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    House, Senate intel chiefs emphasize Islamic State risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. The lawmakers, one Republican and one Democratic, offered bipartisan pressur ... Read More

    Big names at Islamic conference in Detroit

    DETROIT -- The presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America had a simple comparison for the similarities between Muslims and Lutherans when she spoke at the opening session of the Islamic Society of North America's convention Friday. "I realized, looking at some of the lectures tha ... Read More

    St. Louis Rams cut celebrated homosexual player

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision. "I will tell you this: I was pulling for Mike," Fisher said at news conference on Saturday. "I really was, and I d ... Read More

    Seattle cops: City 'playing politics' with their lives

    Ratcheting up their resistance to new use-of-force policies, more than 100 Seattle police officers have filed new court papers asserting that high-level city, police and union officials privately agree with their contention that the policies put them and the public at risk. In an amended complaint t ... Read More

    Group wants Redskins name kept out of stadium

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (htt ... Read More

    Ft. Hood terrorist wants to join ISIS

    Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, has written a leader of the Islamic State requesting citizenship, Fox News reported. Fox said it obtained a copy of Hasan's letter to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from unnamed sources. "I formally and humbly request to be m ... Read More

    Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. Judge Hollis McGehee ... Read More

    Mexico clamps down on illegal aliens crossing their territory

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous ro ... Read More

    Black Lawyers for Justice file $40M police brutality lawsuit

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaintiffs in the suit in St. ... Read More

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