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Syria regime firing ‘Scud-style missiles,’ says NATO

NATO has accused the Syrian regime of firing Scud-style missiles at rebels, amid Russian criticism that the West’s “dangerous” stance risks bringing chaos to the country and beyond. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday called the Syrian army’s use of missiles against rebels an act of…

Conservative federal judge: Reinstate assault weapons ban

The federal judge who sentenced Jared Loughner — the man responsible for killing six people and critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona last year — wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that said the assault weapons ban, as well as a ban on high-capacity magazines, shoiuld…

Russian parliament finalizes U.S. adoption ban

Russia’s lower house of parliament has given final approval to a contentious bill that retaliates against a new US human rights measure by barring Americans from adopting the country’s children. Washington swiftly slammed the move saying Russian children would be harmed by the measure. The State Duma passed the bill…

Judge puts hold on ‘reparative therapy’ ban for minors

A federal appeals court blocked a California law banning “reparative therapy” or therapy that attempts to turn gay people heterosexual, for minors, reported the AP. The ban, signed into law a few months ago by the California legislature, will not go into effect on Jan. 1 as scheduled. The law…

Largest marijuana dispensary in U.S. under threat of eviction

The landlords of the country’s largest medical marijuana dispensary argued in federal court Dec. 20 that they should be able to evict Harborside Health Center, located in Oakland, Calif. A U.S. attorney began civil forfeiture proceedings this past summer, and the landlords claim their property will be seized unless they…

Senate passes NDAA without indefinite detention ban, Sen. Paul calls it ‘abomination’

The Senate voted 81-14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which lacks a ban on indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, and now President Obama must decide whether or not he will sign it, reported the Huffington Post. He had previously threatened a veto because it does not allow for…

Iowa court: Woman can be fired for being ‘irresistible’

The Iowa Supreme Court — comprised entirely of men — ruled Friday, 7-0, that a dentist was within his right to fire an assistant when he and his wife deemed her a marriage threat, reported the AP. Melissa Nelson, 32, had been an employee of James Knight, 53, for a…

Minnesota state rep plans to push bill allowing armed teachers

A Minnesota state representative plans to introduce a bill allowing teachers to bear arms in the classroom in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting that left over two dozen dead, reported Minnesota Public Radio. In a statement to the radio station, Rep. Tony Cornish said that it’s…

‘Alien’-looking children’s skulls found in Mexican cemetery

An recent archeological dig discovered a cemetery in Mexico that contained “alien”-looking children’s skulls, reported ABC News. Of the 25 total skulls found, 13 of them, roughly 1,000 years old, have purposefully “deformed heads” in shapes reminiscent of the aliens on the old SNL skit “The Coneheads.” Cristina Garcia Moreno,…

Boehner: ‘God only knows’ next step in fiscal fight

With a Republican effort to raise taxes on millionaires shot down by conservatives in his own party, House Speaker John Boehner could be forgiven his thoughts Friday on how to avoid the fiscal cliff: “God only knows.” With just 10 days before tax rates rise on all Americans and deep…

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