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300 GOPers for Gay Marriage

More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday. The brief makes a conservative case for the court to strike down same-sex-marriage bans

An Israeli border policeman stands near the car used to ram into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem on March 6, 2015.

Driver Injures 5 in Jerusalem

A suspected Palestinian motorist rammed his car into a group in Jerusalem on Friday, injuring five before being shot and wounded

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Harrison Ford in Plane Crash

The 72-year-old actor was hospitalized — "Battered, but O.K.!" his son said — after his small plane crash-landed on a golf course near Santa Monica Airport

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. on Feb. 26, 2015.

Bobby Jindal: America's Next Top Columnist

If this whole president thing doesn’t work out, Bobby Jindal should consider another career path: columnist. Since becoming the governor of Louisiana in 2008, Jindal has amassed a clip file of guest editorials that would be the envy of any freelance opinion writer

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Indian Mob Lynches Alleged Rapist

An incensed mob in India publicly executed an alleged rapist on Friday, after breaking into his jail cell and parading him naked through the streets. The mob of over a thousand people broke the prison fences and overpowered guards to drag Syed Farid Khan out

Police are deployed to keep peace along Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 16, 2014.

Ferguson Police Look to Rebuild Department

The Department of Justice has recommended reforms so extensive that it’s as if the troubled police force in Ferguson, Mo., would be best served by tearing the whole thing down and starting from scratch. Here's how they could do it

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Daily Show Star Samantha Bee Will Host New TBS Series

The show, which Bee and her husband, Jason Jones, will both executive produce, is still in the nascent stages. "We absolutely adore everything about Sam, from her straight-faced sarcasm and ruthless wit," TBS Brett Weitz said in a release

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Chelsea Manning Cannot Be Called 'He'

The U.S. military is now required to refer to former soldier Chelsea Manning with a feminine pronoun or the gender-neutral Private First Class Manning, according to a new court order. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks

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Suicide Rate for Young Women Rises in U.S.

The suicide rate among young women has risen in the U.S., leading to an overall uptick in cases, despite a falling number for young men taking their own lives. However, young men are still three times more likely to commit suicide than women

Passengers leave the Delta plane after the aircraft skidded off the runway, March 5, 2015, at LaGuardia Airport

New York City Airport Reopens After Scare

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York City skidded off a runway and crashed through a fence, coming to rest just feet from the waters of an icy bay. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending an investigator

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New Report Maps ISIS Support on Twitter

A new analysis of Twitter accounts that support ISIS provides a deep look at the militant group's online success in spreading its message, estimating its sympathizers in the tens of thousands and examining how they disseminate propaganda while drawing in support

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Winston Churchill Did Not Coin the Phrase Iron Curtain

On the anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous speech, TIME takes a look at why people misattribute quotes and just plum make them up. While it may be easier to remember that Churchill invented the Iron Curtain, here's the real history