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News Media Sue Over Reporters Being Prevented From Viewing Portions Of Botched Okla. Execution

Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.


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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.


A frame grab made from AFPTV footage, reportedly taken on Oct. 9, 2013, shows U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden speaking during his dinner with a group of four retired U.S. ex-intelligence workers and activists at a luxurious room in an unidentified location. (credit: AFPTV/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowden Set To Speak At South By Southwest Conference

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is getting ready to speak at this year’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival.


A group of Texas county commissioners accidentally voted unanimously to approve monetary slavery reparations for American-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Okla. Lawmakers Propose Ban On All Marriages In Response To Gay Marriage Rulings

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation to ban all marriages in the state, if only as a move to keep same-sex marriage illegal while satisfying the U.S. Constitution.


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Woman Puts Middle Finger Christmas Lights Back On Display

A carefully arranged string of Christmas lights that garnered national media attention for its purposeful resemblance to a hand giving the middle finger – which ultimately led to a battle in the courts over Constitutional rights – is once again on display.


U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Federal Report: Homeland Security Must Better Track Excessive Force Among Border Agents

A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of use-of-force policies, but recommended improvements to training and the tracking of such allegations.


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Report Accuses Miss. Schools Of Sending Students To Juvenile Detention For Farting

Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.


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Woman Wants To Keep Middle-Finger Holiday Lights

The holidays may be over, but a Louisiana woman wants to keep a light display on her roof extending a middle finger to her neighbors.


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Judge: Louisiana Woman Can Flip Finger In Holiday Lights

A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.


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Texas Woman Barred From U.S. After She Denied Citizenship

A 20-year-old native Texan says she’s barred from re-entering the country after she denied, under grilling by the U.S. Border Patrol, that she was a U.S. citizen.