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Federal court rules that DMV may ban pro-life license plates as ‘patently offensive’

A federal appeals court has ruled that New York can ban pro-life license plates as “patently offensive” messages that might drive someone to “road rage.”

Report: George W. Bush volunteered to officiate a gay wedding

George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush attend the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen (Susan Biddle, AP)

This year, journalists have been asking practically every Republican candidate whether they would attend a gay wedding—and have received a wide variety of answers.

Univ. of Texas professor: Americans can’t handle owning guns

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In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

President Obama couches climate change as national security ‘threat’ in commencement speech

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Obama spoke of global warming’s looming threat during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday.

Federal judge deals blow to D.C. gun-control law

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U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. placed a hold on a Washington, D.C., requirement that he believed took away residents’ Second Amendment rights.

GOP candidates leave room to grow on immigration reform

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The 2016 Republican presidential field is trying to leave room to evolve on immigration for the general election. TIME magazine recently distributed a questionnaire to many likely and announced Republican hopefuls, asking them the following: 1. Do you support an eventual pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently residing in the U.S., and if so, under what […]

Republicans split over allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military

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House Republicans are in the midst of a civil war on the issue of allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military. Leading one side is Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who represents a swing district near Denver and is a prospective 2016 Senate candidate. On the other side of the ideological spectrum is conservative Rep. Mo […]

Planned Parenthood spent Mother’s Day plugging abortion

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Planned Parenthood spent Mother’s Day celebrating abortion, complete with cheery e-cards.

A city demanded this church take down pro-life signs or face charges–but they claim it’s discrimination

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A church in Harrisonburg, Virginia was nearly forced to take down several pro-life signs displayed on their property.

In showdown with Rand Paul, Homeland Security Sec calls legal justification for NSA ‘beyond my competence’

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Rand Paul spent Wednesday going head to head with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, demanding to know whether Johnson could justify the government’s bulk data collection under the Fourth Amendment.

Congress proposes last-minute NSA reform bill, reauthorizing Patriot Act provisions

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It’s getting down to the wire for Congress to pass NSA reform and reauthorize the Patriot Act before certain provisions sunset in June.

The new ‘Call of Duty’ game was inspired by Edward Snowden

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 takes place within the story of “the largest leak of intelligence in military history,” involving pages of redacted security documents that spill closely-held government secrets. Sound familiar?

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

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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.