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Bryan Pregon

Vulgar or protected speech? Supreme Court examines 'FUCT' trademark claim - CNNPolitics - 0 views

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    "Entrepreneur Erik Brunetti says he founded a clothing brand -- called FUCT -- in 1990 to question authority and the assumptions of society. On the way, he also triggered a First Amendment dispute that has landed at the highest court in the land."
Bryan Pregon

Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments under new stance | US news | The Gua... - 0 views

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    "The Department of Justice has adopted a narrow interpretation of a law meant to bar foreign interests from corrupting federal officials, giving Saudi Arabia, China and other countries leeway to curry favor with Donald Trump via deals with his hotels, condos, trademarks and golf courses, legal and national security experts say."
Bryan Pregon

China launches app to teach schoolkids 'belief in the party' - CNN - 0 views

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    "Kids in the United States may be busy playing Fortnite and Apex Legends, but their Chinese counterparts are getting into socialist theory."
Bryan Pregon

Cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado jump threefold after legalization, study says - CNN - 0 views

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    "Research has shed light on increasing safety concerns related to cannabis. The researchers identified 9,973 cannabis-related emergency department visits at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital from 2012 to 2016, a more than threefold increase in such visits."
Bryan Pregon

Political Dynasties .pdf - 0 views

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    TIL the son of a US Governor is 6,000 times more likely to become a Governor than the average American and the son of a US Senator is 8,500 times more likely to become a senator than the average American
Bryan Pregon

This bill could ban e-cigarette flavors nationwide - CNN - 1 views

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    "Colorado congresswoman Diana DeGette plans to introduce legislation this week that could ban e-cigarette flavors on a national level, her office announced Monday."
Bryan Pregon

How Team Trump keeps changing its story in the Russia investigation - CNN.com - 0 views

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    "Public contradictions, walkbacks and flip-flops have become a hallmark of how Trump's team has responded to the Russia probe, which was launched in 2016 and is now in its third year."
Bryan Pregon

Amazon Will Pay Whopping $0 In Federal Taxes On $11.2 Billion Profits | Fortune - 2 views

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    "Those wondering how many zeros Amazon, which is valued at nearly $800 billion, has to pay in federal taxes might be surprised to learn that its check to the IRS will read exactly $0.00."
Bryan Pregon

Iowa panel OKs bill ending need for permit to buy, carry gun - 1 views

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    "A bill that would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to buy or carry a gun in Iowa has been moved out of a Senate subcommittee."
Bryan Pregon

Before judging 'late-term abortion,' understand what it means, doctors say - CNN - 0 views

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    "One in four women will have an abortion by the time they're 45, which means that very likely, you know or love someone who has had an abortion."
Bryan Pregon

CBO says economy lost $11 billion during shutdown - CNN - 0 views

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    "Delayed paychecks, reduced working hours, and stalled contracts led to a loss of about $11 billion in gross domestic product over the five-week shutdown. About $8 billion of that will be recovered as workers return, but $3 billion or 0.02% of gross domestic product in 2019 will never be recovered, according to the CBO."
Bryan Pregon

Courts say anti-abortion 'heartbeat bills' are unconstitutional. So why do they keep co... - 1 views

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    ""The US Supreme Court essentially has held" in Roe and subsequent cases "that a state cannot ban abortion before viability," Nash explained. "Viability is determined individually but on average is between about 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.""
Bryan Pregon

Handguns are more popular in US homes, with deadly consequences for children, study say... - 0 views

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    "Fewer Americans are likely to own a gun now than 40 years ago, but those who do are more likely to own handguns over rifles or shotguns. As the proportion of those with handguns has increased, so has the number of children under the age of 5 who are dying from firearm injuries, according to a new study."
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Supreme Court refuses to hear coach's free speech case | TheHill - 0 views

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    Supreme court refused to hear a case about a football coach kneeling after games and praying quietly to himself. The coach lost his job for it.
Bryan Pregon

Elizabeth Warren pitches 'wealth tax' on richest Americans - CNNPolitics - 2 views

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    "Sen. Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on Americans with assets of $50 million or more as part of a bold new initiative to reverse the increasing concentration of wealth among the country's richest households."
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