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Democrats Top Roll Call's Endangered Incumbent List

With Montana Democrat Sen. John Walsh dropping out, Democrats Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu appear to be battling out to top Roll Call's most endangered incumbent list. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Show More Summary

Feinstein: Obama is a Too Cautious Man Without A Plan

According to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), when it comes to responding to ISIS, Barack Obama is "very cautious. Maybe, in this instance, too cautious.” The comment came Sunday when she appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Feinstein chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee She also "agrees with an op-ed by Republican Sens. Show More Summary

FBI Joins Investigation of Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The...Show More Summary

Ferguson Police Begin Wearing Cameras

Police in the US town roiled by protests after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager are now wearing body cameras in a bid to calm local anger, a news report said. More than 1,000 protesters again marched Saturday in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, over the August 9 killing of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of a white police officer. Show More Summary

86-Year-Old WWII Veteran Mugged in Hospital Parking Lot

Craig Phelps tried to steal 86-year-old veteran Paul Browning's wallet, according to an arrest report. Browning was leaving Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati after visiting his wife of 65 years when Phelps allegedly demanded his wallet. Show More Summary

Video: Libyan Militia Parties, Swims at Seized U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

On August 31 a Libyan militia seized the US Embassy in Tripoli, with individual fighters videotaping each other "cheering" and "diving from... [an embassy] balcony into a swimming pool." Libya's government now says "militias have captured...Show More Summary

Michael Sam Fails to Secure Spot on Rams' Practice Squad

(Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) looked even more remote on Monday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 10-man practice squad. Two days after...Show More Summary

Russia, China Begin Joint Construction of Massive Energy Pipeline

China faces an existential threat to their export-based economy due to high energy costs, and Russia faces an existential threat to their energy-based economy due to crippling Western financial sanctions. By agreeing to jointly build...Show More Summary

What Jessica Valenti Gets Wrong About the Jennifer Lawrence Hacking

Feminist writer Jessica Valenti offers to explain why seeking out hacked celebrity photos is wrong but manages to completely botch the explanation. In a piece titled "What's wrong with checking out leaked nude photos of celebrities" Valenti argues that those who look at stolen photos are, in effect, continuing the violation of privacy. Show More Summary

Report: Philadelphia Police Confiscating Thousands of Families Homes

Monday on CNN's "The Lead With Jake Tapper," CNN justice correspondent Pamela Brown reported on Philadelphia police and prosecutors seizing the homes of people with no criminal charges. The report highlighted a family who's 22-year-old...Show More Summary

Philadelphia Foursome No-Hits Braves

Four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers combined to hold the Atlanta Braves hitless in a Labor Day afternoon game. Cole Hamels hit a batter and walked five but allowed no hits in six innings of work. After throwing 108 pitches on a day that...Show More Summary

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses the 'D' Word

Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. They find the word painful. They find it painful because it contradicts the idea that Keynesian economic ideas have ended depressions forever. It alsoShow More Summary

Careless CA Lawmakers Vandalize Historic Sculpture with Superstition Ritual

Hoping to bring good luck to their favorite bills, California legislators, staff, and lobbyists toss a penny off the second floor of the capitol rotunda, trying to land it in the hat of a statue of Queen Isabella sitting next to her pageboy and Christopher Columbus. Show More Summary

Nigerians Flee to Cameroon After Another Boko Haram Attack

Nigerians have begun to flee their homes in droves for neighboring Cameroon seeking refuge from the jihadist terror group Boko Haram. A three-day siege upon the town of Gamboru, in northeastern Borno state, led its residents to flee across the border to Cameroon border, where a burgeoning refugee crisis is developing. Show More Summary

Obama Gets Fired Up for 'Immigration Rights' at LaborFest

President Obama delivered a fiery speech at Laborfest 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin voicing support for unions and organized labor. He also voiced his support for “immigration rights,” lumping it together with civil rights, gay rights, and voting rights. Show More Summary

Vandals Deface Three Indiana Christian Churches with Islamic Graffiti

Sometime on Saturday night, vandals attacked three Christian houses of worship in Columbus, Indiana, spray-painting the word "infidels" and citations of verses from the Koran on the outer walls. St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Lakeview...Show More Summary

Coachella Valley Retires Nearly 100-Year-Old 'Arab' Mascot Following Complaints

Coachella Valley High School has retired an Arab mascot the school has used since the 1920s, following complaints from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in November that the mascot was stereotypical and offensive....Show More Summary

Poland, September 1939: Ukraine, September 2014

On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany attacked Poland--beginning a series of attacks and invasions that would result in the fall of Poland and the start of World War II. Adolf Hitler wanted to conquer Poland because of territorial relationships...Show More Summary

100 Celebrities Caught in Risque Photo Scandal, Hacker 'On the Run'

Yesterday, more than 100 celebrities reportedly fell victim to a dramatic invasion of privacy after their personal images were published online by an anonymous hacker. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, and Ariana Grande are believed to fall on the list of starlets whose private images were stolen and shared on multiple websites. Show More Summary

As Labor Day Weekend Starts, 3 Lie Dead and 33 Are Wounded in Chicago Violence

Between Friday and Sunday night as the long Labor Day weekend began, three people were killed and 33 wounded -- and the weekend still has one more day to go, since Labor Day falls on Monday this year. The long weekend began with a flurry of shootings, 11 in all, on Friday night. Show More Summary

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