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  • Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief

    Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief
    Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website...
  • Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks: Front Burner

    Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks: Front Burner
    One month ago, a madman hellbent on destruction opened fire on students and staff at Florida State University's Strozier Library. In a scene that plays out all too often, we were reminded once again of a harsh reality: Campus gun bans only disarm the...
  • No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster: Front Burner

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster: Front Burner
    When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman. At the time, a bill...
  • Targeting 'assault weapons' again

    Targeting 'assault weapons' again
    The 1994 federal law banning "assault weapons" was a high point of the gun control movement and Bill Clinton's presidency. Signing the bill, he said it was the beginning of "our effort to restore safety and security to the people of this country." But...
  • Australian PM urged to go easy on refugees after Sydney siege

    Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees after he repeatedly questioned why the attacker had received political asylum and welfare...
  • Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby

    Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • New York bans fracking after health report

    New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday. New York Environmental Commissioner Joseph Martens...
  • New York to ban fracking after health report

    New York to ban fracking after health report
    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday. New York Environmental...
  • As Australia mourns siege victims, prime minister launches inquiry

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Wednesday for an investigation to determine how self-proclaimed Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis, an Iranian immigrant with a long and volatile history, slipped through the cracks of the nation’s law...
  • Reader feedback Dec. 17: Norfolk shooting, McAuliffe proposal, SS United States plans

    Man detained in shooting A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot in Norfolk on Tuesday morning, according to a police department news release. Police do not believe the man's injuries are life-threatening. A 21-year-old man is detained in...
  • Jeb Bush says he will 'actively explore' 2016 presidential run

    MIAMI Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is basically running for president now, giving him instant front-runner status and implicitly pressuring other Republicans to decide whether to run for the White House against him in 2016. "I have decided to actively...