Joni Ernst Throws Down The Republican Gauntlet After The State Of The Union

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst gave the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday (Monica Argentina/Flickr).

Joni Ernst deserves a medal for saying, “America, the greatest nation the world has ever known,” with a straight face.



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LAPD Body Cameras Could Be 'A Cop-Out' Say Angelenos

Sgt. Dan Gomez of the LAPD explains the new police body cameras at the Los Angeles Police Commissioners public forum (Arielle Samuelson/Neon Tommy)

If only the police watch the videos, will anything really change?



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Edward Snowden Says The NSA Is Trying To Control The Internet

Edward Snowden gave a new interview with PBS on the NSA and cyber warfare (Truthout.org/Flickr)

He's also loving living in Russia. No seriously, it's a spy-free zone. 



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St. Louis Fights To Keep NFL's Rams From Moving To L.A.

St. Louis is proposing a new stadium to keep NFL football team the Rams from moving to Los Angeles (Paul Sableman/Flickr).

Missouri starts pouring cash into a new stadium to keep their NFL team.



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Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed, Another Gunman Takes Hostages In Paris

The two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack were killed by French police Friday (Mashable/Twitter).

French authorities killed three gunmen in two separate hostage situations Friday.



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President Proposes Free Community College For Two Years

President Obama proposed in a video funding two years of community college for students tuition-free (ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER/Flickr).

Two years of community college free: a long-awaited rescue from debt or too good to be true?



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Colorado NAACP Bombing Being Investigated By FBI

Authorities are searching for the suspect who detonated a bomb outside a Colorado NAACP chapter (UCCS Kraemer Family Library/Flickr).

Was the bomb a purposeful attack against the civil liberties organization?



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French Manhunt For Charlie Hebdo Attackers Continues Into The Night

The French are mourning the 12 victims of the attack on Charlie Hedbo with the phrase, 'Je Suis Charlie' (Creative Commons)

The two suspects in Wednesday's attack in Paris remain unapprenhended.



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President Obama Nominates New Secretary of Defense

President Obama nominated Ashton Carter to replace Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As Chuck Hagel steps down, President Obama taps long-time Pentagon adviser Ashton Carter.



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"Die-In" Planned For USC Iggy Azalea Concert

Protesters will hold signs saying "Black Lives Matter" outside an Iggy Azalea concert at USC. (Creative Commons)

The planned rally wants to refocus the spotlight on Mike Brown and Eric Garner.



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Former Driver Sues UPS In Supreme Court For Unpaid Maternity Leave

UPS driver Peggy Young took UPS to court for putting her on unpaid maternity leave. (McGill Institute of Health)

The U.S. is one of the only nations in the world to not offer paid leave.



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Supreme Court Decides Whether Online Hate Is Free Speech

The Supreme Court will decide whether online death threats are protected under free speech. (Chris Potter/Flickr)

 All those Twitter and Facebook death threats may be illegal in the future.



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NFL Won't Fine Rams Players For Supporting Ferguson

St. Louis Rams hold up their hands in "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Gesture (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Five players held their hands up to say, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot."



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Japanese Economy Falls Into A Recession

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies failed to save Japan from a recession. (m-louis ./Flickr)

The world's third-largest economy falls into a slump, despite attempts to save it.



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The Government's Collecting Your Cellphone Data...Again

The government's collecting cell data by flying planes that trick phones into giving up personal information (DNY59/GettyImages)

Should this even be a suprise at this point?



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Former Mexican Mayor Charged With Homicide In Disappearance of 43 Students

The former mayor of Iguala has been charged with homicide in the case of the 43 missing Mexican students. (Roarmag.org)

The Mexican Attorney General said the former mayor turned the students over to a drug gang to be killed.



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President Obama Ready To Change Immigration Laws

Officials report that President Obama will enact executive orders to change immigration law. (Light Brigading/Flickr)

The new legislation could keep up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported.



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U.S. Postal Service Hacked For Personal Data

The U.S. Postal Service was hacked in September, leaving 750,000 employees' data vulnerable. (Ron Doke/Flickr)

The internet hack may have compromised the data of 2.9 million people.



