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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:48:10 -0400

Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, Arlene Holmes, top right, the mother of James Holmes, second from left, in white shirt, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Once they begin deliberating on the sentence, the Holmes jury will be charged with deciding if Holmes is to be executed, or if any mitigating evidence, such as mental health issues, warrants instead life in prison. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:34:10 GMT

Cyclist in NSW crash wasn't wearing helmet
A 51-YEAR-OLD cyclist who collided with a 4WD in NSW Illawarra region wasn't wearing a helmet and had no lights on his bike, police say.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:37:11 -0400

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shootingA University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."


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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:40:27 -0400

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shootingA University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."


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Dentist sends apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Dentist Walter James Palmer sends patients apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion CecilWalter James Palmer wrote a letter to his patients at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota to apologize after the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.


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Cincinnati police officer indicted in shooting death of black man

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera shows his handgun drawn in CincinnatiA University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on murder charges in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black motorist who was stopped because of a missing front license plate. Ray Tensing, the 25-year-old white officer who shot Dubose in the head, "wasn't dealing with someone who was wanted for murder," Deters told a news conference. "He was dealing with someone who didn't have a front license plate.


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Eric Garner grand jury minutes to stay private, New York court rules

Protesters march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner, in Oakland, CaliforniaA New York state court on Wednesday declined to release details of a grand jury investigation that led to a police officer being cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Eric Garner after his chokehold arrest in Staten Island in July last year. Lawyers for civil rights groups and New York's public advocate office in June called for the release of the grand jury minutes including transcripts of testimony, exhibits and details of certain grand jurors to better understand the decision not to charge officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner's death.


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Senate Republicans aim divert Planned Parenthood funds in abortion dispute

The Planned Parenthood logo is pictured outside a clinic in BostonSenate Republicans seeking to cut all funding to reproductive health group Planned Parenthood over the alleged sale of aborted fetal tissue offered on Wednesday to divert the money to other providers of women's health. The Republican plan to take $500 million a year from Planned Parenthood and give it to the likes of hospitals and community health centers was criticized by family planning experts who said it showed a lack of understanding of how women's health services work.


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Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say

Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, ABC News reportsThe reclusive leader, whose regime sheltered Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda before the September 11th attacks, had not been seen in years.


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Republican leaders feeling heat from the right

A supporters holds a sign as Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the "Women Betrayed Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood" at Capitol Hill in WashingtonGrassroots anger at GOP leadership in Congress and in the presidential contest has crescendoed in recent days, and the outrage on the right is forcing the GOP to respond.


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Tom Brady blasts NFL decision to uphold his suspension
In his most defiant public address since the Deflate-gate scandal broke after the AFC championship game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady emphatically defended his innocence on Facebook.

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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

Cecil the lionA Minnesota dentist says he had no idea the lion he killed with a bow was protected.


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Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens

Migrants sit near the A16 highway as they try to access the Channel Tunnel on June 23, 2015 in Calais, northern FranceBy Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in shanty towns in the Calais area have repeatedly tried to board trucks and trains traveling from France to Britain. France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with erecting a nine-foot (three-meter) fence to protect the terminal.


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Mike Huckabee defends Holocaust comment amid backlash

Mike HuckabeeYahoo's Katie Couric interviews the presidential hopeful about his controversial remarks on the Iran nuke deal.


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Conservative pushes symbolic effort against Boehner

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. Meadows, a conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier in 2015 by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position as the top House leader. Meadows on July 28, 2015, filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year after defying House leaders is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip John Boehner of his position as House speaker.


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From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, visitors arrive for the grand opening of Gibson Santa Monica, a new luxury apartment complex in downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Residential rents, the biggest driver of inflation in 2015, climbed 3.5 percent in June from a year earlier, the fifth straight month with an annual gain of that size. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.


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GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul says Senate leaders have told him the chamber will vote on his effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood before lawmakers begin their August break. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.


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GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel

FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department’s pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents.


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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:34:29 -0400

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shootingA University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:08:00 GMT

‘High confidence’ this is MH370
US officials say there is a “high degree of confidence” that debris washed up on an island off the east coast of Africa may be part of the missing plane MH370.

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‘High confidence’ this is MH370
US officials say there is a “high degree of confidence” that debris washed up on an island off the east coast of Africa may be part of the missing plane MH370.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:37:25 +0000

A Dream Undone
Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.

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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:09 GMT

Fed says economy improving; September rate hike in view
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September.









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last updated: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:56:08 -0400

15 Reasons Phil Dunphy Is An Amazing Catch

Good on you for snapping him up, Claire.

His Harry Potter obsession is almost on par with yours.

His Harry Potter obsession is almost on par with yours.

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He's totally down to learn the dance moves to whatever movie or music video you're into.

He's totally down to learn the dance moves to whatever movie or music video you're into.

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Just imagine getting stoned with this guy.

Just imagine getting stoned with this guy.

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Or maybe you don't really even have to imagine.

Or maybe you don't really even have to imagine.

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The University of Phoenix Is Under Federal Investigation
The online college is under scrutiny for possible deceptive or unfair business practices

WASHINGTON — The University of Phoenix, an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group announced Wednesday.

The for-profit, publicly traded company is the largest recipient of federal student aid for veterans and often a sponsor at military education and employment events. Since 2009 when the GI bill expanded student aid benefits for veterans, the University of Phoenix has taken in more than $488 million in tuition and fees — a figure that dwarfs nearly every other institution identified as a GI recipient by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company told shareholders that it received a “civil investigative demand” from the Federal Trade Commission this week. According to the document, investigators asked for information on a “broad spectrum” of matters, including marketing, recruiting, enrollment, financial aid, tuition, academic programs, billing and debt collection, as well other facets of the business. The filing lists “military recruitment” as one of the areas the FTC is examining.

The filing said Apollo is “evaluating the demand and intends to cooperate fully with the FTC.”

Apollo and the FTC declined to comment further.

The FTC probe is the latest of many state and federal investigations into the for-profit college industry. Critics say many of these colleges are aggressive in recruiting students who qualify for large amounts of federal student aid, including GI money. The credits often don’t transfer to other schools and aren’t recognized by employers.

Industry officials say they are unfairly being scrutinized, and say for-profit schools have expanded education opportunities to communities who wouldn’t otherwise have access.

On July 1, new federal rules went into effect for any school with a career-training program. Graduates have to be able to earn enough money to repay their student loans, or a school risks losing access to financial aid.

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