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Criminal Justice System Hurts Communities of Color

Criminal Justice System Hurts Communities of Color

This past Saturday, Generation Opportunity’s Director of Outreach Patrice Lee shared her story with hundreds of young Americans. Originally from the Caribbean British island called Montserrat, Lee’s family moved to

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Supreme Court Lets Fisherman off the Hook

Supreme Court Lets Fisherman off the Hook

Who knew that dumping a few fish back in the sea could mean up to 20 years in prison? Or involvement in a Supreme Court case? John Yates found out

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Burger King Franchise Owner Sells Rolex and Corvette to Pay $120,000 in Bonuses to Employees

Burger King Franchise Owner Sells Rolex and Corvette to Pay $120,000 in Bonuses to Employees

When Tom Barnett, the owner of 24 Burger King franchises in Arizona, was named “Franchisee of the Year” by the company, he received some incredible prizes, including a 2015 Chevrolet

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Woman Fires Warning Shot in Self-Defense; Faces up to 60 Years in Prison

Woman Fires Warning Shot in Self-Defense; Faces up to 60 Years in Prison

When 34-year-old Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot in self-defense, she had no idea that her action would result in an uphill battle with Florida’s legal system—and the possibility of

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Emotionally Intelligent People Do These 5 Things

Emotionally Intelligent People Do These 5 Things

Author, entrepreneur, and emotional intelligence expert Dr. Travis Bradberry recently published an article about characteristics that emotionally intelligent people possess. Here are five of those traits. You have a genuine

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IRS Customer Service Is Worse Than Ever This Tax Season

IRS Customer Service Is Worse Than Ever This Tax Season

Do you have a question about filing your taxes? If so, expect to be patient, because this year, IRS customer service is worse than ever. “Simply put, the IRS has

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Shocking GIF Shows How Much the Government Spends on Prison vs. Education

Shocking GIF Shows How Much the Government Spends on Prison vs. Education

Policymic has released a shocking GIF that shows just how much the government spends on incarceration versus education. In Washington, California, and Utah, it costs five times more to incarcerate

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The FCC, the Llamas, the Dress. Yeah, Yesterday Happened.

The FCC, the Llamas, the Dress. Yeah, Yesterday Happened.

Yesterday started out like any normal day. And then two llamas escaped in northwestern Phoenix, persistently evading capture for over an hour. The #llamadrama that followed inspired individuals across the

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BREAKING: FCC Can Now Regulate and Censor the Internet

BREAKING: FCC Can Now Regulate and Censor the Internet

At 12:59 EST today, the FCC voted to give itself the power to regulate the Internet as a public utility under “Title II.” Prices, access, content, and privacy will all

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Former Federal Judge Regrets 55-Year Marijuana Sentence

Former Federal Judge Regrets 55-Year Marijuana Sentence

In 2002 at the age of 24, Weldon Angelos was found guilty of marijuana-related charges. Because of mandatory sentencing laws established during the height of the War on Drugs in the

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NSA Surveillance Is Killing U.S. Tech Industry

NSA Surveillance Is Killing U.S. Tech Industry

U.S. Tech giants like Cisco systems, IBM, and Apple used to be able to count on large international markets to boost business. But thanks to the NSA and the global

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BREAKING: FCC Can Now Regulate and Censor the Internet

BREAKING: FCC Can Now Regulate and Censor the Internet

At 12:59 EST today, the FCC voted to give itself the power to regulate the Internet as a public utility under “Title II.” Prices, access, content, and privacy will all

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New Federal Dietary Guidelines Urge Regulations on TV Consumption, Taxes on Sugary Foods, Therapy

New Federal Dietary Guidelines Urge Regulations on TV Consumption, Taxes on Sugary Foods, Therapy

Do you want to buy a snack from the vending machine? Or relax in front of the TV after work? The federal government might want to have a word with

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BREAKING: FCC Can Now Regulate and Censor the Internet

BREAKING: FCC Can Now Regulate and Censor the Internet

At 12:59 EST today, the FCC voted to give itself the power to regulate the Internet as a public utility under “Title II.” Prices, access, content, and privacy will all

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This Law Lets Cops Take Your Cash

This Law Lets Cops Take Your Cash

Civil forfeiture. It’s the government’s ability to seize or take property, including cash, that law enforcement suspects to be associated with a crime. You don’t have to be convicted of

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Obamacare Causes Woman to Lose Her Health Insurance – Three Times!

Obamacare Causes Woman to Lose Her Health Insurance – Three Times!

