The Obama administration concedes that it cannot, in fact, assassinate noncombatants on U.S. soil. That wasn't so hard, was it? As a good-will gesture, the White House has also reportedly offered Sen. Rand Paul a free trip anywhere he'd like, outside the United States.
- Rather than hire new workers or expand their businesses, U.S. companies are returning money to shareholders. Surveys reveal that uncertainty about policy and the economy keep the business community cautious,
- Colorado's "legal" maket for marijuana is expected to be heavily laden with taxes and regulations, far more so than the market for alcohol. So don't throw away your dealer's number.
- A narcotics officer serving with the Southeast Mississippi Metropolitan Enforcement Team shot a police dog, allegedly because he thought he was under attack when it tugged at his trousers. It's like some sort of horrible reflex …
- The FBI has joined the investigation into the murder of Marco McMillian, a black and openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi. The feds want to determine if the killing was a "hate crime."
- Stephen Slevin spent two years in solitary confinement, without medical attention, in a New Mexico jail on a DWI charge for which he was never brought to trial. He's been awarded $15 million for his troubles.
- Mourners waited in long lines for a glimpse at the body of Hugo Chavez, the dictatorial thug who suppressed opposition and impoverished his country so successfully.
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