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Doctor found guilty of first-degree murder in Philadelphia abortion case

Doctor found guilty of first-degree murder in Philadelphia abortion case | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
A jury has found Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.
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what will his sentance be? He could get the death penilty. Interested to see what will happen!

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allie krings's comment, May 16, 2013 11:59 AM
I saw that he is sentenced to many life terms in prison. I am a supporter of the death penalty, and I am disappointed that he is not receiving it.
Brynne Stellner's comment, May 18, 2013 2:04 PM
I firmly agree that this case does not revolve around "pro-abortion" or "anti-abortion" principles. This case is repulsive and I hope we never see anything like it in the future.
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Minnesota to legalize gay marriage

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congradulations MN on bing the 12 state, but its not done yet Mark Dayton needs to sign it still.

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No verdict yet in Philadelphia abortion doctor case

No verdict yet in Philadelphia abortion doctor case | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
Jurors in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell ended their first day of deliberations, Tuesday without a verdict.

Via allie krings
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my mom was talking about this guy a week ago, this is very sick and wrong. one lady that was working with him, said that she could here some of the babies cry. makes me sick to my stomach.

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allie krings's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:08 PM

This case seems absolutely rediculous to me. Gosnell is going to court for x amount of abortions as well as many other bad doctor deeds. The abortions he has performed have NOT been in the first trimester, nor were they for reasons that harmed the mother and or unborn child. These abortions were second and third trimesters, and it is argued that several were even born alive. He allegedly snappd the babies spinal cords with a scissors. He allegedly has worked in filthy conditions, and allowed untrained people to help administer drugs. His attorney seems to be working the racist angle. Come on, we have an African American President. This man may be awarded the death penalty if proven guilty. If they can prove him guilty, I see not reason why he should be awarded otherwise; this is pretty grotesque. 

 

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Why is North Korea cooling it?

Why is North Korea cooling it? | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
By Elise Labott

After weeks of fiery rhetoric, military saber rattling and threats against the United States and South Korea, North Korea seems downright quiet and willing to dial back the tension.
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Finaly realising how small they really are. Dont mess with the Mama Bear!

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allie krings's comment, May 12, 2013 8:08 PM
Did you really just call America the "Mama Bear"? Despite that it's one of the newer countries... haha anyway. I'm glad they seem to be cooling it! There has been enough war lately.
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A House in chaos - Jake Sherman

A House in chaos - Jake Sherman | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
Less than two weeks ago, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy walked upstairs to Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Capitol office to discuss a sensitive issue: Why did Cantor schedule a vote before McCarthy had the chance to survey Republican support?

Via MsHaeussinger
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Good luck moving anything through the house right now... Big Division!

 

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:51 AM

Or a house divided? What happens when the leadership in the House can't agree on how to move bills forward?

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Father of Boston bomb suspects to fly from Russia to U.S.

Father of Boston bomb suspects to fly from Russia to U.S. | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
The parents of the two Boston bombing suspects will fly to the United States -- and cooperate with authorities -- Russian state news reports.
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do you guys think they should be able to come see there kid? or even come to the U.S.? i think they should have to be with police all the time if they do come to be honest, not for distrust but for protection.

 

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allie krings's comment, April 25, 2013 4:36 PM
I think they should be able to.Regardless of what will happen to their child, they would want to see him. Despite the poor actions, I do believe all parents have a bond that cannot be broken between their children. I also agree, being with the police would be a great idea for them.
Brynne Stellner's comment, April 25, 2013 8:09 PM
I don't think there's any reason they shouldn't be able to come to the United States. If they are willing to cooperate with the FBI, then perhaps we will learn more information about their family and why this may have occurred. I also agree that they will need to be with police. I have a feeling there are going to be some angry people if they do come to the US.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 28, 2013 11:50 AM
If the investigation goes well between the family and the US authorities this could mark a new start in strained relations between the two nations.
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Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases

Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled.
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If you refuse to give a breath test, you should have to give blood then. stop the drinking and driving.

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allie krings's comment, April 21, 2013 7:40 PM
I don't think you should ever have the right to refuse to give a breath test. If people are so concerned with losing their reputation over having to do so, they should have been even more concerned with the potential dangers they placed in other people's lives. I see no reason why we cannot do a breathalyzer or a blood test.
Michael Holm's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:47 PM

I think you should always have to take a breath test when you get pulled over if the police suspect you of drunk driving.   Objecting shouldn't be an option, because if you are objecting you are obviously hiding something.  

