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Nick Wing
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Congress Likely To Get Its Only Openly Atheist Member In November

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- Maryland state Sen. Jamie Raskin (D) made headlines Tuesday by defeating a primary opponent who poured $12.7 million of his own money into the race -- a record-setting amount for a self-funded U.S. House campaign. He could garner national attention again if he wins the...

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A Year After Freddie Gray's Death, This Teen Is One Of The Few People Behind Bars

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 2:27 PM

At the height of the unrest in Baltimore last year, 18-year-old Allen Bullock climbed on top of a police cruiser, raised an orange traffic cone over his head and smashed it through the car's windshield. A crowd closed in around Bullock, with some joining in on...

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Cops Take $50,000 From Manager Of Christian Band, Are Forced To Admit It Was Total BS

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 1:32 PM

The Klo & Kweh Music Team doesn't play the kind of music most people would associate with criminal activity. They’re a Christian rock group from Burma, and on a recent U.S. tour, they performed mostly inspirational, cultural and love songs. But for nearly two months, authorities in...

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Cops Are Still Killing People, But The Nation Has Stopped Paying Attention

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 2:44 PM

The call came through Officer Geoffrey Freeman's radio a few minutes before 10 a.m. on Feb. 8.

"Complaint that somebody jumped a fence and tried to chase a neighbor,” the police dispatcher in Austin, Texas, said. "Black male, tall, thin, wearing jeans, boxers.”


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Bernie Sanders Hits Hillary Clinton For Using A 'Racist Term' In 1996

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 10:05 PM

While sparring over criminal justice policy during Thursday's Democratic primary debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused Hillary Clinton of using a "racist term" in 1996.

Clinton has faced significant criticism for previously using the word "super-predators,"...

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Congressman Wants A 'National Day Of Reason' As Atheist Alternative To Day Of Prayer

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 12:18 PM

Each year, on the first Thursday of May, elected officials gather in Washington, D.C., and around the country for the National Day of Prayer. It's a day when public servants from the president on down encourage Americans of all faiths to pray and contemplate the role...

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Bill Clinton 'Almost' Apologizes For Lecturing Black Lives Matter Protesters

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 12:33 PM

Former President Bill Clinton offered a more even-tempered analysis of his criminal justice legacy on Friday, in an apparent effort to smooth over the controversy surrounding his contentious exchange with protesters the day before.

“So I did...

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Bill Clinton Spars With Protesters Who Say He Destroyed Black Communities

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 3:12 PM

Former President Bill Clinton got into a heated exchange with protesters on Thursday, pushing back against charges that anti-crime legislation and welfare reform passed during his tenure had devastated black communities.

A group of protesters interrupted the...

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911 Caller Will Not Be Charged For Giving Cops Bad Info Before Fatal Police Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 9:01 AM

UPDATE, April 18 -- A special prosecuting attorney said Monday that he would not press charges against Ronald Ritchie, the Ohio man who called police in August 2014 to report that a Walmart customer was loading a rifle and pointing it at children. The...

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Florida Just Made It Harder For Police To Take People's Stuff

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 12:10 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Friday signed a bill into law enacting major reforms of a practice that has allowed police to permanently seize people's property without a conviction or even charging the owner with a crime.

Police have come under scrutiny -- in Florida and...

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Sheriff Arrested For Extortion After Allegedly Shaking Down Driver -- Which Is Somehow Usually Legal

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 11:24 AM

An Oklahoma sheriff and his deputy were arrested last week on charges of bribery and extortion stemming from a traffic stop in which the two men used a controversial law enforcement tool known as civil asset forfeiture to seize cash from a motorist.

Wagoner County Sheriff Bob...

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Donald Trump Wants To Remind White People That Gun Violence Is A Black Problem

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 3:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- Nailing down specifics about Donald Trump’s policies is exhausting. He makes things up, changes his mind and neglects details. One of the six issues he's actually fleshed out on...

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Judge Rules Against Ex-DEA Informant, Shows How The System Is Designed To Screw Sources

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 12:38 PM

A federal judge sided with the U.S. government on Friday, dismissing a lawsuit brought by a former confidential informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration who claimed the agency owed him for 29 years of undercover work. 

The DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies use such informant programs...

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Pennsylvania Coroner Is Officially Ruling Heroin Overdoses Homicides

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 12:01 PM

A coroner in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, is hoping to send a message to drug dealers by listing heroin overdose deaths as homicides, rather than accidental.

"If you are selling heroin to someone and they die, isn't that homicide?" said Coroner Charles Kiessling in...

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Here's A Timely Reminder That Terrorism Isn't Just A Muslim Problem

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 4:43 PM

In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks, it's easy to imagine that the problem of violent radicalization is unique to Islam. After all, terrorism only seems to take over the news cycle when there's a link to Islamic extremism. This tendency leads some people to...

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Terrorism Expert Calls Out Donald Trump For Feeding ISIS Propaganda

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 1:23 PM

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's calls for the torturing of terror suspects in the wake of attacks in Brussels play right into the hands of the self-described Islamic State, or ISIS, a U.S. terrorism expert said Tuesday.

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Atheists Propose 'Genocide And Incest Park’ To Counter Noah’s Ark Attraction

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 11:06 AM

The biblically themed Ark Encounter amusement park is set to feature a 200,000-square foot "Noah's Ark" structure and a pre-flood walled city when it opens this summer in Williamstown, Kentucky, but an atheist group has a grand counter-plan of its own.

The creationist organization behind the family...

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This Video Of Donald Trump Proves He Doesn't Have What It Takes To Face Down Putin

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 4:07 PM

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Male Pundits To Hillary Clinton: Quiet Down And Smile More

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 9:53 PM

If there's one thing I know as a man, it's that women love it when men publicly police women's tone and tell them to smile.

A number of male pundits put this axiom to the test on...

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Homeless Man Dies In Jail After Being Locked Up For Marijuana Possession

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 12:52 PM

Jeffrey Pendleton, a homeless man who won several legal battles over the criminalization of the poor, died in a New Hampshire jail on Sunday after not being able to afford bail.

The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that Pendleton, 26, was arrested last Wednesday on a marijuana...

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