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Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:57:50 -0400

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After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:10 -0400

(image) Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.



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

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:21:32 -0400

(image) 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.



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North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:06:15 -0400

(image) A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.



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KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards

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

(image) 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.



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Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:07:36 -0400

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





Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter dis

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:12:42 -0400

(image) The Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president “agrees with him.”



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Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:10:42 -0400

(image) 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.



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Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:05:20 -0400

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A dinosaur that puzzled researchers thanks to the incredibly puzzling design of its body finally has its place in history thanks to a team of scientists from Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London. The Chilesaurus, which has been nicknamed the "Frankenstein dinosaur" due to it appearing as though it were patched together from other, unrelated dinosaur species, has now been labeled a transitional species that helps to bridge the gap between herbivorous dinosaurs and the more iconic meat-eaters like the Tyrannosaurus rex. 

After its fossils were initially discovered, Chilesaurus was thought to be a part of the Theropod group of dinos — which includes the T. rex— due to its advanced digestive system. Those creatures, which are considered "lizard-hipped," were carnivores, but the Chilesaurus didn't appear to be particularly well-suited for consuming meat.

After extensive examination of the fossils, the researchers are now declaring that Chilesaurus was in fact a plant eater. As it turns out, the puzzling creature is actually a member of the group called Ornithischia — meaning "bird-hipped" — dinosaurs that also includes recognizable herbivores like the Stegosaurus and Triceratops. The team believes Chilesaurus was a essentially a stepping stone between the two groups, acting as a branching-off point.

"Before this, there were no transitional specimens — we didn't know what order these characteristics evolved in," Matthew Baron, Cambridge Ph.D. student and contributing author of the study, said of the research. "This shows that in bird-hipped dinosaurs, the gut evolved first, and the jaws evolved later — it fills the gap quite nicely."



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Why Barack Obama is Our Most Viral President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:20:00 -0400

(image) Barack Obama's post Charlottesville tweet just broke the record for number of likes. How did Obama crack the social media code?



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Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:22:52 -0400

(image) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues "threats and sanctions" against his country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015.



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SeaWorld Orca Dies After Long Battle With Lung Infection

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:55:40 -0400

(image) An orca at SeaWorld San Diego was euthanized Tuesday evening after a long battle with a bacterial respiratory infection.



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Donald Trump praises 'very wise and reasoned' Kim Jong-un decision

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:50:00 -0400

(image) 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.



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82nd Airborne calls out white supremacist for wearing their hat at Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:37:30 -0400

(image) Welcome to 2017, where white supremacists are being called out on Twitter by veterans for wearing disrespectful hats. Don't you miss the election now? After photos of the Charlottesville rally went viral this weekend, members of the 82nd Airborne Division discovered that one of the white supremacists at the rally was wearing their division's hat. The veterans rightly pointed out that supremacists probably shouldn't wear their hats, since, you know, the entire point of their division was to destroy Nazis like him. SEE ALSO: 80 totally benign things Trump condemned more harshly than neo-Nazis Irony, amirite? Would *LOVE* to know the name of Mr. 82nd Airborne Division here rendering Hitler's Nazi salute. The 82nd jumped into Normandy on D-Day. pic.twitter.com/oObJNgXzEI — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 13, 2017 "Anyone can purchase that hat,” the 82nd Airborne wrote on Twitter. “Valor is earned.” The 82nd Airborne, an elite division, was critical to America's victory at Normandy. Their hats can easily be purchased online and on Amazon. Our WWII Airborne forefathers jumped into Europe to defeat Nazism. We know who we are. We know our legacy. — All American  (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 U really think that guy is an active member of the 82nd just because he has that hat? My mom has that same hat. She's 78 & has never served — All American  (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 Andy - Respectfully, anyone who thinks this man represents our culture and values has never worn the maroon beret...and never will — All American  (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 Anyone can purchase that hat. Valor is earned. pic.twitter.com/qk6rQHBwui — All American  (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 It appears that the man photographed, who has yet to be identified, was not a member of their division and was in fact, making a KKK salute. For all of his tough guy military fatigues, the man hasn't exactly given his life to defeat fascism — which many members of the 82nd division did. The group made sure to highlight the raging hypocrisy on Twitter. Who knows? THIS is what an All American Paratrooper looks like. Rock Merritt jumped into Normandy on D Day, Njiemgen, fought in Bulge pic.twitter.com/vaps5fU0jb — All American  (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 Apparently, there's more to being a hero than purchasing a clearance rack hat on Amazon. Who knew? WATCH: 'The Terminator' is back in this homemade recreation of the sequel



