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Parkland shooter wrestles prison guard to ground, grabs his taser, faces new charges

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, was in court again Wednesday, facing charges of allegedly attacking a prison guard. The 20-year-old, who was charged with killing 17 people in Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, was in bond court Wednesday afternoon for allegedly attacking a deputy in a Broward County jail, the Sun Sentinel reported. Deputies allege Cruz flipped the bird at a detention deputy before attacking him, wrestling him to the ground and attempting to take his stun gun. According to the Sun Sentinel According to the incident report, Beltran was in a dayroom area guarding Cruz about 6 p.m....

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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allowed to Leave After Being Barred from Exiting the Country

Navalny’s case illustrates that the legal measures used to restrain Russians from leaving their homeland can be politicized. In a move reminiscent of Soviet Union, Russian authorities temporarily barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from leaving the country earlier this week.  Navalny was stopped at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport: “Border guards are saying that leaving is forbidden for me,” Navalny wrote on Twitter. “There is some kind of letter that says I am prohibited from leaving, but there is no explanation why.” The Russian Federal Bailiff service later said Navalny was being prevented from leaving the country over a 2.1 million...

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CNN sues Trump over Acosta ban

The White House has banned CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House grounds. It did so after Acosta, during a press conference, refused to stop talking after President Trump had addressed his question, and then refused to hand the microphone back to a young female staff member. The two — Acosta and the staffer — appeared to have a slight physical altercation. CNN sues under the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment (Due Process Clause), and the Administrative Procedure Act. The threshold question, though, is whether the case should be tossed by virtue of the political question doctrine. At Breitbart, Ken Klukowski argues that it should be. (More about this below). If the case isn’t tossed, I believe CNN should lose. Its most substantial claim is under the First Amendment. According to the Washington Post, First Amendment advocate Floyd Abrams contends that CNN should prevail unless the president can show that Acosta is violent and disruptive. I don’t see why Trump needs to show both. If Acosta is disruptive, that should be enough to have him banned. The president is permitted to hold orderly press conferences in which no one reporter holds the floor once his question is addressed and while the president is trying to take and answer a question from someone else. Most other reporters at Trump’s conferences adhere to this basic courtesy. Is the First Amendment freedom...

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Trump: I’m supporting … bipartisan criminal justice reform?

The question mark in the headline is mine, not his. I just … can’t believe the following tweet might be accurate. But it might be. If Trump passes the First Step Act & somehow manages to sign marijuana legalization into law while continuing to retroactively commute the sentences non-violent drug offenders, he could be the greatest president for criminal justice reform in modern American history. — Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) November 14, 2018 We’re a ways away from him legalizing weed. It’s a longshot. But not a zero shot. Not quite zero. How does a guy who ran as...

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A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

THE AMERICAN THINKER: Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority. Yes, that sounds like what’s birthed when Orwell’s 1984 meets The Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Bill Maher’s most memorable movie), but it wasn’t mainly men being consumed in this bureaucracy. As Sweden’s FriaTider reports (auto-translated and corrected for grammar): The New Gender Equality Authority...

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