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Texas license plate case examines the ‘value’ of offensive speech

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It’s simple enough to hold a personal view that hates the content of a speech, yet defends the messenger’s right to say it. 890 more words

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California Reportedly Imposes 'First-Ever' Water Restrictions


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Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses, and farms, states CNN.

The restrictions order cities and towns in the state to reduce usage by 25%.

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5SOS'S Ashton Irwin On Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction: 'I'M EXCITED TO HEAR HIS VOICE AGAIN ONE DAY'

5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin said he’s ‘excited’ to hear ex-band-member Zayn Malik’s voice again ‘one day’ following his departure from One Direction; which is good news since TODAY IS THAT DAY and his song with Naughty Boy I Won’t Mind… 135 more words

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Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state’s biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay. 1,022 more words

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Mike Pence flip-flops on Indiana's license-to-discriminate law, says it 'doesn't need to be fixed'

Daily Kos

At Tuesday’s train wreck of a press conference to defend Indiana’s new license-to-discriminate law, Gov. Mike Pence spent nearly 45 minutes alternating between… 108 more words

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Bill O'Reilly Talks About His Own Movie As News


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Recently, on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program “The Factor,” the news O’Reilly talked about was…his own book and movie.

He defended allegations that his book was a “Tea Party version” of Jesus’ life (per the British newspaper The Guardian). 115 more words

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The Class of Civilizations meets the stone age brain

In 1993 Samuel Huntington published a book called The Clash of Civilizations. The premise of the book was that conflicts would no longer be between nation-states, but between the East and West. 438 more words

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