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Defense Secretary Fires Top Military Assistant Due to 'Misconduct'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis, left, walk on the tarmac before boarding a plane en route to Irbil, Iraq at Queen Alia Airport on July 24, 2015 in Amman, Jordan. Mr. Carter said he learned of the alleged misconduct on Tuesday and informed him Thursday that he had to leave. Officials said that Lewis would remain in the military and would return to a position in the Army.

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1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting near Penn Station

The wounded victims are said to be in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries, cops and fire officials tell  ABC News . The shooting stemmed from an argument inside a  McDonald's  at 490 Eighth Ave., law enforcement sources said.

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Yale: Protest Ensues After Racially Charged Incidents

There are plenty of studies documenting that black students and students of color in general experience alienation at colleges and face higher dropout rates. In a piece for The Huffington Post , a senior Yale student wrote: "In the petty debates about these two specific incidents, people have lost sight of the larger issue: systemic racism on campus".

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Polls: 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson ties Donald Trump

Interestingly, in a head-to-head matchup NBC/Wall Street Journal polls show Clinton would tie Carson but both her and Sanders would defeat Trump and Rubio. Ben Carson has the highest net favorability of any major candidate, +21 points, while Donald Trump brings up the rear with -22 points. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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Tuesday evening debate revealed the biggest rivalry in the Republican party

Well, first off, there are two types of tax credits: refundable and non-refundable. And here's what I don't understand - if you invest that money in a piece of equipment, if you invest that money in a business, you get to write it off your taxes.

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Justices to review DA's choice of all-white murder trial jury

The case is being closely watched because it could clarify how judges are to enforce a prohibition on racial discrimination in jury selection while also preserving the free-wheeling nature of peremptory challenges. In the Foster case, the state and the defense used their peremptory strikes to reduce the pool to 12 jurors and four alternates. The court heard the case of Timothy Tyrone Foster on Monday morning and spent much of their time not on debating whether prospective black jurors ...