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Judges so angered by NCIS spying on civilians they’re willing to let child sex offender go free

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out evidence last week against convicted sex offender Michael Allan Dreyer, who was targeted by the elite Naval Criminal Investigative Service during a child pornography sweep.
Michael John Morlan (Mugshot)

Convicted rapist used Skype to urge teen victim to kill herself while he watched

Michael John Morlan, 21, is currently serving seven years in Montana State Prison after being convicted on two felony counts of sexual intercourse without with a minor.
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Rand Paul panders to the libertarians Ann Coulter said she’d ‘drown’ if GOP doesn’t take Senate

Despite his penchant for pandering to them, libertarians are increasingly unwilling to trust Rand Paul’s commitment to their principles.
A conservative Tea Party Express protest of big government and Obamacare in Dallas. Taken September 04, 2009 in Dallas, TX. (Ken Durden / Shutterstock.com)

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union.
This engraving, circa 1845, depicts Erebus and Terror, two of the three ships in the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in search of the Northwest Passage.

How Inuit folklore kept alive story of missing Franklin expedition to Northwest Passage

The ships HMS Erebus and Terror, which sailed from England in the summer of 1845, were aiming to chart the north-west passage. They disappeared into what is now the Canadian Arctic.
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‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate’ by Naomi Klein: review

Klein wants this book to be read by people who don’t read climate-change books.
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Cops say they gunned down handcuffed man because he was armed — but we’re skeptical

Police in Savannah, Georgia, fatally shot a handcuffed man who they say kicked out a patrol car window and tried to escape with a gun.

Map: How Scotland voted in the independence referendum

Click on the council to see number of votes in favor of Yes or No.