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President Donald Trump enthusiastically marched into the pages of history on Friday when he became the first U.S. President in 47 years to stand up against the murder of unborn children by attending the annual March for Life. President Trump “is assured of a hero’s welcome,” A leading French paper writes, proving that this unprecedented …

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The Chicago Cubs’ historic Game 7 win, after 10 innings and a  small rain delay, smashed every MLB game this century.  Not only did they finally win the World Series after 108 years, it was the most watched baseball game in 25. The Smokeroom has the story: An estimated 40 million people watched the final game of …

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In this interesting article, Dr. Earl Tilford examines the damaging consequences that arise when nations tweak their history in order to feel good about the past. Tilford argues: “There are two ways to approach the future: faith and history.” Late in the afternoon of December 25, 1991, Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, declared his office …

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Despite the renewed debate over whether the Confederate flag in South Carolina is a symbol of Southern heritage or a reminder of racism, it has become clear that doing anything about it will take time. That’s because deep-seated legal processes and staunch partisan (and racial) divisions make it very difficult to remove the flag from its …

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Michelle Obama, in need of a “nigga” bump, lamented how (sniff, sniff) difficult it has been for her as the first black first lady. After all, she can always count on those who Flesch-Kincaid Grade-Level Comprehension Tests would rate as having a third-grade reading and comprehension level. (A “nigga” bump is explained as gaining black …

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Thousands of people across the United States walked out of work and classrooms for a nationwide day of action dubbed ‘Hands Up, Walk Out!’ The protest comes after a grand jury declined to indict an officer for killing a black teenager. The organizers – driven primarily by young people – spread the word online via …

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The ‘No Justice, No Profit’ campaign – led by a movement of celebrities and activists – is calling for a nationwide boycott of retail outlets to protest the recent grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. Spearheaded by the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, the campaign …

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Jesus was a devoted family man with two kids and Mary Magdalene for his wife, a new history book based on an ancient manuscript claims. According to the 1,500-year-old text, there was a previously unknown plot on Jesus’s life 13 years prior to the crucifixion. The revelations were made by Professor of Religious Studies at …

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The Washington Redskins can sue the Native Americans responsible for the team losing its trademark, a federal judge said on Friday. The group had asked for the suit to be dismissed, saying they have no financial stake in the outcome of the ruling. US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee heard arguments Friday from both the …

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A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation. Former corrections officer, James Johnson, 54 was arrested by State Police following an investigation where they determined he was …

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Concern over the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States is “way overblown” right now thanks to panic induced by mainstream media and the federal government, according to former Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul, known for his conservative libertarian stances against many forms of government intervention, said during an …

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Coerced by police into a murder confession as a teenager, Brooklyn man David McCallum was finally released today after serving 29 years behind bars. McCallum sobbed in court when his murder conviction was vacated on Wednesday, his head down on the Brooklyn Supreme Court defense table, according to New York Daily News. “I’m very, very …

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With his second and final term in office nearly half-way done, United States President Barack Obama, who enjoyed record popularity after first being elected in 2008, is struggling to keep up with the ratings of wildly unpopular predecessor George W. Bush. Fallout isn’t unexpected during so-called “lame duck” sessions in which reelection is ruled out …

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The restaurateur responsible for a Cajun eatery in Louisiana hoped law enforcement would take advantage of an unusual discount offered during lunchtime, but says his eatery has since become a hot destination for gun enthusiasts. Bergeron’s Restaurant owner Kevin Cox says the plan was meant as a way of giving thanks to the local police. …

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The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported …

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The US State Department recently released a propaganda video in English to counter gains made by the Internet-savvy militant group Islamic State. Yet the use of the extremist’s own violent footage may have the opposite effect, critics say. The video, “Welcome to ‘Islamic State’ land,” is part of the State Department’s ‘Think Again Turn Away’ …

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Declassified documents reveal that in the 1950s the FBI trained Alaskan residents to become agents behind enemy lines if the Soviets invaded. No women, Eskimo, Indians or Aleuts were included, with native peoples considered unreliable. The recently declassified FBI and Air Force documents show that in the early stage of the Cold War the US government feared …

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