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Elizabeth Warren 'troubled' by Obama's $400K payday


Elizabeth Warren 'troubled' by Obama's $400K payday

"I was troubled by that," she said about the report this week that Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference. "One of the things I talk about in the book is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington and that it shows up in so many different ways here in Washington."

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Judicial Watch Reveals Federal Grand Jury Granted Subpoenas To FBI For Clinton Email Probe


FBI Special Agent E.W. Priestap, the agency's supervisor behind the investigation into Clinton's email activities declared that the subpoenas' produced no responsive materials, as the required data was outside the retention time utilized by those providers.

The documents were produced because of the legal action was taken by Judicial Watch in an effort to get Clinton's emails. It had been speculated before that a grand jury investigation into Clinton's emails had been conducted. In February, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz pressed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene a grand jury or charge Bryan Pagliano, the IT aide who worked on Clinton"s email server.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton finds it questionable that while the FBI convened a grand jury to investigate Clinton in 2016, the information is being released only now. He also finds it disturbing that the State Department, Justice Department, and FBI are still trying to protect Clinton. He issues a request to President Donald Trump to clean house at all these agencies.

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Facebook apologizes for removing photo of boobs after uploader claims the woman identifies as a male


A screen grab of a Facebook notice has gone viral for the most hilarious of reasons.

Posted on Reddit, the screen grab shows a typical Facebook alert page where the site claims a user violated its “community standards” with a photo.

The notice did, however, tell the user that if he thought the photo shouldn't have been removed, he can supply them with more information.

So, he did. “She identifies as a man, so technically her nipples should be acceptable on this page,” the user replied.

Following the message, Facebook apologized for the inconvenience and restored the photo. Wow.

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North Korea Agrees To First- Ever UN Visit


North Korea has consistently denounced the Council's resolutions as a conspiracy by the United States and other "hostile forces". It has not allowed any U.N. human rights investigators to visit specifically those focusing on North Korea itself.North Korea was accused by the rights council of committing crimes against humanity and detaining up to 120,000 people in brutal prison camps.

Last month, North Korean diplomats boycotted a rights council session on abuses in North Korea amid rising tension on the divided peninsula following its latest missile tests and two nuclear tests last year. They branded the council’s work as a mere political attack.

Devandas-Aguilar said the upcoming visit marks an important chance to study the situation in the country particularly focusing on children living with disabilities.She said in her statement, her upcoming visit to Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) represents a key opportunity to learn first-hand about national realities, laws, policies and programs concerning people with disabilities.

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Protester at UC Berkeley who refuses to remove mask is cuffed and arrested


Refusing to remove a surgical mask was enough to get a young man arrested at the right-meets-left protest at UC Berkeley on Thursday.

The encounter that led to the arrest — witnessed by a Chronicle reporter —began when another protester arrived at Sproul Plaza shortly after 11 a.m. with a sign that said, “The issue is not free speech, the issue is fascism.”

A small group of university police officers surrounded that man, Raphael Kadaris of the Refuse Fascism group, and told him that his sign violated a campus ordinance against carrying signs larger than 30 inches by 30 inches.

Kadaris, who handed the sign to a bystander, was given a warning.

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Trump tweets about US military buildup, “Frankly, we have no choice!”


>Trump’s statement came after the Pentagon showcased its use force in recent weeks.

Trump summed up his foray into Syria, his war posturing in North Korea, and dropping the MOAB bomb in Afghanistan, in one all encompassing tweet that will make the military industrial complex stocks soar.

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Jeff Bezos Is Just $5 Billion Away From Being the World's Richest Person


A surge in after hours trading for Amazon.com Inc. added $3.3 billion to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5 billion away from becoming the world’s richest person.

Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80 billion for the first time, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The 53-year old has added $65.2 billion to his net worth since the index debuted in March 2012 and ended Thursday with a net worth of $79 billion. His net worth will surpass $80 billion on the index for the first time if the gains hold Friday.

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Canada looks to ban US coal shipments


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being prodded by one of his country's regional heads to retaliate against President Trump's tariffs on Canadian lumber by imposing a ban on U.S. coal.

British Columbian Premier Christy Clark pressed Trudeau on Wednesday to enforce a trade ban on shipments of thermal coal, also called steam coal, at its terminal in Vancouver in response to the Trump administration's 24 percent tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imposed Tuesday.

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Maria Zakharova blasts Macron campaign for clear racism against Russian press


>RT reporters were barred from accreditation for the first time despite having applied in advance and being promised access to Macron's HQ.

>Last week The Duran reported that French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron refused to give press passes to RT’s journalists and crew. As a result RT could not enter Macron’s victory rally.

Macron has run a campaign that has been openly hostile, and very whiny, towards anything and everything Russian.

Mirroring Hillary Clinton’s strategy to focus little on policy, and completely on red-baiting, Macron managed to do what Hillary could not…move into certain election victory based on a hate filled Russophobia platform.

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New Biography: Young Obama ‘Considered Gayness’


President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president.

The biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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North Korea Releases New Video Showing the White House Under Attack


A new propaganda video from North Korea simulates an attack on the White House, showing the presidential residence in crosshairs.

The video clip, released Thursday, shows the White House as a target, followed by an aircraft carrier exploding into flames.

According to the Washington Post, the caption accompanying that image translates in English to read, “When the enemy takes the first step toward provocation and invasion.”

Aircraft carriers, navy vessels and footage of men rushing out of tanks and onto shore from the sea are also included in the video.

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Putin and Abe call for de-escalation of North Korea tensions


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have called on North Korea and the US to avoid actions that could inflame tensions amid the increasing danger of war.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Moscow on Thursday (27 April), Putin and Abe said they have agreed to work closely going forward in an attempt to defuse the situation.

The two leaders also called for a resumption of six-party international talks held with North Korea, which broke down in 2009.

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Hawks attacking residents in Oviedo neighborhood


An Oviedo woman was taking out the trash Monday when a hawk swooped down and attacked, leaving her bloody and wounded.

Beverly Bonadonna said she's not the only person in the Whispering Oaks neighborhood to fall prey to the predatory birds and she's worried that children could get hurt.

Before the attack, Bonadonna said she saw the hawk out of the corner of her eye but never expected it to come at her the way it did.

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Execution of Kenneth Williams delayed for appeals to U.S. Supreme Court


>Arkansas prepared to execute its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs.

Kenneth Williams, 38, was scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday, but the state was awaiting word from the U.S. Supreme Court on Williams' last appeals before moving forward. His death warrant expires at midnight.

Court filings Thursday afternoon followed two threads: that Arkansas executions this week were so flawed that there is little doubt Williams will suffer as he dies, and that he has an intellectual disability that would make him ineligible for execution.

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The Duran is building a Digital Immortal Regiment -send your WWII ancestor photos


>This Victory Day, the 9th of May, join us in honouring those who helped defeat fascism.

In recent years, Russian cities and increasingly, cities around the globe have held a march of The Immortal Regiment on the 9th of May.

The Immortal Regiment consists of people of all ages carrying photos of loved ones and comrades who fought in, died in and in some cases lived through the Great Patriotic War, as the Second World War is called in Russia.

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New Sheriff in Town: The First 100 Days at the Sessions DOJ


Under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first 100 days at the Department of Justice have seen perhaps the most straightforward and earnest efforts to bring the promises of the Trump movement to fruition.

Stepping into leadership at a DOJ managed for eight years by Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, Sessions has had an uphill battle to implement the key tenets of law and order that so many Americans have long craved and which President Donald Trump promised as a candidate: an end of the lawless hypocrisy on the southern border and in the internal enforcement of our immigration laws, especially in state a jurisdictions that openly flaunt federal law and proclaim themselves “sanctuaries;” a firm commitment to get a handle on rising violent crime, especially in our most dangerous inner cities; and steadfast support of our law enforcement officers at a time when they face danger and disparagement from inside the government and without.

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Two children missing from Mena after mother, other family member found dead


>The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas are asking for assistance to find two missing children. Two of their family members have been found dead.

Acelynn Wester, 2, was last seen on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Her brother Reilly Scarbrough, 9, was last seen on Sunday, April 23, 2017, according to the center. They are missing from Mena, Arkansas.

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Alt Knights Ready To Fight Antifa


Free speech and physical are such a strong and powerful combination. Kylie Chapman, a Californian free speech activist, and a solid Trump supporter is smart enough to know just that. He is putting up a new fight-club 'fraternity' of young white, pro-Trump men to defend free speech rights by alt- right leaders and engaging in street fighting at the same time.

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Woman shot in Willesden anti-terror operation


A woman in her 20s has been shot by police and four people arrested in an anti-terror operation in north-west London and Kent, Scotland Yard says.

Officers say the operation was not connected to the earlier arrest of a man near Parliament.

The woman in her 20s was one of the subjects of the investigation and is in a serious but stable condition.

Two men, 20 and 16, and a woman, 20, were held after the Willesden shooting and a woman, 43, was arrested in Kent.

The Metropolitan Police said they were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.

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Pentagon probes Flynn over foreign payments


The House oversight committee has obtained new documents that reveal Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement. Democrats on the oversight committee released a letter dated 11th April that indicated that the inspector general of the Department of Defense also opened an investigation of Flynn earlier this month.

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Having ‘Genital Preferences’ In Dating Is Transphobic


Trans-activist Riley J. Dennis recently posited that if you're a woman who wants to date a man with a penis, you're wrong. Not only are you wrong, you are a transphobic bigot.

She came up with the new word, “cissexism,” which means “prejudice or discrimination against trans people." By the way, this is exactly the same definition of the word "transphobia," but you just can't have enough new words to try to shame people for their bias.

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Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania


The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.

On Wednesday, it rang again.

Eric Frein, the would-be revolutionary who shot two Pennsylvania troopers, one fatally, in a late-night attack at their barracks, was sentenced to death late Wednesday. The jury's decision that Frein should die by lethal injection brought a shouted "yes!" from a gallery that included high-ranking state police brass, the slain officer's mother and the trooper who suffered debilitating injuries after Frein shot him with a high-powered rifle.

"Jurors have delivered full justice in this case and issued the penalty that is so richly deserved by Eric Frein," said District Attorney Ray Tonkin.

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Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" terrified audiences and introduced one of the most indelible villains in movie history, died Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73.

He died of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from his publicist.

Demme won consistent acclaim as the director of such diverse movies as the Talking Heads concert film "Stop Making Sense"; "Philadelphia," the 1993 drama starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer battling AIDS; and "Beloved," the 1998 Oprah Winfrey movie based on Toni Morrison's bestseller about a 19th century slave haunted by the ghost of her daughter.

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As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriers


As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has demanded, the U.S. government has been soliciting bids and test sections could be built as soon as this summer.

Physical barriers are as old as humanity and have proven to be effective over the centuries at protecting borders. But fences can also have unwanted consequences, like destroying city neighborhoods, harming the environment and preventing innocent victims from reaching safety.

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Trump plan to slash business taxes to test Congress on deficit

President Donald Trump's tax plan, due to be unveiled on Wednesday and proposing to sharply cut rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the United States, was likely to be treated by Congress as just an opening gambit.

The Trump administration touted the blueprint, which also calls for raising standard deductions for individuals, as a landmark tax cut just days before the president marks his 100th day in office on Saturday.

But the proposal will likely fall short of a comprehensive tax code overhaul long discussed by his fellow Republicans. And while Republicans control the House of Representatives and the Senate, the plan may be unpalatable to party fiscal hawks. Since it lacks proposals for raising new revenue, it would potentially add billions of dollars to the federal deficit.

Trump's proposals were expected to be unveiled at the White House at 1:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT) on Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn.

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Ivanka Trump: Allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. 'has to be part of the discussion'

Assistant to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump said allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. “has to be part of the discussion” of how best to help those fleeing Islamic State militants and Syria’s long-running civil war.

Trump’s remarks, which aired Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, marked a break from the policies put in place by her father, President Donald Trump, who has signed multiple iterations of an executive order that places an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees entering the U.S.

The president has argued that such refugees represent a national security threat because they provide easy camouflage for terrorists seeking to enter the U.S. But in her NBC interview, Ivanka Trump said allowing refugees into the U.S. should be a component of a larger plan to address the situation in Syria.

“I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that's happening, and we have to come together, and we have to solve it,” Ivanka Trump told NBC News reporter Hallie Jackson.

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Jim is back!!! National Wig- Out Day at The Goldwater

Jim Cherney is back in studio, ready to take your questions. The lovely Goldwater Goddesses are at your service, and Major James Burdock has special reports from the ragged edges of society. Join us for this week's live stream.

Discord: https://discord.gg/fGz4t6N

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Arsonist Sets Trump Hotel On Fire


A man ignited two separate large fires on the 17th floor of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The man was later taken into custody Wednesday night. Arson investigators found the devices the man used to set the two separate fires of the hotel.

Local News identified the suspect as 28-year old Roger Fraley. Fraley is currently booked in the Clark County Detention Center.Fraley’s motives were not clear for setting the fire.

Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Steve Summers said the suspected arsonist will be facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary.

Summers said Wednesday night fire doesn’t appear to be politically motivated “on the surface,” but such motivation is not being ruled out.

Hotel security personnel were able to extinguish the fire on the 17th floor. Two toasters and some towels were set on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the restroom. The Fire Department said the pool deck fire was also ignited by two toasters and various combustible materials.

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Senators Told North Korea "Urgent National Security Threat", US Military Prepared To Act


The Senate took part in a rare White House briefing on Wednesday to hear what senior leaders described as "an urgent national security threat" posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. As FreeBeacon reports, the hour-long secret session for all senators was held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, and included a brief appearance from President Trump who made short, introductory remarks. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also took part in the session. His presence is an indication that military options for dealing with North Korea likely were discussed.

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North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy


The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes.

President Donald Trump's strategy was announced after a special briefing for all 100 US senators.

Earlier, the top US commander in the Pacific defended the deployment of an advanced missile defence system in South Korea.

Tensions have risen amid fears the North is planning new weapons tests.

"The United States seeks stability and the peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," said a joint statement issued by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

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US judge won't stop Arkansas execution


The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

A federal judge has rejected an inmate's request for a last-minute stay to stop his execution.

U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall rejected inmate Kenneth Williams' claims that the relatives of one of his victims were never notified of his clemency application.

Marshall said that state law only required notification to the relatives of the person whose killing led to Williams' death sentence — in this case, the family of Cecil Boren, whom Williams killed in 1999.

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Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania


The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.

On Wednesday, it rang again.

Eric Frein, the would-be revolutionary who shot two Pennsylvania troopers, one fatally, in a late-night attack at their barracks, was sentenced to death late Wednesday. The jury's decision that Frein should die by lethal injection brought a shouted "yes!" from a gallery that included high-ranking state police brass, the slain officer's mother and the trooper who suffered debilitating injuries after Frein shot him with a high-powered rifle.

"Jurors have delivered full justice in this case and issued the penalty that is so richly deserved by Eric Frein," said District Attorney Ray Tonkin.

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How Many Days Can You Wear the Same Pair of Underwear?


The Scenario: Your friend isn't the cleanest or most hygienic person around. OK, fine, he's a slob. He hates doing laundry and sees nothing wrong with wearing the same clothes—namely, underwear—for too many days in a row. Not washing clothes as often saves water and thus the environment, he argues. And if the tighty-whities pass the sniff test—and there's no brown streaks—he thinks it's totally acceptable to wear them another day (or two, or three).

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Another Episode of Facebook Live: Thai Man Murders Child, Kills Himself


Facebook Live has given many people an opportunity to capture great moments as they unfold. However, some people have taken it to the extreme by filming atrocious acts. Such was the case with a man in Phuket who filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live.

The report was released by Thai police on Tuesday Apr 25th, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast horrible crimes.

The friends of the man alerted the police officers on the southern resort island, they then rushed to an abandoned hotel near the international airport on Monday afternoon.

Lieutenant Jullaus Suvannin pointed out that upon his arrival, the suspects had already died when. Reports from Police revealed that they believed the man had previously argued with the mother of the 11-month-old girl.

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Arkansas: Kenneth Williams Dies Tonight


It's going time for Kenneth Williams tomorrow. Williams was laughing at the jury members when they sentenced him to life in prison for torturing and killing a university cheerleader. Then he killed a prison guard and was sentenced to death.

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BREAKING: Trump climbs down on China, North Korea. No military action threatened


>After weeks of threats of unilateral military action, joint statement by US Secretary of State Tillerson and US Defense Mattis appears to call that option off.

Following weeks of threats and bombast, with wild talk of the US fleet closing in on North Korea, of the US taking ‘unilateral action’ to stop North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes, and after the entire US Senate was called for a briefing in the White House – which in the event produced precisely nothing and which lasted all of 14 minutes – the US today after the briefing announced a policy of more of the same: of trying to stop the North Korean nuclear weapons programme through “sanctions and diplomatic pressure”.

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Yoko Ono Confirms Sex Affair With Hillary Clinton


Reporters were shocked after Yoko Ono responded to a question concerning the presidential run of Hillary Clinton and the possibility that she could become the first woman President of the United States in American history.

Yoko Ono is an artist and widow of John Lennon. She is currently in Los Angeles to present a collection of cups and saucers she is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art.

Ono totally took reporters by surprise by admitting she had not only met the former First Lady at various times during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 1970s but also knew her intimately.

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United Airlines Faces Questions Over Death of Giant Rabbit

Less than three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight at the Chicago airport, the carrier found itself facing another public relations fiasco on Wednesday after a three-foot-long rabbit died on a flight from Britain.

The continental giant rabbit, Simon, which was bound for O’Hare, had a veterinary checkup three hours before takeoff from Heathrow Airport near London and was “fit as a fiddle,” his breeder said. The animal was traveling to a buyer in the United States.

Continental giants are an ancient breed, descended, appropriately enough, from Flemish giants. They are known to be gentle, friendly and intelligent, as rabbits go. An enthusiasts’ website says the giant makes “a fantastic house rabbit” but that “cables, wires, shoes, papers and anything important” should be kept out of its way, as it will chew them to bits.

Simon’s death remained a mystery on Wednesday. “Something very strange has happened, and I want to know what,” the breeder, Annette Edwards, told the British tabloid The Sun.

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United Airlines Passenger Is Dragged From an Overbooked Flight APRIL 10, 2017

A United Airlines spokesman said the company had been “saddened” by the news and was investigating the matter.

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New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn


>New human rights laws are required to protect sensitive information in a person’s mind from 'unauthorised collection, storage, use or even deletion'

“Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind,” wrote the playwright John Milton in 1634.

But, nearly 400 years later, technological advances in machines that can read our thoughts mean the privacy of our brain is under threat.

Now two biomedical ethicists are calling for the creation of new human rights laws to ensure people are protected, including “the right to cognitive liberty” and “the right to mental integrity”.

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Deadly diesel particles from toxic air penetrate the heart


Scientists have proved that deadly particles of pollution can get into the bloodstream by asking volunteers to breathe in microscopic specks of gold.

Research has shown that particles a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair can pass through the lungs. It was demonstrated for the first time that they gather in the most vulnerable areas of blood vessels.

Experts said that the study provided the “missing link” between airborne nanoparticles, often generated by vehicle emissions, and the increase in levels of poor heart health as pollution levels rise.

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Red Bull Right-Wing News Network Begins in Germany


Signs of the times? Could it be an indication that there is a greater need now, more than ever, to challenge mainstream media, and those who can afford it will do so? Red Bull founder and Austria's richest man Dietrich Mateschitz is reportedly launching a new right-wing, German language media outlet that observers say could be comparable to Breitbart News.

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Bill Cosby's daughter Evin says her father 'loves and respects women'

Bill Cosby's youngest child, Evin Cosby, has spoken out in support of her father, saying he has been unfairly judged by those who believe he's guilty of sexual misconduct.

Cosby has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from an alleged encounter with accuser Andrea Constand in 2004. He has pleaded not guilty.

In a statement obtained by ABC News and printed in full below, Evin Cosby defended her father as a barrier-breaking comedian who worked hard to provide for his family.

