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Amazon Defends Alexa's 1st Amendment Rights in Murder Case.

Does Alexa have First Amendment rights? That's one of the questions at the heart of a legal battle between Amazon and Arkansas police. Victor Collins was found dead in James Bates' hot tub back in 2015, and Bates has been charged in his friend's murder. Believing an Amazon Echo found...

- Newser - US

Arkansas moves to resume executions, but state lacks drug.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' attorney general on Friday asked for execution dates to be set for eight death row inmates, but state officials said they're still lacking one of the three lethal injection drugs needed to put the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Tom Cotton: 'The Powerful and Elite Reap the Benefits of a Constant Influx of Low-Skill Labor'.

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton responded to New York Times columnist David Brooks over his claims that curbing mass immigration would cripple the U.S., tweeting that an influx of low-skilled labor hurts the employment prospects of young Americans, minorities, and established immigrants.

- Breitbart - US

Arkansas executions can proceed, but state still lacks drugs.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The state Supreme Court says Arkansas can take the next steps toward executing inmates who had challenged protocols put in place by the Department of Correction.The U.S. Supreme Court had said Tuesday it...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Emboldened by Trump, Republicans aim to halve legal immigration.

Tom Cotton, R-Ark., left, and David Perdue, R-Ga., speak to the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill Feb. 7. While much of the media has been focused on the administration's campaign against illegal immigration, a rising star among Senate Republicans, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, has been pursuing a parallel agenda: a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

State senator wants to strip Clinton name from Little Rock airport.

An Arkansas state senator introduced a bill calling for the renaming of Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

- UPI - US

Arkansas lawmaker proposes bill to strip Clintons' name from airport.

Republican senator calls for the name of "scandal ridden Clintons" to be removed from state airport.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Arkansas Sen. Cotton on facing angry constituents at home.

Many members of Congress are facing heated questions from constituents at town hall meetings in their districts. More than 2,000 people showed up for Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's meeting this week. Cotton joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the "strong passions" he witnessed, Trump's foreign policy and whether the ...

- CBS NEWS - US

Senator discusses the angry constituents he faced at a town hall.

Cotton held a town hall in a 2,200-person venue in Arkansas this week as Congress is on a week-long recess

- CBS NEWS - US

LGBT protections in city ordinance struck down by Arkansas Supreme Court.

The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Associated Press reports, but…

- ABA Journal - US

HRC Blasts Arkansas Supreme Court for Undermining LGBTQ Protections.

Today, HRCblasted the Arkansas Supreme Court for striking down a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance, approved by Fayetteville voters in September of 2015, includes protections for LGBTQ people in housing, employment and public accommodations. This ruling ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Arkansas lawmakers consider civics test for students

- Education Week - US

Arkansas lawmaker wants to strip Clintons' name from airport

LITTLE ROCK, Ark - The largest and busiest airport in Arkansas would no longer be named after the only president and first lady from the state if a bill introduced in the legislature on Thursday succeeds. 

- Reuters - US

Amazon claims First Amendment protection in Alexa murder case

Amazon is doubling down on its refusal to turn over voice records from an Echo device to Arkansas police, who believe the digital voice assistant may help solve a hot tub murder from last November. In a new filing in Arkansas state court, Amazon claimed records from the Echo should receive special protection under the ...

- VentureBeat - US

Arkansas lawmaker wants to strip Clintons' name from airport

The bill makes no mention of former President Bill Clinton or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for whom the Little Rock airport was re-named four years ago - as Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field - but its author does not hesitate to identify its target.

- Yahoo! News - US

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

- WRAL.com - US

Amazon refuses to hand over Alexa info for murder investigation

Amazon continues to resist law enforcement's demands to hand over the audio recordings for an Echo involved in an Arkansas murder investigation. The tech titan has filed a motion to throw out a search warrant from prosecutors, arguing that both the u...

- Engadget - US

Arkansas Supreme Court nixes liberal enclave's LGBT protections

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The justices reversed a judge's decision that ...

