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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

(1408) 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

(1403) 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

(36) 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.


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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.


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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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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

(1273) 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

(304) 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'

(1632) 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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