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A federal judge has ruled that a libel lawsuit against conservative radio host Glenn Beck can proceed. The lawsuit pertains to Beck accusing a Saudi national of being a conspirator in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, even after law enforcement had cleared him. Abdulrahman Alharbi, who was 20 years of age at the time, was …

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CNN has accidently “killed” President barack Obama instead of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in one of its shows. For nearly a minute, CNN displayed a headline with a typo that viewers just could not miss. The channel’s Erin Burnett OutFront show was dedicated to Robert O’Neill, a Navy SEAL, who is claiming to be …

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Two New York Police Department officers have been indicated for assaulting a teenager during a drug arrest – during which one literally knocked some of the suspect’s teeth out when he allegedly hit him in the face with his gun. The charges, if they lead to convictions, could mean jail time for the police officers. …

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A former Reagan administration aide has called on southern US states to secede and establish an ultraconservative nation based on opposition to same-sex marriage and other advances in gay rights. Former presidential aide Douglas MacKinnon told radio interviewer Janet Mefferd that he has authored a new book he believes is a blueprint for southern states …

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A public-service ad campaign in Florida, which depicts African American children in bulletproof vests, is urging voter participation to encourage the election of candidates who support repeal of the state’s stand-your-ground gun law. The “Vest or Vote” campaign, pushed by social justice organization The Dream Defenders, includes a billboard in Tallahassee, the state capital, and …

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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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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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Do you recall when Obama campaigned and promised to have the most transparent presidency in history? As we’ve seen to date, this administration is no more transparent than overflowing septic tank. Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief …

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A new surveillance device has been developed that has the potential to stop drones and Google Glass wearers from hacking into one’s Wi-Fi network. Cyborg Unplug works by sending de-authentication signals to unwanted monitoring or spying devices. The device is the size of a computer adaptor, so it can be transported anywhere and can be …

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Investigations into the hacking of celebrities’ iPhone accounts, which resulted in the leak of nude or semi-nude photos of various female personalities, have turned into a child abuse case, as one alleged victim was under 18 when some photos were taken. Lawyers for US Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney have served a legal demand on porn.com, …

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News anchor Piers Morgan’s tenure with CNN officially ended on Tuesday this week, and according to a tweet sent by the British journalist, an exchange with radio host Alex Jones was among the highlights of his career there. “If I’m to be remembered for anything [at] CNN, I’d like it to be this” Morgan told …

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Five people are suing the Missouri police for $40 million, claiming officers treated US citizens “as if they were war combatants.” The five were arrested in the wake of rioting and unrest following the death of teenager Michael Brown on August 9. The group claims they were going about their everyday business before they were …

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Facebook is contemplating bringing into effect a new policy meaning that websites using irritating “click-bait” headlines will be penalized in favor of stories from friends and pages that users have displayed an active interest in. “Over time, stories with ‘click-bait’ headlines can drown out content from friends and pages that people really care about,” Facebook research …

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Ferguson, Missouri remained relatively calm for the second night in a row. With only isolated arrests Wednesday and Thursday nights, a drawdown of the National Guard troops assigned with keeping the peace began Friday. “[A] sense of normalcy” returned to the area along West Florissant Avenue ‒ the epicenter of continued protests against the police ‒ on Thursday. “People …

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  “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”  Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries including a bone fracture near …

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So much for ‘innocent until proven guilty’. The pathetic Missouri governor is throwing gasoline on the fire before the investigation is complete, further stoking tensions in the community of #Ferguson. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said “a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” in the shooting …

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A relatively calm evening gave way to the arrest of 47 protesters early Wednesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the eleventh night of demonstrations touched off by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police officer. Attorney General Eric Holder is due to visit the majority-black St. Louis suburb at 11 a.m. local time …

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