- The House of Representatives has, unfortunately, voted to continue funding the federal government through the end of the fiscal year.
- Microsoft joins the ranks of tech firms revealing data demands by government agencies. The company reports that in 2012 it received 75,378 law enforcement requests worldwide for customer information, but complied in only two percent of cases.
- On the list of verboten activities at Maryland's St. Mary's County Public Schools are: hugging, sharing homemade food and parents pushing children other than their own on swings. Well, how else will you turn kids into fearful little freaks?
- The United Nations is investigating allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. Expect a stern finger-wagging in about a decade.
- Legal experts fret that 3D printers will render gun control laws unenforceable. Yes, we keep running similar stories, but it's just so cool.
- Now that marijuana is legally available (feds aside) in parts of the United States, suppliers say they're seeing growing demand for milder grass with less of a kick. Washed down, no doubt, with light beer or white zin.
- A New York judge has forbidden Lifetime from promoting or broadcasting a TV movie about a real-life crime on the premise that the film violates the rights of the convicted killer.
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