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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:39:25 -0500

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Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:44:02 -0500

(image) MUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.

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Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:36:24 -0500

(image) Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. Abdel Rahman was serving a life sentence on several terrorism-related charges at a Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The sheikh was seen as a jihadist spiritual leader even after his conviction in 1995 for conspiring to bomb New York landmarks, including the United Nations, and assassinate the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:27:17 -0500

(image) (Reuters) - Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the ruling, said in an email. McCorvey lent her real name to supporters of the abortion-rights movement in the 1980s.

Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:38:46 -0500

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.

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Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: Cuba

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:52:31 -0500

(image) More than 680 Cubans have been deported back to Cuba since the United States ended its decades-old policy giving them preferred immigrant status in January, state media reported Saturday. According to official Cuban reports, 683 people have been sent back to the Caribbean island from the United States, or from Mexico, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, where they were crossing in a bid to reach the US border. On January 12, then-president Barack Obama scrapped with immediate effect a 1995 policy that had given Cubans near-automatic entry to the United States if they managed to set foot on American soil, regardless of their visa status.

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Questions raised about Leanna Taylor's behavior after son's death: Part 3

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:36:04 -0500

(image) Authorities claimed Taylor seemed unemotional after learning her son had died, but Taylor says she was trying to process what happened.

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Romania’s lesson in public integrity

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:09:45 -0500

(image) Since early February, tens of thousands of people in Romania have held almost daily protests against corruption in many cities. This persistent and peaceful outcry on Romania’s streets for honest governance began after the ruling party tried to roll back anti-corruption efforts that have already led to thousands of officials being put on trial since 2013. People were shocked at how easily their progress in suppressing corruption could be eroded by politicians.

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:14:12 -0500

(image) (Reuters) - Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday. Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower rounded out the top five of 43 presidents in U.S. history, a survey of historians' rankings of presidential leadership found. "Once again the big three are Lincoln, Washington and FDR - as it should be.

Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:02:36 -0500

(image) PHOENIX (AP) — For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings.

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'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, Abdel

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:12:10 -0500

(image) Two Syrian children who have become powerful symbols of their homeland's conflict met Saturday, vowing that "the war will not stop us" despite the horrific violence around them. Seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana al-Abed -- whose Twitter account gave a tragic description of the bombing of Aleppo -- met 10-year-old Abdel Basset who lost his legs after bombardment in Idlib. A video of the young boy screaming for his father spread on social media and images of Abdel were shared by Bana as well.

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Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worse

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

(image) Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has been doing a really great job not investigating some of the major controversies surrounding the Trump White House. Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate, has also impressively managed to avoid publicly denouncing or questioning even the most flagrantly unconstitutional executive orders signed by the POTUS. SEE ALSO: Wow, Obama's outgoing letter to Trump speaks volumes With their impressive the-opposite-of-mystery-solving skills on full display for the American public, we thought it'd be fitting to reimagine the two GOP leaders as the straight-laced Hardy Boys. A post shared by Mashable Watercooler (@watercooler) on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:41pm PST Combining their powerful detective minds, Mitch and Jason can ignore basically anything that happens. "The Town Hall Mystery" Image: max knoblauch "The Mystery of Nope Shut Up There Is Nothing To Investigate Here" Image: Max knoblauch "The Mystery of Just Hangin' Out, Not Solving Anything" Image: Max knoblauch The next installment can't come soon enough!

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Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsula

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:54:24 -0500

(image) PUNTA TOMBO, Argentina (AP) — More than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusual abundance of small fish.

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Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central California

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:41:14 -0500

(image) A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:21:00 -0500

(image) Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,000 people have died since Duterte took office seven months ago and ordered an unprecedented crime war that has drawn global criticism for alleged human rights abuses, but is popular with many in the mainly Catholic country. Members of one of the nation's oldest and most powerful institutions chanted prayers and sang hymns as they marched to condemn a "spreading culture of violence".

