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Virginia man named Stoner busted on marijuana charge: police

(Reuters) – A Virginia man with the last name Stoner has been arrested for having $10,000 worth of marijuana plants, police said Thursday. Acting on a tip that Paul Scott Stoner, 42, was selling marijuana to children, police raided his Unionville home last Thursday and discovered the plants, prescription drugs,…

Colorado voters to weigh in on labeling genetically modified ingredients

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) – Colorado voters in November will have their say on a proposition that would require labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMOS. Proponents of GMO labeling initiatives, who say they have the right to know what is in their food, have been gaining…

MN mom facing charges for treating son’s chronic pain in CO with medical marijuana

A Minnesota mother was charged with two misdemeanors after giving her teenage son medicinal marijuana to help alleviate pain from a traumatic brain injury. Angela Brown said an acquaintance apparently reported her to family services after taking her 15-year-old son, Trey, to Boulder, Colorado, in the spring to buy medical…

Actor Kevin Sorbo: Ferguson unrest let black protesters be the ‘animals’ they ‘truly are’

Conservative actor Kevin Sorbo ranted on Facebook this week that African-American protesters in Ferguson had shown themselves to be “animals” and “losers” following the death of slain teen Michael Brown. “Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” he wrote. “It is an excuse…

Florida man beaten up by bar patrons after leaving kids in car to go drink beer

Police arrested a Florida man who was beaten bloody by fellow bar patrons after they learned he left his three children in the car to drink beer. Officers found 28-year-old Joshua Delong bleeding on the floor of Dr. B’s Bar in Ocala after a security guard called police to report…

Paul Ryan: If there is government shutdown this year, blame the Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S. government shutdown this year, he told a Washington newspaper, saying he thought they would fund federal agencies through the upcoming elections. Ryan, a Wisconsin representative who chairs the House Budget Committee, told the Washington newspaper…

Athlete accused of rape recruited to Tulsa, where he raped at least one more woman: suit

A student accused the University of Tulsa of running an illegal and unfair investigation into her claims that a star athlete sexually assaulted her after he was accused of a similar crime at a previous campus. The woman reported to Tulsa police in January that she had been raped by…

Mother finds Seattle school district ignored ‘numerous’ rapes, including her daughter’s

A Seattle mother who began looking into the Seattle School District after it refused to investigate the alleged rape of her daughter for six months said that she has found “numerous” other sexual assaults that had also been ignored. A 15-year-old Garfield High School girl told authorities in 2012 that…

Religious conservatives urge people to stop taking ‘ALS Challenge’ because it kills babies

Kevin McCullough of the American Family Association is urging his followers not to take “the ALS Challenge” because doing so will “kill” unborn children, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports. The ALS Challenge is a viral movement that hopes to spread awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — also known as…

Sheriffs across US drawing on right-wing fringe ideas to decide which laws to enforce

Sheriffs are increasingly refusing to enforce gun laws they have determined to be unconstitutional, reported News 21. Although the U.S. Constitution does not mention sheriffs, the position is listed in state constitutions – and most of the nation’s 3,080 sheriffs are elected, and not appointed like state and city police…

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