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"N" word to be taken out of new edition of Huckeberry Finn

http://www.npr.org

Saying they want to publish a version that won't be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to eliminate uses of the "N" word and replace it with "slave," Publishers Weekly writes.

The edition, from NewSouth Books, will also shorten an offensive reference to Native Americans.

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Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Internet service providers are to be asked by the government to tighten up on website pornography to try to combat the early sexualisation of children.

Ministers believe broadband providers should consider automatically blocking sex sites, with individuals being required to opt in to receive them, rather than opt out and use the available computer parental controls.

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China Bans English Words in Media

http://www.bbc.co.uk

China has banned newspapers, publishers and website-owners from using foreign words - particularly English ones. It said standardized Chinese should be the norm: the press should avoid foreign abbreviations and acronyms, as well as "Chinglish" - which is a mix of English and Chinese.

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Universities to Students - Don't read Wikileaks!

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Universities are warning students, that they better not read the WikiLeaks documents, or post links to them or even mention them on social media, because they could prevent them from getting the necessary security clearances to get government jobs. Georgetown University's Christopher Chambers weighs in.

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Student faces three years in prison for modifying Xbox 360

http://www.rawstory.com

UPDATE: Judge suspends Xbox modder's trial, admonishes prosecution

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US Government Censors 70 Websites

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The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them.

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Shop owner busted for catching suspects

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"The cops come and do nothing," he complains, standing in the midst of a huge yard filled with mountains of scrapped wheels, radiators and tires. "The first time I called, they said it was my fault because I have stuff on my property that they want to steal."

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TSA promises $10,000 fine for refusing sexual assault

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org

At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSA’s website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.

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Asheville to residents: shovel snow or get fined!

http://www2.tricities.com

Asheville, NC--The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that a recent city council vote allows city workers to issue $50 fines to residents and business owners who fail to remove snow from their sidewalks. The fines can be issued daily until the sidewalk is cleared up to a maximum of $5,000.

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Public School Sex Ed Program Gives Birth Control Shot To Daughter

http://www.postandcourier.com

A Charleston County mother and her 14-year-old daughter were spending some quality time together one Sunday evening when the conversation turned to sex.

She asked her daughter whether she was sexually active, and the Burke High School freshman surprised her with the news that she had sex once. After a few minutes of silence, the mother told her daughter that she wanted to call the family doctor and arrange for her to go on birth control.

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Reddit Rebels Against TSA - Operation Grab Ass

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Reddit Rebels Against TSA - Operation Grab Ass. Redditors take up resistance against new TSA measures

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors votes to ban Happy Meal toys

http://www.sfgate.com

After delaying the vote so that it would not be a campaign issue, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has now voted to ban toy giveaways in Happy Meals and similar fast-food offerings aimed at kids unless they have reduced sodium, fat and sugar content and include fruit and vegetables.

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Some Spooked Cities Ban Teenage Trick-or-Treating - ABC News

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The Fun Prevention Police strike, again. Increased teen "tricking" may be unintended consequence.

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Woman seeks 'Christian roommate.' State cites her for discrimination

http://www.wnd.com

A single, 31-year-old woman in Michigan who posted a note on her church bulletin board seeking a "Christian roommate" to share her residence has been cited by the state for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against those of other faiths.

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Family Farm Ordered to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese

http://hartkeisonline.com

Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. Morningland is owned by Joseph and Denise Dixon, who operate the cheese plant and make raw cheese from cows kept right on the property and managed by one of their eldest daughters. They have 12 children, 4 who still live at home, and they have been actively engaged in real food for decades.

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Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge

http://news.yahoo.com

A Mississippi judge ordered an attorney to spend several hours in jail Wednesday after the attorney chose not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn told a court audience to rise and say the pledge. People in the courtroom said Danny Lampley of Oxford stood but did not say the words.

Records show Lampley was booked into the Lee County jail at 9:40 a.m. and released about 2:30 p.m. on the judge's orders.

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Appeals Court Guts Landmark Computer-Privacy Ruling

http://www.wired.com

Bowing to the Obama administration, a federal appeals court Monday gutted its own decision that had dramatically narrowed the government’s search-and-seizure powers in the digital age.

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County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops - News Story - WSB Atlanta

http://www.wsbtv.com

DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.

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What's wrong with libertarianism

http://www.zompist.com

Those darn libertarians don't like government and believe in freedom and whatnot

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Meat sales, marijuana lead to charges

http://www.eagletribune.com

More wasted tax payer dollars and drug prohibition victims.

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