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J. L. Greene

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Michael Angelakos Transformed: From Suicide Watch to Madison Square Garden

(3) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 10:47 AM

Since announcing his struggle with bipolar disorder last year, a single question has haunted Passion Pit lead singer Michael Angelakos: will he break?

On Friday, February 22, Angelakos underscored to the sold out show at Chicago's UIC Pavilion a resounding "No."

This wasn't always the case, however.

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Cop Shoots Dog: Untrained Officers Commit 'Puppycide' (PHOTOS)

(3522) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 12:22 PM

Last week, Austin, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo publicly apologized to Michael Paxton over the death of his dog Cisco. Paxton was playing fetch with the Australian cattle dog in his backyard when a police officer pulled into the driveway in response to a 911 call. The officer...

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Nashville Transportation Licensing Commission Admits To Using Police Badges

(267) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 5:24 PM

NASHVILLE -- Last fall, The Huffington Post reported that the city of Nashville had begun to push new regulations that were driven by big limo companies and aimed at squashing independent competition. The small car companies fought back, filing a lawsuit to overturn the new requirements.

That's when...

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Portland Livery Car Companies: Portland Taxi Laws Crippling, Don't Protect Customers

(148) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Instead of a taxicab across town, you could take a clean, upscale Town car for the same price. But despite car services in many cities ready to take you, new regulations designed to protect big taxi companies are preventing them from doing so.

This is especially true in...

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How Big Car Services Use Legislation to Drive Over Competition

(1273) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 11:43 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- In June 2010 the Nashville Metropolitan City Council passed legislation raising the city's minimum fee for limo and sedan rentals, bumping it from $25 to $45. Drivers were prohibited by law from charging less. Other new regulations forbid limo companies from using leased vehicles, require cars to be...

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