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Marijuana-Related Charges Will Still Be Used to Build Deportation Cases, the Homeland Security Chief Says

April 19, 2017

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  Kevin Lui Apr 18, 2017 U.S. immigration authorities will continue to enforce federal laws against marijuana and use them as a basis to deport undocumented immigrants, says John Kelly, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, on Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as […]

TRUMP’S DHS CHIEF JUST FLIPPED! WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE WAR ON DRUGS IS GAME-CHANGING!

April 19, 2017

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  The Next News Network Published on Apr 18, 2017 MORE INFO: http://CannaSense.com | Email Jordan jpage@cannasense.com | Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Eliot Nelson for the Huffington Post reports, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that marijuana “is not a factor in the drug war,” placing him at odds with a number of […]

Ahead of marijuana legalization, activists call on feds to forgive past pot offences

April 15, 2017

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Travis Lupick on April 12th, 2017 at 11:23 AM The federal Liberal government is expected to table legislation to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday (April 13), exactly one week ahead of the world’s annual 4/20 celebration of all things cannabis. RELATED STORIES Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes Decriminalization […]

Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement

April 15, 2017

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  Nebraska officials are reportedly preparing for what they expect will be massive protests against the Keystone XL pipeline by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal […]

Marijuana may be legal in California, but it could get you deported

April 15, 2017

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Immigrant rights activists and attorneys are reminding immigrants of potential consequences of using marijuana at a time when President Donald Trump is ramping up deportation efforts. By Alejandra Molina | amolina@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm It’s legal in California, but marijuana […]

Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis

April 14, 2017

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News Release From Health Canada Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving April 13, 2017              Ottawa, ON                                                                  Government of Canada The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the […]

Toronto dispensaries once owned by the Prince of Pot will all shut down this weekend

April 12, 2017

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  After police raids, former owner Jodie Emery says government is clearing way for legal producers CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:20 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 08, 2017 10:20 AM ET The last of the former Cannabis Culture dispensaries in Toronto, once synonymous with Marc and Jodie Emery, will close this weekend after […]

Teen denied double-lung transplant after smoking marijuana

April 12, 2017

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  Salt Lake City, UT (KSL/CNN) — Up until Thanksgiving, Riley Hancey led a pretty normal life; the 19-year-old was an avid skier, river runner and biker. But then a severe form of pneumonia left him with failing lungs and nowhere to turn for help. Within 10 days of being hospitalized, Riley Hancey’s lungs collapsed […]

Why did Trump really launch 59 Missiles into Syria and Why That Matters

April 7, 2017

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Bruce Cain·Friday, April 7, 2017 Please read and share this important essay. And if you are interested you are welcome to read through all of my essays at the following link: The Complete Facebook Essays of Bruce Cain: Perennial Hippie https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1491578357 So last night (04/06/2017) Corporate "Fake News" announces that Trump has launched 60 Tomahawk […]

Hash Bash 2017: The Great Cannabis Betrayal Continues

March 31, 2017

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Bruce Cain·Friday, March 31, 2017 I would very much appreciate it if you would re-post and republish this article as widely as possible. Whether you live in the US, Canada — or anywhere around the world — your right to “grow and sell” your own Cannabis is under assault. I have been a small voice […]

The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

March 26, 2017

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Posted on Mar 25, 2017 By Emma Niles Harold C. Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, outside a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., in late February. (Cliff Owen / AP) The camps once occupied by self-named “water protectors” in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) have been cleared out, but the […]

Good morning! My name is Virgil Anderson, and I’m a mesothelioma cancer patient at The National Cancer Institute.

March 22, 2017

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Originally posted on U.S. Marijuana Party of Kentucky:
March 15, 2017 Good morning! My name is Virgil Anderson, and I’m a mesothelioma cancer patient at The National Cancer Institute. I was reading through kyusmjparty.weebly.com, and I was hoping you had a minute to check mesothelioma.net. Mesothelioma dot net is the world’s most comprehensive informational…

DO PRISONERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE?

