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  • As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

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    President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:58:59 -0400
  • Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

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    About 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:27:48 -0400
  • Please Stop Calling 911 To Report This Gruesome 'Decapitated Body'

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    Halloween arrived early in one part of Tennessee and sparked a panicked 911 call to police.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:14:27 -0400
  • Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

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    Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:12:15 -0400
  • Is the U.S. Overdue for a Catastrophic Earthquake? These Cities Are Most at Risk

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    The likelihood of a massive earthquake in the United States within our lifetimes is high. And it's not just the West Coast that's at risk

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:15:50 -0400
  • Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school

    Rescue workers search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:48:40 -0400
  • WATCH: Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes Viral

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    It was a rough day for this teacher.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:34:07 -0400
  • Winner of $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

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    Pedro Quezada became a millionaire overnight in 2013. "It will not change my heart," he reportedly said at the time.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0400
  • Fight Breaks Out at Turkish President's New York Speech

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    Erdogan was speaking near Times Square when pro-Kurdish protesters got into a scuffle with men in suits.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:13:10 -0400
  • Trump praises nonexistent African country 'Nambia' in speech to African leaders

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    President Trump made a major blunder during his United Nations speech on Wednesday.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:18:50 -0400
  • 18 Halloween Costume Ideas For People With Glasses

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    Glasses wearers know all-too-well the struggle of finding a Halloween costume that fits their #brand.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:25:01 -0400
  • Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

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    Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:20:47 -0400
  • Syrian opposition activist and her US citizen daughter murdered in Istanbul

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    A senior member of the Syrian opposition and her daughter have been found stabbed to death in their Istanbul flat in what their family says was an assassination.  Orouba Barakat, 60, was reportedly a former member of the Syrian National Council opposition group while her 23-year-old daughter Halla wrote for Orient News, an anti-Assad website.  No group claimed responsibility for the killings and Turkish police said they had made no arrests. At least four Syrian journalists have been murdered inside Turkey in killings claimed by the Islamic State (Isil). The mother and daughter, US citizen, were found dead in their home in Uskudar, in central Istanbul, late on Thursday night.  Detectives believe they may have been killed two or three days earlier and that their killer covered their bodies in caustic lime to prevent the smell, according to the Hurriyet newspaper. Unconfirmed reports said their throats had been cut.  The elder Ms Barakat was a longtime Syrian dissident and journalist who spoke out vocally against the Assad regime. Her daughter worked for several media outlets, most recently Orient News.    RIP #Syria|n activists Orouba & Halla Barakat, mom & daughter, found murdered at home in Istanbul, after having received death threats. pic.twitter.com/v9Fzy5BUPc— Syrian American Cncl (@sa_council) September 22, 2017 "The hand of tyranny and injustice assassinated my sister Doctor Orouba and her daughter Halla in their apartment in Istanbul," said Orouba’s sister, Shaza. "Orouba wrote headlines in the first page and she pursued criminals and exposed them. Her name and her daughter's name, Hala, now made front page headlines.” Halla was born in the US The family had reportedly lived in both the UAE and in the UK before settling in Turkey, where nearly three million Syrians have fled since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. Halla was born in the US and was an American citizen. Orouba and Halla were also reportedly related to three young Syrian-Americans who were murdered in North Carolina in 2015, in a case that shook the US and caused international outrage.  Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor and her sister Razan were allegedly shot to death execution by Craig Hicks, a neighbour. Mr Hicks faces a potential death penalty if convicted but his trial has not yet begun.  Orouba and Halla were also friends with Kayla Mueller, the young American aid worker who was kidnapped by Isil and died in their custody in early 2015. “An amazing friend with a pure soul that was taken from us too quickly, too soon,” Halla wrote on Facebook.  Syrian opposition activists and friends of the women took to social media to mourn their deaths. “I’m confused, speechless, afraid, and hopeless,” said Alaa Basatneh, a friend of Halla’s.  “Please keep Syrians inside and outside of Syria in your prayers. Nowhere is safe for a pro-revolution Syrians on this planet.” 

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:04:48 -0400
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

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    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:55:23 -0400
  • Students Chant 'Get Out' During James Comey's Speech at Howard University

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    Dozens of students interrupted a speech made by former FBI director James Comey at the 150th opening convocation of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:09 -0400
  • Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?

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    Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking. On Sept. 8, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck 54 miles (87 kilometers) southwest of Pijijiapan, which sits just above the Mexico-Guatemala border. Eleven days later, a magnitude-7.1 quake struck 3 miles (5 km) east of Raboso, near Mexico City.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:47:00 -0400
  • Hunter Accidentally Shoots Therapy Dog In Front Of Owner

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    The owner wrote in a Facebook post the hunter shot Kaoru because "he thought she was a wolf surrounded by seven other dogs and 10 feet away from my teammate and me."

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:17:40 -0400
  • U.N. chief asks Iran president to release former U.N. official

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    U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for the release of U.S. citizen and former U.N. official Baquer Namazi, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday. "The Secretary-General did raise the issue and again appealed for the release of Baquer Namazi on humanitarian grounds," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:54:41 -0400
  • Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

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    In Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:42:41 -0400
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:05:49 -0400
  • Alabama Senate Front-Runner: Evolution Is Fake And Homosexuality Should Be Illegal

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    U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has approached his work over the decades as he once approached mastering kickboxing and building a house with own hands: with laser focus and a fervent belief that he has God on his side.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:21:21 -0400
  • Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

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    Staff at a Florida nursing home where 10 patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:44:33 -0400
  • Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct

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    ― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:13:19 -0400
  • Here’s When Flights to Puerto Rico Will Start Again After Hurricane Maria

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    Many airlines are looking to bring back flight service soon

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:54:38 -0400
  • Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

    Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:34:16 -0400
  • How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America

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    Ultimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:57:00 -0400
  • Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

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    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:59:28 -0400
  • Melania Trump set to meet Prince Harry at Invictus Games

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    Melania Trump is set to meet the UK's Prince Harry of Wales on Saturday, as the respective first lady and British Royal partake in the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:46:23 -0400
  • Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

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    Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:37:07 -0400
  • Turnout down in second French protest against Macron's labour reforms

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    Protesters demonstrated Thursday against an imminent overhaul of France's labour laws but in far lower numbers than organisers hoped, just days before President Emmanuel Macron's flagship reforms enter the statute books. The interior ministry estimated the crowds at 132,000 across France, just over half the numbers who took part last week in the first major street protests organised by trade unions since Macron was elected in May. The 39-year-old centrist president is certain to welcome Thursday's lower turnout, but he will face more -- and potentially larger -- protests on Saturday called by the hard-left political party France Unbowed.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:31:25 -0400
  • Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun Set

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    ST. LOUIS COUNTY ― There are a couple of ways you could describe what happened Wednesday night as demonstrators once again took to the streets to protest last week’s not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley ― a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a black man fleeing a drug stop.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:42:06 -0400
  • These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

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    In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:57:50 -0400
  • Michigan Teacher Accused Of Stealing Over $30,000 From School

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    A Michigan teacher was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from students that she used on trips to the casino.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:36:52 -0400
  • Matte Black Fall Decor Is The Dark Trend We Need This Season

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    Though it’s no coincidence we’re seeing interest spike for ink-dark hues like matte black since our eyes are now on Halloween, in reality matte black has been trending in the home and living realm for months.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:43:54 -0400
  • 'Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal,' and 5 Other Things GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Has Said

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    He also called Islam a "false religion"

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:12:51 -0400
  • Nibiru: How the nonsense Planet X Armageddon and Nasa fake news theories spread globally  

