May 15

How Philly lost the nation’s capital to Washington



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Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?



May 13

Meet the agency that blew the whistle on the IRS



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A group called TIGTA has reportedly found that Internal Revenue Service workers targeted non-profits associated with the Tea Party and groups involved in “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” So what is TIGTA and how powerful is it?



May 10

Animal cruelty video laws present a First Amendment debate



Posted 11 months, 13 days ago.

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A feverish debate in Tennessee over a law that would compel people with video of alleged animal cruelty to hand a copy over to police has set off a debate about wider First Amendment issues.



May 10

Forget about drones: Are robots the next privacy threat?



Posted 11 months, 14 days ago.

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A United Nations report about “killer robots” is a new spin on the rising concern about drones—and the legal problems caused by self-guided machines could be closer than you think.



May 9

A connection between plastic guns and homegrown marijuana



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A Texas law student has created a huge stir by printing out a functional handgun using a 3-D printer. But will a court decision about marijuana influence the matter?