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Murders, Violent Crime Sharply Rise in 2015, Says FBI

The FBI released its much-anticipated report on 2015’s violent crime rates on Monday, revealing an alarming 10.8 percent increase in murders from 2014, with the estimated number of violent crimes committed (“murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault,” according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program) increasing 3.9 percent.

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Poll—84 Percent of Working Class Whites Say Government Doesn’t Represent Our Views

Nearly half, or 47 percent, of working class whites say the country’s best days are behind us. Only 18 percent feel satisfied with the country’s economic situation, with 78 percent dissatisfied—and 53 percent very dissatisfied. Only 24 percent feel satisfied with “the influence people like you have on the political process,” with 45 percent feeling very dissatisfied.

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Paul Ryan Still Pushing for Jail Sentencing Rollback Bill

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan re-affirmed his support for pending legislation that would slash sentences for many federal criminal inmates, saying he wants to get the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk before the next congressional session begins in 2017.

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CafePress: Anti-Hillary Merchandise Outselling Anti-Trump Gear by over 814 Percent

While some polls after the Republican and Democratic conventions show Donald Trump tied with Hillary Clinton, internet retailer CafePress claims it can accurately track the electorate’s mood with its large consumer base — and voters appear to be decidedly anti-Hillary. Anti-Hillary merchandise outsells anti-Trump merchandise by a staggering 814.88 percent, according to the Louisville Business First.