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Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 04:28:10 -0400

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Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:12:56 -0400

(image) Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.



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The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:06:57 -0400

(image) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):



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Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:30:32 -0400

(image) Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.








Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknown

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:06:22 -0400

(image) By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said.



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Charging bear attacks hunter in terrifying encounter caught on video

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:28:23 -0400

(image) A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges. Wesley attempts to make as much noise as possible, and even punches the attacking bear in the face. The camera falls and the hunter returns just a few seconds later, visibly shook by the near death experience. "I should have shot a long time ago," Wesley says into the camera just seconds after the attack.  Luckily, the hunter walked away nearly unscathed.  "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down," Wesley wrote on YouTube.  "Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome." 



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Donald Trump tells Rodrigo Duterte US had nuclear submarines off Korean peninsula

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:23:47 -0400

(image) Donald Trump reportedly told the president of the Philippines the United States has “two nuclear submarines” off the coast of North Korea. The US leader was quoted as telling Rodrigo Duterte: “We have two submarines — the best in the world. Part of a leaked telephone transcript between the pair circulated online under a “confidential” cover sheet and comes amid rising tensions between the White House and Pyongyang.



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Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press on

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:03 -0400

(image) A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.



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2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:14 -0400

(image) WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.



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India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:38 -0400

(image) India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.



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Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:27:27 -0400

(image) A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.



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Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:08:22 -0400

(image) Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.



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Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:55:11 -0400

(image) By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, beating Britain's David Nabarro to the job. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Negash Kebret Botora told Reuters before Tedros, as he is widely known, was to take the floor at the WHO's annual ministerial assembly.



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The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 -0400

(image) President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was before. At the same moment that Donald Trump was condemning the suicide bomber in Manchester as “an evil loser in life”, he was adding to the chaos in which al-Qaeda and Isis have taken root and flourished. It may be a long distance between the massacre in Manchester and the wars in the Middle East, but the connection is there.



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Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:03:28 -0400

Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 story. But Samsung designers aren’t the only ones that have exaggerated tales about their creations, and we’ve got one more such example for you. This time around, it comes from an Apple designer, although it doesn’t concern an Apple product. Marc Newson created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that retails for $12,000. It’s handcrafted, and it contains noisy nanoballs instead of boring sand. No, there’s absolutely no reason to buy one, even if it’s a Newson creation. The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. It contains 1.3 million tiny copper balls that measure just 0.6mm in diameter, and measures precisely 10 minutes. But the way Newson and Hodinkee describe it makes it sound like something that’s actually worth buying/watching/enjoying. It’s not. “Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either,” Hodinkee says. “Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.” Alright. "It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality," Newson says in the promo video at the end of this post. "On one hand, you're witnessing time. But on the other hand, it's completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense." It doesn’t. And, look, the actual manufacturing of the hourglass is impressive itself. The glass object requires a certain precision, and it’s hand made, which is remarkable. It’s just Hodinkee and Newson’s design stories that are annoying. “Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words,” the blog post explains. “The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the bottom chamber, the flow begin to change surface patterns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hitting the glass and one another as they settle at the bottom, is utterly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a little giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes.” Mkay.[...]


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President Trump’s first trip abroad

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:30:52 -0400

(image) In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.








Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:06:04 -0400

(image) A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.



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Philippine Islamists beheaded local police chief, Duterte says

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:18:04 -0400

(image) Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday. "The chief of police in Malabang on his way home, going back he was stopped by a checkpoint manned by terrorists and I think they decapitated them right then and there," Duterte he told a news conference. Fighting erupted Tuesday after Philippines security forces raided a house in Marawi where they believed Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom gang and Philippine head of Islamic State, was hiding.



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Chris Cornell Family Awaits Toxicology Report

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:02:20 -0400

(image) Last week, police said that the "Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman committed suicide but his family raised doubts over his death.



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Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:26:22 -0400

(image) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.



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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:17:06 -0400

(image) By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. The so-called freedom of navigation operation, which is sure to anger China, comes as Trump is seeking Beijing's cooperation to rein in ally North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.



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Tangerine hair is a great way to prove you're ready for summer

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:38:36 -0400

(image) Is this hair orange? Yes. Is it orange hair? No. It's tangerine hair, and it's a nice new color trend popping up on Instagram. The pastel-y, citrus-y shades will probably cost you a while in the stylist's chair — per Glamour, about four hours — but if you love Creamsicles and are sick of rose gold, they're a delightful option for summertime. SEE ALSO: Hidden rainbow hair makes a bold trend safe for any office Bonus: You get to look like Leeloo from The Fifth Element, but without the damaging Born Sexy Yesterday trope! Imagine the 'grams you could 'gram, y'all. Check out a few tangerine-haired trendsetters below. A post shared by Formerly @ColorByKristin (@hairbykristingrip) on Apr 19, 2017 at 9:23pm PDT A post shared by Seattle, WA Stylist / Keri S. (@hairlizard) on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:32am PDT A post shared by Chrome Salon & Blowout Bar (@chromesalonsf) on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:44pm PDT A post shared by Formerly @ColorByKristin (@hairbykristingrip) on May 22, 2017 at 4:38pm PDT A post shared by Annie Bone (@mostlyjustannie) on May 23, 2017 at 11:32am PDT WATCH: Forget pottery class, 3D printing glass is so much cooler



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Jeff Sessions in KKK robe image projected onto Justice Department headquarters

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:32:14 -0400

(image) Stunning visuals depicting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Ku Klux Klan robe have been projected onto iconic Washington buildings including the Department of Justice building. The projections, created by activist and artist Robin Bell, showed Mr Sessions with the infamous white hood alongside some of his past statements that have been pointed to as insensitive to racist struggles. “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot,” one of the projections reads, a close approximation to a comment Mr Sessions made while investigating a case against Klansmen as a US attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.



