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FDA backs off on food safety rules for farmers

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business. Michael Taylor, FDA’s commissioner for foods, said the agency wants to make ...

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Group takes aim at local gun-control laws in Md.

HAGERSTOWN — A gun owners’ rights group has threatened to sue 35 Maryland counties or municipalities unless they repeal regulations that the group says violate state gun laws. The Second Amendment Foundation of Bellevue, Wash., said Thursday that Maryland is ...

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Inside the First Amendment: Laws are not best way to thwart Westboro (access required)

Whatever your thoughts about the controversial Fred Phelps family and their Westboro Baptist Church — and for most Americans, those thoughts are negative — the group continues to find ways to grab headlines and public attention. In the wake of ...

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