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Huckabee: Purpose of Military Is to Kill and Break Things

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:05pm
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, known for his sometimes outspoken views on social issues, said Thursday that the military "is not a social experiment."









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Trump Claims Mexico 'Sends the Bad Ones' to U.S.

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:10pm
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stuck with the incendiary immigration views he expressed when he declared his presidential bid.









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Wiccans Angered by Police Description of 'Ritual Killing'

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:09pm
The Wiccan community is outraged by a police assertion that a triple homicide in Pensacola, Florida, was a "Wiccan ritual killing."









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Trump Unwilling to Rule Out Independent Run

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:36pm
The first Republican presidential debate began Thursday with Donald Trump raising his hand and saying he is unwilling to rule out a run as an independent if he does not capture the GOP nomination.









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Coast Guard Busts Homemade Sub, Seizes $181M of Coke

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:44pm
The July 18 interception of a "semi-submersible" in the Pacific is being called the biggest drug bust of its kind in Coast Guard history.









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390-Year-Old Tree Survived Atomic Bomb, on Display in D.C.

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:39pm
The 390-year-old tree is unique because it was just two miles from the atomic blast and survived.









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Carly Fiorina Wins Buzz After 'Happy Hour' Debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:37pm
The performance won her accolades from influential conservatives on Twitter and on cable.









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Tesla Shows Off Scary Snake-Like Automatic Charger

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:20pm
Someday, Tesla owners could have their electric cars charged by a metal snake. For realz.









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Parents Question Police Killing of S.C. 19-Year Old

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:05pm
Zachary Hammond allegedly drove his car toward the officer, but an autopsy suggested the shots came from the side.









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Overwhelmed With Work, 911 Dispatchers Under Scrutiny

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:31pm
Emergency dispatchers across the country are coming under scrutiny after several troubling incidents.









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Theater Attacker Had Propane, Lighter Fluid

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:28pm
Vincente David Montano has a canister of propane with him when he attacked movie patrons, but the canister had been gashed, police said.









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'Daily' Digits: Jon Stewart by the Numbers

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:27pm
Jon Stewart, the master of late-night political satire, bids farewell to "The Daily Show" on Thursday night after 16 years as host.









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Bounty Hunters Mistakenly Raid Police Chief

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:26pm
The Phoenix police chief was taken off guard when he was awoken from his sleep by a crew of bounty hunters surrounding his home.









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U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids, Study Finds

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:24pm
America's teenagers are starting school too early, in spite of studies showing they need more sleep, a new survey finds.









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7 Things to Watch for in Tonight's GOP Debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:20pm
How will the moderators and other candidates deal with Donald Trump?Trump has become the story of the 2016 Republican race. Polls show him leading the









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The Lid: Taking Their Talents to Cleveland!

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:20pm
You can't throw a rock without hitting some hot takes and listicles on the Internet about what to watch for in the GOP debate tonight, but, why not - here's one more!









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Donald Trump on GOP Debate: 'I've Been Preparing All My Life'

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:14pm
It's being hailed online as the must see TV event of the summer, and all eyes will be on Donald Trump.









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Low Polling Candidates Attack Trump in 'Happy Hour' Debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:13pm
The so-called "Happy Hour" debate featuring seven Republican presidential candidates who did not make the cut for Fox News' primetime debate has begun in Cleveland, Ohio.









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