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Officer reassigned after issuing 'pot tickets'

SEATTLE (AP) – A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014. 134 more words


Senate Takes Up Bill that Would Punish Colleges for Screwing Up Campus Rape Cases

Eighteen-year-old Anna went off to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York last year, where she says she was raped 16 days into her freshman year.


New lawsuit in destructive Chinese drywall cases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes are again suing the manufacturers. And the lawsuit adds a new defendant — the Chinese commission that oversees 117 companies including in aerospace, nuclear power and electronics. 94 more words


Richard Dawkins Tweets About Rape, Is Still the Worst

One of the most depressing things about online discussion — or any discussion, really — is that it’s the people who shout loudest who tend to get heard. 1,616 more words


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Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

DETROIT (AP) — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests. 462 more words


3 long-time Putin cronies hit with EU sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — An official European Union document shows three long-time Putin cronies are among eight people who have been hit with new EU sanctions… 112 more words


Ayo Can I Borrow A Dollar? Indiana Man Wins Lottery Twice In 3 Months

The odds of winning the Hoosier Lottery are one in more than two million. Winning it twice in three months would seem impossible unless your name is Robert Hamilton. 87 more words

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