Campus speech

A federal judge ordered the University of Cincinnati to liberate its “free speech zone,” a small plot on
the campus where students can exercise their First Amendment speech rights without interference or
restriction. The restriction also applied to gathering petition signatures. “Limiting student expression
to just 0.1% of the campus was bad enough. Threatening to call police if students were caught gathering signatures for a petition was even worse. The decision to waste taxpayer money defending such unconstitutional censorship was completely indefensible,” said Greg Lukianoff, president of the
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 22, 2014

The World in 2:00

The campaign for an independent Scotland enters the home stretch. The University of Aberdeen’s Michael Keating outlines the vote.

U.S. Pushes Back Against Entry Of Russian Convoy

The U.S. has called for Russia to remove the convoy from Ukraine immediately.

Reid Issues Apology Over “Wong” Joke

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by James Cullum)

Reid said that he has trouble “keeping his Wongs straight,” a reference to some of the speakers present at the event.

America’s Murder Rate Is Lowest In 50 Years

America’s homicide rate is its lowest since 1963.

White House Defends Bergdahl Exchange

“We strongly disagree with GAO’s conclusion and reject the implication that the administration acted unlawfully.”

Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine; ‘We Waited Long Enough’

The flag of Ukraine at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Ukraine claims Russian soldiers prevented border guards from inspecting trucks before crossing border into the eastern Donbas region.