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The credit kulaks

AS THE grandson of a “rich farmer”, a stigmatised class in communist China, Joe Zhang grew up on the wrong side of the ideological tracks. At school …

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World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

Pot industry pushes for fair taxes

Republicans aren’t the only ones who want lower taxes these days: the marijuana industry wants to smoke out some of their own tax cuts.<p>Flanked by dozens of representatives of state-legal marijuana businesses, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Denny Heck …

Some morning-after over-counter pill sales allowed

NEW YORK — Generic versions of emergency contraception can be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.<p>The brief order issued by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan …

Iowa City Is About To Take An Unprecedented Stand Against Government Surveillance Technology

The ordinance unanimously passed the city council's first reading on Tuesday evening, and the city attorney Eleanor Dilkes told Farivar she expects it to pass the second and third readings at the council meeting on June 18, 2013.<p>The legislation amounts to an unprecedented stand against …

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NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …