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Chris Cuomo: 'Our rights do not come from God'

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by Cal Thomas
Posted 2/19/15, 01:33 pm

“… the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” —John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961

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One toke over the line?

Law | State laws on marijuana are changing rapidly, but it may be too much too soon
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 10/03/14, 01:00 am

Manitou Springs, a resort town at the foot of Pike’s Peak in Colorado, takes pride in its weirdness. A popular T-shirt touts the town’s elevation—6,412 feet above sea level—with the slogan, “Dude, I think the whole town is high!”

But now that Colorado’s Amendment 64 has made recreational marijuana legal in the state, Manitou Springs is wrestling with just how weird, and how high, since “64” (to use Colorado shorthand) allows towns to decide for themselves whether to have retail dispensaries.

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Man in motions

Law | A lone Georgia attorney helps spur GM's recall of 2.6 million cars, but a higher law drives his passions inside and outside the courtroom
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/30/14, 01:00 am

ATLANTA—Brooke Melton’s 29th birthday began with a singing voicemail message from her father, a birthday email from her mother, and excitement over a birthday dinner with her new boyfriend. After her shift as a pediatric nurse, Brooke climbed into her 2005 Chevy Cobalt, fastened her seatbelt, and headed down a misty, two-lane highway just north of Atlanta. She never made it to dinner.

Instead, Brooke’s day ended with her car suddenly losing power, veering across the highway into an oncoming vehicle, and turning the date of her birth into the date of her death.

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