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Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

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Free the Press: Trump campaign keeps reporters in lockdown to hide embarrassing supporters

50 minutes ago

Donald Trump’s campaign is now requiring journalists to remain in a designated, roped-off area at rallies. According to TheHill.com, reporters must even ask permission to use the restrooms, which they can only do while accompanied by a campaign-approved escort. Trump and his aides are...
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Pastor among seven charged with murder for beating teen to death during ‘spiritual counselling’

1 hour, 1 minute ago

The pastor of an insular New York church was one of seven people charged on Tuesday with the murder of a young man who wanted to leave the congregation and the assault of his brother. Lucas Leonard, 19, was beaten to death in October over 10 hours during a “spiritual counselling” session at the...
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Georgia sheriff brags about ‘politically incorrect’ county with new sign: We say Merry Christmas

1 hour, 44 minutes ago

A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be “politically incorrect.” “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect,” reads the sign posted on Tuesday under a welcome...
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Peru lawmakers reject abortions for raped women: ‘We cannot allow this country to promote death’

1 hour, 59 minutes ago

Lawmakers in Peru on Wednesday dismissed proposals to decriminalize abortions for women who have been raped. A legal commission in the Congress voted to reject a bill to permit abortion in such cases, blocking the lower house from holding a full debate on the proposal. Women’s rights groups...
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Fox’s Martha MacCallum: Laquan McDonald’s killing is a ‘devastating situation for the policeman’

2 hours, 3 minutes ago

Fox News host Martha MacCallum argued on Wednesday that the lesson that young people should take away from the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is that they should not be “walking away” from police. “This is a tragic loss of a 17-year-old boy,” the Fox News host...
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Trump campaign keeps lying about having proof of Muslims celebrating 9/11: ‘We know it’s true’

2 hours, 20 minutes ago

Donald Trump has dug himself a hole of lies about seeing Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey — and his campaign manager has grabbed a shovel and is helping to dig in deeper. The Republican presidential frontrunner claimed Saturday in speech that he saw in New Jersey “thousands and...
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Here are all the razor-sharp comebacks and zingers you’ll need this holiday, courtesy of Black Twitter

2 hours, 24 minutes ago

In the parlance of Black Twitter, to “clap back” is to return verbal fire when insulted or challenged, preferably with some “attitude, sass and or shade” mixed in, according to the Urban Dictionary. On Wednesday, Twitter users combined .gif files, graphics and sharp retorts...
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Homeless man arrested in California encampment had machine guns: police

2 hours, 25 minutes ago

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a homeless man at an encampment after finding him with machine guns and other weapons and ammunition, the department said on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies investigating an encampment on what they believed to be private property in the...
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The US Space Act is dangerous and potentially illegal

3 hours, 10 minutes ago

An event of cosmic proportions occurred on November 18 when the US congress passed the Space Act of 2015 into law. The legislation will give US space firms the rights to own and sell natural resources they mine from bodies in space, including asteroids. Although the act, passed with bipartisan...
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Baby boy found abandoned in Christmas nativity scene in New York

3 hours, 26 minutes ago

A baby boy was found abandoned in a Christmas nativity scene in a New York church, local media reported Tuesday. A custodian found the infant inside a manger at Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens, the New York Times said. The child was said to be in good health. Surveillance video...
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Pope Francis warns: World facing ‘grave environmental crisis’

3 hours, 43 minutes ago

Pope Francis said the world was facing a “grave environmental crisis” as he arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change. “The grave environmental crisis facing our world demands an ever greater...
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Obama: No indication of terrorist plots in US over Thanksgiving

3 hours, 45 minutes ago

President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels, with security at airports, New York City’s parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks....
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Illinois Republican who says gays cause tornadoes and autism defies party by running for Congress again

3 hours, 46 minutes ago

An extreme right-wing Republican candidate who believes that tornadoes are God’s punishment for LGBT tolerance has filed a petition to be on the ballot in the race to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District in Congress. According to suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald, Susanne...
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CNN analyst: Chicago cop not ‘in the wrong’ to shoot 16 times because Laquan kept ‘moving’

4 hours, 11 minutes ago

CNN law enforcement analyst Jonathan Gilliam asserted on Wednesday that Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke did nothing wrong when he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times because the teen continued to move after he was down. After reviewing recently released dash cam footage of the shooting,...
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‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli weasels out of promise to roll back insane cost increase of pills

4 hours, 24 minutes ago

The price-gouging “pharma bro” is backing out of his promise to lower the cost of Daraprim after jacking up its price by more than 5,000 percent. Martin Shkreli, chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, became known as “the most hated man on the Internet” after...
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Why Thanksgiving is a great American paradox