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he is people's choice for 2018 election

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:02:58 -0500

(image) By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. "The people, you know, would want to judge everyone else on the basis of President Mugabe as the criteria," Mugabe, who is Africa's oldest leader, said. Mugabe has been in power in the southern African country since 1980 and in December his party confirmed him as its candidate for the next presidential election expected in mid-2018, when he will be 94.

SpaceX Set For 10th ISS Cargo Mission Launch

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:42:43 -0500

(image) A Falcon 9 rocket will send the unmanned Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on Saturday morning. Here’s how to watch the launch.

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Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:21:38 -0500

(image) By Robin Emmott MUNICH (Reuters) - Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior NATO general said on Saturday, warning Europe to expect more such "fake news". Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said he also hoped to hold the first telephone call in more than two years with Russia's military chiefs in coming weeks.

Paris protesters decry police abuse; some clash with police

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:21:50 -0500

(image) PARIS (AP) — Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped with a police baton and other victims of police abuse.

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Gambia celebrates Barrow's inauguration

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:41:28 -0500

(image) Thousands celebrated Saturday as new Gambian President Adama Barrow retook his oath of office, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle. February 18 is also the anniversary of The Gambia's independence from Britain, but many are also calling the day the birth of a third republic following the ousting of Yahya Jammeh at the ballot box. Tens of thousands packed the venue, singing and dancing, an AFP correspondent said.

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Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:28:51 -0500

(image) HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing.

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:00:30 -0500


What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular with the crowds. You may have used it on other devices back when it was called XBMC. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of application that Apple allows in the App Store, so you can’t really enjoy it on iOS devices unless you’re willing to jailbreak the phone, or pull off other tricks that would let you sideload the app.

If you’re looking to install Kodi on the iPhone 7 or any other kind of iOS device without jailbreaking, then you’re in luck. It looks like such a method is already available.

The method does work, and it’s as shady as you can expect. But if you can’t go without Kodi in your life, and you don’t want to jailbreak the iPhone 7, or can’t find a method that jailbreaks the phone, then you could always go for this option.

Discovered by Kodi Tips the trick involves navigating to a shady site — just because it’s in a language you don’t understand — and downloading an app to your iPhone.

Once that’s done, an error message will appear when you’ll try to run Kodi. However, you can fix it by simply choosing to trust the application from the phone’s Settings menu. Check out Kodi Tips full instructions if you really want to go through with the procedure.

Finally, if all else fails, there’s one other type of Kodi install for the iPhone that you can try, which doesn’t require a jailbreak either. You have to pretend you’re an app developer and use Apple’s Xcode to get the app running on your iOS device — Macworld has all the instructions, assuming the method is still available.

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Why you should pour a glass and drink up this National Drink Wine Day

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500

(image) National Drink Wine Day has been celebrated across the country every February since 2011. It started as a way to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Happy drinking!

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France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:57:18 -0500

(image) Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being behind a flurry of cyberattacks on his campaign website and email servers over the past month. "It's enough to see which candidates, Marine Le Pen or Francois Fillon, Russia expresses preference for in the French electoral campaign," Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in an interview with Journal du Dimanche.

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Yahoo Reportedly Isn't Deleting Customer Email Accounts

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:44:20 -0500

(image) Yahoo takes 90 days to delete accounts after a user requests it, but some users are reporting the company isn't removing the accounts even after the waiting period.

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U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:30:35 -0500

(image) By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National Committee's computer systems, the officials said.

Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents’ Day

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:55:12 -0500

(image) A New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.”

Red Cross urges release of two staff abducted in Afghanistan

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:19:08 -0500

(image) The Red Cross on Saturday called for the unconditional release of two staff members who were abducted when their convoy was ambushed in northern Afghanistan last week, leaving six other workers dead. The aid workers came under insurgent fire in Jowzjan province on February 8 while they were en route to a remote snowbound area to deliver much-needed relief supplies. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) had earlier said the two employees were missing, in what was one of the worst attacks on the international charity in the country for years.

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Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:00:43 -0500

(image) BOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.

