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Report: 111 people ended their own lives during first six months of California’s right-to-die law

In the first six months since California’s right-to-die law was implemented, 111 people used it to take their own lives, according to data released Tuesday by the California Department of Public Health. The state’s End of Life Option Act — which went into effect on …

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Watch: Female Kurdish sniper laughs after ISIS bullet almost takes her head

Kurdish journalist Hemze Hamza captured a startling video of a female Kurdish sharpshooter exchanging sniper rounds with members of the Islamic State in the terrorist stronghold of Raqqa on Tuesday. The Kurdish woman is a member of the “Women’s Protection Unit,” or YPG, the United Kingdom’s Sun reported. The …

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‘Have you killed any men today? If not, why not?’: Feminist author’s note to reader raises eyebrows

A feminist author is raising eyebrows over a handwritten note she reportedly left on a page of her book, “Fight Like a Girl,” during a signing. “Have you killed any men today?” Clementine Ford, an Australian author, reportedly wrote inside her hardcover book. “And if …

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Rick Perry urges more conversation about the unsettled science of climate change

During a media briefing on energy and climate change on Wednesday that one reporter dubbed “high energy,” former Texas governor and current Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry got into a conversation with reporters about the current state of our dialogue on climate change. Ten minutes into …

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Driver topples brand-new Ten Commandments monument — apparently while livestreaming act: officials

A driver plowed his vehicle into a 6-foot-tall Ten Commandments monument and knocked it over — less than 24 hours after it was installed Tuesday on the Arkansas Capitol grounds in Little Rock, officials told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The driver was identified as 32-year-old Michael …

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See how Trump supporters respond to Starbucks staffers who mocked woman in Trump T-shirt

More than 50 people, all wearing clothes or carrying items that signified their support for President Donald Trump, piled into a Starbucks in Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday after the coffee shop’s staff was accused of mocking a customer for wearing a Trump T-shirt. The peaceful …

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Kentucky governor signs bill allowing public schools to teach Bible courses

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 128 into law on Tuesday, allowing Kentucky public schools to teach courses on the Bible, according to WDRB-TV. The bill will take effect Friday. The bill, which sailed through the House in a 80-14 vote, will not force schools to teach the …

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Ex-ESPN reporter suggests she was fired because she’s conservative

Britt McHenry, an “openly conservative” former ESPN host, is now suggesting she was laid off by the sports network because of her political views. McHenry was one of about 100 employees cut by ESPN in April due to the network’s financial struggles that have stemmed from a declining …

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As church membership drops, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook can offer ‘sense of purpose,’ ‘community’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his online juggernaut — which just crossed the threshold of 2 billion users — can offer a “sense of purpose” and “community” in the face of declining membership in churches and other groups. “People who go to church are more …

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Dad sets a trap for 33-year-old sending sex pics to his underage daughter, and it’s on video

When an Oklahoma family discovered their 15-year-old was having an inappropriate online relationship with a much older man, they hatched a plan to capture him rather than just take the case to the authorities. What happened when he arrived at the trap was all captured …

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