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Massachusetts town renames Christmas vacation – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle Massachusetts town renames Christmas vacationSan Francisco ChronicleMARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Christmas vacation is out in one Massachusetts school system, replaced by "holiday break." The Marshfield School Committee on Monday voted 3-2 to uphold a September decision to change the name of Christmas vacation to …Marshfield Schools To Keep 'Holiday'... 

The Redemption of Marion Barry – Dissident Voice

The Redemption of Marion BarryDissident VoiceAuthor's note: This article was first published 20 years ago (October of 1994), during Marion Barry's triumphant return from drug abuse, prison, and electoral oblivion. I reprint it now in light of his untimely death. Marion Barry's landslide victory in Washington, … and more »  Read More →

Grand jury in Ferguson case does not indict officer in Michael Brown shooting – Fox News

NBCNews.com Grand jury in Ferguson case does not indict officer in Michael Brown shootingFox NewsThere were 29 arrests made after protesters fired more than 100 gunshots, burned dozens buildings, looted stores and vandalized police cars in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury did not indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in …Protests spread far beyond Ferguson... 

Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case – News One

News One Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida 'Warning Shot' CaseNews OneJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's “stand your ground” law in its …Alexander accepts plea dealWJXT... 

Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech? – New York Times

New York Times Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?New York TimesExhibit 12 in the government's case against Anthony Elonis is a screenshot of a Facebook post he wrote in October 2010, five months after his wife, Tara, left him. His name appears in the site's familiar blue, followed by words that made Tara fear for her life: ''If …Supreme Court takes up Facebook... 
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