Image: New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran, left, sits in court with her attorney, Erlinda Johnson, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Luis Sanchez Saturno / Santa Fe New Mexican)

New Mexico’s Republican secretary of state faces 65 corruption charges including identity theft

The New Mexico secretary of state, who oversees campaign finance reporting and once bemoaned a “culture of corruption” in the state, has been accused of using her election fund as a personal piggy bank at jewelry stores, ATMs and casinos.
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Carly Fiorina’s 2010 campaign was financial disaster that didn’t pay its employees

Carly Fiorina’s unsuccessful 2010 campaign to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was a financial disaster on par with her calamitous run as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina 2010 left behind half a million dollars in unpaid bills and left staffers waiting for their final paychecks -- in some cases for years.
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4 California high school students arrested over plot to ‘shoot and kill as many people as possible’ on campus

Sheriff’s deputies stated the suspects were in the process of obtaining the weapons they were going to use in the attack.
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Is the dotcom bubble about to burst (again)?

Have you heard the story about the tip from the shoeshine boy, a Brit called James Pallot asks me on my last day at TechCrunch Disrupt. I have, I say, though later I Google it to get the facts straight.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina smiles as she is introduced at a house party at the home of former State Senator Bob Clegg in Hudson, New Hampshire, October 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Koch brothers, other wealthy GOP mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign.
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Christian college softball coach facing sex abuse charges — brought porn star to talk to team

The women’s softball coach at a New York Christian college is facing charges that he sexually abused his players and is struggling to explain why he invited an adult film star to give the team a “life-coaching lesson.”
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Texas radio host: ‘I’m a grumpy old guy and I get a say’ about whether women can have abortions

“I’m trying to protect women,” Davis opined. “Half of the babies that are born are women and I’m trying to protect them. So, enough of this war on women, enough of this women’s health thing.”
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Father of Oregon shooter rips US gun laws: ‘How was he able to compile that kind of arsenal?’

The father of the Oregon shooter who killed nine at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, blasted U.S. guns laws that allow citizens to buy unlimited amounts of weapons and ammo, saying the massacre “would not have happened” otherwise.
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Donald Trump: America’s mass shooters are ‘geniuses in a certain way’

Two days after a gunman killed nine people at an Oregon community college and then shot himself dead , the Republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump, seemed to accept the inevitability of mass shootings in the US.