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When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply

For the next six years until legislators corrected their error, the oldest profession was not a crime in Rhode Island — and public health and public safety substantially improved as a result, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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The NSA Is Totally Passing Around Your Sexy Selfies

Anyway, an NSA spokeswoman told Forbes that this kind of thing is, you know, totally frowned upon. “NSA is a professional foreign-intelligence organization with a highly trained workforce, including brave and dedicated men and women from our armed forces,” she said.

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New York City's soda ban is dead. For good. And NY Judge Susan P. Read is an Idiot

To do so, the dissent, authored by Judge Susan P. Read, argues that rules adopted by the city health department are on par with state law.

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Every Child in Scotland to Be Supervised by State-Appointed Busybody

This idea grows out of the conviction that Free-Range Kids (my bookblog, and movement), exists to extinguish: That all children are in danger at all times, and hence need constant oversight.

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About That Creepy Biometric Database, FBI, We'd Like to Know a Bit More

Yesterday, 32 organizations from across the political spectrum, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and R Street Institute, asked Attorney General Eric Holder…

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"Every single VA senior executive received an evaluation of 'fully successful' or better over a 4-year period."

Even though veterans were dying, and books were being cooked, every single VA senior executive received an evaluation of “fully successful” or better over a 4-year period.

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We Live in Amazing Times: Paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand

Ian Burkhart was able to open and close his fist and even pick up a spoon during the first test of the chip, giving hope to millions of accident victims and stroke sufferers of a new bionic era of movement through thought.

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