"I am his fourth daughter. He raised me to go to college, start my own business, and be my own woman. He is helping me raise my children and teach them family values. I know that my father loves me, loves my sisters and my mother," she said. "He loves and respects women. He is not abusive, violent or a rapist."

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American Airlines Flight Attendant Whacks A Mother With A Stroller


The airline industry seems to have deteriorated at such a rapid rate. The number of incidents that are being reported is just alarming. A footage has emerged showing an American Airlines employee challenging a passenger to a fight after allegedly hitting a woman with a stroller on a domestic flight.

The shocking footage was filmed before Flight 591 departed from San Francisco on Friday afternoon. It shows the airline staff member goading a passenger as he proves him to engage in a fight.

The video was uploaded by passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who explained he started filming after the flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on the flight, hitting her and just missing the baby.

Adyanthaya pointed out that the mother and her kids were escorted involuntarily off the flight and then the flight attendant was let back on. The attendant then tried to fight other passengers. Unfortunately, the mom asked for an apology and the AA official declined.

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Actual Photo: Cassini Spacecraft Journey To It's Death - Captures Never Before Seen Of Planet Saturn


The Cassini spacecraft is headed to its death in Saturn's atmosphere.Like every man who dates me, he sees some incredible things on his way out.

First, Cassini will do some groundbreaking work that it has been doing for the last decade it has spent flying around the planet. We're talking about the satellite here.

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'Immortal' Psychic Succumbs To Mortality When He Accidentally Stabs Himself To Death


A psychic medium died after his once solid and 'successful' performance of stabbing himself in the heart to prove his immortality has gone horrifically wrong. Theprit Palee, 25, was just performing a traditional dance in front of watchers yesterday afternoon as he is used to in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. The dance is part of the folk ritual which is believed to honor the spirits of ancestors. Palee would impress spectators in previous shows by appearing superhuman when the blade he would use to 'stab' himself broke as it was pressed against his chest.

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Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series


The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series:

Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on defense?

"Everyone knows he's a good defender. Tonight, he got his offensive game going," Chicago's Dwyane Wade said after Bradley scored 24 points to lead Boston to a 108-97 victory and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

"You expect him to do what he does defensively, but we gave up 24 points to him tonight. He hurt us offensively tonight more than anything."

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Senators Introduce Bill To Help Prevent Another United Flight Fiasco

A pair of Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation that aims to prevent incidents like the one that occurred in Chicago, where a passenger was violently removed from a United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat for an airline employee.

A viral video of 69-year-old David Dao kicking and screaming as he was dragged off an overbooked flight by police set off a national firestorm earlier this month. Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines, eventually apologized for the incident, but the ensuing public relations nightmare appears to have cost him ― he will no longer become chairman of the company, as had been planned.

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Kim prepares for war

Kim Jong-Un's army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday.

Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created.

Kim saluted the military as he watched the exercises on Tuesday, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces and included submarine torpedo-attacks.

Just one day later, South Korea conducted joint military live-fire drills with the US at Seungjin fire training field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea.

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Can we stop pretending Bill Nye is a science guy already?


Don’t get your dinner from a gas station, don’t throw smoke bombs intended for your opponents into the wind, and don’t get your scientific information from a celebrity in a lab coat. Especially one who only has a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

These are pretty basic things people should know not to do, but the last one is something many will ignore when it comes to the case of psuedo-scientist Bill Nye.

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United Airlines in fresh PR nightmare after rabbit set to be world’s biggest dies on UK flight


nited Airlines is battling another PR nightmare after a rabbit destined to be the world’s biggest reportedly died on a flight from Britain to the US.

The airline, which recently triggered a worldwide backlash after a passenger was forcibly removed from one of its flights, could now face legal action after the death of a valuable rabbit in the cargo section of a Boeing 767 from Heathrow to Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport.

Measuring three-feet, Simon was expected to outgrow his father Darius, whose length of 4ft 4in made him the world's biggest bunny.

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Antifa Plans May 1 Riot in NYC


Because "it is Trump’s hometown and business headquarters," antifa group IGD is organizing a riot in New York on May 1st. IGD stands for "It's Going Down." Here is where and when:

"Hoods4Justice" will be having a meet-and-greet at Grand Central Terminal at 9am.

At 12:30 pm, the "Brandworkers" will be hosting the 6th Annual Immigrant Worker Justice Tour in Washington Square Park. Looks like you might need to pack a lunch along with your rioting gear.

At 3:30 pm, the "Anti-Fascist Bloc March" will be taking place in Union Square.

And at 7 pm, the "Noise Demo" will commence in Columbus Park.

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Venezuela says it's renouncing membership in OAS


The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

6:25 p.m.

Venezuela's government says it will begin withdrawing from the Organization of American States, in reaction to growing international pressure on the socialist-run South American nation.

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez says President Nicolas Maduro will send a letter Thursday to the Washington-based OAS renouncing its membership in the hemispheric body.

The decision had been expected. It came a short while after envoys to the OAS approved a resolution convening a special meeting of regional foreign ministers to discuss Venezuela's crisis.

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Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes


Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France's blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant threatened with closure.

Chaotic scenes followed as Macron, a pro-European Union centrist, sought to wrestle back the initiative by making his own, impromptu stop at the Whirlpool clothes-dryer plant in Amiens, spending over an hour in Le Pen's wake trying to reason with angry employees who asked why the former finance minister hadn't come there earlier.

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Congress, Supreme Court to lose VIP parking perk at Reagan National Airport


Members of Congress and Supreme Court justices are set to lose a major perk at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this summer.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will begin blocking members of Congress, Supreme Court justices and international diplomats from using 89 VIP parking spaces near the airport's terminal, in June. The parking spaces need to be used by construction crews working on the airport's expansion to handle an increasing number of passengers.

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Getting Raped is Expensive


American women who have been raped or sexually assaulted face the double burden of dealing with the emotional pain of the traumatic experience and the financial weight of the costs for medical treatment. The expenses do not come cheap, too. A new study reveals that abused women pay almost $1,000 in medical bills after reporting the crime to authorities.

The Violence Against Women Act passed in 2005 had provisions to ensure that survivors of assault could not be charged for medical examinations, at times called the rape kits, regardless whether the sexual assault is reported to the police or not. Unfortunately for survivors, the legislation was not able to cover treatment for related medical issues they may need.

The study published in the American Journal of Public Health also reveals that insurance providers paid over $9 million for rape and sexual assault related medical services in 2013.

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China demands South Korea remove THAAD defense system

China demanded Seoul remove the U.S. missile defense system THAAD on Wednesday, after the U.S. military moved missiles and road-mobile launchers to a designated site in central South Korea overnight.

Beijing's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang condemned THAAD deployment during a regular press briefing and said the move "destroys the regional strategic balance and further prompts tensions on the Korean peninsula," South Korean television network SBS reported.

THAAD undermines the national security interests of China, the spokesman said.

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White House readies order to quit NAFTA: administration official

The White House is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday.

It was unclear whether the order would be enacted by President Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull out from NAFTA - a U.S., Mexico and Canada trade pact - if he cannot win better terms for America.

But the action under consideration could signal heightened prospects that one of the world's biggest trading blocs could unravel in an economically damaging dispute.

The possible executive order, first reported by Politico, sent stocks and currencies falling in Mexico and Canada. Investors were rethinking their assumptions that Trump would back away from some of the drastic actions on trade that he had promised during the presidential campaign.

"It is a clear indication that they (in the White House) are wanting changes but we will have to see what emerges," said Paul Ferley, assistant chief economist at Royal Bank of Canada.

Trump has long accused Mexico of destroying U.S. jobs and recently ramped up his criticism of Canada, saying last week that Ottawa's protection of its dairy industry was "unfair."

Trump this week ordered 20 percent tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, setting a tense tone as the three countries prepared to renegotiate the 23-year-old trade pact.

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'Bachelor' star Chris Soules tells 911 operator car crash victim isn't breathing in dramatic call

The dramatic 911 call made by "Bachelor" star Chris Soules after he was involved in a fatal car accident Monday evening has been released by authorities.

In the call, the former reality star sounds frantic and eager to get the victim of the crash help.

"I rear-ended a guy in a tractor," Soules, 35, says, trying to describe the two vehicles' location on a rural highway in Iowa.

Soules was arrested Monday for allegedly fleeing the scene of the crash. He is accused of not immediately stopping his vehicle at the scene and failing to return and remain at the scene of the crash, according to a police report.

Soules has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatality motor vehicle accident, a felony in Iowa. He is currently free on a $10,000 bond and was uninjured in the accident. A preliminary hearing is set for May 2.

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'Holocaust Cabaret' in Kiev Provokes Jewish Rage


A controversial theater sign that says " A Holocaust Cabaret" announcing a new play to be staged in a Kiev theater has triggered quite a storm of criticism from the local Jewish community and social media users for being insensitive.

The new play is based on Canadian Jonathan Garfinkel's " The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret". The play focuses on the story of John Demjanjuk, the bloodthirsty Nazi extermination camp Treblinka guard, who was brought to trial in Jerusalem in 1987.

The play caused negative buzz even before its first night of staging after Ukraine's chief rabbi brought the provocative "Holocaust Cabaret" sign to the public's attention.

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Texas Democrats are going on a hunger strike for refugees


Following Texas’ proposed anti-sanctuary city bill, state Democrats and open border activists are now initiating a hunger strike.

On Sunday, Democrat representative Victoria Neave said she had eaten her last meal until after Wednesday when the Texas House members debate the bill. She and other supporters will be using #FastAgainstSB4 to promote the cause.

On Twitter, Neave tweeted followers to “wear black when you head to ATX on Wed. to #FillTheGallery.”

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U.S. deploys F-35 stealth fighters to Estonia for NATO drills


Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance’s drills as the aircraft saw their first operational deployment in continental Europe.

The planes with stealth technology to avoid detection by radar landed at the Amari air base from a base in Britain.

Air Marshal Stuart Evans of NATO’s Allied Air Command said the F-35s will be “the fundamentals” in the military alliance’s capabilities to defend the air sovereignty of its members.

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Which is it? Breitbart Says Trump Rocked Berlin. Politico Says She was Booed and Hissed at


Ivanka Trump made her first trip abroad as a representative of America. The first daughter made her way to Berlin on Tuesday morning. The event was expected to be a highbrow international summit to discuss women's entrepreneurship, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Unfortunately, the first daughter was put on the spot due to her father's attitudes towards women. People booed and hissed as they grilled by the moderator about what, exactly, her role is in President Donald Trump’s administration. WirtschaftsWoche editor-in-chief Miriam Meckel pointed out that the German audience is not familiar with the concept of a first daughter. Miriam Meckel also enquired on what her role was and who she is serving.

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Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting $1800 Drone Down That Was Hovering Over His Sunbathing Daughter


When this Kentucky man realized a drone was hovering above his daughter while she sun bathed in the backyard he made what seems to be a perfectly rational decision… He shot it down.

Now this homeowner is in deep trouble for it.

“My daughter comes in and says, ‘Dad, there’s a drone out here flying,’ ” William H. Merideth, 47, told a local Fox News affiliate reported Tuesday. The Bullitt County father shot at the drone, which crashed in a field near his yard Sunday night.

The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend’s house, the station reported.

“I went and got my shotgun and I said, ‘I’m not going to do anything unless it’s directly over my property,’ ” Mr. Merideth said, noting that the drone briefly disappeared when his daughter waved it off. “Within a minute or so, here it came. It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky. I didn’t shoot across the road, I didn’t shoot across my neighbor’s fences, I shot directly into the air.”

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Brazilian Thugs Unleashes A $40 Million Robbery In Paraguay


Brazilian bandits unleashed a heist worth an estimated $40 million in Ciudad del Este border town on Monday morning hours. Reports indicate that the group of armed men was armed using grenades, machine guns, and explosives. The heinous crime claimed the life of one policeman and another one who was injured. Three civilians were also wounded in the attack on the Prosegur cash-storage facility.

Brazilian bandits unleashed a heist worth an estimated $40 million in Ciudad del Este border town on Monday morning hours. Reports indicate that the group of armed men were armed using grenades, machine guns and explosives. The heinous crime claimed the life of one policeman and another one who was injured. Three civilians were also wounded in the attack on the Prosegur cash-storage facility.

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Google’s Project Owl Made To Censor Alt-News/Real News|Labeled “Fake News”


This upsets me for many reasons. Firstly, I am an alternate media outlet, I do this to do my part in saving mother earth. Secondly, this completely ruins the awakening! These robots ONLY use products from big bank companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc.

How do we counteract this? Well, we can always protest. They can’t stop us on the streets, at least not yet. Next, DONT USE GOOGLE. Simply switch search engines. I personally use DuckDuckGo, which is a great search engine. Should DuckDuckGo ever turn rouge (I have no reason to suspect that) I will create a post providing a new trustworthy search engine.

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Language Experts Befuddled by Trump Talk


It is clear that the Trump administration is working hard and looking very determined to fulfill campaign promises. But since the executive department is not working by its lonesome but also needs the cooperation of Congress, and at times also had to contend with opposition from the courts, some campaign promises may have been reshaped. Deadlines have to be understandably reset.

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Turkey Bombs U.S.-Supported Kurds in Syria – at Least 18 Killed


Early Tuesday morning, a wave of Turkish airstrikes reportedly struck a headquarters building used by the Kurdish YPG militia in northeastern Syria. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 YPG fighters and media officials were killed in the attack.

Turkey also conducted airstrikes in the Sinjar region of Iraq, ostensibly aimed at the militant Kurdish separatists of the PKK. However, Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq – another key U.S. military ally against the Islamic State – also said the Turks hit their positions, killing five of their troops.

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Real Footage: Jilted Thai Man Hangs Baby, Kills Self On Facebook Live


Facebook Live has given many people an opportunity to capture great moments as they unfold. However… you guessed … another sicko killed someone live on Facebook. But, we are happy to report he also killed himself.

This time it happened in Phuket, a resort island in Southern Thailand. Friends of this guy called the police after watching the man execute his his daughter on the live stream. She was 11 months old. And then, thankfully, he blew his own brains out.

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Ivanka praises President Trump’s belief in women


Ivanka Trump defended her father as a “tremendous champion” of families before a sceptical audience at a women’s event in Berlin yesterday.

Ms Trump, 35, often referred to as the “first daughter”, extolled President Trump’s advocacy for paid maternity leave and claimed that his thousands of female employees were testament to his belief in the potential of women.

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Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against Trump Administration


Before he was even elected, President Trump made it clear that he would start restricting federal money to so-called sanctuary cities. The cities responded by pouring millions into legal defense funds for illegal alien criminals. So anyone could guess that Trump would go through with his plans.

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Palantir will shell out $1.7 million to resolve discrimination claims


Big data start-up Palantir will pay nearly $1.7 million to settle claims that the company discriminated against Asian job applicants, federal regulators said Tuesday.

Palantir will pay back wages and other monetary relief, including the value of stock options, to affected applicants of certain engineering jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Palo Alto company also must extend job offers to eight eligible Asian job candidates who were rejected in 2010 and 2011.

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Twin earthquakes in Nepal made it easier for traffickers to sell women into slavery


‘>Many girls are being trafficked to Malaysia, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and even China, where they are being sold off into potentially lifelong servitude for $10,000 to $13,000’

Sluggish reconstruction and the slow pace of economic recovery since deadly twin quakes two years ago have left millions in Nepal still roofless and jobless, making many of them easy targets for traffickers, anti-trafficking groups in Nepal say.

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Artificial womb for extremely premature babies works with sheep


An artificial womb filled with clear liquid, successfully tested on pre-natal lambs, could help extremely premature babies avoid death or lifelong disability, researchers reported Tuesday.

Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.

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What is the "Lynch Agenda?"


The Hillary Clinton private email scandal and the FBI investigations just refuse to die. The New York Times gave a long report about the matter over the weekend with a deeper focus on crucial factors that affected Comey's decision-making during the homestretch of the presidential campaign last year.

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Breitbart News Denied Permanent Capitol Hill Press Credentials


The Senate Press Gallery's Standing Committee of Correspondents chose to deny permanent Hill credentials to Breitbart News on Tuesday morning.

Breitbart has been using temporary press credentials for over two years as it has attempted to meet the press gallery's requirements. The committee has repeatedly extended its temporary passes after deciding Breitbart has not met those requirements, and more recently for not providing adequate evidence of severing its ties with former executive chairman and current White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

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Booed in Berlin for praising father, Ivanka Trump says she's fine-tuning her role


Ivanka Trump was booed in Berlin on Tuesday when she described her father Donald as a “tremendous champion of supporting families” and said she was still fine-tuning her role as first daughter and informal White House adviser.

Trump, 35, who is seen as an increasingly important influence on her father, told a women’s summit organised by the Group of 20 major economies in the German capital that she wanted to use her influence to help empower women.

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Isis fighters killed by wild boar as they hid waiting in ambush


A herd of wild boar mauled three Islamic State militants to death and injured five others in Iraq while the extremists were setting up an ambush, locals claimed.

The men were said to have taken cover in a bed of reeds near fields in the Hamrin mountains, about 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk. They were planning an attack on tribesmen who had formed anti-Isis brigades and had fled to the mountains when the jihadists seized the nearby town of Hawija in mid-2014.

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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain


Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find.

But Cuba's hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and government stores are full of frozen American chicken and U.S.-made candy. So far, Cuba is weathering the storm as Venezuela's economy craters and protesters fill its streets to denounce Cuba's greatest socialist ally.

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Measles Outbreak in Minnesota’s Somali Community


A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country.

Measles now joins active tuberculosis as a public health problem within Minnesota’s Somali community.

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As predicted, the media hasn’t had much interest in the black Muslim who killed white people in Fresno, CA last week. Sure, if he was a white guy who killed black people that would be a story, but this just goes against everything the liberal news is trying to push. It’s too bad too because this is a pretty terrifying story. Speaking from jail, killer Kori Muhammad explained that he gunned down white people because he was trying to make white supremacy die.

Muhammad spoke to a reporter from KSEE by phone over the weekend. He said that everything started when a security guard was arguing with him and a female friend.

“The security guard was arguing with her, being very disrespectful, so I shot him,” said Muhammad.

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Soldiers of Odin Clean Antifa Mess


One member of the Soldiers of Odin was not identified by his name in the report but openly faced the cameras, welcomed all the questions and answered in a clear, simple, straightforward and well-spoken manner. When asked what is his reaction to those who believe antifas who demonize their group as "fascists, Nazis, and White Supremacists", he answered that unfortunately those people are just misinformed. He said that people who think the worst of their group " believe fake news media". He said the uncritical members of the public who easily side or believe the antifas also "believe media labels". He reminded that Canada's mainstream media glorify antifas because they are on the same page as liberals, same as with how things stand in the U.S. He said that if people do their research, they would know, but they just prefer to believe media. He said some people are just too lazy.

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Sources close to the Clinton family say that Slick Willy, 40th President of the United States and perpetual cheater, will be lucky to make it through the end of the week. The Clinton family, including extended relatives and members of the Rodham clan, have been filing into Little Rock all week where Bill is reportedly bedridden at the residence attached to his presidential library.

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“This is the Smoking Gun” New Evidence Finally Shows State Complicity in Armenian Genocide


Turkey has failed to recognize the Armenian Genocide, which began in 1915 as World War I raged across Europe, for over a century but now new evidence has come to light which may prove beyond doubt the slaughter took place.

Taner Akcam, a Turkish historian at Clark University in Massachusetts claims to have uncovered and deciphered an original Ottoman government telegram from 1915 which, he argues, proves state complicity in the genocide.

“Until recently, the smoking gun was missing,” Akcam said, as cited by The New York Times. “This is the smoking gun.”

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Trump wants corporate tax rate cut to 15 percent, even if it swells the national debt


President Donald Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.

The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, according to White House officials who said they were not authorized to speak publicly about the plan. The rate reduction - which independent budget experts say could cost the federal government $2.4 trillion over a decade - is larger than what House Republicans had proposed in their own plan.

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Migrant crime in Germany rises by 50 per cent, new figures show


The crime rate among migrants in Germany rose by more than 50 per cent last year, according to new figures that have raised concerns the populist far-Right may seize on the issue in the run-up to September’s elections.

