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A Brighton man said he was detained and roughly handled by a Boston police officer Wednesday night after stopping to videotape an arrest near the I-93/I-90 interchange. Max Bickford told Boston.com that the officer at the scene also briefly confiscated the cell phone he used to record the footage, which later broke on the sidewalk …

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Sources in the Syrian Free Army, a group of defected Syrian Armed Forces soldiers fighting to overthrow the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, say that revolutionaries carried out an operation against the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL. About a dozen ISIS fighters at Deir al-Zour were killed in their camp after …

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Facebook has sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration demanding that agents stop impersonating users on the social network. The letter follows a BuzzFeed report that revealed how the DEA seized a woman’s phone and later created a Facebook account in her name. Sondra Arquiett was unaware as the DEA masqueraded as her …

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Katy Conrad is a booker and producer with CBS This Morning, but conservatives quickly made fun of her on Twitter when she mocked Rand Paul’s medical opinion, as if he was a doctor. (Oops, he is — an opthalmologist, to be precise.) Via Nick Dyer: It never hurts to Google search your ridicule targets. “Wait, …

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This is the first report instance of a direct threat at a serviceman’s home A friend of mine, who happens to be prior Air Force Security Forces, who then took the plunge into the Army, received two death threats at his residence outside of Miami in Palm Beach County, from a suspected Islamic State sympathizer. …

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The coming ObamaCare increases in 2015 are going to hurt anyone who has to depend on the sub-standard healthcare plan but for those who voted for Obama, you’re getting exactly what you deserve. ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment …

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CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday. Chickasha lunchStudent Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents. “It makes me want to take that and take it to the …

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How often do you see a citizen pull a cop over? Not very much. This cop was lucky though, and got off with a warning. I know if it was the other way around the cops pen would run out of ink from the tickets.

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Americans may have a Florida drug dealer to thank for expanding our right to privacy. Police departments around the country have been collecting phone metadata from telecoms and using a sophisticated spy tool to track people through their mobile phones—often without obtaining a warrant. But a new ruling out of Florida has curbed the activity …

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Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post …

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According to the Seattle Times,  on Friday, an unnamed U.S. Postal worker in Bellevue, WA was arrested for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with her mail truck while “laughing hysterically.” Bellevue Police Department say it all started when a local resident reportedly saw a mail woman cursing at someone in front of an elementary school and decided …

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Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.  “When I turned on the light, I couldn’t quite understand what I was …

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Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams — holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water — built …

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Shots were fired by federal agents but no one was struck by a bullet during an afternoon confrontation in Ferguson. A fortunate fact since many children had the day off from school. It happened at the Park Ridge Apartments where last week a man was shot and killed not far from a storefront used by …

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School officials in Anne Arundel County rejected an appeal filed by the family of a boy suspended after he chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, according to a decision the family’s lawyer received Wednesday. The Anne Arundel County Board of Education wrote in an Oct. 9 opinion that staff members at …

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An MP has complained after seeing a sign posted near a popular park warning dog-walkers to stay out of ‘Islamic areas’. Labour Member of Parliament Jim Fitzpatrick alerted police and the local mayor about the sign after it was flagged up by one of the residents in his east London constituency. The sign, which was …

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Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says. For years, …

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