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  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s…

    The Daily Caller
  • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion.

    Associated Press
  • Giant, cross-border smuggling tunnel found under Arizona house

    Police pulled over a U-Haul carrying 4,700 pounds of marijuana this week. When they traced the truck’s route to a house on the border, they discovered the longest drug-smuggling tunnel the region has ever seen.

    Yahoo News
  • Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

    Head transplant surgery used to be a dream that we only saw in science fiction movies such as The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (pictured above). However, CNET brings us word that one Italian scientist says he’s a mere two years away from being able to do real-life human head transplants. DON’T…

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  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

    Associated Press
  • Police: Woman run over by man's truck dies

    An argument outside a Philadelphia bar between a man and a woman has ended with one person dead.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Suspect surrenders in fatal Los Angeles street race crash

    (Reuters) - A driver has surrendered to police and faces murder charges after fleeing the scene of an illegal street race near Los Angeles, where two died after he lost control of his sports car and plowed into a crowd, police said on Sunday. Henry Gevorgyan, 21, turned himself in late on Saturday…

    Reuters
  • Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

    DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

    Associated Press
  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

    AFP
  • White Privilege Is Real, and Now There’s Research to Prove it

    Thursday marked the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s untimely death at the hands of self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. The incident continues to stoke the debate around race relations in America, reopening wounds and splitting the nation along color lines. “When Trayvon…

    Takepart.com
  • Police: Man wakes up to find masked gunmen in bedroom

    Philadelphia police are searching for three suspects who broke into a Hunting Park home and at least one assaulted a resident with a gun.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
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  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ritual has become increasingly commonplace on many American college campuses: A student government body takes up Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and decides whether to demand their school divest from companies that work with the Jewish state.

    Associated Press
  • Here come the jobs, finally

    Trevor Parkes has been through the tunnel called unemployment in post-recession America and come out the other side.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said.

    Associated Press
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  • A Farewell to Mallrats

    A few months ago I went to a mall in Maryland, because it has an Old Navy and an Olive Garden, and I wanted to buy pants and eat pasta alone. Recommended: What ISIS Really Wants Since 2010, more than two dozen shopping malls have closed down. On Wednesday, a judge in Oakland County, Michigan…

    The Atlantic
  • CCTV shows Syria-bound UK girls at Istanbul bus station: reports

    Security footage appears to show three British girls, believed to be heading for Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants, waiting at a bus station in Istanbul before travelling to a Turkish town on the Syrian border, media reported Sunday. Close friends Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds…

    AFP
  • Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead

    By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was near closing time on Friday at the upscale Bosco restaurant that looks out onto the illuminated red-brick walls of Moscow's Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov and his young, dark-haired girlfriend were finishing dinner. A political reformer who had fallen foul of…

    Reuters