The number of suspected crimes by refugees, asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants rose to 174,438 in 2016 — an increase of 52.7 per cent, according to the interior ministry.

“This is not something to gloss over,” Thomas de Maiziere, the interior minister, said as he presented the figures. “Those who commit serious offences here forfeit their right to stay here.”

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Chrome tests 'copyless paste' tool that uses machine learning to save you time


Google's incoming Android O software could include a new feature that makes copy and pasting a lot easier.

The firm is said to be testing a so-called 'copyless paste' feature on its Chrome app for Android that lets users paste copy between apps with a single tap.

It will be a faster alternative to the current method of tapping a word or phrase and waiting for it to be highlighted, moving the cursors into place and pressing 'copy'.

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11yo has both legs amputated following savage beating at Islamic school in Malaysia


A young boy has had both his legs amputated after allegedly being beaten a number of times with a water hose by an assistant warden at a private religious school in Malaysia. Doctors are now battling to save the boy's right arm from the same fate.

The boy's mother, Felda Wani Ahmad, claimed that her 11-year-old-son, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffi, was beaten numerous times by a warden at the Islamic ‘Tahfiz’ boarding school he attended during separate incidents in March, according to The Straits Times.

Ahmad said the abuse was highlighted when her son begged her to remove him from the school as he could not take the punishment any longer.

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Israel Indicts Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers


Israel indicted an 18-year-old American-Israeli Jew on Monday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States that stoked fears of a rising wave of anti-Semitism.

Israel's Justice Ministry said the accused was charged at a district court in Tel Aviv for thousands of cases of extortion, publishing false information that caused panic, computer offenses and money laundering.

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Border rancher: Illegal crossings down 90% since Trump became president


Arizona ranchers John Ladd and Fred Davis invited House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to see the southern border from their property, but she never responded.

But they responded this morning to Pelosi’s recent claim that the border wall is “immoral, expensive, unwise.”

Appearing on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, Ladd said border crossings by illegal aliens have decreased 90% to 95% since Donald Trump took office.

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France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite


Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a "very big surprise" when ballots are cast May 7 in France's final round to choose a new leader — and it will be her.

Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist candidate who is her rival in the upcoming vote, sparred in successive television appearances, tossing insults as each launched a political offensive to win new voters before the balloting in less than two weeks.

Macron placed first in the first-round of the election, followed by Le Pen, and he is viewed as the favorite. Nine other candidates were eliminated.

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Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS


Venezuela's government is threatening to withdraw from the Organization of American States over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to meddle in its affairs by taking sides in political unrest that has worsened in recent weeks.

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez tells state TV that she has been instructed by President Nicolas Maduro to initiate Venezuela's withdrawal from the Washington-based OAS if the region's foreign ministers hold a meeting on the crisis without his government's backing.

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Trump to meet Australian prime minister aboard aircraft carrier


President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will sit down in New York City next week for their first in-person meeting since the two unexpectedly butt heads during a phone call in January.

Trump and Turnbull will be in Manhattan May 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II's Battle of the Coral Sea, in which the U.S. joined Australian forces to fight Japan in the Pacific.

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Senate confirms Rosenstein as deputy attorney general


Rod Rosenstein was confirmed as the second-ranking official at the Justice Department on Tuesday, giving him the reins of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal last month.

The Senate backed the veteran federal prosecutor as the nation’s deputy attorney general with a 94-6 vote. The chief complaint among the small group of Democrats who opposed Rosenstein was his reluctance to promise to appoint an independent prosecutor to lead the Russia probe.

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Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law


President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

The congressmen also raised new questions about fees Flynn received as part of $530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a businessman tied to Turkey's government.

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New Orleans Removes Confederate Statues - Erasing History


New Orleans started removing the first of four prominent confederate monuments early Monday when it was still dark. New Orleans just became the latest Southern city to do away with symbols viewed by some as a representation of racism and white supremacy.

Fox News reported that truckers started arriving around 1:25 a.m. to begin removing the Liberty Monument, a symbol which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans. The workers reportedly started early to avoid potential disruption from supporters who want the monuments to remain where they are, as they are, and to mean what they meant to them. Officials claimed that some supporters even issued death threats. Workers who were inspecting the statue prior to the demolition job could be seen wearing flak jackets and helmets. Police officers were in a comfortable distance at top of the parking garage of a nearby hotel.

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NH treats overdoses as crime scenes, targets drug dealers


Dakota Kilburn was just 23-years-old when a dose of heroin claimed his life. The young father was found unresponsive in his parent's Manchester, Vermont home on November 18th, 2015.

His heartbroken parents remember a young man filled with potential until addiction took hold.

"He said 'till you do it you'll never understand. It gets you, it holds onto you and all you ever do is want it,’" said Daniel Kilburn, Dakota's father.

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Alex Jones Outs Chobani Yogurt, Chobani Fights Back with Lawsuit


The right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his website, Inforwars.com were caught by surprise after Chobani filed a lawsuit against them. This was after a video was published earlier in April that strongly suggested a link between the yogurt maker's practice of hiring refugees with a local Idaho sexual assault case.

The video by Infowars reports David Knight and Lee Ann Mcadoo is somewhat vague in linking the sexual assault case with Chobani's hiring practices. The headline on the Infowars video on media was: Chobani Covers for Globalist's Refugee Import Program After Child Rape Case.

However, Chobani pointed out that the sexual assault case is not linked to the company's workforce and that Infowars and Jones had published false statements, including the false accusations that Chobani was caught importing migrant rapists and that Chobani's plant has brought crime and tuberculosis to the Twin Falls community.

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Failure To Maintain Eye Contact = Racism: Oxford University


Oxford University has unleashed the latest guidance which contains perplexing provisions that advocate for eye contact amongst students. Those not doing so may be accused racism.

Oxford’s University’s Equality and Diversity Unit has insinuated that students who don’t speak directly to people could be deemed as racial microaggression which can lead to ill mental health. Students were also told to desist from asking people where they are originally from.

Fortunately, the Oxford University's Equality and Diversity Unit understands the fact that some people who engage in such things may be entirely well-meaning, and would be horrified to realize that they had caused offense.

The University also emphasized that if words or actions of an individual suggest that they intend to fulfill a negative stereotype, the consequence may be of a different nature.

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Flynn’s Turkish lobbying linked to Russia


The Turkish man who gave Mike Flynn a $600,000 lobbying deal just before President Donald Trump picked him to be national security adviser has business ties to Russia, including a 2009 aviation financing deal negotiated with Vladimir Putin, according to court records.

The man, Ekim Alptekin, has in recent years helped to coordinate Turkish lobbying in Washington with Dmitri “David” Zaikin, a Soviet-born former executive in Russian energy and mining companies who also has had dealings with Putin’s government, according to three people with direct knowledge of the activities.

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Liberals: No Le Pen, No Marcon - Let's Burn Paris!


"Anti-fascist" protesters ran a muck in Paris throwing bottles and fireworks and setting cars on fire. Police arrest 29 of them. Six police officers and several demonstrators were injured in the mayhem.

Police detained 29 people.

Business owners assessed the significant damage that was done. While this type of violence is nothing new in Paris, this particular reason seemed a bit childish.

Far-left presidential candidates suffered a tremendous blow - their performance in the first round of the election was shockingly poor.

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Google COMPLETELY IGNORES Easter, Yet Dedicates a Countdown Page to the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan


Once again, the leftist controlled company known as Google shows its true colors and anti-Christian ideology, today they decided to COMPLETELY ignore the day of Christ's resurrection, also known as Easter.

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Wikipedia Founder Puts Up Wikitribune Site To Fight 'Fake News'


Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has a new ambitious project and objective. He is launching a new online publication which will target to fight fake news by partnering professional journalists with an army of volunteer community contributors. Wales will be calling his latest venture as Wikitribune.

Wales said that Wikitribune will be paying reporters from money raised from a crowdsourcing campaign.The new site aims to cover general issues, including U.S. and UK politics, even specialist science and technology. Wales said that those who will donate money to the site will be considered as supporters, who will earn the right to have a say which subjects and story threads the site will focus on. Wales is also planning for the community of readers to fact-check and subedit published articles.

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Historic Churches Close Down Due To Lack Of Parishioners


The diminishing population in Venice means that many churches are struggling to attract enough followers to stay open. Venice's churches are renowned for their extensive treasure trove of religious art and artifacts; however, the churches are closing down because of declining congregations.

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Pentagon To Protect Electric Grid From Cyber-Attack Or Atmospheric Nuclear Blast


Warnings that North Korea and Iran have plans to take out parts of the U.S. electric grid through a cyber-attack or atmospheric nuclear blast has Department of Defence worried. In response, the Pentagon is taking steps to protect both the nation's communications and power lifeline.

BAE Systems have been charged with the responsibility of mapping a system that can detect a cyber-attack by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The system will also gin up an alternative communications network for military and civilian use if the grid is fried.

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McDonald's brand new uniform unimpressed customers; made savage joke McDonald's has revealed its new


McDonald's has revealed its new staff uniforms and not everyone is not excited with the new gray-on-gray design.

It was a big departure from McDonald's classic red and yellow attire. Waraire Boswell who used to work at McDonald's designed the new uniform. Boswell says he wanted to create a uniform that employees would not mind wearing outside of work.

Imagine the feeling of putting on a brand new outfit and feel being the finest of them all and then someone tells you, it does not look so great.

People on social media are not seeing the vision and went crazy over the weekend.

Self-confidence level of McDonald's staff in the USA should have been so all time low because of being mercilessly mocked by people on social media.

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Last state seeks end to exemption for undercover cops to have sex with prostitutes


Police in Michigan would no longer be allowed to have sex with prostitutes as part of their professional duties if a bill making its way through the state legislature becomes law.

Michigan is the only state that allows police officers to buy sex as part of their investigation.

Sen. Judy Emmons, a Republican, introduced Senate Bill 275, which would “amend the Michigan Penal Code to remove the immunity from prosecution of a law enforcement officer for various prostitution-related offenses if the officer engaged in sexual penetration while in the course of his or her duties.”

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Ivanka Trump Faces Cynical Audience at the W20 Summit in Berlin


The recent inclusion of the first daughter on a panel of world leaders is a great indicator that Angela Merkel has adopted a diplomatic approach with the U.S. president. During her visit to the White House, the German Chancellor identified the first daughter as she back-channels to President Donald Trump.

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Muslim who brandished guns at Christian conference charged for terrorist threats


Last week, a Muslim man by the name Ehab Jaber showed up at the Christian Worldview Weekend conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jaber reportedly was holding a Koran, and began interrupting the proceedings by shouting foul language. He was also wearing a shirt that read “I’m American, I’m a Muslim, I open carry, I conceal carry, and I’m dangerous only if you’re stupid.”

After Jaber was escorted out by a retired police officer who was working security for the event, self-described Saudi Arabian went to his car and took to Facebook live, where he proceeded to vent his frustrations. It was during this video that he began flashing rifles and pistols to the camera, saying “be scared,” and “be f***ing terrified.”

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Marissa Mayer will make $186 Million on Yahoo’s Sale to Verizon


Shareholders of Yahoo will vote on June 8 to decide whether to sell the company’s internet business to Verizon Communication for $4.48 billion. A vote for a yes would end the unsuccessful five-year effort to restore the internet pioneer to greatness.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive was considered to be the worst CEO in modern tech company history.

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Russia conducts multiple bomber missions near Alaska, Canada: Pentagon


Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble U.S. and Canadian jets, officials said Monday.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in international air space on three occasions — twice near the Aleutian Islands and once near mainland Alaska and Canada.

The bomber missions occurred April 17, 18 and 20, and on two occasions NORAD launched fighters to conduct “safe and professional” intercepts.

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Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary


South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

The exercise took place as a U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea and envoys from the United States, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo to discuss the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles program.

Though experts thought a nuclear test or ballistic missile launch might happen, the morning came and went without either.

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Illinois Democrats aim high with minimum wage proposals


Amid a national push by unions and worker advocates for a $15 minimum wage, Illinois Democrats hope to pass an ambitious hike during the spring legislative session, despite a warning from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that he opposes an increase of any kind.

The proposal would lift the state's minimum wage from its current $8.25 to $15 over the next five years, a more accelerated leap than previous adjustments in Illinois. It also would constitute a larger jump than increases toward $15 approved last year in New York and California, where the rates had been $9 and $10, respectively.

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Pence thanks US military members during stop in Hawaii


Vice President Mike Pence ended his trip to Asia on Monday with a thanks to U.S. service members based in Hawaii and promises of robust military spending under President Donald Trump.

Pence sat with troops for lunch at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii and noted the president's push for increased military spending at a time when the U.S. faces threats in the Asia-Pacific posed by North Korea.

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NY Times Again Asserts Phony Trend of Hate Crimes in Trump’s America


After a series of phony “hate crimes” supposedly inspired by Donald Trump’s election, the liberal media obsession with uncovering an epidemic of anti-immigrant violence in Trump’s America has died down somewhat. But on Monday, Geeta Anand reported from Mumbai that the coverage of alleged racial and ethnic attacks in the United States has had an effect – though of course Anand blamed Trump, not her media colleagues: “For Indians, America Under Trump Is a Land of Vanished Opportunity.” The text box: “In what was once a promised land, ‘they might just think that we’re terrorists.’”

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Japanese anti-virus firm says Russia-linked hackers targeted campaign of France’s Macron


Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding a little more detail to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.

The campaign’s digital chief, Mounir Mahjoubi, confirmed the attempted intrusions in a telephone interview late Monday but said they had all been thwarted.

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Strong M6.9 quake shakes central Chile but no damage seen; no tsunami alert


A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off central Chile’s coast Monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage and authorities ruled out the possibility of tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered in the Pacific about 22 miles (35 km) west of the port city of Valparaiso and hit around 6:40 p.m. Buildings swayed in Santiago, the capital 70 miles (115 km) miles to the east. The USGS revised the quake’s magnitude down from an initial reading of 7.1.

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Uber Spied on iPhone Users and Tim Cook is Not Happy


A new allegation against Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claims that Uber tracked iPhone users on a consistent basis and hide it from Apple.

Allegedly, Uber used persistent digital fingerprinting on Apple devices in 2014 and 2015. It allowed the Uber application to track iPhones even after the software was uninstalled or the device was wiped entirely.

An Uber spokesperson told Business Insider they absolutely do not track individual users or their location if they've deleted the app.

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Operation Gotham Shield - Massive Terror Attack Drill To Be Conducted In Washington D.C.


On the same day, the entire Senate will be briefed by Donald Trump and his four-top defense and military officials on the situation in North Korea at the White House.

The 26th of April will also be when the USS Carl Vinson will be expected to finally arrive off the coast of the Korean Penninsula.

The regional association released a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments saying that law enforcement officials and other first responders will participate in a full-scale exercise on April 26 designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region.

The statement also pointed out that emergency managers who work together at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) planned the exercise to help protect residents by preparing for an attack involving multiple target locations and teams of perpetrators.

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95 criminal illegal immigrants nabbed in Southeast Texas


Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 95 illegal immigrants with criminal records in Southeast Texas as part of a four-day operation that ended April 21, the agency said Monday.

Fifty-seven were in Harris County, which includes all of Houston. Montgomery County, just north of Houston, had the second-highest number of arrests with 13. The other illegal immigrants were taken into custody from Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda and Wharton counties. Eight women and 87 men were among those picked up.

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Suspected voter fraud in Grand Prairie fits same pattern as West Dallas


About three dozen voters in Grand Prairie reported that someone fraudulently used their names to request mail-in ballots, mirroring a pattern of recent complaints in West Dallas, the county's elections head said Monday.

A suspicious man has shown up in both places offering elderly residents "assistance" with their mail-in ballots, raising the possibility that he could tamper with the ballots, said Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole.

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Defendant in Oakland college massacre ruled fit to stand trial


The man accused of shooting and killing seven people at a small vocational college in Oakland in 2012 has been ruled competent to stand trial.

The determination comes five years after One Goh, 48, allegedly gunned down students and a receptionist at Oikos University. He confessed after his arrest that he was the gunman, authorities said, explaining he was upset that he couldn’t get back the tuition he paid to take nursing courses there.

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What the Trump administration can do in Venezuela to hasten Maduro's demise


As a popular uprising in Venezuela enters its second week, opposition leaders, regional diplomats, United States policymakers, and the country's deeply-divided security forces can help rescue the country from the doomed regime of Nicolás Maduro.

Maduro is weaker than ever. One reason is that unrest has spread to the poorest neighborhoods that were once the stronghold of Hugo Chávez. The most ferocious street fights have been in poor areas, where well-armed pro-regime militants, called "colectivos," used hit-and-run tactics to terrorize the population. After uniformed police and guardsmen fired tear gas and rubber bullets indiscriminately, in numerous cases demonstrators have overwhelmed security forces and chased them through the streets. Opposition leaders may have convened these demonstrations, but they are hardly in a position to control desperate people with little to lose.

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American Airlines continues to investigate confrontation between passenger and flight attendant


Passenger who was booted off flight and put on another flight in first class has hired the same lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight.

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FBI releases suspect photo, details on French Quarter bank robbery


A man sporting a black Van Halen T-shirt, a black ball cap and a black backpack is suspected of robbing a French Quarter bank Monday afternoon (April 24), according to the FBI New Orleans Division.

At about 3 p.m., the suspected robber walked into a Whitney Bank branch, presented the teller a note announcing that he had a weapon and demanded money, the FBI said. The bank branch sits at 430 Chartres St.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled the bank, according to the FBI.

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France Election: Le Pen Strongest With Women And Young Voters


An election-day survey conducted by Opinion Way revealed that Le Pen earned the support of 23.9 percent of female voters, besting Emmanuel Macron who earned the nod of 21.3 percent of female voters.

Le Pen turned out to be the favorite of young voters, too, as she outperformed the other candidates in this category's support. Opinion Way found that Le Pen won 25.7 percent of voters aged 18-34, while Jean-Luc Melenchon and Macron won 24.6 percent and 21.6 percent of the said demographic respectively.

Independent centrist candidate Macron edged out Le Pen in the overall votes earned with 23.8 percent to Le Pen's 21.4 percent. The two would face off in the winner take all second round of voting on May 7.

The Opinion Way's poll was done online on April 23 with a .5-1 point margin of uncertainty.

Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as leader of the National Front to fully devote her time and focus on her presidential bid as she faces Macron in the runoff and final round of the French presidential election two weeks from now. Le Pen said she would focus on the campaign, in a move seen as embracing a wider range of voters ahead of the face off with Macron.

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Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government


Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.

Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas to express their anger with the increasingly embattled administration of President Nicolas Maduro. They turned the road into a kind of public plaza, with protesters settling in for picnics, reading books and reclining under umbrellas they brought to protect against the blazing Caribbean sun.

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Trump willing to delay border wall push


President Donald Trump signaled Monday he would be comfortable delaying a fight over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border until September, possibly averting a government shutdown looming around his 100th day in office.

Speaking to conservative news outlets during a reception at the White House, Trump did not give up on his plan to get Congress to fund the wall, a key promise of his 2016 campaign. But he said he would accept a delay of that fight until the fall, conservative reporters who were present said on Twitter.

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Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments as he cancels Obama environmental legacy


President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican’s assault on Democratic President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.

The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and upend public lands protections put in place in Utah, Maine and other states. The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands of historic or scientific value to be “national monuments” and restrict how the lands can be used.

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France’s Tragedy


Once again, the French will avoid reform. As had been predicted in the polls, the second round of this year’s presidential election will pit the self-professed “centrist,” Emmanuel Macron, against the nationalist “populist,” Marine Le Pen. The newly minted Republican party, which had at one point seemed a shoe-in but whose candidate succumbed to scandal, will be nowhere to be seen. Neither will the once-vivacious parti socialiste, the now-terminal parti communiste, or even the Greens. Instead, French voters will be asked to choose between Macron, a partyless cipher whose main political achievement hitherto has been to serve under the most unpopular president in modern French history, and Le Pen, the savvy daughter of the fascist gadfly, Jean-Marie. Neither choice is a suitable one.