4 hours, 58 minutes ago

Thanksgiving has been a focus of autumn grade-school curriculum for a hundred years. Because of its paradoxical combination of tradition and invention, its appeals to the past and to the future, its ancestor worship and its acceptance of diversity, Thanksgiving remains America’s most treasured...
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An atheist Thanksgiving: Yes, the godless can ‘give thanks’ — and here is how they do it

5 hours, 4 minutes ago

A popular Internet meme asks the question: When atheists celebrate Thanksgiving to whom are they giving thanks? Of course, we don’t need to believe in a supernatural deity to feel thankful for friends, family, and all the privileges which make life good on this fourth Thursday of November. 2015 has...
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US investigation says Afghan hospital strike was ‘a tragic mistake’

5 hours, 24 minutes ago

The U.S. investigation into a deadly Oct. 3 strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz concluded it was a tragic accident caused primarily by human error, a top U.S. military commander said on Wednesday. “This was a tragic mistake. U.S. forces...
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Records reveal Minnesota priests raped hundreds of kids for decades — and church buried the evidence

5 hours, 26 minutes ago

Personnel records made public on Tuesday revealed that Catholic priests at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota engaged in a sustained and coordinated campaign of child rape, which they took pains to keep secret from the public for decades. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a...
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More gunshots fired overnight at Minneapolis protests: ‘CALL THIS WHAT THE F*CK IT IS — TERRORISM’

5 hours, 33 minutes ago

More gunshots were fired overnight at the site of ongoing protests of the Minneapolis police killing of Jamar Clark. Police confirmed that shots were fired about 2 a.m. Wednesday near the Fourth Precinct, where five Black Lives Matters protesters were wounded about 27 hours before during a dispute...
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Lawyer for Chicago cop says Laquan McDonald video is unreliable because it is 2-dimensional

6 hours, 28 minutes ago

The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 murder of a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that dashboard camera footage released by police is unreliable because video “distorts images.” Daniel Herbert told CNN that Officer Jason...
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Bill O’Reilly’s white panel declares black men the real ‘social problem’ after Laquan video is released

6 hours, 37 minutes ago

Hours after Chicago police released video of an officer shooting Laquan McDonald, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly hosted a panel to focus on two cases that he said proved black on white crime was the real “social problem.” “The group Black Lives Matter has gained traction among...
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Broken treaties, cultural genocide and murder: Here are 5 ways the US has ‘given thanks’ to Native Americans

7 hours, 10 minutes ago

The urban legend about Thanksgiving is that the Native Americans helped save the Pilgrims who had a rough start to their settlements. Once they had a bountiful harvest they invited their Native neighbors over for a nice dinner party to give thanks to them and to God. That story has been soundly...
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REVEALED: Accused Minneapolis shooters fascinated with guns, militia groups and the Confederacy

7 hours, 34 minutes ago

A group of racist white men went looking for trouble at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis — and when they found it, they opened fire. Police arrested three suspects in connection with the Monday night shootings that wounded five protesters, and social media posts reveal a...
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Chicago on edge after officials release ‘deeply disturbing’ video of police killing black teen

7 hours, 50 minutes ago

Racial tensions soared in Chicago as officials released a graphic video of a police officer shooting a black teen 16 times, shortly after he was charged for the death. The “chilling” video is the latest in a string of police shootings caught on camera that have sparked mass — and...
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Phuc Dat Bich admits name is a ‘prank’ after Facebook discrimination complaint goes viral

7 hours, 53 minutes ago

A Facebook user calling himself “Phuc Dat Bich” said Wednesday his viral postings about discrimination by the social network due to his name were a hoax. The prankster, now styling himself equally perplexingly as “Joe Carr”, garnered worldwide media attention and public...
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Tensions soar after Turkey shoots down Russian plane

7 hours, 56 minutes ago

Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, sending tensions spiralling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its “stab in the back” would have serious consequences. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance stood by member Turkey after the...
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Here are the top 6 super weird under $30 holiday gifts you never knew you needed

8 hours, 46 minutes ago

Throughout the holiday season, we’ll be featuring “Raw Deals” to help you find fun gifts for friends and family members — and for yourself! Unless otherwise noted,  “Raw Deals” recommendations are independent of our editorial department. If you buy something through one of our “Raw Deals,” we may...
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Stephen Colbert hilariously mocks ‘NostraDonald’ Trump for ‘predicting the predictable’ about bin Laden

9 hours, 15 minutes ago

Donald Trump is a comedian’s dream — a ridiculous but famous person whose fatuous claims and haughty persona are making a mockery of the political process — and Stephen Colbert is thankful for that. The Republican presidential frontrunner claimed last week that he saw...
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E. coli outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at Costco

9 hours, 44 minutes ago

Rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale stores is likely the source of an E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday. Nineteen people have contracted the illness, with one case in California, four in Colorado, one in Missouri, six in Montana,...
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