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‘That’s what we do': Florida cops shoot and kill suicidal man after girlfriend phones for help

“I think [police] should come in using other things,” Kaitlyn Lyons said regarding the shooting death of her boyfriend, Justin Way. “And I think they definitely need to figure out how to handle suicidal people.”
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Gun nut arrested for pointing pistol at peaceful Muslim couple she considered ‘suspicious’

Around 11:00 PM last Friday, Majida and Adly Abumayaleh drove several miles from their house in Maple Grove to pick up their teenage son from a party in a residential neighborhood. Before they were able to get out of the car, a woman approached the couple’s vehicle, demanded they roll down their windows, and became violent.
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Boulder cops declare ‘rock stacking’ a jailable offense to stop local artist who spent 7 years creating sculptures

Michael Grab, a Boulder artist who goes by the name Gravity Glue, said that police threatened to ticket or jail him for creating stacked river rock sculptures.
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Not just the Duggars: Arkansas DHS keeps giving Christian conservatives a pass on child abuse

“(He) can’t hide behind being a Christian, being a Republican … I’m both of those, and what do people think when you say, ‘Oh, I’m a Christian’ all the time? It has to stop.”
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Oops: Creationist digs up 60 million year old fossil in basement — but still says Earth is 6,000 years old

Nernberg works for a local excavation company and came across a school of fish fossilized in sandstone while he was digging a basement in a new development.
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Teens are fleeing religion like never before: Massive new study exposes religion’s decline

Some 75 percent of American 12th graders, the paper finds, believe that religion is “not important at all” in their lives.
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Gun activist calls on Texans to arrest and hang state lawmakers after open carry bill is delayed

A Texas gun activist is once again calling for the execution of lawmakers over a bill that would allow the open carry of handguns.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Ted Cruz stops showing up to work as he focuses on 2016 presidential run

On Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has spent the last few months earning comparisons to Ferris Bueller – and not in the good way.
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Body cam video catches Barstow cops slamming black pregnant woman to ground, letting white woman go free

Officials with the city of Barstow, California insisted this week that officers had acted properly when they used force to arrest a pregnant woman who refused to show them her identification, even though the charges were later dismissed.