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Despite Obama’s promise, DEA raids medical marijuana growers

http://rawstory.com

Colorado man grows legal medical marijuana. Man goes on TV news to say "I'm definitely living the dream now." The next day the feds raid his place and put him in a jail cell. Turns out Obama admin is expanding the drug war.

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‘Obscene’ U.S. Manga Collector Jailed 6 Months

http://www.wired.com

A U.S. comic book collector is being sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to importing and possessing Japanese manga books depicting illustrations of child sex and bestiality.

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School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

http://rawstory.com

In a disastrous move that many will probably view as Holocaust denial, Culpeper County Public Schools pulled Anne Frank's diary from the curriculum and from the shelves, because the book contained references to sexuality. School districts continually prove that they are more worried about political correctness (which most of the time is bigotry in disguise anyway) and appeasing often only one critical parent than about educating children. Common sense does not seem to apply these days when it comes to evaluating the historical and social values of various pieces of literature.

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Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Iceland is aiming to become a global haven for investigative journalism, with the country's parliament expected to vote through legislation protecting sources, guaranteeing freedom of speech and ending libel tourism.

Supporters liken the initiative to the offshore financial havens that corporations use to avoid government tax regimes – only for free speech.

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Girl, 6, Handcuffed, Committed Because Of Classroom Behavior

http://www.wpbf.com

Girl, 6, Handcuffed, Committed Because Of Classroom Behavior:
"She couldn't put her in two handcuffs because her wrists are that small, so she put them both in the same handcuff and left marks on my daughter's arms," Shalansky told WPBF 25 News' Bob Kaple.

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Spirituality may be a form of brain damage

http://www.livescience.com

Scientists have identified areas of the brain that, when damaged, lead to greater spirituality. The findings hint at the roots of spiritual and religious attitudes, the researchers say. Self-transcendence "reflects a decreased sense of self and an ability to identify one's self as an integral part of the universe as a whole," the researchers explain.

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Feds push for tracking cell phones

http://news.cnet.com

Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits" that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves.

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East Palo Alto cop takes heat for Facebook remarks

http://www.mercurynews.com

An East Palo Alto police detective is taking heat in online forums for allegedly posting comments from his Facebook account that advocate shooting Open Carry gun advocates. "Should've pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them makes a furtive movement ... 2 weeks off!!!"

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UK Reveals ‘Cruel, and Degrading’ Treatment by US at Gitmo

http://news.antiwar.com

Following a pitched court battle, the British Foreign Office has been forced to release seven previously “redacted” paragraphs regarding allegations of mistreatment by former Gitmo detainee Binyam Mohamed. The paragraphs were part of a CIA document shared with the British government about Mohamed’s status. The rest of the document had previously been released.

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School mistakes huge burrito for a weapon

http://www.usatoday.com

(2005) A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito.

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