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July 25  • 

New York City allows “poor door” separating rich from regular folks

What’s most repulsive is the implication that it’s an affront to the rich to walk beside a a neighbor who struggles to make ends meet.

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July 23  • 

Implications for cultural groups as judge dismisses Insane Clown Posse lawsuit against FBI

Major implications for cultural groups as judge dismisses Insane Clown Posse lawsuit against FBI for classifying "Juggalos" as a gang.

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July 15  • 

9 famous spite houses built to annoy the neighbors

Spite houses, many built in the 18th and 19th century, are often oddly shaped and built with the express purpose of annoying the neighbors.

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July 9  • 

Supreme Court rejects Google’s wiretapping appeal, curbs tech industry power 

The Supreme Court sides with lower court, holding that Google illegally wiretapped users' home networks and misused data.

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July 8  • 

Why the Hobby Lobby decision is a stunning setback for women’s rights

The Supreme Court's decision is a radical departure from prior law and has monumental implications for over half of America's workforce.

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July 8  • 

New York City reaches historic settlement in ‘Central Park jogger’ case

Shoddy police work and mayoral pressure to “clean up” the city ended up adding more victims to the already unspeakable crime.

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June 30  • 

Why the odious ‘no-fly’ list is now a constitutional no-go

Amir, and tens of thousands of others on the no-fly list, will be watching to see that the government complies with this decision.

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June 30  • 

New York bans pet tattooing and piercing

Sale of “gothic kittens” on Ebay inspires New York lawmakers to outlaw piercing or tattooing your pets for non-medical purposes.

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June 26  • 

Red, white and booze: Understanding lesser-known drinking laws this July 4th

Laws to know — DUI checkpoints, drinking while boating, open containers in RVs — for a safe, fun Fourth of July.

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June 23  • 

US Supreme Court soon to decide on pivotal, divisive issues

The eleventh hour: birth control, cell phone searches and the last few issues facing the Supreme Court this 2013-2014 term.

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