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  • Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

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    President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:43 -0500
  • Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'

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    Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is “not enough” to make up for his failure at the time “to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women’s equality.”

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:23:59 -0500
  • Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

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    Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:22:16 -0500
  • Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket

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    Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500
  • No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:40:33 -0500
  • Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

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    Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:17:23 -0500
  • 19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes

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    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:46:04 -0500
  • Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalition

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    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Wednesday it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh. The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive "urgent humanitarian and relief materials" and Sanaa airport to UN aircraft from midday on Thursday (0900 GMT). Hodeida, which is controlled by Huthi rebels backed by Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran, is a key conduit for much-needed food and medicine imports to Yemen.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:51:21 -0500
  • Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coup

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    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday. Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the local interior minister, on Monday. "How else can you call the situation when the person fired by court from his job is attempting to conduct some operations by force? This an attempt to seize power," Plotnitsky's website quoted him as saying during a meeting with reporters. ...

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:42:36 -0500
  • Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

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    President Trump suggested on Tuesday that voters in Alabama should support the embattled Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, because the alternative on the ballot is a Democrat.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:32:58 -0500
  • A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

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    This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500
  • Senator Seeks Answers on US Attorney Firing

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    Senator Chris Coons talks with Rachel Maddow about his effort to get answers from the Trump administration on why key U.S. attorney Dana Boente was pushed out of his position.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:47:10 -0500
  • Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'

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    Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities on Tuesday, after the country’s speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:42:24 -0500
  • US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

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    The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:19:41 -0500
  • FBI treating border agent's death as assault, for now

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    DALLAS (AP) — An FBI official said Tuesday that the bureau is investigating the death of a border patrol agent and injuring of another as "potential assault," but he wouldn't rule out that they could have been injured in some other way.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:36:26 -0500
  • Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

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    Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:51 -0500
  • Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine

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    The Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather. pic.twitter.com/Sxgi9MZGo5— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Timeline | Submarine accidents Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:33:01 -0500
  • Weather improves but clock ticks for Argentine submarine search

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    By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The search for a missing Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew was helped by calmer seas on Tuesday, but there were no new clues about its location and worries multiplied because the vessel may be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. The ARA San Juan was en route from Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, to its base in Mar del Plata and was about 300 miles (480 km) off the coast when it gave its last location on Wednesday, soon after reporting an electrical malfunction. If the German-built submarine had sunk or was otherwise unable to rise to the surface since it sent its last signal, it would be winding down its seven-day oxygen supply.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:44:04 -0500
  • Putin urges 'compromise' ahead of new Syria peace talks

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that efforts to end Syria's six-year war were entering "a new stage" ahead of a planned meeting of Syrian government officials and opposition leaders, warning both sides that compromise would be necessary. The new talks should happen soon, Putin said after a summit with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisting that they would reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. "It is obvious that the reform process will not be simple, it will require compromise and concessions from all parties, including obviously the Syrian government," Putin said after two hours of talks with Rouhani and Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:30 -0500
  • 'Zero Hope For Denuclearizing North Korea,' China Expert Says

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    BEIJING ― President Donald Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism may not be the best way to quell the country’s nuclear ambitions, according to one expert in China.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:05:40 -0500
  • David Cassidy dead at 67

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    David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:08:52 -0500
  • What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines

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    A few years ago I belonged to the group of people who thought that working for Charlie Rose represented the holy grail of journalism.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:49:25 -0500
  • Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

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    Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:55 -0500
  • Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

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    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:58:40 -0500
  • Woman who stole 'Make America Great Again' cap from fellow student could be jailed for up to a year

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    Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:41:56 -0500
  • The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger

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    As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country’s navy said on Thursday that a sound “consistent with an explosion” had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:58:37 -0500
  • U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

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    By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which Reuters was first to report on, said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:05:40 -0500
  • U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

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    The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:34 -0500
  • 15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing

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    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:16:04 -0500
  • Russia Wanted Trump As President And It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?

