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Who's the raisin thief?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government could soon be a relic of history. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday that federal officials can ...

Madison, Wis. is the first city to make atheists a protected class

Discrimination against atheism was banned on Tuesday in Madison, Wis., after a city council vote -- a first in the United States. "Nonreligion" was added as a protected class by the Common Council under the city's equal opportunity ordinance. The leg ...

Pence Guts Religious Freedom Bill, Worries LGBT Still Unhappy

[caption id="attachment_19894" align="alignright" width="300"] Constitution? What Constitution?[/caption]After a week of tumult in Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence signed a legislative fix for the state's "religious freedom" law late Thursday that eliminates ...

St. Louis County police reach out for minority applicants

ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- Solomon Lewis never let go of his boyhood dream of becoming a police officer, even though he was pulled over once for loud music when his car didn't have a working radio and he often felt police targeted him for his race. On Frida ...

Order bars man from smoking inside his DC home

WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary order by a Superior Court judge is keeping one man from lighting up inside his home in the District of Columbia. WJLA-TV reports that Edwin Gray's next door neighbors in northeast Washington have filed a civil suit claim ...

Secret Service embroiled in new scandal

Two senior members of the U.S. Secret Service are the focus of a Homeland Security investigation for allegedly operating a government vehicle while intoxicated, and running the car into a security barricade at the White House. The Washington Post rep ...

Obama's EPA hates your wood burning stove

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country — and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing ...

DC leaders legalize pot despite threats from Congress

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that ...

Police seize property and cash in questionable raids

Thomas Williams was alone that November morning in 2013 when police raided his rural St. Joseph County home, wearing black masks, camouflage and holding guns at their sides. They broke down his front door with a battering ram. "We think you're dealin ...

Drone that crashed at White House operated by Intelligence agency employee

An employee of an obscure Defense Department intelligence agency has admitted flying a drone while drunk and being behind the White House crash, officials said. The man called to report he was behind the security breach in the small hours of Monday m ...


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