House GOP Drops Abortion Bill, Clinton Leads in Poll, Video Shows N.J. Cops Shoot Man Whose Arms Were Raised: A.M. Links


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  • House Republican leadership abandoned plans to ban abortion after five months after what Politico describes as "a revolt from a large swath of female members of Congress."
  • Meanwhile, in the Senate, Republicans agreed in a symbolic vote that climate change exists but blocked language blaming human activity.
  • The FBI has completed its investigation into Ferguson cop Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown and, according to the Associated Press, officials say a federal civil rights charge is highly unlikely
  • dashcam video has been released in the New Jersey state trooper shooting of Jerame Reid, who was pulled over December 30 for running a stop sign. "The video speaks for itself that at no point was Jerame Reid a threat and he possessed no weapon on his person," said Walter Hudson, chairman of civil rights group the National Awareness Alliance.
  • In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Hillary Clinton held a double-digit lead over other potential 2016 presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. 
  • "Those comments were made long before I worked for Senator Paul," said "Libertarian Girl" Marianne Copenhaver, a blogger and activist hired to do social media for Paul, after conservatives went after her for old anti-war Facebook posts. 
  • Hoosiers may soon be able to buy beer on Sunday.