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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday morning said that while he believes that human activity contributes to climate change, he does not feel that it's a "crisis."

"The climate’s always changing, and we cannot say that our activity does not contribute to changing the climate. What I’m saying is, it’s not a crisis," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Linking arms in a Capitol Hill ballroom, Hillary Clinton received a public embrace Monday from 13 female Democratic senators who praised her as a trailblazing leader ready to be president. But there was one noticeable absence: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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Days after a shooting rampage at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic left a police officer and two civilians dead and nine others wounded, details are beginning to emerge about Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect charged in the attack.

Dear, 57, surrendered to police after an hours-long standoff on Friday.

He has been described as a reclusive loner and “someone to watch out for” by his former neighbors. Dear drifted between various “off the grid” residences, including a shack in North Carolina that had no running water or electricity. Police records also showed a string of run-ins with the law ranging from domestic abuse to a Peeping Tom charge.

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Ben Carson on Tuesday said that the U.S. should not accept refugees from Syria because they will be easily targeted by terrorists, adding that Americans’ resentment of Syrian refugees could increase the likelihood of refugees’ “radicalization.”

"You bring a lot of people here from another culture and what they will tend to do is congregate together, that’s a natural thing, which makes them much easier targets for radicalization," Carson said on Breitbart News Radio. "Particularly if you bring them into an environment where a lot people of are resentful of the fact that they are here. That’s just going to create incidents that will increase further the likelihood of radicalization."

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The day after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called Democrats' claims that conservatives are anti-contraceptive "made-up nonsense," Hillary Clinton's campaign accused Cruz of engaging in "revisionist history" and argued that Cruz "tries to police women’s health care decisions and deny a war on women."

"Ted Cruz’s colorful comments can’t hide his revisionist history on the sustained Republican effort to restrict access to women's health care," campaign spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said in a statement released Tuesday. The statement pointed to recent GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and to block anti-discrimination measures meant to protect women from being fired for using birth control.

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The Republican-controlled Senate is moving forward with plans to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood and gut Obamacare despite a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that left three dead and nine injured.

"It's not like it's new around here," the Senate's No. 3 Republican John Thune told reporters late Monday when asked how the shooting may change the political calculus. "It's a vote we expected to have."

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