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Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government


Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.

Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas to express their anger with the increasingly embattled administration of President Nicolas Maduro. They turned the road into a kind of public plaza, with protesters settling in for picnics, reading books and reclining under umbrellas they brought to protect against the blazing Caribbean sun.

In the provinces, protests turned deadly. The public prosecutor announced that 54-year-old Renzo Rodriguez was killed by a gunshot to the chest Monday at a protest in the plains state of Barinas. In the mountain town of Merida, state worker Jesus Sulbaran was fatally shot in the neck at a pro-government rally. In addition, five people were injured at the Merida protest, Venezuela ombudsman Tarek William Saab said.

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Woman Critically Injured in Corona Hit-and-Run Crash: Police


>A woman was critically injured and is now on life support after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Corona last week, officials said Monday.

The crash occurred about 4:45 p.m. April 21 at the intersection of West 6th Street and Vicentia Avenue, the Corona Police Department said in a news release.

Video shows that a black Mercedes Benz SUV turned north onto Vicentia Avenue and hit Dora Bran, 44, of Riverside, who was in the crosswalk at the time.

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Police want public’s help identifying woman’s remains found near North Bend


A hiker found a woman’s skeletal remains in some woods near North Bend in November and detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying her, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman’s remains were discovered off Interstate 90 on Nov. 25, Sgt. Cindi West said in a Monday news release. Death investigators with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the woman’s body was left at the site two to three years before her remains were found, the release says.

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Boy allegedly assaults another boy at Boys & Girls Club


boy was arrested at the South Boston Boys & Girls Club Saturday afternoon after he allegedly sexually assaulted another boy, officials said.

The boy, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, said Boston police officer Stephen McNulty. The department is investigating the incident as a sexual assault.

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Trump executive order to create agriculture 'task force'


President Trump will establish a task force on Tuesday to examine regulations and laws that hold back American farmers, the White House said Monday evening.

Trump is set to sign an executive order Tuesday that will sunset the White House Rural Council and establish the task force in its stead, said Ray Starling, special assistant to the president for agriculture.

The task force will conduct an 180-day review of whether current U.S. policy "unnecessarily hinders economic growth in the agriculture sector," Starling said.

"It is the number one driver in most of these rural communities," Starling said of the agricultural sector.

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Ex-reality TV star arrested in Phoenix for car theft, drugs


A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession.

Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference.

Harris was on Discovery channel's "Deadliest Catch" series.

According to court documents, Harris traveled from Washington state to Arizona with a female companion and was staying at a Phoenix hotel.

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Inmate Died After 7 Days Without Water in Milwaukee Jail, Prosecutors Say


A Milwaukee inmate died after he was deprived of water for seven days of solitary confinement in April 2016, prosecutors said on Monday.

Terrill Thomas, 38, died of dehydration on his eighth day in a solitary confinement cell at Milwaukee County Jail, according to prosecutors as they opened an inquest into his death on Monday. The prosecutors said the inmate had an untreated mental illness and he did not ask for water when officers turned off his supply, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Federal immigration officers arrested 95 foreign nationals and others throughout southeast Texas during a five-day enforcement action, which ended Friday.

The operation began April 17 and Houston ERO officers made arrests in the following Texas counties: Brazoria (7), Ft. Bend (2), Galveston (4), Harris (59), Liberty (3), Matagorda (4), Montgomery (13), and Wharton (3).

Of those arrested, 87 were men and eight were women.

All the foreign nationals targeted during this enforcement action had prior criminal convictions, according to ICE and ERO officers.

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Drunken Duo Pretend to be Baggage, Thwart Security at Newcastle Airport


Two drunken men went to Newcastle airport for a late-night snack and decided to go through check-in counter. The two crawled under the counter where luggage is normally sent air-side and along the baggage chute.

Then they followed the black rubber conveyor belt behind the check-in desk. Initially, the conveyor belt would have taken them under the passport hall initially and around the ground floor which is beneath the security checks area and duty-free first floor.

The two got as far as the departure area where cafes, restaurants and shops are located which is just beyond the passport control and ticket checks. When the duo reached reaching beyond passport control, they were stopped and detained by security personnel.

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San Jose man shot after charging officer with a knife arrested on suspicion of attempted murder


Khanh Tran, who was shot and wounded after reportedly charging at an officer with a knife, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.

Police were called to Lewis and Senter roads around 12:35 p.m. Friday after reports of a man with a knife threatening people and then stabbing himself.

The first officer to arrive at the scene was confronted by the man, who ignored commands to drop the knife and charged at the officer, according to police. The officer discharged his firearm, hitting the suspect at least once.

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Convicted thief arrested in murder of Fort Lauderdale grandfather


Larry Bostic went to prison in 1997 for eight years on, among other charges, four counts of robbery without a gun. Bostic went back to prison for seven and a half years in 2007 for grand theft and attempted robbery without a gun.

It’s 2017, and Bostic’s behind bars again. This time, possibly for longer — he’s charged with premeditated murder in the death of Fort Lauderdale father and grandfather Ferris Finley, Sr.

Finley’s GMC pickup truck was found around 3 a.m. April 11 with Finley dead inside as it sat in the 2700 block of Northwest Eighth Street of unincorporated Broward County.

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Do Some Feminist Professors Even Know What the Word 'Rape' Means?


Last week Inside Higher Ed published an essay from an anonymous feminist professor that truly has to be read to be believed. In it, she describes being triggered into literal hysterics by a male student’s essay (at one point saying that she screamed at her computer screen, “Zero! You get a f**king zero!) This student, who allegedly rather bluntly questioned the existence of “rape culture,” caused her to compare the student to the man she claimed raped her many years ago. Here are her exact words:

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Australian Senator Is Calling For A Total Ban On Muslim Immigration, Mosques And Burkas


Pauline Hanson, leader of the One Nation party, used her maiden speech in the Australian Senate to claim Islam has a “hyper-masculine culture” that is incompatible with Australian society, and that migrants who had already arrived and not “assimilated” should “go back from where you came from.”

“If it would be of any help, I’ll take you to the airport and wave you goodbye with sincere best wishes,” she added.

In a speech that provoked Green senators to walk out, Ms Hanson also claimed there was no way of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” Muslims.

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Missouri senator moving out of room he rented from lobbyist


A Missouri senator said Monday that he's moving out of a room in Jefferson City that he rents from a lobbyist following questions from a co-worker about the ethics of doing so.

After telling colleagues on the Senate floor that he's staying at a hotel as he searches for a new place in the city, Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf criticized GOP Gov. Eric Greitens' ethics. He said Greitens has accepted political donations from companies that could benefit from policies he supports.

"Governor, don't ignore the log in your eye when you see the speck in mine," said Schaaf, who's from St. Joseph. "I'm removing the speck."

On Thursday, Republican Sen. Caleb Rowden of Columbia questioned Schaaf on the Senate floor about renting from Richard McIntosh, lobbyist for the trucking technology company Drivewyze, while sponsoring a bill that could allow more businesses like Drivewyze to offer truck weigh station bypass services in the state.

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Woman found shot execution-style in Oregon was from Russia


A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her death, authorities said Monday.

The identity of Anna Alekseyevna Repkina, 27, was released on Monday, a week after her body was found on a remote logging road near Alsea, a Benton County town about 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of Portland.

Benton County Undersheriff Gregory Ridler said he did not know Repkina's hometown in Russia.

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Verizon launches near-gigabit speed Fios, rivaling Google Fiber


When it comes to your Internet at home, you can never have enough bandwidth. Verizon gets that, and on Monday said it was ready to roll out near-gigabit speeds to more than 8 million potential customers in eight East Coast markets. .

The move turns up the heat on Verizon's competitors in the fast-changing broadband market. Rivals Comcast, Google Fiber and AT&T are also pushing hard on their own gigabit-per-second networks. The rival build-outs are generally good news for consumers.

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Hungry Bears Seen Wandering In Glendale, Los Angeles


Police said that both sightings took place on Saturday around Country Club and Greenmont drives and in the 3200 block of Beaudry Terrace. Those are connecting streets near the Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve and west of the Oakmont Country Club.

Bears are known to wander into populated areas when they get hungry and normal, natural sources of food are not available in their area.

Police officials have prepared a list of tips on its website for residents to avoid attracting unwanted bear guests in their homes. The site warns that California happens to have a large population of Black Bears. Their typical diet would consist of berries, plants, nuts, roots, honeycombs, bees, insects, fish, small mammals, and carrion. But bears can get used to humans and when given the opportunity, can cause property damage.

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Aaron Hernandez Remembered at Private Funeral in His Hometown, Suicide Notes Turned Over to Family


Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was remembered by his family, friends and former teammates at a private funeral service in his hometown of Bristol, Conn., on Monday afternoon.

As his loved ones prepared to mourn him, the three suicide notes Hernandez left behind in his jail cell were turned over to his family, ABC News reports.

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4 activists arrested after lighting joints in front of U.S. Capitol


Ricardo Harvin addressed a small crowd of fellow marijuana activists Monday in front of the Capitol, calling on the federal government to remove marijuana from the nation's list of most dangerous drugs and recognize that it is legal in the nation's capital.

Preparing for a showdown with law enforcement, the D.C. resident then spoke to more than 20 U.S. Capitol Police officers who surrounded the gaggle of activists and reporters.

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James O’Keefe Thrown Out of Movie Premiere — About James O’Keefe


A conservative political activist and investigative journalist caused a stir Sunday night at the world premiere of ACORN and the Firestorm at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The documentary explores how the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a group of more than 400,000 left-leaning members, became a major player in the 2008 presidential election that resulted in Barack Obama’s victory and was subsequently taken down by the strategic efforts of conservatives, including exposé videos from a then-budding media entity spearheaded by Andrew Breitbart. The group also was aided by conservative activists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, who posed as a pimp and prostitute in an effort to expose ACORN’s business practices using a hidden camera.

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Two more charged in first US female genital mutilation case


Two more people have been charged in connection with the female genital mutilation (FGM) of two seven-year-olds in the first ever federal case in the US.

The defendants are part of a religious and cultural community called Dawoodi Bohra, an Islamic sect based in India, which is alleged to practise FGM.

The procedure has been condemned by the United Nations and is banned in the US.

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Video Shows Four-Year-Old Girl Falling From Back Of Moving Bus


A dramatic episode was captured by a dashcam showing a girl tumbling from the back of a moving bus. The unfortunate incident saw the four-year-old girl falling out of the vehicle as it drove along a busy road in Harrison, Arkansas. The girl had several injuries after the unfortunate incident.

The dangers that come with falling from off a moving car are made worse by the likelihood of being run over by cars that might be behind. This is especially when the incident unfolds on a busy road.

That was the case with the four-year-old girl. However, she was lucky enough because Ryan Ciamponi, a volunteer firefighter, was traveling behind the bus when the accident took place. Ciamponi can be seen in the footage running to the girl as she lay on the ground helplessly.

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Porn Production Stopped in US Due to HIV Case


The leading trade body of the American porn industry has called for a stop in adult film production until one of its actors is cleared of HIV.

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is calling for "a precautionary production hold after a possible positive test for HIV by an adult performer included in the list of performers in their database.

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Democrats New Sh*t Talk Just Mere Political Strategy To Mimic Trump's Success?


Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez's speeches of late have been peppered quite generously with swearing. In a speech over the weekend in Las Vegas and with children on stage just right behind him, Perez without hesitation told the audience that: " Trump doesn't give a shit about health care." It was not the first time Perez talked that way. Earlier this year he also said in Portland, Maine: " They call it a skinny budget, I call it a shitty budget."

Perez's counterpart in the Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel criticized Obama's former labor secretary in an interview with Fox News. McDaniel said that Democrats should be denouncing Perez's behavior during the weekend. She said that "to say that Republicans don't give a blank about people, that should not be the rhetoric that the head of the Democrat party should be using".

Even Democrats' traditional "allies" over CNN do not seem to appreciate Perez's new penchant for cursing. Host John King slammed Perez on the channel. He said that Perez's swearing is unnecessary. King said that he thinks Perez could have done it with manners. He added that passion's good, but those manners are also good.

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U.S. Senate Confirms Trump's Agriculture Secretary


Despite concerns from some Midwestern senators who claimed that Perdue was not from a major agricultural production state, the nomination had passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with only one vote in opposition.

Perdue was nominated by Trump back in January. However, confirmation of his progress was slow, the media reports suggested that fixing his various business messes caused delays in the ethics filings.

Perdue did not file his disclosure forms until mid-March.

The declining farm economy needs the trade for it to revive itself. This comes as incomes have been falling with lower grain prices. The farm incomes in 2016 were expected to have hit their lowest levels since 2009.

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Another One Down: Arkansas Executes Second


Update: In 1995, Jack Jones raped and killed Mary Philips and then tried to kill her 11-year-old daughter. He was also convicted of another rape and killing in Florida. He was sentenced to death by a jury of his peers. And now he's dead.

Two condemned Arkansas inmates who are set to be executed tonight in the country's first double executions since 2000 have just been administered their last meals.

Inmate Jack Jones had three pieces of fried chicken, potato logs with tartar sauce, a chocolate milkshake with Butterfingers pieces, beef jerky bites and fruit punch. He is set to go by lethal injection at 7p.m. tonight.

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Violating Probation? Antifa Member Arrested For Plotting Acid Attacks at Inauguration Spotted at DC


Antifa member, Paul ‘Luke’ Kuhn who was busted by Project Veritas undercover journalists plotting Butyric acid attacks to disrupt Trump’s inauguration party and subsequently arrested was spotted today at a DC protest

Rebel Media’s Jack Posobiec was live on the scene in D.C. reporting at a protest when he was assaulted by Antifa. The Antifa supporter who physically assaulted Posobiec was immediately arrested. After reviewing the footage, Antifa member, Luke Kuhn was immediately recognized.

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The Sinister Group Behind Anti-Trump Riots Exposed


A pro-free-speech rally at the University of California, Berkeley, took a different turn after radical far-leftists started attacking the peacefully assembled crowd. The event, which took place on the 15th of April, descended into a ferocious and chaotic event.

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Entire Senate Called to White House for N. Korea Briefing


The upcoming briefing was confirmed by the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. All the 100 senators will be expected to attend. The 100 Senators will be updated by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

The occurrence is very rare as the entire Senate barely gets invited to such a briefing. The White House Press Secretary clarified that while the event will take place on the White House campus, it is technically a Senate briefing and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the one who organized it.

Reuters first reported the briefing, it was later confirmed after President Trump earlier spoke to the leaders of both China and Japan. President Donald Trump addressed Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the phone

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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party.

The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Ms Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations.

Opinion polls suggest Mr Macron is firm favorite for the second round but Ms Le Pen said: "We can win, we will win."

The French term she used signaled that the move to step aside would be temporary.

She told France 2 that France was approaching a "decisive moment".

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Robot CEOs Could Be Running Businesses 30 Years From Now, Says Billionaire Jack Ma


15 years ago, he gave hundreds of speeches talking about technology and its impact on businesses but he was still not widely known then, so his insights and warnings were mostly left ignored. But today, when billionaire Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma talks, the world listens. And this time he's again warning about the future- that 30 years from now, employees could be reporting to their CEOs who are robots, and one of those robot CEOs may even be chosen to grace the cover of Time magazine.

Jack Ma said in a speech at a China Entrepreneur event on Monday that society could experience decades of pain due to the new technologies and internet disruption to different areas of the economy. As such, the billionaire called on governments to bring in education reform and prepare and outline how humans must learn to work with machines.

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Landmark Case: Italian Court Rules Cell Phone Use Causes Cancer


For the first time ever, a judge in Italy has ruled that brain cancer is a result of excessive use of a cellular phone. Roberto Romeo, 57, worked for 15 years in a telecommunications company, Telecom Italia said he constantly using his mobile phone for a work-related purpose caused him to develop a tumor in his brain.

After a medical examiner determined Romeo’s brain cancer damaged 23 percent of his bodily function. Romeo was awarded by an Italian court in Iverea a state-funded pension of about $535 a month. The pension will be paid out to Romeo by national insurance company INAIL covering workplace accident claims. This was released to the public on Thursday following the verdict.

During the trial, Romeo said for 15 years, he was forced to use his cellular phone every day for about three to four hours

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Opiod Use Soars Among Middle Aged and Elderly


The epidemic of opioid abuse sweeping the U.S. might seem like a distant phenomenon to the average middle-aged patient who is getting a joint replacement, visiting an emergency room or seeking help with persistent pain from a primary-care physician.

But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans age 45 to 64 accounted for about 44% of deaths from overdoses in 2013 and 2014. And the proportion of adults 50 and older seeking treatment for opioid addiction has increased dramatically in recent decades.

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5 Border Horrors Establishment Media Mostly Ignore


The brutality that comes from the open border between the U.S. and Mexico is often unreported or never brought up again after an initial report by news outlets in both countries — Mexican journalists often lose their lives for such reporting; U.S. journalists simply avoid such reports for political reasons. Even in the cases where establishment media have covered the horrors, they do not include the previous reports in current news or discussions about border issues. Let’s look at five egregious examples.

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ISIS commanders and civil servants abandon Raqqa, the ‘capital’ of the so-called Islamic State


ISIS has occupied the Syrian city of Raqqa since 2013 and since then, the city has functioned as the self-proclaimed capital of the so-called Islamic State.

Now though, according to unnamed US defence sources cited by Fox News, Raqqa is rapidly being abandoned by not only ISIS commanders but also by ISIS ‘civil servants’.

According to Fox’s sources, ISIS is moving much of its regional operations into the Deir ez-Zor Governorate which has seen extremely tense fighting for the last year.

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Jewish group says Pope shouldn't compare refugee centres to 'concentration camps'


Pope Francis has been criticised after he compared a refugee centre to "concentration camps." The pontiff had been visiting Rome Basilica where he met with migrants on Saturday 22 April.

He spoke about his visit to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year when he encountered a Muslim refugee from the Middle East who told him how "terrorists came to our country".

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A slippery slope: Uproar in Uganda over mass lube purchase 'for homosexuals'


The health minister said the government did not approve the importation of nearly 1 million bottles of lube.Ugandan Health Minister Sarah Opendi has hit out at the National Disease Control Programme over the purchase of 964,000 tubes of lube in the belief the product is for gay people.

According to the local Daily Monitor newspaper, the purchase was made using money from the Global Fund.

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RT banned from Macron events. Is a national ban next?


Despite asking for full press accreditation in April, the Macron campaign did not give RT what is a standard press credential to cover major campaign events. According to RT, Emmanuel Macron’s campaign didn’t give an actual reason for denying RT’s journalists and crew passes. They instead, repeatedly statedBecause RT never got the passes, RT’s journalists and crew had to cover the Macron victory rally from outside the hall. None of the other candidates denied RT access to their events, including Marine Le Pen who will now face Macron in the second round of elections in two weeks.

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4 dead, 6 wounded in shootings over seven hours Sunday


Four men were fatally shot and at least six other people were wounded during a seven-hour period Sunday, according to Chicago police.

In the most recent fatal attack, a 19-year-old man was shot while he was a passenger in a vehicle about 7:15 p.m. in the 800 block of North Sacramento Boulevard in the West Side's Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.

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French mayor threatens to quit after town votes for Le Pen


Daniel Delomez, the mayor of the town of Annezin in northern France, reacted angrily when it became clear that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen had secured a victory in his town during Sunday's presidential election.

Delomez called the result a "disaster" while speaking with a journalist from the local newspaper L'Avenir de l'Artois‏. "It's possible that I will resign because I don't want to devote my life to assholes," the mayor was quoted as saying.

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Saudi Arabia Elected to UN Women’s Rights Commission


Saudi Arabia, which is internationally known as a violator of women’s rights, has been elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The election of the Persian Gulf nation to the UN women’s rights commission was first flagged by UN Watch, a nongovernmental body that monitors the United Nations. The Commission on the Status of Women’s main mission is to assess the challenges to reaching gender inequality, according to the UN website.

The organization’s executive director slammed the election, which occurred in a secret vote during the UN’s Economic and Social Council.

