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Bill Maher rips Democrats: ‘You gave people health care, not herpes — own it’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Bill Maher ended Real Time on Friday by blasting Democrats for their apparent refusal to highlight their party’s successes in the midterm election campaigns. “You gave people health care, not herpes — own it,” he said. “Instead of chasing polls, move them.” Maher...
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Bill Maher slams Berkeley protesters: Who said you only had to hear what didn’t upset you? - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Real Time host Bill Maher struck back on Friday at University of California-Berekeley students protesting his appearance at the school next month, pointing out that even Reza Aslan says he is not bigoted. “He and I disagree on stuff,” Maher argued. “But he’s always welcome...
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Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe...
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How photography – and phrenology – helped make Abraham Lincoln president - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Voters going to the polls in Illinois’s 12th congressional district in this year’s US midterm elections have a choice to make. Do they want a Congressman who is reserved, calm, the model of a modern politician? Or do they want one who’s earned the nickname “Meltdown Mike”, thanks to an outburst of...
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Feeling blue about winter? This could be why. - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
It’s that time of year again – the end of daylight savings and the beginning of the dark season. While many of us look forward to seasonal festivities, millions can also expect feelings of depression, fatigue, irritability and poor sleep. This form of mental illness, commonly known as the...
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Mexican judge orders release of U.S. Marine jailed on weapons charges - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A Mexico judge has ordered the release of a U.S. Marine jailed for months on weapons offenses, U.S. media reported on Friday. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, was arrested on March 31 by Mexican customs agents who found three guns in his pickup truck at a border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. He...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders rips Democrats for ‘weak politics’ and hesitating to stand up to billionaires - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The following is a transcript of a discussion from this week’s episode of “Moyers and Company,” as aired on Friday, Oct. 31. BILL MOYERS: Welcome. This just in from the prophetic Andy Borowitz: With midterm elections a few days away, “a new poll indicates that billionaires are likely to retain...
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Creepy: ‘Grim Reaper’ stabs California woman inside her own bathroom - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Officials in Vista, California are investigating a bizarre stabbing attack by someone dressed as a “grim reaper” inside a local gated community, KNSD-TV reported on Friday. Local sheriff’s deputies said the suspect attacked a woman inside her bathroom just before 2 a.m. on Friday,...
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NYPD’s highest-ranking Black officer resigns just days ahead of major promotion - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The highest-ranking uniformed officer in New York City’s police department unexpectedly announced his resignation on Friday, days before he was due to be promoted to become the force’s second in command. Philip Banks, the force’s chief of department, is stepping down from his job...
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Federal civil rights charges against Ferguson cop Darren Wilson unlikely: Report - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials,...
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Fighting ‘ballot selfies’: Lawsuit challenges NH ban on posting marked ballots online - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on “ballot selfies.” The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union...
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Claims of a deathbed confession about UFOs propel a video with more questions than answers - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A man claiming to be a former Lockheed Martin employee has garnered attention following the allegedly posthumous release of a video in which he claims to have evidence that extraterrestrial life exists, the Arizona Republic reported. “Here is what Area 51 was giving to me since the year 2000...
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GamerGate target Zoe Quinn: It will ‘always be glorified revenge porn by my angry ex’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Zoe Quinn, one of the primary targets of the GamerGate online harassment campaign, sat down with BBC technology reporter David Lee to discuss the personal cost of being the focal point of a hate campaign. Quinn, along with critic Anita Sarkeesian and game developer Brianna Wu, has been the focus of...
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Kirk Cameron denounced as ‘pagan’ and ‘papist’ for encouraging celebration of Halloween - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The Christian News Network reports that Kirk Cameron is coming under fire from other evangelical priests for his claim that Halloween is a holiday that Christians should take back from the pagans. “When you go out on Halloween and see all people dressed in costumes and see someone in a great...
