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Baton Rouge Shooter Described Cop Killings as ‘Necessary Evil’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:30am 7/21/2016 at 11:30am

Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long described killing cops as a “necessary evil” and talked about taking action against law enforcement in his manifesto:

In the letter, Long said he expected people who knew him wouldn’t believe he would commit “such horrendous acts of violence.” He wrote that he viewed his actions as...

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Journalist Pavel Sheremet Assassinated in Ukraine

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/20/2016 at 5:30pm

Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car bombing in Kiev, Ukraine, today. The Belarusian journalist went to Ukraine from Russia after the Kremlin clamped down on the media and his cameraman was murdered.

The authorities do not have any suspects. However, the car belonged to Sheremet’s partner Olena Prytula, the founding...

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86-Year-Old Woman Fights Off Thief With Bacon

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/20/2016 at 4:00pm

An 86-year-old woman fought off a potential thief with a package of bacon.

Yes, BACON.

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Erdogan Reaches Out to Obama About Extraditing Gulen

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached out to President Barack Obama about extraditing Fethullah Gülen, who he blames for the failed coup on Friday. The White House said:

“The president made clear to President Erdogan that the United States doesn’t support terrorists and doesn’t support individuals who conspired to overthrow a...

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Turkey Purge Continues: 15,200 Teachers Fired, Deans Asked to Leave

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/19/2016 at 4:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to purge those allegedly involved in the failed coup on Friday. Today, the Education Ministry sacked 15,200 teachers, canceled 21,000 licenses at private schools, and asked deans at universities to leave:

“Our ministry is carrying out extensive efforts aimed at public personnel in central and rural...

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Doping Agency Recommends Olympics Ban Russia

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/19/2016 at 2:30pm

Russia prides itself in sports, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended agencies ban the country due to a massive doping scandal that reaches the government.

They found:

1. The Moscow laboratory operated, for the protection of doped Russian athletes, within a State-dictated failsafe system, described in the Report as the Disappearing...

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Baton Rouge Shooter Ambushed, Targeted Cops

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Posted by    Monday, July 18, 2016 at 4:07pm 7/18/2016 at 4:07pm

The Louisiana State Police have confirmed that Gavin Long, 29, wanted to ambush and target law enforcement. He killed three cops on Sunday, leaving three injured:

“Our preliminary investigation shows that he definitely ambushed those officers,” Lt. J.B. Slaton, a public affairs commander for the Louisiana State Police, said Monday. “We are...

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EU: Turkey Prepared Purge List Before Failed Coup

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Posted by    Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 7/18/2016 at 1:30pm

European Union commissioner Johannes Hahn told the media he believes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made his purge list before the coup:

“It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

“I’m very concerned....

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Wichita Law Enforcement, Black Lives Matter Come Together For Cookout

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Posted by    Monday, July 18, 2016 at 12:15pm 7/18/2016 at 12:15pm

Instead of a protest, Black Lives Matter activists in Wichita, KS, joined their local police department for the First Steps Cookout to open dialogue and bring together the community. Both sides decided this was a better option, especially after police shootings in Dallas, TX, and Baton Rouge, LA.

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Baton Rouge: Gavin Long Murdered 3 Cops, Injured 3

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Posted by    Monday, July 18, 2016 at 8:30am 7/18/2016 at 8:30am

On Sunday, at 8:40AM, Gavin Long from Kansas City, MO, opened fire in Baton Rouge, LA, killing three officers and injuring three more.

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Turkey Tells U.S. Keeping Gülen is a ‘Hostile Act’

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Posted by    Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish authorities have demanded the U.S. extradite Fethullah Gülen, leader of the Gülen Movement, because they believe he orchestrated the coup. They even said keeping him in the states is a “hostile act” towards the regime:

“I do not see any country that would stand behind this man, this leader of the...

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UPDATE: Operations Resume at Incirlik Air Base

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Posted by    Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/16/2016 at 4:30pm

*UPDATE* Turkey has resumed operations at Incirlik air base after they cut it off due to the failed coup.

The U.S.’s airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have stopped due to...

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Reports: Failed Turkey Coup Kills Hundreds, 3,000 Detained

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Posted by    Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30am 7/16/2016 at 10:30am

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed his forces have successfully defeated the coup attempted by some in the military, which left over 250 dead and thousands injured. He promised a swift and quick retaliation for those who retaliated against him. It didn’t take him long:

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U.S. Releases 28 Pages That Discuss Saudi Ties to 9/11

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Posted by    Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6:00pm 7/15/2016 at 6:00pm

The U.S. Congress has released 28 pages about the 9/11 attacks that discuss potential Saudi Arabia ties to the terrorist attack. The papers remained classified for 13 years after the investigation by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. They found:

According to sources familiar with the documents, the information in the pages lays...

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Military Coup underway in Turkey against Islamist President – LIVE UPDATES

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Posted by    Friday, July 15, 2016 at 4:29pm 7/15/2016 at 4:29pm
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There was an attempted coup in Turkey on Friday.

Military officials backing the coup claimed initial success, but as events developed during the day Friday, the coup appeared to faulter and be on the verge of collapse.

We will have a full UPDATE at 10:30 a.m. Eastern on Saturday.

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GOP Stops Anti-Trump Attempts to Unbind Delegates

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Posted by    Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00pm 7/15/2016 at 2:00pm
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The GOP handed the anti-Trump movement a defeat when they stopped an attempt to unbind delegates, which would allow them to “vote for any candidate they like.”

In fact, the voice vote for Trump was loud “the presiding officer did not need to call for an official count.”

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Polls Show Voters Do Not Trust Hillary, Now Tied With Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 5:00pm 7/14/2016 at 5:00pm

Democrat presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers have slipped after she escaped charges for her emails at the State Department.

A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that 67% of voters do not find Clinton “honest and trustworthy.” In a month, she lost her 6% lead over Trump in the CBS...

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