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Amish leader, 15 followers convicted of hate crimes in beard attacks

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Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community in rural eastern Ohio, including its leader, were convicted of federal hate crimes Thursday for the forcible cutting of Amish men's beards and Amish women's hair. Sam Mullet Sr. and the 15 followers were found guilty of conspiracy to violate federal hate-crime law in connection with what authorities said were the religiously motivated attacks on several fellow Amish people last year. The verdicts were read in U.S. District Court in Cleveland following several days of jury deliberation and a trial that began in late August, a U.S.

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Minn. jury begins deliberating raw milk case

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A Minnesota man accused of violating the state's raw milk laws was just the middle man in a voluntary arrangement of people sharing food, his attorney argued Wednesday.

Alvin Schlangen, an organic egg producer in central Minnesota, is charged with three misdemeanor counts including distributing unpasteurized milk, operating without a food handler's license and handling adulterated food. Minnesota law prohibits raw milk sales except directly to consumers on the farm when it's produced.

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Kate's breasts, Pussy Riot, virginity tests & our attitude on women...

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It seems as if we are in a time of unprecedented struggle over the meaning of women's bodies and sexuality. Controversy is swirling about an American University professor who breast-fed a baby in class; topless photos of Kate Middleton have been released; and a Time magazine cover showing a mother breast-feeding her toddler sparked even more tittering in May. It is not just the breast that is contested: Pussy Riot, the punk band, was sentenced to two years in a Russian prison after a staged performance in which they did high kicks that showed too much of their bodies.

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Key Disclosure Laws Can Be Used To Confiscate Bitcoin Assets - Forbes

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Jail time for refusing to comply with mandatory key disclosure hasn’t occurred in the United States yet. But, it’s already happening in jurisdictions such as the UK, where a 33-year-old man was incarcerated for refusing to turn over his decryption keys and a youth was jailed for not disclosing a 50-character encryption password to authorities.

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Nick Cassavetes on Incest: "Who Gives a Damn? Love Who You want!"

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"Writer-director Nick Cassavetes unveiled his new movie “Yellow” at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend and found himself defending the main character’s incestuous love affair with her own brother.

"You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want." he says

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Man charged with "exhibition" for being naked on his porch

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Because he was standing approximately 10 feet away from his front door, Lynn had "no reasonable expectation of privacy" and made no attempt to conceal his penis or buttocks, the police report said.

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Classes suspended as students are forced to work on iPhone 5

http://www.shanghaidaily.com

THOUSANDS of students in an east China city are being forced to work at a Foxconn plant after classes were suspended at the beginning of the new semester, it has been revealed. Students from Huai'an in Jiangsu Province were driven to a factory in the city run by Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Company after the plant couldn't find sufficient workers for the production of Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 5, they said in online posts.

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DNC Video: We all belong to the government

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Video from the DNC says "The government is the only thing we all belong to."

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Paralyzed man loses High Court right-to-die case

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"A man paralysed from the neck down has lost his High Court case to allow doctors to end his life without fear of prosecution."

Even if you disagree with the idea of being assisted in taking ones own life, we should also realize that it is his own body, and no state or entity has the right to decide what he is allowed to do with his own body.

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Illegal license plates lead to 3 hour standoff in Otis Orchards

http://www.krem.com

SPOKANE – Deputies arrested two men after a 3 hour standoff in Otis Orchards.
Authorities pulled the men over in a truck because of invalid license plates. Deputies said 58-year-old David Galland and 55-year-old Michael Hicks refused to cooperate so they called in for reinforcements.
SWAT team members surrounded the truck near E. Kildea and N. Starr Road just before 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

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