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These Five States Lead the Nation in Marijuana Arrests

More than half a million marijuana arrests were made in 2016. Texas law enforcement make more annual marijuana arrests than do police in any other state, according to newly reported arrest data compiled by Jon Gettman, associate professor of criminal justice at Shenandoah University. Of the nearly 531,000 marijuana arrests reported to the FBI in …

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Five things we learned from the James Comey interview

The former FBI director was not afraid to talk in detail about Donald Trump, his own family and the alleged pee tape Former FBI director James Comey has taken part in his first televised interview since the release of his book about his dealings with Donald Trump, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. Speaking …

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Five questions with an anonymous educator

Every single person reading this was touched in some way by a teacher. They taught you to read, write, to think—you are who you are today because of a teacher. I can name the ones that touched me, Mr. McPike, Mr. McArdle, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. Bayer, Mr. Sample, Mr. Smith, and Dr. Colby, to name …

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Texas woman jailed for five years for voting while on probation

Crystal Mason, 43, cast ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton Texas Republican leaders search for rare convictions A Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to vote in the 2016 presidential election when she was ineligible because she was on probation. Related: Texas woman fights harsh voter fraud sentence: ‘I just …

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Five decades later, César Chávez’s historic fast for justice still has lessons to teach us

Though it occurred exactly 50 years ago this month, civil and labor rights icon César Chávez’s historic, 25-day fast rededicating the farm worker movement to justice and non-violent resistance still has important lessons and reminders for us. It was a demonstration that nearly killed him, and the fast’s genesis, much like our reality today, was rooted in turbulence.   …

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Five years after Sandy Hook, Newtown teens are more than ready for the March for Our Lives

Teenagers in Newtown, Connecticut, lived through being locked down in fear as children at a nearby school were massacred. Lived through their younger sisters and brothers being killed. Through their town becoming a synonym for mass shootings. Through the United States Congress doing not a thing about it. So, yes, they’re going to march: Garrett …

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Marco Rubio: Parkland survivors ‘have done more in five weeks than has been done in 15 years’

Florida senator praises students for forcing action on Capitol Hill without politicizing America’s gun control debate beyond repair The families of the Parkland shooting victims have done more to enact gun safety legislation in the five weeks since the 14 February massacre than others have in more than a decade, Florida senator Marco Rubio has …

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US primary elections: five races that could reshape the political landscape

From a special election caused by a scandal to challenges from the progressive left, these are the races to watch in the coming months Spring is coming. This means the return of warm weather, flowers and competitive primaries. After Democrats notched wins over the winter in the special election for Alabama’s Senate seat and in …

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Electing Trump ‘elected’ seven deadly sins – plus scoffing at Five Commandments

Okay, team, hands up, who’s for runaway greed or envy, seething wrath or arrogant pride? Sloth, gluttony? Who favors celebrity handfuls of lust? Not you, male chauvinist, sexual abusers: go to the corner, grab the dunce hat. Anybody for theft, adultery, bearing false witness, or coveting your neighbor’s goods? What about updated vices: not paying …

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From Bannon to the Mooch: the five biggest White House departures so far

As Hope Hicks resigns from the Trump administration, we look back at her fellow fallen stars When Hope Hicks announced her resignation on Wednesday, it was noted that she was Donald Trump’s longest-serving White House communications director. The superlative doesn’t mean much. Trump has had as many communications directors in his first year in office …

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