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Sen. Rand Paul also witnessed the confrontation but swiftly left the scene before things heated up. 

Snowden has lived in Russia since last summer, when he was granted temporary political asylum. 

The Mississippi GOP declined to hear McDaniel’s case for challenging the results.

If the election were held today, would Christie carry his home state?

This company already offers comprehensive benefits to LGBT employees and their families. 

McBride was in a car accident in the early hours of Nov. 2, 2013, after which she apparently sought assistance at Wafer’s doorstep. Wafer shot and killed the 19-year-old with a shotgun through the screen door on his porch. He testified that he believed McBride was an intruder and that he feared for his life. 

A spokesperson told msnbc that the bigger space is the new site of a personal office, not a campaign office

This summer has been a good season for women in the NBA.

“I think we’re a country in civil war. I just think we’re in a cold civil war,” said Beck. “Shooting hasn’t started, but somebody stupid is going to do something stupid, and it will escalate, unless we talk to each other.”

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously that artistic expressions —absent a “strong nexus” to the crime — should be seen as just that. 

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