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Well, that escalated quickly. Just days after a federal district court ruled that part of the Texas restrictive abortion regulations were unconstitutional, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision. In short, that means that dozens of clinics will be forced to close. Read about it, here…[TexasTribune]

Talk about a scandal! In a new book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, President Obama’s top aides reveal they considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 re-election ticket when the outlook of Obama winning appeared uncertain. Could you imagine?  [NYT]

An undercover California cop is being accused of tricking a teenager with autism into buying him marijuana. Now, the parents of the 17-year-old are filing a lawsuit after the boy was arrested with 21 other high school students on drug-dealing charges. The family is seeking unspecified damages from the Temecula Valley School District, alleging negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. [HuffPost]

The California boy who shot his neo-Nazi father at age 10 because “he was bad” has learned his fate. Joseph Hall, now 12, has been sentenced to seven years in a juvenile prison after a judge ruled that he is a threat to society and must be kept behind bars. He’ll be eligible for parole when he is 20, but could get paroled at age 18 with good behavior. [DailyMail]


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