Jester’s Court — December 13, 2012

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Japan scrambled F-15s after a Chinese plane flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Amsterdam’s mayor said that he will not enforce a national ban on foreigners visiting cannabis “coffee shops.”

Prisoners at a labor camp in northeast China were forced by guards to play online games in a moneymaking scheme.

“Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters,” says a GOP pollster.

In Detroit schools, only 7% of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.

Nearly four in 10 Americans say the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in 10 blame it on climate change.

Sonia Sotomayor reveals the obstacles in her childhood and early adulthood.

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is likely to be nominated as Secretary of Defense.

A Michigan legislator lauded a right-to-work bill, and then proposed an exemption that would include her husband.

St. Louis County’s tax collector owes back taxes going back to 2008.

Ukraine’s new parliament takes office. First order of business? A brawl.

California Rep. Mary Bono Mack and Florida Rep. Connie Mack are married and both were defeated in the last election.

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