March 18, 2017

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Sonni Quick Recently I watched a Conservative/Catholic news station on TV.  There was an interview with the executor of a religious political group. I failed to write down the names. There was a video of a meeting he participated in with Trump. This man’s concern was if there was enough protection for the right to […]

Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day

March 18, 2017

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  Join us on World Water Day in a Global Prayer for Water Join us as we come together to Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day. Gather at your local water source, or home, and place good intentions and prayers into the water. Let’s stand in solidarity with […]

Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto amid marijuana dispensary raids across Canada

March 9, 2017

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  By Adam Miller Online Journalist  Global News Marc and Jodie Emery, Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince and Princess of Pot,” have been arrested in Toronto ahead of coordinated raids at their Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries across the country. The couple’s Vancouver-based lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, said the marijuana activists were arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Wednesday […]

America’s hidden water affordability crisis

March 5, 2017

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  By Ciara O’Rourke on Mar 5, 2017 6:00 am When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a future in which Americans wouldn’t be able to pay for water, a couple of colleagues waved her off. “Don’t be ridiculous,” they said. But the idea niggled at Mack, an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Environment, and […]

Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

March 5, 2017

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Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world […]

The Existential War: Obama’s Collectivism Vs Trumps Individualism

March 5, 2017

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    Bruce Cain·Sunday, March 5, 2017 Oh what a nice day to follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. The scope of this essay is so broad that I do fear I will be completely lost by the time I type the final period and post the essay. But whether I succeed or […]

What is ALEC?

March 5, 2017

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About ALEC The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. ALEC’s activities, while legal,[14] received public scrutiny after being reported by liberal groups in 2011 and after news reports from outlets such as The New York Times […]

“arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse…”

March 2, 2017

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On his first day on the job, the new Interior Department secretary, Ryan Zinke, proved he knows how to make an entrance: arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse. Mounted police escorted him a few blocks through Washington. Mr. Zinke, a fifth-generation Montanan who now oversees the country’s 500 million acres […]

Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice […]

Garrett introduces legislation to remove marijuana from controlled substances list

March 2, 2017

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February 27, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017." If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries […]

Louisville drug task force halted amid scandal

March 1, 2017

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USA Today Network Beth Warren, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal Published 7:54 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2017 | An elite Louisville task force that intercepted shipments of heroin and other illegal drugs at UPS’ worldwide hub — considered a "primary" drug pipeline for the region — has been disbanded following a police scandal. Louisville Metro Police had […]

(WV) If SB9 Passes, it will be illegal to take this picture…

March 1, 2017

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    URGENT: The WV Senate has proposed a bill that makes it ILLEGAL to use a UAV (drone) to take aerial photos and videos of coal mines and gas infrastructure. HELP STOP THIS CENSORSHIP. Senate Bill 9 is up for a vote as soon as TOMORROW (Wednesday). Please call and/or email the WV Senate […]

Justice Department will again use private prisons

February 28, 2017

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By Matt Zapotosky February 23 The Justice Department will once again use private prisons to house federal inmates, reversing an Obama-era directive to stop using the facilities, which officials had then deemed less safe and less effective than those run by the government. In a one-paragraph memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the previous directive […]

Trump to order reversal of Obama water regulation rule: official

February 25, 2017

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By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure as early as Tuesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government’s defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said late Friday. Trump is expected to direct the […]

Morgellons Disease Scientifically Proven to Occur in Dogs

February 25, 2017

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Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation Announces Collaborative Study Linking Skin Condition to Canine Lyme Disease The finding of skin lesions similar to Morgellons disease, first in cattle and now in dogs, confirms that the skin disease is not a delusion, as some have maintained. Marianne Middelveen AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER XX, 2016 (PRWEB) (PRWEB) […]

The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the government to seize the property of people who help plan a demonstration that turns violent.

February 24, 2017

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Plan a Protest, Lose Your House: Arizona Senate Passes SB 1142 Charging ‘Provocateurs’ With Racketeering Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:06 a.m By Ray Stern The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the government to seize the property of people who help plan a demonstration that turns violent. If the bill […]

iN hONOR OF rICHARD jAMES rAWLINGS

February 22, 2017

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Richard James Rawlings with Gatewood Galbraith in Glasgow, Kentucky 2011 The U.S. Marijuana Party, did, on February 24, 2013, loose one of its first and most influential Presidents,  Second only to Loretta Nall, who preceded him as the first President of the USMJParty in 2002. Richard James Rawlings took the head of the table in […]

‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

February 21, 2017

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By Tess Allen  |  Feb 20, 2017 Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the […]

Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the UN Worried

February 19, 2017

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Jonathan Tirone / February 18, 2017, 11:41 AM CST February 18, 2017, 6:00 PM CST Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global warming, superbugs and artificial intelligence. U.S. Vice President Michael Pence and trans-Atlantic military officials were […]

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

February 19, 2017

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was […]

Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs

February 19, 2017

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Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals. Dubbed a "Walk for Life" prayer rally and endorsed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the gathering came just days after the […]

(KY) HB 147 College immunization bill clears House committee

February 9, 2017

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For Immediate Release February 9, 2017 College immunization bill clears House committee FRANKFORT—Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher. But it’s not just young school children who are at risk. College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a […]

Jeff Sessions confirmed to be the next attorney general

February 9, 2017

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By Ashley Killough, Tom LoBianco and Ted Barrett, CNN Updated 10:25 PM ET, Wed February 8, 2017 Washington (CNN)The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the next attorney general, surviving a vocal push by Democrats to derail his nomination. The 52-47 vote was mostly along party lines, though one Democrat, […]

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

February 5, 2017

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Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for […]

‘The Dakota Access pipeline is becoming a litmus test for all banks involved’

February 5, 2017

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With the Trump administration making clear its intent to push forward the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) regardless of widespread opposition, campaigners are ramping up their call for the project’s financial backers to pull their support. "If money rules the day then we will bring compassion to our capital by divesting." —Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota People’s […]

The price of a life-saving overdose treatment has increased 680% to $4,500 in the last 3 years

February 4, 2017

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Lydia Ramsey An emergency medication often referred to as an "antidote" for opioid overdoses has been skyrocketing in price over the last few years. The device, the only auto-injector version of naloxone, is called Evzio, and it’s made by Kaleo.  Naloxone instantly reverses opioid overdoses by blocking the drug from interacting with the brain’s receptors. […]

Finicum family, Bureau of Land Management still tangling a year after fatal standoff

February 4, 2017

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  Widow fights for grazing rights A year after her husband Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was fatally shot by police after a standoff near Burns, Oregon, his widow Jeanette is continuing her fight against the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights for the family’s cattle herds. … more >   By Valerie Richardson – The […]

The order has caused chaos; White House statements haven’t clarified what’s going on.

January 29, 2017

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What Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn’t Do Krishnadev Calamur Updated on Sunday, January 29, at 4:12 p.m. President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order has been widely criticized and […]

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Launch ‘Bold and Aggressive’ 200-Day Plan to Implement Trump Agenda

January 29, 2017

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by Neil W. McCabe28 Jan 2017Philadelphia2,241 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania–Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) told reporters Thursday at the Republicans’ policy retreat here that they are committed to a 200-day program to implement the agenda of President Donald J. Trump. “We are actually having a fantastic opportunity right here in […]

New bill would sell off 3 million acres of public lands

January 28, 2017

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The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. yesterday Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants to sell off 3.3 million acres of public lands, the latest step in a plan to seize Our Wild. Photo credit: Michael Jolley, flickr. New bill would sell off […]

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reacts to Trump’s executive orders to advance construction of DAPL

January 24, 2017

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CANNON BALL, N.D. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump signed executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline […]

CREDO Statement on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

January 24, 2017

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  For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10:30am Credo Action Contact: Email: citizenaction@credoaction.com CREDO Staetment on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders WASHINGTON – CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Pres. Trump plans to sign executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “President Trump […]

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA (as updated 1/18/2017)

January 19, 2017

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  The CIA of the U.S. has released information on the updated rules and regulations concerning collection of data and investigation of U.S. Citizens as of 1/18/2017. The published information is available on their new website, “Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties”. This is the first time that this information has been readily available to […]

National Mammal In Peril As Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

January 14, 2017

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For Immediate Release: January 9, 2017 Contacts: Dan Brister, BFC Executive Director, 406-726-5555 / director@buffalofieldcampaign.org Mike Mease, BFC Campaign Cofounder, 406-646-0071 / mease@wildrockies.org Yellowstone National Park / Gardiner, Montana: Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks. Yellowstone […]

A record number of journalists are in jail, CPJ census finds

December 15, 2016

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Turkey holds at least 81 journalists, fueling global high of 259 New York, December 13, 2016–Turkey’s unprecedented crackdown on media brought the total number of jailed journalists worldwide to the highest number since the Committee to Protect Journalists began taking an annual census in 1990. As of December 1, 2016, there were 259 journalists in […]

Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

December 9, 2016

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Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to […]

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

December 3, 2016

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Link to video: https://youtu.be/rye7J6jnVeE Produced By Navdanya International and FINCA Direction, footage and editing by FINCA and ESC The Monsanto Tribunal and the People’s Assembly were held in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. Over the last century giant agribusiness interests which came out of the war industry have poisoned life, our ecosystems, […]

U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold

December 3, 2016

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By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human […]