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Sentencing for man who grew marijuana to help cancer-stricken wife

http://www.woio.com

The 69-year-old who grew marijuana to help his cancer-stricken wife was sentenced to jail on Friday morning

Gary Burton must serve 60-days behind bars for growing two pot plants in Chippewa Lake. He will also serve 30 days house arrest and will undergo drug testing for two years.

Burton says he was growing the plants for medicinal purposes, to help ease his wife's pain due to her breast cancer treatments.

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UK man arrested for 'racism' after performing song "Kung Fu Fighting"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racism for singing the classic chart hit Kung Fu Fighting.

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Musician Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail For Cleverly Edited Video

http://hypervocal.com

Evan Emory had been charged with “manufacturing child pornography,” a charge that comes with a potential 20-year prison sentence, over an edited YouTube video. Too bad there were no naked children in the video. Per usual, he took a plea deal for a reduced charge. People need to fight these ridiculous charges!

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Could officer's death lead to a city curfew?

http://www.baynews9.com

A St. Petersburg police officer's death could lead to more limits on teenagers in the city.

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City Thugs Fine Woman $2500 for Selling and Raising Crops in Empty Lot

http://ghosttownfarm.wordpress.com

Oakland, California bureaucrats fine organic farm/herb grower Novella Carpenter $2500 for selling and raising crops in an empty lot in the city and for not applying for a permit to operate her business on the city's premises.

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National Health Service Denies Treatment Due to Appearance

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Peter Williamson, aged 27, suffered from the Swine Flu. Being, a UK citizen, the socialized NHS should've taken care of him, right? However, Peter died of his treatable illness because NHS refused to treat him. NHS officials claimed that they "assumed he was a junkie", because of Peter's hairstyle and piercings, which were part of his stage persona as a rock musician.

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Deregulation fever hits FL House cut oversight of 30 professions

http://www.tampabay.com

Soon maybe you can braid hair in Florida without a "permit" ... but we much protect people from Jimi Hendrix design???

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Photographing cows could land you in jail under Senate bill

http://fltrib.com

SB 1246 by Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without first obtaining written permission from the owner. A farm is defined as any land "cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of domestic animals or the storage of a commodity."

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Minnesota set to ban smoking ANYWHERE on county grounds

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

The most populous county in Minnesota is planning to prohibit smoking on any county property, even if smokers are in their own cars.

Lighting up is already banned inside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis but if new proposals are approved, smokers may be liable for fines on pavements outside and in vehicles parked on county grounds.

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Hennepin County may ban smoking in your own car

http://www.startribune.com

The Hennepin County Board could consider the tobacco-free proposal next month. If passed, it would keep people from smoking on county property, even in their own cars.

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