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Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal Judge. That’s A First.

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,”…
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Natural Viagra: Spider Bite Causes Erection

WASHINGTON — A Brazilian spider delivers more than a painful bite that sends most victims to the hospital. Its venom stimulates an hours-long erection. Now scientists have figured out the chemical that seems to be responsible for the penis…
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Obama dreams of opening a T-shirt shack in Hawaii after he leaves the presidency

WASHINGTON — “Are you up?” The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed. The…

Naked, hatchet-wielding man mistaken for Uber driver

WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — Three men were expecting an Uber driver -- not what police described as a naked, drunken, man with a hatchet. Police arrested Michael Monroe in the early hours of Sunday morning after the Virginia…

FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem. The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium and similar…
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TSA blames you for longer lines at airport security checkpoints

WASHINGTON (WCMH/AP) — Facing a growing backlash over extremely long airport security lines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them onto planes more…
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New painkiller standards intended to stem alarming rise in overdose deaths

WASHINGTON — In an effort to curb what many consider the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government on Tuesday published the first national standards for prescription painkillers, recommending that doctors try ibuprofen…
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Reagan airport says 1 person filed 6,500 noise complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of the 8,670 noise complaints Washington’s Reagan National Airport received last year, officials say a whopping 6,500 of them came from the same person. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1UO7Vh0 ) reports that…
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Justice Department Says States Should Not Jail Poor People Over Fine Nonpayment

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is discouraging state court systems from jailing defendants who fail to pay fines or fees, warning against practices that it says run afoul of the Constitution and erode community trust. A letter…

22 emails on Hillary Clinton's server deemed 'top secret' and won't be released

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government's most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one…
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FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images

WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described as one of the Internet’s largest child pornography websites, allowing users to download thousands of illicit images and videos from a government site in…

Education Department Announces Plans To Erase Student Debt For Corinthian Students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could co Source: Education Department Announces Plans…