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Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site - Australia

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:03:26 -0400

(image) Several "probably man-made" objects were floating near the suspected crash site of MH370 just weeks after it vanished, Australian researchers revealed Wednesday, more than six months after the hunt for the doomed jet was called off. A massive underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, ended in January after no trace of the aircraft was found in a 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) zone in the remote southern Indian Ocean off Australia's west coast. On Wednesday, two new studies said photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane's disappearance, but not released to the public, showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so-called "northern area".



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At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:20:46 -0400

(image) At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said. "Anderson Daniel Cabrera, a gang member from the Mara Salvatrucha, was coming for a medical review," police spokesman Jorge Aguilar said, adding the suspected gang members "are suspected of wanting to rescue him." Police arrested five of seven suspected gang members who were armed with assault rifles when they attacked Guatemala City's Roosevelt Hospital, although Cabrera escaped, Aguilar told reporters.



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'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protest

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:16:59 -0400

(image) A white nationalist who was featured in a Vice News documentary about the "Unite the Right" Charlottesville marchers at the weekend has posted a video in which he tearfully complains about his current plight. Christopher Cantwell took part in the rally in support of Confederate hero Robert E Lee in Virginia on Saturday, which escalated to violence and ended in the death of a woman.  “I have been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest,” he said while crying on the video. “With everything that’s happening, I don’t think it’s very wise for me to go anywhere. There’s a state of emergency. The National Guard is here!” “I want to be peaceful. I want to be law-abiding. That was the whole entire point of this,” Cantwell continues. “I’m watching CNN talk about this as a violent, white nationalist protest. We have done everything in our power to keep this peaceful!” he added. He also said urged police to contact him if there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I am armed, I do not want violence with you. I’m terrified, I’m afraid you’re going to kill me, I really am,” he said. “If I gotta go to jail today, you know it won’t be the f------* first time… I honestly believe I have been law-abiding. I have been engaged in violence, I have, there’s no question about it and I’ve done nothing to hide that but it was in defence of myself and others and I would not have done it for any other reason,” he added. Cantwell was banned from Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday, while a page connected to his podcast was removed. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja also said at least eight pages connected to the white nationalist movement were taken down over what Budhraja said were violations on the company's polices on hate speech and organisations. Cantwell, of Keene, New Hampshire, was listed on rally flyers and labelled an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Centre. A former information technology worker who moved to New Hampshire from New York in 2012, the 36-year-old Cantwell describes himself as a white nationalist and said he voted for President Donald Trump. He has a podcast and blog that promote his views. Cantwell says Facebook shut down his account in an attempt to silence him for his views. He also said his PayPal account had been closed. The company wouldn't confirm that because it has a policy of not commenting on the status of accounts. "I'm not surprised by almost any of this because the whole thing we are complaining about here is that we are trying to express our views, and everybody is going through extraordinary lengths to make sure we are not heard," Cantwell told AP in a phone interview from an undisclosed location. "Frankly, whatever you think of my views, that is very scary to me," he said. "Facebook and Instagram is one thing but not being able to participate in the financial system because of your political opinions is something that, you know, people should worry about in America." 



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China, India soldiers hurl stones at each other in Kashmir

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:07:42 -0400

(image) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.



