Net Neutrality Vote Today, 'Jihadi John' Identified, Toke Up DC!: A.M. Links
- The Federal Communications Commission will vote today on a "net neutrality" proposal. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai recently talked to Nick Gillespie about why he opposes the plan.
- "Jihadi John," the maked man seen beheading hostages in Islamic State videos, has been identified as British citizen Mohammed Emwazi.
- Smoke up, D.C.! Despite a meddling Congress, the nation's capitol has moved forward with the marijuana legalization initiative passed last fall; the law took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. (For more on how this will play out, see Jacob Sullum here and here.)
- The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation raised millions from foreign governments—including Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman—while Hillary was serving as Secretary of State.
- Arizona police are investigating the cutting of a fiber-optic cable in Phoenix that left people across northern Arizona (including our own J.D. Tuccille!) without Internet, cell phone, or landline service for several hours.
- U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-New Mexico) is trying to end the Albuquerque Police Department's practice of sending community police officers for military-style training at a secluded Department of Energy facility.
- Human head transplants are upon us.