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A woman sued Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for negligence since a cattle he let roam on public land caused her to crash her car, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

In April, the Bureau of Land Management let Bundy use federal land for his cattle even though he hasn't paid grazing fees in years after an intense standoff between the rancher's militia and the federal government.

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Almost simultaneously, BuzzFeed and Politico published extensive stories Wednesday on what they described as the troubled leadership of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The Politico story in particular was full of anecdotes from Democratic insiders wielding shivs: She's tone deaf and tried to use party money to pay for her own clothes. She's grasping and more concerned with her own personal ambitions than the fate of the party. She's so relentlessly self-promotional that even President Barack Obama has grown tired of her -- and he lets it show.

Some folks within the Democratic Party are clearly dissatisfied with her leadership. But who exactly has their knives out for Wasserman Schultz? And what's their angle? That's a little more opaque.

What we do know, though, is that some kind of change could be coming to the DNC very soon. The party is expected to have a presidential frontrunner after the new year -- when presumed nominee Hillary Clinton has said she'll make her decision about whether to run -- and presidential candidates tend to want their own people at the top of the party. It might not be normal for a not-yet-nominated candidate to get their pick of party chair (and publicly, she surely won't), but nothing is normal about the potential Clinton 2016 bid. And combined with the attacks on Wasserman Schultz, it certainly seems that a new chair is not to be ruled out.

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A man with a history in the white supremacist movement has reportedly posted a series of anti-Semitic campaign signs throughout northern Kentucky as part of his write-in bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

Television station WLWT reported on Tuesday that the signs, which read "With Jews We Lose," are part of Robert Ransdell's longshot candidacy.

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The Guttmacher Institute found that the health care law's provision requiring insurance companies to cover contraception has resulted in more women obtaining birth control without a copay.

According to a new study, since the fall of 2012, the number of women who paid nothing extra to obtain birth control pills increased from 12 percent to 67 percent. More women have also obtained other forms of contraception with no out-of-pocket costs, according to Guttmacher.

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The House of Representatives will adjourn until after the midterm election once legislative business is completed on Thursday.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) office announced the schedule change on Thursday, canceling a work day on Friday as well as the entire week of Sept. 29.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Amid uproar in conservative circles about perceived anti-American bias in the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam, Texas on Wednesday moved to require its high school students to learn only state-mandated curriculum — not be taught to the national test.

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