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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.
Caitlyn Cannon yeabook quote (Twitter)

This California teen’s feminist yearbook quote is basically the best thing on the Internet today

A California teen managed to make a statement on three political issues in one witty high school yearbook quote.
Arizona anti-Islam rally organizer Jon Ritzheimer [KPNX-TV]

Arizona anti-Muslim rally organizer defends selling ‘F*ck Islam’ shirt: ‘I’m a Marine’ and I’m not politically correct

The event, which is scheduled to be held on Friday outside a local mosque, will also include a "Draw Muhammed" contest similar to the one organized by conservative activist Pamela Geller in Garland, Texas earlier this month.
Video shot by Daryl Ivy (Oregon Live)

Videos show helicopter repeatedly drop eye-destroying chemicals onto timber workers below

A whistleblower recorded hundreds of videos showing helicopters spraying toxic weed killers onto Oregon timber workers below.
Jeffrey A. Lieberman (Twitter avatar)

Leading psychiatrist who conducted shocking experiments is now smearing the reporter who busted him

Reporter facing blowback for his expose on experiments on more than 2,000 patients carried out by a former president of the APA.
Young black woman looking up and thinking (Shutterstock)

America is losing religion — and why more and more women are embracing non-belief

Skeptics are younger, more racially and ethnically diverse, more educated, and more spread out than they were 20 years ago. But the biggest demographic shift is related to gender.
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar (Facebook)

Advertisers fleeing from the Duggars’ TLC show ’19 Kids and Counting’

One of TLC’s brightest stars, the Duggar family, has been cast into scandal after allegations emerged that Josh Duggar, one of the family’s 19 children, molested young girls.
Charlena Michelle Cooks was accused of resisting arrest for not showing an ID (YouTube/screen grab)

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.
Josh Duggar (screenshot/Facebook)

REVEALED: Josh Duggar sued Arkansas in 2007 because they investigated his sexual assaults

Though Springdale police declined to prosecute Josh Duggar for molesting several girls — including some of his sisters — in 2006, the department referred Duggar’s file to the state’s Families in Need of Services agency, a body that monitors criminal cases against juveniles.