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Judge Issues Temporary Order Blocking DOD Transfer of U.S. Citizen to Foreign Custody

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued an order this afternoon temporarily blocking the transfer of a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen detained in Iraq out of the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. Lawyers for the Defense Department (DOD) allege the detainee is an ISIS fighter; the American Civil …

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Tennessee Deputy Who Suffered Panic Attack After Firing At Unarmed Man Had Track Record of Lying and Incompetence at Previous Police Department

How unqualified does an aspiring deputy have to be before the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department won’t hire him? In October Reason covered the story of Justin M. Johnson, a deputy in Sevier County, Tennessee, whose bodycam caught him firing wildly and without warning at an …

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Bill Introduced to Stop Civil Forfeiture Funding of DEA Marijuana Eradication Program

Citing waste of taxpayer dollars, shifting public opinion, and constitutional concerns, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) have introduced a bill in Congress that would block funds from the federal government’s controversial asset forfeiture fund from being used for the Drug Enforcement Administration …

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Why This Is TV’s Golden Age!: Podcast

At the dawn of the TV era Americans could choose between one of three channels. Even cornball programs like “My Mother the Car” could command a percentage of viewership that would dwarf today’s juggernauts on streaming video. Is America losing some of its unity as …

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America Shrugs at Trump Paying Porn Star to Keep Quiet About Old Affair

Americans have hardly seemed to care that the president probably had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels and then paid her to keep quiet about it. Let’s hope that keeps. “You’re not crazy,” tweeted The Takeaway host Todd Zwillich on Wednesday evening. “The married …

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Trump’s Idea of ‘Fake News’ Is Much Broader Than His Awards Suggest

Last night the Republican National Committee announced Donald Trump’s “Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards,” most of which highlight bona fide errors of fact. In that respect, these examples are not representative of the way the president generally uses the phrase fake news, an epithet …

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A False Accusation and Unfair Investigation Derailed This Student Athlete’s Life

In 2014, a white female student at the University of Findlay accused two black athletes of sexually assaulting her. The university expelled the two men—a basketball player and a football player—24 hours later, without bothering to interview witnesses who would have contradicted the accusation. According …

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Negative Population Growth Scaremongers High School Kids

American high school students are very worried overpopulation, according to Negative Population Growth (NPG). The group bases this claim on the responses to a questionnaire it distributed to hundreds of 9th- to 12th-grade teachers across the nation. Founded in 1972, during the heyday of overpopulation …

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Real Federalists Need to Step Up to Fight Jeff Sessions’ War on Weed: New at Reason

You would think that the Justice Department has better things to do than to restart a federal war on marijuana or that it would want to stay away from interfering with the will of the people in the 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, …

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Amazon Announces Shortlist for New HQ; Abandon Hope All Ye Who Live in These Cities

Amazon, the mega-site that controls more and more of our daily life by giving us stuff we want at low prices, has announced a shortlist of cities that it’s considering as the location for its “HQ2,” or second headquarters. The list includes the following cities, …

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