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Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape Sentence

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape Sentence

Montana prosecutors on Wednesday decided to appeal a 30-day jail sentence given to a former teacher who admitted to raping a 14-year-old student.

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

The Justice Department has filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

The head of the U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that every piece of domestic mail is photographed for processing and that the information is sometimes made available to law enforcement, according to The Associated Press.

Showdown In Egypt: Wednesday’s Developments

Showdown In Egypt: Wednesday’s Developments

With a tentative deadline of late Wednesday looming, we’re watching the news from Egypt — where massive protests continue and the military has said President Mohammed Morsi and his political opponents must strike a compromise by day’s end or the generals will come up with their own solutions.

U.S. To Recommend Listing All Chimpanzees As Endangered

U.S. To Recommend Listing All Chimpanzees As Endangered

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal today that would designate all chimpanzees as an endangered species.

IRS Chief Tells Panel ‘Primary Mission’ Is Restoring Trust

IRS Chief Tells Panel ‘Primary Mission’ Is Restoring Trust

The Internal Revenue Service must earn the trust of the American people, the tax agency’s new leader said on Capitol Hill Monday, as he promised to hold employees accountable for targeting the tax-exempt applications of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

FBI Pick Is A Republican With Deep Roots In Law Enforcement

FBI Pick Is A Republican With Deep Roots In Law Enforcement

“Name any high office in federal law enforcement … odds are Jim Comey’s had it over the years.”

Soldier Accused In Afghan Shooting Rampage To Plead Guilty

Soldier Accused In Afghan Shooting Rampage To Plead Guilty

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with the murder of 16 Afghan villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the American-led war in that country, will plead guilty as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Take Your Seat, The ‘No Photography’ Sign Is Lit

Take Your Seat, The ‘No Photography’ Sign Is Lit

What caught our attention was the sound of flight attendants repeatedly ordering passengers not to take pictures or (presumably) videos. Apparently, it’s an official rule at American Airlines:

Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of Groups

Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of Groups

The language is not dramatic but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration is straight forward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.