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L.I. School Scraps U.S. Bill Of Rights – But Only for a Day So Students Can Compare Nazi Bans With Freedom Here

1791-1941 (150th Anniversary of The Bill of Rights) Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, N.Y.,  Thursday, Feb 20, 1941 Special to the Brooklyn Eagle Sag Harbor, Feb 20 —– Students at the Pierson High School here will goosestep from class to class tomorrow … Continue reading

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FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech Footage

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Roosevelt Addresses Congress Aka Roosevelt Asks For War Against Japan (1941)

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Parent advocates call for wholesale reform of child protective system

VT Digger – by Lola Duffort A new report from a nonprofit that advocates for parents argues that Vermont’s child protective system is fundamentally broken and too often removes children from families capable of parenting. In “Bending the Curve to Improve … Continue reading

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Shop With A Cop in Westminster kicking off 15th year

Carroll County Times A Westminster tradition bringing gifts and necessities to local families in need is bigger than ever for its 15th year. Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, Shop With A Cop in Westminster began with the unveiling of the “Angel … Continue reading

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Smashing things feels good, but are rage rooms OK?

NCPR Rage rooms are new businesses where people are invited to break things like bottles and old electronics. The idea is to relieve stress. Work off a little tension. One recently opened in a Rochester suburb, but is breaking things … Continue reading

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ERV makes emergency responses easier for Burlington police

WCAX 3 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Burlington Police are using new equipment to aid in their response to emergencies. The department’s Emergency Response Vehicle or ERV is custom-designed and one of the only vehicles of its kind used on the local police … Continue reading

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Should a family remove their guns after a dementia diagnosis? Here’s why this one did

9 News Lloyd Bates worked in construction almost all his life. That’s why it came as a surprise to his wife, Carol, when the day came that he couldn’t remember the basics of carpentry. Being that he’s blind in one … Continue reading

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The anti-vaxxer maps of America: Where states allow parents to opt-out for ‘personal belief’ reasons – and where the trend is taking hold

Daily Mail As a pediatrician-scientist who develops new vaccines for neglected diseases, I spent most of my career in the Boston-Washington, DC corridor. While working in the Northeast, I had heard a few things about the anti-vaccine movement. As both … Continue reading

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Migrant Justice sues Vt. DMV, ICE over detainment of member leaders

WCAX 3 – by Neliana Ferraro BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Migrant Justice is suing the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The group claims the two government agencies colluded to target Migrant Justice leaders, who are in the … Continue reading

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Marsy’s Law adds ‘very little’ to state statute, ND lawmakers’ review concludes

The Jamestown Sun – by Jack Dura BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers of the interim Judiciary Committee have no recommendations for Marsy’s Law after a study brought about last session. State voters overwhelmingly approved Marsy’s Law as an initiated measure … Continue reading

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Norfolk self-defense instructors see increase in calls after mass shootings

WTKR 3 News NORFOLK, Va. – In just a few weeks, there have been a series of mass shootings across the United States. With these high profile cases of gun violence happening in ordinary places like a synagogue, yoga studio and even a bar, … Continue reading

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Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire (Historically Accurate Almanac)

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Chinese acquisition of domestic insurance company requires Delaware’s approval

Delaware Public Media – by Nick Ciolino Delaware’s Department of Insurance is set to hold a public hearing this month regarding an international business acquisition. The Chinese company China Oceanwide Holdings Group announced in 2016 it would acquire the Virginia-based … Continue reading

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North Dakota couple brings baby along for the hunt

The Jamestown Sun – by Robin Huebner MANVEL, N.D. — Hunting trips for Chris and Susan Felege are a bit more complicated than they used to be, and the two wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with camouflage gear, … Continue reading

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John Denver – Let Us Begin

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Colonel Ludlow

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Spotsylvania family regains custody of son after two years

Fredricksburg – by Scott Shenk A Spotsylvania County family that has battled the Department of Social Services for nearly two years to get their son back apparently has regained custody. “It’s official. The judge has signed the orders! We do … Continue reading

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The Child-Abuse Contrarian

The New Yorker – by David Armstrong In September, 2016, Jenn Thompson and her boyfriend, Robbie Ray, discovered that she was pregnant. They had met just over a month earlier, through the dating app Tinder, and quickly became inseparable. Robbie … Continue reading

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Officials Say Death of Cyclist Hit by Trooper Was Accident

WBOC 16 DOVER, Del. (AP) – Authorities say the death of a bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle driven by a Delaware state trooper during a chase was an accident. A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said Wednesday … Continue reading

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