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ESPN suspends Keith Law from Twitter after arguing about evolution with Curt Schilling: report

Kurt SchillingAn argument of creationism vs. evolution may have led to the latest ESPN Twitter suspension.

On Nov. 12 former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling went on Twitter, voicing his support on the theory of creationism, leading ESPN baseball writer Keith Law to tweet his rebuttal using some facts to argue in favor of evolution.

Law has been noticeably absent on social media since Wednesday and on Friday Deadspin reported that ESPN suspended Law from Twitter.

TVNL Comment:  Geez.  What an embarrassment.....still arguing over evolution in this day and age.  Only in America...

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30K Missing IRS Emails Recovered

IRS emailsUp to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.

The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.

“They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.

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Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

ISISIslamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

They said the bodies of the men from the Albu Fahd tribe were discovered after the army launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against the Islamic State in a village on the eastern edge of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province.

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Obama signs secret order expanding U.S. role in Afghanistan

Obamam extends war in AfghanistanPresident Obama quietly signed a classified executive order authorizing a more expansive role for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2015, ensuring American troops will be fighting in the country for at least one more year, The New York Times reported.

The order allows American troops to take a direct role in missions against militant groups that include the Taliban.

It's a broader mission than the president described in a May announcement, when he said the U.S. military would have no combat role in Afghanistan next year and the remaining 9,800 troops would be focusing on training Afghan forces and handling al-Qaida threats.

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Al-Shabab claims Kenya bus passenger killings

Kenya killingsAl-Shabab fighters from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said.

Two police officers said that the bus travelling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 50km from the town of Mandera near Kenya's border with Somalia.

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Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

Admiral linked to fake poker chipsThe admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

Although Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina's removal as deputy head of U.S. Strategic Command was announced earlier this year, evidence of his possible role in manufacturing the counterfeit chips has not previously been revealed. Investigators said they found his DNA on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter genuine $1 poker chips to make them look like $500 chips.

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A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

Ira HansenMy hometown alt-weekly, the Reno News & Review, published an in-depth report this week on Nevada Assembly Speaker-designate Ira Hansen and the political columns he wrote for the local Sparks Tribune newspaper for many years starting in 1994.

After the GOP swept the statewide offices and seized both chambers of the state legislature in this midterms, state legislators elected the staunchly conservative Hansen to the speakership. With such an extensive written record, the News & Review noted, "No Nevada official has ever given the public a more detailed blueprint to his thinking than Hansen."

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US prisoner in solitary for 42 years has conviction quashed

US solitary confinement prisoner freesThe 1974 murder conviction of America’s longest serving prisoner in solitary confinement has been overturned.

But Albert Woodfox, will remain in jail until the state of Louisiana decides whether to contest the ruling.  He could remain incarcerated in a prison cell the size of a parking space for months, if not years, if Louisiana continues to prolong the legal process as it has over the past two decades.

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Republican-led report debunks Benghazi theories and accusations

Benghazi reportAn investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound.

The report, from Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, concludes there was no intelligence failure prior to the attack, no stand-down order to CIA operatives trying to go assist at the besieged consular building, and found conflicting intelligence in the wake of the attack about the motive and cause, which were reflected in early public comments by the administration.

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