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    WASHINGTON ― Russia’s tyrant works to help the Republican nominee win America’s presidential election.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:30 -0500
  • FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

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    The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:38:40 -0500
  • Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in prison for Srebrenica genocide, after he is dragged from court over outburst

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    Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb military commander known as the ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. The 74-year-old war criminal was found guilty of orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, including the massacre at Srebrenica, Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two. The conviction, which marked the final case of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, was hailed as a victory for justice and a warning to others - including Syrian president Bashar al-Assad - that the passage of time offered no protection to perpetrators of genocide. In a moment of drama Mladic was removed from the court minutes before the verdict for screaming "this is all lies, you are all liars". But the UN Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 of 11 charges, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, in which more than 10,000 civilians died. Mothers of Srebrenica's victims clapped when the convictions were read out Credit:  AFP The massacre at Srebrenica, near Bosnia's eastern border with Serbia, took place over a few days after July 11 1995 when Serbian forces took control of the area despite it being officially declared a UN “safe area”. When the international community failed to react, some 370 Dutch UN peacekeepers looked on helplessly as Serb forces separated men and boys to be shot, while the women and children were bussed out the town in what became known as ‘ethnic cleansing’. "The crimes committed rank among the most heinous known to humankind, and include genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity," Alphons Orie, the presiding judge, said in reading out a summary of the judgment. Who is the 'Butcher of Bosnia'? 01:30 "Many of these men and boys were cursed, insulted, threatened, forced to sing Serb songs and beaten while awaiting their execution," he said. Mladic, who is in poor health and has suffered a series of strokes since his capture in 2011, had pleaded ‘not guilty’ to all charges. His legal team said he would appeal against the verdict. Lawyers expect the final sentence might not be passed until 2019. The verdict was welcomed by the families of those who died, many of whom attended the court hearings, including Fikret Alic whose skeletal features were featured in a front-page photo in Time magazine in 1992, staring out from behind a barbed wire. International War Crimes Tribunal investigators clearing away soil and debris from dozens of Srebrenica victims buried in a mass grave near the village of Pilica Credit: Staton Winter / AP "Justice has won, and the war criminal has been convicted," Mr Alic told reporters, holding up the infamous photograph. "I am the one in this picture, Fikret Alic. I can testify to that crime that his general (Mladic) committed." Mladic was the most notorious of the 161 people indicted by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, along with former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic and late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. The court has convicted 83 of these. The conviction effectively brings the work of the ICTY to a conclusion and was welcomed around the world as a victory for justice that many doubted would ever be delivered. Protesters stand outside the court, as they wait for the verdict on former Bosnian military chief Ratko Mladic  Credit: Anadolu Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, said the conviction had demonstrated that war criminals could not escape justice. "Ratko Mladic's conviction for genocide in Srebrenica will not bring back the thousands who lost their lives but it does demonstrate that the architects of their suffering will be held to account,” he said. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN’s human rights chief called Mladic the "epitome of evil" and said his arrest and subsequent conviction after 16 years on the run and over four years on trial was a "momentous victory for justice". A scene from outside the court in The Hague Credit: Anadolu "The passage of time is no protection,” he said, adding that Assad would be no exception. “It's very clear to us that what happened in Syria recently…[was] so grotesque that if a court of law on the basis of evidence were to prosecute senior leaders then you would expect that some of them would be held responsible." Paddy Ashdown, the former UN High Representative for Bosnia, said “those who value the rule of law in war” would welcome the verdict against "the murderer of Srebrenica", adding that Bosnia could now look forward more confidently to the future. Despite the successes of the Yugoslav tribunal, on the ground in Bosnia and Herzegovina the two communities remain sharply divided, and the European Union called on Balkan countries to "honour the victims" of war crimes by working towards reconciliation. The Bosnian prime minister Denis Zvizdic said he hoped that "those who still call for new divisions and conflicts will carefully read the verdict rendered today” referring to the enduring separatism in post-war federal Bosnia's autonomous Serb region. Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia which had acted as Mladic’s patron when under the control of Slobodan Milosevic but is now democratic and seeking EU membership, said Serbia "respects the victims" and called for a focus on the future. "I would like to call on everyone (in the region) to start looking into the future and not to drown in tears of the past... We need to look to the future...so we finally have a stable country," Mr Vucic told reporters when asked about the verdict.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:59:04 -0500
  • Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

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    Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans. The oil-rich, cash-poor South American country failed to make $237 million in payments on bonds due 2025 and 2026, now past their 30-day grace period, the US ratings firm said in a statement. "Two additional coupon payments are overdue, but within their grace period.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:11:20 -0500
  • Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

