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Baltimore Has a History of Illegal Arrests. No Wonder Freddie Gray Ran from the Cops. - 3 views

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    When the cops chasing Freddie Gray caught up with him, they had a problem: He had not done anything illegal. They solved that problem the way cops often do: They picked a charge after the fact. According to Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, that charge, carrying a switchblade, was legally unfounded.
dawsonmantich

Court rules NSA program illegal - CNNPolitics.com - 0 views

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    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in the case, which was brought by the ACLU, that the telephone metadata collection program "exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized."
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Disobey! It's time for REVOLUTION!! - 2 views

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    A Commentary By John Stossel Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial, but my favorite) happiness and good government, has written a new book that argues that it's time for civil disobedience.
peytonjs

Student confronts Jeb Bush on ISIS - CNNPolitics.com - 2 views

shared by peytonjs on 15 May 15 - No Cached
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    A college student on Wednesday confronted the former Florida governor and potential Republican presidential candidate, asserting, "Your brother created ISIS." Bush had blamed President Barack Obama earlier during the town hall event for contributing to the swelling power of ISIS, the militant Islamist group that the U.S.
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    A college student from the university of Nevada, questioned Bush on ISIS. His reply its Obama's fault, We never should of "pulled back"
desertratt

Glad that Obama won't stick it to us......................... - 0 views

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    The new prohibitions are part of an executive order President Barack Obama issued for federal agencies to review the types of equipment they provide to local and state police. Obama traveled Monday to Camden, N.J., to highlight crime reduction and community policing tactics that the administration hopes can be a model around the country.
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Rand Paul seizes political moment with NSA protest - CNNPolitics.com - 0 views

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    The Kentucky senator's latest filibuster-style stand against government surveillance positions him as the bane of Big Brother and puts him at the center of a high-profile national security debate as support for the post-9/11 security state seems to be fraying. Paul's maneuvering is not without risks.
jborwick

U.S. mom gives birth in transit, gets stranded - CNN.com - 0 views

shared by jborwick on 15 May 15 - No Cached
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    Soon she found herself facing an unlikely predicament. With her U.S. health insurance not covering the mounting medical fees her newborn son requires, the hospital had initially withheld his birth certificate. And without a birth certificate, the U.S. embassy cannot issue a passport for baby Kyuss to return home to Iowa.
peytonjs

Trade highlights Democrats' divorce from Obama - CNNPolitics.com - 0 views

shared by peytonjs on 12 May 15 - No Cached
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    The same liberal Democratic senators who stuck with the White House through six years of politically excruciating votes are set to break away in droves to oppose Obama's free trade efforts. Their goal is to block a bill that greases the wheels for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an enormous 12-country trade deal that Obama wants -- badly -- to add to his legacy.
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Iran accuses seized foreign ship of 'peculiar' activity - CNNPolitics.com - 0 views

shared by peytonjs on 07 May 15 - No Cached
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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking at New York University, stressed that his country is committed to upholding the freedom of navigation even though it is still detaining the Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris vessel. "For us, the Persian Gulf is our lifeline," Mohammad Javad Zarif said, "and nothing is more important for us than freedom of navigation in those waters."
jesse_lorenzen

Ohio Officer Praised for Restraint, Refused to Shoot Suspect - 2 views

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    An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me." WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported ( http://bit.ly/1EXuKaK ) the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.
peytonjs

Mike Huckabee: The Supreme Court can't overrule God - CNNPolitics.com - 0 views

shared by peytonjs on 30 Apr 15 - No Cached
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    "I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that -- the supreme of the courts. It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God," he said. "When it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created."
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    But you can't legislate morality!
desertratt

The Time to Limit NSA Snooping Is Now - 0 views

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    When Congress passed the PATRIOT Act in 2001, it did not intend to authorize the indiscriminate collection of personal information about every American. But that is what Congress will be doing if it renews the law next month without changes aimed at protecting our privacy from an increasingly intrusive national security state.
jborwick

Rat poison found in food at prison - CNN Video - 4 views

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    CNN affiliate WPIX reports that some prisoners at Rikers Island became ill after eating meatloaf. Lab tests confirmed that the meatloaf contained high levels of a pesticide.
rylanrichards

Baltimore mom smacks masked son amid riots - CNN.com - 1 views

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    In video captured by CNN affiliate WMAR, the woman is seen pulling her masked son away from a crowd, smacking him in the head repeatedly, and screaming at him. As he tries to walk away, she follows him, screaming, "Get the f--- over here!" Eventually, he turns toward her, his face no longer covered.
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Nigerian troops rescue 200 girls, 93 women - CNN.com - 1 views

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    The armed forces could not immediately confirm if any of the rescued girls were among the 200 schoolgirls the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped in April 2014 from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. That abduction led to a social media movement, #BringBackOurGirls, to rescue them.
peytonjs

Iran seizes commercial ship - CNNPolitics.com - 1 views

shared by peytonjs on 29 Apr 15 - No Cached
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    Iran Revolutionary Guard boats intercepted a cargo ship that was crossing the Strait of Hormuz this morning, according to a senior U.S. military official.
desertratt

Is enforcing the law even legal? - 1 views

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    Yesterday afternoon in Detroit, via ABC affiliate WXYZ: We're told the ICE officer was serving the warrant to 19-year-old Terrence Kellum as part of task force investigation. Police say he was allegedly wanted for armed robbery. The task force was known as "D-FAT" which stands for Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team.
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Senators react to CNN report, call for increased wages for cafeteria workers - CNNPolit... - 0 views

shared by peytonjs on 28 Apr 15 - No Cached
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    "The U.S. Congress should be working to improve the economic security of middle class families across the country. We should start right here in the U.S. Senate," the senators wrote to Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt, a Republican, whose committee oversees Senate services, such as the contract for the company that employs Senate cafeteria workers.
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