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Texas court throws out ‘paternalistic’ ban on ‘upskirt’ photos

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 8-1 that photos are “inherently expressive” – just like paintings, films, and books – and are protected by the First Amendment.

Detroit policeman faces retrial in shooting death of 7-year-old girl

A jury failed to reach a verdict last year for Officer Joseph Weekley, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges in the 2010 death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was sleeping on a couch when officers opened fire.
Author George R.R. Martin attends the 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 New York premiere on March 18, 2014 in New York City (AFP)

‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin campaigns for New Mexico Democrat

George Martin, the mind behind HBO’s massively popular television series Game of Thrones, is throwing his weight behind New Mexico incumbent Senator Tom Udall (D).
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Political opponents smell worse than people you agree with: study

Researchers from Brown, Harvard, and Pennsylvania State University hypothesized that because scent plays a central role in our attraction to potential mates, and because long-term spousal partners tend to share political views, it is likely that an affinity for people who smell like political allies “exists.
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Kentucky longshot Senate candidate’s ‘With Jews We Lose’ slogan not going over well

Robert Ransdell’s name won’t appear on ballots, but county clerks must count write-in votes for the Cincinnati-area coordinator of National Alliance who is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Salt is not the enemy. Guess what ruins your health instead?

Some experts are now suggesting that cutting back on salt is actually bad for your health. They propose that your body needs sodium, and if it is deprived, the kidney secretes an enzyme called renin that can lead to hypertension.
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio forced to return military-grade weapons, vehicles

“It really doesn’t mean anything,” Arpaio said at a press conference on Tuesday. “Look at the handguns. They probably don’t work anyway. We have plenty of our own.”
Air Force Academy Cadets walk onto the field at the start of the graduation ceremony for the US Air Force Academy at Falcon Stadium on May 23, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AFP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Air Force allows members to omit ‘so help me God’ from their service oaths

The U.S. Air Force has reversed its position on requiring enlisted members and officers to swear an oath containing the phrase, “So help me God,” the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office announced today. The Air Force faced a spate of criticism after it informed an unnamed airman that he must recite the words…