Overview of the Bundy case outcome and ongoing land rights concerns

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TweetYum Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons “The federal government’s long efforts to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and members of his family behind bars seems to have come to an end, as U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro today dismissed with prejudice all federal charges against Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and co-defendant […]

CDC: U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decade

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TweetYum The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form of autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 78% increase compared to a decade ago, […]

Forcing Defendant to Decrypt Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules

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TweetYum By David Kravets, Wired.com Forcing a criminal suspect to decrypt hard drives so their contents can be used by prosecutors is a breach of the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. It was the nation’s first appellate court to issue such a finding. And the outcome comes a […]

Maine GOP: Results went to spam

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TweetYum By TIM MAK | Politico.com Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster has admitted that the state party made numerous clerical errors in counting the state’s caucus results — even omitting some votes because emails reporting tallies “went to spam” in an email account. However, Webster insisted that the errors did not change the outcome. […]

NEWSFLASH: Maine GOP to recount caucus votes

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TweetYum By John Richardson, MaineToday AUGUSTA — The Maine Republican Party is reviewing its numbers from the presidential caucuses as pressure grows for a recount. An email sent to county and town chairman this afternoon asks the local officials to resubmit vote totals to the state headquarters. “We are confirming the totals from the presidential […]