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Sweden should treat A$AP Rocky ‘with respect’: US State Department

July 15, 2019 |

The US State Department has weighed in on the treatment of A$ AP Rocky by Swedish authorities after the rapper was arrested in Stockholm for an alleged attack that took place late last month, a report said.
FOX News

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report

July 8, 2019 |

Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s license databases and have turned into an “unprecedented surveillance infrastructure” that some critics see as an “ask-permission-later” system, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
FOX News

Escaping California’s tax auditors is tough even after leaving the state

July 7, 2019 |

Dear Liz: My husband and I will be trying out several different areas after the sale of our Los Angeles area house, which will be some time this summer. What happens if we end up renting in three different states? I’m under the impression that we need to be able to prove that we resided in a particular…


L.A. Times – Business

This Is America’s Most Patriotic State

July 5, 2019 |

It’s Independence Day—do you know how patriotic your state is? WalletHub looked at 13 factors, including voting numbers, volunteerism rates, military engagement, trial and grand jury participation, the share of residents participating in groups or organizations, and even a state’s civics education requirement. Based on all that, here are…
Newser

State Tells Charity to Stop Matching the Poor With Glasses

July 5, 2019 |

A state board in Kentucky has told Kendall Optometry Ministry that it has to stop giving used prescription glasses to the poor that aren’t precise prescriptions. Holland Kendall has been matching poor people with eyeglasses for 16 years, per Fox News , and says his program has helped thousands of people…
Newser

This State Just Banned Hairstyle Discrimination

July 4, 2019 |

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists, and locks. The law introduced by Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, a black woman who wears her hair…
Newser

In 11th State to Legalize Pot, a Bonus for 770K

June 28, 2019 |

On Tuesday, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for those 21 and over, and the bill makes another big move within its 610 pages. CNN reports that, thanks to HB 1438, about 770,000 state residents with convictions involving pot will be able to have their records…
Newser

Analyst says Australian teen was Islamic State propagandist

June 19, 2019 |

A security analyst says the eldest of three orphaned Australian siblings pleading for repatriation from a Syrian refugee camp has been an Islamic State group propagandist who could potentially face terrorism charges at home.
FOX News

Washington state landowners are asked to take dead whales

June 16, 2019 |

Without any more space to store the gray whale carcasses washing ashore in Washington state, a federal agency is asking if landowners can lend their properties as a final resting place for the marine mammals while they decompose.
FOX News

Former campaign staffer held in shooting death of ex-Arkansas state senator: reports

June 15, 2019 |

A former campaign staffer has been arrested in connection with this month’s shooting death of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, according to reports.
FOX News