Jester’s Court — January 28, 2013

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internationalMexico prepares to reform its justice system.

internationalAfrican women immigrating to Israel were subjected to mandatory contraceptive injections.

internationalFormer Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi defended Benito Mussolini.

internationalBritain is considering launching a negative advertising campaign in Bulgaria and Romania to persuade potential immigrants to stay away from the UK.

internationalA brain scan performed on former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a vegetative state since a stroke seven years ago, revealed significant brain activity in response to external stimuli.

internationalAlthough it has not yet been verified, a report by an Iranian dissident-turned CIA operative said a massive blast rocked Iran’s key Fordow nuclear installation last week.

OopsFormer Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo is backing out of his bet to smoke pot because it would set a bad example for his grandchildren.

provocativeA Washington state lawmaker wants to sell naming rights of government property to private companies.

foolishTexas schools are still teaching creationism.

governmentsCongress is considering hearings on Zero Dark Thirty because of the torture scenes.

governmentsA Texas representative filed a bill to require the University of Texas and Texas A&M University to face each other on the football field every year.

governmentsA Philadelphia lawmaker is teaming up with one of her Maryland colleagues to lobby for the renaming of an Appalachian peak called Negro Mountain that sits on the line between the two states.

northkoreaCannibalism is on the rise in North Korea.

surpriseBarack Obama the skeet shooter.

politicsPro-marijuana activists will target Oregon, Maine and California in 2016.

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