When Pamela Weldin of Minatare, Nebraska, was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome 15 years ago, she bought health insurance to cover the costs of treating her condition. She also began

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Report Raises Alarms: Interest on the National Debt to Triple in Just 10 Years

Report Raises Alarms: Interest on the National Debt to Triple in Just 10 Years

According to the respected, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the interest on the national debt is set to triple in just 10 years, swallowing up $722 billion per year. To put

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Thursday’s FCC Vote Could Destroy the Internet as You Know It. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Thursday’s FCC Vote Could Destroy the Internet as You Know It. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Imagine doing what you do every day. Maybe you share incredible articles on social media. Maybe you’ve written some of those articles yourself. Or perhaps you maintain your company’s website

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The Pentagon Spent $41.6 Million on Viagra Last Year

The Pentagon Spent $41.6 Million on Viagra Last Year

You read that headline correctly. According to data from the Defense Health Agency, the Department of Defense spent $41.6 million on Viagra and $84.24 million total on erectile dysfunction prescriptions last year. Since

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Thursday’s FCC Vote Could Destroy the Internet as You Know It. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Thursday’s FCC Vote Could Destroy the Internet as You Know It. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Imagine doing what you do every day. Maybe you share incredible articles on social media. Maybe you’ve written some of those articles yourself. Or perhaps you maintain your company’s website

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This Law Enabled Police to Seize Cash from Cars Without Charging Either Driver

This Law Enabled Police to Seize Cash from Cars Without Charging Either Driver

Tan Nguyen was traveling through the Nevada desert when he was pulled over by a police officer for driving three miles over the speed limit. Instead of citing Tan for

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Why 26 States Ban Tesla From Selling Cars

Why 26 States Ban Tesla From Selling Cars

As Tesla keeps surprising the world with groundbreaking innovations in its electric vehicles, many states won’t even allow the company to sell its cars to consumers. Decades-old laws in 26

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According to One Study, This Is the Freest State in the Nation

According to One Study, This Is the Freest State in the Nation

Florida’s the most economically free state in the nation? That’s what the John Locke Foundation’s First in Freedom Index says, based on criteria like fiscal policy, educational choice, regulatory incursions,

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Thursday’s FCC Vote Could Destroy the Internet as You Know It. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Thursday’s FCC Vote Could Destroy the Internet as You Know It. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Imagine doing what you do every day. Maybe you share incredible articles on social media. Maybe you’ve written some of those articles yourself. Or perhaps you maintain your company’s website

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Why 26 States Ban Tesla From Selling Cars

Why 26 States Ban Tesla From Selling Cars

As Tesla keeps surprising the world with groundbreaking innovations in its electric vehicles, many states won’t even allow the company to sell its cars to consumers. Decades-old laws in 26

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Mark Cuban: FCC Overseeing Internet Scares the S*** Out of Me

Mark Cuban: FCC Overseeing Internet Scares the S*** Out of Me

Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and star of “Shark Tank,” spoke out last week against the FCC’s proposal to gain broad new powers to regulate the Internet. Asked about the new net

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The Most Important Moment from the Oscars That You May Have Missed

The Most Important Moment from the Oscars That You May Have Missed

Last night, singer-songwriter John Legend and hip-hop artist Common were awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 87th annual Academy Awards. Toward the end of his acceptance speech, Legend

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Mark Cuban: FCC Overseeing Internet Scares the S*** Out of Me

Mark Cuban: FCC Overseeing Internet Scares the S*** Out of Me

Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and star of “Shark Tank,” spoke out last week against the FCC’s proposal to gain broad new powers to regulate the Internet. Asked about the new net

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These Companies Don’t Need Government-Mandated Minimum Wage Hikes

These Companies Don’t Need Government-Mandated Minimum Wage Hikes

Last week, Walmart announced that it will be raising its base pay—hitting $9.00 per hour by April and $10.00 per hour by next February. The best thing about this news?

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Wrongfully Imprisoned? Oh Well…

Wrongfully Imprisoned? Oh Well…

Eleven months ago, Glenn Ford walked out of a Louisiana State Penitentiary after being imprisoned for 30 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Now the state of Louisiana is

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Can You Guess Which Oscar-Nominated Movies Have the Strongest Political Slant?

Can You Guess Which Oscar-Nominated Movies Have the Strongest Political Slant?

Can you predict the political slant of Oscar-nominated films based on campaign contributions by the people who made them? One company thinks you can. Analysts from Crowdpac compiled campaign finance data

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Mark Cuban: FCC Overseeing Internet Scares the S*** Out of Me

Mark Cuban: FCC Overseeing Internet Scares the S*** Out of Me

Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and star of “Shark Tank,” spoke out last week against the FCC’s proposal to gain broad new powers to regulate the Internet. Asked about the new net

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