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The Washington Times
Oxford, Alabama’s new anti-transgender bathroom ordinance prompts legal backlash, copycats“It’s not aimed to punish transgenders.” Within hours of the ordinance’s passa
Oxford, Alabama’s new anti-transgender bathroom ordinance prompts legal backlash, copycats
The Washington Times / Posted 3 hours ago
“It’s not aimed to punish transgenders.” Within hours of the ordinance’s passage, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Alabama said the organization was weighing whether it should pursue legal action and called the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Trying to see the child amid guns and violenceReacting to the shooting of eighth grader Dedric Colvin by a Baltimore police o
Trying to see the child amid guns and violence
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 hours ago
Reacting to the shooting of eighth grader Dedric Colvin by a Baltimore police officer, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland seemed to say, without stating it directly, that the boy never would have been chased or shot if he was white or in... Read more
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The Christian Post
Transgender Students Must Use Bathrooms of Their Birth Sex, Says Florida School Districtallowing transgender students to use both the boys and girls bathrooms. Daniel
Transgender Students Must Use Bathrooms of Their Birth Sex, Says Florida School District
The Christian Post / Posted 6 hours ago
allowing transgender students to use both the boys and girls bathrooms. Daniel Tilley, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, told The Christian Post that he considered the board's decision to be... Read more
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Raw Story
John Kasich gets defensive when asked if people are born gay: ‘I don’t know how it all works’laws do not apply to LGBT residents, nor do workplace anti-discrimination laws
John Kasich gets defensive when asked if people are born gay: ‘I don’t know how it all works’
Raw Story / Posted 7 hours ago
laws do not apply to LGBT residents, nor do workplace anti-discrimination laws covering non-state employees. The American Civil Liberties Union also pointed out on Thursday that a newly-proposed bill against housing discrimination does not cover... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
US foreign intelligence court did not deny any surveillance requests last yearSnowden. The electronic surveillance often is conducted with the assistance of
US foreign intelligence court did not deny any surveillance requests last year
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 9 hours ago
Snowden. The electronic surveillance often is conducted with the assistance of internet and telecommunications companies. Civil liberties advocates have long derided the court for acting as a “rubber stamp” for government surveillance operations.... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scottish party leaders begin final push for votesconstituency MSP." He added: "Voters have less than a week to ensure that the
Scottish party leaders begin final push for votes
heraldscotland / Posted 11 hours ago
constituency MSP." He added: "Voters have less than a week to ensure that the next five years are about schools, health, the environment and civil liberties. You only get that with the Liberal Democrats and that is why we will grow at this electio... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
A look at historical front pages from the Rafu Shimpomeet again.”August 10, 1988 (Francine Orr/ Los Angeles Times) The lead story o
A look at historical front pages from the Rafu Shimpo
Los Angeles Times / Posted 11 hours ago
meet again.”August 10, 1988 (Francine Orr/ Los Angeles Times) The lead story on the front page was the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which gave reparations and redress to Japanese Americans who were interned during the war. The... Read more
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Daily Record
The final count down: Party leaders push for votes in last leg of electionconstituency MSP." He added: "Voters have less than a week to ensure that the
The final count down: Party leaders push for votes in last leg of election
Daily Record / Posted 12 hours ago
constituency MSP." He added: "Voters have less than a week to ensure that the next five years are about schools, health, the environment and civil liberties. You only get that with the Liberal Democrats and that is why we will grow at this electio... Read more
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Orange County Register
Direction of Register Opinionisn’t politically correct. When you say that you’re “socially inclusive” and “m
Direction of Register Opinion
Orange County Register / Posted 12 hours ago
isn’t politically correct. When you say that you’re “socially inclusive” and “much closer to Democrats and liberals” on civil liberties issues, it doesn’t make me very hopeful. It would be a big plus if you keep the conservative columnists like... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Mon General Hospital starts marketing campaignoffering a screening of a new documentary for public television about miners in
Mon General Hospital starts marketing campaign
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 13 hours ago
offering a screening of a new documentary for public television about miners in southern West Virginia and their fight for civil liberties. The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is offering a screening of a new documentary for public television about... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Hit the Potomac Highlands of WV this springoffering a screening of a new documentary for public television about miners in