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S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:56:37 -0400

(image) South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said. One official told AFP it appeared to be a drone. The official gave no details, but previous drones flown across the border have been similar in size to hobby craft.



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5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:05:44 -0400

(image) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded.



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Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:26:26 -0400

(image) President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives' demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him last November. In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Job training for unemployed coal miners would be threatened and drug treatment programs would face cuts at a time when heroin and prescription pill addictions are tearing at rural America.





The most important Nintendo Switch accessory you can buy is still only $9 on Amazon

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:11:57 -0400

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If you own a Nintendo Switch then you know exactly how difficult it is to find — well, unless you just head over to Amazon and pay a premium to have one shipped out right away. Stores continue to get limited supplies of Switch consoles in stock, and they’re sold out just as quickly as they arrive. So if you have a Switch, the last thing you want to do is damage it while you’re playing Zelda or Mario Kart. Do yourself a favor and pick up an amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2-pack on Amazon, and you’ll keep your Switch’s screen in perfect condition.

Here are a few key details from the product page:

  • Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch
  • Ultra-clear High Definition with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience
  • Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resilient, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity
  • Highly durable, and scratch resistant - surface hardness 9H and topped with oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints.
  • Includes: 2x GLASS Screen Protector, Wet/Dry Wipes, Squeeze Card, Easy Installation Use Guide, Dust Removal Stickers



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Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:19:35 -0400

(image) Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world.  SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a "crazy cat person" who "loves cats". Among other requirements includes "cattitude" — whatever that means. The ideal candidate will have a track record of feeding stray cats in your locality and they'll feel "warm and fuzzy" when they pet cats.  Image: justcats.ieThat's not all you'll need, though... You'll also need to have "gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time". *Better crack out that hand lotion now, eh?!* You'll also need to be "softly spoke" and "capable of cat whispering" to calm the nerves of more nervous cats.  It doesn't end there, though..... You'll also need to possess the rare skill of understanding different types of purring.  And, on top of all that? You'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland. Wannabe cat cuddlers can apply by sending CVs and cover letters to miaow@justcats.ie Good luck. WATCH: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time



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Galaxy Note 8 Leak Shows Our Best Look Yet

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

(image) Samsung has already said that it's planning a new Galaxy Note for this year, and now the upcoming phablet might have leaked online. The images show a device with the same dual-curved Infinity Display you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It also appears to come with many of the same sensors as the Galaxy S8.



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Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:07:44 -0400

(image) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.



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India Could Dominate The World Of Blockchain

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:23:01 -0400

(image) Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?



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Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:31 -0400

(image) BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.



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Gloves off as Trump heads to Vatican

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:26:48 -0400

(image) Billionaire President Donald Trump heads to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet man-of-the-poor Pope Francis, with all eyes on whether they will end their sparring to find common ground. The two leaders have been at odds over issues from migration to climate change, staking out starkly opposing positions through the media, most notably in 2016 while Trump was campaigning for the US presidency. During his campaign, Trump evoked the spectre of an IS attack on the Vatican, saying that "if and when" it happens "the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president".



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Five asteroids will cruise by Earth in the next year, and one is coming very close

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:24:21 -0400

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There's so many cool things to see out in space — from gorgeous views of Jupiter to stunning glimpses of Saturn, and a star that might have aliens hanging out nearby — that it's easy to forget that it's actually a pretty hostile place. We're reminded of that whenever NASA alerts the world that an asteroid is making a close appearance, and a scientists with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory just took some time to break down the next five asteroid flybys that we should all keep our eyes on, including one that might be too close for comfort.

The handful of asteroids, which are thought to be as small as 8 meters in diameter to as large as 90 meters, will all pass within five lunar distances. One lunar distance is the space between the Earth and our moon, or about 238,900 miles. That might seem like a pretty comfortable gap, but in terms of the vastness of space, a rock jetting past our planet at such a distance is a pretty close shave.

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The largest of the rocks, called "2017 BS5" is also the first to make its trip past our planet. It is expected to fly by at a distance of 3.15 lunar distances on July 23rd, 2017.

The next asteroid encounter will be the closest pass of them all, with asteroid "2012 TC4" coming within 0.15 lunar distances of Earth on October 12th, 2017. That's a distance of just over 35,000 miles, which is an extremely close pass, but the asteroid is only thought to be 12 to 27 meters in diameter, making the event slightly less worrisome.

The last three flybys will take place starting on December 3rd of this year, then again on February 24th and April 2nd of 2018. All three of those rocks are expected to pass at a more comfortable distance of between 3.69 and 4 lunar distances.



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U.S. rejects talks with Hungary over higher education law

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:46 -0400

(image) The United States has no intention of negotiating with Hungary about its new higher education law, which could force a top university founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. The Central European University (CEU) found itself in the eye of a political storm after Hungary's parliament passed a law last month setting tougher conditions for the awarding of licenses to foreign-based universities. The law has triggered a series of street protests - the most recent on Sunday - against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government less than a year before a parliamentary election.



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