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Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

http://www.latimes.com

Fueling the surge in deaths are prescription pain and anxiety drugs that are potent, highly addictive and especially dangerous when combined with one another. Such drugs now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

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War On Drugs Hurting Cancer Patients

http://news.nationalpost.com

A study by University of B.C. journalism students says the global war on illicit drugs is preventing patients suffering terminal illnesses in some countries from having sufficient access to morphine to control their pain.

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The Phantom Menace: Al Qaeda was never an "existential" threat.

http://reason.com

Last week, RAND Corp. published a study looking at homegrown jihadi terrorism. Of the 32 "plots" uncovered in the U.S. since 9/11, "only 10 developed anything resembling an operational plan that identified a specific target, developed the means of attack, and offered a sequence of steps to carry [it] out." "Of these, six were Federal Bureau of Investigation stings" involving fake bombs—"on their own, only two individuals actually attempted to build devices. One was arrested while doing so, and the other's device failed."

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Pharmacist stops armed attackers with his gun, pharmacy fires him

http://today.msnbc.msn.com

This guys stops an armed robbery, likely saves his life and his co-worker's, but gets fired for breaking Walgreen's policy that says employees can not do anything to escalate a robbery situation. Sounds to me like he deescalated it pretty well.

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Amish men ordered to jail after refusing to pay fines on buggy

http://www.courier-journal.com

Mose Yoder was told he owed $158 in fines and court costs for refusing to display a bright orange-red safety triangle on the back of his horse-drawn buggy. Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks sentenced nine Amish men to between three and 10 days in jail, beginning late Monday night, for their refusal to pay the fines on religious grounds.

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I.C.E. raids family during dinner, takes father away for deportation

http://www.facebook.com

This is the Jesus family that live down the street from me in Enoch, Utah. I also go to church with them. Ray Jesus, the father of five beautiful children was taken to Purgatory (Washington County Jail) for deportation. He was taken from his home last week while cooking dinner for his family. Kacie has not had permission to see him yet. I.C.E. would not even let his seven-year-old autistic son James give him a hug. They yelled at Kacie too.

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Dad wasn't dad after all, but still owes child support

http://www.csmonitor.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.

Sixteen months after his divorce, Richard Parker made a devastating discovery. A DNA test revealed that his 3-year-old son had been fathered by someone else.

Mr. Parker immediately filed a lawsuit claiming fraud by his apparently unfaithful ex-wife. He took his case all the way to the Florida Supreme Court.

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FBI Conducts Threat Assessment on Antiwar.Com

http://www.emptywheel.net

Antiwar.com has a troubling story detailing how what appears to be either an FBI counterintelligence investigation of suspected Israeli spies or an attempt to track down everyone who had posted terrorist watch lists online led to the FBI to investigate the site and Justin Raimondo and Eric Garris.

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Miami-Dade Judge Rules Florida’s Drug Law As Illegal

http://miami.cbslocal.com

Miami-Dade Judge Rules that Florida's drug possession law is ILLEGAL!

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The 6 Dumbest Things Schools Are Doing in the Name of Safety

http://www.cracked.com

Another "government schools becoming prisons" article. Soon they will no longer be newsworthy.

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Amazon tribe disappears - A likely casualty of the war on drugs

http://www.livescience.com

An un-contacted Amazon tribe has disappeared since a group of armed men (presumed to be Peruvian drug traffickers) overran a Brazilian guardpost near the tribe's lands. Brazilian officials are now looking for signs of the missing tribe.

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Why you can't take a cruise ship between 2 American cities

http://reason.com

The Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886 (PVSA) effectively bars cruise ships from sailing between American cities. The PVSA forces cruiseships going from one US city to another to either stop at what is called a "far foreign port" (ie., outside of North America), or to stop at a foreign port within North America before returning to the American port of embarkation. Thus, a cruise ship cannot start in Los Angeles and end in San Francisco unless it stops in Tokyo or Lima first.

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After 10 Years In Prison, Cory Maye Comes Home

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Maye was arrested in 2001, the day after Christmas, for killing Prentiss, Mississippi, police officer Ron Jones during a botched drug raid on Maye's home. Maye, now 30, was convicted in 2004 of capital murder, or the intentional killing of a police officer. He was sentenced to death.

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Missouri's Teacher/Student 'Facebook Law'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Missouri 'Facebook Law' Limits Teacher-Student Interactions Online, Draws Criticism And Praise

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Gov’t Asks FAA Safety Inspectors for a Big No-Interest Loan

http://www.credit.com

The last continuing resolution expired Tuesday. With that expiration, the F.A.A. lost its ability to charge the 7.5% tax on airline tickets, which funds most of the agency’s functions. That means the agency is losing $200 million a week, according to the American Association of Airport Executives, money that is normally used to pay safety inspectors and improve airport facilities.

The agency also lost its ability to write checks or pay its credit card bills. Which leaves the inspectors to pay their own expenses.

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Unschoolers learn what they want, when they want

http://www.cnn.com

Ricci is professor of alternative learning at Nipissing University and an advocate of unschooling, a concept that's gaining popularity in both Canada and the United States thanks to frustration with the current public education system. In unschooling the child is in control of his/her learning. They are free to decide what they want to study, when they want to study it.

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Washington Man Chooses Jail Over Fine For Marijuana - Toke of the Town

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Dana Walker of Olympia was reportedly led away in handcuffs after telling the judge, "As to the matter now before us I have no intention of making any more payments and I am requesting as long a jail sentence as the law allows for my refusal."

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Record number of Americans get government help

http://money.cnn.com

One in six Americans is receiving help from the government, just as fiscal austerity threatens to reduce some of that aid.

Soaring unemployment during The Great Recession has driven tens of millions of people to the dole. Enrollment in Medicaid and food stamp programs are at record highs, while unemployment insurance rolls remain at elevated levels. Many people depend on more than one program.

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Stiff sentences right before Conn. pot decriminalization

http://www.hartfordadvocate.com

Carrying less than half an ounce of pot is no longer a crime in Connecticut, but there are people who are still being prosecuted for doing exactly that.

The reason is they were busted before Connecticut's new decriminalization law took effect this month and some state prosecutors are pushing for convictions in some of those cases.

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Court upholds 10-year term in medical pot case

http://www.sfgate.com

A federal appeals court upheld the conviction and 10-year sentence Wednesday of a medical marijuana advocate who grew 32,000 pot plants for patients and fellow Rastafarians on his land in Lake County.

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