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Quarantined nurse without Ebola symptoms: I’m being made to feel like ‘a criminal’

An American nurse published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, saying she was made to feel like “a criminal.”
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Catholic League leader calls for constitutional amendment banning gay marriage

Facing an onslaught of federal courts striking down bans on same-sex marriage, Catholic League President Bill Donohue has called upon Catholics to support a constitutional marriage amendment stating marriage may only be between one man and one woman.
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CHP officer admits to sharing stolen nude photos of female suspects with fellow officers for years

A California Highway Patrol officer accused of stealing nude photos from the cell phones of DUI suspects has told investigators he and other officers have been doing it for several years.
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Why you should never, ever wash your jeans — unless you really, really have to

For anyone who’s invested in* (*forked out for) a pair of raw jeans, you’re confronted with a whole new attitude to washing – basically, don’t do it.
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Rachel Maddow rips Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for made-up Colorado vote fraud ‘scandal’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly to task for a deeply inaccurate story alleging that Democrats in Colorado are allowing people to print their ballots at home and hand them over to political operatives.
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LA cop reportedly kicked cuffed man’s head like ‘a football player kicking a field goal’

A Los Angeles police officer has been suspended and is under investigation after video from a private security camera showed him reportedly beating a subdued suspect and kicking him in the head while he was on the ground.
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Jared Diamond: ‘150,000 years ago, humans wouldn’t figure on a list of the five most interesting species on Earth’

The bestselling biogeographer talks about dealing with the critics who condemn him as a cultural imperialist.
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Indiana man shoots and kills 13-year-old neighbor for laughing at him

A Gary, Indiana man shot and killed a 13-year-old neighbor boy for laughing at him on Friday night.
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Activists say Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn has Georgia’s GOP running scared

Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn is polling ahead of Republican candidate David Perdue.