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Regular people are totally useless when trying to use a handgun in self-defense: study

Sorry wannabe Jack Bauers, turns out you suck at saving the day.
25-year-old Savanah Morgan appears in court via video teleconferencing on July 29, 2015. [WHNS-TV]

Horrific: Woman arrested after 2-year-old son found with dozens of neglected and dead animals

"Most of our officers probably were faced with something last night that they probably have not seen in their careers,” Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said. “It was a very sad situation to see something like this.”
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San Jose cop followed black family home and held them at gunpoint for no reason: lawsuit

Emmanuel Stephens and his wife, Jasmine Whitley, had just picked up their 7-year-old daughter from school when Officer Alexander Keller began following them.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (Screenshot/YouTube)

Maine’s Tea Party governor insults half of his state with smug, hand-written note to constituent

Maine’s GOP governor used official letterhead to pen an angry letter to a constituent on July 16. In blue ink, Gov. Paul LePage wrote a brief but testy response to constituent Louise Sullivan of Cape Elizabeth.
Closed-circuit television footage from Cincinnati’s University hospital shows officers who ‘rushed’ Kelly Brinson in 2010. Photograph: Ohio Court Report

Officers at Sam DuBose scene involved in death of another unarmed black man

Five years before University of Cincinnati officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd corroborated the seemingly false account of an officer now charged with murder, they helped as Kelly Brinson was shocked and shackled.
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Anti-abortion group calls Sarah Silverman a Nazi because she mocks their Planned Parenthood sting

An organization dedicated to producing anti-Planned Parenthood propaganda has accused Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman of being a Nazi sympathizer because Silverman supports the women’s healthcare provider.
Linda Blair in Warner Bros.' 'The Exorcist' [MovieClips.com]

Cable network announces ‘live exorcism’ from house that inspired classic Linda Blair film

Somewhere between science and superstition, the Destination America cable network is promoting what it calls a live exorcism to be aired on Oct. 30.
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Donald Trump’s very classy, very beautiful GOP debate pledge: I’ll be ‘very nice’ and ‘respectful’

Donald Trump is reportedly trying to lower expectations ahead of the first Republican primary debate next week and has promised to mind his manners, at least.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes [Agence France-Presse]

Fox News employees in ‘total confusion’ as their GOP debate rapidly approaches

The unprecedented role that the right-leaning TV network is playing in the candidate selection process has some at the channel reeling and accusing upper management of approaching the debate with no real plan.