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He says he had every right to blog about killing an FBI agent

Hunched over the keyboard of his computer in a mobile home park a few miles from Disneyland, Peter Ronald Wexler allegedly blogged in support of cop killers and the terror group ISIS, according to authorities.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:58:50 GMT
When pro-ISIS blogging tests the limits of free speech

Peter Ronald Wexler allegedly blogged about killing an FBI agent. The questions now, at his trial, is the line between free speech and a criminal threat.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:47:54 GMT
From terrorist to university expert

George Washington University has hired a former Islamic extremist to work at its center on homeland security -- a man who once denounced the United States and made threats against the creators of the TV series "South Park" for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:25:49 GMT
Her kids played in poison and feds knew it

Imagine getting a letter from a federal agency saying that your yard is exposing your children to an invisible poison that is known to decrease IQ. Then, you find out the agency tested for this toxic substance more than a year and a half ago, but the results are just now being delivered to you. And you learn that your 2-year-old shows blood-lead levels 6.6 times above the upper level of concern set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That nightmare is Shantel Allen's reality.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:33:36 GMT
Veterans defend NFL player

Slammed as unpatriotic and disrespectful, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken heat for refusing to stand during the national anthem.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:42:25 GMT
Opinion: I was on board with Kaepernick until...

Colin Kaepernick sparked a media firestorm on August 26 when he refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:02:53 GMT
Veterans charity exposed by CNN shuts down

The National Vietnam Veterans Foundations, a zero-rated charity that was the object of a CNN report in mid-May, has closed its doors for good, according to one of the charity's executives.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:30:52 GMT
Strawberries linked to hepatitis A outbreak in 6 states

An outbreak of hepatitis A caused by imported frozen strawberries from Egypt has sickened 55 people in six states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Health authorities confirmed 44 total infections in Virginia, where the outbreak first appeared, and additional infections in Maryland (4), West Virginia (4), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:38:50 GMT
The public crumbling of Chris Brown

In 2009, Chris Brown was arrested for viciously beating his then-girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna.

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:50:41 GMT
Tropical storm forms in Gulf

Tropical Storm Hermine has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center reported. Previously dubbed Tropical Depression Nine, it strengthened into a tropical storm with 40-mph winds Wednesday afternoon. Hermine is moving north at 2 mph and is expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle's "Big Bend" region late Thursday or early Friday, the hurricane center said.

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 03:56:03 GMT
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