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Finally, the accessory every Apple Watch owner has been waiting for is here

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:30:31 -0500

The Apple Watch is a class leader in so many ways, from software and hardware design to style and, of course, sales. One annoying this about the watch is the charger, however. The actual charging mechanism is fantastic, featuring a brilliant implementation of wireless charging that makes refueling the Apple Watch a cinch. The annoying part, however, is that the device uses a proprietary charger that's unlike anything used by other Apple devices. That means yet another charger that you have to unplug and take with you when you travel (and it just so happens to sport the longest cable on Earth, to boot, which makes it even more annoying to travel with). Well guess what: the Apple Watch accessory you've been waiting for is finally here. Check out the Ugreen Wireless Magnetic Power Bank Charger for Apple Watch, an MFI certified portable charger with a built-in wireless connector for the Apple Watch. It's well worth the $60 price tag, but it's on sale right now for just $47.99 if you use the coupon code NVGRLYED at checkout. Some key details from the product page: With built-in integrated magnetic charging module,Ugreen magnetic charger for Apple Watch offers you a fantastic and mobile way of charging your Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition at home, in the office or on the way. Just place your Apple Watch on the magnetic charge module of power Bank, then magnets align the connectors automatically, and then inductive charging begins instantly. It is MFi Certified, PPID: 219693-0018. Charge Your Phone Simultaneous with Apple Watch: it is with 1 built-in intelligent USB charging port, which can detect your devices automatically and delivers its fastest charging at max 1A. It is an ideal emergency power pack for your iPhone, Smartphones, cameras, PSP gamer etc. This wireless power bank charger is made of flame retardant material. With built-in protection for over-current, over-voltage and short-circuit, it can protect your connected devices. With built-in 2200 mAh lithium battery, this power bank could fully charge your Apple Watch 3-4 times from 0% to 100%. The LED indicator can display remaining capacity. Moreover, it is with super compact design (L13.9 x W3.95 x H1.6cm), which allows you slip into your travel bag easily and great for trips or traveling. What You Get: MFi Certified Wireless Charger Power Bank for Apple Watch and iPhone x1; 50cm Micro USB Charging Cable x1, one year manufacturer warranty and life-time service support. [...]

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Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper: newspaper

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:36:06 -0500

(image) Dubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model, identified by local media as 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier in the week. It shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai's 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:33:58 -0500

(image) Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. "The manoeuvres called 'Grand Prophet 11' will start Monday and last three days," General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force's ground units, told a news conference. In early February, Iran conducted drills involving short-range missiles at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

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Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista Support

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:21:58 -0500

(image) Video game company Blizzard Entertainment has announced the end of the road for Windows XP and Windows Vista support for its games.

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Republicans' New Plan to Gut Public Insurance

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:50:00 -0500

(image) Medicaid has essentially functioned the same way for half a century. Eligibility for the program has changed, most notably when Obamacare extended an option to states to expand coverage to all low-income adults. But once they are enrolled, beneficiaries are entitled to guaranteed coverage, with their home states and the federal government splitting costs with no upper limit. This open-ended, shared funding structure is vital for covering the kinds of people Medicaid tends to cover. Almost two-thirds of Medicaid costs come from low-income elderly and disabled people with serious—and thus expensive—health-care needs.

Joyful 92-year-old woman serves as bridesmaid at her granddaughter's wedding

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

(image) For every terrible story on the news, there is also a heartwarming one unfolding somewhere in the world. This is one of the heartwarming ones. SEE ALSO: Heartwarming video shows boy with Down syndrome dancing to 'Born This Way' Redditor rachelamandamay made the entire internet melt when she shared this photo from her wedding. "I say 92 years young because she swims one mile/week, line dances and still owns and maintains her own home," she stated in the comments of the post. This beautiful bride has a very close relationship with her grandmother. She also shared in a comment how she took her grandmother out on Valentine's Day to celebrate what would have been 67 years with her grandfather. What a fantastic, beautiful moment. The world needs more of these right now. Mashable has reached out to the bride for comment. BONUS: Tom Hanks photobombed a wedding photoshoot in gym shorts

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One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:07:30 -0500

(image) One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. "Rescue workers confirm the death of one person, three seriously injured and 24 others hurt," a Belgian official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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Police: Man in photos now 'main suspect' in 2 girls' deaths

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:58:18 -0500

(image) DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A man photographed walking along a northern Indiana trail system around the time two teenage girls later found slain were dropped off by a relative is now considered "the main suspect" in their killings, State Police said Sunday.

