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1Celebrities

Clinton: Don't get swayed by GOP 'fear tactics and scare mongering'

Hillary Clinton asked voters here in Nevada on Monday to not be swayed by Republicans "fear tactics and scare mongering and inflammatory rhetoric" on terrorism. She told the fired up audience that she shakes her head at what Republicans are saying about fighting ISIS and protecting the United States from another attack.

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2Ferguson, MO

Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

Daniel Q. Herbert, attorney for the Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald holds a new conference at the Law Offices of Daniel Q. Herbert & Associates in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. CHICAGO- A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing.

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3Senator Ted Cruz

Quinnipiac Poll: Ted Cruz on fire in Iowa tied with Donald Trump; Carson sliding

If Trump wants the government to act on his proposal, he might have overlooked one roadblock: the U.S. Constitution. The big news out of Iowa Tuesday morning is that Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is starting to catch fire in Iowa, a sure indication that the race for the Republican nomination is wide open, according to a newly-released Quinnipiac University poll .

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4US Politics

Police seek 3 white suspects after 5 people shot near Black Lives Matter protest

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5Lehigh University

Lehigh University: Student, 2 men charged with hate crime

Officials say a Lehigh University student and two other men are charged with a hate crime for saying an anti-gay slur and pushing another student to the ground. Police say the victim and another man were approached by three men and an anti-gay slur was uttered before the argument turned into a fight.

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6Gay/Lesbian

New research says sex education ignores gay and lesbian relationships

Research released this week, suggests that sex education lessons in schools ignore gay, lesbian and bisexual relationships and in make some students feel "problematic". According to the Independent , one teacher who had been teaching sex and relationships lessons for eight years, told researchers: "In terms of the promotion of homosexuality and lesbianism, we don't really get into all that.

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7Republican

US governor faces lawsuit for blocking Syrian refugees

" The governor of Midwestern Indiana state is being sued over his decision to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state. The lawsuit comes about a week after Gov. Mike Pence objected to plans for refugees to arrive in Indiana following the deadly attacks in Paris.

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8Guns

ALERT: Terror suspects buying guns in America

" Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law ," Government Accountability Office " America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card.

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9Albany, NY

Venue owners appeal fine for denying lesbian couple wedding

Albany, N.Y. - Owners of a wedding venue who were fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law argued Monday that they should be legally allowed to follow their Christian faith. The owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their religious beliefs.

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10US Senate

Schumer: Senate Dems Will Push Major Gun Control Bill Early 2016

One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Senate vows that his party will "bring a universal background check bill to the floor of the Senate early next year." Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York made the statement Friday at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, where he was honored with the "Sarah Brady Visionary Award," named after the wife of former President Ronald Reagan's press secretary Jim Brady, who was shot and left brain-damaged by an attempted Reagan assassin in 1981.

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