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Federal authorities set to indict friend who bought guns for San Bernardino terrorist | Fox News

Federal authorities are expected to bring charges against a former neighbor of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook who bought two of the guns used in last week’s terror attack, Fox News has learned.

De’Andre Johnson Sentenced To Jail | The Daily Caller

Former heralded Florida State football prospect De’Andre Johnson has been sentenced to jail for punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar.

Washington Post Fact Checker Examines Marco Rubio’s Sweeping Gun Control Claim — and Finds Out He’s Right |

This is certainly a depressing chronicle of death and tragedy. But Rubio’s statement stands up to scrutiny — at least for the recent past, as he framed it. Notably, three of the mass shootings took place in California, which already has strong gun laws including a ban on certain weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Fact Check: 355 Mass Shootings So Far in 2015?

USA Today’s analysis of mass shootings in 2015, which defines them as incidents in which 4 or more people are killed by a firearm in a single event, found that there have been 29 cases so far this year.

Middle Class Shrinking Because Americans Are Getting Richer | The Daily Caller

Not only has the middle class been squeezed down to size, but the share of aggregate household income held by the middle class has fallen dramatically, from 62 percent in 1970 to 43 percent in 2014. Over the same time period, the share of income held by the upper class has surged from 29 percent to 49 percent.

Update: FBI Alerted After Bulk Cell Phone Purchase at Third Mid-Missouri Walmart (Video) – The Gateway Pundit

The Macon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a second suspicious purchase of dozens of cellphones at the Columbia Walmart on Conley Road.

President Obama Signs First Federal Free-Range Kids Legislation – Hit & Run :

“…nothing in this Act shall…prohibit a child from traveling to and from school on foot or by car, bus, or bike when the parents of the child have given permission; or  expose parents to civil or criminal charges for allowing their child to responsibly and safely travel to and from school by a means the parents believe is age appropriate.”

Congress: VA Is Fudging Accountability Data, Here Are The Employees Who Got Off Scott-Free | The Daily Caller

Congress is furious at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for refusing to discipline employees over misconduct and fudging the numbers to make it appear as though the agency is committed to real accountability.

Planned Parenthood Suspect: ‘I Am a Warrior for the Babies’ | Video |

The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado stunned a courtroom Wednesday by declaring he is a “warrior for the babies” and won’t go to trial.

There Is No Hiatus: IPCC Chief Denies The Satellite Records | The Daily Caller

The United Nations’ top climate bureaucrat says there’s no “hiatus” in global warming, making obvious effort to completely ignore satellite records showing there’s been no statistically significant warming for the last two decades.

Community Wants Atheist Santa Billboard Taken Down – Story | WAGA

Residents in a North Carolina town are upset after an Atheist group put up a Santa billboard telling people to skip church. It sits off Business 40 Eastbound in Kernersville for thousands of drivers to see.

Woman gets 18 months probation for shooting at shoplifters – Story | WJBK

The woman who shot at two alleged shoplifters outside a Home Depot in Auburn Hills was sentenced to 18 months’ probation Wednesday.

Media Exaggerate Study On Popcorn Lung Risk From E-Cigarette | The Daily Caller

A Harvard study claiming most e-cigarette brands expose users to harmful chemicals omits critical information and exaggerates the risks of flavored e-cigarettes, according to tobacco control experts.

Anti-Tobacco Activist Claims E-Cigarettes Glorify Smoking | The Daily Caller

Anti-tobacco activist Dr. Peter Shields claims e-cigarettes glorify the act of smoking and are “against our culture.”

Misperceptions Around Health Risks Of E-Cigarettes Growing | The Daily Caller

Those who believe e-cigarettes and regular tobacco cigarettes are equally harmful rose sharply, from 10.6 percent to 16.9 percent.