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December 7, 2014

Identical twins share the same bed and the same boyfriend

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Being a twin usually means that you have a pretty strong connection with the person who looks like you. But sometimes, things can seem to go just a bit to far. These twins, Anna and Lucy, are not only alike in look, but they dress alike, think alike and do many of the same things every day. The most surprising aspect of their interesting relationship is that they even go…

Can Southern Democrats make a comeback?

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Phil Bredesen, the Democratic governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011, has a message for a party that may, after Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana, have no senators from the Deep South: “I come out of the business world. If you have a product that’s not working, you don’t say, ‘Our customers are lazy’ or ‘Our customers don’t know what’s best for them.’ The ones that are successful say, ‘I need…

Democrats win PACs, lose money war

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Democrats finally caught up to Republicans in the super PAC battle, but it didn’t matter, partly because they got crushed in the overall big-money war. New reports to the Federal Election Commission show that Democrats, who had been leery about embracing the new big money politics until recently, far outpaced Republicans in the fundraising by super PACs, which are required to report their contributors’ identities. But voluntary disclosures by other…

Reinventing Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush. Not conservative enough. Try as I might, it remains impossible to see these two concepts as even remotely related. John Ellis Bush, the second son of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush, who during his first run for Florida governor in 1994 cheerfully called himself a head-banging conservative, a hang-’em-by-the-neck conservative … who during his second run for Florida governor in 1998 had to craft for himself…

Cynthia Bailey recalls ‘Cosby Show’ role: ‘He was always respectful to me’

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Cynthia Bailey of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is breaking out from her often reserved demeanor this season on Bravo’s hit reality show. The model/CEO is braving feuds with cast mates and a swell of criticism on social media, all while navigating marriage and motherhood. In an interview with theGrio, Cynthia talked about how she’s being perceived this season by viewers and discussed her transition to being a fiercer housewife. “If…

Feds at airports and borders allowed to racial profile under new guidelines

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that must be observed by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Those guidelines are being announced by the Obama administration in coming days and would restrict the ability of numerous federal agencies to take into account factors including religion and national origin during investigations, officials say. A…

6-year-old boy handcuffed at school

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Stone Mountain, GA — A Georgia mother is furious after her 6-year-old special needs son was handcuffed at school for acting “in a disruptive manner.” She said her husband received a call that something was going on with their son Patrick at Pine Ridge Elementary School. We go into the school and a gentleman takes us back. I hear my son yelling and screaming,” Lakaisha Reid recalled. She says the handcuffs placed…