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Escape from Duggarville: How playing the good Christian housewife almost killed me

Our Christian sect encouraged a mindset in which dad was supreme patriarch. It led to extreme emotional abuse.
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Sick Texas hospital worker may have exposed 700 babies to TB

The woman — whose identity is being withheld due to privacy laws — may have been infected with TB bacteria for up to a year before she was diagnosed in late August.
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Ig Nobel prizes 2014: From Jesus on toast to baby feces in sausages

The awards for individual categories were presented at Harvard University by “a group of genuine, genuinely bemused Nobel Laureates.”

10 Republican red states that mooch off of coastal liberal states

Data shows that these hypocritical GOP-leaning states are likely to be the biggest recipients of federal tax money.
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32 Florida prison guards fired for alleged abuses -- including beating a handcuffed man to death

“I’ve made it clear that there is zero tolerance for corruption or abuse,” the department’s head, state Secretary Michael Crews, said in a statement. “We continue to root out any and all bad actors who do not live up to our expectations.”
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Miami cops fleeced immigrant’s family for $2,400 before jailing him

Two Miami police officers are accused of extorting $2,400 from an undocumented immigrant’s mother before setting him up for possible deportation
13-year-old Kyle Bradford suspended for sharing lunch [KRCR-TV]

California teen gets detention for sharing lunch with classmate

13-year-old Kyle Bradford said he was sent to detention after offering a chicken burrito to a friend on Tuesday at Weaverville Elementary School. The friend was reportedly unhappy with the cheese sandwich served in the school’s cafeteria.
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Donald Trump weighs in on Scotland vote — and Scotland weighs in on him

Donald Trump waded into the aftermath of the Scotland independence vote, tweeting that the secession vote may have failed due to “ugly wind turbines” built along the Scottish coastline.
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Fraternity dosed women with date-rape drugs based on color-coded hand stamps: police

Police raided the fraternity house on Tuesday. In the wake of a raucous Friday night party at the house, three women and one man were hospitalized with symptoms of extreme intoxication and disorientation.