District court does the right thing, protecting free speech
Court dismisses claims against Tucker Max for comments people leave on his website. He's crude, and so are some of the people who comment on his site. But that's the point of free speech.
Security flaw hits most browsers, but not especially urgent
Firefox, Internet Explorer both vulnerable to a newly-discovrered bug, but they say it'll take so much user interaction to make anything happen that it's supposedly unlikely to be a serious concern. Opera appears to be unaffected.
University towns do unusually well economically
Chicago Fed research says Iowa City, Madison, and other university towns all tend to show faster job growth than average
Water news: Des Moines sets new record for water use
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