Hit the Potomac Highlands of WV this spring
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 13 hours ago
offering a screening of a new documentary for public television about miners in southern West Virginia and their fight for civil liberties. The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is offering a screening of a new documentary for public television about... Read more
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The Columbian
FBI: ‘Argument can be made’ fake AP story broke rulesFBI’s use of the AP’s name in the operation wasn’t widely known until Chris Sog
FBI: ‘Argument can be made’ fake AP story broke rules
The Columbian / Posted 16 hours ago
FBI’s use of the AP’s name in the operation wasn’t widely known until Chris Soghoian, a technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, discovered a reference to the bogus news article in a cache of previously released FBI documents in... Read more
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Raw Story
US spy court did not reject any surveillance orders in 2015: Justice Dept. memoSnowden. The electronic surveillance often is conducted with the assistance of
US spy court did not reject any surveillance orders in 2015: Justice Dept. memo
Raw Story / Posted 17 hours ago
Snowden. The electronic surveillance often is conducted with the assistance of Internet and telecommunications companies. Civil liberties advocates have long derided the court for acting as a “rubber stamp” for government surveillance operations.... Read more
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Times of Malta
Workers’ rights and obligationsEurope. This continues to put the onus on us to be even more proactive in the
Workers’ rights and obligations
Times of Malta / Posted 17 hours ago
Europe. This continues to put the onus on us to be even more proactive in the area of policy concerning workers’ rights. I wish all workers a happy May 1 tomorrow. Helena Dalli is Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Libert... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Sturgeon urges women to lead business drive2011 Mr Farron said the LibDem campaign would bring voters back. He said: “Edu
Sturgeon urges women to lead business drive
EveningTimes Online / Posted 18 hours ago
2011 Mr Farron said the LibDem campaign would bring voters back. He said: “Education, mental health, the environment and civil liberties. These are Liberal Democrat values and delivering on these priorities will help Scotland be the best... Read more
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Rappler
Why autocracies don’t workgrowth in recent years. Recent growth has barely ameliorated double-digit pover
Why autocracies don’t work
Rappler / Posted 19 hours ago
growth in recent years. Recent growth has barely ameliorated double-digit poverty and unemployment rates. Aside from civil liberties, which are innate to human nature, ordinary citizens should also enjoy basic economic rights and have an... Read more
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The Columbian
Seattle trial to impact deportation cases of thousands of immigrant childrenhad no comment on Zilly’s ruling. The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of immi
Seattle trial to impact deportation cases of thousands of immigrant children
The Columbian / Posted 19 hours ago
had no comment on Zilly’s ruling. The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of immigrants-rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offices in Seattle and Los Angeles, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. The government... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Tennessee governor signs bills into law that allows therapists to reject LGBT clientsis not unique to Tennessee. There have been some 100 bills proposed in legislat
Tennessee governor signs bills into law that allows therapists to reject LGBT clients
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 20 hours ago
is not unique to Tennessee. There have been some 100 bills proposed in legislatures across the United States in 2016 that invoke religion as justification to refuse services to gay people, according to Eunice Rho of the American Civil Liberties Uni... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memoSnowden. The electronic surveillance often is conducted with the assistance of
U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo
Reuters / Posted 21 hours ago
Snowden. The electronic surveillance often is conducted with the assistance of Internet and telecommunications companies. Civil liberties advocates have long derided the court for acting as a "rubber stamp" for government surveillance operations.... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' lawa preliminary injunction requested by two New Orleans bookstores and other plai
Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' law
The Houma Courier / Posted 23 hours ago
a preliminary injunction requested by two New Orleans bookstores and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Jackson said the 2005 law's "vagueness" would cause a "chill on protected speech." "A possible... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Transgender bathroom ban OK'd for Marion schoolsSchool Board on Tuesday officially implemented a bathroom ban on transgender st
Transgender bathroom ban OK'd for Marion schools
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 23 hours ago
School Board on Tuesday officially implemented a bathroom ban on transgender students, despite a warning from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida that the move is unlawful. The School Board voted 4-1 to adopt the resolution that limits... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' lawa preliminary injunction requested by two New Orleans bookstores and other plai
Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' law
