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ACLU sues Missouri cops for records of alleged racial profiling

Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Friday in hopes of forcing a Missouri police department to hand over records they believe will reveal that a senior officer regularly ordered others officers to concentrate on minorities. A whistleblower came forward about the…

SEC: Bitcoin banker’s $4.5 million investment fund was a giant Ponzi scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Tuesday that a Texas man who ran an online investment fund that traded in the virtual currency Bitcoin was actually operating a giant Ponzi scheme that grew to over $4.5 million in value before collapsing. In its advisory, the SEC unmasked Trendon T.…

Consumer group: Auto insurance costs more without a college degree

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) warned on Monday (PDF) that auto insurance customers without college degrees or high-ranking jobs may be paying too much, subject to a unique form of “discrimination” that it says a handful of major national insurers regularly employ. The CFA was able to determine which…

Austin man arrested for burning police horse with cigarette

An Austin, Texas man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with a state jail felony after allegedly burning a police horse with a cigarette. Tyrone Branch Jr., 23, reportedly began interfering with the police animal in the early hours of Sunday morning after drinking alcohol in the hours leading up…

Amputees face tens of thousands in out-of-pocket costs for replacement limbs

Amputees across the U.S. are facing increasing costs for prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation services due to insurance coverage limits, according to The Associated Press, and little help is on the horizon from the Affordable Care Act. Heather Abbott, who lost a foot due to injuries sustained in the Boston Marathon…

O’Reilly blames unwed black mothers for violent crimes

During a Monday night rant on the conservative Fox News Channel, Republican opinion host Bill O’Reilly personally diagnosed the black community’s problems, lecturing that violent crime rate is due to “personal” choices made by single black mothers and insisting that more parental discipline and increasingly harsh penalties for drug crimes…

NYT editor: ‘Disruptive’ Nate Silver never ‘fit into the Times culture’

Famed polling analyst Nate Silver was quietly seen by some at The New York Times as “disruptive” and many were glad to see him depart for ESPN, editor Margaret Sullivan disclosed in a blog post on Monday. “I don’t think Nate Silver ever really fit into the Times culture and…

Sen. Ted Cruz’ dad: America would be like Cuba without Ronald Reagan

Speaking to a Christian Broadcasting Network reporter over the weekend, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) insisted that the U.S. would have been in a state today that resembles Cuba’s communist regime, were it not for the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Raw Story readers last saw Rafael Cruz earlier…

Judge freezes North Dakota’s extreme 6-week abortion ban

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against a North Dakota law that bans abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy, siding with reproductive health advocates and stating in no uncertain terms that the law is clearly unconstitutional. “There is no question that North Dakota H.B. 1456 is in direct…

Tea party senator would rather shut down the government than implement Obamacare

Appearing Monday morning on “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said he and a handful of fellow Republican senators are preparing to go all-out to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, up to and including refusing to pass a bill funding the government if it includes funding…

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