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26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:09:18 -0500

(image) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country.

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Lewandowski and Mook weigh in on President Trump's relationship with media

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:38:59 -0500

(image) Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook discuss President Donald Trump's relationship with the media.

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Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindle

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:30:59 -0500

(image) Dozens of elephants, adorned in bright colors and with garlands of flowers, paraded through a Laotian town on Saturday in a celebration of a species that has become increasingly scarce in the Southeast Asian country. Known historically as the "Land of a Million Elephants", Laos now has only a few hundred left in the wild and not many more than that in captivity, most of which are used in logging. Nearly 70 elephants joined the main procession at the 11th annual elephant festival in Sayaboury Province some 200 km (120 miles) northwest of the capital Vientiane.

Man’s plan to bomb Target stores to buy cheap stock totally backfires

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:36 -0500

(image) Get rich schemes come in all shapes in sizes, but leave it to the always creative "Florida Man" to come up with perhaps the worst money-making scheme in the history of mankind. Mark Charles Barnett is currently in custody and facing up to ten years in prison after planning to blow up several Target retail stores along the East Coast in an attempt to get the company's stock to dip, allowing him an opportunity to grab shares at a reduced cost. Needless to say, things didn't exactly work out as Barnett planned. Barnett built explosive devices into random food boxes, which he intended to be placed at Target stores between Florida and New York. When the bombs detonated, Barnett assumed that the resulting news would cause Target's stock to take a dive, at which point he would load up on the stock and make a hefty pile of profit when the stock eventually recovered. Barnett didn't want to do the dirty work himself, and instead decided to hire a man to plant the bombs for him. Barnett gave the man ten bombs, some gloves and a mask, along with a license plate cover to aid his getaway. For his services, he was paid the sum of $10,000. Unfortunately for Barnett, things didn't exactly work out the way that he had planned. Rather than taking the cash and planting the explosives, the would-be bomber brought all the evidence to local authorities who brought in federal agents to close the case and lock Barnett up. Barnett is currently in custody and awaiting trial.

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Snap Inc. To Launch Snapchat Android Smartphone?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:40:07 -0500

(image) If a new report is to be believed, Snapchat could be launching its very own Android smartphone that syncs with Spectacles.

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U.S. carrier group patrols in tense South China Sea

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:09:55 -0500

(image) A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration. China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty in the South China Sea. The U.S. navy said the force, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, began routine operations in the South China Sea on Saturday.

US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:03:54 -0500

(image) Student loans were the leading cause for a substantial increase in household debt last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday. While the high balance of US student debt is not news anymore, the new record-high $1.31 trillion balance, up 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter, is another reminder of the severity of a problem that has cast a shadow over the nation in recent years. During her confirmation hearing, now-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos suggested a vision for higher education that might not require as much student debt.

Hundreds of inmates abandon gang life in El Salvador

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:29:51 -0500

(image) Inside a Salvadaron prison Francisco Lopez teaches fellow ex-gang members how to make paper figurines, as part of a program designed to reinsert them into society once they are released. There are an estimated 70,000 gang members in El Salvador.

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Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:29:35 -0500

(image) SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sanctuary is sheltering seven cows that were intended for slaughter as part of an effort that owners believe promotes peace and good health.

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Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forces

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:23:49 -0500

(image) Ukraine's Russian-backed insurgents on Friday accused a top official in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of aiding Kiev's forces in the 34-month war. A separatist leader made the accusation at a joint news conference in the rebel-controlled city of Lugansk with Alexander Hug -- the principal deputy chief of the group's special monitoring mission to Ukraine --- who denied the claim. The OSCE is a Cold-war era body drawn up to ensure peace in Europe.

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