Alissa Veach

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Town hall anger fuels GOP bid to defund Planned Parenthood

Town hall meetings held over the August break have driven conservatives in the House and Senate to ramp up their efforts to defund Planned …

Giant rock threatens to crash near Arizona dam as rappellers battle gravity

A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappellers to keep the slab in place.<p>The 500,000-pound slab – weighing more than many jumbo jets – began to break away from the canyon wall last week …

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This Website Chooses a Short Story for You to Read While You Poop

Poopers, close out from Twitter and stop scrolling through Facebook. There’s a more highbrow way to entertain yourself on the pot.<p>Poopfiction is an …

Jailed clerk called Christian hero in scene gay rights activists hoped to avoid

As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr Martin Luther King.<p>Around the country, other supporters reached for biblical heroes, comparing her to Silas and …

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Leave Kim Davis in Jail

Yesterday´s jailing of county clerk Kim Davis for refusing to obey Obergefell v. Hodges raises at least three questions about the case and its long-range impact on U.S. society. Is Ms. Davis the victim of undemocratic state action? Will her jailing make some heterosexuals feel differently about …

Josh Duggar checks into rehab following Ashley Madison scandal

Josh Duggar has checked into a “long-term treatment center,” reads a statement on the Duggar family website. The news comes less than one week after …

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Trail 'em, Nail 'em, Jail 'em: How We Treat Mental Illness

A young man suffering from mental illness is screaming incoherently at a fast-food restaurant and someone calls 911. When the police arrive, the man has not harmed anyone, is not armed, and is standing up talking to himself. The police bark commands at him that he does not understand. When the man …

DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they …

A Website for Gay Escorts Gets Busted by Homeland Security

Why was Rentboy.com a federal crime-fighting priority?<p>A website on which male escorts advertise just got busted. The CEO of Rentboy.com and six of its employees have conspired to promote prostitution, according to an indictment unsealed by Kelly T. Currie, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern …

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A Boy Who Asked Obama About Stem Cell Research In 2007 Writes To Say It Saved His Life

Gavin Nore beat cancer twice.<p>A young cancer survivor sent President Barack Obama a moving letter thanking him for keeping a promise made during a 2007 campaign stop -- a promise the boy says saved his life.<p>Gavin Nore, a teen from Fort Dodge, Iowa, told Obama in a letter shared by the White House …

Deez Nuts Endorses Bernie Sanders And John Kasich For Presidential Nomination

He says Sanders "almost completely agrees on me with social issues and even some on fiscal issues."<p>Deez Nuts, the 15-year-old presidential candidate who has attracted national attention after polling better than some Republicans seeking the White House, tried to exercise some political muscle on …

The Presidential Election Is Having a Blonde Moment

Light-haired politicians haven’t had much luck reaching our country’s highest office. But 2016 is going to change that.<p>If you’re not flaxen-haired …

The Success of Deez Nuts Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Election Polls

As if the list of viable US presidential candidates wasn’t long enough already — now you can add Deez Nuts to it. Yes, that is the name of a …

Researchers claim that Google could 'rig the 2016 election'

Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and colleague Ronald E. Robertson …

Autopsy indicates officer shot unarmed teen William Chapman from distance

An unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot in the face by a police officer from several feet away during their confrontation outside a supermarket in Virginia earlier this year, the findings of his autopsy indicate.<p>William Chapman: unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by officer who killed before<p>Read …

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Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient

MATENEH, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health authorities in Sierra Leone released the country's last known Ebola patient from a hospital on Monday, a …