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May 22 17:52

'A Warning To Other States': PETA Wins $250,000 Over Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Case

Idaho will pay nearly $250,000 to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to cover the animal rights group’s legal fees, following a lawsuit over a rule that criminalized whistleblowing investigations of the meat industry.

District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill granted PETA’s request on Thursday, months after PETA’s successful lawsuit struck down Idaho’s controversial “ag-gag” law, which the court agreed violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution.

May 22 17:11

How One Arrest Could Change The Culture Of Policing In Baltimore

As prosecutors make the case that Officer Edward Nero made an unlawful arrest of Freddie Gray, a former cop and legal experts say the case could have a lasting influence on policing in the city.

May 22 16:34

‘I Will Not Let You Down’: Trump Promises NRA He’ll End Gun-Free Zones, Attacks Clinton

After receiving the National Rifle Association’s endorsement, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the gun advocacy group that bearing arms “is the most basic human right of all, and Hillary Clinton wants to strip it away.”

May 22 16:14

Squids and the Inner Light of Being

It was an epochal moment for the military and perhaps for all of society. Screwing up her courage, Air Force First Lieutenant Kara-Ann McBee walked into her commander’s office on the D-Ring of the Pentagon and announced that she was a giant squid.

The commander, Colonel R. Boyd Gittim, was stunned. “Squids have lots of arms. Ten, I think.”
“Yessir, ten. But…you see, sir, I feel their presence. Like ectoplasm or something.”

May 22 16:13

First Images Of EgyptAir Plane Wreckage Released By Egyptian Army

The Egyptian army has released pictures of the wreckage of flight MS804 and passengers’ belongings found in the southern Mediterranean.