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    DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:27:48 -0500
  • Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

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    A Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:49:24 -0500
  • Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

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    An anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:43:57 -0500
  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

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    By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power. Mnangagwa returned to the country earlier in the day, having fled for his safety when the 93-year-old former leader sacked him as vice president two weeks ago to smooth a path to the succession for his much younger wife Grace. The voice of the people is the voice of God," Mnangagwa told thousands of supporters gathered outside the ruling ZANU-PF party's offices in the capital.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:59:52 -0500
  • Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

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    Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:54:29 -0500
  • Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

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    Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:14:43 -0500
  • 6-Month-Old Quintuplets Dazzle in Christmas Card Photo Shoot

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    They were conceived through intrauterine insemination.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:57:57 -0500
  • Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:41:31 -0500
  • 12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

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    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:02:07 -0500
  • Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

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    Venezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:57:09 -0500
  • Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo

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    The world is so full of tech that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500
  • These Are All The Politicians Recently Accused of Sexual Harassment

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    Since the Harvey Weinstein story broke

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:24:31 -0500
  • Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

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    An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:19 -0500
  • What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

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    Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:05:43 -0500
  • Trump Celebrates Thanksgiving With 100th Day At One Of His Properties As President

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    President Donald Trump is celebrating his first Thanksgiving as president at his members-only resort in Florida, marking the 100th day he’s spent at a Trump-owned property since his inauguration. Wednesday and Thursday were the president’s 27th and 28th days at his Palm Beach resort, according to a New York Times tracker. He also visited the Trump International Golf Club on Wednesday, where the White House said he handled “a full schedule of meetings and phone calls.” Reporters were not invited to join the president, but they were pretty sure Trump’s schedule also included some golf. The president started off his Thanksgiving like he does many days ― with a tweet.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:29:07 -0500
  • Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner 

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    Parents should be made to sign contracts compelling them to monitor their children’s Facebook messages, the coroner in the Ann Maguire murder inquest has claimed. Under proposals due to be presented to the Digital minister Matt Hancock, parents would be given the right to pry on their children’s accounts because their “responsibility transcends” a teenager’s “entitlement to privacy”. The suggestions would also require teens aged 13 to 18 to have a named parent on their application to open an account, and make parents contractually obliged to monitor their communications. Coroner Kevin McLoughlin outlined the proposals yesterday as a jury ruled that the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire could have been prevented. Teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire told ten friends 'precisely' what he planned to do Delivering a conclusion of unlawful killing, the jury at Wakefield Coroner’s Court said that her death had resulted from “missed opportunities to share and record the problem behaviour” of her killer. It comes more than two years after Ms Maguire, an employee of Corpus Christi College, Leeds was stabbed to death by pupil Will Cornick during a lesson at the school on 28 April 2014. During the inquest, the jury heard that Cornick, then 15, had exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with friends in which he professed his hatred for Ms Maguire and his desire to harm her. In one Facebook exchange, he expressed his loathing for the 61-year-old and offered a friend “a tenner” for them to kill her. Another associate of Cornick told police officers in an interview that Cornick had said of Mrs Maguire: “I don’t want to hurt her, I want to kill her.” Cornick was 15 years old when he stabbed to death Mrs Maguire, 61, as she taught a class at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds The teenager told 10 pupils of his intention to kill Mrs Maguire and other members of staff, and showed four of them the 34-inch knife he later used in her brutal murder. Despite his litany of threats, none of the pupils reported the outbursts to the school. Their conversations with Cornick only surfaced in pre-inquest hearings, and it later emerged that they had never been questioned about them by police officers or teaching staff after her murder. In statements following Mrs Maguire’s murder, Cornick’s parents claimed they had no prior knowledge of their son’s intentions. Commenting on the disclosures, Mr McLoughlin said that Cornick’s online threats had been “sinister and grotesque”, adding that he believed that “parents have a responsibility to protect children”. In order to do this, he said that they should be given “access to supervise content”, adding: “any parent’s responsibility transcends any teenager’s entitlement to privacy.” A Facebook spokesman said: "We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. We work closely with online safety experts including the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International to make sure that young people and their parents know how technology works and what they need to think about before sharing online."

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:36:43 -0500
  • Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits South Africa

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:24:38 -0500
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