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Citizens’ Assembly backs abortion rights in wide range of circumstances


Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances.

A majority of the 92 members voted to allow for abortion in all 13 circumstances considered by the body at its final meeting on Sunday.

The lowest level of support was for the proposal to have no restrictions on the reasons for allowing abortion yet this still attracted approval from almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of a valid poll of 87 members of the assembly.

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WikiLeaks releases top-secret CIA documents as US considers charges against Julian Assange


WikiLeaks has leaked what it calls a 31-page user manual for a device allegedly used by the CIA to spy on people from their televisions and smartphones.

The device, code named “Weeping Angel”, hit the headlines last month when WikiLeaks claimed the CIA had built the software to exploit vulnerabilities in Samsung products which would allow them to turn any phone or smart TV into a listening device. The group described the software as something out of George Orwell’s 1984.

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Giant Waterfall in Antarctica Worries Scientists


Scientists poring over military and satellite imagery have mapped the unimaginable: a network of rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and even a waterfall, flowing over the ice shelf of a continent with an annual mean temperature of more than -50C.

In 1909 Ernest Shackleton and his fellow explorers on their way to the magnetic South Pole found that they had to cross and recross flowing streams and lakes on the Nansen Ice Shelf.

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NEWSLebanese Army Just Killed An ISIS ‘Prince’ And Arrested Another 10 Terrorists!




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The Lebanese Army killed a Daesh (ISIS) emir (or prince) and arrested another 10 terrorists during a stealth operation in Arsal, Lebanon according to the Daily Star.

The Lebanese Army confirmed the operation which killed Hasan al-Mallees, a Syrian Daesh emir who had taken part in the 2014 clashes with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.

The army also ID’ed the ten “dangerous terrorists” as Syrians Syrians Fawzi al-Sahli, Alaaeddine Al-Halabi, Ahmad Miman, Abdullah Hesian and Mohammad al-Sahli.

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Bill Nye Makes A False Claim About The US Constitution — Again Photo of Michael Bastasch


Bill Nye the “Science Guy” tried to claim the Constitution supported the concerns of thousands of scientists and environmental activists who took to the streets on Earth Day to protest the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to federal agencies.

“If you suppress science, if you pretend climate change isn’t a real problem, you will fall behind other countries that do invest in science, that do invest in basic research,” Nye told CNN Saturday as the “March for Science” took place.

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NYC Police Union Chief Slams De Blasio And NYPD Leadership: AG Sessions Is Right


Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for lashing out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a Friday Justice Department statement relating to the city’s non-compliance with federal immigration law and crime.

Mullins said in a statement issued Friday that “Sessions is absolutely correct to hold New York and other jurisdictions accountable for their so-called ‘sanctuary policies.’”

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Five Killed, 26 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Over The Weekend


At least 31 people were shot and five of those victims were killed in Chicago this weekend as of Sunday afternoon.

The shooting spree in the city continues unabated with 26 wounded so far and five killed, according to a report in the Chicago Sun Times.

This weekend’s shootings bring the city’s toll so far this year to 973 people shot and 168 fatalities.

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Trump on Earth Day: Protect environment 'without harming America's working families'


President Trump touted his administration's effort to keep America's air and water clean in a statement celebrating Earth Day on Saturday.

"We can and must protect our environment without harming America's working families," Trump said in a statement. "That is why my administration is reducing unnecessary burdens on American workers and American companies, while being mindful that our actions must also protect the environment."

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Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission


Saudi Arabia was elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The addition of the Gulf nation was first flagged by UN Watch, a nongovernmental body that monitors the United Nations. The Commission on the Status of Women’s main mission is to assess the challenges to reaching gender inequality, according to the U.N. website.

The organization’s executive director slammed the election, which occurred in a secret vote during the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council.

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Ex-Fox News reporter Alisyn Camerota: Roger Ailes sexually harassed me


Former Fox News reporter and anchor Alisyn Camerota spoke out for the first time Sunday about being sexually harassed by the network’s former chairman Roger Ailes.

Speaking with her CNN colleague Brian Stelter on his show, "Reliable Sources," Camerota said for the first time, “Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me.”

"Let me be clear, Roger Ailes was — could be charming. He could be quite charismatic. He could be uproariously funny,” Camerota explained. "He could also be a bit of a bully, and mean. And he also was often kind of grossly inappropriate with things that he would say, and I think that many of us experienced that.”

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Pence trims Asia trip to deal with domestic priorities


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has cut short the final leg of his Asia trip to race back to Washington, where the Trump administration faces a critical week on tax reform and a funding plan to keep the government running, an aide said on Sunday.

Pence, who has been traveling in Asia to reassure allies and partners about President Donald Trump's commitment to the region, had originally planned to spend two nights in Honoluluat the end of a trip that took him to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

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U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint


President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.Trump sent the carrier group for exercises in waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning, amid growing fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

Angered by the approach of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea said on Monday the deployment was "an extremely dangerous act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade.

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As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel


High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient structure amidst the turmoil.

The team is rebuilding the last remains of the fortified citadel in the Iraqi-Kurdish capital of Erbil, constructed on top of the world's longest continuously-occupied site according to UNESCO, parts of it up to 8,000-years-old.

While Islamic State sends out suicide bombers and snipers in Mosul to the east, the authorities in Erbil are already looking ahead to the day when they can pull in more visitors.

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Trump defends border wall: It would stop drugs and 'very bad' gang members


Under fire from Democrats ahead of a key budget battle this week, President Trump lashed out on Twitter that a border wall will help stop drugs and gang members from getting into the U.S.

The tweet on Sunday comes as Democrats appear to be digging in their heels against providing funding for the wall in a spending bill needed to fund the government, which runs out of money on April 28. Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday on "Meet the Press" that a wall is a "sign of weakness."

Trump responded on Twitter on Sunday that the wall is needed to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

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Byron York: Trump's 100 days: An executive success


During last year's campaign, Trump spoke frequently of all the things he would do almost immediately upon entering the Oval Office. He'd repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, destroy ISIS, build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, fix the nation's roads and bridges, take care of veterans, deport criminal illegal immigrants, and much, much more.

By the last weeks of the campaign, Trump actually dialed back some of his promises. On October 22, he traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to announce his "Contract with the American Voter," which formalized his pledges for the first 100 days.

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VA Director Fired Over Overprescription Scandal Seeks Health Care Executive Job


Former Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis, who was fired from the facility in the wake of the opioid over-prescription scandal, has been looking hard for a health care executive job over the last month.

In a series of posts made on his now-deleted LinkedIn profile, DeSanctis stated that he is “Looking for Healthcare Executive Management Opportunities,” two years after being unceremoniously fired from the Tomah VA from his position as facility director.

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Criminals who use Bitcoin targeted under proposed Florida law


Criminals who deal in bitcoins in Florida could soon be busted for money laundering.

Florida lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that will add “virtual currency” to the state’s money-laundering statute, a change hailed by law enforcement although frowned upon by some enthusiasts of bitcoins.

The proposed law was crafted after a Miami judge tossed a criminal case against a Miami Beach man accused of selling $1,500 worth of bitcoins he believed was to be used to buy stolen credit-card numbers online.

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Russia's protests were organised online - now the Kremlin will have social media in its sights


On 26 March 2017 anti-corruption protests were held in more than 80 cities across Russia; in two-thirds of locations protests were organised despite lack of authorisation from local authorities. In Moscow, at least 25,000 joined the protests, and in St Petersburg at least 20,000.

The protest in St Petersburg occurred on the Dvortsovaya Ploshchad (the Palace Square), outside the Winter Palace, reminiscent of the scenes of the Russian Revolution in 1917. In many of the regional cities protests attracted only 200-500 demonstrators, but in some regional centres, notably in Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk, they were up to 5,000 strong.

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Obama ‘Gently Waded’ Back into Politics: Spoke on Phone with Left-Leaning Presidential Candidate Mac


Former President Barack Obama gently waded back into international politics on Thursday, talking by phone with French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, Politico reported.Macron, who, like Obama, favors France’s remaining in the European Union, is in an almost neck-and-neck race with candidate Marine Le Pen ahead of the first round of French elections on Sunday.

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Anti-fascist demonstrators clash with police after first round of election results roll in


Anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with riot police as they took to the streets of central Paris and Nantes, western France on Sunday (23 April), after the results of the first round of France's presidential election rolled in.From frustration to disappointment, sadness and anger, many voters felt that a run-off between far-right Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron had come as a surprise, even if recent polls had predicted that exact result.

Final voting figures from the Interior Ministry on Monday (24 April) put Macron, of the En Marche movement, taking 23.75% of the vote, while Marine Le Pen, leader of the far right Front National, took 21.53%. Les Republicans leader Francois Fillon came third at 19.91%, followed by far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of La France insoumise with 19.64%.

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Umbilical Cord From Babies A Cure For Dementia


The discovery was made at Stanford University School of Medicine in the US. Researchers found that cord blood contains an important protein which vanishes as humans get older. The protein encourages neuroplasticity in the brain. This allows neurons to adapt and communicate more effectively.

After the human cord blood was injected into elderly mice they performed far better in learning and memory tests and even started nesting again, gathering up cotton wads to make beds, an instinctive behavior that is largely forgotten in old age.

The head of research at Alzheimer’s Society, Dr.James Pickett revealed that everyone experiences some decline in memory as they get older, adding that the possibility that this process can be reversed by an infusion of young blood sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but this is what the study is beginning to show.

Pickett pointed out that the study found that a factor in human umbilical cord blood can enter the brain and restore some of the processes that are essential for forming new memories. The scientist believes that the cord blood repairs the hippocampus.

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March for Science Rebrands Earth Day Social Justice


The Earth Day Network that owns the international rights to the annual hippie-fest — and celebration of Vladimir Lenin’s birth — artfully sought to rebrand its messaging by having protestors in 610 locations around the planet swap their tie-dyed shirts for the patina of scientific truth associated with white lab coats.

The festivities began in the wee hours of April 22 in New Zealand, then followed the sun to circumnavigate the globe. The event’s blog reported 50 celebrants showed up at Antarctic research stations, and 2 very intrepid souls showed up in minus-40 degree weather at the North Pole. Although it seemed that the media in many locations outnumbered the demonstrators, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. both produced about 5,000 marchers.

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Donald Trump boasts about getting higher TV ratings than 9/11 attacks


Trump also boasted about having the tallest building in Manhattan immediately after the attacks.

Donald Trump has boasted that his ratings are higher than those of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The president was speaking to the Associated Press about his first 100 days in office when he spoke about his former opponent Hillary Clinton and his vision for America.

When asked if he thought he had changed how people vote, Mr Trump pointed to his "very high ratings", claiming they increased by two or three times when he appeared on the Sunday morning shows.

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Man and woman, both in their 80s, found dead in apparent murder-suicide in West County


A man and woman in their 80s were found dead Sunday in an apparenty murder-suicide in a West County home.

Officers went to the home about 7:15 a.m. after receiving a call requesting that they check on the occupants, according to St. Louis County Police Sgt. Shawn McGuire. The home is in the 900 block of Parma Drive.

Officers forced entry into the home. Inside, they found a man, 83, and woman, 80, dead of gunshot wounds.

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O'Reilly Back On-Air Today!


After much speculation following revelation of alleged sexual harassment cases against O'Reilly, and also after his vacation, and the controversial advertisers' pullout from his show, Fox News finally announced a couple of days back that they are firing O' Reilly and ending more than 20-years of successful relationship with him, with the O' Reilly Factor dominating the ratings game for the last 15 years.

O' Reilly was vacationing in Italy, where he briefly met Pope Francis, when the announcement came. He reportedly will receive a payout of up to $25 million in his abrupt departure from Fox News. O' Reilly released a statement on Wednesday still praising his former network, but also shared that it was "tremendously disheartening" to be leaving "due to completely unfounded claims".

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Plastic bag pulled over girl's head during West Side attempted kidnapping


Authorities are looking for a man who pulled a plastic bag over a little girl’s head during an attempted kidnapping in Austin on Sunday afternoon.

The child was playing on the sidewalk near Jackson Boulevard and Lockwood Avenue when she fell off her bike about 3:35 p.m., police said.

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Two Ark. inmates facing death seek stay for poor health


Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation’s first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health.

Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams asked the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Sunday to grant them stays of execution.

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Three people are dead, including a 2-year-old, following a car accident Sunday afternoon in southwest Houston.

According to Houston police, a father, grandmother and child were killed after being struck by a truck on 288 at Bellfort Avenue.

The southbound lanes reopened just before 10 p.m.

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Pirates return to Somali waters, US officials say


Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday.

The attacks follow about a five-year respite for the region, where piracy had grown to crisis proportions during the 2010-2012 period, drawing the navies of the United States and other nations into a lengthy campaign against the pirates.

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Russia’s oil and gas industry booming BECAUSE of sanctions


Financial Times shows sanctions have triggered a technological boom and a successful restructuring within Russia's oil and gas industry

The sectoral sanctions the Western powers imposed on Russia in July 2014 because of the conflict in the Donbass continue to have paradoxical results.

The financial sanctions, which effectively prevented Russian companies from borrowing in Western financial markets, instead of causing the Russian economy to implode, have caused it to deleverage at an unprecedented rate, hugely strengthening Russia’s financial sector and the balance sheets of Russia’s companies, setting the scene for a coming investment boom.

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North Korea Arrests Another American - Ransom?


North Korean authorities detained him at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country Saturday. The reason for his detention is unclear.

Kim is a former professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China’s Jilin province, which borders North Korea. He was in North Korea for about a month to discuss relief activities.

Local report says Kim was questioned and then placed into custody as he was attempting to board an international flight from Pyongyang International Airport.

The State Department is aware of reports that a U.S. citizen was detained in North Korea. In the absence of a U.S. embassy in North Korea, American diplomats are working back channels through the Swedish Embassy to negotiate the citizen’s release.

Kim’s detention came a particularly difficult time as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang at an all time high.

North Korea is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. In response to rising tensions, U.S. has dispatched the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson toward the Korean peninsula which is expected to arrive later this week.

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Le Pen Going to Second Round



According to Belgian broadcaster RTBF, hard-line anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen will move on to the second round in France's presidential election.

She captured 21.7% of the vote, barely behind Emmanuel Macron.

The two established political parties have been eliminated for the first time in French electoral history.

The election is very similar to Trump vs. Clinton from the left's perspective. Most French liberals are not voting for centrist Macron because of his views, but rather voting against Le Pen.

Macron Supporter Minter Dial explained on France24, "We are not voting for someone we really believe in. And we're really not sure what his politics are."

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Girls Getting Raped, Boys Turning To Prostitution In Refugee Camps In Greece


Refugees are housed in camps in Greece to give them protection, but a four-year-old girl was raped there. She's unfortunately part of the growing epidemic of sexual exploitation and abuse in the country which houses 62,000 asylum seekers left stranded by the EU-Turkey and border closures across Europe.

A psychologist at the camp said that the mother of the four-year-old victim did everything to report the crime against her child. But aid workers and officials say victims more often have really nowhere to turn to, leaving victims trapped with their abusers. Many are afraid to go to police and authorities, who always lack interpreters and specialists.

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Trump's No-Bullshit AP Interview (with Transcript)


The Associated Press' Julie Price struck pay dirt in her weekend interview with President Trump. Without even asking a question, The President was asking his own and revealing some breaking news.

TRUMP: Did you see Aya? (Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker who had been detained in the country for nearly three years) …

AP: Can you tell me a little bit about how that came about?

TRUMP: No, just — you know, I asked the government to let her out. …

Before Price could get her head around what he just revealed, Trump continues on, "And not only she, it was a total of eight people."

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New York teens are too busy playing video games to have sex

Sure, New York City parents still worry about their teens having sex, drinking and smoking — but the kids are far more interested in smartphones and video games like Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto, a new survey has found.

Nearly half of city teens — 45.6 percent — spend at least three hours a day playing their computer or video games, according to the 2015 biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That’s up from 41.7 percent in 2013 and 28.1 percent in 2005. The city teen rate of game-playing is 4 points higher than the national average.

At the same time, more city teens are just saying no to sex, booze and tobacco.

The percentage of city high schoolers who have had sex fell from 31.2 percent in 2013 to 27.2 percent in 2015 — a record low since the CDC began surveying ninth- through 12th-graders in 1997.

The rate in the city is a significant 14 points lower than the national average of 41.2 percent.

Only 20.9 percent of city kids said they had drunk alcohol in the prior 30 days, down from 24.7 percent in 2013 and 41.8 percent in 2001.

The tobacco smoking rate also dropped from 8.2 percent in 2013 to 5.8 percent in 2015, a continuation of a downward trend.

But one in six New York City teens — 15.9 percent — are now using nicotine-laced vaporized products, such as e-cigarettes.

City health officials noted that given the ease of access to the internet and availability of mobile devices, it’s not surprising that teens are spending more time playing video games.

Officials are concerned that hours of sedentary game-playing comes at the expense of healthy exercise.

Meanwhile, city policies banning or discouraging smoking have helped drive down the teen smoking rate, officials said.

“The decline in tobacco smoking among city teens in recent years is significant and can be largely attributed to comprehensive tobacco-control measures implemented, such as restricting access and increasing prices of tobacco,” the Health Department said in a statement.



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"Frap From Hell" Gives Failing Starbucks Brief Taste Of Fleeting Success Before Failing Again!


You have to give it to Starbucks for its ' fighting' spirit to try to rebound from significant losses, never mind if it always fall flat on its face. At least it tried, so maybe A for effort?

Perhaps in the hopes of recovering from sales that have been going down especially in recent months due to its top executive's propensity to meddle his politics with the coffee shop company's business, and to insist on his liberal views, Starbucks has come out with what it thought was a good marketing ploy to bring back the customers and make its cash registers ring more frequently again. It introduced a new drink that's a sure "winner" as it appeals to the social media animal instincts of many people. Say "Instagramable" and chances are, netizens who are crazy to brag their lives on social media will lap it up.

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Hashtag #MarchAgainstSharia Trending on Twitter


There's another march being organized and supporters of it are having a Twitter party promoting the event. They promise to have a clearer and stronger goal than the confused and confusing so-called Women's March that coincided with President Donald Trump's inauguration in January. This time, the march, which proponents say have a firm purpose, is called #MarchAgainstSharia.

It is being scheduled to take place on June 10, and droves of Twitter users have committed to joining the march, and more importantly, supporting the firm purpose of the march. It is a march being called to take a strong stand against the many forms of real women's oppression and abuses in sharia, the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. #MarchAgainstSharia is specifically asking anyone who is against child brides, honor killings, FGM, gay persecution, other forms of women's abuses like wife-beating, genital mutilation, forced and arranged marriages, and many others, to join the big rally on June 10.

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Students Threaten to Sue Berkeley for Canceling Ann Coulter


Students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the University of California at Berkeley if it doesn’t find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.

The students claim that if Coulter is not allowed to give a speech on campus on April 27 she will file a lawsuit in federal court because the university is violating the students’ constitutional right to free speech.

Dhillon, a committeewoman to the Republican National Convention for California and former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party stated that it is a sad day indeed when the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, is morphing before people’s eyes into the cemetery of free speech on college campuses

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Google Pays $100 Million for Invasive Experiments in Predictive Medicine


Predictive medicine is a trend in healthcare that is growing exponentially. The greatest indication to date that this is bound to be the future of disease prevention and patient care is a massive new investment by tech behemoth and king of the algorithm, Google.

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North Korea Short On Gas; Could China Be Restricting Supply?


Their government is boasting about nuclear arms yet are its citizens running out of gas? North Korean car owners in Pyongyang are reportedly scrambling to get gas from stations amidst concerns of a spreading supply shortage.

One gasoline station in the state's capital had a sign on Friday that sales would be restricted to diplomats and vehicles used by international organizations only. Other stations were closed, while others were said to be refusing to sell gas to local residents. Lines in other open stations are reportedly getting longer while prices are rising significantly.

