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Draft of Declaration of Independence named subjects, not citizens

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While drafting the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote "our fellow subjects," then scrubbed it out and replaced it with "our fellow citizens", showing an evolution of thought.

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Oregon 1st State To Reclassify Cannabis As Schedule 2 Drug

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SALEM, Ore. - The State of Oregon has re-classified how it views marijuana.

The State Board of Pharmacy voted Wednesday to recognize pot as a drug that has medical use.

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Israeli troops massacre peace activists

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Reporting from Jerusalem
Israel faced a diplomatic firestorm Monday over its deadly attack against a protest flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Foreign leaders and protest organizers accused Israel of using excessive force in the raid in international waters, but Israel defended its actions, saying that soldiers were ambushed with knives and metal bars, as well as handguns wrested from the commandos.

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House votes to expand national DNA arrest database

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Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults "arrested for" certain serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure, which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such testing mandatory.

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British Columbia takes DNA of over 800,000 children without consent

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A Vancouver parent is launching a class action lawsuit against the Province following revelations that B.C. had been secretly storing 800,000 DNA records without consent.

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Kops seize 14k from woman. She sues. Wins 75k in damages

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A federal jury in Jackson ruled Friday that a Henry County sheriff's deputy was wrong in seizing more than $14,000 from a woman during a lengthy traffic stop in 2008.

As a result, the jury awarded the woman, Carmina Perez, $75,000 in damages Friday, according to a report on WSMV-TV from Nashville.

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States push for nationwide prescription drug monitoring programs

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Under the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act signed by President Bush in 2005, more than $50 million has been appropriated to states for programs where doctors and other authorized users, such as police in some cases, can access patient records. Now lawmakers want to extend the reach by crossing state lines and morphing this horrific "act" into a federal program.

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More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship

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Amid mounting frustration over taxation and banking problems, small but growing numbers of overseas Americans are taking the weighty step of renouncing their citizenship.

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The Story of the Night Hannah Was Not "Officially" Raped

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After a Howard University student was drugged and raped at a party, her attempts to get a medical forensic exam were stonewalled by the cops.

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Thousands of Online Shoppers Sign a Deal with the Devil

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British game retailer Gamesation surprised nearly 7,500 online shoppers by revealing they had also consented to giving up control of their immortal soul as part of their purchase.

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