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WA Bill Would Ban Guns From School Board Meetings

NPR reports: Guns and other weapons would be banned from election-related locations and at school board meetings in Washington under a pair of proposals that received a public hearing in the Democratically-controlled state Legislature on Wednesday. In addition, people would be prohibited from openly carrying firearms at local government meetings — such as meetings of city councils. Violations would be …

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Pharma Douche Banned From Industry, Must Pay $65M

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge on Friday ordered Martin Shkreli to return $64.6 million in profits he and his company reaped from inflating the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim and barred him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote came several weeks after a …

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FedEx Seeks Anti-Missile Lasers For Some Cargo Planes

Politico reports: Package delivery giant FedEx wants to equip some of its aircraft with military-style missile countermeasures, which could allow it to continue flying over contested areas that might otherwise be closed to air traffic, according to a filing posted by the FAA. In a notice of this “special condition” posted Friday, the FAA dryly observed that its design standards …

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Body Of FL Marriage Equality Activist Found In Landfill

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Jorge Diaz-Johnston, whose body was found Saturday in a Jackson County landfill, was a plaintiff in a historic lawsuit that ended with Miami-Dade becoming the first county in the state to legalize same-sex marriages. Jorge was last seen Jan. 3 in the 2800 block of Remington Green Circle near his workplace, according to the Tallahassee Police …

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Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down New US House Map

The Columbus Dispatch reports: The Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional district map Friday, saying Republicans violated the Ohio Constitution by drawing districts that favored GOP candidates. Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor was, once again, a key vote in the 4-3 decision to reject the map, which could have given Republicans as much as a 12-3 …

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GOP Rep Who Voted To Impeach Trump Will Retire

The Washington Post reports: Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) said Friday he will not seek another term in Congress, becoming the third of the 10 Republicans who voted last year to impeach former president Donald Trump to announce their retirement. In a statement posted to his Facebook page, Katko, 59, said that he made the decision “so that I can enjoy …

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Catholic Diocese Apologizes For Asking Court To Decide Whether Child Victim “Took Pleasure” In Rape By Priest

ABC News reports: A Catholic diocese in Poland apologized today for having asked a court to determine whether a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest is gay, and whether the sexual contact may have consequently been pleasurable for him. Following wide criticism, the Bielsko-Zywiec diocese said that its letter to the court should not have …

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One Million Moms Vs “Perverted” Dating App Hinge

Via email from hate group leader Monica Cole: Hinge is attempting to normalize same-sex relationships in its latest commercial that features both heterosexual couples and homosexual couples. Its most recent ad, currently airing on television, appears to have gay and lesbian couples as its focus. Hinge obviously wants to make it clear where it stands on this controversial topic instead …

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China To Ban Flights From US Ahead Of 2022 Olympics

CNN Business reports: People trying to fly from the United States to China may soon be confronted with an unthinkable scenario: Starting next week, there are likely to be no commercial flights bound for the country as Beijing tries to keep coronavirus infections out ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beginning January 19 and continuing for at least two weeks, …

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“Patriots” Lose Challenge To CT Childhood Vax Policies

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that eliminated Connecticut’s long-standing religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities, saying the state has an interest in protecting the health of Connecticut’s students. In a 33-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton said the …

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