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Hope Hicks: Former Trump campaign spokeswoman takes over as White House Communications Director

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:24:00 -0400

(image) Hope Hicks, the former Trump campaign spokesperson and a top presidential aide, has been named interim White House Communications Director following the dramatic departure of former Director Anthony Scaramucci. Ms Hicks, who is Mr Trump’s longest-serving political aide – and one of his most trusted – will fill the position while the White House looks for a permanent replacement. The 28-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut native started working for the Trump family 2014, when Ivanka Trump hired her away from her public relations job at Hiltzik Strategies.



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Solange deleted her Twitter account, but left this stirring note in its wake

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:33:36 -0400

(image) Public figures are using their social media platforms this week to denounce everything from white supremacy to Donald Trump's incredulous "many sides" argument. But some just want it all to go away. That's the move Solange pulled on Tuesday when she unexpectedly announced she would be leaving Twitter without explanation. But before she left, she posed two important questions—and shared a heart-wrenching note on Instagram about the messiness we've all endured.  SEE ALSO: It looks like Beyoncé, Solange, and Michelle Obama all hung out (we're so jealous) "Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip," she wrote. "When we gonna pull up? And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?"  Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j — H.I.M.  (@gayysian) August 16, 2017 Solange's new hero, 22 year-old Takiyah Thompson, is an activist who was arrested on Tuesday after scaling a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, and helping its removal. Thompson was slapped with two felonies and two misdemeanors—including damage to real property, participating in a riot with property damage and inciting others to riot with property damage.  "I'm tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me," Thompson said at a press conference before her arrest. "That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go." Solange didn't delete her Instagram account, and posted a much longer message there about self preservation, condemnation of white supremacists, Nazis and the same monuments that Thompson was arrested for toppling.  "My son's first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bullshit images that still tell him this system was built to be against him," she shared. "Thinking about demanding he not be required to take American History because its deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, right before our eyes." Image: saintrecords/instagramTo answer Solange's initial questions: Thompson was released from jail on Tuesday night but there are still ways to help folks in Durham, like giving donations to the Durham Solidarity Center or making phone calls to the District Attorney's office to drop all charges for Thompson and those involved with the direct action.  There are also steps you can take in your own life to take action against white supremacy. And if self-care means deleting your Twitter account like Solange, by all means go for it.  WATCH: This snake-like robot can destroy radioactive objects with a laser  



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Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': top US general

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:54:05 -0400

(image) Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters during his visit to Beijing that the US has no plans to "dial back" military exercises with South Korea, which have angered both China and North Korea. Dunford made the remarks on the last day of a trip to China that included a visit on Wednesday to a northern military zone near China's border with North Korea.



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Confederate monuments removed in wake of Charlottesville violence

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:31:22 -0400

(image) A Confederate monument is toppled in Durham, N.C., others are vandalized as municipal leaders in cities across the U.S. said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.





New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:02 -0400

(image) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.



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China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:14:03 -0400

(image) By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country's top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd's Taobao.com, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that allow users to skirt state censorship controls. Five websites have been asked to carry out immediate "self-examination and correction" to remove vendors that sell illegal virtual private networks (VPNs), according to a notice posted by the Zhejiang provincial branch of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), China's top cyber regulator. This is the latest in a series of measures taken by China to secure the internet and maintain strict control over content.



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Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:20 -0400

