Chaos Continued Overnight in Baltimore, HHS Backs Less Fluoride in Water, Same-Sex Marriage Hits Supreme Court: A.M. Links


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  • The National Guard started stationing around Baltimore yesterday as the afternoon's riots, arson, and looting continued through the night. Nearly 200 people were arrested. Today Baltimore City Schools called off all classes and Mayor Rawlings-Blake announced a week-long curfew for all citizens between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. 
  • Same-sex marriage gets its day in the Supreme Court: justices will consider whether states must grant same-sex marriage licenses and whether they must honor those granted by other states. (SCOTUSblog will be live blogging oral arguments here beginning at 10:45 a.m.)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services lowered its recommended fluoride level for drinking water as current levels (recommended since 1962) may be causing tooth spotting and streaking. 
  • The "Bali 9" face a firing squad today in Indonesia, where drug trafficking is a capital offense. 
  • "Tech insiders are predicting a legal battle" over a Senate anti-trafficking amendment that extends criminal liability to websites where sex traffickers post, according to The Hill
  • New York passed a wage-equity bill requiring a "boda fide" reason for any pay differential between a man and a woman at the same company. 
  • Vegas is considering making nightclub employees get licensed by state gambling regulators even if their jobs have nothing to do with gambling. 

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