The Daily Comet / Posted 23 hours ago
a preliminary injunction requested by two New Orleans bookstores and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Jackson said the 2005 law's "vagueness" would cause a "chill on protected speech." "A possible... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Bernie's Inequality Message for Trump Votersfor working class white men, who see themselves as struggling to keep their hea
Bernie's Inequality Message for Trump Voters
Op-Ed News / Posted 23 hours ago
for working class white men, who see themselves as struggling to keep their heads above water, while civil rights and civil liberties campaigns tell them that they've been entitled. Enter Trump's indignant aggression, (e.g., the war on... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Islamophobic Conspiracy Theorist Lectures Police Officers About Islamic Extremismof the Clarion Project is harmful to promoting common sense law enforcement,” Y
Islamophobic Conspiracy Theorist Lectures Police Officers About Islamic Extremism
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
of the Clarion Project is harmful to promoting common sense law enforcement,” Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, director of the New York Civil Liberties Union’s central New York chapter, said in a statement this week. “The Clarion Project is responsible for... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computersinternet users. In this case, the FBI had found a way to hack the service to un
Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
internet users. In this case, the FBI had found a way to hack the service to unmask visitors to the sex abuse website. Civil liberties advocates, acknowledging the ickiness of the case, cried foul. Not because they wanted to defend child sex... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' lawa preliminary injunction requested by two New Orleans bookstores and other plai
Judge sides with bookstores, blocks 'age verification' law
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
a preliminary injunction requested by two New Orleans bookstores and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU attorneys argued that the law, enacted last year, imposes unconstitutional, overly broad... Read more
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The Hill
Key Dem wants watchdog to probe FBI effortprivacy watchdog, to investigate whether the committees are conducted within th
Key Dem wants watchdog to probe FBI effort
The Hill / Posted yesterday
privacy watchdog, to investigate whether the committees are conducted within the bounds of the law and if any privacy or civil liberties are violated. Little is known about how the “Shared Responsibility Committees” operate, but they have raised... Read more
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The Hindu
Visa denial to Chinese puts MEA in red cornerto the CPI study, more than 2,200 of the published RNs were from countries list
Visa denial to Chinese puts MEA in red corner
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
to the CPI study, more than 2,200 of the published RNs were from countries listed as providing no political rights or civil liberties by the independent NGO Freedom House, and among the top 30 countries requesting public RNs were Azerbaijan,... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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Tom's Hardware
U.S. Supreme Court Allows FBI To Hack Anyone In Any Jurisdiction, Congress Could Reject New RuleFBI’s powers to hack targets from any U.S. jurisdiction, and perhaps anywhere i
U.S. Supreme Court Allows FBI To Hack Anyone In Any Jurisdiction, Congress Could Reject New Rule
Tom's Hardware / Posted yesterday
FBI’s powers to hack targets from any U.S. jurisdiction, and perhaps anywhere in the world. The rule has been criticized by civil liberties groups as well as some companies. They also said this new rule could violate the Fourth Amendment, which... Read more
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Al.com
ACLU mulling challenge to Oxford transgender restroom ordinanceuntil he heard about it on the radio Wednesday morning driving into work. Mars
ACLU mulling challenge to Oxford transgender restroom ordinance
Al.com / Posted yesterday
until he heard about it on the radio Wednesday morning driving into work. Marshall, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Alabama, said the organization is "definitely looking at a challenge" to the law. On Tuesday,... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Feds seek to join suit against Idaho's public defense systemmonth filed a motion to join the lawsuit on behalf of the United States. In Ja
Feds seek to join suit against Idaho's public defense system
KTVB Boise / Posted yesterday
month filed a motion to join the lawsuit on behalf of the United States. In January, an Idaho judge dismissed the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit seeking to overhaul how the state provides legal representation for indigent defendants as... Read more
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Naples Daily News
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Aquino wary of another dictatorappealed to the electorate to wage another “people power” to prevent the rise o
Aquino wary of another dictator
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
appealed to the electorate to wage another “people power” to prevent the rise of a candidate who will trample anew upon civil liberties and derail the gains of the “DaangMatuwid.” Aquino did not mention any name but was obviously campaigning... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
The Record Searchlight / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Policing surveillance in Palo Altoneed to consider ways to involve the public in discussions related to the prote
