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Shirley Sherrod has settled her lawsuit over the deeply flawed 2010 Breitbart story that cost Sherrod her job at the USDA over ultimately false allegations that she discriminated against a white farmer, The National Law Journal reported. The suit had been brought against Andrew Breitbart -- who died in 2012 and was represented by his estate -- and Larry O’Connor, head of at the time.

Sherrod, O’Connor and Breitbart's estate released a joint statement Thursday announcing the settlement: "In a gesture they hope will inspire others to engage in the difficult but critically important process of bridging racial divides, the parties have agreed to resolve this lawsuit on confidential terms."

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The photographs taken after a shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. showed the grief and raw emotions of those who were on campus following the incident.

The shooting left at least 13 dead and more than 20 injured, according to the state's attorney general. The 20 year-old gunman was also dead after exchanging gun fire with police officers who responded to the scene, authorities said.

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Officials have determined that a Wednesday night fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Los Angelos was likely arson, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Authorities said it appears that someone threw a brick to break through the window of the clinic -- in L.A.'s Thousand Oaks neighborhood -- tossed gasoline into the clinic's interior and lit a flame. No one was injured, authorities said.

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With House Republicans vigorously protesting that their Benghazi probe was not politically motivated, their campaign arm on Thursday took down a webpage that used the probe to solicit political donations.

The National Republican Congressional Committee took down the page not long after the top spokesman for the Hillary Clinton campaign noted on Twitter that the NRCC was still using the fundraising page.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, was booed by the audience at the Washington Ideas Forum Thursday while defending the GOP's congressional investigations into the Benghazi attack, The Huffington Post reported.

According to The Huffington Post, the audience booed, hissed and yelled "You're lying!" while McMorris Rodgers attempted to deny that the Benghazi committee was politically-motivated. She had been asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl to weigh in on comments made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in which he boasted that the committee's investigation had taken a toll on Hillary Clinton's poll numbers.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threatened Thursday to pull Democrats from the House Select Benghazi Committee over comments by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that the committee's investigation succeeded in tanking the poll numbers of Hillary Clinton.

Pelosi said McCarthy's comments show the committee was formed for political gain and is "unethical," according to a Thursday report from The Hill.

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