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Verdict Reached in Epic Apple vs. Samsung Patent Case | Techland | TIME.com

Verdict Reached in Epic Apple vs. Samsung Patent Case | Techland | TIME.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Associated Press - After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad. The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion.

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CIA “Manages” Drug Trade, Mexican Official Says

CIA “Manages” Drug Trade, Mexican Official Says | News & Politics | Scoop.it
A spokesman for the Mexican state of Chihuahua has become the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA of efforts to “manage the drug trade.” By Alex Newman...
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Monsanto shells out $4.2 million to sabotage California GMO labeling initiative

Monsanto shells out $4.2 million to sabotage California GMO labeling initiative | News & Politics | Scoop.it

(NaturalNews) California has the unique opportunity to be the first state in the union to require that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be properly identified and labeled on most food items. But the Monsanto Company, one of the biggest purveyors of GMOs, and several other factory food and agriculture corporations are trying to sabotage this effort by contributing millions of dollars to defeat a ballot proposition that would require mandatory GMO labeling.

 

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Web Sites Accused of Collecting Data on Children

Web Sites Accused of Collecting Data on Children | News & Politics | Scoop.it

NATASHA SINGER - Advocacy groups say six popular Web sites have encouraged children to provide friends’ e-mail addresses without seeking parental consent.

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We'll make a killing out of food crisis, Glencore trading boss Chris Mahoney boasts

We'll make a killing out of food crisis, Glencore trading boss Chris Mahoney boasts | News & Politics | Scoop.it
The United Nations, aid agencies and the British Government have lined up to attack the world's largest commodities trading company, Glencore, after it described the current global food crisis and soaring world prices as a "good" business...
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Medical Marijuana Suppliers Challenge L.A. Ban - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Medical Marijuana Suppliers Challenge L.A. Ban - Hit & Run : Reason.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Last Friday the Patient Care Alliance of Los Angeles (PCA-LA), a local trade association, filed a lawsuit challenging that city's recently approved ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Ron Paul Delegate Deals Reached, Report CNN and Associated Press - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Ron Paul Delegate Deals Reached, Report CNN and Associated Press - Hit & Run : Reason.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it

I'm sure this will be seen as a good news/bad news scenario for more pugnacious Paulites hoping for a rip-roaring floor fight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week, but the delegate fights I've been blogging about here for a long time, seem to be resolved, gaining Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) more dedicated delegates on the floor in Tampa than seemed likely just yesterday.

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Tropical Depression NINE

Tropical Depression NINE | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Tropical Depression NINE looks to be a hurricane by the weekend, heading towards the Gulf of Mexico and South Florida.

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Why Portugal Should Be Most Worried About ‘Grexit’

Why Portugal Should Be Most Worried About ‘Grexit’ | News & Politics | Scoop.it
Portugal is becoming the new sick man of Europe, despite sticking to the troika’s hard-to-swallow medicine of austerity, while the prognosis for Greece is much worse — and potentially contagious — according to the latest report from Citi.
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Large new storm system likely to become a cyclone in the next 48 hours

Large new storm system likely to become a cyclone in the next 48 hours | News & Politics | Scoop.it

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A large disturbance in the Atlantic is expected to strengthen in the next day or two, the most likely of three systems to become the next named storm of the 2012 hurricane season.

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Salon: Paul Ryan earned his "100% pro-life voting record” by voting for laws that would outlaw abortion for rape victims

Salon: Paul Ryan earned his "100% pro-life voting record” by voting for laws that would outlaw abortion for rape victims | News & Politics | Scoop.it

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were quick to flee Rep. Todd Akin’s drowning ship after he said that victims of “legitimate rape” magically don’t get pregnant, but a closer inspection reveals that Ryan’s views on abortion are not that different from Akin’s. “Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape,” a Romney spokesperson said in a statement late last night.

Romney, of course, has a bipolar relationship with the issue of a woman’s right to chose, but the spokesperson’s statement represents a flip-flop for Ryan, who has proposed and supported legislation that would outlaw abortion with no exception for rape. Ryan has earned a “100 percent pro-life voting record” from the National Right to Life Committee during his 14 years in Congress. NARAL, the pro-choice group, looked at 59 key votes on abortion, and found that Ryan voted the anti-choice position on every single one...

