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Texas state Sen. Charles Perry (R) on Tuesday compared the lack of religious influence in U.S. government to the Holocaust during a speech at his swearing-in ceremony.

"There were 10,000 people that were paraded into a medical office under the guise of a physical. As they stood with their back against the wall, they were executed with a bullet through the throat. Before they left, 10,000 people met their fate that way," he said, recalling a recent trip to a former German concentration camp, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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BOSTON (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post for a cover that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men" three days after the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

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Independent candidate Greg Orman is up five points among likely voters over incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in the Kansas Senate race, according to a new poll from Suffolk University.

Orman leads Roberts, 46 percent to 41 percent, the poll found. Libertarian candidate Randall Batson gets less than 1 percent of the vote and 11 percent said they were undecided.

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