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Once again, someone has tried to deny a mother's right to breastfeed.

A Florida judge is in hot water after he refused to allow an attorney breaks during trial to pump breast milk.

The brave city council of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin responded swiftly and decisively to the scourge of kangaroo service animals in the town.

After a woman brazenly took her therapy kangaroo into a McDonald's in February, the city was thrown into a crisis over which species can be used as service animals. By categorically limiting service animals to dogs and mini horses, Beaver Dam has saved an untold number of lives and potentially millions, if not billions, of dollars.

Sorry sir, you are legally dead. We don't much care you are still drawing breath.

Every year, more than 12,000 people are declared dead by the Social Security Administration, but they're still alive!

How is this possible?

Vacations are a time to go wild, but don't go too wild. You may get arrested.

Four tourists were arrested in Malaysia last month after they got naked on a sacred mountain and caused an earthquake.

The tax man wants a cut of every pie, including the strip club pie.

For years, the Nite Moves strip club in Albany, New York fought in court with state tax officials over the issue of sales tax for admission fees to the strip club. Last Friday, an Administrative Law Judge ruled that pole dances are tax exempt as art performances, but lap dances are not.

New Hampshire really cares about protecting babies from drinking beer.

New Hampshire recently passed a law that would allow babies to be depicted on its beer bottles. Can you believe that this was even illegal in the first place?

However, the law has been vetoed by Governor Maggie Hassan.

It's all fun and games until a kid gets a Coke with his Happy Meal. Or at least that's what anti-fun town Davis, California thinks.*

The Davis City Council rained on every child's fast food parade by outlawing soda as the default drink of choice for kids' meals. Instead, restaurants must offer children milk (blegh!) or water (double-blegh!) unless their parents, who we hope are more awesome than the city council, ask for soda specifically.

A New York City hot dog vendor who thought he was being slick by hiking the prices up on tourists is now out of a job and facing criminal charges.

Ahmed Mohammed was supposed to be charging $3.99 price for two hot dogs and a soda, according to his boss Abdelalim Abdelbaky. But a New Jersey resident accused Mohammed of charging him $30 for a hot dog and drink, and WNBC caught him on video charging a buyer with a French accent $15 for a hot dog and pretzel.

The Internet makes everything easier, even getting a diploma. What it doesn't do is make that diploma legit.

While some legitimate universities offer online coursework and some for-profit schools operate exclusively on the web, there are some more nefarious institutions out there, pandering to those looking for illicit degrees and preying on others looking for a legitimate education. So how can anyone tell the good guys from the bad when it comes to online degrees?

Officially, June 14th is Flag Day. But one patriotic teen decided to make every day flag day -- until his high school stepped in.

Officials at South Carolina's York Comprehensive High School unbolted a 4-foot by 6-foot American flag from Peyton Robinson's truck, allegedly because the Stars and Stripes were offending some people. But now it's the school defending its national pride while backtracking from the flag ban.