Policing surveillance in Palo Alto
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted yesterday
need to consider ways to involve the public in discussions related to the protection of their privacy and civil liberties prior to implementing new technology, as well as work with the public and other partners in the justice... Read more
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Calcutta News
Islamic State's shadow on the land of Tagore and Nazrulstreak, disheartens the secular, liberal elite. True Hasina takes on the obscur
Islamic State's shadow on the land of Tagore and Nazrul
Calcutta News / Posted yesterday
streak, disheartens the secular, liberal elite. True Hasina takes on the obscurantist forces but must a price be paid in civil liberties to contrive an unsteady, status quo? Because Indo-Bangladesh relations have seldom been as good as they are... Read more
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New Kerala
Islamic State's shadow on the land of Tagore and Nazrul - newkerala.com #56585streak, disheartens the secular, liberal elite. True Hasina takes on the obscur
Islamic State's shadow on the land of Tagore and Nazrul - newkerala.com #56585
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
streak, disheartens the secular, liberal elite. True Hasina takes on the obscurantist forces but must a price be paid in civil liberties to contrive an unsteady, status quo? Because Indo-Bangladesh relations have seldom been as good as they are... Read more
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CNN
Could this debate have saved Prince?physicians, nor often do they have the time or a clear mechanism to do so. In
Could this debate have saved Prince?
CNN / Posted yesterday
physicians, nor often do they have the time or a clear mechanism to do so. In Massachusetts, concerns over violating civil liberties prevented Baker's proposal from becoming law. This is unfortunate, as his state is often a leader in... Read more
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York Daily Record
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
York Daily Record / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americansterrorist ties -- "by the same office designed to address their complaints." T
TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
terrorist ties -- "by the same office designed to address their complaints." The department's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is investigating the claims. In a statement, TSA said it doesn't tolerate racial profiling. "TSA takes... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify the laws. They argue the bills are... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom warour wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality,the
The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
our wives and daughters. But the National Center for Transgender Equality,the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union say there is no statistical evidence of violence to justify thelaws.They argue the bills are... Read more
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Roll Call
The Human Face of the Criminal Justice Overhaulwas the message at the event hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and H
The Human Face of the Criminal Justice Overhaul
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
was the message at the event hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and #Cut50. The speakers emphasized the human cost of what they considered lengthy prison sentences... Read more
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Naples Daily News
FBI: 'Argument can be made' fake AP story broke rulesFBI's use of the AP's name in the operation wasn't widely known until Chris Sog
FBI: 'Argument can be made' fake AP story broke rules
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
FBI's use of the AP's name in the operation wasn't widely known until Chris Soghoian, a technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, discovered a reference to the bogus news article in a cache of previously released FBI documents in... Read more
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AdWeek
McKinney Printed N.C.'s Bathroom Bill on Toilet Paper. You Know What to Do With Itrequires all North Carolina residents to use the public restrooms associated wi
McKinney Printed N.C.'s Bathroom Bill on Toilet Paper. You Know What to Do With It
AdWeek / Posted yesterday
requires all North Carolina residents to use the public restrooms associated with their birth gender. The move has enraged civil liberties groups nationwide, and North Carolina has been the focus on plenty of backlash over HB2. McKinney proposes a... Read more
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Officer.com
Baltimore Police Commissioner Defends Officerstreets," she said. "We don't want violence in our streets, but the police need
Baltimore Police Commissioner Defends Officer
Officer.com / Posted yesterday
streets," she said. "We don't want violence in our streets, but the police need to have the right training." The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland said the shooting "underscores the systemic lack of accountability to boys like Dedric... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Marijuana op-ed rains down truthhave any incentive to grow and sell it illegally to avoid paying the tax. As a
Marijuana op-ed rains down truth
The Daily Californian / Posted yesterday
have any incentive to grow and sell it illegally to avoid paying the tax. As a side note, legalization of marijuana is a civil liberties issue: It’s not the government’s business what people do with their own bodies. Drugs, prostitution, gambling... Read more
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