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U.S. Obtains Wide AP Phone Records in Probe

http://online.wsj.com

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

After Benghazi, IRS tea party probe: Govt seized AP phone records
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/benghazi-irs-tea-party-probe-govt-sei...

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Feds spend over $400,000 on underwear that senses cigarette smoke

http://www.examiner.com

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has granted more than $400,000 to a research project that involves something unconventional. The University of Alabama has received two grants from NIH that total $402,721 to create a monitoring system involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes. So far, the project has produced a “very early prototype” of the monitoring system. The current prototype fits like a vest.

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NZ Government Announces That Software Will No Longer Be Patentable

http://www.forbes.com

In a bill passed earlier today, the Government of New Zealand announced that software in the country will no longer be patentable. New Zealand’s largest IT representative body, the Institute of IT Professionals, expressed relief and said the decision removed a major barrier to software-led innovation.

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MO State Senator: Ban Seersucker Suits for Ages Above 8

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com

Nutty MO state senator wants to ban seersucker suits for ages 9 and up simply because he doesn't like how it looks.

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Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant

http://dailycurrant.com

From The Daily Currant and the "Serves" Him Right Department... they are thinking of his health, of course -- it's for his benefit.

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My Sister Forced Us Apart, Took Home Because We Weren't Married

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

A Texas man says he and his partner were together for 34 years but his partner’s sister has now forced them apart, taken their home, and his partner’s finances — and done it legally because they weren’t married. For the last six years his partner, Jim, who is older, suffered from Alzheimer’s. Jim’s estranged sister, Lon Watts writes on Facebook, was able to take their home and Jim’s finances through the courts by filing for guardianship — despite Lon having power of attorney.

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Homeowner Fined $26,250 for Cutting 6 Trees on his Property

http://www.mercurynews.com

For cutting down six trees on his newly bought property in Woodside without a permit, Rajiv Gujral will have to pay a $26,250 fine.

But it could have been worse.

Woodside officials asked the town council to fine him twice that amount -- $52,500.

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Florida Teen Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com

At 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused. After the explosion Wilmot was taken into custody by a school resources officer and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds and discharging a destructive device. She will be tried as an adult. She was then taken to a juvenile assessment center.

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Anarchist anthropologist in academic exile

http://feral-tech.blogspot.com

David Graeber can't get a job in academia even though he is one of the world's most influential anthropologists. Why? Because he is an anarchist.

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Facebook Post/April Fools' gag leads to criminal charges

http://illinoishomepage.net

FINDLAY -- A man now faces charges after an April Fool's gag goes wrong. Police charged Robert Leonard with disorderly conduct for allegedly panicking the community with a Facebook post.

Leonard wrote Findlay was under attack and the Army was surrounding the town as a joke on April Fool's Day. He now faces a $1,500 fine. Leonard says it's crazy he's actually being charged and might choose to go to jail instead of paying the fine.

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Taping of farm cruelty is becoming the crime

http://www.nbcnews.com

According to NBC news, some States are declaring the filming of cruelty towards animals a crime or even terrorism.

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Ron Paul home school curriculum just launched!

http://www.ronpaulcurriculum.com

Now you can homeschool your kids using Ron Paul's new curriculum. This is the best chance at teaching future generations about liberty and voluntaryism.

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HBO exec: piracy of ‘Game of Thrones’ is a ‘compliment’

http://www.rawstory.com

So, if the conventional wisdom about piracy holds true, why aren't HBO’s president of programming and the show’s creators more upset about this? Probably because the conventional wisdom on the cost of piracy is almost entirely bogus, and there’s recent scientific studies to back that claim up.

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Prostitution for those physically disabled in France

http://www.chron.com

Debate opens on sex life of France's disabled. Belgian law often leaves the sale of sex in a legal gray area, allowing for some sexual services for people with severe disabilities. In neighboring France, however, a tense debate on the topic is just beginning.

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Michigan man fights the state to keep family farm open

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A Michigan farmer describes the Michigan state Atty. Gen.'s latest attack against his family. The state wants to define the pigs he raises as "invasive species" and prohibit him from doing business. This is the latest from the busy bodies who seek nothing but control and to further limit the freedom of family farms.

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NY Assemblyman and drug warrior caught with pot

http://gothamist.com

NYC Assemblyman voted against medical marijuana. Now hypocrite caught in traffic stop with pot. Fashions self a drug warrior.

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Newspapers go all-in for copyright fight against clipping service

http://arstechnica.com

A copyright battle between the AP and an online news-clipping service is reaching a climax, and the case could have significant implications for fair use. AP sued Meltwater Group last year, arguing the "reputation management" company had a "parasitic business model" that violated copyright. Meltwater is arguing that it is merely a search engine. Last week, the nation's largest newspapers lined up to tell the New York federal judge considering the case that they support the AP.

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Bradley Manning’s full statement

http://www.salon.com

The statement below was read by Pfc. Bradley Manning at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O’Brien at Thursday’s pretrial hearing. O’Brien provided Salon with the full transcript.

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7-year-old boy, Josh Welch, suspended for shaping his food into a gun

http://www.examiner.com

Josh Welch is a seven-year-old-boy who attends Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. The Maryland school has a breakfast “snack time” and provided pastries on Friday. Josh was trying to turn his pastry into a shape. Josh chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and was suspended for two days.

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Man serving 2 yr prison sentence for criticizing judge

http://reason.com

Daniel Brewington was not happy with the way that Dearborn County, Indiana, Judge James D. Humphrey handled his divorce case, during which he lost custody of his children, and he explained why at length in various strongly worded online commentaries. Largely as a result of those posts, Brewington is serving a two-year sentence at the Putnamville Correctional Facility for intimidation, attempted obstruction of justice, and perjury.

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