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Skateboarders Turn Damaged Street Into Ramp After California Earthquake

(10) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 5:06 PM

In the wake of the worst earthquake to hit the Bay Area in 25 years, some local skateboarders found a silver lining to an otherwise difficult day in Napa, California.

Early Sunday morning, a 6.0 magnitude quake hit about 6 miles from Napa, leaving 120 injured and...

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Michael Brown's Father Asks For Pause In Protests On Day Of Son's Funeral

(69) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Michael Brown Sr., the father of the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, asked Sunday for protests to pause on the day of his son's funeral.

In an interview with St. Louis' Hot 104.1, Brown asked for...

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Photos Show Damage Following Napa Earthquake

(7) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 1:53 PM

SAN FRANCISCO -- Early Sunday morning, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck just outside Napa, California, leaving at least 87 individuals injured and damaging property across the North Bay.

The quake, which was the strongest to strike the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989's 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta, left thousands...

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Paul Ryan Confronted By Dreamers During Book Signing

(1272) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 10:31 AM

During a book signing in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was confronted by a group of Dreamers over his vote against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.

Earlier this month, House Republicans voted to end the Obama administration program that has helped...

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Paul Ryan Thinks John Boehner Smells Too Much Like Cigarettes

(301) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) really doesn't like House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) cigarette habit.

In a Q&A with the House Budget Committee chairman, Time's Belinda Luscombe asked Ryan if he ever asks Boehner to refrain from smoking.

"No," Ryan said. "But I try to...

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Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:18 PM

In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seemingly mundane lines of inquiry are not welcome at the secretive facility.

Producer Gianna Toboni and crew toured...

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Obama Denounces James Foley's Execution: 'Today The Entire World Is Appalled'

(1631) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:07 PM

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on the execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State militants, warning the group that they have "no place in the 21st century."

"Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group...

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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe To Take On The 'Taxi Industry Cartel'

(22) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 3:41 PM

David Plouffe, one of the key players in President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, is headed to on-demand car service Uber to help with the startup's political strategy

Plouffe, who was Obama's 2008 campaign manager and later served as a senior adviser in the White House, will join the popular app-based...

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Getty Photographer Scott Olson Arrested At Ferguson Protest (UPDATED)

(592) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 7:02 PM

A photographer for Getty Images was arrested Monday during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, several eyewitnesses reported.

HuffPost's Ryan J. Reilly captured a photo of photojournalist Scott Olson's arrest, which took place across the street from the press area:

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State Senator Explains Why She Tweeted 'F*ck You' To Missouri's Governor

(371) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:32 PM

The state senator who tweeted "fuck you" to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) last week defended her harsh choice of words, saying that "anyone who's going to get tear-gassed deserves to say a few f-bombs here and there."

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat who represents parts...

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Obama Informs Congress Of Authorization Of Targeted Strikes In Iraq

(4) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 4:57 PM

On Sunday, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress notifying members of his authorization of targeted airstrikes in Iraq, saying the strikes helped protect U.S. personnel in the country.

In the letter, Obama said the strikes were conducted with the goal of helping Iraqi forces recapture the critical

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Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Of Ferguson Police Tactics

(11) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Amnesty International is calling for an investigation of the police tactics used by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where local law enforcement have clashed with protesters following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

After sending a 12-person delegation to Ferguson to monitor police activity, meet with officials...

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Ferguson's Congressman Has 'No Confidence' In Local Cops To Give Brown Family 'A Fair Shake'

(117) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 1:29 PM

As protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri continued to clash over the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer on August 9, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) called on federal investigators to secure "equal justice under the law" for Brown's family.

In an...

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Eric Holder Authorizes Second Autopsy Of Michael Brown

(837) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized a second autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed African American teenager shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9.

"Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General...

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Powerful Video Captures The Turbulent Scene In Ferguson

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 3:06 PM

New York Times video journalist Brent McDonald traveled to Ferguson, Missouri this week to capture the protests surrounding the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last Saturday.

On Wednesday, the scene turned violent as heavily-armed SWAT teams clashed...

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These Photos Prove Just How Chaotic The Situation In Ferguson Has Become

(35) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:20 AM

Chaos erupted Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer last week.

Protesters gathered for the fifth straight day in the streets of Ferguson to protest Brown's death, clashing with heavily-armed...

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LAPD To Face Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Ezell Ford's Death

(9) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 10:18 PM

The lawyer for the family of Ezell Ford, the unarmed black man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Monday, said he plans to take immediate legal action against the city's police department.

Appearing on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes" Wednesday evening, attorney Steven Lerman...

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Mike McFadden Wins Minnesota Senate Primary To Challenge Al Franken

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 10:14 PM

Investment banker Mike McFadden won Tuesday's Republican primary to challenge Al Franken (D-Minn.) for his Senate seat, the Associated Press reports.

McFadden, who has taken a leave of absence from his role as co-CEO of Minneapolis-based Lazard Middle Market, bested a field of four other Republicans:...

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Anti-Citizens United Measure Kicked Off California Ballot

(48) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:11 PM

The California Supreme Court has blocked an advisory measure gauging public opinion on unlimited campaign donations from appearing on the state's ballot this fall.

Proposition 49, authored by Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu, would have asked voters whether or not they support amending the Constitution...

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Hillary Clinton Dismisses Obama's 'Don't Do Stupid Sh*t' Foreign Policy

(867) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sharp words for President Barack Obama's foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, dismissing the president's "don't do stupid shit" foreign policy approach for not being "an organizing principle" worthy of "great nations."

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