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Venezuela Defense Minister Refused to Discuss Coup Against Maduro Because He Was Watching 'Avengers: Endgame,' Former Spy Chief Claims 25.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Vladimir Padrino Lopez refused to back the uprising and has remained loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.
Citizenship question could lead to undercount of 9 million people: U.S. Census 25.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
An estimated nine million Americans could go uncounted in the 2020 Census if the Trump administration is allowed to insert a citizenship question into the decennial headcount, according to the federal agency tasked with carrying out the survey. A new U.S. Census Bureau research paper found that 8% of the population could be undercounted if […]
If you believed Bill Clinton was a sexual predator, how can you possibly defend Trump? 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Can we all agree that sexual abuse has nothing do with politics or partisanship, and everything to do with male privilege, sexism, a historical discounting of women’s lives and the failure of our justice system — until recently — to take rape very seriously at all?

And can we also finally agree...

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Late-Term Abortion, Fetal Viability, Heartbeat Pill: What People Get Wrong About Abortion 25.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
As the national debate on abortion has heated up, so has the use (and misuse) of terminology related to reproductive health.
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Kentucky judge rules GOP governor broke the law by concealing data about his plan to gut retirement benefits for teachers 25.6.2019 Raw Story
On Monday, the Courier-Journal reported that a state judge in Kentucky found Gov. Matt Bevin violated the state’s Open Records Act by concealing an economic analysis of his administration’s 2017 plan to “reform” the Kentucky Retirement System. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered Bevin’s administration to release the records, and to pay roughly $73,000 in […]
‘Kill zone’ prosecutions are sharply limited by California Supreme Court 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A gang member in San Bernardino County shot at a rival he blamed for killing his cousin.

Both the shooter and his accomplice were convicted of the attempted murder of the target and an unharmed man who was attending a block party where the shooting occurred.

The 2008 convictions caused the California...

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Purdue’s Sackler family must face lawsuit saying they triggered opioid epidemic 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social costs from the drugs.

A state judge on Friday denied the...

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NBC Supports ‘Dark Money’ Out of Politics, Free Speech Restrictions 25.6.2019 NewsBusters
Sunday’s edition of the NBC Nightly News Democratic-propaganda campaign featured the so-called “Big Idea” from Montana Governor Steve Bullock, despite the fact he failed to meet the requirements to make it onto the first primary debate stage. Bullock’s “Big Idea” was “ending dark money spending in our elections” and to crack down on the First Amendment right to free speech via political donations. ...
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Susan Collins Gets A Solid Democratic Challenge, At Last 25.6.2019 Crooks Liars
It is time for Susan Collins to GO. The Democratic Speaker of Maine's House of Representatives is in the race to kick Collins out. Sara Gideon has made her formal campaign announcement for U.S. Senate. In her first campaign ad, she hits Susan Collins for her Kavanaugh vote. She also zooms in on the opioid crisis and ensuring health care for all Mainers. Go Sara! I want to see AT LEAST 100,000 follow Democrat @SaraGideonME today. She is taking on Susan Collins. Collins sold us ALL ...
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GoFundMe Creates Abortion Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood 25.6.2019 NewsBusters
A crowdfunding platform has joined the mass liberal panic over state abortion bans. GoFundMe, the for-profit site where users create donation funds, made its own campaign to raise money for abortion clinics. On June 21, the fund was launched with the promise that all the donations would be handed over to Planned Parenthood, National Network of Abortion Funds, and the American Civil Liberties Union ...
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Prohibition On “Immoral” Trademarks 25.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
The Supreme Court has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act barring approval of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks as unconstitutional.
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Facebook Building an 'Independent' Oversight Board to Limit Censorship 24.6.2019 NewsBusters
Bloomberg says “it’s unrealistic to expect the board’s decisions will happen with the speed necessary to police the internet.” In order for the board to be effective, it will have to serve like an appeals court, evaluating decisions that have already been ...
Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused To Serve Same-Sex Couple 24.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled against a Seattle-area florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding.
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Who Is Sara Gideon? Democrat Challenges Susan Collins, Cites Senator's Vote for Brett Kavanaugh 24.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Collins was a deciding vote to confirm the Supreme Court judge, a Trump nominee whose confirmation seemed all but certain—until several women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct that stemmed back to high school.
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Supreme Court rules in favor of L.A. clothing maker, striking down provision against 'scandalous' trademarks 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Los Angeles clothing maker had a free-speech right to win trademark protection for his FUCT brand.

The court said the government could not reject a trademark claim because it viewed the words or messages as “scandalous.”

“The most fundamental principle of free...

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Supreme Court says law imposing extra prison time for ‘crime of violence’ is too vague 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a 1980s-era crime law that adds longer prison terms for offenders who carried a gun during a “crime of violence,” with Justice Neil M. Gorsuch speaking for the court and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in dissent.

The court by a 5-4 vote ruled for two...

So why did Gorsuch just vote with the four liberal justices in a 5-4 decision? 24.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision on Monday holding that a federal law imposing stricter sentences on some criminal defendants who use firearms is so vague as to be unconstitutional. Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion, joined by all four of his liberal colleagues — thus Gorsuch’s decision to cross over […]
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Colbert Cartoon Show Mocks Justice Kavanaugh as Sloppy Drunk 24.6.2019 NewsBusters
It’s 2019 and the elites in Hollywood are still unable to cope with the fact that Donald Trump is president and he has the ability to put conservative justices on the Supreme Court. So, a lame animated cartoon on Showtime is used to trash President Trump and anyone around him, including Supreme Court Justice Brett ...
One of first gay men to get married reflects on history of gay rights movement 24.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Michael McConnell and Jack Baker made history, as the first gay couple in the country to apply for a marriage license in 1970. McConnell looks back at the the history of the gay rights movement in Minnesota.
Five murders, six men and 16 years of stolen lives 24.6.2019 BBC: World
How a miscarriage of justice destroyed six men and their families in India.
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