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Colorado's Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers can fire workers who use marijuana for medical reasons, even though it's legal in that state. The case involved Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who was fired by Dish Network (DISH) in 2010 after he failed a company drug test for...
It looked like the exact opposite of the type of action seen on shows like "COPS." There, on a Washington highway, was a police car, lights flashing, that appeared to be pursuing an elderly woman in a scooter chair -- at the breakneck speed of six miles per hour. "What it looked...
ISIS terrorists have tweeted the Upper East Side address of Muslim-hating blogger Pamela Geller just days after Boston cops gunned down a knife-wielding jihadi who threatened to behead her. Geller’s address and the message #GoForth were posted on a Twitter account linked to...
The University of Texas Race-based admissions policy may be ruled unconstitutional as early as today. The U-S Supreme Court could release its decision in the suit filed by Abigail Fisher. "I would like for other people to fight for my rights, so I'm fighting for everyone's...
Interstate 35 through the middle of Austin would get an additional free lane in each direction, including adding a lane to each side of the upper decks, as well a toll lane on both sides as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $4.3 billion, 10-year plan for the...
The racial identity of one of the most prominent faces in Spokane, Washington's black community is under question after her parents produced a birth certificate that showed she is white. Rachel Dolezal, 37, is the head of the local chapter of the NAACP and has identified herself...
A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school. Continue reading The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Gavin Grimm in the lawsuit against the...
Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez knew they were inviting controversy when they hatched a plan to host a "White Appreciation Day" discount on Thursday at their Rubbin Buttz BBQ joint in the small Colorado town of Milliken. But Antillon, a Mexican American, stressed that they...