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Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies at 100

http://www.boston.com

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands—Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary not, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday. She was 100.

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US grants home schooling German family political asylum

http://www.guardian.co.uk

A US judge has granted ­political asylum to a German family who said they had fled the country to avoid persecution for home schooling their children.

In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the family of seven have a legitimate fear of prosecution for their beliefs. Germany requires parents to enrol[sic] their children in school in most cases and has levied fines against those who ­educate their children at home.

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Australia Bans Small Breasts In Porn

http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com

The supposedly free country of Australia bans porn with small-breasted women in it out of fear that pedophiles would watch it.

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Pro Golfer Thorpe Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

http://www.bloomberg.com

Professional golfer Jim Thorpe, who has won more than $15 million in his career, was sentenced to one year in prison for failing to pay U.S. income taxes for three years.

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Cops arrested!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

Police officers were actually arrested for beating an innocent man!! Better yet, they might get punished!

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NYC Police Accused of 'Anal Assault' Over Marijuana Use

http://www.alternet.org

New York City police have arrested over 300,000 people for low-level marijuana possession since 1997, sometimes employing outrageous methods to humiliate citizens.

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Lawmakers propose running more people out of Michigan

http://www.withoutadjectives.com

Michiganders who fled the state in 2007 took with them almost $1.2 billion more in paychecks than the paychecks of those moving in. In other words those leaving are not just unemployed, but people who wish to keep their own money.
Government solution? A higher gas tax. That'll keep them out!

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1/3 of Women in Military Say They've Been Raped.

http://www.momlogic.com

"In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed."Another study concluded that 90% of all women serving are sexually harassed. Another one estimates that 90% of all the rapes do not get reported

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Pregnant woman imprisoned because she might hurt her unborn baby

http://apnews.myway.com

Samantha Burton wanted to leave the hospital.
Her doctor strongly disagreed, enough to go to court to keep her
there.

She smoked cigarettes during the first six months of her pregnancy and
was admitted on a false alarm of premature labor. Her doctor argued
she was risking a miscarriage if she didn't quit smoking immediately
and stay on bed rest in the hospital, and a judge agreed.

Imprisoned because one smokes. What's next?

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The Conservative Love for Unlimited Government

http://www.fff.org

A good example of one of the things that is wrong with conservatives is provided by a conservative named Rich Lowry, who has an article today about the Detroit bomber case on nationalreviewonline.com, one of the premier websites in the conservative movement.

Lowry is upset that the suspect in the Detroit bomb base, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was treated as federal criminal suspect rather than an enemy combatant in the war on terrorism.

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