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The new issue of the New Yorker has a good piece on Patrick Skinner, who did just what the headline you just read says he did.

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Sgt. Cleon Brown with the Hastings, Michigan police department always believed he was white with Native American ancestors. That is, until his daughter was diagnosed with an illness typically found in people of African American descent. His search for answers led him to take a DNA test from Sure enough, he is 18% sub-Saharan African, according to the test results.

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Screenshot from Facebook video posted by Raiza Paredez.

An Arlington police officer is popular on social media Thursday because a video shows he gave a teenager caught smoking marijuana in a movie theater parking lot an unorthodox alternative to arrest: pushups.

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