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Wells Fargo Illegally Repossessed 413 Service Members’ Cars

Military service members who had their cars illegally repossessed by Wells Fargo in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act will be receiving repayment in the amount of $4.1 million total for 413 vehicles. The bank will also be forced to pay $20 million in past due fines for violations as far back as 2006.  …

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FBI Director Comey: “Don’t Call Us Weasels”

The director of the FBI told lawmakers on Wednesday that FBI agents “aren’t weasels.” He made the remarks in reference to questions about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled Hillary Clinton and her unauthorized use of a private email server for classified information. He was criticized by Republicans for not recommending charges against the …

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Train Crash at Hoboken – 3 Dead, Nearly 100 Injured

A train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey has left at least 3 people dead and 100 injured, some critically so. Initial reports say that the crash was caused due to operator error, but investigators have stressed that the investigation is still ongoing. The train crashed into the station in the middle of the morning rush, …

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“Anti-Vaxxer” Mom Changes Mind After Her Kids Become Sick

Kristen O’Meara was staunchly against vaccines and believed that they caused autism.  That is, until her children became sick with a preventable disease: rotavirus. Rotavirus causes acute stomach distress, and all three of her children caught the virus around the same time. “It was awful, and it didn’t have to happen, because I could have …

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Volunteer Firefighter Took Down South Carolina Shooter

Jaime Brock, a volunteer firefighter, was among the very first to respond to reports of a shooting in South Carolina at Townville Elementary School yesterday. He managed to take down the shooter without a weapon, and risked his life to stop the horrific scene from developing further. He held him until officers arrived on the …

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BREAKING: Shooting at South Carolina Elementary School

Law enforcement officials are currently responding to a shooting at Townville Elementary school in South Carolina. There are no conclusive reports on the number of injuries at this time, but some sources initially said that at least two children were shot, and one was airlifted to a hospital. Man found dead near scene of school shooting …

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Martin Shkreli Is Auctioning Off the Chance to Punch Him in the Face

What is it with people and the desire to injure themselves lately? Just a couple months ago we had a guy that shot himself in the face for a laugh, now this joker. If you don’t know Martin Shkreli, he’s the guy that decided it would be awesome to buy a pharmaceutical company, and then …

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Veterans in Prison Received $100M in Improper Benefits Payouts

Imprisoned veterans received more than $100 million in improper benefits payments in the past several years because Veterans Affairs officials were focused on the claims backlog, according to a new report from the inspector general. Officials from the Veterans Benefits Administration, which is separate from the VA and deals exclusively with benefits payments, said that …

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Here’s Where You Can Read the First Debate and Check the Facts Yourself

Personal opinion incoming; I don’t like watching debates. Politics has increasingly become dramatized and loaded with television-worthy moments. Sober consideration of the policies and facts of both candidates just isn’t entertaining anymore. I prefer to read the debate after it has been transcribed, and check multiple sources for fact checking (this allows me to find the …

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