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FPL rate case intervenors ready to roll

FPL rate case intervenors ready to roll | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Alexandria Larson and her husband, Daniel, are among a handful of Florida Power & Light Co. residential customers who have taken more than a passing interest in the company’s proposed $690.4 million base rate hike.

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Natural brands betray consumers over GMO labeling: NaturalNews issues boycott of Kashi, Silk, Larabar and more

Natural brands betray consumers over GMO labeling: NaturalNews issues boycott of Kashi, Silk, Larabar and more | News & Politics | Scoop.it

(NaturalNews) It's time to defeat evil in the food industry and stop the vicious betrayal of consumers by so-called "natural" brands. They're all conspiring right now to funnel millions of dollars into a disinformation campaign to try to defeat ballot measure 37, the "GMO labeling" initiative in California.

 

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Mugshots Friday: Behold, A Tattooed Savior Has Come - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0

Mugshots Friday: Behold, A Tattooed Savior Has Come - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0 | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. 

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U.S. has plans in place to secure Syria chemical arms

U.S. has plans in place to secure Syria chemical arms | News & Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has made contingency plans to send small teams of special operations troops into Syria if the White House decides it needs to secure chemical weapons depots now controlled by security forces loyal to President Assad...

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8 Economic Threats That We Were Not Even Talking About At The Beginning Of The Summer

8 Economic Threats That We Were Not Even Talking About At The Beginning Of The Summer | News & Politics | Scoop.it

The Economic Collapse Blog - In the crazy times in which we live, it helps to expect the unexpected. Sometimes you can think that you have it all figured out and then this world can throw a real curveball at you.

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Man fights to keep wife buried in yard

Man fights to keep wife buried in yard | News & Politics | Scoop.it
An Alabama man is fighting city officials to keep his wife buried in his front yard.
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Cop Shoots California Woman in Her Own Backyard

Cop Shoots California Woman in Her Own Backyard | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Adan Salazar | A California woman was shot in her own backyard by the most unlikely of assailants, a cop.

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Feds Destroy $1 Billion in Pot to Celebrate Final Season of Weeds! - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Feds Destroy $1 Billion in Pot to Celebrate Final Season of Weeds! - Hit & Run : Reason.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it
Well, not exactly. I mean, there's no Weeds tie-in.
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Ruby Ridge Is History, But the Mindset That Led to Ruby Ridge Is Thriving - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Ruby Ridge Is History, But the Mindset That Led to Ruby Ridge Is Thriving - Hit & Run : Reason.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Jesse Walker - Reason.com - It has been 20 years since the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, a clash that saw the violent deaths of three people and a dog.

 

Looking back at a lethal attack....

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The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win - Reason.com

The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win - Reason.com | News & Politics | Scoop.it
The past several weeks have made one thing crystal-clear: Our country faces unmitigated disaster if the Other Side wins.
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Taxes Vs Debt: Where Does US Funding Come From - Chart Of The Day | ZeroHedge

Taxes Vs Debt: Where Does US Funding Come From - Chart Of The Day | ZeroHedge | News & Politics | Scoop.it
A key sticking point in the ongoing presidential debate is what happens to US tax rates, either for just those making over an arbitrary $250,000/year, aka "the rich", or for everyone.
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Rep. Akin 'rape' comment draws widespread GOP criticism, call to exit Senate race

Rep. Akin 'rape' comment draws widespread GOP criticism, call to exit Senate race | News & Politics | Scoop.it

Fellow Republican Senate candidates buffeted Rep. Todd Akin with condemnation Monday over his controversial comments on rape, with GOP Sen. Scott Brown going so far as to call on Akin to bow out of his race for Senate in Missouri.

 

 

 

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Rover's Laser Instrument Zaps First Martian Rock - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rover's Laser Instrument Zaps First Martian Rock - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News & Politics | Scoop.it
Today, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a rock called 'Coronation.'...
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'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge

LOS ANGELES — Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.

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