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Hate Speech as Free Speech: How Does That Work, Exactly?

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from …

Extremism

A Berlin Photography Show Celebrating Freedom of Expression

This weekend marks the arrival of Berlin Gallery Weekend, the anticipated annual event which sees the German capital’s diverse array of galleries …

Biographies

Egypt is blocking voice calls made over social media apps

Egypt has disrupted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services this week for users who use messaging apps like Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.<p>The key reason is ostensibly security concerns, but there’s also a suspicion there are economic incentives for local …

Women face jail for 'religious hate crime' over giant plastic vagina protest that 'mocked' the Easter procession

Three Spanish women who carried a giant plastic vagina through the streets of Seville as part of a feminist protest reminiscent of Easter processions may face jail after lawyers claimed the action constitutes a “religious hate crime”.<p>On May 1, 2014, the women took to the streets of the Spanish city …

Exercise Your Freedom of Speech With Anti-Trump Aerobics

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Donald Trump

RNC Chair: CNN Should ‘Apologize for Their Attempt to Block’ Trump Ad

The RNC is now weighing in on CNN’s decision to reject a Trump campaign First 100 Days ad, even saying they should apologize.<p>CNN explained they …

Top 10 Movies That Have Been Banned Around The World

Throughout film history, local, state, and national governments have stopped movies from being shown in theaters. This may seem like a violation of a …

Howard Dean doubles down on ‘hate speech isn’t protected’ claims — then it backfires big time

On Thursday, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) came under fire when he claimed that “hate speech” isn’t protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.<p>“Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment,” Dean tweeted Thursday.<p>His tweet came in response to a former New York Times …

Rights & Freedoms

Apple CEO Tim Cook Accepts 2017 Free Expression Award in Washington, D.C.

Apple CEO Tim Cook attended the Newseum's Free Expression Awards in Washington, D.C., last night to accept the institution's 2017 Free Expression Award.<p>Cook was named in February as the recipient of the award in the Free Speech category, which recognized the Apple CEO for having a "profound impact" …

Infant starves to death after both parents fatally overdose on heroin at the same time

Pennsylvania authorities say a 5-month-old girl was left alone for as many as four days before she starved to death after her parents fatally overdosed on heroin, PEOPLE reports.<p>The body of young Summer Chambers was found Thursday in a bassinet in the bedroom of a home in Johnstown, …

Crime

‘Stronger’ heroin is leading to rise in overdoses

The region’s narcotics cop warned that heroin ODs are skyrocketing, fueled by smack that’s three- to- 10-times more powerful than just a generation …

Tainted heroin suspected of killing 7 in New York state in one day

A batch of tainted heroin or other opioid that may still be getting sold on the street is suspected in the deaths of six men and one woman in a …

The opioid epidemic could turn into a pandemic if we’re not careful

The scourge of opioid addiction in the United States was one of the most talked-about issues during the campaign cycle — often panned as a devastating failure of the U.S. medical system.<p>But painting opioid addiction as a uniquely American phenomenon ignores the mounting evidence that opioid abuse …

Prosthetics

If You're Taking Opioid Painkillers, You Need to Have Naloxone on Hand

Health agencies are calling for doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and Percocet to make sure many patients also receive a …

Study shows music has the same effect on your brain as sex and drugs

Do you wonder about the Guns ‘N Roses question, “Whatever happened to sex drugs n’ rock n’ roll?” Science may not have all the answers, but we’re …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Parents are rethinking how they raise their children.<p>14 min ago6:06 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018<p>Having children? You may want to live here.<p>53 min ago5:27 p.m. …

Winnie-the-Pooh

Report: 1 In 50 Pennsylvanians Will Be Born Addicted To Opioids

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—</i>There is an alarming trend in the fight against drug abuse hitting our area and it’s affecting the youngest among us.<p>When you …

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You're Prescribed Pain Medication

It’s no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem in the U.S., and it continues to rise. Now, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

US heroin use has increased almost fivefold in a decade, study shows

Researchers say increase is seen across all social groups, ages and sexes and highlight link between misuse of prescription opioids and heroin abuse<p>Heroin use among American adults has increased almost fivefold in the last decade, according to a study based on a survey of almost 80,000 …

The Doctors Who Started the Opioid Epidemic

By refusing to accept their inability to separate pain relief from addiction, physicians have long suffered the sin of hubris—and their patients have …

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.<p>In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns …

World Military Spending — Global Issues

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Military Spending

Death Penalty Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States.<p><b>Facts:</b> <br>As of August 2017, capital punishment is legal in 31 US states.<p>According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 20 people were executed in the United States in 2016, the lowest number since 1991. The number of death sentences …

Death Penalty

• Issue<p>Issue<br>• Death Penalty<p>We know that, together, we can end the death penalty everywhere.<p>Every day, people are executed by the state as punishment for …

States With and Without the Death Penalty

Alabama<br>Arizona<br>Arkansas<br>California<br>Colorado<br>Florida<br>Georgia<br>Idaho<br>Indiana<br>Kansas<br>Kentucky<p>Louisiana<br>Mississippi<br>Missouri<br>Montana<br>Nebraska<br>Nevada<br>New Hampshire<br>North …

DPIC

What's New<p>Death-Penalty Juror Describes “Anguish” of Imposing a Death Sentence<p>Posted: July 3, 2018<p><b>Lindy Isonhood</b> (click to enlarge picture) served on …

Re-Examining the Death Penalty in Florida

Cell One is the last place an inmate on death row in Florida goes before they are executed. But the cell has not held a prisoner for more than a year, a result of a Supreme Court ruling in January 2016 ordering Florida to change the process of sentencing people to death. That decision threw the …

Why some Texas legislators want to limit the death penalty

AUSTIN – One death sentence in Texas has prompted some legislators to rethink the state’s broad qualifications for the death penalty.<p>Jeff Wood, 43, …