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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Attends SCOTUS Meeting Today; First Appearance In Weeks

The Hill is reporting that 85-year-old US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) attended a “justices’ private conference” at the court today (2/15/19) after a lengthy absence following surgery in late December. Justice Ginsberg suffered a fall last November in which she suffered broken ribs; during a medical examination, “cancerous nodules” were noticed on......

In Illinois? If You Want To Buy A Gun, First Hand Over A List Of Your Social Media Accounts

A Democratic Party state lawmaker in Illinois has introduced legislation that requires people aiming to purchase a gun to first submit their social media accounts to authorities. The goal, the lawmaker says, is to keep the citizenry safe from potential gun owners who may be mentally ill and/or violent and whose social media accounts show......

Arizona Lawmakers Aim To Declare Porn A Health Crisis

Arizona Republican state Rep. Michelle Udall has introduced a non-binding bill to the Arizona legislature that would declare pornography a “public health crisis.” The bill is based on language derived from so-called “model legislation” drafted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. According to AZCENTRAL, the measure passed through the Arizona House Committee on Health......

Maine Man Torched Trump Sign, Police Say; News Stories Bury ‘Trump’ Part

A 39-year-old man who lives in Wells, Maine was indicted for arson for setting fire to a homemade political sign promoting President Donald Trump, according to police in South Berwick, Maine. Police announced the indictment Friday, February 8, saying it occurred Tuesday, February 5. The incident, according to a written statement from South Berwick police,......

SNL’s Trump Impersonator Alec Baldwin Takes Plea Deal, Will Attend Anger Management Class

At a Manhattan court hearing this week, Alec Baldwin, 60, noted comedic actor and Saturday Night Live Trump impersonator, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of harassment stemming from a Nov. 2, 2018 parking spot incident and will attend a one-day anger management class as punishment. He had also faced a misdemeanor assault charge......

Bishops Must Boot New York Governor Andrew Cuomo From Catholic Church for New All-Nine-Months Abortion Law, D.C. Pastor Says

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should be denied communion and possibly excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church for signing into a law a bill that allows abortion up to the point of birth, a Washington D.C. pastor says. “It is time to end the charade, even the lie, that Andrew Cuomo and others like him......

Japan Supreme Court Declares “Sterilization” Constitutional; Required Before Legal Recognition Of Gender Change

The Supreme Court of Japan has declared a Japanese law constitutional that requires people who seek legal recognition of their gender change to first undergo surgical sterilization. The Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports that the court ruling “was intended to prevent ‘problems’ in parent-child relations that could lead to societal ‘confusion’ and ‘abrupt changes’ in society.”......

California: Pot Tax Revenues Not So High; Black Market Flourishes

Tax revenues in California gleaned from legal pot sales are not as high as expected, and one expert claims that burdensome taxes on the growing pot industry are “driving consumers” to the black market where pot is cheap. According to a report by the Associated Press, projected revenues from markets opened up after last year’s......

Boston Celtics Hold First-Ever ‘LGBTQA Pride Night’

The Boston Celtics celebrated the team’s first-ever “LGBTQA Pride Night” on Wednesday, January 9. “LGBTQA” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual.” The term does not include “I,” which is occasionally added for “intersex,” or the plus sign (“+”), which is occasionally added to mean “and allies.”  The Boston Red Sox have held six......

In May ’19, Kansas Teen To Graduate From High School –– AND Harvard

By all accounts 16-year-old Braxton Morals is a bright young man. Very bright. In May 2019, the Kansas teenager is expected to graduate from Ulysses High School with a high school diploma. Ten days later, he will travel to Cambridge, MA, to turn the tassel with the Class of 2019 at Harvard and receive a......

US-China Researchers Claim Wind Speeds, And Wind Power-Generation Potential, Have Declined

Researchers in China and the United States have found evidence that wind speeds, and the potential power generation such speeds allow, have been decreasing in the Northern Hemisphere since 1979. The findings are published in the January 2019 edition of Energy. Using data collected from 1979 to 2016 and gathered from “over 1000 weather stations......