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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Documents Allege Scott Walker Pressured Groups To Donate To Campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group which would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him. The documents released Friday by a federal appeals court also show that prosecutors ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Florida Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - New Statesman

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Our part in the Iraq crisis, a forgotten Labour man and grouse-moor people power

Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.  A displaced Iraqi Yazidi family takes refuge under a bridge, 17 August. Photo: Getty Faced with the atrocities committed by the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis), compassion demands once more that something be done. But no matter how compelling the humanitarian case for military intervention may be, we should pause. Over the past century, ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Durbin Sparks Backlash After Praising Prison As Job-Creator

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has spoken out time and again on the floor of the Capitol in Washington about the injustice of a criminal justice system that has filled America's jails and prisons with more than 2 million people. But at home with his constituents this week, Durbin praised the imminent arrival of prisoners at a long-dormant facility in a ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Business Insider

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Police Officer To Cameraman In Ferguson: 'I Will F------ Kill You'

A police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, apparently threatened a man who was filming him and responded "go f--- yourself" when asked his name. The police officer in the YouTube video so far hasn't been identified. The video was reportedly filmed during protests Tuesday night in response to the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. In the recent incident ...

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