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Mooooo-Cher Cliven Bundy’s racist remarks disparaging ‘the Negro’

24/04/2014
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  Republican politicians began backtracking on their support of Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy after the New York Times caught Bundy making racially-inflammatory remarks blaming African-Americans for willingly submiting to dependency on federal assistance. QUOTE: “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick...
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Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

18/04/2014
Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

  World leaders and Jewish groups condemned a leaflet handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in which Jews were told to “register” with the pro-Russian militants who have taken over a government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media. Jews emerging from...
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Maryland Will Decriminalize Marijuana

08/04/2014
Maryland Will Decriminalize Marijuana

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said Monday that he will sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. On a 34-to-8 vote, the Senate gave final approval to the legislation Monday afternoon. The bill would impose only civil fines, rather than criminal sanctions, on those caught with less than 10 grams of...
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OBAMACARE Reaches it’s 7 Million Registration Goal

01/04/2014
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Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press. Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrolment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online...
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Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

29/03/2014
Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

Couples flocked to town halls during the early hours of Saturday as a law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales. The law, which was passed last year, was hailed by politicians from both the country’s main parties. Prime Minister David Cameron said he believed the law sent a message that people...
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Turkey blocks YouTube access

27/03/2014
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Turkey blocks YouTube access YouTube has been blocked in Turkey as a newly leaked recording purportedly includes Turkey’s intelligence chief discussing possible military operations in Syria with the foreign minister and the deputy head of the armed forces. Another leaked voice recording suggests that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan orchestrated the release of Baykal’s (former...
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Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law found guilty in terror trial [VIDEO]

26/03/2014
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A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as an al Qaeda spokesman after Sept. 11. NBC News
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Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court

25/03/2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in the latest challenge to the Obama health care overhaul. This time the issue is whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to provide some, or potentially all, contraceptive services in health plans offered to employees. It is a case that touches lots of hot-button issues....
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[VIDEO] Pres. Obama announces new economic sanctions on Russia

20/03/2014
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President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. Obama says he has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S. to sanction key sectors of the...
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Sanjay Gupta’s New 2014 Documentary: WEED 2 [full episode VIDEO]

20/03/2014
Sanjay Gupta's New 2014 Documentary- WEED 2

This is CNN’s second Special Report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta showing the clear proven medical benefits of high CBD marijuana and why marijuana should not be classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance by the U.S. Federal Government. -snip- WEED 1 (2013) CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the...
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Will Mishandled Evidence Affect Pistorius Verdict? [VIDEO]

17/03/2014
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Dan Abrams and Nancy Grace discuss the latest developments in the South African murder trial.
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Wannabe Rapper KillingAllBeatz faces Murder for SXSW Massacre

14/03/2014
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Austin, TX police have a suspect in custody for the wild drunk driving incident that left two people dead and 23 injured at this year’s SXSW in the wee hours of March 13.
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California man arrested after Twitter threat to ‘shoot someone walking’

14/03/2014
California man arrested after Twitter threat to 'shoot someone walking'

A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on Thursday for threatening to shoot someone if enough people signaled their approval online, KTLA-TV reported. Police arrested Dakkari Dijon McAnuff on suspicion of making criminal threats after being alerted to his Twitter post Tuesday morning stating, “100 RTs and I’ll shoot someone walking,” alongside a picture...
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Florida man who fatally shot moviegoer over texting dispute was also texting

14/03/2014
Florida man who fatally shot moviegoer over texting dispute was also texting

A retired police captain charged with shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in a dispute over cellphone use in a Florida theater in January messaged his son from his seat minutes before opening fire, court documents show. The Pasco County sheriff’s office has said Curtis Reeves, 71, was watching coming attractions with his wife when...
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U.S. Agrees to Allow BP Back Into Gulf Waters to Seek Oil

14/03/2014
U.S. Agrees to Allow BP Back Into Gulf Waters to Seek Oil

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, BP is being welcomed back to seek new oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico. An agreement on Thursday with the Environmental Protection Agency lifts a 2012 ban that was imposed after the agency concluded that BP had not fully corrected problems that led to the...
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Uruguay planning to sell legally cloned marijuana by year’s end

13/03/2014
Uruguay planning to sell legally cloned marijuana by year’s end

Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by year’s end, using cloned plants, President Jose Mujica said Wednesday. Mujica, speaking to a local newspaper during a visit to Chile, said the process was complex because it was regulated by the market. “We try to use what we have,”...
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[VIDEO] Michigan’s ‘Rape Insurance’ Law Limiting Abortion Coverage Takes Effect

13/03/2014
Michigan's 'Rape Insurance' Law Limiting Abortion Coverage Takes Effect

Rachel Maddow was dismayed on Wednesday by new Michigan legislation that opponents call the “rape insurance” law. The legislation, passed in December, makes it illegal for insurance plans to cover abortion. Instead, women now have to purchase riders to their insurance in order to obtain coverage for abortion services. The law goes into effect...
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Colorado collects $3.5 million in 1st month of marijuana taxes

11/03/2014
Colorado collects $3.5 million in 1st month of marijuana taxes

Colorado collected $2.1 million in recreational marijuana taxes in January, the state Department of Revenue reported. These are the first tax figures for the first U.S. state to legalize retail marijuana. Officials also reported the state brought in $1.4 million from medical marijuana. Colorado legalized pot in 2012. In November, voters enacted the 15...
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[VIDEO] Rev. Al Sharpton leads march over ‘stand your ground’ law

11/03/2014
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The Rev. Al Sharpton led hundreds of people on a march Monday to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Among those present were the parents of slain black teenager Trayvon Martin and the family of Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun near...
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[VIDEO] Watch Edward Snowden’s Address at SXSW

10/03/2014
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Watch Edward Snowden’s Address at SXSW Edward Snowden spoke during a South by Southwest session, discussing NSA surveillance practices and the need for better “end-to-end encryption” and an oversight system to protect the public. The former NSA contractor said he chose to speak to the technology community because security services are “setting fire...
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