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Court Rules Middle Finger Protected by Constitution

March 25, 2019

An appeals court has ruled that a woman who flashed a police officer her middle finger was exercising free speech, “The New York Times” reported. Debra L. Cruise-Gulyas received an increased fine for “giving the finger” to an officer after receiving her initial traffic ticket. That decision has been overturned, ruling that the gesture is protected under the First Amendment. Learn more about the American “Free Speech Tradition” and its intricacies. […]

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Boeing Grounds Entire Fleet of 737 Max Aircraft in Light of New Evidence

March 18, 2019

Boeing has chosen to ground all of its 737 Max airplanes, BBC News reported Thursday, March 14. The decision follows reports that recent satellite data shows similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash March 10 and another fatal crash in Indonesia last October. It’s a tragic misstep in the evolution of aircraft design. […]

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Dairy Drivers Win Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit over Oxford Comma

March 17, 2019

A year ago, drivers for Oakhurst Dairy won a lawsuit against the company for lost pay due to a dispute in Maine labor laws. Faced with the complaint that the state’s stipulations of overtime pay were too confusing, Oakhurst Dairy settled for $5 million, according to The New York Times. This anniversary invites a re-examination of modern punctuation guidelines. […]

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Cohen Testifies to Congress Regarding Trump, Emails, Stormy Daniels

March 2, 2019

Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer and “fixer” for President Donald Trump, testified in front of Congress last week. Cohen made serious claims about President Trump’s involvement in a number of controversies that have plagued his administration. Which historic incidents in U.S. presidential history do these controversies reflect? […]

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Coast Guard Officer Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Terror Attack

February 28, 2019

Police arrested U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson for allegedly plotting a domestic terrorism attack, according to reports by NPR. Hasson, 49, possessed a weapons stockpile and a list of civilian targets when police apprehended him on February 15. What can we learn about terrorist agendas from this incident? […]

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Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Crumbles, Chicago Police Say

February 27, 2019

“Empire'” actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for staging an alleged hate crime against himself, Chicago Police said. However, this incident has many forebears in copycat crimes and other hoaxes. Which fraudulent crimes have made waves in the United States? […]

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Texas Man Charged with Assaulting Stepdaughter’s Bully

February 25, 2019

Police in Deer Park, Texas, have arrested area resident James Olander Peace for slapping a 12-year-old boy in the face, according to a report by Houston’s ABC affiliate. Peace’s wife, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he was defending her daughter from the boy’s bullying. How can we prevent—or at least minimize—bullying centered around our kids? […]

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