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Marijuana has higher approval ratings than Congress

http://www.howtogrowbud.com

Monday’s Gallup poll showing that a record 44% of Americans favor making marijuana legal has brought increased attention to the need for an open, national debate on marijuana policy.

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Arizona speed cameras incite a mini revolt

http://www.latimes.com

Since Arizona began enforcing speed limits with roadside cameras, motorists are raging against the machines: They have blocked out the lenses with Post-it notes or Silly String. During the Christmas holidays, they covered the cameras with boxes, complete with wrapping paper. One dissenting citizen went after a camera with a pick ax

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Prostitutes trained to use defibrillators to stop clients from dying.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Swiss prostitutes are being trained to use defibrillators to prevent clients with heart problems from dying on them, it has emerged.

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California lawmaker introduces soda tax bill

http://news.yahoo.com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that would tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and use the proceeds to bankroll programs to fight childhood obesity.
The bill, introduced by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, would slap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold.

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No civil rights charges in NYC police shooting of groom in 2006

http://www.cnn.com

Citing insufficient evidence, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will not pursue federal civil rights charges against police officers involved in the 2006 shooting death of a man hours before he was to be married.

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Obama & Corporate Media Are Aggressively Undermining Pot Normalization

http://www.alternet.org

While marijuana is more mainstream than ever, legalization still faces backlash from the powers that be.

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Small Plane Crashes Into IRS Building in Austin, Texas

http://www.foxnews.com

A small single-engine plane crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, around 10 a.m. local time Thursday.

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Report: Officers lose 243 Homeland Security guns

http://www.cnn.com

Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost -- some falling into the hands of criminals -- after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report.

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Girl arrested for doodling on school desk

http://www.cnn.com

There was no profanity, no hate. Just the words, "I love my friends Abby and Faith. Lex was here 2/1/10 :)" scrawled on the classroom desk with a green marker.
Alexa Gonzalez, an outgoing 12-year-old who likes to dance and draw, expected a lecture or maybe detention for her doodles earlier this month. Instead, the principal of the Junior High School in Forest Hills, New York, called police, and the seventh-grader was taken across the street to the police precinct.

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School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

http://www.boingboing.net

The laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families.

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