Rockets from both Gaza and Lebanon hit Israel Friday morning, followed by more Israeli airstrikes against Hamas militants in Gaza. Health officials there say the strikes have killed over 100 Palestinians (including about one-third two-thirds civilians) since Tuesday.
- A circuit judge in Florida has ruled the state's congressional map unconstitutional. "Republican political consultants or operatives did in fact conspire to manipulate and influence the redistricting process," wrote Judge Terry Lewis.
- The National Gay Blood Drive is working to change an FDA policy, enacted in 1983, that puts a lifetime ban on blood donations from any man who has, "from 1977 to the present, (had) sexual contact with another male, even once."
- A Washington state man who was fired from his job after appearing in the media buying legal recreational marijuana has been reinstated; the company called it all a "misunderstanding."
- Oregon's Full Sail Brewing Company is suing the Atlanta-based Sessions Law Firm for trademark infringement.
- The sex trade is booming in Silicon Valley (and the FBI doesn't like it).
- The Pennsylvania government mistakenly sent more than 14,000 military draft notification letters to dead men, all born between 1893 and 1897.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
Medicare for All would cost far, far more than he says.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.