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Prosecutor obsessed with jailing MN mom who treated son with marijuana oil to stop painful seizures

A Minnesota prosecutor will proceed with a child endangerment case against a mother who provided medical marijuana to her son — despite the fact that the state recently passed a law allowing cannabis oil to be used for medical purposes.
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Recuse yourself! Conservatives freak out after Ruth Bader Ginsburg slams Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court justice said in a lengthy interview with The New Republic that the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision would be a “worst-case” scenario – particularly for non-affluent women.
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New California law eliminates ‘gay panic’ as a defense for attacks on LGBT people

Attorneys have successfully used the defense in the past, getting reductions in their clients’ sentences for hate crimes because the victims supposedly “came on” to their attackers, causing the defendant to react violently.
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Tracy Morgan: Walmart is blaming me for injuries caused by their truck driver’s crash

“I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong,” Morgan said in a statement.
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Don’t like needles? Futuristic new pill could inject drugs directly into your gut

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have designed a capsule that can deliver drugs more efficiently and effectively than injections under the skin.
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Cop cleared after shooting unarmed man complying with order to remove hands from waistband

Taylor’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his death was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit for driving. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant and wrote about his fear of returning to jail in a series of Facebook posts in the days before he was killed.
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How right-wing conservatives are dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos, too

Many Republicans have been depicting ISIS not primarily as a foreign concern, but as a domestic threat that may portend the invasion of America via our southern border with Mexico.
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Private prison worker tried to have inmate murdered: report

First it was drug smuggling and sex acts with inmates. Now it’s murder for hire.
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After strip club video contradicts police claims, jury sides with Oregon man beaten by cops

“Sorry this happened to you,” said juror Justin Browning after the trial. “It must be vindication. I know you’ve been through a lot.”