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Keith Urban
By ReutersSunday, July 27, 2014 17:59 EDT   TweetBOSTON (Reuters) – Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban’s concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town’s police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. So...
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By ReutersSunday, July 27, 2014 17:52 EDT   TweetBy Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) – A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City’s Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday. The Saturday afternoon incident began when Junior Bishop, 25, was overheard by a police officer refusing a $1 bill from a woman with whom he’d taken a picture, insisting instead on a larger de...
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By Tom BoggioniSunday, July 27, 2014 17:28 EDT   TweetZombie Walk, a San Diego Comic Con tradition, turned deadly Saturday night as a driver, impatient with the ‘undead’ hordes, attempted to force his car through the throng before panicking and injuring three as he accelerated away. The driver, whose name has not been disclosed, was later cited by police, although he may not be criminally charged, according to NBC7 San Diego. According to police, the man and his family — all of whom are deaf — were...
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By Tom BoggioniSunday, July 27, 2014 16:21 EDT   TweetA Brookesville, Florida, woman, who was five months pregnant, has died after accidentally being shot in the head Saturday night while visiting a friend who was showing off his gun collection, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Katherine Lynn Hoover, 25, died early Sunday morning after being airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Doctors removed her unborn child Saturday night in an effort to save him, but were unable to do so. According t...
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NBC's David Gregory
By David EdwardsSunday, July 27, 2014 15:31 EDT   TweetNBC host David Gregory was forced to issue a correction at the end of his weekly Meet the Press program on Sunday after a United Nations official confronted him for using a unconfirmed Israeli video that allegedly showed Hamas shooting rockets from a UN school. Following an interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, Gregory brought on UN Relief & Works Agency spokesperson Chris Gunness. “The Israeli government has...
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Michele Bachmann speaks on House floor (C-SPAN)
By Scott KaufmanSunday, July 27, 2014 15:03 EDT   TweetMultiple news organizations in the past week were duped by a satirical news organization into publishing stories in which Minnesota Republican Representative Michele Bachmann is said to have called for the creation of “Americanization facilities” for unaccompanied immigrant children. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities,” she allegedly said, before adding, “‘Americanization faci...
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By TBoggSunday, July 27, 2014 15:02 EDT   TweetCNN has a new 2016 presidential election poll out, two-and-a-half years before the actual election so you know these numbers will hold/are set in stone/are immutable. And, if Ann Romney just glanced over the first paragraph like most CNN readers do — which is why they are so awesomely informed — she probably told Mitt, “Oh look, honey, you should run again,” over a nice bowl of Cream of Wheat this morning. If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election...
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By ReutersSunday, July 27, 2014 14:04 EDT   TweetJohn Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate, said on Sunday he expected the House of Representatives to pass a “skinnied-down” emergency funding bill this week to deal with a surge of migrant children at the southwestern U.S. border. The Republican-controlled House is debating how much to pare from President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion supplemental request, although any House compromise is likely to face opposition in the Democratic...
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A grab made on May 5, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram (AFP)
By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 13:57 EDT   TweetA local traditional leader as well as relatives of Cameroon’s vice prime minister were among people kidnapped by Nigerian Islamist militants Sunday in coordinated raids that left several people dead in the north of the country, officials said. Suspected Boko Haram fighters launched twin attacks on the town of Kolofata in Cameroon’s Far North province, 13 kilometres from the Nigerian border, around 5am (4am GMT). “I can confirm that the h...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting on April 6, 2014 in Jerusalem [AFP]
By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 13:54 EDT   TweetIsrael and Hamas have resumed fighting despite tentative offers to extend a humanitarian truce since the end of an initial 12-hour temporary ceasefire on Saturday. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Hamas of violating a ceasefire that it had itself called and vowed that Israeli operations in Gaza would continue. “They are violating their own ceasefire. Under these circumstances, Israel will do what it must do to...
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Pope Francis leads a mass during his visit to the island of Lampedusa (AFP)
By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 13:50 EDT   TweetPope Francis called Sunday on warring parties in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to put an end to violence which is wounding and killing countless children. “Stop, please stop! I beg you with all my heart,” the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff pleaded before pilgrims packed in St Peter’s Square for the weekly Angelus prayer. “I think of the children, who are robbed of the hope of a dignified life, of a future. Dead children, wounded child...
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A Palestinian boy inspects the damage following an overnight Israeli air strike (AFP)
By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 13:45 EDT   TweetOne of two Palestinians who claimed to have been savagely beaten by a Jewish mob in east Jerusalem was still in intensive care in an Israeli hospital on Sunday, two days after the alleged attack. Relatives of Amir Shweiki 20, said on Sunday he was being treated at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital after being attacked along with Samer Mahfouz, also 20, as they walked near the Jewish settlement neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov on Friday...
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S.E. Cupp speaks to ABC News
By David EdwardsSunday, July 27, 2014 13:21 EDT   TweetCNN host S.E. Cupp on Sunday asserted that “a little bit more time” was needed before the U.S. decriminalized marijuana, and stopped jailing non-violent drug users. In an Saturday editorial, The New York Times called to end the federal prohibition on marijuana, arguing that the ban had caused “great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.” “I think it’s high time,” economist Robert Reich told ABC News on S...