Chelsi Rhodes's comment, April 27, 2013 4:51 PM
I definitely agree with everyone. It's easy enough to take a breathalyzer, and I'm sure taking a blood test isn't too hard either. So I don't know why someone would object to them. Unless they obviously were driving while under the influence of something.
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Boy killed in Boston blast wrote: 'No more hurting people'

Boy killed in Boston blast wrote: 'No more hurting people' | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
Friends and family try to comprehend why the life of little Martin Richard was stolen at the Boston Marathon.
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A little boy waiting at the end of the Marathon for his dad that was running, killed by the bomb.

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Brynne Stellner's comment, April 21, 2013 2:40 PM
This is heartbreaking. It makes me sick to know that people in the world are capable of doing things like this.
allie krings's comment, April 21, 2013 7:42 PM
It is so tragic that lives had to be lost over the stupid decision of a couple of young adults. We are lucky so few lives were lost, but it is even worse to see that they have ended a life that had hardly started.
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Bob Marley's family keeps his message alive through organic products, charitable works

Bob Marley's family keeps his message alive through organic products, charitable works | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it

Bob Marley's family keeps his message alive through organic products, charitable works - Sons Ziggy and Rohan stay true to their roots with the help of hemp seeds, coconut oil and coffee. 

“The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab. To affect the food chain of our society is one of the most influential things you can do. And it’s allowed without much scrutiny. I’m worried about that. Food should be natural. When we add pollutants to the air, it makes us sick. Same with water. But money speaks. Money bring power. Money bring silence, ya know. We have to take a stance as people."


Via Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson
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Just a influential mans family continuing his work, trying to make the world a better place. Peace Love and Pinto beans.

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“The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab. To affect the food chain of our society is one of the most influential things you can do. And it’s allowed without much scrutiny. I’m worried about that. Food should be natural. When we add pollutants to the air, it makes us sick. Same with water. But money speaks. Money bring power. Money bring silence, ya know. We have to take a stance as people."

MsHaeussinger's comment, April 10, 2013 1:07 PM
Not to mention the fact that he has a large extended family.
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U.S. safety board proposes tougher drunk-driving threshold

U.S. safety board proposes tougher drunk-driving threshold | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally intoxicated should be lowered to 0.05, federal safety officials said Tuesday.
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This would hopfully reduce the amount of drivers that have been drinking on the roads. By decreasing the Blood alochol level from .08 to .05 you will be more likly to get a ticked, intern deterring people from driving drunk.

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Michael Holm's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:43 PM

I think this is a great way to keep drunk drivers off the road.  

allie krings's comment, May 16, 2013 11:56 AM
I support this decision to lower it. If someone chooses to drink and drive, they are not only harming themselves, but potentially other innocent people. It is only fair to lower it to help deter them from getting into a car and driving while intoxicated. This may also help raise awareness of drinking.
Drew Fuchs's comment, May 19, 2013 9:07 PM
I agree, the level is to high and they need to reduce the risk of having more drunk right now is too high and lowering it will decrease the amount of drunk drivers and people will watch how much they drink.
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Shots fired from world's first 3D-printed gun

The world's first 3D-printed handgun has been successfully fired in Texas, according to its creator Defense Distributed.
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this is super crazy, will not go off in a metel detector, is not managed by government. whats going to happen now????

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allie krings's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:54 PM

It will be very interesting to see how this gun affects people. After the Sandy Hoil incident guns have become a touchy subject, so I am very curious to see what everyone will have to say. 

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Rep. Kennedy influences gay NBA player to come out

Rep. Kennedy influences gay NBA player to come out | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
Rep. Joe Kennedy is proud of his Stanford roommate, Jason Collins. Collins, a 12-year-veteran of the NBA, came out as gay in Sports Illustrated cover story.

Via Brynne Stellner
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super cool that he is giving his suport, i cant emagine how hard it would be to come out when you a pro athlete. so big!

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Brynne Stellner's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:58 PM

This is a very cool story! I'm happy Kennedy and Bill Clinton issued a supportive statement for him. 

Michael Holm's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:41 AM

I think this is really cool that this guy is giving support to his old roomate to come out. 

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Pentagon Report Declares More Than Half The US Military Is Overweight

Pentagon Report Declares More Than Half The US Military Is Overweight | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
But it's all muscle, really!

Via Brynne Stellner
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HAHAHAHAHA woops!!!! how do those guys pass the running test that they have?

