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Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson

Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.” Those words — spoken by Keene State College President Anne Huot ...

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After Blocking Surgeon General Nominee, Republican Blames Obama For Surgeon General Vacancy

He dismissed questions about whether the NRA should have been given any influence over top public health position.

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WATCH: Pumpkin Festival coordinator gets physical with local reporter trying to cover riots

A reporter for Channel 8 in Keene, New Hampshire was attempting to cover the riots at Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival when its organizer demanded that he stop filming, reports. As the video begins, reporter Jared Goodell can be seen struggling with a woman in an orange shirt. He pulls...

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Tavis Smiley rips Bill Kristol: You are ‘the worst of America’ for using Ebola in politics

PBS host Tavis Smiley on Sunday lashed out at Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol over suggestions that counties in Africa experiencing Ebola outbreaks be “quarantined.” During a panel discussion on ABC News, Kristol argued that Republican candidates could win by mentioning that Presiden...

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Fox News priest: How can we baptize kids in same-sex families if parents are sinners?

Fox News contributor Father Jonathan Morris on Sunday suggested that baptizing the children of same-sex couple would be difficult because the parents would be raising them in sin. Last week, bishops rejected a proposal backed by Pope Francis that called on the church to officially “accept and ...

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Tennessee Lawmaker Arrested After Allegedly Stalking Neighbor

An outgoing Tennessee lawmaker is facing stalking and assault charges just one month after he was arrested for public intoxication.

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Tucker Carlson: It’s ‘obvious’ that black teens make neighborhoods dangerous

Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that it was “obvious” that black teens were responsible for making neighborhoods more dangerous, but white people were not allowed to admit it on the air. The Blacksphere Executive Director Kevin Jackson, who is African-American, arg...

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

Happy Monday, all! Welcome to a fresh, new week, which hasn't beaten the crap out of us yet! Of course, there's the small matter of needing to read and discuss the news. But I'll do my best to ...

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Housekeeping note

No blogging today, I'm afraid. I've been having lower back problems for several months, and on Friday night it got a lot worse. Saturday morning I couldn't get out of bed, and had to be transported to the ER. It turns out that I had a compression fracture of one of my lumbar bones. I've been in the hospital ever since. I can walk again, but I'm pretty much bedbound for a while. Beyond that, further tests will tell us what's going on here. Without either oversharing or being coy, there's a chance...

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Drunk Michigan Woman Arrested When She Mistakes Jail For A Bar

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. The Van Buren County sheriff's department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend.

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