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London Whale: JPMorgan Chase's $920 Million Fine is Huge, But Banks Need a Different Form Of Punishment

JPMorgan Chase must pay $920 million for the London Whale scandal. While the fine is enormous, is it really enough to punish the biggest bank in the United States?

Voyager 1 Makes Epic Crossing Out Of Solar System and Into History Books

Voyager 1 has just officially became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. Freakin' awesome.
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Alabama Gay Marriage Pledge: This is What the GOP Going Off a Cliff Looks Like

Alabama congressional hopeful Dean Young makes an outrageous pledge to oppose same-sex marriage. In violation of the Alabama constitution, Young challenges opponents to affirm a Christian faith.
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This Congressman Says the House Could Impeach Obama Tomorrow, But Shouldn't

According to Rep. Farenthold (R-Texas), if the House voted tomorrow they could impeach President Obama. However, there are no legitimate grounds for impeachment.
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New York Test Scores Plummet, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Panic

The Common Core has caused a debate between educators and American families, and New York State test scores are finally giving the two sides some data to fight about.
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FEC Official Don McGahn Admits IRS Scandal Might Be Open Again

After three months of investigation, new findings suggest that undisclosed emails were sent between the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), indicating potent

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Incans Gave Child Sacrifices Coca Leaves, Booze Before Their Icy Demise

Originally found in 1999, scientists now believe three mummies of Incan children were preserved some 500 years ago during the Inca empire — and fed drugs and alcohol before their death.

Catholic Church of Ireland Loses Major Abortion Law Battle

Irish President Michael D. Higgins signed the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act into law Tuesday, making abortion legal in cases where the mother’s life is at stake.
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Rare Stomach Bug Has Already Infected 11 States in America

Scientists at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are searching for answers as more than 200 people in the United States have become sick with a rare stomach bug.
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Food Stamps Latest Victim Of Out-Of-Control House GOP

The latest version of the 2013 Farm Bill cleared the House on Thursday, but not without some clear battle scars. Food stamps are no longer part of the deal.
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Massive Quebec Train Crash Shows Horrific Flaw in Tanker Design

Records reveal a shocking oil tanker hazard that was ignored for decades, depsite its frightening consequences.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill: Ireland Now Allows Life-Saving Abortions, But Will the Catholic Church?

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill, which received a backing of 138-24, would allow abortions to be performed in life-threatening circumstances of the mother.
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Watch As the Australian Army's Chief Comes Out Swinging Against Sexual Assault

The Australian army chief released a stern video this week that may serve as a model for the U.S. to follow on combating the epidemic of sexual harassment.
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Santa Monica Shooting: Media Coverage on Mass Shootings Ignores Reality of Crime in America

Last Friday, a shooter opened fire near Santa Monica College. The death toll has since risen to five. During this same time, gun violence was claiming more lives in Chicago.
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Lynne Rosen John Littig: Brooklyn Self-Help Radio Hosts Commit Suicide Together

Two “self-help” life coaches were found dead Monday after committing suicide in their Brooklyn home. Despite projecting positive messages, the couple decided to end their lives early.
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Egypt's Slide into Authoritarianism Continues As Government Sentences 16 American NGO Workers to Prison Time

Forty-three NGO workers, including at least 16 Americans, were convicted today in Egypt for being in the country illegally and improperly receiving foreign funds.

Aguillard v. Edwards: Louisiana Lawmakers Uphold 1987 Law That Was Already Found Unconstitutional

Louisiana legislators chose Monday to uphold a law previously found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Their competence as lawmakers is being called into question.
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Bill Kintner: Women Are My Biggest Mystery, But Men Are Simple

According to the Senator Bill Kintner in a personal questionnaire for Nebraska's Lincoln Journal Star, women remain his biggest mystery, while men are actually quite simple.
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John McCain Slams Fellow GOP Senator Mike Lee On Senate Floor

John McCain took the Senate floor on Thursday to reply to Mike Lee's criticism of the looming bicameral conference regarding the budget debt ceiling.
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Obamacare: Watch These Nurses Describe the Benefits Of Health Care Reform in 90 Seconds

As 2014 nears closer, do you know what you will be receiving from the Affordable Care Act when it takes full effect?