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Zoning Laws in New York, San Francisco, and San Jose Cut Americans’ Wages by $8,775

Why is housing in the coastal enclaves so damned expensive? The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New York City is now running at $4,260 a month; in San Francisco, the figure is $4,600. The national average, by contrast, is about $1,300. What gives? …

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State Senator Wants to Stop Incarcerated Sex Offenders from Seeing Pictures of Children

New York State Senator Chris Jacobs has proposed a law that would prohibit any person serving time for a sex offense against a minor from “possessing a depiction of any minor.” Taken literally, the text of the bill makes it a crime for such a …

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UC Santa Cruz: Little Boy Meets the Bully, Little Boy Caves

Find me a sixth grader who does not understand that if you give a bully a quarter, tomorrow he will ask for a dollar. Continue Reading....

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The Path to Obamacare Repeal Is Simple—Don’t Let ACA Centerpiece Get in the Way

Republicans are running out of time. The U.S. Senate must act soon to repeal every word of Obamacare. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) told The Hill, We could repeal all of Obamacare I just dont buy the fact that we cant do that. I agree. Continue …

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California farmer faces $2.8 million fine for plowing his own field

A California farmer faces trial this summer in federal court and a $2.8 million fine for not obtaining a permit to plow soil on his own land, USA Today reported Wednesday. In 2012, John Duarte, owner of Duarte Nursery in Modesto, California, bought 450 acres …

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Suspected armed robber breaks into home, threatens teen. But Dad pulls out handgun and takes aim.

Authorities said Robert MacDonald’s wild night started when the 26-year-old held a knife to an employee at a Dollar General store in Stockbridge, Georgia, just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, grabbed cash from the register, and then jumped into the bed of a pickup truck waiting …

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Trump chides — and possibly physically shoves — NATO allies at summit

During a visit Thursday to the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, President Donald Trump chided — and possibly shoved at least one of — the leaders of the allied nations. In remarks to heads of state at a NATO summit, Trump …

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Trump Orders Leak Investigation As Britain Shuts Down Some Intelligence Sharing With the US

Since November 9 the leaking of secret classified has become something of a competitive sport in Washington. Up until yesterday no one cared about the leaks because they were either hits carried out by the Obama administration, its holdovers, and a handful of disaffected members …

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BREAKING. 4th Circuit Rules Against Trump Travel Ban

This is just in. In yet another setback for the Trump administration, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday refused to lift a nationwide injunction that halted a key provision of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on six predominantly Muslim nations. The …

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Iran Causes An Outbreak Of Bipartisanship In the Senate

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 to expand sanctions against Iran. That vote sets up the possibility of a Senate floor vote in the coming weeks. When Corker introduced the bill in March, he and Republican and Democratic sponsors agreed that tougher steps …

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