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College Football Player Who Lost Scholarship Over YouTube Vidoes Can Sue School, Court Rules

A federal court has ruled that Donald De La Haye, a former kicker for the University of Central Florida Golden Knights who lost his scholarship and his place on the football team after making some money off a popular YouTube account, can sue his former …

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Trump Blasts Pfizer for High Drug Prices

Both before and after he became president, Donald Trump has talked about reducing drug prices, though he has rarely offered much in the way of details about how he’d do it. This week he singled out Pfizer, the massive pharmaceutical conglomerate, for a little Twitter …

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Police Seized Property of Close to 1,000 People in Michigan—Without Ever Convicting Them of Crimes

Close to 1,000 people in Michigan had their property seized by police or government officials last year even though they were neither convicted nor sometimes even charged with committing a crime. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we have this information at …

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Neighbor Calls Cops on 11-Year-Old Black Boy With a Paper Route

An Ohio mom and her two sons had their paper route interrupted last week when a police car pulled them over. It seemed curious that police would be interested in the family, as they hadn’t done anything to warrant the attention of authorities. But as …

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FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Someone While Dancing Gets to Keep His Gun

A judge has ruled that an FBI agent can keep his gun after the agent accidentally shot a patron in a Denver nightclub while dancing. A video showing FBI agent Chase Bishop, 29, dancing at Mile High Spirits went viral in June. A crowd circled …

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Still Fearing Antifa Supersoldiers, Republicans in Congress Declare War on Masks: Reason Roundup

Unmasking GOP hypocrisy and hysteria. Legislation introduced by three Republican representatives would make it a federal crime to engage in political protest while wearing a mask. Just in case there was any confusion that this is a bill explicitly targeting their political opponents while trashing …

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Trump’s Threats to Stop Harley Davidson From Fleeing Do Democrats Proud

Plenty of Americans have no problem with the government taking harsh steps to stop immigrants from coming to this country. But surely, even these restrictionists would consider it beyond the pale if Uncle Sam stopped Americans from leaving. That’s what tyrannical regimes do—not free countries …

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Court Says Cannabis Doesn’t Count As a Sacrament

The First Church of Cannabis can’t legally use marijuana as a religious sacrament, according to a ruling last week from Indiana judge Sheryl Lynch. Many in the First Church of Cannabis—a religious organization that sprang from the passage of Indiana’s 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act …

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Another Surprisingly Subversive Justice: New at Reason

Upon being nominated to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh said he had “witnessed firsthand” Donald Trump’s “appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary.” That claim raised some eyebrows, given the president’s tendency to question the authority of judges who reach conclusions he does …

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Brickbat: The Public’s Right to Know

Officials in Burlington, Iowa, have agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a woman shot to death by police Officer Jesse Hill in front of her toddler. But the city is refusing to release body camera footage of …

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