There's no official announcement or clarification yet to explain the sudden restrictions on gas supply. It is known, however, that North Korea relies heavily on China for its supply of fuel. Beijing is reportedly tightening its enforcement of international sanctions meant to force Pyongyang to abandon development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

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Clinton Assistant Found Dead?


8ch.net has just broken the news that Johnston Wilson McGill, Hillary Clinton's assistant,has been found dead.

McGill, 34, was pronounced dead by a private doctor after apparently suffering from a heart attack. He reportedly died on his couch at home. His death was reportedly attributed by the doctor to natural causes.

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Trump to Hold Pennsylvania Rally Instead of Attending Correspondent's Dinner


Next Saturday President Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office with a big rally in Pennsylvania next Saturday. Trump tweeted:" Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!"

Pennsylvania is special to the President. The swing-state delivered for him in the election, with large margins in hard-hit rural areas to give him the commonwealth's 20 electoral votes. Trump also chose to hold a victory rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania after winning the White House.

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Trump Visits Wounded U.S. Service Members


Members of the armed forces devote their lives to serve the United States. The great sacrifice comes at an astounding price that very few are willing to pay. It is therefore important for every sovereign citizen of the United States to show some respect and appreciation to the service members in the armed forces.

President Donald Trump understands the importance of showing support to the heroes of our nation. Mr. Trump visited wounded U.S. service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday. Trump’s visit was the first as president to the armed forces hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington.

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Cyber Attack May Have Caused Simultaneous Power Grid Failures In Major Cities


Multiple power outages hit the U.S. power grid which affected San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. The outage caused interruption of business, traffic and day-to-day life in San Francisco. Reports indicate that the San Francisco outage was the worst of the three major cities that experienced outages.

San Francisco officials reported that a fire at a substation was the cause of the outage. However, the power companies in the other regions did not elaborate on the cause. Commuters were left stranded and traffic backed up on Friday morning due to the series of subsequent power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.

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The Goldwater Talks About Climate Change and Crucifixion Livestream


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Live at the goldwater studio.

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Man Dies After Riding Big Thunder Mountain


Theme parks are supposed to be some of the happiest places on earth as one enduring slogan claims so. It is sad then when people out to have fun especially on rides in such recreational parks die.

Quarterly reports giving accounts of serious ride-related injuries and illnesses major theme parks are required to give the state reveal that a 54-year-old man died in February after riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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Boston Free Speech Rally: MaY 13th EDITION


The rally should be fun as some folks on 8chan jokingly intend to throw Antifa into Boston Harbor. However, reports suggest that it’s not a Trump rally though.

The organizers are looking into finding potential speakers. Some people are suggesting that Richard Spencer ought to attend so as to ensure Antifa presence, however, other ideas are also welcome.

Attendees are urged to bring with them the stickman basics at least. This is because Boston is saturated with Antifa and many expect violence to be there.

The main agenda or point behind the Boston rally is to show that there are Trump supporters in Boston. It’s obvious that Antifa will be around to start some chaos and that’s why people are encouraged to bring helmets, goggles, and respirators. However, stickmen will be there. Bring helmets and goggles, respirators. It should also be noted that one does not need to support Trump 100% to attend the rally.

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Exxon Mobil has reportedly applied for a waiver to work in Russia


File photo of Russian President, Vladimir Putin (R) and Rex Tillerson (L), Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil during a signing ceremony for an arctic oil exploration deal between Exxon Mobil and Rosneft on August, 30, 2011 in Sochi, Russia. Exxon seeking waiver of US/Russia sanctions -DJ

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Exxon Mobil, the company once ran by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is seeking a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The U.S. oil and gas corporation has applied to the Treasury Department to be exempt in a bid to resume its joint venture with the Russia oil giant PAO Rosneft in the Black Sea, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Facebook Accused Of child pornography


The UK Times has revealed that Facebook is at risk of a criminal prosecution in Britain for refusing to remove potentially illegal terrorist and child pornography content. The social media giant was informed of the content but it never addressed the issue.

Facebook failed to take down images and videos that were flagged and its moderators claimed that the posts did not breach the site’s community standards.

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Registered sex offender arrested at kids' music recital had no reason to be there


>Andrew M Seddon Jr, 37, is on the Maine Sex Offender Registry for life.

A registered sex offender was arrested at a high school music recital after it emerged he had no child relatives taking part in the performance or even attending the school.

Andrew M. Seddon Jr, 37, was placed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry for life after an unlawful sexual contact offence in 2005.

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Meet our New Surgeon General - She's One Incredible Nurse


The cleansing process for the Trump administration to let go of Obama holdovers in key government positions continues.

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy was asked on Friday by the Trump administration to resign. A pleasant replacement will take over in an acting role capacity- Murthy's former deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses in history to serve as surgeon general.

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Hen Hen, F*ck You! - Why 10/3 are Great Betting Odds for Le Pen


You saw that. Paddypower is offering 10/3 on Le Pen right now. I was always taught to bet on a rigged table, so you are sure to win over time. Most sensible people bet on sure things and Le Pen is not that. But most good gamblers look at the last bet they missed out on and calculate the odds.

Reason 1: The French love saying "Fuck You." Even to one another. One-third are "undecided." I am telling you now that one-third would lie if they were ever polled.

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Super-Earth’ Found 40 Light Years Away


Scientists have identified a planet which they say is a Super-Earth. They revealed that the planet is the best place to look for signs of life outside of the Solar System. The early indication reveal that it has an atmosphere and that it sits within the Goldilocks Zone where it is neither too hot nor too cold for liquid water to exist.

The planet is only 40 light years from Earth implying that it could be possible to send a signal. The lead author Jason Dittmann of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said that its the most exciting exoplanet he has seen in the past decade.

Dittmann revealed that the planet is the best target to perform one of the biggest quests in science – searching for evidence of life beyond Earth. The discovery was made by an international team of scientists who have been studying data from European Space Observatory’s High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher instrument. The instrument looks for regular changes in brightness of stars, which suggests a planet is passing by in orbit.

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France says it has proof Assad carried out chemical attack that killed 86


>Syrian president has said that allegations from the international community his forces deliberately poisoned civilians are '100 per cent fabrication'

The French foreign minister has said that France's intelligence services have evidence that the Syrian government carried out the alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel village earlier this month.

"There is an investigation underway… it's a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out these strikes," Jean-Marc Ayrault told LCP television on Wednesday.

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Church pensioner who offered schoolgirl BMW and his pension for sex jailed for 10 years


>'The devil had control of me' claims 71-year-old predatory Florida paedophile.

A 71-year-old church volunteer offered a 14-year-old girl his BMW car and money from his pension in exchange for sex in Florida.

Church greeter Timothy Taffe offered the girl alcohol, asked her to be his "secret friend" and even took photos of the girl at the church before he sent her lewd photographs of himself.

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One Down


On February 9, 1993, Lendell Lee sexually assaulted and murdered 26-year-old Debra Reese in her own home. She was struck approximately 36 times with a tire thumper, a tool used by truck drivers to check their tire pressure. Her husband was a truck driver and had given her the tire thumper as a means of protection while he was on the road.

Lee was convicted by a jury of his peers and sentenced to death.

Now he's dead.

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Le Pen Calls For French Borders To be Restored


Le Pen sent a statement from her campaign headquarters in Paris where she urged the government and judicial authorities to handle the case of all persons on the French territory who are known for "their adhesion to the enemy's ideology." She wants foreigners who are Islamic radicals to be thrown out of France and for French nationals identified with the same crime to face trial.

Earlier, Le Pen also called for " a clear head and a firm grip" following the Champs-Elysees gun attack that inescapably put the focus back on one of the main themes of her election campaign: France's fight against Islamic extremism.

Le Pen said on RFI radio that it is time to stop being naive. Le Pen has always anchored her presidential bid on strong anti-immigration views and a tough security stance. As voters go to the first round of the polls on Sunday, one of the key questions is whether the Thursday attack that killed police officers and wounded two others could further boost votes for Le Pen's program of stepped-up security and border controls. The National Front leader is also calling for more resources for the police and tougher treatment of radicals listed in the government's database of people regarded as possible threats to national security.

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Missouri Nursing Home Owner Used Stolen $ 667,000 On Strippers and Gambling


The Benchmark Healthcare, in Festus, was forced to shut down last summer. Authorities found out that bills were unpaid, paychecks bounced, trash piled up and food deliveries stopped.

Misouri health officials in July tried to put Benchmark into emergency receivership. They only backed down when food deliveries resumed. Authorities who paid a follow up visit in August discovered, however, that four residents were not getting medicines they needed for such illnesses as congestive heart failure, epilepsy and schizophrenia because pharmacy bills were left unpaid.The state had to close the nursing home in September and relocated its residents.

Prosecutors on Wednesday shared that for three years starting in 2013, Sells stole a huge part of funds provided by Medicaid for Benchmark residents. He used the nursing home's debit card to pay $185,000 at adult entertainment clubs and $15,000 on pet care, $4,500 at casinos and $12,000 at his country club.

Scott Rosenblum, the lawyer of Sells, told Judge John Ross that his client struggled with drugs and alcohol addiction but that he had bern sober " for some time".

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US Muslim group sent letter containing faeces smeared on Quran and Obama 'monkey' images


>Council on American-Islamic Relations blames letter on rise of anti-Muslim sentiment post-Trump.

The headquarters of a Washington-based Muslim advocacy group have been sent a page from the Quran smeared with what appears to be faeces along with a letter with an image depicting former US president Barack Obama as a monkey.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it had contacted the police after receiving the "racist, Islamophobic" letter from Michigan with what is thought to be a fake return address.

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Russian Journalist, Putin Critic Dies After Being Beaten Up By Strangers


Nikolai Andrushchenko, 73, was attacked six weeks ago and has lapsed into a coma since then. He eventually died Wednesday in St.Petersburg.

Andrushchenko co-founded Novy Peterburg newspaper. While his attackers remain unidentified, Novy Peterburg editor Denis Usov thinks that the assault is related to articles in the newspaper about corruption in the city.

Andrushchenko became popular for his writings on human rights and crime. He was also a member of the St. Petersburg city council from 1990 until 1993.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that Andrushchenko was imprisoned in 2007 on charges of defamation and obstruction of justice for his coverage of a murder investigation and trial in St. Petersburg. His colleagues also believed that his detention was due to Novy Peterburg's critical coverage of local authorities ahead of parliamentary elections. He was also beaten in November of that year by unidentified attackers.

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Queenstown 'Mystery VIP Guests' Finally Revealed And They Include Top U.S. Officials


There has been quite an excited buzz the past two days in scenic Queenstown in New Zealand that got many residents and others interested and quite curious as well. It's because it has become quite noticeable that the local police were mounting such an extensive security operation in the area. The officials are conducting the type of rigid and meticulous security measures and checks that are fit only for VIP guests. So the question on people's minds there was- who's VIP, or VIPS are coming to Queenstown?

There have been a number of speculations thrown around as to the identity of the secret VIP guest/s. Fave pick was former U.S. President Barack Obama. That was, however, quickly crossed out as a possibility when authorities said that no current or former head of state was coming to the beautiful resort paradise.

At some point, even the name of Microsoft Founder Bill Gates also came up.

Then the office of Prime Minister Bill English's office said on Wednesday that the government was hosting a conference which will have for its participants " a number of senior officials" from overseas. While no further details were released by English's office, an NZME report reveals the identities of the mysterious VIP guests as possibly FBI director James Comey and CIA director Mike Pompeo.

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We Asked Teens if It's Really Easier to Get Weed Than Alcohol


>And if they really get their weed from a "gangster in a stairwell."

In every possible way, the Canadian government's legalized marijuana bill made clear it had one top priority—keeping children safe from weed.

Liberal member of parliament Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief, has been the poster boy for the government's project and the loudest voice in this regard.

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Kremlin Denies Gays Are Being Persecuted Hitler-Style In Chechnya


The Kremlin has announced that it is standing by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's denial that gays are being brutally persecuted in his republic. Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that investigators have found no evidence that would prove the reports by Novaya Gazere newspaper this month which claimed that more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality were rounded up in the Chechen republic, with a number of them being detained in Hitler-type concentration camp and brutally tortured, and that at least three of them were killed.

( see previous The Goldwater Report: thegoldwater.com/news/2191-A-Hitler-Type-Concentration-Camp-For-Gays-Opens-In-Russia-s-Chechnya ).

Putin met with Kadyrov late Wednesday, who suggested to the Russian president in the televised portion of the said meeting that he should not believe the "provocative" reports. Peskov also shared that Kadyrov told Putin that the reports were "slanderous" and that the news has angered Chechens. Peskov said that the Chechen leader gave assurances that journalists should not feel threatened. Novaya Gazeta, however, has also reported that it fears for the safety of its journalists after threats were allegedly made during a large gathering of elders and Islamic leaders in Chechnya.

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German Government Tells Parents to Destroy Dolls or Face Fine


The German Federal Network Agency has ordered parents to destroy any “My Friend Cayla” dolls that their children have, or face more than $25,000 in fines for not complying. This ruling comes after the smart dolls were found to be transmitting audio recordings to a third party specializing in voice recognition for police and military forces.

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Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban


The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan drew national attention when he criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Trump during the Democratic National Convention.

Attorneys for Kahn filed his brief Wednesday in San Francisco where the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering an appeal to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.

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Fox News in Full Tilt


Bigger Battle Brewing Inside Fox News Beside O' Reilly Case: Murdoch vs. Murdochs

The explosive controversy involving Fox News and -until recently- its top talent Bill O' Reilly that led to today's big announcement of the host's firing from the network due to sexual harassment charges has also brought to the fore the brewing conflict in the Murdoch family, owners of the embattled cable news network. The growing divide is reportedly rooted on generational gaps in terms of management and leadership styles and principles between the old man Rupert Murdoch on one hand, and his sons James and Lachlan Murdoch on the other.

The deep disagreements reportedly started in July last year after Gretchen Carlson sued the Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox and Roger Ailes, then the head of Fox News Channel, for sexual harassment. The Murdoch siblings were not in good terms with Ailes at that time. The father wanted to fight out the allegation in court, as he told his sons that choosing to settle with Carlson would only invite more lawsuits to come, as always the case with easy money settlements. The sons, however, were eager to get rid of their enemy Ailes and of the problem right away. They wanted to just accept Carlson's claims after a quick investigation and then disperse the big payoff of $20 million and just do away with the dispute and buy peace.

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Lawsuit: Bose Headphones Spying on Listeners


A lawsuit was charged against Bose Corp for spying on customers through its wireless headphone. By using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio, they can listen and violate customer’s privacy rights by selling the information without permission.

Kyle Zak filed the complaint on Tuesday in federal court in Chicago to seek an injunction to stop Bose Corp "wholesale disregard" for the privacy of customers who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple Inc or Google Play stores to their Smartphone devices.

Zak’s lawyer, Christopher Dore said people should be uncomfortable with it, people uses the headphones because they think it's private, but they (Bose Corp) can be giving out information they don't want to share.

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Fox News Fires O'Reilly


A recent wave of sexual harassment accusations proved to be too much for the network. The most recent claim from an anonymous black woman working in an unspecified department over ten years ago seems to have tipped the scales. The woman claims that O'Reilly would approach her while she was alone and "grunt like a wild boar." She further claims that Bill would refer to her as "Hot Chocolate," again, while there were no witnesses.

This follows the recent reports that the network has paid out tens of millions of dollars to O'Reilly's victims. President Trump stuck by O'Reilly's side, saying that he was saddened that the network settled and didn't fight it out in court.

The network is no stranger to charges of sexual harassment. Shortly before her departure, Megyn Kelly made claims that top executives, going all the way to the top, were sexually harassing her. Her claims were never substantiated. She is now at MSNBC.

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Bose headphones spy on listeners

Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.

The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to stop Bose's "wholesale disregard" for the privacy of customers who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple Inc or Google Play stores to their smartphones.

"People should be uncomfortable with it," Christopher Dore, a lawyer representing Zak, said in an interview. "People put headphones on their head because they think it's private, but they can be giving out information they don't want to share."

Bose did not respond on Wednesday to requests for comment on the proposed class action case. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company has said annual sales top $3.5 billion.

Zak's lawsuit was the latest to accuse companies of trying to boost profit by quietly amassing customer information, and then selling it or using it to solicit more business.

After paying $350 for his QuietComfort 35 headphones, Zak said he took Bose's suggestion to "get the most out of your headphones" by downloading its app, and providing his name, email address and headphone serial number in the process.

But the Illinois resident said he was surprised to learn that Bose sent "all available media information" from his smartphone to third parties such as Segment.io, whose website promises to collect customer data and "send it anywhere."

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2 dead and dozens injured after tens of thousands march in Venezuela


>Bill O’Reilly’s vacation becomes permanent; Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz decides not to seek reelection; a march in Venezuela is met with violence.

Today 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, released a statement announcing that “[a]fter a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.” [Washington Post / Paul Farhi]

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Marijuana's big day is here: '420' celebrations ready to roll


Christmas is coming for the nation’s legal marijuana stores.

Well, not just Christmas but also Independence Day and Black Friday and Cyber Monday, all rolled into one smoky celebration known as 420 on Thursday.

“It’s my job to get you high,” yells marijuana store worker Jason Coleman to a crowded house at Medicine Man cannabis dispensary in Denver. The crowd laughs and the line moves slowly forward, with more than 30 people waiting to buy pot. Armed guards check and re-check IDs, and cash flows across the counters.

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Russian Tu-95 Bombers Fly Near Alaskan Coast, Again


The U.S. military tracked two Russian bombers that flew close to the Alaskan coast Tuesday afternoon in the second such event in as many days, American officials said.

This time, the planes — long-range Tu-95 bear bombers — were about 36 miles from the Alaskan coast.

The Russian aircraft were identified by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and, while they were well within the area known as the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), they stayed in international airspace at all times, officials said. No U.S. aircraft were launched to meet them.

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No more excuses for sexual harassment


A quarter century after her testimony in Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill says it's time for a nation that's too easily accepting of men's excuses for sexual harassment to change the cultural status quo.

Take Donald Trump being elected president after a tape revealed his boasts of forcing himself on women. Or top-rated cable news host Bill O'Reilly, who was ousted Thursday after the report of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. Trump dismissed talk of grabbing women by their sexual organs as locker room banter, and O'Reilly called the claims against him "completely unfounded."

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Doctors remove live eel from constipated man's anus after folk remedy fails him


Doctors in southern China have removed a half-metre live eel from the stomach of a middle-aged man who inserted the elongated fish in himself supposedly as a folk remedy for constipation, according to a local newspaper.

The patient told doctors in Guangzhou that he had heard word on the street that his condition could be effectively relieved or even cured by a living eel, the Guangzhou Daily reported on Tuesday.

He was hospitalized last week when the live fish began to wreak havoc on his intestines after he inserted it in his anus, the report said.

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UN discovers another 17 mass graves in central DRC's Kasai region


>UN discovers another 17 mass graves in central DRC's Kasai region

>Total of 40 mass graves now found in area ravaged by clashes between Kamuina Nsapu militia and army.

UN investigators have discovered 17 more mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s restive Kasai region, bringing the total of mass graves documented to 40 in an area where the Congolese army has clashed with local militants for the past eight months.

The Kasai Central province, in the heart of the DRC, has been plagued by violence between Congolese security forces and a local militia, Kamuina Nsapu, since August 2016.

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Muslim group sent defaced Koran page in mail


The nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group on Monday said it received a page of the Koran smeared with “a foreign substance” assumed to be feces.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the message sent to its Washington, D.C., headquarters also contained a “racist” image depicting former President Barack Obama as monkey.

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Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News career comes to a swift end amid growing sexual harassment claims

Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player.

The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string of sexual harassment complaints against him. The questions about his conduct represented yet another black eye to Fox, which had dealt with a sexual harassment scandal involving its co-founder and then-chairman Roger Ailes, just last summer.

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UC Berkeley Bans Ann Coulter – But She Plans to Speak Anyway!


The campus that is the home of the historical free speech movement, UC Berkeley, has banned conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter, citing security threats.

According to Young America’s Foundation, student organizers of an upcoming Ann Coulter event at the university were emailed by Berkeley administrators who claimed they were unable to “find a safe suitable venue” for Coulter.

