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Judge: Missouri Police Can't Stop Media Recordings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.

The court order follows a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union that said police tried to stop journalists from recording in Ferguson, where protests have been ongoing since  Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August. 132 more words

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Ohio 'Heartbeat' Bill Re-Emerges For Panel Vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Raised voices and flying gavels were marking a hastily-called hearing in the Ohio House where stringent abortion restrictions resurfaced for a committee vote. 124 more words

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ACLU Challenges NC GOP's Gay Marriage Appeal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for several gay couples say in a legal filing that North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders shouldn’t be allowed to appeal rulings that legalized gay marriage in the state. 103 more words

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Awaiting Ferguson Grand Jury, Activists Drill Protest Tactics

By: Scott Malone

In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way. 567 more words

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Spies in the Skies: Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

Fake Cellphone Towers on Planes Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones

WASHINGTON—Devlin Barrett reports: The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. 436 more words

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San Jose Police Hear Residents' Concerns About Surveillance Drone

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Reaction to the San Jose Police Department’s plans to use a drone ranged from outrage and rejection to measured support at a community meeting Wednesday where residents finally got a chance to sound off on the new technology after months of simmering anger about the secretive purchase. 282 more words

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Call Kurtis: Did I Really Fail Smog? A Free Way to Find Out

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Lakisha Green said a smog station took her money, but didn’t do the whole smog test.

When she said they refused to refund her money, it was time to Call Kurtis. 386 more words

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