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Hugo Chavez Sends Army to Change All Lights in Venezuela to CFLs

http://www.inhabitat.com

Due to a bad drought that’s dried up the hydroelectric plants that supply more than two-thirds of its power, Venezuela has been suffering through its worst energy crisis in the last 50 years. President Hugo Chavez’s solution? Change all the light bulbs! Well, that might not be the only action the country is taking (they’ve also put electricity rationing into effect) but an army of Venezuelan soldiers has been given direct orders from the president to distribute thousands of Firefly energy-efficient CFL bulbs.

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Culled out. Feds could prohibit US citizens from fishing!!

http://sports.espn.go.com

The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.

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Troopers raid popular bars for unlicensed beers

http://www.philly.com

More than a dozen armed State Police officers conducted simultaneous raids last week on three popular Philadelphia bars known for their wide beer selections. The cops confiscated hundreds of bottles of expensive ales and lagers, now in State Police custody at an undisclosed location.

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Charge a service fee on your restaurant menu, go to jail?

http://www.signonsandiego.com

Charge a service fee on your restaurant menu, go to jail?

A year in custody is the maximum penalty North Park restaurateur Jay Porter could face in the wake of legal action the San Diego City Attorney’s Office is planning against his popular Linkery restaurant for allegedly violating the state’s unfair-competition laws.

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O.C. city sues couple who removed front lawn to save water

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

In Orange County, California, the city is suing a couple who replaced their front lawn with wood chips to save water. Article includes great quotes like:
“Compliance -- that’s all we’ve ever wanted,” explained City Atty. Wayne Winthers.
“It’s just funny that we pay our taxes to the city and the city is now prosecuting us with our own money,” Quan Ha said.

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7th grader suspended after touching Aderall pill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

A seventh grader who touched a prescription drug pill while at school has been suspended for a week because of her school's interpretation of their zero-tolerance drug policy.

According to officials at River Valley Middle School in Jeffersonville, Indiana, student Rachel Greer violated their drug policy simply by holding Adderall, an ADHD drug, that a fellow student offered to her and placed in her hand. Despite declining the pill and returning it to her classmate, Greer was in "posession" of a drug and broke the rules, according to a school official.

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US government rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy

http://www.theregister.co.uk

"The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama’s top official at the Department of Commerce."

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TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives

http://www.cnn.com

To the list of instructions you hear at airport checkpoints, add this: "Put your palms forward, please."
The Transportation Security Administration soon will begin randomly swabbing passengers' hands at checkpoints and airport gates to test them for traces of explosives.

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FCC Attempting to End Free TV

http://www.broadcastingcable.com

FCC is currently considering a proposal to limit the amount of spectrum broadcasters can use. This proposal could eliminate free, over-the-air antenna TV. The FCC proposal will leave viewers with only the pay for TV options of satellite or cable. FCC's Bellaria Says Broadcasters Lobbying Against Scenario That's No Longer On Table

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UPDATE: Federal Judge says e-Cigarettes Cannot be Denied entry to US

http://abcnews.go.com

A federal judge said Thursday the Food and Drug Administration cannot stop shipments of electronic cigarettes into the United States.

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