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PORTLAND, Ore. — Attorneys for an Oregon couple that was ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to two lesbians after they declined to provide a cake for the women’s “wedding” have filed their argument for appeal with the Oregon Court of Appeals.
This case “is about the state forcing business owners to publicly facilitate ceremonies, rituals, and other expressive events with which they have fundamental and often, as in this case, religious disagreements,” the brief reads. “In this case, BOLI misinterpreted [the law], mistakenly concluding that declining to facilitate same-sex weddings is legally the same as refusing to sell goods or services to gay people.” Continue reading
A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.
The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday. Continue reading
The state of Colorado illegally tried to collect information about unvaccinated children from parents, vaccine critics are charging.
A number of parents received a letter this month from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which said in the document that parents of unvaccinated children in school would be required to register and exempt their child through a state website. Continue reading
Anxiety. Worry. Fear. Whatever you call it, these three words describe the reality for millions and possibly even billions of people from every race, every walk, and every way of life. Worrying is like a growing cancer within both unbelievers — and believers in Christ. It starts small, but when fully grown, completely overtakes the weary soul and trains the mind to fear the outcomes of any given situation.
If you’re one of the desperate people mentioned above, or just know a friend who is seeking answers to this awful issue, you need not look any further than the Word of God.
Though stigma still surrounds the cultivation and use of cannabis, more and more people are realizing that the crop isn’t only beneficial for the environment, it may seriously help individuals who suffer from afflictions such as cancer.
In the past, True Activist has shared powerful stories of individuals healing themselves from debilitating conditions with cannabis oil. Now, a story has surfaced of a Hollywood stuntman curing his stage 4 cancer with the aid of the plant. He’s now on a mission to reduce the stigma associated with using hemp, and hopes that in the future, medical marijuana is legally available to everyone. Continue reading
Donald Trump is being criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for repeating a slogan the group believes to be anti-Semitic.
The ADL has taken issue with Trump’s use of the phrase “America First” to describe his approach to foreign policy.
The phrase was originally used by a group called the America First Committee in the 1940s, which pushed to keep the U.S. out of World War II. Continue reading
Led by Governor Sam Brownback, the state of Kansas informed the Obama administration this week that it is defying its dictates for Kansas to cooperate in the resettlement of refugees from Syria. In a letter to Robert Carey, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Brownback wrote, “The State of Kansas hereby withdraws its Refugee Resettlement Program State Plan and terminates its participation in all federal refugee resettlement grants and programs, effective at the earliest possible date.”
Brownback added that he was taking his action to “protect the safety and security interests of the State of Kansas.” Continue reading
Microsoft has purchased ten million strands of synthetic DNA to advance cutting edge digital data storage technology. With the amount of digital data doubling nearly every two years, the tech industry is on a quest for a long-term solution to keep track.
he multinational tech company bought the DNA from Twist Bioscience, an announcement confirmed Thursday.
“[The] vast majority of digital data is stored on media that has a finite shelf life and periodically needs to be re-encoded. DNA is a promising storage media, as it has a known shelf life of several thousand years, offers a permanent storage and can be read for continuously decreasing costs,” said Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience, in a statement. Continue reading
Buying a gun in America can be an expensive ordeal. Or it can be cheap and easy. It depends on where you live.
The difference between those two Americas was made clear earlier this month when Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, a member of a Orthodox Jewish patrol society in Brooklyn, was charged with offering an police officer a $6,000 bribe to expedite handgun licenses for his clients. He claimed his clients would pay him $18,000, according to a court document. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.
Smart guns use various technologies to prevent an accidental shooting or help track down a missing gun. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI’s hacking authority.
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts transmitted the rules to Congress, which will have until Dec. 1 to reject or modify the changes to the federal rules of criminal procedure. If Congress does not act, the rules would take effect automatically. Continue reading
The former chief executive of CalPERS, already facing a prison term in the pension fund’s corruption scandal, was arrested in Sacramento over the weekend on charges of committing battery against a former girlfriend.
Fred Buenrostro, due to be sentenced May 18 after pleading guilty to accepting bribes, was being held at the Sacramento County main jail without bail after his arrest by Sacramento police late Saturday on misdemeanor battery and domestic violence charges, according to jail records. Continue reading
A Russian jet fighter that intercepted a US Air Force reconnaissance plane on Friday did so in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner” over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon has said.
It says the fighter performed a barrel roll plane over the American plane.
It is the second incident in the Baltic this month in which the US has accused Russian planes of flying aggressively. Continue reading
NYPD officer Joel Edouard found guilty in brutal Brooklyn stomp attack, faces up to year in prison and could lose job
A nine-year veteran with the NYPD may lose his job after a Brooklyn judge on Friday found him guilty of “gratuitously” stomping on the head of a suspect during an arrest.
Officer Joel Edouard “let down his fellow officers by losing his composure in an admittedly difficult situation,” said Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus. Continue reading
In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days.
Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland, confirmed the Army’s decision to retain him when reached by Fox News, who has been covering the story in depth for the past eight months and first broke the story of the Army’s decision in August to kick out Martland over the incident, which occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011. Continue reading