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All across the country, kids are going back to school. They’re going back to books, homework, and Michelle Obama’s school lunch guidelines. Just how contentious are these guidelines? A writer went to a high school in Minnesota to find out. Here’s what he found: There’s a sign in the lunchroom of Minnesota’s Sartell High School: …

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During the final segment of MSNBC’s coverage of Barack Obama’s brief Wednesday night speech — in which the Democratic occupant of the White House called for air strikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the ISIS terrorist group — Hardball host Chris Matthews used the occasion to hammer former Vice President Dick Cheney as the …

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Jerald Rice typed his wife’s name into an Internet search engine. A series of unsettling stunts had perplexed him. Advertisements for sex with his wife popped up. “Adult entertainment of all types when my husband is not home,” the ads said. “Not for the faint of heart. Come see me during the day while my …

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A defrocked Catholic priest has been found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic, where he worked as a missionary for decades. The Belgian-born Eric Dejaeger, 67, was on Friday convicted of 31 counts of sexual offences against children and one count of bestiality. At the start of …

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WMC Action News 5 shared the story of Shanyna Isom in a special report in 2012; she grows fingernails through the hair follicles in her skin. Two years later and thecost of a mystery illness continues to threaten her life. She lives day to day with an ailment that baffles doctors. It’s a skin disease …

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Mandrel Stuart and his girlfriend were on a date driving on Interstate 66 toward the District of Columbia when a Fairfax County, Va., police cruiser pulled out of the median and raced after them. The cruiser kept pace alongside Stuart’s old blue GMC Yukon for a while, then followed behind for several miles before turning …

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According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in America are happening at the alarming rate of 135 per day. The option of using a gun to protect yourself in a home invasion is never mentioned during the TODAY Show story. The second intruder defense item the TODAY Show suggests you …

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According to KRGV, a militia has selected a number of bridges along the Rio Grande Valley for a Sept. 20 demonstration during which they will physically block entry into the U.S. Law enforcement officials in Starr County are reportedly preparing for the possibility of violence associated with the protest. “I’m not going to lie to …

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One concern about President Obama‘s counter-terrorism strategy against ISIS is the plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight the terrorist group. Arming moderate rebels was a contentious debate last year in the national fight over how to deal with President Bashar al-Assad, but now a new enemy is inspiring the calls for action. John …

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After the September 11 terrorist attacks, insurance companies paid out billions in damages — more than ever before. So in 2002, Congress agreed to help in the future by creating federally insured — and relatively cheap — terrorism coverage for businesses. Claims under that coverage were filed for the first time after the Boston Marathon …

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US lawmakers are keen to prevent the fast food giant Burger King from taking advantage of lower tax rates in Canada, arguing that it is ‘unpatriotically’ moving its operations there after “profiting” from taxpayer-funded benefits in the US. In August, the Whopper-maker announced its plans to buy Tim Hortons, Inc. – a Canadian coffee and …

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The Police Chief in Washington, DC, is speaking out against one of her officers and in support of a man who stopped to record police arresting a man on a sidewalk only to be harassed by police and suspected of involvement in a crime for doing so. Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Cathy Lanier said …

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Less than three weeks before Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., opened a national debate on the use of deadly force by police, city and federal authorities here set forth a plan to transform a local law enforcement agency with a stunningly violent reputation. In some ways, the experience could serve as a lesson …

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A medical student faces felony charges for the theft of an iPad that belonged to a cancer patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The case represents a tragic intersection of the lives of two young women in their early 30s. Hospitalized with an aggressive form of breast cancer, keeping her iPad at bedside, Natalie Packer …

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Rarely do you get Fox News hosts agreeing with Bill Maher, but Maher’s frequent criticisms of the Muslim religion do sound a lot like what many Fox hosts have said. This week Maher didn’t just bash Islam, but he technically defended Christianity by saying no matter how radical you might think some Christians are, unlike in …

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Well, he’s back in the news yet again, and it seems like he’s trying his dead-level best to get his stupid self imprisoned for a very long time. George Zimmerman found himself in trouble with the law yet again this week. Florida’s WSVN News is reporting that Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last year …

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Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended. What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns? Were English teachers put off by the …

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