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White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech At Auburn Sparks Protests, Arrests


White nationalist Richard Spencer's speech at Alabama's Auburn University was preceded by controversy and punctuated Tuesday night by protests, arrests and some violence.

Hundreds of people, some chanting and carrying signs, demonstrated outside Auburn's Foy Hall on Tuesday. City of Auburn police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey told NPR that three people were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

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Bomb explosion in Athens


A bomb exploded outside a bank in Athens following a phone call.

A security guard in a bank near by at Santaroza street saw two people on a motorcycle leaving a bag and heading towards the Exarchia area. About the same time a phone call said that a bomb will go off in 35′ minutes.

The bomb did go off and it has been reported that many windows broke in the wider area, which indicates that the explosion was quite big.

No injures have been reported as the police had cleared the area.

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Teens threw house party after killing grandparents: cops

A Georgia teen accused in the brutal slaying of her grandparents earlier this month partied with her boyfriend in their house while the bodies began to rot, according to officials.

Police said that Cassandra Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend Johnny Rider, 19, sealed the doors and windows to contain the stench of the decomposing bodies so they could throw a party at the home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

The teen girl’s grandparents, Randall and Wendy Bjorge, both 63, had been dead for a week before their bodies were discovered during a wellness check on April 8, news station WXIA reported.

Bjorge and Rider were both charged with murder and aggravated assault in the deaths of the elderly couple. The teens allegedly slashed their throats, as well as kicked, beat and used a tire iron on the pair, according to the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 17-year-old appeared at a preliminary hearing Wednesday, where she reportedly confessed to stabbing her grandparents.

“This is a very unique and disturbing case on so many levels and detectives are still exploring motive,” Gwinnett County police officer Deon Washington told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “We may never find a scenario that makes sense to a reasonable person.”



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Alleged killer of Vanessa Marcotte arraigned in court and held on $10m bail


>Angelo Colon-Ortiz was linked to the crime through eyewitness reports, DNA and cellphone evidence.

The suspected killer of a Google employee appeared in court on Tuesday (18 April) to be arraigned in Leominster District Court in Massachusetts on charges of assault, intent to rape and aggravated assault and battery.

Vanessa Marcotte disappeared on 7 August 2016 after leaving her mother's home in Princeton, 40 miles west of Boston, to go for a walk around 1.15pm EST (6.15pm GMT).

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Surgeon walks free after totally removing 4-year-old's penis during circumcision


>The boy's father was taking photos and asked him to turn at the crucial moment.

A surgeon who completely cut off a four-year-old's penis in a botched circumcision has been acquitted of negligence by a court in Geneva.

The unnamed doctor, 59, was on trial almost three years after the fateful day in July 2014 when he severed the boy's phallus entirely from his body during a routine operation.

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LGBTQ police officers' group calls it 'unacceptable' for city to fund Pride


>Officers' group wants city to withhold $260,000 grant for Pride Toronto after police ban

The head of the city's police union delivered a letter to the mayor's office Wednesday that calls it "unacceptable" for Toronto to sponsor this year's Pride Festivities when the Toronto Police Service has been excluded from participating.

'Enough is enough': Pride Toronto board member explains decision to ban police from parade

Mike McCormack read the letter for reporters Wednesday morning after walking into the mayor's office at city hall to deliver a copy.

Pride is slated to receive a $260,000 city grant this year.

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Africa Develops Appetite For Coal To Create Energy


John Owusu, a retired engineer from Ghana, worked for 50 years across all regions of Africa on the early disciple of clean energy understands Africa’s appetite for a fossil fuel as well as the reluctance to embrace alternative fuel sources.

Owusu said, people think of Africa as a continent of jungle and sunshine, but Africa also has a long rainy season in the tropics, more like a monsoon, and there’s no sun for days. The weather makes it hard to rely on something like solar while wind turbines need batteries to store the power.

Owusu also said, electricity in town helps with investments and creating new jobs. Even health has effects from uncertain energy sources like vaccines, snakebite serum, even HIV drugs should be kept in a fridge. In many places in Africa, it is not possible due to lack of electricity.

Concerns about coal were expressed by environmentalists and climate researchers in the West mostly by white expatriates and foreign non-governmental organizations.

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Muslim Terror Threat In Every US State


Mass Third World immigration has imported the threat of Muslim terrorism to America, forcing the FBI to have open terrorism investigations in all 50 states of the union.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary, John Kelly, since 2013 there have been 37 ISIS-linked plots to attack America.

Speaking at a function organized by the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, Kelly said that this was “all bad news, but it gets much worse.”

He pointed out that experts had estimated that “perhaps 10,000 citizens of Europe have joined the caliphate in Syria and Iraq,” and that “thousands more are from nations in Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.

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Proof the New York Times Stealthily Revises its Articles after Publication


NY Times regularly revises its articles after publication. The revisions are substantial, undisclosed, and are nothing like real time updates in developing stories. These are regular articles that undergo dramatic changes that appear as if NY Times editors received a commissar’s call stressing the party line and demanding the article matches it exactly, with the NY Times editors dutifully obliging.

I recently stumbled on one of such revisions. Within hours, the description of Scott Pruitt, the newly appointed EPA head, in the NY Times article went from being an “ally of fossil fuel Industry,” to a “climate change dissenter,” to a “climate change denialist.” Later, I was pointed to a helpful website newsdiffs.org. Newsdiffs archives multiple versions of news articles and shows the differences between them. That article has been revised or rewritten at least six times after its original publication, all without any notice to the readers.

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CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks


CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

WikiLeaks says CIA hacked Samsung smart TVs

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider – either a CIA employee or contractor – who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.

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World War 3: Nuke war will explode on ‘THIS’ date - and it’s just DAYS away


The self-proclaimed "supernatural being" has revealed to Daily Star Online his visions and study of the Bible and prophecies has resulted in a date on which the nuclear war will fall.

Clairvoyant Horacio Villegas envisioned Donald Trump becoming US president as far back as 2015, predicting he would become the “illuminati king” who will “bring the world into WW3”

Chillingly he also prophesied the leader would attack Syria – which later happened following a chemical attack – and that it would bring Russia, North Korea and China into the conflict.

And just days ago the Catholic follower, who lives in Texas, US, had a “dream” in which “I saw balls of fire falling from the sky and hitting the Earth”.

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Fox News moves Tucker Carlson up to O’Reilly time slot

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is moving into Bill O’Reilly’s coveted 8 p.m. time slot in the wake of O’Reilly’s departure from the network.

Fox unveiled its new weeknight schedule moments after announcing O’Reilly was leaving the network in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” will move from its 9 p.m. spot into O’Reilly’s longtime 8 p.m. slot.

"The O'Reilly Factor" has been the top-rated cable news show for the past 15 years, and the combative conservative host leaves big shoes to fill.

But Carlson has shown a knack for drawing ratings at Fox. Originally airing at 7 p.m. when it debuted in September, "Tucker Carlson Tonight" was moved to the 9 p.m. spot after Megyn Kelly left Fox News in November. Kelly had been the second-most-watched host on cable, but Carlson bested her ratings in the time slot.

Taking over at 9 p.m. will be “The Five,” a panel show with six co-hosts: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Bob Beckel, Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters and Juan Williams.

The move to prime time is a promotion for “The Five,” which previously aired at 5 p.m.

Fox will be filling the 5 p.m. slot with a new show hosted by Eric Bolling, a longtime O’Reilly fill-in. Bolling's show will debut May 1, with “Special Report with Bret Baier” stretching to two hours to fill the time until then.

Fox’s announcement also noted that “The Story with Martha MacCallum” will debut on May 1 at 7 p.m. MacCallum had been in that time slot hosting “The First 100 Days,” a show centered on the beginning of President Trump’s administration. The network appears to be giving her a vote of confidence with a permanent show.



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An Asteroid Is Swinging By Earth Today For Its Closest Visit In 400 Years


Earth is welcoming a rather hefty visitor to the neighborhood Wednesday — an asteroid that hasn't swung by these parts in roughly 400 years. About as big as the Rock of Gibraltar, asteroid 2014 JO25 is coming so close that its visit should be visible even to small telescopes.

But no need to panic, NASA says.

"Although there is absolutely no chance that the asteroid will collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size," the space agency says in a statement.

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Google Blames Vendor for Rating InfoWars as Untrustworthy ‘Without Our Knowledge’


Google has responded to claims that it rated InfoWars as a “low-to-medium” website on a reliability scale to limit its appearance in search results, blaming a vendor for doing so without their knowledge.

Lawyer and independent blogger/author Mike Cernovich released screenshots of emails on Monday that reportedly showed Google instructed contractors to “actively rate InfoWars as a low quality and untrusted site.” Analysis of an InfoWars article told contractors to be “mindful of where that article comes from” but that InfoWars is not an “outright false” website. It also noted that “even if the article represents a certain slant from a conspiracy-laden website, it would be hard to make the case” of it being completely fraudulent, although it still “may be ‘harmful’ in the larger… sense of the term.”

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Russian bombers again fly near Alaska

For the second consecutive night, Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

The two nuclear-capable Tu-95 bombers were spotted by U.S. military radar at 5 p.m. local time.

Unlike a similar incident Monday night, this time the U.S. Air Force did not scramble any fighter jets.

Instead, it launched a single E-3 Sentry early warning aircraft, known as AWACS, to make sure there were only the two Russian bombers flying near Alaska, and not other aircraft flying underneath the large bombers.

U.S. territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles from shore.

Two Russian bombers flew within 100 miles of Alaska on Monday night.

The Russian bombers took off from an airbase in Petropavlovsk, Russia and returned five hours later to an airbase in Anadyr. Both locations are in eastern Russia, some 1,000 miles away.

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Maxine Waters Calls for Trump's Impeachment


Waters was asked by MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to name what impeachable offenses Trump has committed, as you would expect from a typical liar, Waters could not name an impeachable offense that President Trump has committed. Instead, she drifted away and brought up the Russian narrative in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Waters had tweeted earlier in the day saying that the President is a liar, his actions are contemptible, and that she was going to fight every day until he’s impeached.

Craig Melvin asked Waters if it would be better for her to wait to call for Trump’s impeachment until all the facts are known. Shockingly, she denied having called for impeachment. In response, Melvin pointed out to Waters that is exactly what she has done with her tweet.

Everyone who has been following up on the occurrences in the recent past can give a long list of examples of Waters calling for President Trump to be impeached.

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MSNBC ‘Counter-Terrorism Analyst’ Calls for ISIS Bombing of Trump Property

In another extraordinary outburst, MSNBC “counter-terrorism analyst” Malcolm Nance called on the Islamic State to bomb a building owned by Donald Trump in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Responding to a photo of a Trump property in Istanbul, Nance tweeted: “This is my nominee for the first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property.” He later deleted the tweet but has yet to issue an apology or explanation.

In the run-up to last year’s presidential election, Nance described Donald Trump as the “ISIS candidate,” and following his victory, predicted that Donald Trump’s security and military advisors would lead to “the end of U.S.-Middle East relations as it exists today.” He also questioned whether Trump’s victory meant America was “teetering on the edge of fascism.”

Despite being a counter-terrorism expert, Nance also has a history of denying terrorist acts’ connection to Islamism, describing the terrorist responsible for the bulldozing of civilians with a truck in Nice as “mentally unstable,” Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen as suffering from a “physchosexual problem,” and the San Bernadino mass shootings as “a hybrid act of terrorism/workplace violence.”

Nance’s comments also come at a time of a rising Islamist terror threat in Turkey, as the country’s President Recep Erdoğan turns the country into a religious state. In 2016 alone, the country was the target of dozens of terror attacks, ranging from car bombs to nightclub shootings.



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CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider – either a CIA employee or contractor – who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.

Much of the material was classified and stored in a highly secure section of the intelligence agency, but sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the material. Investigators are going through those names.

The trove was published in March by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks

In his first public comments as director of the CIA just last week, Mike Pompeo railed against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

“It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” he said.

WikiLeaks has said it obtained the CIA information from former contractors who worked for U.S. intelligence. The CIA has not commented on the authenticity of the WikiLeaks disclosures or on the status of the investigation.

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Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag 'oligarchic rag'

France's far-right National Front stepped up its anti-European Union rhetoric on Wednesday, days after toughening its stand against immigration, in an apparent bid to mobilize its core supporters ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

Opinion polls have for months predicted that National Front (FN) chief Marine Le Pen would attract enough votes to make it to the two-way runoff on May 7 but the gap with other contenders has narrowed, and the rhetoric of her party has sharpened.

"You'll see, we'll soon stuff your oligarchic rag in the cupboard," Le Pen's second-in-command, Florian Philippot said of the EU flag in a message on Twitter.

He was reacting to the European Commission's representative office in France, which posted on Twitter: "Proud of our flag, symbol of unity, solidarity and harmony between the peoples of Europe. Let's not hide it."

The EU executive was referring to Le Pen's demand on Tuesday night that French TV station remove the blue, yellow-starred EU flag from the stage where she would be interviewed, leaving just the French blue-white-and-red flag.

"I want to be the president of the French Republic. I don't want to be European Commission president. I consider the EU has done a lot of harm to our country," Le Pen told TF1 when asked to explain her demand that the EU flag, a frequent feature in such situations, in the background.

Le Pen on Monday pledged to suspend all immigration with immediate effect if elected, a proposal that does not appear in her manifesto but that touches on a subject which is crucial to her core supporters. It goes further than her previous plans to curb migration.

EU-bashing is popular with grassroots FN supporters, though opinion polls show a healthy majority of French are attached to EU membership.



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Facebook Envisions Using Brain Waves to Type Words

Facebook Inc.’s research unit Building 8 is working to make it possible for people to type using signals from their brains, part of the lab’s broader effort to free people from their phones.

Regina Dugan, hired from Alphabet Inc. last year to oversee the lab, said that within “a few years’ time” Facebook aims to develop a system that can type at 100 words per minute, just from monitoring the brain, without using any kind of implant. The company is working with outside academics on the issue.

This would give “the ability to text a friend without taking out your phone or the ability to send a quick email without leaving the party,” Dugan said Wednesday at the social network operator’s F8 developer conference. The technology may not require thinking in actual letters, she said. The lab also is working on a way for people to hear through their skin.

“One day, not so far away, it may be possible for me to think in Mandarin and for you to feel it instantly in Spanish,” Dugan said.

Far-fetched as it may sound, Dugan said researchers have already found it possible to use brain waves for typing at eight words per minute. She said the power of the brain is much greater than what is translated through speech, comparing the brain’s ability versus speech to “four HD movies per second streaming over a 1980s dial-up modem.”

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Now China is ‘seriously concerned’ noisy neighbour North Korea will spark nuclear war

Now China’s Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang has hit out any words or actions that could further raise tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Mr Lu spoke out amid heated rhetoric from both sides in recent days and weeks.

US Vice-President Mike Pence, who has been visiting the region, warned the North not to test Washington and said the US “era of strategic patience” with Pyongyang was over.

Now the BBC reports the Chinese government is also becoming increasingly frustrated with its traditional communist ally.

“I have noted the recent report,” Mr Lu said, referring to the BBC interview with the North Korean official.

“China expresses serious concern with recent trends about North Korea’s nuclear and missile development.

“China is unswerving in its commitment to realising the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, maintaining the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula, and continue to solve matters through dialogue and negotiations.”

Mr Lu added that tension was already high in the region before the latest inflammatory comments from Pyongyang.

The North also held a show of military might in a parade in honour of Kim Jong-un and tested another missile on Sunday, which the Pentagon said blew up almost immediately after launch.



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Ex-NFL star Hernandez dies from suicide on day Patriots visit White House

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said, and his family called for an immediate investigation into the circumstances.

The body of the 27-year-old former athlete was found hanging from a bed sheet at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance but on Friday had been found not guilty of killing two other people.

State police were investigating the circumstances of the death of the former rising star in the National Football League, and a coroner was performing an autopsy on Wednesday, April 19.

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Marine Le Pen Attacked On Stage By Topless Woman With Bunch Of Flowers


The election battleground is turning very French as France heads to election day on Sunday the 23rd of April. An unfortunate incident saw Marine Le Pen attacked on stage by topless woman with bunch of flowers. The incident took place after violent street clashes between protesters and cops.

Marine Le Pen was addressing some 5,000 Front National supporters at the Zenith concert hall in Paris which is located in the north of the city. Her campaign rally was marred by protesters throwing missiles at police authorities. The chaos erupted on the streets outside as frightening masked demonstrators dressed in black clashed with cops.

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ISIS Launches Chemical Weapons Attack Against US, Iraqi Troops


The Islamic State launched a chemical weapons attack against Iraqi, U.S. and Australian troops Sunday.

No U.S. or Australian troops suffered injuries from the mustard agent, but 25 Iraqis in the unit required treatment, CBS News reports.

“Australian medics at a secure base outside Mosul provided first aid to the Iraqi soldiers affected by the gas attack,” a spokesman for Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne told The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Jewish woman sues founder of neo-Nazi website over anti-Semitic 'troll storm'


A Jewish woman in Montana is suing the founder of a neo-Nazi website for allegedly instigating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" targeting her and her family with hateful messages and death threats. In the federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday (18 April) Andrew Anglin founder and publisher of the Daily Stormer has been accused of provoking his site's followers to send a "tsunami of threats" to real estate agent Tanya Gersh, her husband and their 12-year-old son.

The complaint stems from a real estate squabble between Gersh and Sherry Spencer, mother of prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer. In December, Sherry accused Gersh of attempting to extort her into selling a building she owned in downtown Whitefish, Montana, as Spencer's family faced pressure to publicly condemn her son's beliefs.

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Jeff Sessions: US still the 'most generous nation' despite immigration crackdown


Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended his tough stance on immigration by saying that the U.S. is the "most generous nation in the world," despite its efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

Sessions said on Fox News that the country is currently looking at "the lowest month in 17 years of illegal immigration at our border," just a week after he announced new federal measures to crack down on illegal entries.

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General election campaigning begins as MPs back June poll


>Campaigning is under way after the House of Commons backed Theresa May's call for a general election on 8 June.

MPs voted by 522 votes to 13 - with Labour and Lib Dem helping secure the two-thirds majority needed to bring forward the election from 2020.

The prime minister urged voters to give her "the mandate to speak for Britain and to deliver for Britain".

Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government would stop Mrs May from using Brexit to make the UK an "offshore tax haven".

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Le Pen Rejects EU Flag: ‘I Want to Be President of the French Republic, Not the European Commission’


Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s imminent presidential elections, insisted she would not appear before a European Union flag in an interview with the TF1 television channel.

>“I want to be President of the French Republic, not of the European Commission,” she explained in a statement.

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State Dept.: Trump Admin Reviewing Obama’s Iran Deal


The State Department announced Tuesday night the Trump administration is undergoing an interagency review of the Iran nuclear deal.

State certified to House Speaker Paul Ryan that, through April 18th, Iran is complying with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also warned about Iran’s role as a state sponsor of terrorism and contacted Congress in an effort directed by President Donald Trump to evaluate whether lifting anymore sanctions would be in U.S. national security interests.

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14 Wounded After Illegal Migrants Storm Town Hall to Protest France’s Immigration Laws


A crowd of around 200 illegal migrants from Africa stormed Alfortville town hall on Tuesday morning, demanding the government relax criteria for regularisation and give them residence papers.

Illegal migrants occupied the town hall for about an hour, frightening members of the public in the building as well as staff who had to retreat to their offices.

The migrants, who work at Rungis International Market, the world’s largest wholesale food market, began piling into the town hall at around 8.30 am, but staff didn’t notice their arrival until it was “too late”, according to Le Parisien.

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Chicago Tribune Editor Says Facebook’s Anti-Fake News Algorithm is Killing Their Traffic


The deputy editor of the Chicago Tribune has accused Facebook of causing a decline in their web traffic, blaming the social network’s new algorithm, which is designed to surface “accurate” and “relevant” stories.

