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1US News

Obama orders investigation into election hacking, blamed on Russia

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a White House official said Friday. White House counterterrorism and Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco said Obama ordered officials to report on the hacking of Democratic officials' email accounts and Russia's involvement.

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2African-American

California will soon provide ethnic studies classes for all high schoolers. Herea s why.

In a second-floor classroom at San Francisco's Washington High School, David Ko is leading freshmen in a discussion about bullying. But it's not the typical conversation about treating others nicely.

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3JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Family Attorney: CBS Lawsuit Coming Soon, Expert Liable

This is the last photo taken of JonBent Ramsey before she was found murdered on December 25, 1996. Additional photos below.

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4US Politics

Kentucky Has a Gay Senate Candidate - Does Anybody Care?

Jim Gray walked to the lectern on stage, leaned in to the microphone, and began to speak. Kentucky's openly gay Senate candidate was making history.

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5University of Kansas

Colleges pushed to note sexual misconduct on transcripts

Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.

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6Republican

More anti-immigrant legislation: bill would defund colleges with 'sanctuary' policies

Last week, I reported on legislation that proposes to strip state funding from cities in Arkansas with "sanctuary" policies, meaning those that demonstrate tolerance towards the presence of undocumented immigrants . Now, there's a bill that would do the same for colleges and universities.

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8Islam

Muslim group speaks out selling items forbidden by Islam

Abdullah Zahid, second from left, speaks about current issues plaguing Muslims in the Dan River Region alongside from left Jeremy Echols, Hakim Abdullah - leader of Muslim Men in Action in Virginia, and Zafar Ahmad.

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9US House of Representatives

Trump victory sets off a tsunami of lobbying activity by companies

President Obama talks to GM President Dan Ammann, right, while in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, an all-electric vehicle with an estimated range of 200 miles on a single charge, as he tours the North American International Auto Show in 2016. The Angel Capital Association worked over the Thanksgiving holiday to put together its wish list for President-elect Donald Trump.

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10Supernatural

'Homosexuals aren't gay - they are just possessed by GHOSTS of the opposite sex'

Spiritual Research Foundation claims the ghosts overpower people's consciousness but gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell slams "hocus pocus" theory. A paranormal group has claimed that 85 per cent of homosexuals are not gay at all - but just possessed by GHOSTS of the opposite sex.

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