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Perry slams 'utter contempt' of Holder's Voting Rights Act lawsuit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) slammed the "utter contempt" of a lawsuit brought against the state by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder under Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act, saying the government's effort to prevent Texas Republicans from discriminating against minorities flies in the face of the Constitution.

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Russian neo-Nazi 'Occupy' group tortures LGBT youths

A Russian neo-Nazi group calling itself "Occupy-Pedofilyay" has taken to luring LGBT teens with personal ads, then kidnapping and torturing them before making their victims "come out" to friends and family on camera, human rights groups claimed this week.

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'Pepper spray cop' demands pay for 'psychiatric injury'

A police officer who was caught on camera hosing down a group of student protesters with pepper spray for no apparent reason has filed for worker's compensation, asking taxpayers to pay him for a "psychiatric injury" he claims to have sustained in the incident's wake.

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29 arrested for singing anti-Walker lyrics in Wisconsin state capitol

Dozens of protesters were arrested Thursday night for singing in Wisconsin capitol, in the second round of arrests triggered by a judge's ruling that all groups over 20 people must obtain a permit before demonstrating.

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Senators urge Obama to pick nation's first female Federal Reserve chair

A group of U.S. Ssnators have sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to appoint Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen as the nation's first female chair of the Federal Reserve bank, according to The Wall St. Journal.

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Rabid skunk bites Minnesota toddler 'inside of his mouth'

A rabid skunk attacked a 5-month-old Minnesota boy on Thursday, biting him several times on the face and even "inside of his mouth," according to local police.

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Study: Emissions from low-cost 3-D printers may be dangerous

The airborne particles put off by low-cost 3-D printers may be harmful to human health, U.S. researchers warned in a study published in the November issue of the journal Atmospheric Environment.

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Glenn Beck: The $1 bill proves America was founded to help Israel exist

In an odd rant about the secret symbolism on the $1 bill, right-wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck told an audience on Wednesday that America's founders established the country so that conservative Christians could help the nation of Israel come into being nearly 200 years later.

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DEA raids pot shops in state where marijuana is legal

The Drug Enforcement Administration swooped in on several medical marijuana storefronts in Washington on Wednesday, despite the state's law allowing marijuana possession.

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CIA displays Osama bin Laden's personal AK-47 at 'secret' museum

An AK-47 assault rifle once owned by terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is on display at a museum in Washington, D.C. Problem is, you'll never get to see it up close.

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Right-wing attorney says St. Louis Cardinals ban on crosses puts us 'in grave danger'

The Major League Baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri put every American "in grave danger" of God's wrath when the team's manager asked park custodians to stop leaving religious symbols on the pitcher's mound, according to an attorney for a religious fundamentalist group.

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Los Angeles sheriff awards comedian for racially-motivated routine

The sheriff for Los Angeles County is facing criticism for presenting an award to a comedian who told a series of racially-motivated jokes at a luncheon held Wednesday, leaving some in the crowd feeling very uncomfortable.

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Skydiver ends season of shortstop he landed on during a baseball game

A skydiver parachuting into a baseball stadium in Missouri this weekend accidentally kicked a baseball player in the face as he was landing, causing a concussion that ended the player's season.

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Group asks NRA to kick 'racist' Ted Nugent off its board

A gun control group is petitioning the National Rifle Association (NRA) to remove rocker Ted Nugent from its board of directors after he wrote an uttered a string of racially inflammatory comments about the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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Small government promoter Rick Perry sends Texas $2.6 million bill for promotional travel

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) likes to talk tough about his small government credentials, but the numbers he's been racking up lately tell a different tale: according to The Houston Chronicle, the arch conservative's out-of-state security detail has cost Texas taxpayers a whopping $2.6 million since he was reelected in 2010.

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