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Michael Holm's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:29 AM

I think that it's fascinating that half of military members are overweight... I don't get how they can pass the physical tests they do. 

slecy81's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:23 PM

I was actually shocked to find out that over half of the US Military is overweright! I imagine them working out all the time and getting fit. I think that if the military can't be average weight, that is a problem for the United States and that everyone needs to get into a better shape. I am not saying that people have to be skinny, but they should be healthy.

MsHaeussinger's comment, May 2, 2013 11:11 AM
Great story, very interesting! The military has mandatory physical fitness requirements, or at least, they used to?
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Minnesota House Passes Education Budget - CBS Minnesota

Minnesota House Passes Education Budget - CBS Minnesota | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

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would this increase taxes? what is there reasoning for wanting kids to be in all-day kindergarten?

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Drew Fuchs's comment, April 28, 2013 12:57 PM
I think all day, every day kindergarten will be good for our school district and for others around the state. I also like this because I am going to school in Minnesota, so this is pretty good to see for me. This is a good step to improving education through the younger generations and continuing it all the way through higher education such as college.
Jack T. Nelson's comment, April 29, 2013 8:25 AM
I'm kinda ticked that this is just passed! I want te same benifits that future students will get!
bschub32's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:28 PM

I think this will be an excellent bill for our state.  I feel our country is falling behind in education and this is a good step to getting back to the top.  The all day kindergarten will be essential in developing students at younger ages.  Education is very important and it is good to see our state is taking it very seriously.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly on state welfare while delving into radical Islam

Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly on state welfare while delving into radical Islam | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
One of the men behind last week's deadly attack on the Boston Marathon had received Massachusetts welfare benefits until recently -- during the same period that the alienation he apparently felt as a Chechen in America coincided with a growing...
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was there no background check for this man when he filed for welfair??? Come on man!

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Ricin scare rattles Washington

Ricin scare rattles Washington | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" in a letter sent to President Barack Obama, authorities said Wednesday.
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"White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" Tuesday in a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, the FBI said. The same day, a similar letter addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, tested positive for ricin -- a toxin with no known antidote, officials said."

what is this world coming to, this is getting crazy

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Jamie Stimson's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:26 PM

It's scary to think that people can so easily poison somebody else by just sending them a letter or package.

Chelsi Rhodes's comment, April 21, 2013 1:00 AM
Stuff like this really freaks me out. Someone more than likely put a lot of work into trying to poison the president... I can't imagine the planning process this person went through. There are too many crazy people in our society.
Lexypries's comment, April 22, 2013 10:24 AM
It's scary that people can just send him a simple letter to poison him and probably kill him if he were to open it, it's good that they caught it before getting to the president.
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Arizona passes law making gold and silver legal tender

Arizona passes law making gold and silver legal tender | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
States are now rushing to push bills through allowing for gold and silver to be recognized as legal tender as politicians fear that the U.S. economy is going to collapse. (Arizona passes law making gold and silver legal tender.
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MsHaeussinger's comment, April 14, 2013 3:26 PM
I'm not sure if the states have this right since they cannot coin money on their own.
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Why you should care about Fox News' First Amendment fight

Why you should care about Fox News' First Amendment fight | Gov & Law- Christian Baker | Scoop.it
25 journalists have been jailed since 1972 for refusing to reveal a source

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i think if she has her sources, she should not need to tell anyone who they are... 1st Amendment!

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Chelsi Rhodes's comment, April 13, 2013 11:36 PM
In Mr. Duerr's Journalism class, you closely study the Journalists' Code of Ethics. One of the most stressed portions of the Code of Ethics is to never reveal a source if you promise them their anonymity, and she's obviously just obeying the code. Obviously James Holm murdered many people, there's no doubt about it, so whether she reveals her source shouldn't have anything to do with the verdict.
allie krings's comment, April 14, 2013 4:43 PM
In agreement with everyone else's comments, this is a curious case. Why is this such a large issue when it is apparent he is at fault, and it's not as though she is adding a new key information to the case (as they already had known this). I feel that if this becomes such an issue, then the Journalists' Code of Ethics perhaps need to be rewritten or addressed. It is not fair to violate her rights as a journalist.
Brynne Stellner's comment, April 15, 2013 12:19 AM
Well said, everyone. I don't think that it's fair for her rights as a journalist to be violated, especially because the evidence, as Allie stated, would not add new key information to the case.