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                                The Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’

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                                The Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.
Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Read More
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                                The beaches adjacent to the Tijuana Estuary are posted with signs declaring them unsafe due to pollution that flows through the estuary after feeding in from Tijuana, Mexico in Imperial Beach, Calif.

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

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                                The beaches adjacent to the Tijuana Estuary are posted with signs declaring them unsafe due to pollution that flows through the estuary after feeding in from Tijuana, Mexico in Imperial Beach, Calif.
Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. Read More
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                                Teams compete against each other playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A permanent 15,000 square-foot e-sports facility is scheduled to open in Las Vegas.

Vegas gets e-sports arena in effort to attract millennials

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                                Teams compete against each other playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A permanent 15,000 square-foot e-sports facility is scheduled to open in Las Vegas.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:13 am
The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. Read More
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                                Adam Purinton, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting at a crowded bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. One man was killed and two were injured in the shooting.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political

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                                Adam Purinton, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting at a crowded bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. One man was killed and two were injured in the shooting.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm
A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday. Read More
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                                Mohamed Farah poses at his office in Minneapolis. Farah is executive director of Ka Joog, a group that works to engage Somali youth in Minnesota. The group rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month, saying the actions and statements of President Donald Trump are anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant.

Minnesota Somali group: Rejecting federal grant was right

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                                Mohamed Farah poses at his office in Minneapolis. Farah is executive director of Ka Joog, a group that works to engage Somali youth in Minnesota. The group rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month, saying the actions and statements of President Donald Trump are anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant.
The leaders of a Minnesota nonprofit that works to improve the lives of young Somalis knew the stakes were high when they rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month. Read More
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                                Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market.

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

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                                Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market.
Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. Read More
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                                The Supreme Court’s task is deciding whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors via social media, is so broad that it violates the Constitution’s free-speech protections.

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

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                                The Supreme Court’s task is deciding whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors via social media, is so broad that it violates the Constitution’s free-speech protections.
Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. Read More
COURTESY KRANTI SHALIA VIA AP
                                In this undated photo provided by Kranti Shalia, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, left, poses for photo with his wife Sunayana Dumala in Las Vegas. In the middle of a crowded bar, a 51-year-old former air traffic controller yelled at two Indian men - Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani - to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help on Thursday in Olathe, Kan.

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

COURTESY KRANTI SHALIA VIA AP
                                In this undated photo provided by Kranti Shalia, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, left, poses for photo with his wife Sunayana Dumala in Las Vegas. In the middle of a crowded bar, a 51-year-old former air traffic controller yelled at two Indian men - Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani - to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help on Thursday in Olathe, Kan.
GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn’t reflect it. Read More
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                                An elderly woman is escorted to a transport van after being arrested by law enforcement at the Oceti Sakowin camp as part of the final sweep of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters on Thursday.

Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

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                                An elderly woman is escorted to a transport van after being arrested by law enforcement at the Oceti Sakowin camp as part of the final sweep of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters on Thursday.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 10:48 pm
Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. Read More
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                                A truck drOVE near the Mexico-U.S. border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

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                                A truck drOVE near the Mexico-U.S. border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. Read More
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                                A view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington, as seen in June 2015. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.

DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations

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                                A view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington, as seen in June 2015. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. Read More
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                                Bill Cosby left after a Nov. 1 hearing in his sexual assault case, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Bill Cosby won’t face a barrage of accusers at his trial

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                                Bill Cosby left after a Nov. 1 hearing in his sexual assault case, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled today that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. Read More
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                                The Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, as seen in Oct. 2014. Global stocks fell Friday, amid worries about the potential impact of U.S. trade policies and as investors became more cautious about the market’s recent rally.

Doubts grow over stock market’s Trump-inspired surge

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                                The Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, as seen in Oct. 2014. Global stocks fell Friday, amid worries about the potential impact of U.S. trade policies and as investors became more cautious about the market’s recent rally.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 10:36 am
U.S. stocks have screamed to records since Election Day because investors are expecting Donald Trump’s White House to cut taxes for business, make regulations easier for them and goose more growth out of the economy. Read More
AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN VIA AP/ JAN. 11
                                Brad Kent, chief sales and services officer for Visit Dallas, held a sign at a news conference at the state capitol in Austin, Texas, to oppose a Texas “bathroom bill.”

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN VIA AP/ JAN. 11
                                Brad Kent, chief sales and services officer for Visit Dallas, held a sign at a news conference at the state capitol in Austin, Texas, to oppose a Texas “bathroom bill.”
Bills to curtail transgender people’s access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition. Read More
HENRY COUNTY (MO.) SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP
                                Adam Purinton

Witnesses say Kansas gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’

HENRY COUNTY (MO.) SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP
                                Adam Purinton

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 9:33 am
Witnesses said a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country” before pulling the trigger in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help. Read More
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                                Protesters marched towards the off-duty officer’s home in Anaheim, Calif. on Wednesday. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

Off-duty officer’s fight with teens sets off protests in California

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                                Protesters marched towards the off-duty officer’s home in Anaheim, Calif. on Wednesday. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 9:37 pm
An off-duty California officer who didn’t want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested. Read More
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                                Law enforcement vehicles arrived at the closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., today, where dozens of people remain.

Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp

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                                Law enforcement vehicles arrived at the closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., today, where dozens of people remain.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 8:20 am
Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota today in defiance of orders to leave. Read More
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                                This 2014 image released by Fox News shows radio and television host Alan Colmes.

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dies at 66

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                                This 2014 image released by Fox News shows radio and television host Alan Colmes.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Read More

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