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Feds produce over-the-top anti-piracy films

The U.S. government wants you to know, when you buy pirated goods, the terrorists win. A new series of advertisements produced with U.S. taxpayer money is ruffling some feathers among opponents of anti-piracy legislation being considered by Congress. The short films take a highly dramaticized approach to showing the largely…

Virginia governor gives NRA monopoly on teaching gun safety to kids

The Republican governor of Virginia has quietly changed a state law last month that would teach gun safety to elementary school students, mandating that it use a gun safety program run by the NRA. The National Rifle Association exerts considerable influence in American politics, and has recently won a series…