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1. Reuters reports that Italian mayors get drunk on extra law-and-order powers, issue decrees preventing people from reading in the park, mowing their lawns, and building sandcastles.
2. Mayor of Clayton, CA orders police raid on little girls selling produce from their garden.
3. Wisconsin woman taken away in handcuffs and booked for failing to return two overdue books to the library! The Smoking Gun has the story.
4. Is nothing sacred anymore? The Times of London reports that, starting next year, the French government will regulate the booming business of country-western line dancing, by, among other measures, requiring licenses of teachers, after 200 hours' instruction.