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Protester at "Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate" conference in Garland, Texas (NBC-DFW)

Garland, Texas is a hotbed for anti-Muslim bigotry

The narrative being told about Sunday night's shootings is woefully incomplete.
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Video shows four parole officers detained by gun-wielding police for Driving While Black

According to video obtained recently by a Rockland County newspaper, the Journal News, the police pointed their guns at the parole officers, who had aroused suspicions because they were black people wearing bulletproof vests.
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Jean-Baptiste Thoret (YouTube)

Charlie Hebdo cartoonists distance selves from Texas event: We mock all religions, they target Muslims

Two cartoonists from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo drew an important distinction between their work and the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest.
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Nixon and Lincoln

Were Lincoln and Nixon gay? The ‘history’ book that is dividing America

Award-winning author and gay-rights activist Larry Kramer’s new book aims to counter the exclusion of homosexuality from history.
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Senator Bernie Sanders (Brookings Institution/Flickr)

Senator Bernie Sanders won’t win in 2016 — but he will still change American politics

Sanders’s announcement excited liberal activists wary of another centrist Clinton presidency but puzzled most political pundits, who see no chance for a socialist candidate to do much of anything other than draw a few votes away from the eventual Democratic candidate.
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'Red And Blue Police Lightbar On White Police Car' [Shutterstock]

Washington state couple fined after getting hit by state patrolman’s car

A Washington state patrolman whose car struck two people crossing the street against a do-not-walk sign in December will face no punishment and the injured pair have been fined $112 each after a probe found them at fault.
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High school baseball star loses college scholarship after yelling ‘f*****g n****rs’ at black family

The student player from Pinole Valley High School of Alameda, California said those hateful words following a game against Saint Mary’s College High School of Berkeley Wednesday.
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Kansas waitress refuses tip from budget-slashing Gov. Sam Brownback: ‘Tip the schools’ instead

The conservative governor recently cut funding for schools in an effort to keep the state solvent, forcing many schools to close early due to a lack of money.
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Flash grenade explodes near Seattle Times reporter's foot [The Stranger]

WATCH: Journalist injured as Seattle cops throw flashbang grenade at protesters

The use of flashbang grenades by Seattle police is being investigated following the events of a protest late last week, including what appears to be wrongful use of non-lethal weapons, the Stranger reported.
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