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Utah man accused of attacking police with samurai sword was shot in the back: autopsy

An African-American man, shot to death by Utah police who claimed he attacked them with a samurai sword, was shot in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by the man’s family.
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Palin pushback: Family friend says other side started drunken Wasilla birthday melee

Following eyewitness reports that former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s family provoked a drunken brawl at a Wasilla birthday party last week, a source close to the Palin family says that the brouhaha was started by others and the former half-term governor’s family members were only defending themselves.

Airplanes flown at children on deadbeat dad Mark Sanford’s deadly South Carolina plantation: Wonkette

The court documents acquired also shed light on some of the more bizarre details of the Sanford’s divorce settlement — foremost among them, that “the parties agree that…no airplanes will be flown at children.”
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Milwaukee cop won’t be charged despite video proving she lied about seeing illegal strip searches

Last month, a jury awarded Leo Hardy more than half a million dollars after it determined that Officers Michael Gasser and Keith Garland Jr. “maliciously,” and with “reckless disregard.”
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Marine Corps group under fire for honoring essay that advocates infantry ban for women

The winner of the Marine Corps Association’s 2013 Major General Harold W. Chase writing contest was Captain Lauren Serrano, for an essay entitled, “Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry,”
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‘Django Unchained’ actress detained by cops because they assumed she was a hooker

Danièle Watts, star of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, wrote on her Facebook page that she was handcuffed and thrown into the back of a police cruiser after failing to provide the officers with ID.
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Deepak Chopra: Richard Dawkins is a bad scientist and his arrogance pisses me off

A new book details the years-long, highly acrimonious feud between self-help guru Deepak Chopra and evolutionary biologist and skeptic Richard Dawkins.

Details emerge in Adrian Peterson child abuse case: ‘I’m all tearing that butt up when needed’

Peterson was booked into the Montgomery County Texas Jail early Saturday morning, after being allowed into the jail through a side entrance, to be processed and have his mugshot taken.