidies that are at risk of being struck down at the Supreme Court,” The Hill reports. “The stakes are high, as a ruling against [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Let the arguments be televised and streamed....
From: New York Times | By: JONATHAN SHERMAN | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that the Constitution prohibits police from holding a suspect without probable cause, not even for less than 10 extra minutes--which is about the time it might take to, say, bring in a drug-sniffing dog. Read the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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SCOTUS heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Horne v. USDA.
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Susana Marino knew she couldn’t let her facial expression change. She was listening to her 16-year-old son recount his experience in Florida’s Pasco County Jail. Showing shock or horror might cause him to shut down – and she needed to know what...
From: Truthout | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Austin -  This special Rag Radio podcast features an exclusive 30-minute interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a leading progressive voice in the US Senate who discusses with us his potential presidential candidacy and what he calls the “grotesque...
From: Truthout | Friday, April 24, 2015
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I'm hoping Metafilter can help me with a stupid math question, but one that's bothering me about how I was taught to compound interest versus some numbers I'm reading/hearing online about a Supreme Court case.Here's the gist. I got lost in the Wikipedia...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Fortran | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Recognizing gay marriage will lead to increased abortion rates, said Washington D.C. Lawyer Gene Schaerr in an opinion piece for the Daily Signal on April 17 titled “Forcing States to Recognize Gay Marriage Could Increase Number of Abortions.” According...
From: The Inquisitr | By: JC Torpey | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The battle between the Corcoran Group and Compass just got uglier. Under fire for allegedly poaching agents, Compass is now accusing Corcoran of launching a smear campaign against its former agents, and in doing so, hurting their business and delivering...
From: The Real Deal | By: EB | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Family vows to will emerge from grief to champion the cause of missing women The post Mother reaches out to parents of her daughter’s killers appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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DOES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE INCREASE ABORTIONS?:  According to an unusual amicus brief filed by “100 Scholars of Marriage,” the answer is “yes.”  The brief is one of many “friend of the court” briefs submitted in the same-sex marriage case,...
From: Instapundit | By: Elizabeth Price Foley | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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You've got to hand it to New York. The Big Apple truly does have something for everyone and every, uh, predilection. There is, of course, a price. And a tax. The Museum of Sex found that out the hard way. Yes, I know, some of what I will type in this...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Supreme Court asked how the BSF would stop cattle smuggling when there were not enough forces to stop infiltration of terrorists.
From: The Economic Times | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The 24 hours of LeMons rolls into the heart of America’s Rust Belt this weekend for “The Cure for Gingervitis” at Gingerman Raceway, located just across Lake Michigan from Chicago. Midwestern LeMons racers have come to expect a few things from...
From: Car and Driver | By: Eric Rood | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the final day of oral arguments this Term, the Supreme Court will hold a one-hour hearing on an Oklahoma death penalty case that could range widely over broad constitutional questions, or — in the alternative — focus very narrowly...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ohio case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, as well as three related cases from Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court is then expected to decide whether the Constitution requires states to grant...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Roberta Kaplan | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A rising tide will lift my yacht. Charles Koch is not a scientist, but he has a mountain of money and a controlling share in the Republican Party so to hell with the scientists. For the record, Koch says this of climate change: "You can plausibly say...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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TODAY reports: The restoration of two historical buildings - the former Supreme Court and City Hall - has paved the way for the birth of National Gallery Singapore - the nation’s newest museum.
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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As China edges towards greater legal protections for sufferers of domestic abuse, a Sichuan court passed a suspended death sentence against one prominent victim on Friday. Li Yan
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A seven-judge Supreme Court has unanimously refused to order a rerunning of the 2012 Children’s Referendum after finding a Dublin woman had failed to prove an unconstititional government information campaign “materially affected” the yes outcome....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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hundreds of young people in long-term foster care will be eligible for adoption in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to order a re-running of the 2012 children's referendum.
From: Irish Independent | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Paul Mirengoff | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Willie Owens, the National Organization For Marriage's named religious liaison and coalition partner, is speaker at Saturday's March For Marriage, where the NOM crowd will pretend they have something pertinent to add regarding the civil marriage cases...
From: Good as You | By: G-A-Y | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A Russian lawmaker thinks RT should register as a lobbyist with the U.S. government. Does he have a case?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Edward Delman | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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