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DOJ calls meeting with NYPD over stop-and-frisk

A dozen New York City lawmakers will meet members of Congress and officials from the justice department on Wednesday in the hope of prompting a federal investigation into the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The meeting marks the latest development in a series of efforts launched by legal organizations, policy makers,…

CDC: Teens now favor pot over cigarettes

A study released Friday (PDF) by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that in 2011, for the first time ever, more American teens were smoking marijuana than cigarettes. The CDC’s annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey tracks drug abuse, among other potential destructive behaviors, by surveying high school students across…

U.S. military suicides hit 10-year high

The number of suicides among active duty U.S. troops has risen dramatically over the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period in years past, averaging just under one each day, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. In the first 155 days of the year, there…

Gun imagery used to endorse Republican for Giffords’ open seat

An anti-Muslim super PAC has used a photo of a Republican candidate holding a gun to endorse him for the seat left vacant by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after she was shot in the head last year. As of Friday, Move America Forward PAC (MAFPAC) was still prominently displaying…

Facebook forced to reveal identities of cyberbullies

A mother has won court backing to force Facebook to reveal the identities of cyberbullies who targeted her with a string of abusive messages on the website. Nicola Brookes, 45, was granted a high court order after receiving “vicious and depraved” abuse on Facebook after she posted a comment in…

Facebook opens online center for social apps

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook began rolling out an App Center for mini-programs that plug offerings such as Pinterest or Draw Something into the leading social network. The App Center feature opened its virtual doors in the United States with 600 programs geared for Web browsers as well as those for…

Same sex marriage opponents in Washington seek to overturn law in November

Opponents of Washington’s new same sex marriage law have submitted enough signatures to place a repeal of the law on the November ballot. Preserve Marriage Washington on Wednesday submitted more than 200,000 signatures to the state’s attorney general, well over the number of signatures they needed to qualify Referendum 74…

Romney outraises Obama in May dash for cash

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney thumped President Barack Obama in campaign fundraising in May, and while the incumbent’s team is dismissing the surge, it could sow concern among Democrats five months from the election. Figures released Thursday show Romney outraised Obama for the first time in the White House race,…

North Dakota’s oil boom brings damage along with prosperity

Oil drilling has sparked a frenzied prosperity in Jeff Keller’s formerly quiet corner of western North Dakota in recent years, bringing an infusion of jobs and reviving moribund local businesses. But Keller, a natural resource manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, has seen a more ominous effect of the…

F-16s scramble for Obama aircraft alert

LOS ANGELES — Two F-16 fighters were scrambled Thursday after three small planes violated a flight ban imposed for a fundraising visit by President Barack Obama in California, officials said. The military jets intercepted a Cessna 206 at around 9:00 am (1600 GMT) and a Cherokee PA 28 about 30…

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