In a post on Medium, Tribune deputy editor Kurt Gessler revealed that the paper had seen a rapid decline in its median Facebook organic post reach after November, with the number of articles being read by fewer than 10,000 readers “skyrocketing,” according to Gessler’s analysis of the data.

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New York robbery suspect broadcasts on Facebook Live then falls to his death


>Man falls 11 stories after trying to evade police by rappelling down building using bed sheet.

A New York robbery suspect died broadcasting his final moments after falling from the 11th floor of an apartment building while trying to flee police using bedsheets as a rope, it has been reported.

Jamel Chandler, 21, fell from an apartment in the Fort Greene area of Brooklyn on Tuesday (18 April) after being suspected of robbing a cab driver in the city.

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The Secret Behind The Numbers 3, 6, and 9 - Tesla’s Mystery Unveiled


Countless mysterious experiments were conducted by Nikola Tesla, but he was a whole other mystery on his own. History has proved that almost all genius minds have a certain obsession. Nikola Tesla was no exception; he also had a pretty big obsession.

History has it that he was walking around a block repeatedly for three times before entering a building, he would clean his plates with 18 napkins. Surprisingly, most of the things that Tesla did were based on numbers. For instance, he lived in hotel rooms only with a number devisable by 3. Tesla would also make calculations about things in his immediate environment to make sure the result was devisable by 3 and base his choices upon the results.

Every move that Tesla did would be in sets of 3. People claimed that he had OCD while others said he was very superstitious. Despite the claims, the truth of the matter is a lot deeper. Nikola Tesla made a statement once saying that if one knew the magnificence of the three, six and nine, they would have a key to the universe.

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Going Green? California earns "Dirtiest State" Infamy


California retains its smoggy reputation anew as a new report reveals that six of the country's 10 cities with the worst air pollution are located in the Golden State.

The American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report released on Wednesday based on data from 2013-2015 again "awarded" the dubious distinction of having the country's most days of highly polluted air to Bakersfield, California.

The worst overall year-round pollution was led by Visala/Hanford, again in California. The worst ozone pollution was led by the Los Angeles/Long Beach area again in California. Paul Billings of the American Lung Association said that while California has strict environmental laws, the state's soaring population and its topography contribute to its polluted condition.

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Nuked Beer Still Drinkable After Atomic Blast


However, not everything is ruined. It turns out that survivors of nuclear war could dig through the post-apocalyptic rubble, grab a beer or soda, and quench their thirst without major concern.

Back in 1945 through the late 1960s, the US government conducted several above-ground nuclear bomb tests in the Nevada desert. One of the Operation dubbed Teapot was conducted in 1955, where 14 nuclear bombs were detonated to test the new nuclear weapon designs and effects.

The researchers set out a bunch of cans and bottles of sodas and beers to see how they would react to the incident. The experiment led to a 1957 study called the effect of nuclear explosions on commercially packaged beverages.

Krulwich explained in his blog post that back in 1956, the Atomic Energy Commission exploded two bombs. One had an energy release equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT and the other had 30 kilotons. The test was conducted in Nevada. Bottles and cans were carefully placed various distances from ground zero.

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French Presidential Election: The Undecided Will Decide


In France, The 'Undecideds' Can Decide The First Round of the French Presidential Election with only two days left before the first round of the French presidential elections, many voters are still undecided about their choice.

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Frog Snot A Possible Cure For Flu


Scientist discovered the mucus of a rare frog, Hydrophylax bahuvistara, a bright orange with a size of a tennis ball that is found in South Indian jungle can provide a basis for a powerful new class of drug to fight influenza.

The frog was found to contain host defense peptides that were proved to destroy numerous strains of human flu while protecting normal cells.

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Is It 'Goodbye Privacy' With Google Hire?


Can a potential employer have free access to the online world of their prospective applicants- what they post, what they search, who they stalk, get an idea on their political leanings, or even if they're going to porn sites? And will they be making their hiring choices partly on the basis of applicants' online behavior? Can applicants' browsing history be taken against them? Is this how Google Hire is supposed to work?

8/pol with the Twitter handle @8chpol, the account of 8ch.net site, said "Goodbye privacy! Google Hire set to launch, may link employers to your Google and Youtube accounts. #8chan #pol".

Google Hire, the Internet giant's new recruitment tool and their possible answer to LinkedIn, allows employers to manage job applications. It would also allow employers to place job ads and manage applications through the product. The product's sign-in page has an option to connect through a personal Google account.

Google has not given much information about the new product, but that detail of its reported feature of connecting through a personal Google account has sparked fears of users' potential loss of privacy as what 8/pol has tweeted. Worries were immediately expressed that recruiters could access applicants' entire browsing history.

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McDonald's Crew Helped In Capture of Facebook Murder Fugitive


Stephens pulled up to a McDonald's drive-thru window on Buffalo Road in Harborcreek Township around 11 a.m. where an employee recognized him and noticed that he was driving a Ford Fusion with Ohio tags. The fast food restaurant crew then took Stephens' order and money, then immediately went to call Pennsylvania State Police as Stephens moved forward to the next window.

The store franchise owner Tom Ducharme, Jr. said his employees were not 100 percent sure that it was Stephens but that they had a pretty good idea it could be the cold-blooded murderer. Based on that suspicion of the young woman working the front drive-thru window, Ducharme along with a store supervisor took to the next window to see Stephens.

Ducharme and his McDonalds guys tried to sue for time and delay the suspect. The store supervisor told Stephens it would take a minute more for his fries, even if that was not really the case. They just needed the extra little time so the lady staff could call the state police. The store owner said that Stephens did not want to wait for the fries, and just wanted the chicken nuggets. He also refused any money back for the unavailability of the fries. He appeared to be in a hurry to leave and headed out on to Buffalo Road.

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Right-Wing Commentators Don't Even Believe Their Own Bullshit


>Alex Jones is the latest extremist to claim what he does is "satire."

On Monday night's episode of the Late Show, Stephen Colbert donned a varsity-style USA jacket, lowered his voice about three octaves, and told the audience he was a skeleton wrapped in angry meat. His performance as "Tuck Bedford"––the fictional host of "Brain Fight"––killed on two levels. First, it was a timely and obvious dig at Alex Jones, whose lawyer had just claimed the Infowars host was actually a performance artist. Then there was the obvious nod to the fact that Colbert himself became famous by portraying a right-wing pundit who at one point blurred the lines between fiction and reality.

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Three dead after man goes on shooting rampage in California


>The suspect, who is in custody, has been linked to a previous murder at a motel in central Fresno.

Three people were killed on Tuesday (18 April) in downtown Fresno, California when a man went on a shooting rampage before being taken into custody by authorities, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, reportedly shot at four white men, killing three.

Muhammad is also a suspect in the shooting death of a security guard outside a Motel 6 in central Fresno on Thursday (13 April), the Fresno Bee reported. The police chief said the suspect faces four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Introduces "Mind reading" Brain Interface


Facebook founder and immigration activist Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed rumors about a "mind control" brain interface when he unveiled augmented reality systems for Facebook.

During the firm's annual F8 developer conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Zuckerberg introduced what he called the "second act" in Facebook's camera strategy, a new platform which allows developers to build Augmented Reality applications.

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Devon and Cornwall Police officer sacked for having sex on duty


A police officer has been sacked for repeatedly having sex on duty over a two year period.

The unnamed officer had sex with two women he met during the course of his duties with Devon and Cornwall Police.

A private hearing was held at the force's headquarters in Exeter last month.

The hearing heard how on one occasion he had sex with a vulnerable witness whilst on duty.

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Hackney club acid attack: Police hunt for Arthur Collins


An appeal has been made to help find a man for questioning about an acid attack in an east London nightclub.

Detectives want to speak to Arthur Collins, 25, from Hertfordshire, over the incident which saw 20 people suffer burns inside Mangle E8.

Mr Collins is believed to be the boyfriend of TV personality Ferne McCann. She urged him to go to a police station immediately.

A witness said the attack left two men "unable to see".

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United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident


The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane — including himself.

CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility "for making this right," and he promised more details later this month after United finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights.

Company executives said it's too soon to know if the incident is hurting ticket sales.

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Ossoff Run-Off: Georgia's 6th Ain't Done With Yet


He probably thought he has it in the bag, but things are not looking as clear for him now. Democrat Jon Ossoff ran to wrestle an Atlanta House seat from the Republicans, fueled by millions in donations and support from what his party thought is a growing anti-Trump movement.

Things are not looking as great for Ossoff as he would have hoped for after midnight. Unofficial returns showed that Ossoff had fallen below 50 percent of the vote, when he would have needed at least 50 percent to declare an outright victory. Instead, It looks like Ossoff is headed to a runoff against Republican Karen Handel, who got the top GOP votes in a special election to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

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Iowa lawmakers OK 20-week abortion ban, 3-day wait period


Iowa legislators sent Gov. Terry Branstad a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking the procedure, a move highlighting the state's conservative shift since the November election.

The Republican-majority state Senate voted 30-20 along party lines for the legislation, after the GOP-led House approved it earlier this month. Branstad, a Republican, is expected to sign it.

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Sex offence charge over fake modelling agency


A man arrested over a "fake modelling agency" has been charged with causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and other offences.

The 23-year-old man was detained on Tuesday by officers based in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

He is also accused of improper use of electronic communications to cause anxiety.

A police spokeswoman said the fake modelling agency account was operated via social media.

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Brazil waters down pension reform as protests turn violent


Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday made new concessions to ease passage of an unpopular pension reform bill, leading police unions to try and invade Congress in the latest angry demonstration from a labor group.

The watered-down proposal, which has faced pressure from skittish lawmakers, has raised doubts among investors about how close it will come to the original goal of narrowing a huge and growing budget deficit.

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Biometric Exit: Trump fast-tracks facial recognition for US airports to track visa holders


>US visa holders leaving the country may soon be tracked under a new facial recognition project.

US airports will reportedly soon get facial recognition systems, designed to track visa holders as they leave the country. A new project titled Biometric Exit is slated to soon be implemented across all US airports and aims to use facial matching systems to identify visa holders boarding international flights, according to reports.

All international flights and border crossing in the US are expected to soon incorporate facial recognition.

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Thousands of Massachusetts drug cases to be dismissed after lab scandal


Close to 20,000 Massachusetts criminal drug cases are set to be dismissed because of a scandal involving a former state chemist who admitted faking tests, civil liberties activists and prosecutors said on Tuesday.

It will mean the largest number of drug cases tossed out in U.S. history due to one person, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Rogue chemist Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty in 2013 to tampering with evidence during her nine years working at a state crime lab in Boston. The scandal shook the foundation of the state's criminal justice system.

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Trump credits himself with runoff in Georgia's special election


President Trump credited himself late Tuesday for causing a runoff in a special election for the congressional seat that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price vacated to join the administration.

"Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG 'R' win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!" Trump tweeted.

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French Police Foil ‘Imminent’ ISIS Attack Planned For Upcoming Election


French authorities arrested two suspects Tuesday for planning a terrorist attack ahead of the country’s upcoming presidential election.

The two individuals, age 23 and 29, were known radicals, according to Interior Minister Matthias Fekl. They were “suspected of wanting to commit in an imminent way a violent action on the eve of the French presidential election,” Fekl told reporters during a press conference.

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Teenager raped in Belfast city centre


The rape of an 18-year-old woman in an attack in Belfast city centre 10 days ago is being investigated by the PSNI's Rape Crime Unit.

The attack took place in Gloucester Street at about 02:00 BST on Saturday 8 April.

Det Insp Zoe McKee said officers want to identify a man they believe can assist the investigation.

"He is described as around 19 years old, 5' 7" tall, thin, clean shaven with short dark hair," she said.

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Boko Haram Quadruples Female Suicide Bombers in Terror Attacks


In a major tactical shift in its terror operations, the radical Islamists of the Boko Haram jihadist group have multiplied the number of women and girls deployed as suicide bombers in an effort to elude detection by security officials.

In the first three-and-a-half months of 2017, radical Islamists have deployed at least 27 females in suicide attacks in Nigeria and Cameroon, whereas in 2016, the female suicide bombings totaled 29 for the entire year. At this pace, Boko Haram will quadruple the number of young women—many of them just girls—coerced into suicide attacks on behalf of the terror group.

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Two Russian jets 'intercepted' by US fighter planes near Alaska


>US pilots escorted the planes for 12 minutes before the TU-95s changed course and headed to Russia.

US fighter planes have intercepted and escorted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska.

The TU-95 Bear bombers flew within 100 miles (160 km) of Alaska's Kodiak Island before being intercepted by two American F-22 Raptors on Monday (17th April).

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One officer killed and four injured as Isis attacks historic Christian site in Egypt


>The St Catherine's Monastery in south Sinai is one of the oldest Christian sites in the world.

At least one police officer has been killed and four others were injured after gunmen attacked security forces near one of Egypt's most important Christian sites.

The attack, which took place at a police checkpoint next to St Catherine's Monastery in south Sinai, comes a week after bombings at two Coptic churches killed 45 people.

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Suspect Shoots Three Dead In Fresno, Yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ When Tackled by Police


A suspect who opened fire, killing three in Fresno, allegedly said “Allahu Akbar” as police jumped on him and took him to the ground.

The shooting began around 10:45 a.m. and occurred in a sequence, one after the other.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “Gunfire erupted at 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of North Van Ness Avenue. A few seconds later, a second shooting was reported. A third shooting was reported, then a fourth.”

The suspect is 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad. He was already wanted in connection with a shooting last week, in which a motel security guard was killed.

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WATCH: NASA Livestreams 360-Degree View Of Rocket Launch


A resupply rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Tuesday, and anyone with a computer, smartphone or virtual reality headset can experience it as if they were right on the launch pad.

That's because there was a special 360-degree camera installed near the base of the Atlas V rocket en route to the International Space Station.

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Mexico attracts 3 billion pesos through tax repatriation plan


Mexico has attracted nearly 3 billion pesos ($161.50 million) in investment into the country through a tax repatriation plan, a tax official said, as U.S. President Donald Trump has floated policies that could hit growth in Latin America's No. 2 economy.

In a bid to boost Mexico's paltry tax take and attract fresh capital, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled plans in January to offer an 8 percent tax on earnings from investments that Mexicans bring home.

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‘Lax Immigration Enforcement’ Led to MS-13 Growth, Sessions Says


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is echoing President Donald Trump’s sentiments toward the violent El Salvadorian MS-13 gang, blaming “years of lax immigration enforcement” for their growing presence across the U.S.

Sessions made the comments during a meeting with law enforcement task forces handling crime syndicate issues, according to the LA Times:

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Army identifies crew in Black Hawk crash


The Army on Tuesday released the names of two crew members who were injured and another who died in a training flight crash in Maryland the day before.

Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, a UH-60 crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion originally from Chapel Hill, N.C. was killed when the helicopter went down around 1:30 p.m. Monday on a golf course in Leonardtown, according to U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

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FBI Relied On Dossier To Obtain Surveillance Warrant On Trump Campaign Adviser


The FBI relied on information contained in an uncorroborated dossier compiled as part of a political opposition research campaign to obtain a federal surveillance warrant to monitor Carter Page, a former Donald Trump campaign adviser.

According to CNN, which broke the news, FBI Director James Comey has also cited the dossier in recent meetings with members of Congress.

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Gunmen Attack Popular Religious Tourism Site In Sinai


There's been an attack by gunmen near a prominent religious tourism site in southern Sinai but Egyptian authorities say no tourists were involved. One security officer was killed and four others injured.

Egypt's interior ministry says a group of gunmen had been hiding in nearby mountains and opened fire on a checkpoint on the road near St. Catherine's Monastery.

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Planned Attack on Russian Embassy Foiled ‘at Last Minute’ After Security Forces Storm Migrant Camp


The Moroccan migrant suspect at the centre of a foiled plot to launch an attack outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany, was arrested “at the last minute”, just hours before the terror attack was due to take place.

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ISIS sympathizer from Florida sentenced to life in prison


A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for attempting to provide material support to ISIS and use a weapon of mass destruction, according to the Department of Justice.

Harlem Suarez, also known as Almlak Benitez, a 23-year-old of Monroe County, Fla., was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and an explosive device.

Suarez’s Facebook postings dating back to April 2015 contained “extremist rhetoric” and promoted ISIS, federal prosecutors said.

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Growing Weed Is Pretty Bad for the Environment


The problems go way beyond the amount of water and electricity needed for marijuana crops.

Almost everything good is extremely bad for the environment.

Binging Netflix. Using disposable chopsticks with your takeout. Washing your clothes after slobbering noodles all over yourself while binging Netflix.

Oh, and smoking the joint that started the whole damn mess.

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What if it really was Adam and Steve? That’s what the Out Front Theater Company in Atlanta, which stages shows created only by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, will set out to answer for audiences during a three-week run of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” starting April 27.

However, its decision to do so has provoked a torrent of criticism over the play, which has been called “blasphemous.”

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Epic Drug Lab Scandal Results in More Than 20,000 Convictions Dropped


A mass dismissal of wrongful convictions ─ perhaps the biggest ever ─ unfolded in a Boston courthouse on Tuesday, as prosecutors in seven Massachusetts counties dropped more than 23,000 low-level drug cases tainted by the work of a rogue lab chemist.

The number of corrupted convictions was so unwieldy that the district attorneys used compact discs to deliver lists of cases they were dropping and those they believed they could successfully re-prosecute.

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"Allahu Akbar" Shooting in Fresno: 3 Dead


A man opened fire in Fresno, California leaving three people dead. The police are closely looking into the possibility that the fatal shooting was terrorism-related especially targeting white people.

A 39-year old man named Kori Ali Muhammad was taken into custody for questioning in connection with the shootings, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer has confirmed.The suspect shouted "Allahu Akbar" as police officers arrested him following the shooting. As such the incident is now being investigated as a possible case of a terrorist attack.

Dyer said in a news conference after the arrest that Muhammad went by the nickname "Black Jesus". It was also discovered that he had written about his dislike, if not hatred, for white people on his Facebook page. All of the people he shot were white people.

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Arkansas Executions: What’s Next for the State’s Push to Execute a Record Number of Inmates


After one man's life was saved by a late-night U.S. Supreme Court decision and two other death row inmates received temporary reprieves, Arkansas now plans to execute five men over eight days.

If this slate of executions proceeds as planned, it would be a grisly record, one that only Texas can currently claim. Eight men were originally scheduled for execution over 10 days, because the state's store of a controversial lethal injection drug is about to expire.

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George H.W. Bush hospitalized due to 'mild case of pneumonia'


Former President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital, his spokesman confirmed to Fox News Tuesday.

Jim McGrath said the 41st president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday due to "a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest."

"It was subsequently determined that he had a mild case of pneumonia," McGrath went on, "which was treated and has been resolved."

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Ranchers Stunned As Beaver Herds 150 Cattle


The incident occurred on Friday, Ivey and her husband was surprised after they saw 150 of their heifers crowded together in one of their pastures. The two were very curious of the incident, they made their way to find out what was going on. They were shocked to find the herd of cattle following a beaver that had wandered along.

Ivey made a statement saying that the beaver was out and about trying to find a new place to build a beaver lodge and the herd of cattle was following him. The herd maintained a three-foot space around him. They didn't want to get closer than that.

Ivey also revealed that heifers are more inquisitive than the average bovine. That may explain why they may have decided to follow the beaver. She pointed out that heifers are a curious bunch, adding that they’re kind of like teenagers. She revealed that the beaver was able to herd the cattle out of their curiosity as they tried to figure out what the heck it was.

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Vegans Battle Meat-Hungry Children in CA Schools


Processed meat has become a major concern to many people who place lots of emphasis on their diet. Such is the case with a non-profit advocacy group that has teamed up with Los Angeles Unified District teacher Jennifer Macks and two others in San Diego County.

The pro-vegan group seeks to pressure two Southern California school districts to stop serving processed meats to students. The group has been identified as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The group advocates for a vegan or plant-based diet.

The group went to the extremes of filing lawsuits against the Los Angeles and Poway, Calif. districts, alleging that the meat being served violates a state education code requirement that all food served in cafeterias must have the greatest nutritional value possible and be of the highest quality.