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Adam Gadahn’s Journey Toward Radical islam

On Thursday, Adam Yahiye Gadahn, 36, who was raised in Riverside and Orange counties and grew up to be the first American since the World War II era to be charged with treason after he joined al Qaeda, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan.
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Facebook Messenger Makes 10% of VOIP Calls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, intent on making the telephone obsolete, stated Wednesday that 10% of global mobile Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) occurs through Facebook Messenger. He added, according to TechCrunch, that because mobile VOIP’s audio has superior audio to that of traditional phone calls, growth “is going to continue very quickly.”
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NBC Champions Children’s Gender Confusion

NBC used to stand for National Broadcasting Company, but given its proclivity for attacking traditional gender roles in youngsters, it may be more accurately described as the network for Neutered or Befuddled Children.
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NFL Suspends Greg Hardy for 10 Games

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, accused by his former girlfriend of physical abuse and threatening to kill her in July 2014, received a 10-game suspension from the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy.
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L.A. to Use Waze to Make Traffic More Efficient

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of the partnership between the city and the Waze traffic-avoidance app, which functions by allowing drivers to share information regarding traffic and the conditions of streets on which they travel. Last week, Garcetti announced the partnership in his State of the City address, and on Tuesday he added that the 1.3 million Waze users in Los Angeles will receive alerts about hit-and-runs and abducted children, as well as information involving construction, film shoots, and road closures, according to the Los Angeles Times. In return, the city will glean data from drivers in real-time regarding traffic patterns and roadway conditions.
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Hillary Clinton in 2004: Traditional Marriage a ‘Bedrock Principle’

Barack Obama is not the only Democrat whose views have “evolved” on same sex marriage: Hillary Clinton, who now holds that the Supreme Court should declare a constitutional right to gay marriage, taking the matter away from the states, argued in 2004 for the “sanctity of marriage” and stated she was committed to “the fundamental bedrock principle that exists between a man and a woman.”
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AFDI Wins Again—’Killing Jews Is Worship’ Ad Will Go Up in NYC

Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), won a major victory on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) must allow AFDI’s new ad that quotes Hamas TV saying “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” to run on its subway cars and buses.
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DEA Chief Will Step Down Amid Charges of Incompetence

On Tuesday, a senior Obama Administration official told Reuters that Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2007, will soon resign her post. Last week, Leonhart revealed to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that DEA agents dallying with prostitutes in Colombia may have revealed sensitve information.
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John Legend Praises Prop. 47, Despite New Crime Problems

On Monday, Grammy-winning singer John Legend, praised California's Proposition 47, which was passed last year by referendum and reduced some nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, letting some convicts serve shorter sentences or avoid jail time altogether.
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CA Dem Introduces Bill to Regulate Pro Sports Cheerleaders

Former high school and college cheerleader Lorena Gonzalez, now a Democratic California state assemblywoman from San Diego, is on the verge of changing the state’s labor Code to protect the rights of professional cheerleaders, according to Calwatchdog.com. On Tuesday, California’s
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Democrats Vote Down Bill to Stop High-Speed Rail Eminent Domain Suits

On Monday, Democrats in the California State Assembly’s Transportation Committee steamrolled their Republican opposition and killed a bill that would have restricted high-speed rail proponents from using eminent domain laws to commence condemnation actions against properties standing in the way of California Governor Jerry Brown’s pet project, the so-called "bullet train" from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
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One Manager. Five Minutes. 77 F-Bombs.

On Monday, before the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Brewers 6-1 in Milwaukee, an irritated Reds manager Bryan Price exploded in rage at the media for revealing on Sunday that All-Star catcher and cleanup hitter Devin Mesoraco had not joined the team for Sunday’s game against St. Louis.
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Small ‘Daily Breeze’ Wins Pulitzer for Busting Local Corruption

Two writers and the city editor for The Daily Breeze, a 63,000-circulation newspaper in Torrance, California, won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reprting on Monday. The writers, Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch, and the editor, Frank Suraci, won $10,000 for their reporting of corruption in the Centinela Valley Union High School District.
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Fresno Unified Dropped Sex Ed, May Reinstate It

The Fresno Unified School District, the nation’s fourth-largest, with roughly 73,000 students, has no comprehensive sex education program in place after dropping an earlier, controversial program. In response, Fresno Barrios Unidos, a teen and parent health organization, and the ACLU of Northern California have expressed their desire to implement a sex education program. In December 2013 they held a gathering calling for the district to improve its sex education curriculum.
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Loretta Sanchez May Announce Challenge to Kamala Harris

As Attorney General Kamala Harris has gone unchallenged in her candidacy for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, speculation has focused on whether a Latino candidate who could more effectively represent the needs of the state’s large Latino population would emerge to run for the office. On Monday, Rep. Loretta Sanchez will speak at a luncheon of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, possibly announcing her candidacy, according to The Orange County Register.

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