- The Japan Times - JP

In murder case, Amazon says Alexa's speech is protected by the First Amendment

Add yet another skill to Alexa's repertoire: staunch defense of the First Amendment. Amazon is holding firm and refusing to hand over voice and transcription data recorded by an Echo speaker to prosecutors in Arkansas as part of a murder trial. Amazon maintains the authorities haven't clearly established that the ...

- Mashable! - US

Arkansas Supreme Court blocks local LGBT nondiscrimination measures

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that state law barred local governments from enacting ordinances banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but justices did not address the law's constitutionality. The unanimous decision voided anti-discrimination prote...

- The Raw Story - US

Privatize PBS? Not just to pay for a Mexico wall, says a 7-year-old

Toby Smith delivered the sharp warning to Sen. Tom Cotton at a town hall in Arkansas. But the 7-year-old is likely too young to remember how often this debate about privatizing public broadcasting comes up.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Arkansas Supreme Court blocks local LGBT nondiscrimination measures

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that state law barred local governments from enacting ordinances banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but justices did not address the law's constitutionality. The unanimous decision voided anti-discrimination protections passed in 2015 in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Resistance Report: Tom Cotton's master class in holding a town hall

ON THE TOWN. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas held a town hall for the ages in Springdale, Ark., Wednesday night, drawing pointed questions from an Obamacare supporter, a Lutheran pastor, a descendent of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a 7-year-old boy.

- Yahoo! News - US

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.The bills took on a new significance...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.The bills have taken...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

7-year-old boy takes on President Donald Trump

A 7-year-old in Arkansas is going after President Trump's border wall at a town hall event in Arkansas. Veuer's Nick Cardona has the story.         

- USA TODAY - US

Amazon says Alexa has First Amendment right to resist giving up data in murder case

Amazon has filed a motion to quash a warrant seeking data from an Amazon Echo device that prosecutors think may provide evidence in an Arkansas murder case. The move pits the technology company against law enforcement in the case that could help define a thorny and emerging area of the law: whether, and how, our

- VICE News - US

Amazon cites First Amendment protection for Alexa in Arkansas murder case

Late last year, it was revealed that Amazon's Echo had become a key piece of evidence in an on-going murder investigation in Arkansas dating back to 2015, as police sought access to voice recordings from the smart home assistant. Now the tech giant is firing back, arguing that both user commands and Alexa's responses ...

- TechCrunch - US

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting…

- Billings Gazette - US

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

- WRAL.com - US

Amazon Hasn't Turned Over Echo Recordings Related To Murder Investigation

Nearly two months after police investigating a homicide in Arkansas served Amazon with search warrants, requesting any information that may have been stored on an Echo speaker located inside the suspect's home. They wanted to know if the device's Alexa' virtual assistant had recorded any evidence of the murder, but Amazon ...

- The Consumerist - US

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Must-watch slam on senator: 'I've got a husband dying. If you can get us better coverage, go for it'

Want to watch Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas get absolutely lacerated at a town hall on Wednesday night by a constituent who went thermonuclear on him for wanting to take away her dying husband's health insurance? Trust me on this: You really, really do. x"My husband is dying. We pay $29 a month for his ...

- Daily Kos - US

Do your job!': Yet another Republican town hall boils over with voter anger

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas tried hard to avoid made-for-TV confrontations at his first Trump-era town hall Wednesday night. So much for that. Even the Pledge of Allegiance was politicized, as the raucous crowd crescendoed to emphasize the final words for all' — a clear dig at President Donald Trump, who ...

- VICE News - US

Do your job!': Yet another Republican town hall boils over with voter anger

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas tried hard to avoid made-for-TV confrontations at his first Trump-era town hall Wednesday night. So much for that. Even the Pledge of Allegiance' was politicized, as the raucous crowd crescendoed to emphasize the pledge's for all' — a clear dig at President Donald Trump, who ...

- VICE News - US

Thousands Attend Town Hall To Grill, Shout At Tom Cotton: 'Do Your Job!'

During a town hall in Arkansas on Wednesday night, Sen. Tom Cotton faced a raucous crowd of about 2,000 people for two hours as attendees jeered and quizzed him on Republican plans to repeal Obamacare and the senator's support for President Donald Trump. As Cotton attempted to answer questions, he was often met with chants ...

- TPM News - US

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

— Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights. "Given the important First Amendment and privacy implications at ...

- SFGate - US

7-year-old Arkansas boy has epic confrontation with Republican senator

Toby. I am Toby.'Toby, age 7, asks Sen. Tom Cotton a question CREDIT: ScreenshotThousands of people attended a town hall on Wednesday night with Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton. But one stood out: A 7-year-old boy named Toby.Cotton called on Toby, who was sitting in the balcony, to ask the last question in what had been a ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Watch this 7-year-old's exchange with Sen. Tom Cotton over Trump's border wall

During a town hall meeting in Springdale, Ark., Feb. 22, a 7-year-old boy told Sen. Tom Cotton that Donald Trump makes Mexicans not important to people who are in Arkansas who like Mexicans.'

- Washington Post - US

Audiences are getting increasingly hostile at Republicans' town hall events

Arkansas OnlineRepublican lawmakers faced another onslaught of tough questions on Wednesday as constituents in their home states are becoming increasingly restless at town hall events. At a public forum in Springdale, Arkansas, residents peppered Sen. Tom Cotton with demands to keep the Affordable Care Act intact, a ...

- Business Insider - US

Tom Cotton told to 'do your job' at Arkansas town hall

Sen. Tom Cotton on Wednesday became the latest Republican lawmaker to face fired-up constituents at a town hall meeting, this time in the conservative stronghold of Springdale, Arkansas. At least 2,000 people attended the event, with many carrying signs asserting that they were not paid protesters and others chanting "Do ...

- The Week - US

Raucous crowd rocks Cotton town hall

A combative crowd repeatedly challenged Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton on Wednesday in the latest of a series of highly contentious Republican town halls. During the event, protesters in a packed auditorium at Springdale High School frequently stood and chanted denunciations of the senator's support of the Trump administration ...

- POLITICO - US

'I'm not a paid protestor': Crowd erupts in cheers when voter confronts GOP senator at town hall

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton held a town hall Wednesday night in Springdale, Arkansas where hundreds of his constituents showed up to brief him on their concerns about health care, the border wall, and President Donald Trump's administration. In a press release ahead of the event, Cotton wrote t...

- The Raw Story - US

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

- PhysOrg - NL

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo...

- Townhall.com - US

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'You guys wasted a lot of money on Benghazi': Voter hammers GOP lawmaker for sidestepping Russia probe

An Arkansas Republican lawmaker dismissed calls to investigate President Donald Trump , and he got an earful from an angry constituent. Rep. Steve Womack hosted a “coffee with the congressman” event Tuesday morning at the West Fork City Hall, where more than 150 people packe...

- The Raw Story - US

Raw Data: Retiree Spending Across the Country

In case you're wondering what finally got me to try GeoFRED,1 it was a report I got this morning from the retirement boffins at EBRI, "Geographic Variation in Spending Among Older American Households." This put me in mind of maps, and reminded me to check out FRED's mapmaking prowess. Anyway, the EBRI report turned out not ...

- Mother Jones - US

Arkansas to resume executions after Supreme Court clears way: attorney general

Arkansas, which has not put an inmate to death in more than a decade, plans to schedule executions after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for it to resume capital punishment, the state's attorney general said. Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005 and is one of severa...

- The Raw Story - US

Arkansas to resume executions after Supreme Court clears way: attorney general

Arkansas, which has not put an inmate to death in more than a decade, plans to schedule executions after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for it to resume capital punishment, the state's attorney general said. Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005 and is one of several states that have had a de ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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