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Court hammers Florida sheriff’s office for SWAT-style raid to check for barber licenses

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that deputies had violated the civil rights of barbers at Strictly Skillz during a 2010 license inspection, reported the Sun-Sentinel.
The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa has killed more than 2,400 people since it erupted earlier this year, according to the World Health Organization (AFP Photo/Zoom Dosso)

Guinea’s national Ebola education team believed to be abducted or dead

A group of health officials charged with informing the public of how they can protect themselves from the hemorrhagic fever Ebola has disappeared in the Guinean village of Wome.
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Cliven Bundy blames state for faulty fence after woman sues him for interstate cow crash

A Las Vegas woman has sued Cliven Bundy after she crashed into one of his cows on Interstate 15 and suffered numerous broken bones, but the rancher says the state should be responsible.
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Texas court throws out ‘paternalistic’ ban on ‘upskirt’ photos

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 8-1 that photos are “inherently expressive” – just like paintings, films, and books – and are protected by the First Amendment.
Robert Ransdell (courtesy: Jason Martin)

Kentucky longshot Senate candidate’s ‘With Jews We Lose’ slogan not going over well

Robert Ransdell’s name won’t appear on ballots, but county clerks must count write-in votes for the Cincinnati-area coordinator of National Alliance who is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.
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Diet soda is probably making you fat and giving you diabetes, study says

Artificial sweeteners may trigger metabolic disorders like glucose intolerance, a forerunner to diabetes, according to a new research study.

Salt is not the enemy. Guess what ruins your health instead?

Some experts are now suggesting that cutting back on salt is actually bad for your health. They propose that your body needs sodium, and if it is deprived, the kidney secretes an enzyme called renin that can lead to hypertension.
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Political opponents smell worse than people you agree with: study

Researchers from Brown, Harvard, and Pennsylvania State University hypothesized that because scent plays a central role in our attraction to potential mates, and because long-term spousal partners tend to share political views, it is likely that an affinity for people who smell like political allies “exists.