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Some good News: Colo. Judge Fired Over Teen Arrest For Overdue DVD

http://www.wsbt.com

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A longtime Colorado judge has been fired after issuing an arrest warrant for a teenager over an overdue library DVD.

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Prosecutor breaks law, uses ignorance as excuse

http://www.jconline.com

Newton County Prosecutor J. Edward Barce admitted Friday that he submitted paperwork that rendered his Indiana law license inactive after closing a Kentland-based civil practice in 2005 to instead open a restaurant.

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Teacher Defeats Traffic Ticket With The Power Of Math

http://consumerist.com

Have you ever suspected that your city or town is trying too hard to catch traffic scofflaws in the pursuit of ticket revenue? A Florida woman received a ticket based on evidence from a red light camera, but believed the ticket was unfair because the yellow light was too short. The power of math proved that she was correct..

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FDA Reviewing Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Federal officials began grappling Tuesday with one of the thorniest issues surrounding the regulation of tobacco: whether to ban menthol, the most popular cigarette flavoring, which is smoked by millions of Americans every day

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New Hampshire has some of the lowest taxes for retirees

http://finance.yahoo.com

If you're working 40 hours a week or more in a cubicle, then you might enjoy fantasizing about the luxury of retirement. Will you spend it on the beach, drink in hand? Or hiking through the National Parks? Do you want to move from gritty urban living to the country?

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States Cracking Down on Unpaid Internships

http://www.nytimes.com

With job openings scarce for young people, the number of unpaid internships has climbed in recent years, leading federal and state regulators to worry that more employers are illegally using such internships for free labor.

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Congressman Hank Johnson's stupidity

http://www.youtube.com

Congressman Hank Johnson proves that politicians are stupid, not evil

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us military is shipping sand to iraq.

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com

us military ships sand to Iraq, apparently Iraq doesn't have the right kind of sand for the military.

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Virginia's Voluntary Tax Scheme a Big Flop

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com

Since 2002, the fund has collected a grand total of just $12,887.04, which doesn’t even pay the salary of one part-time state employee.

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Is Social Security doomed?

http://theweek.com

Social Security will pay out more than it takes in this year — a tipping point that wasn't expected for six years. What does this mean for retirees, and the federal government?

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Boy, 2, shot by police

http://www.wtsp.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida toddler is in critical condition after being shot by police chasing a robbery suspect.

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Video Surveillance deployed inside London Public Bathrooms

http://www.networkworld.com

You can imagine my surprise after I paid my 50pence to use the public bathroom, walked in and found myself staring at not just one but 3 ceiling mounted video surveillance cameras.

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Woman convicted of selling fish to minor

http://www.upi.com

A 66-year-old British woman was fined and ordered to wear an ankle monitor as punishment for selling a goldfish to a 14-year-old.

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Senior Citizens' Poker Game Broken Up

http://ad.vu

It seemed too absurd to be true. And after the public ridicule and outcry that followed, Idaho legislators decided it was too absurd to continue.

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"Comply with my diversity survey or I'll make your names public"

http://www.politico.com

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has begun an unofficial “diversity survey” of Fortune 500 companies and has told the companies that if they do not participate in the survey, he will make their names public.

The survey has already drawn fire from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as “a fishing expedition” and from legal experts, who say companies may violate federal employment laws by even asking such questions of their employees or suppliers.

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What has happened to the anti war protest movement

http://www.thelibertyhub.com

Congrats to those who protested last weekend in the District of Columbia but there needs to be more protests because Bush might of gone but there are still wars raging causing disgusting consequences for all on this planet.

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Cathedral of Junk owner harassed by Austin, TX code officials

http://news8austin.com

The Cathedral of Junk goes far beyond the "sofa in the lawn" code violation with a massive 3-story 60-ton building made entirely of discarded and donated items. The city is giving the owner two weeks to clean-up, get architectural permits and otherwise make a structure made entirely of junk up-to-code or have the whole lot bull-dozed.

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Tampon-makers can't mention the V-word.

http://www.guardian.co.uk

An advertising campaign for tampons is rejected by US television networks for daring to include the word vagina

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document stating 9/11 commission told to "not cross the line"

http://rawstory.com

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’ - Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

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The IRS Comes Knocking...........for four cents

http://www.cbsnews.com

The IRS is wasting money chasing money we shouldn't be paying anyway!

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