Activists say the case against Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is about raw milk — and much more. His supporters have turned the case into a rallying cry for personal food freedom and the rights of farmers and consumers to enter into private contracts without government intervention.
Amid warnings the proposal would shatter support for the measure, Democrats backed away from a provision that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor foreign-born spouses for green cards. Advocates for gay and lesbian immigration rights accused Democrats of caving in to threats.
A Sgt. 1st Class who worked at West Point is accused of videotaping female cadets without their consent. The story was first reported by the New York Times. It's the latest in a series of embarrassing cases for the military, which has acknowledged it has a significant problem of sexual assault and harassment in the ranks.
Los Angeles has elected a new mayor — Eric Garcetti is a longtime city council member and the son of the district attorney who prosecuted O.J. Simpson. He was elected Tuesday by a record-low voter turnout. Both Garcetti and his opponent, Wendy Gruel, had trouble getting the electorate excited.
An FBI agent shot and killed a man in Florida overnight. The man, Ibragim Todashev, had known one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Agents were apparently interviewing him in connection with the investigation when things turned violent.
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