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  1. Jeff Sessions: Colleges, universities that stifle free speech are a bulliesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Washington Times

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday vowed the Justice Department will not back down against college and university campuses that he says are stifling free speech, comparing the schools to bullies who have "gone too far." "This has gone too far," Mr. Sessions said of campuses limiting expressions of speech.

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  2. Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile appsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Washington Times

    Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users. Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by New Mexico's top prosecutor is renewing focus on the public's growing concerns about whether information on online interests, browsing and buying habits are slipping into the hands of data brokers without their consent.

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  3. Illustration on Liberal nonsense by Alexander Hunter/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | Washington Times

    It's "1984" and we are living in schizophrenic times. Dickensian times. Orwellian times.

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  4. Liberals are hard-wired to protest says pollRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 26 | Washington Times

    Vigorous protest marches were the norm during the 1960s. These days, the compunction to get out on the street and make a big noise over select issues is almost as prevalent among certain groups - mainly Democrats, liberals, the educated elite and women.

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  5. US students turn grief into tech startup after France attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Washington Times

    California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of California, Berkeley incoming senior ran through mobs of people to escape the chaos and later joined classmates to search hospitals and plaster the city with flyers of fellow students reported missing in the July 2016 terrorist attack.

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  6. Portland police: Review needed after protest by antifa, far-right groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | Washington Times

    Portland police were accused Sunday of being heavy-handed against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators, reportedly injuring some counter-protesters and prompting the city's new police chief to order a review of officers' use of force. Police in riot gear tried to keep the two groups apart, many of whom had come on Saturday dressed for battle in helmets and protective clothing.

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  7. Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland , Oregon, deployed "flash bang" devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters. Just before 2 p.m., police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks and bottles at officers.

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  8. Portland prepares for right-wing, anti-fascist ralliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    Portland , Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer.

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  9. Dueling Portland political protests raise fears of violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Washington Times

    Portland , Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer.

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  10. A robotic hand can juggle a cube _ with lots of trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Washington Times

    That's how much virtual computing time it took researchers at OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence lab funded by Elon Musk and others, to train its disembodied hand. The team paid Google $3,500 to run its software on thousands of computers simultaneously, crunching the actual time to 48 hours.

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  11. Young Americans for Liberty notches free-speech win at Berkeley over club recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | Washington Times

    When students applied last year to start a Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of California Berkeley, they were told the organization was "too similar to Cal Libertarians." That won't happen again under a settlement reached Monday.

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  12. Ari'el Stachel wins Tony with tears over 'The Band's Visit'Read the original story

    Jun 10, 2018 | Washington Times

    Ari'el Stachel, tears in his eyes, thanked his parents for their love and support throughout a childhood spent hoping nobody would notice their roots. "For so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person," he said Sunday as he collected a Tony best featured actor in a musical for his role of Haled in "The Band's Visit.

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  13. James P. Bradley seeks to finish second in California Senate primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | Washington Times

    James P. Bradley is a Coast Guard veteran, an MBA holder and chief financial officer at a heath care startup, but he's just been thrust into his biggest role yet - the GOP's best hope of vying for a Senate seat in deep-blue California. The primaries are Tuesday, and the state's unusual "jungle" system means the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election.

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  14. Judge blocked California law on life-ending drugs. Now what?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Washington Times

    A judge has thrown out a 2016 California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives after finding that the Legislature unconstitutionally approved it during a special session. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked an appeals court to block and reverse the decision by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia.

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  15. Coach: Southwest agent asked for proof biracial son was hersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    Southwest Airlines apologized Tuesday to the Cal women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb after she claimed an airline employee stopped her from boarding because the worker didn't believe her 1-year-old biracial son was hers. A desk agent questioned Gottlieb ahead of a flight from Denver to Oakland Sunday, saying she "had to 'prove' that he was my son, despite having his passport," Gottlieb said in a series of tweets.

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  16. UC Berkeley: 'Hard to defend' free speech of conservatives who 'incite' liberal studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    A long-awaited report on free speech protections at the University of California, Berkeley, blames "hard to defend" conservative speakers for inciting left-wing students to violence. A commission of Berkeley faculty, students formed in 2017 after violent and costly student protests called its commitment to free speech into question.

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  17. China uses students as spiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | Washington Times

    A senior U.S. counterintelligence official recently said publicly what many officials and experts have been warning privately for years: China is using its large student population in the United States to spy. Bill Evanina , director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, a DNI agency, said recently that China poses a broad-ranging foreign intelligence threat that includes the use of academics, students, cyberespionage and human agents to steal secrets from the government and private sectors.

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  18. In wake of defeats, Brazil's Rousseff takes show on the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | Washington Times

    It's been a rough couple of years for Brazil's leftist Workers' Party. First President Dilma Rousseff was booted from office.

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  19. Free-range parenting laws letting kids roam could catch onRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2018 | Washington Times

    After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote for anxiety-plagued parents and overscheduled kids. Free-range parenting is the concept that giving kids the freedom to do things alone - like explore a playground or ride a bike to school - makes them healthier, happier and more resilient.

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  20. Stephen Reinhardt, 9th Circuit Court judge, dies at 87Read the original story

    Mar 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a liberal stalwart on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for nearly four decades, died Thursday in Southern California. He was 87. Reinhardt died of a heart attack during a visit to a dermatologist in Los Angeles, court spokesman David Madden said.

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