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REPORT: Paris Terrorists Were “Fake Refugees”

All of Teabagistan is celebrating with “we told you” headlines this morning after French authorities revealed that at least two of the Paris terrorists had gained entry to the country by posing as Syrian refugees. The Daily Mail reports: It is believed two of the bombers were carrying Syrian passports. At least two others are believed to be French while …

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FRANCE: Five Killed In High-Speed Train Derailment

A French high-speed train has derailed and burned near the German border. At this writing there are five reported fatalities. According to French sources this was a test train, meaning that it may not have been carrying passengers. Contrary to claims on social media, as of yet there are no reports that the incident is terrorism-related.

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Today’s Front Pages From Around The World

Click through for a look at today’s horrified front pages from newspapers around the world.

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Terrorist Jihadi John Killed In US Strike On ISIS

The infamous terrorist known as Jihadi John has reportedly been killed in a US-led strike on ISIS in northern Syria. His real name is Mohammed Emwazi, and he took part in the killings of American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and other …

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Tilt-Shift New York City [VIDEO]

It all looks like a toy model. Via Gothamist: In August, Stephen Colbert was filming the intro for his Late Show program, but certain shoots from around the city didn’t make it to the final cut. Namely, the Union Square shoot that a few Gothamist editors were a part of. Today, Colbert tweeted out the Director’s Cut, which is 2.5 …

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Russia Faces Expulsion From 2016 Olympics After Huge Doping Scandal, Putin Dismisses Claims [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin this morning dismissed the claims as “unfounded” as Russia faces expulsion from the 2016 Olympics due to a massive doping scandal revealed yesterday. CNN reports: Commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and carried out by the organization’s former president, Dick Pound, the findings uncovered a “deeply rooted culture of cheating at all levels” within Russian athletics. Asked …

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President Obama Joins Facebook, Addresses Climate Change Efforts In First Post [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be “a place where we can have real conversations,” diving right in with his first post on climate change. In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his back yard at the White House and calling on Americans in a video …

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MILWAUKEE: Bankrupt Catholic Archdiocese To Reorganize With $21M Payout To Abuse Victims

The Associated Press reports: A reorganization plan for Milwaukee’s Roman Catholic archdiocese that will distribute $21 million to hundreds of clergy sex abuse victims won approval Monday from a federal bankruptcy judge, bringing closure to a long-running and emotional case. The plan confirmed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley splits most of the money among 355 people. Another category of …

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MIAMI: Family To Sue After Gay Man Dies After Falling From Cruise Ship Balcony, FBI Investigating

The family of a married Brazilian gay man says it will sue Royal Caribbean after the man fell into the ocean from his cruise ship balcony. His body has not yet been recovered. Cruise officials say the man jumped after their security team responded to a domestic dispute in his cabin, but the family’s attorney claims the fall was an …

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At The Beard & Mustache Championship [VIDEO]

PBS reports: On Saturday night, hundreds of men competed for the title of best facial hair in the nation. Around 300 men paraded on the Kings Theatre stage in Brooklyn, New York to show off their coiffed beards and mustaches for evaluation in categories like Musketeer (a mustache of the long and slender variety, along with a small, pointed beard) …

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Former Top Putin Aide Found Dead In DC Hotel

Mikhail Lesin, media tycoon and former top advisor to Vladimir Putin, was found dead in a Washington DC hotel yesterday. ABC News reports: Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who’s been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It’s unclear why …

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Bill O’Reilly To George Will: You’re A Hack [VIDEO]

Two days ago George Will wrote a Washington Post column attacking Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan in which he denounces O’Reilly’s “slander” for claiming that the assassination attempt on Reagan triggered a mental decline so severe that his advisors considered using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Last night the fellow Fox News personalities tangled on-air about the …

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Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Obama announced Friday that his administration has rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline project after more than six years of review. “The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States,” Obama said, appearing at the White House with Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President …

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MEXICO: Supreme Court Opens Door To Legal Pot

The Mexican Supreme Court yesterday ruled 4-1 that owning, using, and growing marijuana for personal use is legal under “personal freedom” laws. At this point the ruling only applies to the four people who brought the case. The Associated Press reports: The ruling did not approve the sale or commercial production of marijuana nor does it imply a general legalization. …

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Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: We Can’t Pass The Equality Act Without Big Business

Former Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Seblius has joined the global advisory board of Out Leadership and penned an op-ed for the Guardian in which she calls on corporations to back the Equality Act. She writes: We can’t do this without the support of the business community, which was vital throughout the marriage equality fight and will be no …

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Britain Halts Sinai Flights Over Bomb Fears

The Guardian reports: The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. The government ordered a temporary moratorium on flights from the beach resort while security assessments were carried out, after receiving …

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KENTUCKY: Anti-Gay Republican Wins Governor Race

Republican Matt Bevin, who exploited Kim Davis to order to galvanize evangelicals, decisively won Kentucky’s gubernatorial race tonight, defeating Attorney General Jack Conway, who had refused to defend his state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Bevin’s candidacy was heavily supported across Teabagistan.

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POLL: Hillary Retakes Slim Lead In New Hampshire

USA Today reports: Hillary Clinton has regained the lead over Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, site of next year’s first Democratic primary, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Clinton leads Sanders 48% to 45%, according to the Monmouth University Poll. Sanders, a Vermont senator, held a 7-point lead in the same poll in September when Vice President Biden, Lincoln …

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Kremlin Reverses On Crash: Terrorism Possible

Russian officials this morning reversed themselves on the possible cause of this weekend’s jetliner crash, saying they can no longer rule out terrorism. The reversal comes amid renewed speculation that the plane was brought down by a bomb. According to the airline, it appears that the plane did not break apart in mid-flight but was destroyed by an “external influence.” …

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Stunning Interactive Map Depicts Refugee Crisis

Take Part reports: It’s been called the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II. But while the stories of people fleeing violence and oppression have shocked the world, grasping the scale of the number of migrants seeking asylum on the continent can be difficult. That’s where Lucify, a data visualization company based in Helsinki, hopes to help. The …

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