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Should Sex Offenders Be Permitted On Facebook? Supreme Court To Decide

Packingham was off probation, but still on the sex offender registry, when he took to Facebook in April 2010 to celebrate the dismissal of a traffic ticket. "The law does not operate in some sleepy First Amendment quarter", Goldberg said. The court in that case ruled that the ban served the state's interest in protecting its citizens' right to vote freely, but Kennedy today dismissed the Tennessee ban as "not analogous" to North Carolina's .

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Bush condemns Trump's treatment of 'indispensable' media

Bush said he supports an investigation that explores possible links between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. The former President stopped short of calling for a special prosecutor to investigate, saying that he is not a lawyer, and therefore is not sure of "the right avenue to take".

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Bitcoin poised at 3-year peak, nearing record high

On January 1, 2017, the price of bitcoin surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time in three years , peaking at $1,153.86 on January 5. Despite the similarity in price movements to November 2013, bitcoin is now showing signs of becoming a more mature asset class .

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Another Jewish cemetery has been vandalized, this time in Philadelphia

Aaron Mallin came to visit his father's resting place when he made the discovery. "But the fact that there's so many, it leads one to think it could have been targeted", he told the station. At 9:33 a.m. someone called police to report vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery at Frankford and Cheltenham Avenues, police said. "That along with other recent threats to Jewish community centers around the country, he declared it all a sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate ...

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Peninsula under severe thunderstorm watch into evening

Damaging straight-line winds will be the main storm threat today. The severe potential should push east of the area by 9 pm. Colder air will rush in behind the front and the Berkshires may see some wet snowflakes briefly before precipitation ends-around midnight or so.

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Trump Lays The Groundwork For Feds Invading Chicago With Latest Tweet

In a bid to crack down on the city's gun violence, the Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids in the South and West Side neighborhoods. In a statement emailed on Thursday night, the Chicago Police department's Supt. Johnson blamed "repeat gun offenders" for much of the gun violence and homicides in Chicago.