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Ex-California state senator Roderick Wright to begin jail term for fraud, perjury - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A former California state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying to cover up the fact that he lived outside the district he represented was due to surrender to authorities on Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail term. Roderick Wright, one of three Democrats in the state Senate...
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US citizen who was detained in North Korea says he wanted to help Christians - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The American detained by North Korea knew he risked jail by leaving a Bible behind at a club and was not abused during his nearly half year detention in the state often criticized for suppressing religious freedom, he told NBC News on Friday. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was released last week by North Korea...
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Justice Dept issues use of force reforms for Albuquerque police after deadly shootings - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico will undergo reform and be monitored for use of excessive force under an agreement to be announced Friday between the city and the U.S. Justice Department. The agreement follows a federal investigation that concluded that the Albuquerque Police Department used...
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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was...
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Watch Bernie Sanders mock Mark Halperin for making him read Seinfeld quotes - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont (I) did not appear to be having much fun during a recent interview on Bloomberg Politics. “I’m not a great fan of the media in general,” he said — and that was before being asked to read a sitcom quote about communist Cuban baseball players....
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Sense of disgust is ’95 percent accurate’ predictor of whether you’re liberal or conservative - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Scientists say they can predict “with 95 percent accuracy where you’ll fall on the liberal-conservative spectrum by showing you just one picture” and then studying how your brain responds to the image. Furthermore, studies show that political orientation may be as inheritance-based as...
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‘Bad ass kid’ bursts into tears after pranking parents inform him he has Ebola - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A family is being criticized for pulling a prank on “a bad ass kid” by taking his temperature and telling him he has contracted Ebola. In the short video, a woman wearing a surgical mask takes the child’s temperature with a digital thermometer, and then informs him he has the...
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Bodies of 3 young US citizens — who were tied up and shot in the head — identified in Mexico - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said on Friday. The siblings’ suspected abduction might have been orchestrated by local security...
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Most expensive Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The costliest U.S. Senate race in history is drawing political heavyweights like Mitt Romney and the Clintons to North Carolina as Republicans and Democrats scramble to pull out a win in the battleground state. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan’s lead has faded in the final stretch before the...
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Voters struggle to navigate through new voting restrictions in 14 states - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
U.S. voters in 14 states are navigating new laws that critics say make it harder for lower-income and minority voters, who typically back Democrats, to cast ballots in the midterm elections. Advocacy groups across the country are gearing up to help voters contend with cutbacks in early voting and...
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Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine...
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Washington policeman injured after being ambushed by ax-wielding attacker - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
A Washington police officer was injured early Friday in a struggle with an ax-wielding attacker who remains at large, police in the nation’s capital said. The officer, who has not been identified, was hurt during the confrontation but not directly by the ax, which police recovered at the...
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Alex Jones’ website: Global elites producing an army of ‘killer clowns’ through unemployment - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Adding to the list of growing threats facing mankind– gun confiscation, chemtrails, mass surveillance, secret NASA technology, shape-shifting lizards from outer space, faked moon landings, government-sponsored false flags designed to manipulate public opinion — Infowars has added the...
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The neuroscience of Halloween: This ancient brain system makes horror possible - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Children and adults alike are digging out those spooky costumes ready for a celebration. We’ve reached that time of year again: Halloween. October 31 is dedicated to remembering the dead. We’ve all experienced fear, but Halloween is the particular time of year when we look for that rush that...
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Neuroscientists: Shroom-induced brain rewiring could hold the key to fighting mental illness - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Psychedelic mushrooms dramatically increase connectivity between otherwise uncommunicative parts of the brain, according to researchers from Imperial College London in an article to be published in the November edition of the Royal Society’s journal Interface. Paul Expert and his team...
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New, improved survey on social justice in the atheist movement - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
So some people, in a pathetic effort to paint women as bad guys for demanding equality, put this comically slanted survey about Conflict in the Secular Movement up. The questions and possible answers are so insulting there is little to no reason for actual feminists to respond, which is, of course,...
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