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18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. (Facebook)

Ferguson police refuse to investigate destruction of Michael Brown memorial: It was just ‘a pile of trash’

“I don’t know that a crime has occurred. But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?”
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Screech in the clinker: ‘Saved by the Bell’ star arrested on weapons, reckless endangerment charges

The circumstances behind the arrest are not known, but according to Wisconsin law, first-degree recklessly endangering safety entails “endanger[ing] another’s safety under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life.”
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Citing fear of prosecution, Florida court clerks to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses

According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press, 46 of the 53 clerks who responded said they will not issue the licenses after receiving guidance from an association representing the clerks.
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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore

Bible-thumping Alabama chief justice attacks ‘foolish’ city for allowing non-Christian prayers

Moore — who is colloquially known as “The Ten Commandments” judge for erecting a monument to them in the state courthouse — has a long history of making statements about the divine origin of the United States.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Bruce Press/Wikimedia Commons)

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Christmas morning jokes ignite pious furor on Twitter

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson spent his Christmas morning composing a series of holiday-themed tweets that annoyed and outraged some Christians.
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Unhappy holidays: Passenger removed from flight after ‘Merry Christmas’ meltdown

When the passenger entered the plane cabin, a flight attendant greeted him by saying, “Merry Christmas,” which sent the man into a rage.
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Surprised black Santa Claus (Shutterstock)

‘Christmas is pure bred white n*gger sh*t’: St. Louis residents find racist notes on their cars

“It scared me quite a bit,” she told the Times. “It made me shake all the way to work. This is Dogtown neighborhood, I’ve lived here 22 years and never had such things happen.”
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Man on roof with high-powered rifle (Shutterstock.com)

Man arrested after armed rooftop standoff in Pennsylvania was not Santa

Police arrested Dwight Starr Gregory around 2 a.m. on Thursday after neighbors reported that he exited an upstairs window and ascended to the roof of his house while brandishing a rifle.
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Rescued scientists bring back a terrifying warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines. But, a year later, the fruits of their expedition are revealed.
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