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Extended Delays In Veteran Health Care Lead To Massive Lay-Offs

New Chief of the VA will begin lay-offs following years of delays in veteran health care. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)

Robert McDonald will restructure the department following an investigation that revealed vets wait months or years for health care.



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L.A. Metro's Opening Ceremony Celebrates Four More Miles Of The Purple Line

Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles officials break ground on Metro's Purple Line extension. (Benjamin Dunn/Neon Tommy)

But passengers won't get to ride the new line for 10 more years at least.



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Obama Will Appoint A New Attorney General

President Obama will appoint Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General on Saturday. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

The president is expected to tap Loretta Lynch to the office on Saturday.



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Local L.A. Voters Still Believe In Democracy

At a Los Angeles polling station, local voters still believe their vote counts. (Arielle Samuelson/Neon Tommy)

While midterm elections have come and gone, one lesson remains- L.A. voters think their voice counts.



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Santa Ana Police Identify Driver In Santa Ana Halloween Hit-And-Run

Jaquinn Bell is the suspected driver in a Santa Ana Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenage girls. (ABC7/Twitter)

The fatal hit-and-run that left three girls dead.



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Latino Art Icon 'The Pope Of Broadway' Will Be Restored

The mural the Pope of Broadway will be restored in the next year. (Arielle Samuelson/Neon Tommy)

The mural of actor Anthony Quinn is part of a city-wide movement to save Los Angeles street art.



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3 Favorite Food Chains Giving Out Free (Or Cheap) Halloween Treats

Free treats from food chains make Halloween even sweeter. (Jim the Photographer/Flickr)

Chipotle, Krispy Kreme, and Arby's are hooking you up.



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South Africa's Soccer Captain Dies Protecting His Girlfriend

South Africa's national soccer goalkeeper died from a gunshot wound on Sunday. (Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The soccer player was shot in his girlfriend's home outside Johannesburg.



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Second Victim Dies in Marysville-Pilchuck School Shooting

A second student has died from the Marysville-Pilchuck high school shooting. (Buzzfeed News/Twitter)

A second student died Sunday from injuries received in the Washington state school shooting.



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BREAKING NEWS: One Victim and Shooter Dead in Marysville High School Shooting

A shooter at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington killed one victim and himself. (NBC News)

There are two dead and four injured in a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State.



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TLC Cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

TLC has cancelled the popular 'Honey Boo Boo' following allegations by TMZ

It's bye bye for Boo Boo.



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Egyptian Bombing Attack Kills 26

A military checkpoint in el-Arish was attacked Friday, killing 26 soldiers (BBC News)

An attack on an Egyptian military post is the deadliest since the Egyptian Uprising.



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Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court will allow Texas to require voters show photo IDs (Andy/Flickr)

Two weeks before midterm elections Texas will enforce one of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation.



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President Obama Appoints Ebola Czar

President Obama has appointed Ron Klain as the head of the U.S. Ebola response (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ron Klain's going to have a pretty tough putting that title on a door plaque.



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Ukraine Tries To Avoid A Winter Without Gas

Ukraine looks for a gas deal with Russia to turn back on the heat (Adam Baker/Flickr)

When Ukraine started fighting back against Russia's take-over, Russia shut off the gas.



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FBI Investigates School Shooting Threats Aimed At Feminist Video Gamer

Anita Sarkeesian was set to talk to USU about women in video games until someone threatened to shoot everyone at the event.



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Senate Race In Arkansas Could Decide Control Of The Senate

Incumbent Senator Mark Pryor (D) faces off with Tom Cotten for control of the Arkansas Senate seat. (Ted Swedenburg/Flickr)

Arkansas is a swing state and could mean victory for the GOP.



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Ladies, They Finally Made A Bra With Pockets

The JoeyBra invention has room for phones, keys, and credit cards (Stijn Vogels/Flickr)

A pair of former business students realize there are better places to hide your keys than your cleavage.



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ISIL Seizes Syrian Border Town

Fighting continues along the Turkish-Syrian border (Striker/Getty Images)

Airstrikes haven't stopped ISIL from takng over one-third of Kobani.



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