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Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

Republicans should not assume public is moving leftward on social issues.

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Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities.

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Amnesty International: Nigerian police routinely use torture

JOHANNESBURG — Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday.

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Child-porn conviction tossed: Navy surveillance blamed

Child-porn conviction tossed: Navy surveillance blamed

NCIS violated a law that prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws.

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Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

Sometimes authorities resort to detentions, beatings and confiscations.

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North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

SEOUL, South Korea — One shouted about God’s love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to s…

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to s…

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to s…

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to s…

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney G…

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Flagstaff introduces vouchers for panhandlers

Flagstaff introduces vouchers for panhandlers

Richard Russler, 77, is one of many of Flagstaff’s homeless who will be affected by a new program replacing cash with “Better Bucks.”

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Flagstaff introduces vouchers for panhandlers

Flagstaff introduces vouchers for panhandlers

City hopes coupons for goods — rather than cash — will discourage substance abuse. 

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Man says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing that.

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Convict Frank Van Den Bleeken appears in court in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2013. Van Den Bleeken convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a l…

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Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said

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Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

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My own Egyptian trial was nothing compared with what these women will face

Saturday, seven women will face trial in Cairo after 84 days in prison.

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Extremism in defense of re-election

Extremism in defense of re-election

Proposing amendment reveals senators who are eager to regulate speech about themselves.

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Bear Bryant and Joe Namath made the Tide roll

“Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter”

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