<div class=New Jersey files lawsuit against federal sports betting ban
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 A New Jersey state senator has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a federal law banning sports betting in 46 states. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a Democrat representing portions of Union County, filed the suit Monday, arguing the 17-year-old law is unconstitutional because it treats four states differently than the other states. Under the law, sports betting is prohibited in all states except Delaware, Oregon, Montana and... read more

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<div class=Senator David Vitter to earmark $100,000 for creationist group
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 David Vitter, a Republican United States Senator from Louisiana, has earmarked US$100,000 for Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), a conservative creationist organization. Vitter put the earmark into the labor, health and education financing bill for fiscal year 2008. The bill specifies the Louisiana Family Forum received the money “to develop a plan to promote better science education.” Vitter has close ties to the... read more

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Norwegian government considers prosecuting Scientology

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services is considering prosecuting and banning some Scientology practices, in particular the use of the Scientology personality test to sell courses. State Secretary Rigmor Aasrud said that the activities in question might be prosecuted as fraud or as violations of existing healthcare regulations. A Norwegian Member of Parliament (MP) whose daughter killed herself after taking such a... read more

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Bale signs contract extension with Real Madrid to 2022

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Yesterday, Spanish capital football club Real Madrid announced Welsh winger Gareth Bale has signed a contract extension which runs through June 2022. Bale joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2013 from London-based club Tottenham Hotspur for £85 million (about €100 million), a world-record fee at the time, and since then he has scored 62 goals in 135 matches for the club, of which he scored 50 goals in the Spanish La Liga.... read more

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Tornadoes in central US kill nearly two dozen people

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 At least 23 people have been killed in late afternoon in broad daylight, with dark (very dark) clouds tornadoes that ripped through the central United States on Saturday May 10 with over 150 reported injured and at least three people are missing. Tornadoes hit towns on the Missouri and Oklahoma borders which caused significant damage. Several watches and warnings for storms and tornadoes remain today. At 4:11 a.m. (eastern time)... read more

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US army whistleblowers allege widespread torture of Iraqi detainees

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 Human Rights Watch yesterday released a report containing new and detailed allegations, by three serving US army officers, of widespread torture and abuse of Iraqi detainees by American forces, at Forward Operating Base Mercury, near Fallujah. Prisoners are alleged to have been severely beaten, forced into painful “stress positions”, deprived of sleep, denied food and water, subjected to extremes of hot and... read more

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Tropical Storm Edouard moves on land along Texas coast

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida said a change in direction of Tropical Storm Edouard took the storm east of Galveston, Texas and away from a direct path across Houston. The storm never reached hurricane status as its maximum sustained winds were clocked at 65mph. Sustained winds of 74mph are considered to be hurricane strength. Tourist Beth Bronson, visiting Galveston from Allen, Texas near Dallas was... read more

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Human Rights Watch publish documents alleging US cooperated with Libya on torture

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 The human rights group Human Rights Watch has published a 154-page document accusing the United States of cooperating with Libya under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, in the interrogation and torture of members of the armed group, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), according to a report in the Huffington Post. The report alleges that the United States and Libya, together with governments from Africa, Asia, and Europe such... read more

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

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Friday, May 16, 2008 Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on the Caribbean island of Curaçao where the ship is docked began an investigation into the presence of asbestos dust... read more

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