A judge on Friday tossed out an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway was acting on a motion from the defense as the two-week jury trial headed into closing arguments. Officer Joseph Weekley …

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When Dr. Olivet Buck became the fourth Sierra Leone doctor to die from Ebola after she was denied evacuation, the third American healthcare worker to contract Ebola in West Africa was well on the way to recovery back in Omaha, Nebraska. For many African healthcare workers, who form the bulk of the aid team, a lack of funding …

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With all the craziness that goes on over social media, it’s no wonder why people have to ween themselves off of it every now and then just to retain the last bit of sanity that they have left. We’ve all heard of social media causing relationship trouble, but this man put a whole new meaning …

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After two years attending the same Oklahoma City mosque where accused beheader Alton Nolen worshipped, this man claims that he became convinced — convinced that the “religion of peace” actually promotes radical jihad. Calling himself “Noor,” the man went on “The Kelly File” to describe what he learned about the non-public teachings that may well have led …

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Introduction: In the late 1980s, gun control groups realized that they had failed in their original goal—getting handguns banned1—and began campaigning against semi-automatic firearms they called “assault weapons,” most of which are rifles. As an anti-gun activist group put it: [A]ssault weapons [will] strengthen the handgun restriction lobby for the following reasons: It will be a …

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In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ …

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Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, Nicholas Kristol, Michael Steele, and author Sam Harris got into what could only be described as a tumultuous continuation of Maher’s comments on Islam from last week, with Maher and Affleck tearing into each other over the influence of fundamentalists in the Muslim community. “We have been sold this meme of …

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US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak. The 10 individuals are considered to be at ‘high risk,’ and are being checked at regular intervals for …

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If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.  If government officials believe that you have the virus, federal law allows them to round you up and detain you “for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary.”  …

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A pit bull owner whose dogs fatally mauled a woman taking her morning stroll was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder. The case against Alex Donald Jackson was one of the few where a dog owner has been charged with murder for failing to control pets they knew were …

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As California starts a new water measurement cycle—and faces a fourth year of severe drought—another dry winter could be a tipping point for the country’s top agricultural producer. “This year is crucial,” said Michael Hanemann, professor and environmental economist at the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. “A third winter of low …

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Nurses, the frontline care providers in U.S. hospitals, say they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients arriving in their hospital emergency departments infected with Ebola. Many say they have gone to hospital managers, seeking training on how to best care for patients and protect themselves and their families from contracting the deadly disease, which …

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A Cartersville man is upset after he said investigators mistook a garden full of okra for marijuana plants. The man growing the popular Southern food said a helicopter woke him up Wednesday and then he had deputies show up at his door. “I was scared actually, at first, because I didn’t know what was happening,” …

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Cobb County Jail is no longer accepting inmates after an inmate developed a fever. The man told jail officials that he recently traveled to Africa. Jail officials confirm to Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt that the inmate is being tested for Ebola. The man was arrested overnight for DUI. We are anticipating …

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I was struck by the photo I saw today of the hundreds of thousands of people jamming the streets of Hong Kong, risking their lives to protest the loss of freedom due to recent actions by the Chinese government. The protests consist of mostly students, but many Hong Kong residents have joined them in recent …

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This is no shocker to gun rights supporters, but the top three hated cabinet officials in the Obama Administration have had terrible records on the Second Amendment. According to a recent YouGov poll, the soon-to-retire Attorney General Eric Holder is the third most hated official in Obama’s cabinet. Holder was only topped by former HHS Secretary …

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Death statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coupled with crime statistics from the FBI show that bicycle and falling deaths far exceed deaths from “mass shootings.” For example, on September 24 the FBI released a study showing there were 64 incidents of “mass killings” (mass shootings) for the years 2000 through …

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