Daily Archives: 06/27/2014

Federal Court Rules That Gay Couples Have Constitutional Right to Marry


Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Associated Press | Reader Supported News | June 36, 2014 he first ruling by a federal appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately … Continue reading

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Judge Upholds Order Demanding Release of CIA Torture Accounts


Spencer Ackerman | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | June 26, 2014 US government loses attempt to keep accounts of torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri secret   military judge has rejected the US government’s attempts to keep accounts of the … Continue reading

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Police armed with heavy weaponry throughout the US


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Obama asks Congress to send weapons to Syrian rebels


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The Pentagon’s Slush Fund Is Arming a War Zone on Main Street


Sadhbh Walshe | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | June 26, 2014 We’re winding down conflicts abroad, but America’s militarized police forces have access to a veritable firearms sale funnelling from Washington on down to the local station house   … Continue reading

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SCOTUS’ Meaningless Ruling on Recess Appointments


Jim Newell | Salon | Reader Supported News | June 26, 2014 SEE ALSO: High Court Rebukes Obama on Recess Appointments The Court ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments were illegal. Here’s why they’re too late   his morning the Supreme … Continue reading

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Federal: Lawmakers Amend Farm Bill To Permit State Sanctioned Hemp Cultivation


NORML | June 26, 2014 Federal lawmakers included language in the 2014 omnibus Farm Bill authorizing states to sponsor industrial hemp research absent federal reclassification of the plant. The change in law allows for licensed farmers to legally grow hemp … Continue reading

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Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer


NORML | June 26, 2014 Toronto, Canada: Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print … Continue reading

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