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Apr 30, 2015
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The kids aren’t alright (with the American legal system)

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A figure of a child holding an open book decorates a flagpole at the Supreme Court. October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Big brother is watching you. And little brother doesn’t like it.

Almost half of America’s youth are not confident in the U.S. justice system, according to a Harvard University study. When asked whether the criminal system could “fairly judge people without bias for race and ethnicity,” 49 percent of respondents said they had little to no confidence.

Apr 30, 2015
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The kids aren’t alright (with the American legal system)

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A figure of a child holding an open book decorates a flagpole at the Supreme Court. October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Big brother is watching you. And little brother doesn’t like it.

Almost half of America’s youth are not confident in the U.S. justice system, according to a Harvard University study. When asked whether the criminal system could “fairly judge people without bias for race and ethnicity,” 49 percent of respondents said they had little to no confidence.

Apr 29, 2015
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Water, water — nowhere

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A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

 

Green lawn? That’ll be $10,000, thanks.

California’s governor is proposing increasingly stringent fines for water waste, as the state grapples with historic water shortages. If the legislation goes through, the fines could climb to as much as 10 grand per violation, Reuters reports. That’s a fairly steep jump from the current maximum daily fine allowed: $500.

Apr 29, 2015
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Water, water — nowhere

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A visitor walks near the receding waters at Folsom Lake, which is 17 percent of its capacity, in Folsom, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

 

Green lawn? That’ll be $10,000, thanks.

California’s governor is proposing increasingly stringent fines for water waste, as the state grapples with historic water shortages. If the legislation goes through, the fines could climb to as much as 10 grand per violation, Reuters reports. That’s a fairly steep jump from the current maximum daily fine allowed: $500.

Apr 28, 2015
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Helping out the bird brains

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The sun rises through a dense morning fog covering the New York area as a bird perches on a statue in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Migrating birds are getting a helping hand from New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered state-owned buildings to shut off non-essential lighting after 11 p.m., Reuters reports, responding to claims that the illuminations are causing mass casualties for birds migrating through the region.

Apr 28, 2015
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Helping out the bird brains

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The sun rises through a dense morning fog covering the New York area as a bird perches on a statue in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Migrating birds are getting a helping hand from New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered state-owned buildings to shut off non-essential lighting after 11 p.m., Reuters reports, responding to claims that the illuminations are causing mass casualties for birds migrating through the region.

Apr 27, 2015
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No whines, just wine

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A set of six bottles of Petrus 1982 wine sold at auction for 20,000 pounds — or roughly $30,000 — or about a hundred bucks a sip, depending on your drinking style. Experts say it’s not a terrible investment, believe it or not, as the rare wine market can yield returns of up to 25 percent.

Bottoms up — and read on for more news you might have missed:

 

Video: The future is here and it’s terrifying

New technology allows people to fly drones using mind control.

 

Barbie can do anything – except train whales

Mattel decides to cease production of SeaWorld Trainer Barbie, after widespread criticism of SeaWorld Parks.

Apr 27, 2015
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No whines, just wine

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Screengrab/REUTERS

A set of six bottles of Petrus 1982 wine sold at auction for 20,000 pounds — or roughly $30,000 — or about a hundred bucks a sip, depending on your drinking style. Experts say it’s not a terrible investment, believe it or not, as the rare wine market can yield returns of up to 25 percent.

Bottoms up — and read on for more news you might have missed:

 

Video: The future is here and it’s terrifying

New technology allows people to fly drones using mind control.

 

Barbie can do anything – except train whales

Mattel decides to cease production of SeaWorld Trainer Barbie, after widespread criticism of SeaWorld Parks.

Apr 24, 2015
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Oklahoma, not O.K.

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Large clouds are seen as a tornado passes south of El Reno, Oklahoma May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

 

Ohhhhhhhklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the earthquake-riddled plain.

Apr 23, 2015
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Earls before swine

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In politics, it’s a pig-eat-pig world.

And you thought pork-barrel spending was a problem.

With the hotly contested May 7 general election looming over the UK, the proprietors of the Pennywell Farm in Devon, England, believe they’ve found a way to predict the outcome: pig race.

You can watch the video here — and then read on for more news you might have missed: