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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments April 19 to decide whether or not a public institution can deny recognition to a student group if the group requires that only practicing Christians can be members.

When President Obama speaks today at the site of Abraham Lincoln's famous "House Divided" speech, he will find New York's political establishment divided over the President's campaign to rein in the financial industry. New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to attend the President's speech at The Cooper Union College, but is not expected to be cheering when the President speaks of stricter controls over banking and investment firms.

Richard ClarkeFormer Chair of the Counter-terrorism Security Group for the U.S. National Security Council Richard Clarke claims that “right-wing” groups are a terrorist threat to the United States in an April 19 interview with National Public Radio.

The Washington Post has reported that federal regulators are planning to push for the gradual reduction in the amount of salt in foods that Americans consume. This plan would address the amount of salt in processed food, although the federally allowable salt limits had not yet been set. The Food and Drug Administration plans to work in concert with the United States Department of Agriculture to reduce salt consumption by Americans.

As a headline writer for the Kansas City Star put it, "A bird in the hand is worth four grand." That, at least, is what Scott Schaper will receive after giving "the bird" and saying "F--- you!" last September to a Olathe, Kansas police officer who had given him a ticket for running a stop sign.

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