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Legislators Try Again To Draft Drone Regulations

By DAVE COLLINS,  Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers say they are weighing public safety benefits against privacy rights as they take another stab at drafting regulations for drones. 509 more words

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History Repeats Itself: Does Marijuana Prohibition Work?

From the 1920s to 1933, the U.S. outlawed alcohol. This dry legislation was started because leaders of the prohibition movement were concerned with the illicit behavior of drinking Americans. 399 more words

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Franken-McFadden debate: Mines, terrorism, health care

Democratic incumbent Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden debated for the first time in the general election campaign Wednesday morning.

I think both Franken & McFadden accomplished their goals for debate…Franken – no gaffes…McFadden – be the aggressive challenger.

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Sachs takes to sky to mark launch of parasailing regulations

Risking wisecracks about her re-election campaign finally getting off the ground, Delray Beach Democratic Sen. Maria Sachs plans to go parasailing Wednesday to mark the first day that new regulations she sponsored apply to the industry. 280 more words

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Minnesota mom who gave son pot pleads not guilty, challenges charges

A Madison, Minnesota, mother who says she gave her 15-year-old son cannabis to treat his chronic pain pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges.

Angela Brown and her lawyer rejected an offer to settle the case in Lac Qui Parle Court Monday, which means her trial is expected to move forward, … 347 more words

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Secret Service Head Faces Questions On WH Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson… 830 more words

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Governor Brown signed SB967 into law this weekend. You might know it as the “Yes Means Yes” law. It defines sexual consent as a specific affirmative and takes a great big step into the personal space of ambiguity, silence, fear, drunken date rape and the verbal form of blame the victim known as “No Means No”. 251 more words