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Armored vehicle sent to collect fine from 75-year-old

A small Wisconsin town sent an armored vehicle and 24 armed officers to collect a civil fine from a 75-year-old man. Roger Hoeppner is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit after authorities came out in force to collect an $80,000 civil fine stemming ...

ACLU study blasts 'unchecked rise' of surveillance cameras in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Surveillance cameras throughout the city have created a Big Brother "web of surveillance" that threatens the basic rights of the public, according to a new study by the ACLU of Missouri. "We are becoming a surveillance society," said Jef ...

Radioactive material cleaned from Boise apartment

[caption id="attachment_21422" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Low-level radioactive material is being cleaned from a Boise apartment, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating why the two people ...

Utah congressmen oppose federal land grab for yellow-billed cuckoo

SALT LAKE CITY - Two Utah congressmen say the public needs more time to weigh in on a "sweeping" proposal to designate more than a half-million acres as critical habitat for the Western yellow- billed cuckoo. Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Chris ...

Americans express dissatisfaction with Obama government

[caption id="attachment_1638" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease ab ...

U.S. to pay $554M to settle Navajo mismanagement claims

The Navajo Nation and the U.S. government have agreed to a $554 million settlement of claims that tribal resources were mismanaged. Ben Shelly, president of the Navajo Nation, said town hall meetings will be held on the country's largest Native Ameri ...

DC City Council wants to ban American Indian nicknames

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital. Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill Tuesday that would force two schools in the District of Columbia ...

Democrat council rejects 'In God We Trust' motto

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania county council has voted 8-6 against posting the national motto, "In God We Trust," in its chambers. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald had threatened to veto the measure, which he called "a movement by the r ...

Rahm Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage

[caption id="attachment_2220" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the ...

Social Security spent $300M on IT boondoggle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near read ...


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