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After Confronting NYC Mayor, Police Union Leader Faces Mutiny of His Own from Dissident Cops

After Confronting NYC Mayor, Police Union Leader Faces Mutiny of His Own from Dissident Cops | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
After leading a controversial campaign against Mayor Bill de Blasio, the head of New York City’s largest police union, Patrick Lynch, is facing an internal challenge of his own.
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Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence

Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.
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Video: California cop says selling ammunition is bizarre and illegal

Video: California cop says selling ammunition is bizarre and illegal | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
  In a video posted to LiveLeak’s YouTube, a Eureka, Calif., confronts two Second Amendment activists selling .22 caliber ammunition on the
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GOP Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Defund Same-Sex Marriage

GOP Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Defund Same-Sex Marriage | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A Texas Republican lawmaker's bill literally defunds same-sex marriage – and punishes state employees who follow the law.
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The New York Times' James Risen Won't Go To Jail For Reporting This Spectacular CIA Screwup

The New York Times' James Risen Won't Go To Jail For Reporting This Spectacular CIA Screwup | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
For the past seven years, New York Times journalist James Risen has been embroiled in a legal battle with two presidential administrations over his refusal to reveal an inside government source.
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Anti-Torture Protesters Rally outside the homes of Dick Cheney and CIA Director John Brennan

Anti-Torture Protesters Rally outside the homes of Dick Cheney and CIA Director John Brennan | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Over the weekend activists with COPEPINK and Witness Against Torture staged massive protests outside the homes of former U.S. Vice President Dick
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Some NYPD officers use chokeholds too quickly, inspector general says

Some NYPD officers use chokeholds too quickly, inspector general says | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A review of recent times New York City police officers used chokeholds found that these officers quickly turned to the banned move and later faced “inconsistent” discipline, according to a report released by the police inspector general’s office.Read...
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South Carolina judge declares mistrial for former police chief

South Carolina judge declares mistrial for former police chief | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Circuit Judge Edgar Dickson declared a mistrial after a jury was unable to come to consensus on whether former South Carolina police chief Richard Combs should be convicted of murdering an unarmed black man.
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DeLauro breaks with Obama, big CT firms on Pacific trade deal

DeLauro breaks with Obama, big CT firms on Pacific trade deal | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro is on a collision course with President Obama and some of Connecticut’s largest companies over a proposed trade deal with 12 countries on the Pacific Rim that span from Chile to Japan.

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UPDATED: Refusing Louisiana, Supreme Court Again Takes Up No Marriage Cases

UPDATED: Refusing Louisiana, Supreme Court Again Takes Up No Marriage Cases | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning declined to add any new marriage cases to its docket.
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U.S. Senators Want American Farmers To Be Allowed To Grow Hemp

U.S. Senators Want American Farmers To Be Allowed To Grow Hemp | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Oregon politicians are, and have been for awhile now, at the forefront of recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp law reform.
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One Member of Congress = 18 American Households: Lawmakers’ Personal Finances Far From Average

One Member of Congress = 18 American Households: Lawmakers’ Personal Finances Far From Average | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It would take the combined wealth of more than 18 American households to equal the value of a single federal lawmaker’s household, the Center for Responsive Politics’ latest analysis of congressional wealth finds.
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'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil?
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Man Exonerated After Spending 21 Years In Jail After Being Framed By NYPD

Man Exonerated After Spending 21 Years In Jail After Being Framed By NYPD | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It is more important that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world, that all of them cannot be punished.... when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, 'it is immaterial to me…
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Role of FBI informant in eco-terrorism case probed after documents hint at entrapment

Role of FBI informant in eco-terrorism case probed after documents hint at entrapment | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In the case of Eric McDavid, alleged to be ring-leader of eco-terrorist cell, ‘game-changing’ documents seen exclusively by the Guardian show informant may have entrapped him
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Anti-Gay Activist Asks Governors To Call On The National Guard To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Anti-Gay Activist Asks Governors To Call On The National Guard To Stop Same-Sex Marriage | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Some people are so terrified of same-sex marriage that they’ll suggest absolutely anything.
 
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Ohio sheriff releases 72 inmates after budget cuts 'for the safety of everyone'

Ohio sheriff releases 72 inmates after budget cuts 'for the safety of everyone' | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Sheriff Steve Barry of Akron complained that diminished state funding and voters’ resistance to taxes have made it impossible to run large jails safely An Ohio sheriff closed a wing of his jail over the weekend and released 72 inmates because of...
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NYPD chief says officers are returning to normal after work slowdown

NYPD chief says officers are returning to normal after work slowdown | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
NYPD statistics plunged after the December murders of two officers in Brooklyn.
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Trial Begins for Alleged Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht

Trial Begins for Alleged Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
New York City – On Tuesday morning jury selection will begin in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder of the
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Attorneys Defend Albuquerque Officers: “Terrible Decision” To File Murder Charges

Attorneys Defend Albuquerque Officers: “Terrible Decision” To File Murder Charges | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Albuquerque, NM- Attorneys for Albuquerque Officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez defended the actions of their clients on Monday regarding the killing of James Boyd.
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Only 2 percent of US counties have recovered from Great Recession. Why?

Only 2 percent of US counties have recovered from Great Recession. Why? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The US economy is on the rebound, but a study by the National Association of Counties shows that for county economies, progress is occurring more slowly than national statistics suggest.
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Breaking: Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality In South Dakota

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality In South Dakota | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A federal judge has just struck down South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage. 
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NYPD Reps Held Secret Talks With Virginia Republican Who Calls Gays 'Very Sick'

NYPD Reps Held Secret Talks With Virginia Republican Who Calls Gays 'Very Sick' | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Top NYPD union leaders held a secret meeting to get advice on improving police-community relations with a Virginia Republican whose anti-gay comments were central to his campaign.
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"Smart Options & Common Core" Tonight on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

"Smart Options & Common Core" Tonight on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee" | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Victoria Young is a Veterinary Practitioner by trade.
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143 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Clashes With Cameroon's Military

143 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Clashes With Cameroon's Military | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The militants, who are waging a deadly war in Nigeria, had attacked a Cameroonian military camp in Kolofata, a government official. Nigeria's neighbors are being drawn into the battle with the group.
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