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Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

15 most outrageous examples of police misconduct in the DOJ report on Ferguson

The report paints a police department and municipal court system driven by revenue rather than justice.
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A jawbone fossil, steps from where it was sighted by Chalachew Seyoum, an ASU graduate student from Ethiopia, is pictured in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia in this undated handout photo courtesy of Arizona State University/Kaye Reed. REUTERS/Arizona State University/Kaye Reed/Handout via Reuters

2.8-million-year-old Ethiopian jawbone fossil pushes back human origins

Scientists said on Wednesday the fossil represents the oldest known representative of the human genus Homo and appears to be a previously unknown species from the human lineage’s earliest phases.
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Oklahoma knew fracking caused earthquakes but stayed quiet to appease energy industry

The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) finally admitted a possible link more than a year ago between oil and gas extraction and the recent outbreak of earthquakes in the state – which last year experienced 1.6 quakes per day of magnitude 3 or greater.
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Washington civil rights leader opens package to find racist Facebook threats come to life

The president of an NAACP chapter says she has started carrying a gun and pulled her 13-year-old out of class.
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Michigan school district seeks chief with ‘strong Christian background’ — until ACLU notices

Scott Crosby, the consulting group’s regional director, admitted “poor judgment” on his part, but he insisted the language simply reflected the area’s “close-knit and conservative” views.
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Ben Carson floors CNN host: Homosexuality is a sham because prison makes you ‘come out gay’

The potential Republican presidential candidate insisted that LGBT people did not deserve the same equal protection under the law because they could choose not to be gay.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting on April 6, 2014 in Jerusalem (AFP)

Netanyahu’s speech was about Iran, but Republicans are making it about everything else

The Israeli prime minister’s speech was also used to push for a balanced budget amendment and the Keystone XL pipeline.
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From Nixon to Walker: The death of the GOP’s racist ‘Southern Strategy’ has been greatly exaggerated

Here are 5 signs Scott Walker is using the strategy to win in 2016.
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Jon Stewart hosts 'The Daily Show' on March 3, 2015. [YouTube]

Jon Stewart: Republicans gave Netanyahu ‘the longest bl*wjob a Jewish man has ever received’

Jon Stewart opened The Daily Show on Tuesday by mocking the Republican-heavy Congress for giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not just a warm welcome, but nearly 20 minutes of applause for his much-ballyhooed appearance.
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