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Small Pool of Fat Cats Dominate Election Giving

New York Times: Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era. The intensifying reliance on big money in politics mirrors the concentration of American wealth more broadly. Show More Summary

Florida Woman Trying to Shoot Self Shoots Husband

A Port Orange, Florida, woman faces felony charges after trying to shoot herself and hitting her husband instead -- causing an injury that likely will leave him paralyzed from the waist down. During an argument last Saturday, Carolyn...Show More Summary

Texas AG Indicted for Securities Fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has been indicted on multiple felony charges that are scheduled to be unsealed Monday in McKinney. Tarrant County Judge George Gallagher has been appointed to handle the case, sources told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Show More Summary

Saletan: GOP 'Seems Utterly Unprepared to Govern'

William Saletan, Slate: If Republicans win the White House next year, they'll almost certainly control the entire federal government. Many of them, running for president or aspiring to leadership roles in Congress, are trying to block the nuclear deal with Iran. Show More Summary

Biden Taking New Look at Presidential Run

Amy Chozick, New York Times: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, an entry that would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton, say several people who have spoken to Mr. Show More Summary

Illegal Hunter Kills Cecil the Lion's Brother

The brother of Cecil the lion, whose death sparked widespread outrage this week, was killed by a hunter Saturday afternoon in Zimbabwe, a local conservation group said. "I'm heartbroken," Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force chairman Johnny Rodrigues said about the illegal killing of the lion named Jericho. Show More Summary

Bin Laden Relatives Killed in Plane Crash in England

Three members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed in a small plane crash at a car auction site in southern England Friday. Among those killed were three members of bin Laden's family. Osama bin Laden was one of dozens of children of Mohammed bin Laden, whose large family is spread all over the world. Show More Summary

Salter: Donald Trump is P.T. Barnum with Bad Hair

Mark Salter, RealClearPolitics: Either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I've grown irremediably cynical in my old age. I am reminded these days of a notorious 19th century hoax as I observe from a safeShow More Summary

Texan Shoots Armadillo, Armadillo Returns Fire

An East Texas man was hospitalized Thursday after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted back at his head. The man shot at the armadillo just before 3 a.m. on Thursday after seeing it on the freeway in the town of Marietta, Texas, according to a Cass County sheriff's official. Show More Summary

New York Awards 5 Medical Marijuana Licenses

Jesse McKinley, New York Times: Mirroring a national trend toward an acceptance of marijuana, the New York State Department of Health announced the names of five organizations on Friday that will be allowed to sell the drug for medical use in the state. Show More Summary

Why I Donated Fetal Tissue After My Abortion

Katie Lyon, Time: Eighteen and a half weeks into the pregnancy, I had an ultrasound. Even I could see on the screen that something was wrong. It looked like there was a hole in my daughter's back. The technician and genetic counselor in the room got real quiet. Show More Summary

Parents of Aurora Shooting Victim Face Bankruptcy

Parents of Aurora shooting victim face bankruptcy; over $200k in court feesThe parents of Aurora theater shooting victim Jessica Gowe are being forced to pay the legal fees of an ammunition company that sold bullets used in the attack. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips explain the situation on NewsNation.

Maine Man Steals Kindergarten Class Hamster

A Skowhegan, Maine, man has been arrested for a rash of burglaries in Somerset County, including at an elementary school from which a kindergarten pet hamster was taken. Gerry Braley, 26, was arrested Thursday as police executed a search warrant at his residence. The class hamster, Link, was recovered and returned to the kindergarten class at Cornville Charter School.

Live Off the Grid in a Portable Green-Powered Ecocapsule

Adam Epstein, Quartz: If you've just had it with taking the subway, or sitting in an office, or just generally being around other people, you may be in luck. Slovakian firm Nice Architects has built an egg-shaped "Ecocapsule" that runs entirely on solar and wind energy, allowing its dweller(s) to live both literally, and figuratively, off the grid. Show More Summary

How to Get the Foo Fighters to Play in Your Town

Yesterday, a YouTube video was released in which 1,000 singers, guitarists and drummers made their pitch to get the Foo Fighters to play a concert in the city of Cesena, Italy (population 97,000). Organizer Fabio Zaffagnini said, One thousand rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expense, and they just did one song -- your song. Show More Summary

Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies

Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61. Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday. Piper was a wrestling...Show More Summary

Men Yell Anti-Gay Slurs at West Hollywood StarBucks

Three men at a West Hollywood StarBucks yelled anti-gay slurs Wednesday and one of them tried to hit the four-foot-11 gay actor and screenwriter Leslie Jordan, who is a regular at that location. Joseph Daniels, a customer who took photos...Show More Summary

S.F. Bus Driver Won't Let Woman in Wheelchair Board

A city bus driver in San Francisco repeatedly told a woman in a wheelchair she wouldn't be allowed to board, then after relenting and allowing her to board, yelled at her, "You shouldn't even be on the bus" -- following his remark with exaggerated laughter. Show More Summary

Does Media Coverage Encourage Mass Shootings?

Mass shootings -- and the soul-searching, grieving, and justice-seeking that follow -- supply a steady drumbeat of news these days.... With wall-to-wall coverage of these tragedies, especially in the immediate aftermath, concerns are growing that the media may too often play into killers' desire for notoriety and encourage similar crimes.... Show More Summary

Wilmore: If I Get Killed By Cops, Don't Use My Mugshot

In a commentary on the prosecution for murder of the Cincinnati campus cop who shot and killed Samuel DuBose, Comedy Central Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore made a special request after seeing CNN use a mugshot of DuBose alongside his killer. Show More Summary

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