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N.J.'s 88 craft breweries were having too much fun, so the state just slapped new rules on them
NJ.com | Say goodbye to weekly trivia nights, food truck Fridays and Eagles on the TV at your local craft brewery. A new ruling issued by the state cracks down on what brewery owners will be allowed to do and now requires them...
Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance
Pledge
BBC | he state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton intervened on Tuesday to defend the...
Citing ‘Adverse Conduct’ Police Finally Fire Amber Guyger for Killing Botham Jean
FreeThoughtProject | Dallas, TX — After the Dallas police department refused to fire an officer who admitted to killing an innocent man, outrage erupted, and rightfully so. Now, however, on Monday, the department announced that officer...
Child pornography reason behind Sunspot Observatory closure, according to court documents
KTSM | A federal search warrant reveals that Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography. The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at...
Immigrants Seeking Shelter After Hurricane Florence Fear Deportation as FEMA Shifts Funds to ICE
DemocracyNow! | While the worst of Hurricane Florence is over, officials say the most dangerous flooding is yet to come for residents of the Carolinas and Virginia, as thousands have been ordered to evacuate their homes and hundreds...
'Unions Are Lying, Cheating Rats': Leaked Video Reveals Amazon's Belligerent Anti-Worker Tactics
Amazon Training Video/Screengrab
CommonDreams | As Amazon works to combat its public image as a starvation-wage employer by doling out mere pennies in pay hikes and deploying an army of workers to sing the company's praises on Twitter, a video leaked on Wednesday...
An Untold Number of Indigenous Children Disappeared at U.S. Boarding Schools. Tribal Nations Are Raising the Stakes in Search of Answers.
Tribe
TheIntercept | When Yufna Soldier Wolf was a kid, she was made well aware of why her family members only spoke English, and why they dressed the way they did. Her grandfather and other elders used to recount their experiences at...
NY Pension Chief Cashes in on Natural Gas
WNYC | New York State’s former top pension investment officer was appointed to the board of a natural gas conglomerate after the pension system bought up the company’s bonds, rejected demands to divest from fossil fuels and...
U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find
Immigration
NyTimes | WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is unable to account for the whereabouts of nearly 1,500 migrant children who illegally entered the United States alone this year and were placed with sponsors after leaving federal...
New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist
AidsGate
AFP | The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: all these landmark events in US history fueled public suspicions about the elites and fostered conspiracy theories that inspired artists, and are the focus...
Hurricane Florence Causes Catastrophic Flooding Across North Carolina
Weather.com | The city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been entirely cut off by floodwaters from Tropical Depression Florence, forcing North Carolina officials to call for additional help from state law enforcement and the...
Parents Upset Over Active Shooter Drill Done ‘To Expose Students To Sound Of Gunfire’
Active Shooter
CBS-Pittsburg | BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — At Bethel Park High School on Thursday, an active shooter drill is scheduled to get underway during an extended third period class. This drill will include the sound of gunfire, but blanks will be...
Hurricane Florence Could Threaten 10 Nuclear Power Facilities
UndergroundNews | Hurricane Florence has now reached a CAT 4 and there has been many evacuations ordered for the North and South Carolina Coastlines. In the path of the storm sits at least 10 different Nuclear Power facilities that could...
Sept. 11 is still killing FBI agents
LATimes | FBI Agent Dave LeValley was driving to work in Manhattan when he saw the first jetliner strike the World Trade Center on a bright September morning 17 years ago. He quickly parked his car and sprinted to the scene,...
New Mexico sues Google, Twitter for illegally collecting data on children
UPI | Sept. 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico filed a lawsuit against Google, Twitter and several app developers for illegally collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. New Mexico Attorney General...
"Inaccessible" North Carolina Nuclear Plant Declares "Unusual Event" During Storm-Driven "Hot Shutdown"
Nuclear Power
ZeroHedge | Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, has declared a state of emergency as the 1,200-acre complex remains cut off by flood waters and and is inaccessible to outside personnel. Just...
U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban
Canada
Politico | Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations. As Canada...
'It's like a bomb has gone off here': Stranded residents hunker down as Florence hammers NC
ABCNews | As Hurricane Florence hammers North Carolina's coastline with rain and wind, first responders are scrambling to rescue residents who didn't heed evacuation orders and are now stranded in their homes, cars and even on...