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  • Garland Shooting: American Freedom Defense Initiative Spent $10,000 on Security

    Police in Texas said today that the American Freedom Defense Initiative had spent $10,000 for security at their Sunday event at which cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad were displayed in Garland, where two men opened fire, injuring one officer. Security included security officers, uniformed…

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  • Garland Shooting: Inside the Group Hosting the 'Draw the Prophet' Event

    The event was titled The Inaugural Mohammad Art Exhibit & Contest and was hosted by the American Freedom Defense Institute. The group was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2010, listing itself as "an educational organization designed to defend Constitutional principles against academic, cultural,…

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  • Reports of Weapons in US Capitol Bathrooms Leave Lawmakers Concerned

    “The fact that dangerous weapons were left in the open, potentially within reach of the general public, is unacceptable,” Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and Ranking Member Robert Brady, D-Pa., said in a statement. An aide to House Speaker John Boehner said Boehner is aware of an incident that…

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  • Nepal Earthquake: How 3 Americans Survived in a Cave for Days After Quake

    Three Americans who were trekking in the Langtang area of Nepal survived the earthquake then lived in a cave for five days with about two-dozen people before the U.S. military rescued them in a helicopter today. Della Hofman, 31, and Eric Jean, 32, of Denver, Colorado, and Cory Ascolani, 34, of…

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  • Freddie Gray: New Timeline Revealed as Police Hand Over Investigation

    Baltimore police announced today that newly obtained security camera footage showed the police van transporting Freddie Gray made a previously unknown stop on the day he was arrested. They then went to the police station, according to Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis, who headed the Baltimore…

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  • Inside Apple and IBM's Plan to Serve the World's Aging Population

    Apple, IBM and Japan Post are teaming up to put iPads into the hands of seniors in Japan. The tablets will be equipped with a customized suite of applications aimed at helping the country's aging population live independently. "What this is about is improving the quality of life, and there's…

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  • NFL Draft 2015 Dreams: Ex-Army QB Trent Steelman’s 2nd Chance at Making the NFL

    As a kid, Trent Steelman had one dream, to one day play in the NFL. Now 25 years old, Steelman hopes to make that dream come true after having it slip from his fingertips just two years ago. “I started football when I was actually 7 years old,” said Steelman. After graduating high school, West…

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  • Baltimore Pastor Compares Protests to 1968 Riots

    When sections of Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday, Bishop Walter Thomas, a local pastor at the New Psalmist Baptist Church, received a call for clergymen to gather at North Avenue in an effort to restore calm in a city reeling from the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who mysteriously…

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  • Iran Seizes Cargo Ship in Strait of Hormuz

    Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots at the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon confirmed today. The ship has been boarded by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy as it heads deeper into…

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  • Teen Earns Facebook Stardom by Sharing Tips on How to Stretch Modest Means

    Paola Mejía, who lives in Honduras and is known by her nickname La Chiki, or "the little one," has over 100,000 followers on Facebook. The teen has built that loyal following with her unique perspective on how to make the most out of modest means.

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  • Hawaii Set to Raise Smoking Age to 21: Why It Might Work

    The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 years old, and includes fines for underage smokers and even heftier fines for anyone who buys or sells tobacco products an underage person. "It's important to understand that virtually no one who smokes starts smoking after the age…

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  • Tesla Ready to Move Beyond Cars to Batteries With Next Big Product

    Tesla is gearing up to move beyond electric cars with the unveiling of a new product category -- widely believed to be batteries for homes and utilities -- expected to be announced Thursday. The company has kept quiet about what to expect since CEO Elon Musk first tweeted about the mystery…

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  • People Hate HumbleBraggers, Harvard Researchers Say

    A team of Harvard Business School professors have scientifically proven what you probably already knew: People loathe and despise the humblebrag. The humblebrag is a self-compliment wrapped in a complaint, the authors say in their new Harvard Business School paper. In the paper, Harvard Business…

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  • NASA MESSENGER Probe Prepares for Collision With Mercury

    More than a decade of science and exploration will come to an end this week when NASA's MESSENGER probe slams into the surface of Mercury.The collision is expected to happen on Thursday since NASA expects the probe will run out of fuel and then hit Mercury at a speed of around 9,000 mph.NASA's New…

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  • White House Correspondents' Dinner 2015: Obama’s Most Hilarious One-Liners

    From cracks about his birth certificate to jabs at his vice president, Obama has always been willing to go the distance to get laughs from the White House press corps and their Hollywood guests. This was Obama's second to last dinner - or "nerd prom," as it has been dubbed in the capital - and the…

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  • President Obama Reveals Surprise Guest at White House Correspondents' Dinner

    President Barack Obama brought out a surprise guest during his monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night. Obama had Keegan-Michael Key, of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele," come on the stage in character as the president's anger translator Luther. As the president…

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  • Same-Sex Marriage Hearings at the Supreme Court: What You Need to Know

    This coming week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the highly controversial issue of same-sex marriage. 4) OK, so what exactly is happening Tuesday at the Supreme Court, and who is involved?

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