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Jurors to be told not to tweet under new law

http://www.sfgate.com

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday requiring trial judges to tell jurors that existing bans on conducting their own research about the case, or talking to outsiders about it, applies to electronic and wireless communication. Violations by jury members will be punishable by up to six months in jail for criminal contempt.

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New federal license law could kill the family farm

http://www.wday.com

The new law would require anyone who drives a tractor to get a Commercial Drivers License. If a CDL was required the cost for food will increase dramatically. During times such as harvest farmers need to work long hours to get crops harvested before they spoil in the fields. CDL requirement would reduce the labor pool since the minimum age for a CDL is 21.

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Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby. The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove. Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden's Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police.

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Family lives in storage unit, CPS takes kids

http://abcnews.go.com

The northeast Houston storage unit that the Leonards call home has 10,000 square feet—plenty of room for the parents and their six kids to roam around. It has air conditioning, beds, a bath tub, a microwave oven and two computers--among other amenities. But it lacks running water. And partly on that basis, CPS has taken custody of the couple's offspring.

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Official Calls for 13 Counties To Secede From California

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state.Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new state of South California.

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Google Hands Over User Data For 94% Of U.S. Law Enforcement Requests

http://blogs.forbes.com

Google only gave the Brazilian government information in 76% of the 1,804 cases in which the country requested it, and for only 72% of the U.K.’s 1,162 requests. It took an even stronger line against countries like Poland, Hungary and Turkey, giving over data in only 33 times out of the 272 in which Poland requested it, and in none of the 45 Turkish or 68 Hungarian requests.

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Iowa school principal spanks kids on birthday

http://www.parentdish.com

A principal in an Iowa elementary school spanks kids on their birthday- these "whammies" are supposed to be a cute tradition but one parent sees it as training his child to be subservient to authority.

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The Government in One Town Wants the Keys to Your House

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Ordinance #2740( An unfunded city-wide mandate) was passed with a resounding 6 to 1 vote, and it allows for the citizens of Cedar Falls to forcefully give the government keys to their comercial properties through universal 'lock boxes'. The intent of the program is to provide increased safety and protection to personal, private property which include businesses, apartments and some rental houses-- which by the way-- comes at the expense of furthering wayward erosion of fundamental constitutional rights.

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Lawmakers Propose Teen 'Sexting' Law - WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com

New York state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would create an "educational reform program" for teenagers who get in trouble for creating and sharing pornographic images of minors. The program, proposed by Assembly Democrats, is intended to give prosecutors and judges a more lenient option for dealing with teenagers accused of "sexting," using their cellphones, email or social-networking sites to distribute naked and sexually explicit pictures of themselves or classmates.

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TN student suspended for having asthma inhaler in class

http://www.columbiadailyherald.com

When fifth-grader Isaiah Butts’ inhaler fell out of his pocket at school, he received an in-school suspension, a penalty his mother says suffocates common sense and could put other children at risk.

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