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By Scott KaufmanSunday, July 27, 2014 13:07 EDT   TweetA 5-year-old boy was shot to death by his father in Philadelphia last night, the Inquirer reports. Cion Styles was shot in the head by his father, Tyrell, who also shot the boy’s mother Shyema Washington in the face, midsection, and buttocks. After a short police chase, Tyrell Styles turned the gun on himself. According to CSNPhilly.com, Cion and his mother were attending a birthday party Saturday night when Tyrell arrived to pick up his son a...
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. CREDIT: AP Photo / Susan Walsh Update The news site KCTV7 News is a parody. Rep. Bachmann (R-MN) never made the statement. We sincerely regret the error. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has an unusual solution to the crisis of unaccompanied migrant children coming across America’s southern border: put them in camps and put them to work. KCTV7 News in Kansas City reported last week that Bachmann proposed the idea of “Americanization Facilities” where the children would be put to work to pay off the costs of their past, present and futures care. In exchange, the children would also be fast-tracked on a path to citizenship. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, t...
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Conservative columnist and pundit George Will
Conservative columnist and pundit George Will CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Conservative columnist and Fox News contributor George Will has long been an advocate for immigration reform, including a conservative version of a “path to citizenship” for undocumented immigrants, for some time, but he took his position a bit further Sunday morning on Fox News Sunday. Referring to the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico and other Central American countries — over 52,000 since last October — Will told host Chris Wallace that the United States should welcome these children with open arms. “We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,’” Will implored. “We have 3,1...
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By Scott KaufmanSunday, July 27, 2014 11:33 EDT   TweetThe Republican mayor of Belhaven, North Carolina embarked on a 273-mile walk to support health care, rural hospitals, and Medicaid expansion, Blue Virginia reported. When he arrived in Woodbridge, Virginia yesterday, Mayor Adam O’Neal (R) spoke on behalf of Save Our Hospital, a group dedicated to preserving the Pungo District Hospital, which once serviced over 20,000 patients in Beaufort and Hyde counties. The hospital had been purchased in 201...
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George Will speaks to Fox News
By David EdwardsSunday, July 27, 2014 11:12 EDT   TweetFox News contributor George Will shocked his fellow panelists on Sunday by asserting that the United States should not deport child refugees who were fleeing violence in Central America. “We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school, and get a job, and become American,’” Will suggested. “We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county.” “They idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year...
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By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 10:49 EDT   TweetIn Kinshasa’s Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion — from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth. They may be an unbeatably cheap source of protein, but DR Congo’s many insect connoisseurs insist they also have real gastronomic value. And the crowds pressing around the insect sellers at the market show that the Congolese can’t get enough of...
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By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 10:46 EDT   TweetEgypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to. Cairo has poured troops into the peninsula to counter a rising insurgency since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, and its security operation involves the destruction of these tunnels. The Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is the main power in Gaz...
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By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 10:22 EDT   TweetAn American doctor battling West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said Dr Kent Brantly had been isolated at the group’s Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. “Dr. Brantly is married with two children,” the group said, in a statement posted to its website on Saturday. “Samaritan?s Purse is commit...
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By Agence France-PresseSunday, July 27, 2014 10:15 EDT   TweetUS actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian. The “X-Files” and “Californication” star appears in a glossy ad for a Russian beer brand that is inspired by his eastern European origins. “There is another country, where I got my family name from, and sometimes I wonder, what if things turned out differently, what if I were Russian?” ...
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Steve Scalise speaks to Fox News
By David EdwardsSunday, July 27, 2014 10:14 EDT   TweetThe Republican Party’s first Tea Party-backed House Majority Whip refused to say that his party would not try to impeachment President Barack Obama if he moves not to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the president was preparing to take executive action to protect about half of the 11 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. During a Sunday interview on Fox News, host Chris Wa...
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By Shane Hickey, The GuardianSunday, July 27, 2014 10:02 EDT   TweetGreek-Cypriot engineer wins European Inventor Award for USB device that decodes patient’s DNA within minutes outside a lab There was a time when the closest Christofer Toumazou thought he would get to the hallowed halls of Imperial College in London was when he was walking down Exhibition road on the way to the science museum, with the workshops of the esteemed institution visible on his right. But at age 23, and without an O level...
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By Scott KaufmanSunday, July 27, 2014 10:02 EDT   TweetOn Saturday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that blame for the current congressional gridlock should be placed squarely at the feet of Washington Democrats. “It should embarrass all of us,” he said. “It’s the result of a deliberate partisan decision. Let’s take, for example, the crisis on the border. The crisis on the border, unfortunately, President Obama and Harry Reid have no interest in solving.” “President Obama was...
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By Edward Helmore, The GuardianSunday, July 27, 2014 9:51 EDT   TweetA new study has named Thomas Jefferson’s home town the feelgood capital of the US, but residents say that just means liberal values and a sense of community To the residents of Charlottesville, it is a fitting coincidence that Thomas Jefferson, principal drafter of the Declaration of Independence that installed “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as three inalienable rights, lived only seven miles away. Last week, this ce...
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By Tim Jonze, The GuardianSunday, July 27, 2014 9:44 EDT   TweetThe famously iconoclastic singer hasn’t mellowed much. She talks to Tim Jonze about feminism, the sexualisation of youth and why she’s still proud of Nothing Compares 2 U Over the course of a career getting on for three decades, Sinéad O’Connor, 47, has been called many things: a maverick, an attention-seeker, a crazy person… even a terrorist (her words, admittedly). Today, though, as she begins an interview to promote her 10th album, ...
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Ben Stein is such a douchebag. He has a mental disease and definitely has a defect.

Well said. I couldn't have said it better myself. Keep the faith!

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