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    Nibiru conspiracy theories about the end of the world have been circulating online for more than two decades, with the latest dubious prophecy predicting the apocalypse today - September 23, 2017. Planet X, or Nibiru, refers to a mythological planet in our solar system that will supposedly crash into Earth and wipe out the human race, however it has been consistently dismissed by Nasa and other experts as an internet hoax. Despite absolutely no scientific evidence to back up the suggestions of a rogue planet getting rapidly closer to Earth, myths about Planet X continue to be perpetuated online. End of the world (23 Sept 2017) Of course, this isn't the first time time harbingers of doom have predicted the end of time; Nasa also had to deny the existence of Nibiru in 2012. Throughout history there have been similar claims, but thankfully none of them so far have been proved correct.  How did conspiracy theories about Planet X start? Online chatter about Nibiru began back in 1995 when Wisconsin native Nancy Lieder created the alien-conspiracy website ZetaTalk. Ms Lieder claims to be a conduit for aliens from the Zeta Reticuli star system, 39.17 light years from Earth, who have warned her about the Nibiru catastrophe. The conspiracy theory hasn’t gone away, with so-called Christian numerologist David Meade claiming Planet X is heading in our direction. Meade believes October could see the start The Rapture and a seven-year tribulation period of widescale natural disasters. Why September 23? It has been claimed an unusual celestial arrangement mirroring signs from the Bible’s Book of Revelation today, September 23, will signal the start of the end of the world.   However, the EarthSky blog notes there will be “nothing unique” about the sun, moon and planets on the date. “In the past 1,000 years, this same event has happened at least four times already, in 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056,” explains astronomer Christopher M. Graney. Haven’t we been here before? Mars, with Earth visible in background Credit: Getty  This isn't the first time the apocalypse has been predicted: 1844 American Baptist teacher William Miller first shared publicly his belief in the coming Second Advent of Jesus Christ in 1833, predicting he would return in the year 1843. The Millerites were his followers and Millerism became a national movement, however when Jesus didn’t arrive, October 22, 1844, became known as the Great Disappointment. 1997 Twenty years ago, 29 members of Heaven’s Gate, a UFO religious millenarian group, committed suicide with the aim of boarding a UFO they believed was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet before the supposed end of the world. 2003 Planet X was also supposedly discovered by the ancient Sumerian people and was meant to hit Earth in 2003, but never arrived. “This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012,” say Nasa. 2011 The end of the world was also supposed to arrive on 21 May 2011, with Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping predicting the Rapture would begin at 18:00 in each of the world's time zones, wiping out nay-sayers with rolling earthquakes as believers ascended to heaven. 2012 Nasa had to debunk an ancient Maya prophecy theory about the world ending back in 2012. The Mayan connection “was a misconception from the very beginning,” astrophysicist Dr. John Carlson said at the time. “The Maya calendar did not end on Dec. 21, 2012, and there were no Maya prophecies foretelling the end of the world on that date." 2015 Chris McCann, leader and founder of the eBible fellowship, said the world would be engulfed and destroyed by a great fire on October 7. McCann said he was "surprised" by the outcome and wrote a blog post entitled: "A response to being incorrect with the prediction that, in all likelihood, the world would end on October 7." What does Nasa say this time? Nasa is confident the world won't end  Credit: AFP Nasa has definitively dismissed wild theories about Nibiru as pseudoscience, issuing a number of statements denying its existence. “Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth,” say Nasa. “The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision. The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the 'days of darkness' tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.” They add: “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. “Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.” Nasa fake news and the days of darkness tale A fake news story being widely shared online suggests Nasa has confirmed Earth will experience 15 days of complete darkness in November 2015. Another fake news video claims that Nasa has found Nibiru and confirmed it is heading straight for us. Debunking website Snopes explains the “days of darkness” tale is a “bit of fake news lifted from an older viral rumour” They say that it “had already been around the online block several times before,” adding, “it has long since become an evergreen online hoax — a jape that is typically resurrected a few times a year by dubious websites that simply update the time span for the alleged ‘period of darkness’ and send it winging around the internet again. What do other experts say? Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs and other mysteries for the Ministry of Defence, says “Nibiru doesn't exist”. He adds: “The world won't end on September 23. Shame on the people promoting this hoax in the name of evangelical Christianity.” Mr Pope told The Telegraph: “I'm certain Nibiru doesn't exist because if there really was a rogue planet heading for Earth, due to hit on Saturday, it would be visible to the naked eye by now. “Furthermore, astronomers would have been aware of its presence for years, both through direct observation and through gravitational effects on other planets in the solar system.” Why are some people so keen to promote this conspiracy? “The people promoting this prediction seem to be doing so because of religious belief, tenuously linking the recent eclipse with Biblical passages, including one from the Book of Revelations,” Pope says. “I suspect the reasons include self-publicity and the desire to promote their particular brand of evangelical Christianity.” Is there anything we should be worried about? “All this isn't to say that there aren't some existential threats out there, but if people want to worry about something, they should probably worry about North Korean missiles, or about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, not about Nibiru,” Pope adds.  “There have been countless previous predictions of the end of the world. Self-evidently all these predictions were false. September 23 will pass without incident, just as we safely negotiated all the previous dates that had been put forward as doomsday.” Google Home spreads bizarre conspiracy theory A prepper's guide to everything you need to survive the apocalypse  

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:34:01 -0400
  • 'South Park' Finally Attacks Trump Again, Focusing On North Korea

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    Donald Trump has returned to ruin the lives of citizens in “South Park” yet again, despite show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s previous hints that the series wouldn’t satirize the president this season.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:38:44 -0400
  • Man Who Accidentally Burned His Wife Leaves Her, Says He Has Nothing to Apologize For

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    She spent 51 days in the hospital and underwent 20 surgeries.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:30:00 -0400
  • Duterte Promises to Kill Son If Drug Charges True

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened violence against family members involved in drugs or Islamist militant groups.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:28:41 -0400
  • Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: monitor

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    At least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria, a monitor said Thursday. The strikes hit areas in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, where an internationally agreed truce zone is meant to be in place, and come in response to an offensive launched Tuesday by jihadists. Idlib, along with parts of neighbouring Hama and Latakia provinces, forms one of four so-called de-escalation zones agreed last May by regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:08:46 -0400
  • Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel

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    Woman and girls were thrilled to see themselves reflected in a superhero when “Wonder Woman” premiered this summer.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:53:44 -0400
  • Illinois Father Strangled 2 Sons Before Setting House on Fire and Killing Himself While His Wife Slept

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    An Illinois man strangled his two sons to death early Tuesday morning and then set his home on fire before killing himself while his wife slept, PEOPLE confirms

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:20:45 -0400
  • 27 Ways To Reinvent Your Mashed Potatoes

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    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:39:09 -0400
  • Former Arkansas Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Students

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    A former art teacher at an Arkansas high school is accused of having sexual relationships with four students and reportedly slept with two of them at her apartment on the same day.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:40:59 -0400
  • Myanmar army chief urges internally displaced to return to Rakhine

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    By Jurawee Kittisilpa SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's army chief called on Thursday for people internally displaced by violence in Rakhine State to go home and rebuild communities, but he made no mention of 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape his force's operations. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in a major speech on his plans for Rakhine state on his first visit there since the latest strife erupted, said the military had handled the situation as best as it could after a wave of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Aug. 25. The United Nations has said the military response to the insurgent attacks is ethnic cleansing aimed at pushing the Rohingya Muslim community out of Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:00:53 -0400
  • Ellen Explains Why She Doesn't Want 'Dangerous' Donald Trump On Her Show

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    Ellen DeGeneres does not see the point in having President Donald Trump on her show.

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:58:36 -0400
  • Chrissy Teigen needed 6 brown bananas, so she sent her mom to get them from one of her Twitter followers

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    Chrissy Teigen just really wanted six brown bananas, you guys.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:04:51 -0400
  • US police fatally shoot deaf  man despite neighbours' warnings

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    Police in Oklahoma came under intense scrutiny Thursday for fatally shooting a deaf man who failed to respond to their commands, even as neighbours were alerting officers of the man’s disability. Officers went to the Oklahoma City home of Magdiel Sanchez looking for his father, who was involved in a hit-and-run car accident. They instead killed the 35-year-old who could neither hear nor speak, according to witnesses. Neighbours said they were trying to intervene by yelling "he can’t hear you," to prevent the Tuesday night shooting outside Sanchez’s home, but police did not heed their warnings. "As the police pulled up, we was all... screaming at the cops not to shoot," neighbor Julio Rayos told reporters. Oklahoma’s deaf community questioned the police use of deadly force, while the American Civil Liberties Union offered a scathing rebuke Thursday. "Magdiel Sanchez was shot at his own home, without having committed any crime," said the ACLU’s Allie Shinn. "Merely failing to follow commands is an unacceptable defense for the use of lethal force." During the confrontation, Sanchez was holding in his right hand a two-foot metal pipe with a leather loop. Police said they believe the object was designed to be a weapon. Sanchez did not respond to officers’ commands to drop the pipe, and Lieutenant Matthew Lindsey fired a Taser while Sergeant Christopher Barnes fired his gun. Sanchez died at the scene. Police could not say why the officers fired different weapons, but not all members of the department have access to non-lethal Tasers. Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews Credit: Sue Ogrocki/AP Neither officer was outfitted with a body camera, but police interviewed multiple witnesses who were cooperating with a criminal investigation. "It’s a crying shame," one witness, who asked not to be identified, told The Oklahoman newspaper. "I believe they could have disarmed him without shooting." Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said Thursday that he would meet with groups representing the disabled, the newspaper reported. "We have a responsibility to serve the entire public, regardless of who they are, what disability they have," the newspaper quoted Citty as saying. A leader at the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf told TV station KWTV that police need more training. "I don’t know why this situation so quickly escalated," JR Reininger said. "There were two police officers and one deaf man with one metal rod."      

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:27:20 -0400
  • Pakistan tells UN won't be 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

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    Pakistan refuses to be a "scapegoat" for Afghanistan's bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations on Thursday. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with the renewed onus on Pakistan. "Having suffered and sacrificed so much due to our role in the global counter terrorism campaign, it is especially galling for Pakistan to be blamed for the military or political stalemate in Afghanistan," Abbasi said.

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:44:06 -0400
  • NFL Stars Erupt In Anger Over Donald Trump's 'Son Of A B***h' Speech

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    National Football League stars both past and present have expressed outrage after President Donald Trump used an address in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to attack players who protest during the national anthem.

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:19:51 -0400
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