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Homeschoolers appeal cop’s unwarranted break-in
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Homeschoolers appeal cop’s unwarranted break-in

A homeschool family in New York is asserting their Fourth Amendment rights by appealing a court’s decision made in a police officer’s favor after he broke into their home without a search warrant. Police officer Joseph Buccilli forced his way into LuAnn, Jose...
Report: Concealed-carry permits increasing as gun sales level off
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Report: Concealed-carry permits increasing as gun sales level off

More than 16.3 million American residents now hold concealed weapons permits, according to a new report that says even as gun purchases are leveling off, the rate of folks applying for permission to carry their firearms is still rising. Some 1.83 million ne...
Ryan won’t support censure even though Trump ‘messed up’
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Ryan won’t support censure even though Trump ‘messed up’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a white supremacist rally in Virginia, but said Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for vio...
Missouri state senator who hoped for Donald Trump’s assassination must resign
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Missouri state senator who hoped for Donald Trump’s assassination must resign

This isn't complicated. Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has to go. The Democrat from University City must do the right thing and resign her office immediately for her incendiary Facebook post expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be as...
Not male or female, proposed law would create third gender-neutral option on California IDs
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Not male or female, proposed law would create third gender-neutral option on California IDs

WALNUT CREEK -- Most people use their California driver's license or state-issued ID card to prove their identity at banks, the grocery store, the doctor, or to board a plane at the airport -- without giving it a second thought. But this typical routine cre...
Agitators expected for Trump rally in Phoenix tonight
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Agitators expected for Trump rally in Phoenix tonight

President Donald Trump on Tuesday will hold a campaign-style rally joined by thousands of supporters in Phoenix, Ariz., where protesters will also take to the streets. Trump's rally comes a day after he delivered a prime-time address on his administration's...
England and Wales to ramp up cases against offensive speech online, in social media
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England and Wales to ramp up cases against offensive speech online, in social media

Prosecutors in England and Wales are being told to take online incidents of "hate speech" as seriously as those committed in person. New policy memos by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spell out a new push by the agency to hold people to account for spe...
The media’s glaring double standards on violence and hate
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The media’s glaring double standards on violence and hate

Here's just one example: When protestors pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, NPR reported that they were chanting, "No KKK, No Fascist USA." Actually, they were chanting, "No cops, no KKK, no fascist USA!" Why did NPR omit "No cops"? ...