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Twitter: The angriest place on the Internet?

In the seven years since its founding, Twitter has become a go-to place for news updates, witty one-liners, political one-upmanship and even absurdist storytelling. It's also become a go-to place for intolerant bile.

2013 Emmys: Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington FTW

The 2013 Emmys had a few memorable pairs -- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; comedy winners Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale -- but Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington were history in the making.

Report: Egypt court bans Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court Monday ordered a ban on activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and froze its finances, according to state-run news website Egynews.

Navy Yard shooting: 'There's a guy slaughtering people with a shotgun'

Aaron Alexis arrived in Washington on August 25 after a tumultuous month. He'd had a run-in with a family at the airport in Norfolk, Virginia, where he accused them of laughing at him.

Rand Paul wins another straw poll

Sen. Rand Paul was the favorite in a presidential straw poll at a Republican leadership conference in Michigan that concluded Sunday.

Deputy sold pot from squad car, feds say

An undercover sting operation nabbed an Atlanta-area sheriff's deputy who was selling marijuana out of his patrol car and in uniform, federal authorities say.

NRA calls for more armed guards at military installations

The Navy Yard shooting further proves that military installations need more robust security and more firearms, the CEO of the National Rifle Association said Sunday.

Kansas Police Officer caught texting while driving

We know that texting and driving can be dangerous and in many places, is illegal. But what if a police officer is the one sending the message behind the wheel?

Father and son charged in $6.5 million deathbed bond scam

A father and son in South Carolina were charged Friday with profiting off the deaths of the terminally ill in a scam prosecutors allege netted at least $6.5 million.

Obama blasts Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus awards

President Obama blasted Republicans Saturday evening for risking a government shutdown in their effort to defund Obamacare saying, "It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis."