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Republicans - including prez hopefuls Paul, Santorum - return donations from white supremacist

Republicans - including prez hopefuls Paul, Santorum - return donations from white supremacist

June 22nd, 2015 4:58 pm by Associated Press

An online manifesto purportedly written by Dylann Roof, the accused killer in last week's murder of nine blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, said he learned about "brutal black on white murders" from the Council of Conservative Citizens webs

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SC governor calls for Confederate battle flag to come down

SC governor calls for Confederate battle flag to come down

June 22nd, 2015 4:33 pm by Associated Press

The Republican's about-face Monday comes after nine black church members were gunned down, allegedly by a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy.

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Catholic peace activists who vandalized Oak Ridge uranium bunker likely to remain free

Catholic peace activists who vandalized Oak Ridge uranium bunker likely to remain free

June 22nd, 2015 2:51 pm by Travis Loller, Associated Press

An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists are likely to remain free because the government said Monday that it will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered.

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Where's the line on using the 'n-word'? President Obama uses it in context in discussion on racism

Where's the line on using the 'n-word'? President Obama uses it in context in discussion on racism

June 22nd, 2015 1:30 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

"And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not" - President Obama during Marc Maron's podcast.

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Baby sitter charged with burning girl on stove faces new charges after police viewed nanny cam

Baby sitter charged with burning girl on stove faces new charges after police viewed nanny cam

June 22nd, 2015 12:35 pm by Associated Press

Court records say the DVR system used to store videos shows more abuse against the girl and 1-year-old twins.

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

June 22nd, 2015 12:08 pm by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.

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Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

June 22nd, 2015 9:49 am by Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press

A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament on Monday and gunmen tried to storm the heavily guarded compound, setting off a gunbattle with police that left two people dead as lawmakers were meeting inside to vote on the appointme

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Pope: Forgive Catholic persecution of evangelical Christians

Pope: Forgive Catholic persecution of evangelical Christians

June 22nd, 2015 8:47 am by PIETRO DE CRISTOFARO and NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Pope Francis asked forgiveness Monday for the Catholic Church's persecution of members of a small evangelical church in Italy whose leader was excommunicated and followers branded as heretics during the Middle Ages.

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Kids find new life through foster care

Kids find new life through foster care

June 20th, 2015 11:08 pm by David Floyd

Cassie, Melissa, Justin and Rebekah Owens had been through a lot when they were finally adopted by Clarence and Terry Lee Owens in February 2014.

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Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

June 20th, 2015 10:16 pm by Associated Press

The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago.

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