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Barely half of Americans know the political party of their representative
Quick: To what political party does your member of Congress belong? About three-quarters of you came up with an answer. Of that number, a third of you were w...
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What does $120K buy you in 2014? This Samsung TV
Tired of keeping up with the neighbors? So is Samsung.        
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Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet
(Reuters) - A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudel...
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Why the DC Circuit’s interpretation of the ACA in Halbig v. Burwell is far from “absurd”
In its recent controversial decision in Halbig v. Burwell , the US Court of appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that people purchasing health insurance under t...
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A brief history of illicit drug use at the White House
Earlier this week, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion aka Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog) said that he smoked weed last year in aWhite House bathroom. As it turns out, this ...
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Border Official Points Gun... at Boy Scout: Troop Leader - Another scout gets threatened with 10 years in prison
A U.S. border patrol official held a gun to the head of ... a Boy Scout.        
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Zoo director: Arturo the polar bear too old to move to Canada
Despite worldwide appeals to move him to Canada, Arturo will remain at a zoo in Argentina.        
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Out of this world: The best selfies from space
"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed a...
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Burglars in the buff steal beef, still on the run
Surveillance video shows two naked men and one in briefs during restaurant break-in.        
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Tornado touches down on Virginia campground
Officials are trying to assess the damage.        
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The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids
Ellie Herman has had a very interesting career. For two decades she was a writer/producer for television shows including ?The Riches,? ?Desperate Housewives,...
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Wealthy eccentric accused of urinating on candy at CVS
Man turned himself in after store employee called police.        
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Lawyers demand outside probe of two-hour Arizona execution
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping f...
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5 things you need to know Thursday
The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.        
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Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets
Special counsel criticizes VA's Office of the Medical Inspector.        
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Reporter describes gruesome scene of Ariz. execution
Witness said inmate did not die for at least two hours after drugs were administered.        
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Poland broke human rights convention on al-Qaida suspects held by the CIA
Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri argued they were flown to a jail in a Polish forest and tortured by US agents Continue reading...
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Young man dies after sand tunnel caves in at beach
Friends and family of a recent college graduate who died while building a 10-foot deep sand tunnel at a San Francisco Bay Area beach mourned his death Wednes...
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Arizona murderer Joseph Wood executed
Joseph Wood "gasped and struggled to breathe" during his execution, his attorney says. Arizona, the state that executed him, says he was sedated and "snoring."
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Canadians decry shutoffs, plan water convoy to Detroit
Northern neighbors want to show solidarity with those whose water has been shut off.        
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Educators who support Common Core call new tests ‘a travesty’
Many parents and educators in New York are awaiting the release of results of controversial Common Core-aligned standardized tests that were given to student...
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Dozens of New York police officers assigned to catch Brooklyn Bridge flag switch vandals
The New York Police Department has reportedly assigned three dozen elite investigators to catch the intruders who replaced the American flags on the Brooklyn...
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Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custody
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city's police force...
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Arizona governor orders review of execution after inmate takes 2 hours to die
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a ha...
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Mourners pay respects to man who died in NYPD custody
Eric Garner died last Thursday after police held him in a banned chokehold.        
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Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says
Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appea...
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Alaska tourist train derails; injuries reported
Popular train out of Skagway derails, injuring up to a dozen passengers.        
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Warrants paint grisly picture of Fort Worth mortuary
Mummified bodies, leaking fluids, insect infestation described in Texas court documents.        
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U.S. judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling
DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is...
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Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in execution
PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the ...
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U.S. judge knocks down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling
DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until t...
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Firefighting costs soar as warming worsens wildfires
Group warns of higher costs as warming contributes to wildfire spread        
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Oregon marijuana legalization measure makes November ballot
Oregonians will be able to vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
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Man arrested in cold case slayings of mom, daughter
Robert Honsch reportedly was living under an assumed name with a new wife and children.        
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1 in 25 New Yorkers Is a Millionaire - And city tops world for billionaire residents, study says
New York has the fourth-highest proportion of millionaire residents in the world        
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U.S. judge strikes down Colorado gay marriage ban
A federal judge ruled Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional but stayed implementation of his ruling until a higher court can weigh in. ...
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Inmate's execution takes nearly 2 hours
Lawyers had filed an emergency appeal, saying the inmate had been gasping for an hour.        
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Libyan al Qaeda suspect's legal defense financed by foreign government
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A foreign government is paying for the criminal defense of alleged senior al Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby, his defense lawyer told a U.S....
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Police arrest suspects in StubHub ticket site fraud investigation
Cybercrime ring in US, UK, Russia and Canada hacked into accounts held by more than 1,600 of the eBay site's users Continue reading...
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Execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, Arizona inmate, takes 2 hours
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode...