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  • Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?

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    Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:21:32 -0400
  • Two Major Problems With Trump's Claims About His Charlottesville Winery

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    After President Donald Trump held a press conference on Tuesday about the white supremacist conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, he decided to brag about his winery there.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:13 -0400
  • Charlottesville: Man pictured using homemade flame thrower on white supremacists speaks out

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    A care worker who fought off white supremacist attackers in Charlottesville with an improvised flame thrower said he had set out for a peaceful protest against “Nazis who took over my town”. Corey Long had joined the hundreds of demonstrators in the Virginia city who turned out to heckle at radicals including Ku Klux Klan members who were marching in an ultra right-wing rally. Another extremist later lunged at Mr Long with a confederate flag and he fought back with a spray can he said he found on the ground, putting a lighter to the nozzle and turning it into a weapon.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:01:31 -0400
  • Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

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    Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:10:42 -0400
  • Families wait in rain to ID lost loved ones in Sierra Leone

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    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after surging mudslides and floodwaters swept through Sierra Leone's capital, killing hundreds and leaving hundreds more missing.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:59:11 -0400
  • Student, 18, Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Teacher's Life On Facebook: Cops

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    Desiree Zio is charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:38:00 -0400
  • Iran says its drones near U.S. vessels are safe, following rules

    Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected U.S. criticism that it flew a drone unsafely near a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Gulf and it defended its right to carry out air patrol missions in the area. On Monday the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said that an Iranian drone had come within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of a U.S. aircraft carrier while it was in international waters in the Gulf conducting flight operations. Spokesman Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey said the Iranian drone "conducted an unsafe and unprofessional approach" as it passed by the USS Nimitz without navigation lights late on Sunday.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:26:25 -0400
  • White Supremacist In Charlottesville Wearing 82nd Airborne Hat Gets Called Out... By 82nd Airborne

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    The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:16:11 -0400
  • How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear Blast

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    According to certain guidelines, hair conditioner could bind radioactive material to your hair after exposure.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:04:58 -0400
  • Russia, Syria Surround 3,000 Square Miles of ISIS Land

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    After reportedly doubling their control of the country, Syrian troops conducted a nighttime raid behind enemy lines with the help of Russia.

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:27:28 -0400
  • Donald Trump Fails in Role of Moral Leader

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    Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about how far afield Donald Trump is from the American president's function as a role model of responsible, moral leadership.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:22:45 -0400
  • Confederate statues taken down in Baltimore in the dead of night

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    Confederate statues in Baltimore have been removed days after the white supremacist protests in Charlottesville. Journalists in the Maryland city tweeted from the scene as the statues were taken down from public places in the dead of night. The City Council voted days ago to remove the statues. Crane is here at #Tubman (Wyman) dell park to remove the #JacksonandLee monument pic.twitter.com/rU8hqVYAcB— Baltimore BLOC (@BmoreBloc) August 16, 2017 The memorials include the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue, the Confederate Women’s Monument on West University Parkway, the Roger B Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place, and the Robert E Lee and Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell. And there they go. Lee and Jackson sailing through air onto flatbed truck in Baltimore at 3:40 AM. An amazing sight. pic.twitter.com/4SzRYRiVOB— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) August 16, 2017 Removal of the statues follows the unrest in Charlottesville when neo-Nazis and white nationalists marched over plans to taken down the monument to Robert E Lee, who commanded the Confederate army of northern Virginia. The Baltimore City Council voted unanimously Monday to remove four Confederate monuments immediately. The fourth and final #Confederate monument in Baltimore is gone. pic.twitter.com/BSgumFuIVH— J. M. Giordano photo (@jmgpix) August 16, 2017 They had all come down early on Wednesday morning. Small crowds gathered at the momuments as they were removed. Baynard Woods, the editor of the Baltimore City Paper, said the mood was "celebratory". “The police are being cheerful and encouraging people to take photos and selfies,” Mr. Woods said. They rode in on the Lost Cause. They rode out on a flatbed truck. pic.twitter.com/CfRlluk5s0— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) August 16, 2017 Other cities and states are considering removing their Confederate monuments following the clashes at Saturday's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to the New York Times, one city councilman said the statues should be destroyed, not just moved. “These people were terrorists. They were traitors. Why are we honoring them?” Councilman Brandon M. Scott said at a meeting on Monday. Charlottesville far-right protest  

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:11:53 -0400
  • Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement

    These dizzying images use oil, soap and paint to create movements that feel otherworldly, and seem to psychedelically burst from their surroundings.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:07:36 -0400
  • Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence

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    Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:58:48 -0400
  • Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

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    A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park. Zoo keepers, unable to trace the truant tortoise, offered a reward of 500,000 yen ($4,500) for her safe return. "We were so relieved that she came back safely as she is so popular among children," said zoo staffer Yoshimi Yamane, describing Abuh -- who weighs 55 kilogrammes (121 pounds) -- as having a "gentle" disposition.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:02:17 -0400
  • Venezuela mulls 'law against intolerance,' aimed at dissenters

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    By Hugh Bronstein CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans who express "hate or intolerance" will be jailed for up to 25 years under a bill pending in the country's newly-formed constituent assembly, a measure the opposition fears will be used by the government to further crack down on dissent. President Nicolas Maduro has faced a cacophony of international criticism, from the United Nations to Pope Francis, since he installed the 545-member assembly stacked with Socialist Party allies earlier this month. Maduro defends the new legislative superbody as Venezuela's only hope for peace and prosperity.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:40:59 -0400
  • US satellites spot North Korea moving missiles 'in preparation for possible launch'

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    North Korea has moved missile equipment into position ahead of a possible launch, according to US defence officials. American satellites detected the transportation of launchers capable of firing intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) amid tension over threats by Pyongyang. The movement is "not believed to be directly related to the threat issued by North Korea last week to strike the waters near Guam," a source told CNN.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:15:06 -0400
  • The O.J. Bronco was for sale on "Pawn Stars," but didn't sell

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    The second Bronco was the white one that Al Cowlings used to drive O.J. on that dramatic slow-speed highway chase. Originally owned by Cowlings, the Bronco was sold to O.J.'s manager Mike Gilbert. Now Gilbert is ready to part with the Bronco and he wants to see if the "Pawn Stars" will pony up his asking price.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0400
  • Mike Pence’s Fundraising Is Unprecedented For A Vice President

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    The mere hint that Pence is working to boost his own political brand instead of President Donald Trump’s has already led the vice president to blast the “fake news” bullhorn. The New York Times reported earlier this month that Pence’s fundraising was part of an effort to promote himself amid uncertainty for top-level Republicans created by the investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia. “The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this administration,” Pence said. Despite the denial, it is notable that Pence is the first vice president to launch a personal fundraising effort, particularly during the first months of a first term in office.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:21 -0400
  • 'Please son, renounce the hate': Father disowns Charlottesville protest son in open letter 

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    The father of a man who was identified from pictures after attending the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has written a heart-wrenching open letter disowning his son. Other members of his family have also asked the man, who calls himself a fascist, to change his name. Pearce Tefft, appearing distraught and baffled, wrote that he did not know where his son learned his "twisted worldview". He wrote in a local paper: "[My son] once joked, 'the thing about us fascists is, it’s not that we don’t believe in freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want. We’ll just throw you in an oven.' "Peter, you will have to shovel our bodies into the oven, too. Please son, renounce the hate, accept and love all." Peter Tefft, from Fargo, North Dakota, was identified from photographs of him at the rally which were widely circulated on social media. He then appeared to confirm he was at the rally, writing on Facebook; "Ultimately, this was a victory for us. Our movement will be emboldened by Charlottesville". Mr Tefft also posted a photograph of himself in the area before the rally. He is the youngest son of Pearce Tefft, who wrote: "On Friday night, my son traveled to Charlottesville, Va., and was interviewed by a national news outlet while marching with reported white nationalists, who allegedly went on to kill a person. "I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son’s vile, hateful and racist rhetoric and actions. We do not know specifically where he learned these beliefs. He did not learn them at home. "I have shared my home and hearth with friends and acquaintances of every race, gender and creed. I have taught all of my children that all men and women are created equal. That we must love each other all the same." He also wrote that he knew of his son's beliefs, but had remained silent about them. This is heartbreaking to read as a parent. And brave. And thank you. Especially as a public statement. https://t.co/3xAlIeEIrm— Jessica Mason Pieklo (@Hegemommy) August 14, 2017 He said: "Evidently Peter has chosen to unlearn these lessons, much to my and his family’s heartbreak and distress. We have been silent up until now, but now we see that this was a mistake. It was the silence of good people that allowed the Nazis to flourish the first time around, and it is the silence of good people that is allowing them to flourish now." Pearce Tefft then went on to say he and the family had decided to disown his youngest son, saying he is no longer welcome at family gatherings until he renounces his beliefs. He wrote: "Peter Tefft, my son, is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer. I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home. Then and only then will I lay out the feast." Mr Tefft also wrote that the family had faced abuse following the revelations about his son: "His hateful opinions are bringing hateful rhetoric to his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his parents. Why must we be guilty by association? Again, none of his beliefs were learned at home. We do not, never have, and never will, accept his twisted worldview." Peter Tefft's nephew, Jacob Scott Weiber, condemned his uncle. He wrote on Facebook: "For anybody who is looking at my Facebook account because they found me through my nazi uncle, Peter Tefft, I would like it to be known that I have nothing to do with him, I utterly repudiate him, and I repudiate his vile nazi ideology. "My whole family also repudiates him, and his beliefs. We don't know where he got them. We are extremely disappointed in him, he is not welcome in any of our homes or at any of our family gatherings, and, forthwith until he renounces said beliefs, we will have nothing to do with him or any of his putrid nazi friends. "Peter, if you are reading this, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR NAME IMMEDIATELY. You are bringing shame and ignominy on your whole family, and causing a great deal of heartbreak and distress for all of us. A number of individuals have already begun harassing your siblings and other relatives, because they think we are associated with you. We are NOT, we never will be, and every one of us will resist you to our last breath, if you continue to fight to bring about the fascist America you so crave to see. "Just know that you will have to shovel OUR bodies into the ovens, too." Peter Tefft has denied being a Nazi, but he has told news stations that he is a fascist. He said: "Fascist, I think fascism is just loving your family and doing what's best for your nation". However, he said that the only reason he won't call himself a Nazi as well as a fascist is because he thinks the word is used as "a slur towards white people". Charlottesville far-right protest  

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:24:12 -0400
  • U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding

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    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a federal judge's ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:57:17 -0400
  • Search on in 2 countries for woman missing since sub sank

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    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police from Sweden assisted their Danish counterparts on Tuesday with pursuing leads in the search for a missing Swedish woman who was on an amateur-built submarine the night before it sank, while volunteers and authorities combed the countries' waterways for signs of her.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:19:02 -0400
  • Scary video shows a bear charging a dog in Alaska

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    A mama black bear was caught on camera charging a Siberian husky at a campground in Alaska.  The recently released clip, from a campground in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, shows a bear and her three cubs approaching a trailer from the woods on July 5. When the bear spots the dog it delivers a bluff charge, and the bear and husky get into a brief fight off camera. A woman can then be heard yelling at the bear, which returns to its cubs and runs away.  Tom Henderson, who uploaded the video earlier this month, said in an email that his wife is the person heard yelling in the clip. Fortunately, the dog was unharmed in the scuffle, despite its screams. Henderson also said that bear sightings are not uncommon in the camp, though they have not had a problem like this before. Unfortunate interactions between humans and wildlife are unfortunately common in the area. In June a man was mauled after brown bear with a sow got defensive.  Mashable has reached out to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for additional information.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:55:25 -0400
  • NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch

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    NASA is seeking suggestions from the public for a message to beam far, far out into space to the probe Voyager 1 in time for the 40th anniversary of its launch. NASA said on its website that people have until August 15 to make submissions of a maximum of 60 characters. NASA, its Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Voyager team will cull them, and the public will vote to pick the winner to send toward Voyager 1 on September 5.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:54:59 -0400
  • Protesters in North Carolina Tear Down Confederate Statue

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    The group said its actions are in response to the violence in Charlottesville

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:22:09 -0400
  • Top US military officer notes 'difficult issues' with China

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    BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told his Chinese counterpart Tuesday that the U.S. and China have "many difficult issues" to work through, during a visit that comes amid tensions over North Korea's missile program, Taiwan and China's claims in the South China Sea.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:30:36 -0400
  • Seaworld: Another killer whale dies after suffering from a bacterial infection for 10 years

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    "Despite their best efforts, her health and appetite significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments,” SeaWorld said in a statement. There are now 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, including five males and five females.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:51:00 -0400
  • India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials

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    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was not aware of the latest reports, but she added that "Chinese border troops are always committed to maintaining peace on the India-China border".

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:42:15 -0400
  • Not One CEO On Trump's Other Big Business Council Has Quit Over Charlottesville

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    Since Monday morning, five top executives have quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council in protest against his tepid response to a deadly attack by an accused white supremacist following a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:39:40 -0400
  • Take a look at the world's top 10 most liveable cities 2017

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    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:22:43 -0400
  • Video Shows Minneapolis Police Watching As Bouncer Punches Handcuffed Man

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    A video showing a bouncer punching a handcuffed man as two Minneapolis police officers look on has gone viral on Facebook with the views ranging up to 16, 000. The post was shared more than a hundred times.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:50:43 -0400
  • Judge suspended for calling counter-protesters 'snowflakes'

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has been suspended for making online comments that called critics of Confederate monuments in the South "snowflakes" and "nut cases."

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:57:26 -0400
  • Mischievous pup who found the wrong side of the law is still a very good dog

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    We all know all dogs are good dogs. It's a scientific fact. But sometimes they get in a bit of trouble. Maybe not arrested and thrown in the back of a police car kind of trouble, but they can be pretty sneaky. Don't be fooled — this pup is still very good, but he did take a little run in the wild that got him in a bit of a pickle. A very nice policeman brought him back in the only way he could — in the back of his cop car. Reddit user Ayayoska posted a photo of the extremely cute incident. SEE ALSO: Spoiled doggo with 5 dog beds prefers the floor This pup gave his pregnant owner a hard time! C'mon pup, you know better than that. Even though this little ride looks like a punishment, the doge looks like he couldn't possibly be having a better time. Just look at that smile. Even the policeman is having a great time with his new friend.  Everyone on Reddit loved these two, especially the policeman who got to hang out with the pup. Image: reddit Image: reddit Image: reddit Image: reddit Image: redditGood dog, good human. WATCH: Grownups will love riding this all-electric smart scooter but it comes at a hefty price

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:38:22 -0400
  • Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

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    By Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, and the visit by Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri is the latest sign that Ankara is increasing cooperation with other powers such as Iran and Russia. Baqeri met his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday and Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday in what Turkish media said was the first visit by an Iranian chief of staff since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:27:00 -0400
  • North Carolina protesters who tore down Confederate monument 'could face prosecution'

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    The protesters who tore down a Confederate monument in North Carolina could face charges for the vandalism if local investigators are able to figure out their identities. Durham Sheriff Mike Andrews said that he was relieved nobody was hurt when the protesters wrapped a yellow strap around the Confederate Soldiers monument and pulled it off its pedestal. “Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority” Mr Andrews said in a statement.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:17:00 -0400
  • D.C. Grapples With Its Own Confederate Statue Controversy After Charlottesville

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    A group of at least 1,000 demonstrators gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to demonstrate solidarity with counterprotesters who had suffered in violent clashes with white nationalists the day before.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:12:08 -0400
  • Study Explores How To Talk To Climate Change Deniers

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    A new study shows how climate change advocates should talk to those who don't believe in global warming. Hint: put the data graphs down.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:40:39 -0400
  • Takiyah Thompson, Hailed As 'Hero,' Showered With Support For Toppling Confederate Statue

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    Takiyah Thompson, a 22-year-old student activist who participated in tearing down a Confederate statue during a protest in Durham, North Carolina has been released from jail.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:58:44 -0400
  • North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators offered Monday to settle state allegations that the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts during construction.

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:02:53 -0400
  • 'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade turns up on garden carrot

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    A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot. The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground. Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again. "I recognized it right away," she said. Mary Grams, 84, got her missing ring back when her daughter-in-law found it while harvesting carrots on the family farm in Alberta, Canada. Credit:  CBC News She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden. "We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC news.  "We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it." Mrs Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman.  Mary, 84, says she didn't know if they were kidding or not, but when her granddaughter brought the carrot over - she knew: "It's mine!" #yegpic.twitter.com/Ft7IMUeSMR— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 The ring was found by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley. "I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," she said, "because no other women have lived on that farm. "I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot." A few weeks after losing her engagement ring, Mary bought herself this one, much smaller, to replace it. #Camrosepic.twitter.com/sg9WN4y1Pb— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017  Mrs Grams said she is pleased the ring was found. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:46:47 -0400
  • T-Mobile just took a huge step towards beating Verizon once and for all

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    This April, T-Mobile spent $8 billion on new low-band spectrum to improve its wireless network. As of right now, that network is online. A "cluster site" in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is the first place in the country to be lit up with T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE network. Neville Ray, T-Mobile's Chief Technology Officer, described the rollout as a "massive milestone" for T-Mobile, and one that should "materially close" T-Mobile's existing coverage gap with Verizon "by the end of the year." To call it a "massive milestone" is really an understatement. Normally, rolling out new spectrum takes years. Verizon, for example, bought 700MHz spectrum from the FCC in a similar auction in 2008, and didn't turn the network on until 2010. Ray said that "the FCC only granted the licenses in June, so to have the network online by August...is much faster than anyone expected." 600MHz spectrum is going to be a big deal for T-Mobile as it should finally fix the network's coverage problems. Cell networks operate across dozens of different "bands," and broadly speaking, the lower the frequency, the better the coverage. Lower-frequency radio waves travel further and penetrate objects better, which in the real world means superior coverage in rural areas and inside buildings -- everywhere that Verizon's network, thanks to a wealth of low-band spectrum, currently excels. The site in Wyoming that's live today is the first of many that should go live by the end of the year. The map above (from a FCC filing) shows where T-Mobile is planning on building out coverage to in 2017, and that includes 600MHz sites in Wyoming, Northwest Oregon, West Texas, Southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, Western North Dakota, Maine, Coastal North Carolina, Central Pennsylvania, Central Virginia and Eastern Washington. Rolling out 600MHz is particularly challenging because in most cases, there are TV stations using the spectrum right now. Those stations are moving to different frequencies, and T-Mobile is paying out of its own pocket to accelerate the process. Unfortunately, all that doesn't mean that T-Mobile's customers are going to have fantastic service overnight. 600MHz isn't a frequency that's been used for LTE anywhere in the world before, so no current devices support it. Ray confirmed that "Samsung and LG will have phones in stores by the end of the year" that support 600MHz, and also said that "as T-Mobile gets more partners and devices, there will be a tidal wave of [600MHz compatible devices] in 2018." He also stressed that T-Mobile is putting" as much, if not more effort into devices than the network," but "the network has to come first." In other words: it's an exciting time to be a T-Mobile customer. Everywhere that T-Mobile's 600MHz network will reach within a few years   600MHz isn't the only place that T-Mobile is working to improve its network, either. Right now, T-Mobile is deploying thousands of small cell sites across the US, all of which are compatible with License Assisted Access (LAA), a technology that uses Wi-Fi spectrum to achieve crazy-fast speeds. That will help with network congestion in places like airports and shopping malls, where thousands of devices can be trying to download a Snapchat at once. Ray also mentioned one piece of news to BGR that bodes well for the future: all the 600MHz radios that T-Mobile is deploying right now should be compatible with the 5G standard when it's finalized next year. T-Mobile has already committed to having a nationwide 5G network by the end of the decade, and this is is going to be a big part of it. When the 5G standards are finalized, T-Mobile shouldn't have to change anything on the cell towers to convert its 600MHz LTE network to 5G. The bottom line is simple. Right now -- depending on which benchmark you look at -- T-Mobile is equal or better than Verizon and AT&T on download speed, but a little behind in coverage. The record-speed 600Mhz deployment will close that coverage gap, and then some. At the same time, T-Mobile is building out much of the infrastructure that will power 5G in the coming years, all while also deploying advanced LTE tech that can deliver gigabit speeds right now. Verizon and AT&T are officially on notice.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:42 -0400
  • Grace Mugabe accused of assaulting model in S. African hotel

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    Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe was under investigation by South African police Tuesday after she allegedly used an extension cord to assault a model in a Johannesburg hotel. The alleged attack threatened to spark a major diplomatic incident between the two countries, which have strong political and economic ties. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of beating Gabriella Engels, 20, on Sunday evening at the hotel where her two sons were staying, leaving the victim with injuries to her forehead and the back of her head.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:28:30 -0400
  • This One-of-10 Callaway Speedster Is for Sale

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    With the bodykit from the 254-mph Sledgehammer and that turqoise interior, we're not sure this car could get any more '80s.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:15:07 -0400
  • 59 Crazy Creative Things To Make With Cauliflower

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    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:46:09 -0400
  • Charlottesville: Black protester Deandre Harris ‘beaten with metal poles’ by white supremacists

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    More than $118,000 (£91,700) has been raised for an African American man who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists in a horrific attack in Charlottesville. Shocking pictures and footage were captured of Deandre Harris being chased by a gang of white men before he was savagely beaten with what appear to be poles at the protests in Virginia this weekend, leaving him needing hospital treatment. The 20-year-old was left covered in blood with a broken wrist and needing eight staples for his head wounds when the attack happened in a parking garage near Charlottesville police station.

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:48:17 -0400
  • Donald Trump praises 'very wise and reasoned' Kim Jong-un decision

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    Donald Trump says that North Korea has made a “very wise and well reasoned decision”. In an apparent reference to Kim Jong-un’s suggestion that he could delay a decision to send a nuclear strike towards Guam, the President praised the North Korean leader for his actions. The tweet appears to suggest that the President may be calming down his threats to destroy North Korea using the might of the US military.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:50:00 -0400
  • KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards

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    Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to murder a black inmate after his release.

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:20:13 -0400
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