Liberals ignited by Miss USA comments
201706.10
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Liberals ignited by Miss USA comments

June 10, 2017 Kara McCullough, crowned as the 2017 Miss USA in May, ignited controversy with comments on some hot button social issues. During a Q&A session in pageant, McCullough was asked her opinion on whether healthcare is a right or a privilege. McCullough argued that it was a privilege. In order to have healthcare,…

$243k Settlement in NJ Police Brutality Case
201705.10
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$243k Settlement in NJ Police Brutality Case

May 10, 2017 Bloomfield Township, NJ agreed to pay a settlement of $243,250 to a man who says he nearly lost his ear during an arrest in April 2017. His complaint, available for public review at the NJ Civil Settlements blog, alleges that Rodolfo Crespo was arrested on drug-related charges on March 5, 2013. He was…

Judge allegedly aids escape of illegal immigrant
201704.30
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Judge allegedly aids escape of illegal immigrant

April 30, 2017 An Oregon judge is under investigation for helping an illegal immigrant charged with a DUI leave the Multnomah County Court to avoid arrest by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. Monica Herranz allegedly helped Diddier Pacheco, a 22 year-old undocumented Mexican-born construction worker, escape through her own private entrance while federal agents were…

Supreme Court abstains on transgender bathroom rights
201704.20
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Supreme Court abstains on transgender bathroom rights

April 20, 2017 The Supreme Court decided not to rule on a high-profile transgender rights case on whether public schools should allow students to use bathrooms matching their gender identities. A hearing for the case originally scheduled for March 28 looked like it would be the biggest case of the court’s current term. However, the Trump…

Louisiana Sheriff’s office in brutality settlement
201704.10
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Louisiana Sheriff’s office in brutality settlement

April 10, 2017 Bryce Hemstad, an ex-inmate of St. Tammany Parish, settled out of court with the Sheriff’s Office reference an assault case involving a deputy accused of brutality in March 2017. Hemsted’s attorney, Stephen Haedicke, would not release the details of the settlement but divulged that the confidential agreement would be completed within a…

MLK Jr’s son in meeting with Trump
201702.10
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MLK Jr’s son in meeting with Trump

February 10, 2017 On the heels of escalating tension with prominent civil rights leaders and just before his inauguration as President, Donald J. Trump met with the oldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The meeting accented the public feud President-elect Trump is having with Representative John Lewis of Georgia. The meeting…

Medical Marijuana Victory in 9th Circuit Court Ruling
201609.20
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Medical Marijuana Victory in 9th Circuit Court Ruling

September 28, 2016 In the continued battle between the federal and state governments regarding the legalization of marijuana, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined in August 2016 that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot prosecute marijuana cases when the defendant has followed medical guidelines under state law. The law also protects growers and…

The end of the “Doctor Shopping” era?
201602.29
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The end of the “Doctor Shopping” era?

February 29, 2016 When the term “doctor shopping” was first coined, it referred to physicians much like Dr. Lisa Tseng—medical professionals who would overprescribe painkillers in dangerous quantities. The number of accidental overdoses of prescription pills accounts for nearly 30,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, and at least three of those people were under…

Campus Violence Spiking in America
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Campus Violence Spiking in America

November 30, 2015 By now most U.S. citizens (and indeed foreigners with even a passing interest in American news), are aware that the country has experienced its fair share of violence on school campuses. And it’s true that most of this mayhem is of the mass shooting variety. However, on November 4th, in the sleepy…