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Ed Reed Wouldn't Have Wanted To Know He Had CTE While In The NFL

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | November 16, 2015 | Sports
CBS' “60 Minutes” aired a segment about the NFL on Sunday, an update on where the league stands more than a decade after Bennet Omalu discovered the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster.

Boy Scouts Donations Plummet In Utah After Gay Leader Ruling

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | November 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down — possibly a side effect of tension between the Scouts and the Mormon church over this summer's decision to allow gay Scout leaders.

Obama Says He's Still Committed To Accepting Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | November 16, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- As more Republicans call for the U.S. to stop admitting Syrian refugees in light of terrorist attacks in Paris, President Barack Obama said Monday he remains committed to taking in Syrians, as long as they are vetted. "As president, my...

Obama: Large U.S. Ground War Against ISIS Would Be 'A Mistake'

AP | Adam Goldberg | November 16, 2015 | Politics
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — President Barack Obama says putting large numbers of U.S. troops on the ground to combat the threat from the Islamic State would be "a mistake." He says that's not just his view, but the view of some of his closest military and civilian...

Even Google Is Waiting On The DMV

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | November 16, 2015 | Technology
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles. The tech titan wants the freedom to give the public access to...

Protest Sparks After Black Man Shot By Police In Minneapolis

AP | Lilly Workneh | November 16, 2015 | Black Voices
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that sparked protests and prompted a community forum with the mayor and police chief. Accounts from some witnesses that the...

Drug Crisis Plays Key Role In N.H. Senate Race

RealClearPolitics | Paige Lavender | November 16, 2015 | Politics
New Hampshire is in the midst of a drug epidemic, with one of the highest addiction rates in the country, prompting voters in the nation's first primary contest to consistently question presidential candidates on the issue of substance abuse.

Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz Make Robocalls In Support Of David Vitter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | November 16, 2015 | Politics
Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) are coming to the aid of their colleague Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the final week of his Louisi­ana gubernat­ori­al run­off cam­paign. On Sunday, National Journal reported the two presidential hopefuls recorded robocalls voicing...

Bernie Sanders Joins Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | November 16, 2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has joined Snapchat. The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted about joining "this Snapshot thing" on Monday: What is this Snapshot thing and why do I only get ten seconds?

How A Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Could Wreak Havoc In The States

Reuters | Paige Lavender | November 16, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to hear a challenge to tough abortion restrictions in Texas raises questions about the legal fate of similar laws in more than a dozen other states. The court's ruling, due by June, could spell out...

Rudy Gobert Wore French Flags On His Shoes During Sunday's Game

AP | Maxwell Strachan | November 16, 2015 | Sports
ATLANTA -- France native Rudy Gobert wore his country's flag on his shoes and stood for its national anthem before Sunday night's game. Then he did his best to put aside his emotions regarding the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday long enough to help the Utah Jazz...

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Washington

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | November 16, 2015 | World
CAIRO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State...

Monday's Morning Email: The Hunt For Paris Terrorism Suspects

Lauren Weber | November 16, 2015 | Politics
TOP STORIES FRANCE STRIKES BACK The European country launched a series of airstrikes on targets including a command center and training camp of the so-called Islamic state, after the coordinated terrorist attack on Paris Friday night...

John Oliver Has A Profanity-Filled Message For Paris Attackers

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | November 16, 2015 | Comedy
John Oliver has an unequivocal message for those responsible for the terror attacks that killed more than 130 people in Paris on Friday: F**k you.  Oliver started Sunday’s episode of "Last Week Tonight" with a few words about the deadly assaults. "There are a few things we can say for certain," Oliver said before telling the audience he was about to unleash a "moment of premium cable profanity." "First, as of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic fucking arseholes, unconscionable flaming arseholes; possibly working with other fucking arseholes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure arseholery," Oliver said. "Second, and this goes almost without saying, fuck these arseholes, fuck them -- if I may say -- sideways.” Oliver also offered some words of support for the people impacted by the tragedy. "Nothing about what these arseholes are trying to do is going to work. France is going to endure," he said. Watch the clip above to see Oliver explain why.   Read More Paris Coverage A Message Of Support For Muslims After Paris Attacks Is Lighting Up The Internet Syrians In Paris Look For Ways To Help Thousands Use #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist To Combat Islamophobia 10 Quotes That Summarize The Horror And Complexity Of Paris 20 People Found Refuge In A Famous Paris Bookstore During Attacks Parisians Show Solidarity And Strength From Paris To New York  PHOTOS: World Reacts In Solidarity With Paris Colbert Chokes Up Talking About Attacks  Army Football Team Brings French Flag Onto Field At West Point Stadium Attack Survivor Says Phone Saved His Life Read French Coverage At HuffPost France   ...

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Plans To Refuse All Syrian Refugees

AP | Jade Walker | November 16, 2015 | Politics
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to his state. In a news release Sunday Bentley said, "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama...

UK Citizen Sues Hawaii Police For Allegedly Depriving His Gun Rights

Carla Herreria | November 16, 2015 | Politics
HONOLULU (AP) — A United Kingdom citizen who is a legal permanent resident of the United States alleges in a lawsuit that the Honolulu Police Department discriminates against non-U.S. citizens by making it difficult for them to obtain firearm permits. Hawaii has some of the strongest...

HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, November 16

Jade Walker | November 16, 2015 | Politics
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Anonymous Declares War On ISIS After Paris Attacks

Dominique Mosbergen | November 16, 2015 | World
After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed more than 130 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist faction and its supporters. "Make no mistake: Anonymous is at war with Daesh," the enigmatic hacker group wrote on Twitter over...

Paul Ryan Says He'll Work With Obama, Just Not On Immigration

Marina Fang | November 15, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) clarified his position on immigration reform on Sunday, saying that he continues to support a “pathway to legal status” for undocumented immigrants but not necessarily one that leads to citizenship. “It starts with border enforcement,” he told CBS’s...

Pentagon Transfers 5 Guantanamo Detainees To The United Arab Emirates

Marina Fang | November 15, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Five detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to the government of the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Defense Department said on Sunday. The transferred detainees were identified by the Pentagon as Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Razihi, Khalid Abd-al-Jabbar Muhammad Uthman...
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