Jester’s Court — February 16-17, 2013

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surpriseSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to legalize hemp.

corruptionFormer Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr Former Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. is being charged with corruption by the Justice Department for using $750,000 in campaign funds to buy personal items.

corruptionThe FBI is looking further into allegations of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’ patronizing underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

misfortuneA California legislator received death threats several weeks ago from a man claiming to be a sniper if the lawmaker continued to push for gun control laws.

newsTwo Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, were intercepted near Guam.

internationalPro-China media is buying up the Taiwanese media raises concerns about the survival of a free press on the island.

internationalIran has banned Buddha statues.

internationalAlmost 450 drones operated by the British military have crashed, broken down or been lost in action during operations in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last five years.

internationalRussia has proposed establishing a common defense system to counter space threats, like the meteor that exploded over the Ural Mountains.

miscellaneousHere’s a place for some new tax revenue. Generating $9 billion annually, the NFL is classified as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

factsA new study tracking the percentage of gay and lesbian adults in America found that state populations range from a low of 1.7% of in North Dakota to a high of 10% in the District of Columbia.

videoA miscarriage of justice in Texas put an innocent man in jail for 25 years, the prosecutor, now a judge, can’t see where he did anything wrong by dismissing evidence to locate the real murderer.

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