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Police increasingly use Facebook to solve crimes. Here’s why that’s a dangerous practice.

These days, everything happens on social media–including solving crime.

Police seized an 11-year-old from his mother because he defended marijuana legalization at school

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One Kansas school apparently found a child’s earnest defense of marijuana legalization so threatening they called the police on his mother.

Panicked liberal students demand ‘trigger warnings,’ ‘safe spaces’ when a conservative woman visits campus

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Trigger warning: this story contains an unbelievable amount of clueless hand-wringing from pampered college students who think hearing from someone who disagrees with them is literally an act of aggression against their person.

Poll: Most millennials approve of Edward Snowden–but many still haven’t heard of him

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The ACLU polled millennials in several countries, and found that the majority of young people have a favorable opinion of Edward Snowden.

What Uber has to do with the net neutrality debate

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Is Uber’s success an argument for or against regulating the internet? Depends on who you ask.

How an Uber driver with a concealed handgun saved passersby from a gunman’s rampage

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Free idea for Uber: offer gun-toting drivers as a premium safety service.

The Denver PD endorsed 4/20 celebrations by jamming to some Chamillionaire

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In honor of 4/20, the Denver Police Department tweeted this delightful message to Colorado citizens:

Congress may give NSA reform one last chance before Patriot Act provisions expire

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Congress may try to rush through one last attempt at passing NSA reform before several Patriot Act provisions sunset in June.

The TSA taught Disney World employees to spot terrorists through yawning and throat-clearing

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Disneyland, where dreams come true and TSA-trained employees are watching your every yawn and fidget and marking you down as a possible terrorist.

Marijuana: Not just for stoners any more, according to these artful stock photos

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The media always loves to accompany stories about marijuana policy with bad puns and pictures of stoners.

Cruz, Rubio, and Santorum give three different answers on whether they would attend a gay wedding

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Which 2016 candidates–declared or otherwise–would attend the gay marriage of a loved one?

Poll: Millennials are the most optimistic about their financial future

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Crippling college debt aside, young people are feeling pretty good about their prospects of late.

Chuck Grassley: VA wrongly places ‘disproportionate’ number of veterans on gun ban list

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding the Justice Department account for the fact that a “disproportionate” share of those on a “mental defective” gun ban list are veterans.

Rand Paul slams Loretta Lynch for her ‘herculean confiscation of private property’

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Rand Paul is not letting up on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Cory Booker channels Rand Paul: ‘Let’s stop the pot hypocrisy’

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Is Rand Paul’s congressional bromance partner Cory Booker stealing his lines now?

The man who may spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime nobody thinks he committed

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The case of Michael McAlister encapsulates dozens of aspects of the broken justice system in one horrifying story.

TSA agents caught faking alerts in order to grope attractive passengers

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If you’ve ever gotten a pat-down at Denver International Airport, prepare to be horrified.

Chris Christie: As president, ‘I will crack down and not permit’ states to legalize weed

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Chris Christie, unlike some of his likely 2016 opponents, appears to have no interest in courting the weed legalization crowd.

Bill would stop the federal government from forcing gun buyers to disclose their race and ethnicity

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In 2012, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) slipped a little-noticed new provision into one of their forms, requiring gun buyers to declare the race and ethnicity.

From guns to pot, here are the liberties Hillary Clinton doesn’t want you to have

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In light of Hillary Clinton’s big announcement, we thought you could use a refresher on a few of the liberties Clinton would rather you not have—from gun rights to privacy rights.