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Off-Duty Secret Service Agent Stopped White House Intruder: Report

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 2:21 PM

The man who scaled the White House fence and broke into the executive mansion earlier this month was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service officer, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

According to the Post, an agent who was leaving for the night after seeing President Barack...

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California Will Now Protect Women From Horrific Form Of Prison Abuse

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 7:24 PM

California adopted legislation late last week protecting prison inmates from forced sterilization following disturbing reports that female prisoners had been sterilized without their consent.

The bill, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday, makes it illegal to sterilize inmates for birth control purposes...

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Poll Shows Bruce Braley Trailing Joni Ernst In Iowa Senate Race

(360) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 10:31 AM

A Des Moines Register poll released Saturday shows Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley trailing GOP rival Joni Ernst by six points in Iowa's Senate race.

The survey found that Ernst, a state senator, leads Braley 44 percent to 38 percent. The poll also found Ernst with...

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This Is What Eric Holder's Legacy Will Be

(80) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the top law enforcement position in the United States, announced on Thursday that he plans to step down from his position as soon as a successor can be confirmed. If he remains in office until December, Holder...

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Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested In Eric Holder's Job

(9) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:01 PM

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she's not interested in taking Eric Holder's job.

Shortly after Holder announced that he would leave his post as U.S. Attorney General, Harris was floated as a "serious contender" for the role. Harris, however, was quick to...

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Rick Steves Hitting The Road In Support Of Oregon Marijuana Legalization

(3) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Travel guru and longtime marijuana legalization advocate is taking a break from his European excursions to lend his support to Measure 91, the campaign for legal recreational pot in Oregon.

Beginning Tuesday, October 7, Steves will embark on a six-day, 10-city tour of the Beaver...

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'F**k It, I Quit' Anchor Explains Her Dramatic Exit

(1844) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 1:28 PM

The local news anchor who dramatically quit her job on air following a segment on marijuana explained her exit in a YouTube video released Monday.

Charlo Greene, a reporter for Anchorage's KTVA, announced on air that she would be leaving her job at the TV station...

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Obama Praises Congress For Approving His Plan To Fight ISIS

(21) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 7:13 PM

President Barack Obama spoke Thursday shortly after the Senate approved his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, praising Congress for passing the legislation and reaffirming that U.S. troops will not be put into combat in Iraq.

"I'm pleased that Congress, a...

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California Expands Access To Lifesaving Overdose Antidote

(4) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 12:39 PM

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Tuesday expanding access to naloxone, an overdose antidote credited with saving thousands of lives.

AB 1535, introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), will allow pharmacists to distribute naloxone to drug users or family members so they can...

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Rochester Man Indicted On Charges Of Attempting To Help ISIS

(101) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Mufid Elfgeeh, a 30-year-old Rochester, New York resident who was arrested earlier this year on illegal weapons charges, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for attempting to assist Islamic State militants, among other charges.

Elfgeeh, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Yemen, was arrested in June...

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Hillary Clinton All But Announces Her 2016 Campaign In Iowa

(734) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 5:31 PM

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time since her 2008 presidential bid, lending fuel to speculative fire about her White House aspirations.

Appearing at outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) annual steak fry fundraiser alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, the former secretary of state spoke...

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Una mujer le dijo a su jefe que tenía cáncer. Él decidió despedirla.

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Una comunidad en Pennsylvania se está reuniendo para dar apoyo a una mujer que fue despedida de su trabajo en la oficina de un cirujano dentista después de su diagnóstico de cáncer.

Carol Jumper, quien vive en Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, en agosto fue diagnosticada con cáncer

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A Woman Told Her Boss About A Devastating Cancer Diagnosis. He Responded By Firing Her.

(1448) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM

A Pennsylvania community is rallying around a woman who was fired from her job at an oral surgeon's office following her diagnosis with cancer.

Carol Jumper, who lives in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with cancer impacting her pancreas, liver and ovaries in August. According...

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The Palin Family Allegedly Got Into A Messy Brawl In Alaska And It Sounded Ridiculous

(1412) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Sarah Palin and her family were reportedly involved in a messy, drunken brawl last Saturday near Anchorage, Alaska.

According to reports by several local bloggers, the skirmish broke out at a party hosted by a winner of the annual Iron Dog Race, a...

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Video Shows Witnesses' Disbelief Following Michael Brown Shooting

(1405) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 10:26 PM

A video airing on CNN Wednesday showed witnesses' immediate reactions to the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer last month.

In a cell phone video provided to CNN, two men who were doing...

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Mitt Romney Backs Republican Vying For Henry Waxman's Seat

(6) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 3:53 PM

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is endorsing Elan Carr in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) congressional seat.

In a Monday statement, Romney praised the Republican prosecutor, who is running against Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu to represent California's 33rd Congressional District.
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GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up To The States

(39) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 10:50 AM

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), who is locked in a tough re-election battle, said Saturday that states should be free to legalize marijuana.

During a debate with independent rival Greg Orman, Roberts was asked for his position on marijuana legalization.

“That's not a federal...

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Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence On Ferguson

(673) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Hillary Clinton has broken her silence on Ferguson.

Speaking at a technology conference in San Francisco Thursday morning, Clinton addressed the death of Michael Brown, nearly three weeks after the unarmed teenager was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb.

"This...

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Owner Of Gun Range Where Instructor Was Killed Defends Letting Kids Operate Uzis

(825) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 1:28 PM

The manager of an Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old accidentally shot and killed an instructor who was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi defended his operation on Wednesday, telling MSNBC's Chris Hayes that hundreds of children have handled weapons at the range without incident.

Charles...

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Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds

(137) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 5:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workforce, helping to reduce the city's growing income inequality.

San Francisco voters this fall are set to consider a ballot measure that...

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