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Here Are the Handwritten Edits to Ted Cruz's Victory Speech After He Lost South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA—Last night, Ted Cruz took third place in South Carolina—a resounding loss for the candidate, who had banked on conservative evangelicals carrying him to at least second place. His dismal turnout prompted some changes to his victory speech, though not as many as one might assume, given the zero delegates he ultimately picked up. This is the actual ...

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Marco Rubio To Score Coveted Endorsement From World's Worst Boxer

Mitt Romney, a man not really known for making good choices, is set to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential candidacy. The Huffington Post broke the news after speaking with two Republican sources, and reports that Romney will likely announce the news before Tuesday’s Republican caucuses in Nevada. Details of Romney’s endorsement were still being worked out as ...

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Ted Cruz Got Heckled By His Own Supporter When He Asked for a Moment of Silence for Antonin Scalia 

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA—Early on in his third-place victory speech last night, Ted Cruz asked the supporters gathered at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to take a moment of silence for Antonin Scalia. The entire room fell quiet—mostly. http://gawker.com/here-are-the-h… One supporter took the opportunity to deliver his own prayer, which was amplified by the dead-silent room and was clearly audible on ...

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Sunday's Best Deals: Calvin Klein, 4K Fire TV, Xbox One Windows Gamepad, and More

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Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Was an Uber Driver Who Picked Up Riders Between Killings, Reports Say

The identity of a suspect who killed six people in Kalamazoo on Saturday night is reportedly a 45-year-old Uber driver named Jason Dalton. According to local WDIV News, Dalton was taking Uber fares in between opening fire on bystanders at a car dealership, a Cracker Barrel, and other locations. The shootings happened over five hours in western Michigan, from approximately ...

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‘Who Knows What Was in My Head?’ Donald Trump Asks the Eternal Question

Donald Trump is finally starting to talk some sense. The Republican presidential candidate and crumpled mess of a man went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning after a win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday night. Trump’s thoughts on the war in Iraq were brought up, specifically his statement to Howard Stern in 2002, when asked whether ...

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Venezuela's President Gets a Facebook, Venezuela Petitions the Shit Out of It

Amid Venezuela’s acute economic crisis, President Nicolás Maduro decided there was one Very Important Thing he needed to do before dealing with diving oil prices, the subsequent possible 6000 percent rise in gas prices, or the $ 2.3 billion the country is expected to pay to investors by a February 26 deadline. And what was that Very Important Thing? Beating ...

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Turkish Military Targeted in Car Bomb That Killed At Least 28 People

At least 28 people were killed and 61 wounded by a car bomb that went off during evening rush hour near parliament in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Officials said the bomb had targeted buses carrying military personnel. “We believe that those who lost their lives included our military brothers as well as civilians,” ...

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Ford Cuts Ties with Right Wing Climate Denial Group ALEC

Car maker Ford has ended its relationship with the climate-denial lobbyist group ALEC, the Guardian reports, joining tech companies like Google, Facebook, eBay, and Yelp, as well as the energy companies like Shell and BP in distancing themselves from the Koch-funded network. A company spokesman told the watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy “we will not be participating in ...

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“New York City’s scarcity of inexpensive land is often cited as an impediment to building more affor

“New York City’s scarcity of inexpensive land is often cited as an impediment to building more affordable housing, but the comptroller’s office has identified more than 1,000 city-owned vacant lots across the boroughs that have been sitting idle, most for more than 30 years.” Gawker

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