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Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University.

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Reports of a brawl involving former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her family last weekend in Anchorage, Alaska have created quite a media frenzy in recent days.

The initial story was broken on Tuesday by journalist Amanda Coyne, who runs a website dedicated to covering politics in Alaska. Coyne started the site in 2013 after leaving the Alaska Dispatch, a news organization she co-founded and which later merged with the Anchorage Daily News newspaper.

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Conservative commentator A.J. Delgado said during a radio show on Wednesday that Ray Rice is a bigger victim of domestic violence than the woman he is accused of beating unconscious.

Delgado appeared on Fox News host Sean Hannity's radio show to discuss the video that reportedly shows the former Baltimore Ravens running back knocking out his then-fiancee in a New Jersey casino elevator.

"Some might even say watching that video that Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence here," Delgado told Hannity.

She said Janay Rice, who married the football star even after the incident, is being erroneously cast as the victim.

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Two men could be seen on video reacting to the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in what CNN described on Wednesday night as exclusive footage shot by a bystander on a cellphone.

"He had his fucking hands in the air!" one of the men is heard shouting in the moments after the Aug. 9 shooting of the black teen by a white police officer.

CNN aired the footage during "Anderson Cooper 360" and said it was filmed by an unidentified man near the scene of the shooting. CNN also talked to the two men who were shown on the video.

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Fox News contributor Tamara Holder said during an appearance on Tuesday night's episode of "Hannity" that the backlash against NFL star Ray Rice has been unfair and amounted to him having his "balls" ripped off.

Holder was brought on by host Sean Hannity to discuss video footage that reportedly showed the former Baltimore Ravens running back beating his then-fiancee unconscious in a New Jersey casino elevator. The video led to Rice being cut from the Ravens and suspended by the NFL.

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