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IRS Attack Ads, Russia Arms Syria For Peace, Texas Slashes Business Taxes, D.C. Scamming Motorists, Drones In Deutschland, Fear The Chair: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 5-28-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

Patient Consent At Risk As Genome Sequencing Breakthroughs Divide Medical Community

Patient Consent At Risk As Genome Sequencing Breakthroughs Divide Medical Community

A forthcoming report in Science magazine argues that patient consent and confidentiality are under fire, after the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recently adjusted its formal recommendations to doctors that, for the most part, now leave the patient out of the decision-making process over how much data researchers can mine from their unique genetic codes.

Fitness Is Key To Preparedness

Fitness Is Key To Preparedness

Preparedness is about surviving. And if the day comes when you and the people around you can’t rely on technology and the sophisticated infrastructure that supplies the food and comfort to which we’ve become accustomed, you’ll have to rely on yourself — and that means work. Hard work demands that you be in adequate physical shape.

Protecting Or Bullying? Cop Posing As Student Gets Autistic Kid To Buy Some Weed

Protecting Or Bullying? Cop Posing As Student Gets Autistic Kid To Buy Some Weed

A scary trend in which cops infiltrate American schools and set up unassuming students for drug deals is emerging in the United States. Last week, the parents of a special-needs boy in Temecula, Calif., filed a claim against the local school district for helping “local authorities in an undercover drug sting that intentionally targeted and discriminated against their son.”

Researcher: It’s Free, Swipe Yo EBT

Researcher: It’s Free, Swipe Yo EBT

A University of Illinois researcher, in a paper funded by ConAgra Foods, opines that American efforts to alleviate food insecurity should include encouraging more people to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, “because it works.”

Palin On Obama’s IRS Attack Dog: ‘Will We Stand For This?’

Palin On Obama’s IRS Attack Dog: ‘Will We Stand For This?’

Kudos to Sarah Palin. In a recent column, she talks about how, since the beginning of the Tea Party movement in 2006, Constitutional conservatives have successfully been marginalized in the press, despite the fact that the Administration of President Barack Obama evidently has considered the true conservative movement a great threat.

Posters Linking Gun Rights, Gay Rights Baffle The Left

Posters Linking Gun Rights, Gay Rights Baffle The Left

In Washington State, gay rights advocates and gun rights advocates intersect in a series of posters appearing around the State Capitol in the past several days linking gay rights and opposition to gun laws. The posters, which direct people to a pro-gun website, have liberals complaining.

‘Budget Cuts’ Leave Attacked Oregon Woman Out Of Luck When She Calls 911

‘Budget Cuts’ Leave Attacked Oregon Woman Out Of Luck When She Calls 911

As an ex-boyfriend attempted to break into her home, allegedly intent on assaulting her both physically and sexually, an unidentified Oregon woman did what everybody’s instructed to do: She called 911. A dispatcher answered. The woman described the situation, saying, “If he gets in the house, I’m done.” That’s when the dispatcher advised her to… figure it all out herself.

A Search Engine For Government Documents

A Search Engine For Government Documents

A new project spearheaded by a group of historians, mathematicians and computer scientists at Columbia University in New York City is aimed at compiling all of the documents that have been declassified by the government in an easily searchable online database for research.

Holder Did It, But He’s Gonna Investigate To Make Sure, There’s Swill In Jersey, Someone’s Breaking In, Can’t You Ask Him To Go Away?: Friday Morning News Roundup 5-24-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

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