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Judge blocks Mississippi clerks from refusing same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds

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A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling blocks the state from enforcing part of a religious objections bill that was supposed to become law Friday.

Reeves is extending his previous order that overturned Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage. He says…

Researchers create wild skin-touch interface for tiny smart watches

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The solution to tiny touchscreens is, apparently, your skin.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interface group unveiled SkinTrack, the first skin-based wearable interface that overcomes tiny smartwatch screens by turning your forearm and the back of your hand into touch and gesture interfaces.

SkinTrack consists of a signal-emitting ring that you wear on your index finger and a sensing smartwatch band.

The band has four electrodes to…

Staff and faculty can now be armed on public college campuses in Tennessee

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A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law on Monday without Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature.

Haslam said in a statement that he disagreed with the bill for not allowing campus leader “to make their own decisions regarding security issues on campus.”

But the governor acknowledged that the final version of the measure had addressed concerns…

French parliament about to make paying for sex illegal

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Members of France’s lower house were set Wednesday to adopt a final version of a bill that outlaws paying for sex and would penalize prostitutes’ clients for the first time

The law has been championed by France’s Socialist government as a measure to strengthen the fight against prostitution, and comes after almost two and a half years of political wrangling.

Since its first reading in December 2013, the bill has…

New bill would prevent people from using food stamps to buy cake and steak

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A New York state senator proposed a bill on Wednesday that would prevent people from using food stamps to buy “luxury” food such as steak and lobster, arguing that government assistance should be spent only on “essentials.”

Republican State Sen. Patty Ritchie also wants to prevent people from using food stamps to buy non-nutritional food such as cake

“The goal of this legislation is to improve dietary quality and reduce obesity,” the…

Hashtags and anti-Viagra bill used to fight Kentucky’s restrictive new abortion laws

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Love is in the air this weekend in a lot of places, but in Kentucky, abortion rights supporters are mounting a cheeky campaign to fight back against recently passed state laws that strengthen abortion restrictions across the state

The story starts two weeks ago when Kentucky’s State Senate passed an “informed consent” bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to have a consultation with her…

Hashtags and anti-Viagra bill used to fight Kentucky’s restrictive new abortion laws

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Love is in the air this weekend in a lot of places, but in Kentucky, abortion rights supporters are mounting a cheeky campaign to fight back against recently passed state laws that strengthen abortion restrictions across the state

The story starts two weeks ago when Kentucky’s State Senate passed an “informed consent” bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to have a consultation with her…

Google cuts the price of Nexus 5X and 6P in Valentine’s Day promotion

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Google just can’t keep itself from cutting its phones’ prices. Mere weeks after reducing the original, $379 price of its Nexus 5X to $349, the phone’s price has been even more severely slashed, down to $299

It’s a part of a Valentine’s Day promotion, which also includes the matte gold version of the Nexus 6P, whose starting price has been cut from $499 to $459.

Google threw in some other deals into the mix for…

Forget fitness, this wearable tracks your emotions

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A new wearable called Feel

Forget the pretzels, a George Costanza-themed bar will make you thirsty

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If you’re looking for serenity now, an Australian bar inspired by George Costanza is providing Seinfeld fans with just that.

George’s Bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne pays homage to the neurotic character from the hit ’90s comedy series. The bar is adorned with a Costanza-themed food and drink menu, as well as Seinfeld-inspired art for good measure.