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Best Lines of the Democratic Debate

ABC News(Milwaukee) -- The Democratic debate has kicked off in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Here are the best lines of the debate so far:ON BERNIE SANDERS’ Health Care ProposalHILLARY CLINTON: “Because especially with health care, this is not about math. This is about people's lives. And we should level with the American people about what we can do to make sure they get quality, affordable health care.”“Let's level with the American people. Secretary Clinton has been going around the country saying Bernie Sanders wants to dismantle the affordable ...

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Oakland Raiders Sign New Lease to Stay O.co Coliseum

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they will continue to play home games at their current O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, ESPN reports.The team announced that their lease was extended to include the 2016 season, with options for 2017 and 2018."My heart is here in Oakland, and if we can get something done, that's what we're going to do," team owner Mark Davis said.The Raiders have called the O.co Coliseum home since the 1995 season. The team had been on a year-to-year ...

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NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of Akai Gurley

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New York City police officer was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, an unarmed man who police commissioner Bill Bratton said "just happened" to be in the dark stairwell when the officer fired his gun.The officer, Peter Liang, was convicted in Brooklyn Thursday. He was 18 months out of the police academy when he shot and killed Gurley in a dimly lit staircase in a public housing project in Brooklyn in November 2014.Prosecutors described Gurley as ...

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Ciara Teases Possible V-Day Engagement to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) --  Ciara is opening up about the next step in her and Russell Wilson's relationship.In an interview with E! News, Ciara stayed tight-lipped about her Valentine's Day plans with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, laughing off questions about a possible engagement occurring on the romantic holiday."You have to ask the guy that," Ciara said when the idea of Wilson proposing to her on Valentine's Day was brought up. "Let me tell you, no pressure. One day at a time."Ciara and Wilson started ...

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Oregon Standoff Ends as Remaining Occupiers Arrested, Cliven Bundy Charged in Separate Case

Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The remaining four members of a militia group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon surrendered to the FBI Thursday, one day after authorities moved into the property, ending the six-week standoff.The FBI said in a press release that the alleged occupiers, Sean Larry Anderson, Sandra Lynn Anderson, Jeff Wayne Banta and David Lee Fry, were bought into custody without incident. No one was injured and no shots were fired, the FBI said.NEWS RELEASE from @FBIPortland : ...

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Increased Zika Virus Screening Deemed Ineffective for Travelers

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While outlining its Zika virus response plan, the Department of Homeland Security said today it will not direct U.S. Customs officials to add new screening measures for travelers into the United States.“Based on our current understanding of the virus, enhanced public health entry screening for Zika would not be effective,” a DHS statement said.Most people who are infected with Zika are asymptomatic and, therefore, would not be identified during the screening process, according to DHS.The Zika virus has been spreading ...

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US and Russia Announce Plan to Increase Syrian Aid and Stop Violence

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new steps designed to help eliminate the violence in Syria after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich, aiming for a "cessation of hostilities."One of those steps is to expand humanitarian aid in Syria immediately. A new task force will meet Friday to ensure that progress is made in humanitarian aid and access in Syria.  Kerry and Lavrov agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities in one week's time, although he ...

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New Sanders Ad Features Eric Garner's Daughter

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  A new ad set to be released online by the Bernie Sanders campaign features Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica Garner, explaining why she is backing the Vermont senator.Eric Garner died in the summer of 2014 when police tried to arrest him in Staten Island, New York. A video of the arrest, in which he could be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe," ignited a firestorm of criticism of the NYPD's actions.“This is what mommy is, she is an activist,” Erica Garner ...

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Former IRS Agent Stands Trial for Allegedly Taking Bribe Money From Marijuana Dispensary

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A jury is now deliberating the fate of a former Seattle IRS agent who was captured by the FBI on a hidden camera allegedly accepting thousands in bribe money from a marijuana business in exchange for leniency during an audit.The trial started Monday for Paul G. Hurley, who is accused of soliciting and receiving a bribe by a public official.According to court documents obtained by ABC News, Hurley performed an audit for a medical marijuana dispensary called Have a Heart, meeting with owner ...

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You Tell Me Texas

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When you examine Tuesday’s results from the New Hampshire primary, it becomes immediately apparent that we have reached some sort of crossroads on the 240 year-long American political journey.

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Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S. and the sad fact is that it doesn’t have to be. Catch colon cancer early and it’s one of the most treatable and beatable cancers. Read more at the Health Connection website!

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