(image) The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as “ebola of the olive”, farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by the European Union. In July, it was detected for the first time on the Spanish mainland in almond trees in Alicante, raising fears it could wreak havoc in the world's largest producer of olive oil. The EU and the Balearics government are now discussing a containment plan which could force eradication of all vegetation within a 100 metre radius of infected plants, Spain’s El Confidential newspaper reported. With infections confirmed at 156 separate points across Mallorca, agricultural groups say the measure would mean the almost complete destruction of the island’s plant life. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil Credit: PAUL GROVER “If we comply with what Europe is asking us, it would be starting to fell at one end of the island and finishing at the other. I don’t know if eradicating all the plant life is the solution, but I am sure that, in Mallorca, this is impossible to apply,” Gonzalo Rodríguez, head of the Camp Mallorquí cooperative of 1,000 producers, told the paper. The Balearics authorities had won a reprieve from the eradication measure after the bacteria was detected on the islands late last year, arguing that it would be a “disaster” for the local environment. The bacteria, which can infect some 300 species, was first discovered in a cherry tree in a Mallorca garden centre in October. After tests elsewhere on the Balearic Islands came back positive, the local government declared the entire archipelago an outbreak zone, banned the export of live plants and began destroying infected specimens. But a June assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) came back with alarming news: the response had been too limited, and even with the total application of EU measures, eradication will now be “very difficult” to achieve. The number of carrier plants was also growing, it said, now taking around a dozen species including grape vines, almond and plum trees and lavender. In Alicante, local authorities and agricultural groups have backed eradication as the only option. But resistance among some farmers is growing: last week protesters blocked machinery brought in to fell trees around an infected plant, El Confidencial reported.



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FBI 'reopens investigation into Clintons at Trump lawyer's request'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:43:00 -0400

(image) The FBI has reportedly reopened an investigation into a meeting between Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch - a runway tarmac encounter during the election campaign that Donald Trump claimed was an attempt to influence a probe into his rival's use of a private email server. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) made a request for the FBI to reopen its consideration of their push for documents relating to the meeting. The chief counsel for the ACLJ is Jay Sekulow, one of the people on Donald Trump's legal team.



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Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:02:00 -0400

(image) Tracey Jacqueline Weir is accused of selling phony raffle tickets to support children's cancer research in the name of 4-year-old Nolan Scully.



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US will 'know how to face' anti-Semitism: Israel president

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:55:55 -0400

(image) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed shock Wednesday over anti-Semitism at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with "this difficult challenge". Rivlin wrote to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to convey his "support and solidarity for the American Jewish community" after the unrest in Charlottesville. "The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag -- perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism -- paraded in the streets of the world's greatest democracy, and Israel's most cherished and greatest ally, is almost beyond belief," he said.



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Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:58:48 -0400

(image) 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.



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Dear Ivanka: It's Time To Decide Which Side Of History You're Going To Stand On

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:46:55 -0400

(image) I know you’ve probably got a lot on your plate right now but we really need to talk about your father and what a shit show this week has been.



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Kentucky Governor Echoes Trump: 'All Sides' To Blame For Charlottesville Violence

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:55:38 -0400

(image) Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R), like President Donald Trump, has said that both white supremacists and counterprotesters are to blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.



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The O.J. Bronco was for sale on "Pawn Stars," but didn't sell

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0400

(image) 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.



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China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:19:33 -0400

(image) The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday. Fan Changlong, a vice chairman of China's powerful Central Military Commission, told Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, that mutual trust mechanisms between the two militaries had continued to improve, China's defense ministry said.



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'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade turns up on garden carrot

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:46:47 -0400

(image) 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.



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Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:32:45 -0400

(image) McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths.



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Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:40:36 -0400

(image) Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking Gabriella Engels on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where the first lady's two sons were staying. Engels has registered a police case alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.



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Jeff Sessions says Charlottesville car attack 'could be a hate crime'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:03 -0400

(image) Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the attack on counter-protesters at a neo-Nazis rally in Charlottesville "could be considered a hate crime". Mr Sessions said federal authorities were waiting for more details from the investigation before filing charges over the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who was killed when a car ploughed into a group of anti-fascist protesters at the white supremacist event last week.



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Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border after surprise meeting

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:54:15 -0400

(image) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighboring countries that led to both sides trading accusations of politicizing the ritual.



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Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:27:00 -0400

(image) 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.



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Mom Tracks Pregnancy With Hilarious Letter Board Messages

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:18:16 -0400

(image) Vorderstrasse posts photos on Instagram of herself and sometimes her partner alongside a letter board that sums up what she’s thinking. While pregnant with her now 2-week-old, Hazel, Vorderstrasse posed with the board at different stages of her pregnancy, touching on everything from swollen feet to food cravings to her incessant need to pee.



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