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Calvin Chang, a former UC Davis police officer, tells ABC News10 he warned the university about the use of excessive force.

Chang sued the university after he was firing, alleging that Lt. John Pike — one of the officers implicated in last week’s pepper spraying — called him an anti-gay slur. Chang won a $250,000 settlement, according to the report.

For at least the next several weeks, politics will undergo a strange transposition, during which Republicans will warn of the economic dangers of cutting government spending, and President Obama will barnstorm the country warning voters that Republicans are inviting a tax increase on the majority of Americans.

The timelines won't align perfectly, and the Democrats will have a greater sense of urgency. But in the wake of Super Committee failure, Democrats and Republicans are staring down uncomfortable deadlines, and each party's best bet for avoiding outcomes that harm their interests is to adopt the other's rhetoric.

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“Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon has apologized to Michele Bachmann for a controversial incident in which The Roots, the show’s backing band, played the Fishbone song “Lyin' Ass Bitch” as the presidential candidate walked onstage.

“I’m honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess,” Fallon tweeted last night. “I really hope she comes back.”

University of California officials on Tuesday said the university system will pay for the pepper spraying victims' medical bills, CNN reports.

Authorities will also drop charges against the 10 people who were arrested Friday during the protests.

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Democrats cut a video portraying Newt Gingrich as a reasonable guy.

The DNC posted a web video after Tuesday’s debate depicting Mitt Romney and Gingrich discussing immigration and mostly let both speak for themselves to show the contrast between Gingrich’s criticism of mass deportations and Romney’s anti-amnesty rhetoric. But — in a sign of how highly Democrats regard Newt’s chances of winning the nomination — only one of them is the target of the video, titled “Mitt Romney on Immigration: Dishonest. To the Extreme.”



You might think that when you buy a Butterball turkey this Thanksgiving you're as American as apple pie. But, you'd be wrong. In fact, you'd be the victim of a "stealth halal" conspiracy.

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Reuters reports:



James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the now-defunct News of the World tabloid at the centre of the phone hacking sandal, regulatory filings show.

An Italian court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may call the actor George Clooney and international football/soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo as witnesses at his sex trial. Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Karima El Mahrough.

El Mahroug has previously said that Clooney was at a dinner at Berlusconi’s house, a claim the former Italian leader denies. Berlusconi wants Clooney to testify on his behalf.

Ronaldo is perhaps more intimately involved in the case. El Mahroug alleges that she had sexual relations with the Real Madrid star-a claim that he denies.

Despite his recent surge in polling, Newt Gingrich will not be a competitor in at least one state primary.

According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office, the former House Speaker failed to file the necessary papers ahead of yesterday’s 5 p.m. deadline. His name will therefore not appear on the ballot.

The Missouri primary, which takes place on February 7th, does not result in the awarding of delegates. Only the state’s caucuses, which take place in March, do so.

However, Missouri’s is the only primary between the one in Florida on January 31st , and those in Michigan and Arizona on February 28th. The Missouri primary can be important to candidates wishing to sustain their momentum.

A total of 10 Republicans qualified for the primary.

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) on Wednesday endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

“Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life in the private sector, as leader of the Olympics, as governor, and in this campaign that he will not back down from difficult challenges,” Thune said in a statement. He pointed to Romney’s 25 years of business experience and “commonsense principles” as enormous assets for the candidate.

“I am honored to have Senator Thune’s support,” Romney said in a statement. He went on to say that Thune “will be a trusted voice” as he attempts to bring his “message to voters, work to reverse President Obama’s failed policies, and reform Washington.”

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