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A Kennesaw State University lecturer allegedly assaulted and shouted racial epithets at an Uber driver in Dunwoody, Ga., television station WSB reported on Wednesday.

The passenger's attorney said her client "was mortified" and "deeply ashamed and sorry for the derogatory language he used towards Mr. Stober during the episode." The attorney also said her client suffered from alcoholism, WSB reported.

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Amid reports that Florida state officials have been banned from using the term "climate change," one South Florida official is continuing to push for the southern part of the state to secede over the state government's failure to recognize and address global warming.

"North Florida is completely indifferent, if not completely oblivious to it," South Miami Vice Mayor Walter Harris told TPM about rising sea levels impacting southern Florida.

The South Miami City Commission last week passed a resolution proposed by Harris pushing officials to look into secession. The resolution asks that the "Miami-Dade County League of Cities form a committee to investigate the possibility of the creation of South Florida as the 51st state."

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) would like to prevent Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) from sending any more letters to Iranian leaders about the nuclear deal, prompting her to file an amendment to block just that.

She introduced an amendment on Wednesday that would defund "the purchase of stationary or electronic devices for the purpose of members of Congress or congressional staff communicating with foreign governments and undermining the role of the President as Head of State in international nuclear negotiations on behalf of the United States," according to the Huffington Post.

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that President Barack Obama was an "anti-war president."

"The world is starving for American leadership. But America has an anti-war president," the Ohio Republican told reporters. "We have no strategy, overarching strategy, to deal with the growing terrorist threat. And it's not just ISIS or Al-Qaeda or all of their affiliates. We've got a serious problem facing the world and America, by and large, is sitting on the sidelines."

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