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'Stop the Violence' organizers beat man unconscious: police — A Pennsylvania man is in critical condition after two "Stop the Violence" organizers brutally beat him Wednesday for allegedly stealing their property, police said. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, are facing charges for aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and disorderly conduct after they allegedly punched and kicked their former roommate until he had seizures, leaving him unconscious and bleeding in the middle of the street, The Associated Press reported.

3 robbed at gunpoint after N.C. state fair declares gun-free zone — Three people were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Saturday leaving the North Carolina State Fair after a judge ruled earlier this month that concealed weapons would not be permitted at the event. Wake County Superior Court judge Donald Stephens decided more than two weeks ago that it would be "unwise and imprudent" to allow concealed weapons at the state fair this year.

Queen Latifah cancels Bill Cosby interview after rape allegations resurface — "The Queen Latifah Show" is canceling an upcoming appearance by Bill Cosby to promote his new comedy tour after allegations resurfaced that he sexually assaulted 13 women. Comedian Hannibal Buress made headlines last week after he wondered aloud during a stand-up show if people still remembered Mr. Cosby had been accused of rape by 13 different women from seven different states since the 1970s, TMZ reported.

San Diego students hold 's--t in' advocating for gender-neutral bathrooms — Students at San Diego State University hosted a "s-t in" event last week to protest what they say is a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. The Trans* Action and Advocacy Student Coalition challenged participants not to use bathrooms marked with "men" or "women" signs for one week," the Huffington Post reported.

Burkina Faso protesters burn down parliament — Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso's parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore's palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president's 27-year rule.

Marriage group endorses Democratic incumbent over gay Republican Carl DeMaio — A national anti-gay marriage group has endorsed Democratic incumbent Rep. Scott Peters in San Diego over his gay Republican challenger, Carl DeMaio. In a Tuesday email titled, "Carl DeMaio Wants You to Vote For Him, But He Totally Disrespects Your Vote," the National Organization for Marriage asked supporters to vote for Mr. Peters, even though he "is also wrong on the issues," NOM-Slams-New-Generation-Republican-Prop-8-Judicial-Activism-Endorses-Strategic-Vote-for-Democrat" target="_blank">Breitbart reported.

Philadelphia VA joins 'Let's Move,' bans candy from Halloween parade — The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs office announced Wednesday that it is banning candy and sweets from this year's Halloween parade as it joins First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to combat childhood obesity. "Please help us teach our children to make healthy food choices!!" the VA said in an email to employees, The Blaze reported.

Johnny Cash's son arrested for stripping down to underwear at Canadian airport — The son of late folk singer Johnny Cash was arrested Monday for stripping down to his underwear in the middle of Canada's Deer Lake Airport in Ontario. Deer Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police told CBC News that John Carter Cash, 44, was in Newfoundland for a hunting trip when he caused a scene trying to return to the United States.

NRA demands Georgia county's elections board reverse ban on pro-gun clothing — The National Rifle Association has written a letter demanding the board of elections in Douglas County, Georgia, reverse an informal ban on pro-gun clothing at the voting booth.

2nd parent says child received Nation of Islam handout, despite school's denial — A second parent has now come forward to claim their child received a Nation of Islam handout painting U.S. presidents as racists, after the school district denied the accusation from another parent.
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Oct 30, 2014

@AndyIKEinGTX1 yep. complete standstill. Lucky for me though I telecommute. Only have to suffer through it once a week.

Oct 30, 2014

Was placing a peapod order in a rush and accidentally bought a 48-oz tub of potato salad. #FML

Oct 30, 2014

My 45-minute commute has turned into 2 hours since I moved. Wrote "P" on my hand to remember to do so before I leave. #DCLife

Oct 30, 2014


Oct 30, 2014

Slowest news day ever. Tips not related to chem trails greatly appreciated.

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