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devloop (983641) writes "Petitioners requesting the White House remove D.A. Carmen Ortiz from office for gross prosecutorial overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz, received today what amounts to a denial from WhiteHouse.gov. "We will not address agency personnel matters... because we do not believe this is the appropriate forum in which to do so.". It is generally argued that the extreme zeal with which the D.A. prosecuted this case led Swartz to commit suicide." Link to Original Source top
White House responds to petition to allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consu
devloop (983641) writes "White House posts an official response to this petition, already with nearly 140,000 votes in favor, to allow direct sales to consumers in all 50 states. "We believe in the goal of improving consumer choice for American families, including more vehicles that provide savings at the pump for consumers. However, we understand that pre-empting current state laws on direct-to-consumer auto sales would require an act of Congress."" Link to Original Source top
devloop (983641) writes "The Iroquois helped invent lacrosse and, in a rare example of international recognition of American Indian sovereignty, they participate at every tournament as a separate nation. But they might not be at this year's world championship tournament because of a dispute over the validity of their passports.... The U.S. government says it will only let players back into the country if they have U.S. passports, a team official said." Link to Original Source top
devloop (983641) writes "After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups. And if this isn't shocking enough, some in the third generation even had hair growing inside their mouths—a phenomenon rarely seen, but apparently more prevalent among hamsters eating GM soy." Link to Original Source top