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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked hundreds of victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy to return nearly $6 million paid as compensation, and thousands more could be asked to do the same. The Associated Press reports that as of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 aid recipients to return a collective …

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It was good to see the old senator have a lucid moment for a change! Brought to you by Powdered Wig Society CNN ISIS JAY CARNEY JOHN MCCAIN OBAMA

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Two Houston, Texas school district police officers pinned a 15-year-old girl face down on the floor on Tuesday because she didn’t want to relinquish her cell phone to an assistant principal. The girl, sophomore Ixel Perez, weighs 70 pounds, according to her brother. She attends Sam Houston High School. In a video of the incident, …

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This weekend, Sarah Palin and many members of her family were reportedly involved in a big ol’, 20-person drunken brawl at a Wasilla snowmobile party, which, if you’re playing Palin bingo, means you’ve won. Anchorage police confirmed that an incident had indeed occurred, and that the Palins were definitely there, and it was real nasty. …

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A public school teacher in Washington who instructed sixth-graders to compare former President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler has learned her own lesson, according to district officials, but critics wonder why she still has a job. D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson responded to the controversy late Wednesday on Twitter, saying no curriculum intended …

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Thirteen years after working tirelessly on the rescue and recovery efforts in the days and weeks that followed the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, 54-year-old firefighter Jimmy Martinez, is in need of a hero of his own. “I knew that there was potential for great harm, but I just didn’t think …

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CNN spoke with two new witnesses to Michael Brown‘s shooting; two unnamed contractors, both of whom were recorded on video taken right after the shooting, shouting about how Brown had his hands up. One of the contractors recounted how he heard a shot, then another 30 seconds later, and then witnessed Brown staggering as he …

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Sounding distinctly different than the hawkish pundits and bellicose lawmakers who have dominated the televised discussion of ISIS, several counterterrorism experts told the New York Timesthat ISIS, the band of Sunni militants who have been marauding across northern Iraq this summer, posed no real threat to the United States. Daniel Benjamin, a former counterterrorism advisor …

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Steve Lipsky’s tainted water well had already stirred national debate about the impacts of oil and gas production. Now it stars in a free speech dispute that has landed in Texas’ highest court – the biggest test of a state law meant to curb attempts to stifle public protest. So much methane has migrated into …

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(KTVI) – Wednesday protestors plan to shut-down interstate-70 over the shooting of Michael Brown. The shutdown is scheduled to take place in the afternoon at I-70 and Hanley Road. Organizers say the shutdown is because Governor Jay Nixon’s refused to replace county prosecutor Bob McCulloch with a special prosecutor. The highway patrol says it will …

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The Senate this week is debating a bill proposed by Democrats to add a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and place more limits on campaign spending by corporations. Plenty of Republicans have attacked this as an assault on free speech, and Ted Cruz echoed these sentiments on the Senate …

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HBO’s Bill Maher has made something of a career bashing Republicans on a weekly basis, but recent interviews indicate he may be willing to vote GOP in 2016 under certain circumstances. “Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to me,” Maher told The Hill this week. “Rand Paul could possibly get my vote.” Sen. Paul (R-KY) …

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Fox and Friends asked its viewers what story outraged them the most this morning. And this one out of Michigan was an easy winner: an Army officer was apparently told he could not enter his daughter’s school because he was wearing his Army uniform. Marine Vet Denied Entry to Six Flags Over This ‘Offensive’ Shirt… Disabled Vet Harassed by …

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Want to know why American politics suck so bad? Here’s a primer from an anonymous Capitol Hill staffer who’s been at the job for 20-odd years, and who quit with an epic email detailing exactly why it is that Hill culture, and American politics, suck. And when we say epic, we mean that in a …

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Three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on …

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Incredible footage posted online captured Papua New Guinea’s Tavurvur Volcano eruption — in addition to the ensuing sonic boom. The video, posted to Facebook earlier this week, shows several individuals nearby on a boat react in shock when they see ash spew into the sky. Then the apparent cameraman makes a keen observation, warning others …

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