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  • Woman who was tricked into taking abortion pill seeks fetal protection law

    Woman who was tricked into taking abortion pill seeks fetal protection law
    A Florida woman who lost her baby after her boyfriend tricked her into taking an abortion pill is now fighting for the state to adopt a fetal protection law, the Associated Press is reporting. Remee Jo Lee stood teary-eyed in front of the Senate...
  • Target security breach lasted longer than previously thought

    Target security breach lasted longer than previously thought
    WASHINGTON — A Target Corp. official told a Senate committee that a massive security breach affecting up to 110 million holiday shoppers lasted three days longer than previously thought. Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan disclosed the latest...
  • Secret surveillance court judges oppose reform ideas

    Secret surveillance court judges oppose reform ideas
    WASHINGTON — Judges on the federal government's secret surveillance court have strongly rejected any proposed changes to their review process, putting unexpected pressure on the White House on Tuesday as President Obama prepares a speech aimed at...
  • Obama to seek only modest reforms in government surveillance

    Obama to seek only modest reforms in government surveillance
    WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce new guidelines for government surveillance operations but will not end or order strict limits on the most controversial domestic programs exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • What we think: If 'stand your ground' stands, give it makeover

    After months of controversy over Florida's "stand your ground" law, some fixes for its worst flaws could finally be on the way. This month a state Senate panel approved a measure that would modify the law that became notorious for delaying George...
  • Will the NSA be reformed?

    Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency's renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he's been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden's disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in...
  • SYG law can be improved with restrictions on Watch groups

    While Florida's "stand your ground" law is an excellent, common-sense law, it's not perfect. In 2005, Rep. Dennis Baxley came to me with the idea that the Legislature should revise Florida's law that required an innocent victim to flee when attacked...
  • Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue

    Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • REVIEW: 'Anita' ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Anita' ★★★&#9733
    If the name Anita Hill means anything at all to you, you won't need any encouragement to see a compelling documentary featuring this usually private woman talking with exceptional candor and insight about the events that made her an instant national...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed
    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
  • Revenge porn legislation sails through committee, floor vote next

     
    A proposal to criminalize revenge porn was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee after a few amendments that changed the penalties. Revenge porn occurs when a spurned lover takes a parting shot at an ex by posting nude......