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Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe, slayer of ACORN, is at it again, this time "exposing" voter fraud in Colorado in a new video released Wednesday.

The only problem? Two days before, Mother Jones published a story quoting Colorado Democrats who said that they had turned O'Keefe and his team away in their undercover bid to show Democrats hankering to falsify some votes in a state with one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.

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A judge upheld Puerto Rico's ban on gay marriage on Monday, becoming the first Democratic-appointed federal jurist to rule against same-sex couples' right to wed since the Supreme Court axed the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.

Carter-appointed Judge Juan Manuel Pérez-Giménez ruled that the Windsor v. U.S. opinion did not pave the way for same-sex marriage, contradicting all but one other federal trial judge who has reviewed the issue since the landmark ruling.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail.

In an overwhelming victory for prosecutors, a jury found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — were found guilty of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and gun charges.

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All was going well at the party until the Palin clan showed up.

A homeowner in Anchorage, Alaska spoke to police on Sept. 6, not long after a house party he threw that night turned into a bloody brawl, and an audio recording of the conversation that became public on Tuesday made it clear just how angry he was at former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her family for ruining his fun.

"These Palins running up here on my property acting like they own it is not gonna fly with me," homeowner Korey Klingenmeyer told police. "I don’t give a fuck if their name’s Palin or fucking Obama, cause they don’t mean shit to me."

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