Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, holds up three video games after a news conference in San Francisco, Monday. The Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to bar children from buying violent video games, saying government doesn't have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints.
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Jeffrey H. Anderson was the senior speechwriter for Secretary Mike Leavitt at the Department of Health and Human Services.
In declaring July ice cream month, President Ronald Reagan cited nutritional benefits, and said it should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world — on average 20 quarts a year.
Cottage cheese is among the most common foods in Israel. When the dairy industry raised the price, more than 150,000 people joined a Facebook campaign to boycott it. Stunned, executives lowered the price by 25 percent, saying the protest changed the rules of the marketplace.
After some 18 hours of deliberation, a jury has found 34 year old Glen Doneghy guilty of second degree manslaughter in the death of Lexington Police Officer Bryan Durman. The twelve member panel also convicted Doneghy on counts of leaving the scene of an accident, second degree assault, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.
"The Obama administration believes congressional leaders must agree to a deficit-reduction deal by July 22 in order to raise the government's borrowing limit in time to avoid a default in early August, according to Democratic officials with knowledge of the negotiations," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.
Then-Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her husband John, attend an awards ceremony in Huntington, N.Y on March 9, 2004. O'Connor left the bench to take care of her ill husband in 2007. He died in 2009.
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Jeffrey Rosen is the legal editor of The New Republic.
The Supreme Court term that ended this week would have looked very different if Justice Sandra Day O'Connor were still on the bench. Twenty percent of the cases were decided by a 5-4 vote, and, in many of those cases, Justice O'Connor would have voted to swing the result the other way.
April 30, 2011: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., LaTia Cobbs sat in the rubble of her destroyed home following the massive tornado that swept through the city three days earlier.
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"When the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., begins rebuilding more than 5,300 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by an Apr. 27 tornado, it may find itself missing many of the people it needs to put the city together again," Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
The National Education Association honored Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Thursday with this year’s America’s Greatest Education Governor Award. The annual award is given to governors who have made statewide efforts to improve public education and leaving education out of budget cuts.