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Lawsuit: Facebook post on gay marriage gets farmer barred from market – Farmer fined $2.8M for farming on own land

A Michigan farmer, barred from selling at an open-air market in a nearby city after refusing to let a gay couple get married on his property, is suing the city. Steve Tennes, who owns Country Mill farms, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that East Lansing is excluding him from its farmers market because of his Christian belief that marriage ...

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Connecticut's fiscal crisis described and explained

Home to Yale University with its $25-billion endowment, numerous high-flying hedge funds and top-drawer celebrities ensconced in opulent estates worth tens of millions of dollars, Connecticut possesses great wealth and boasts the highest per capita income of any American state. But look a little closer and it’s a fiscal train wreck. The Constitution State is among the worst states when ...

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Drug cartels heavily rely on GPS devices to track shipments, feds say – Drug bust netting 7.9 tons of cocaine dubbed ‘one of the largest in history’

The GPS has increasingly become a drug dealer’s new partner in crime. Drug-smuggling groups are relying on the device to keep tabs on drug packages as they wind their way through Central America to the United States, according to published reports. The criminals attach the drug shipments to buoys, send them off in the Pacific Ocean, and use signals they ...

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DIGGING DEEPER: Trump-touted Caterpillar reportedly accused of tax fraud in government report

Caterpillar, the construction-equipment giant that saw three of its central Illinois facilities raided last week by federal law enforcement, was accused of tax and accounting fraud in a report commissioned by the government. The New York Times said it viewed the report, which has not been made public or made available to Caterpillar. “Caterpillar did not comply with either U.S. ...

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