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Mom Loses Healthy Baby for 3 Years for Refusing C-Section

http://news.change.org

The state of New Jersey has separated a healthy newborn baby (now aged 3) from her mother because the mother refused to pre-consent to a C-section that no doctor decided was necessary. Now, after three years of court battles, the state decided that the child's welfare was never in danger. Yet she and her husband are still separated from their daughter for "acting irrational, hostile, and yelling" in response to the hospital and the state stealing their baby.

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California Porn Clinic Is Denied a License by the State

http://news.yahoo.com

A sexual health clinic in the San Fernando Valley - the Hollywood of pornography - has been denied a license to operate as a community clinic by California's Department of Public Health. The clinic, which is run by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), is used by straight-porn producers to test actors for sexually transmitted diseases before filming. Many onlookers say it has to do with an October 2010 incident in which a "crossover" porn performer - who participated in both gay and straight porn - tested positive for HIV at AIM.

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What's a Group Gotta Do to Post a Flyer Around Here?

http://reason.com

On Sunday night, Northern Illinois University's Student Association Senate denied recognition to the school's chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), which means it may not post flyers or meet on campus. The Senate already had denied activity-fee funding to SSDP, declaring it a "political" group, as opposed to a "social justice" or "advocacy" group.

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New Castle councilman calls cops on boys’ cupcake sale

http://www.lohud.com

When Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, two 13-year-olds from Chappaqua’s Seven Bridges Middle School, set up shop at Gedney Park on a fall weekend last month, they were expecting a tidy profit.
Instead, the two wannabe entrepreneurs selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats baked by them for $1 a piece got a taste of cold, hard bureaucracy.

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Feds Mandate ALL Road Signs Be "Easy to Read" (or Replaced) by 2015

http://www.usatoday.com

The federal government is requiring communities around the USA to change signs from all capital letters to a combination of capital and lowercase letters. The government says that makes them easier to read. Signs that fail to meet minimum standards must be replaced.

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Cancer Patient Gets Bureaucratic Runaround for Marijuana License

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Please take a moment to read about my good friend's troubles. Any support would be much appreciated.

>>>>You might be interested in how long the wait times involved in getting cannabis legally is. I am sick enough to qualify as a marijuana exemptee and sent my Application June 18th 2010 for exempt status. I have Metastatic Gastric Cancer. I was prescribed Cannabis by my Doctor specializing in Internal Medicine.

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86-year-old Ohio man dies after his 911 call is put on hold

http://www.fox19.com

A Cleveland man called 911 for an ambulance, but died after he was put on hold.
The city says 86-year-old George Langford called saying he was having an asthma attack.
Because EMS dispatchers were tied up, officials say the call is automatically put on hold.
Langford hung up and by the time an ambulance got there 15 minutes later, he had died.

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Detroit Proposal: Jail for parents who skip school conference

http://www.detnews.com

Detroit Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is pushing for a law that calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences, a plan some call inspired and others consider the nanny state run amok.

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Cambridge art project turns your parking tickets into poetry

http://www.wickedlocal.com

Instead of responding to that parking citation you got on Cambridge Street with frustration, tears or rage, the city has included yoga positions on the envelopes. New parking signs have also been installed to "wonder about them and find them puzzling". For example: "If you’re reading this sign, You’re reading this sign". "Soft Boots" for cars, made of soft fabric and stuffed, will be placed on select cars throughout the city.

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Rock Hill to cut off water despite residents' pleas

http://www.heraldonline.com

Rock Hill officials plan to turn off utility taps of county residents who refuse annexation by today's noon deadline despite being asked for an extension, city officials confirmed Tuesday.

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