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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:06:24 -0400

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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:59:01 -0400

(image) President Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.

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Millions Threatened by Hurricane Maria

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:15:20 -0400

(image) Bill Karins, NBC News meteorologist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the intense strength of Hurricane Maria and the threat it poses to millions of people in Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands.

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Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:30:42 -0400

(image) A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.

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Photos Show Destruction And Scramble For Survivors After Deadly Mexico Earthquake

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:45:57 -0400

(image) A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, less than two weeks after another powerful quake in the country killed at least 217 people.

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'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:36:29 -0400

(image) The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.

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That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake News

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:41:58 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media’s coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as “fake news.”

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French police evacuate 557 migrants from makeshift camp

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:12:17 -0400

(image) PARIS (AP) — French police encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk on Tuesday, evacuating 557 people, the prefecture of the Nord region said.

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Ohio firefighter says he’d rather save a dog before a million ‘n-words’

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:45:57 -0400

(image) A volunteer firefighter from Franklin Township, Ohio, is catching heat for his racially offensive Facebook post in which he said that he would rather save a dog before a black person in an emergency.

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DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:54:25 -0400

(image) Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world.

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Man walks around Seattle with swastika armband and gets punched to ground by passerby

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:05:00 -0400

(image) A man wearing a swastika armband was punched to the ground in downtown Seattle, after activists spread his photo across Twitter. The Seattle Police Department said they received reports of a man wearing a swastika armband and “instigating fights” late Sunday afternoon. Hours before, an anti-fascist Twitter account had shared a photo of a man riding the bus in Seattle with a Nazi armband on his right arm.

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The 9 Worst Travel Trends of All Time

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:59:41 -0400


Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Laments Racial Divisions Between 'Reds' And 'Yellows'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:40:43 -0400

(image) Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore appeared to use racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, according to footage obtained by The Hill newspaper on Monday.

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Five men in court over Hong Kong explosives plot

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:04:02 -0400

(image) Five men accused of making explosives before a contentious vote on political reform in 2015 appeared in a Hong Kong court Tuesday in a case that triggered concern about the radicalisation of protesters. The men were arrested at a time of heightened political tensions in Hong Kong, following the failure of mass "Umbrella Movement" rallies to win democratic reform for the semi-autonomous city in protests that were an unprecedented rebuke to China. Local media have previously reported that the group advocated independence for Hong Kong.

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Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family Searched

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:15:28 -0400

(image) A missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.

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Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:34:14 -0400

(image) Family members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night.

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British teacher ‘murdered’ on Amazon kayaking trip joked about being killed days before

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:15:00 -0400

(image) A British woman believed to have been murdered on a solo kayaking trip in the Amazon joked on social media about being killed just days before she went missing.

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Clinton: Trump's bathroom quip showed he's a 'very emotionally strange man'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:16:55 -0400

(image) Clinton offered a scathing analysis of Trump’s psyche during a Monday interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, calling him “a very emotionally strange man.”

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Ryan Phillippe accused of brutally beating ex-girlfriend while 'drunk and high'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:03:19 -0400

(image) Ryan Phillippe is facing serious domestic abuse and drug allegations from his ex-girlfriend, who is going after the actor in a bombshell new lawsuit.

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Beautiful White Houses That Suit Any Style

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:52:00 -0400


Aung San Suu Kyi Speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:56:54 -0400

(image) After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny.

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When The Media Treat White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:42 -0400

(image) Editor’s note: We’re republishing this story, which first ran in August 2014, in light of a New York Post headline earlier this week that described a white murder suspect as a “clean-cut American kid.”

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Brazil warns 'no alternatives' to democracy in Venezuela

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:13 -0400

(image) Brazil's leader on Tuesday warned that there were "no alternatives to democracy" in Venezuela as he voiced solidarity with the people of the crisis-consumed nation. President Michel Temer, addressing the UN General Assembly where Brazil is the customary first nation in the annual marathon of leaders' speeches, noted that his country has taken in thousands of Venezuelans. "The human rights situation in Venezuela has regrettably deteriorated continuously," Temer said.

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Tucker Carlson Had A Witch On His Show. It Did Not Go As Planned

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:47:24 -0400

(image) While the interview was generally good-natured in spirit, Carlson wanted to focus on witch stereotypes while his guest ― witch and self-described “Oracle of Los Angeles” Amanda Yates Garcia ― wanted to talk about real issues. “I think the real problem is not whether or not eye of newt is an actual ingredient,” Garcia said. “The real problem is we’re about to have some kind of big nuclear extravaganza with North Korea. The real problem is that we’re punishing immigrant children.

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Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:00:23 -0400

(image) If your personal information is among the 143 million credit files compromised in the Equifax cyberattack, you might be wondering if you have any recourse against the company. As it turns out, yo...

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Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:25:35 -0400

(image) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan listens to Donald Trump during a dinner at UN headquarters. After the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, claimed Donald Trump called to apologize for the US indictment of 15 Turkish security officials over a violent brawl with peaceful anti-Erdoğan protesters in Washington this year, the White House issued a denial.

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Mexico earthquake: Barack Obama sends a 'big hug for everyone' in Mexico City after devastating quake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:10:00 -0400

(image) Barack Obama has tweeted to say he wants to send a "big hug for everyone" affected by the devastating earthquake which struck Mexico. Twenty-two bodies were pulled from rubble at a school in Mexico City. President Enrique Pena Nieto visited the school and said in comments broadcast online by Financiero TV that 30 children and eight adults were still missing.

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Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their Stories

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:07:24 -0400

(image) Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.

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Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:06:07 -0400

(image) Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up of its neighbors could lead to global conflict. Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said in Ankara next Monday's vote posed a major risk and Turkey would take "every step" needed to thwart any similar steps in its mainly Kurdish southeast. Iraqi Kurdish authorities have defied growing international pressure to call off the vote, which Iraq's neighbors fear will fuel unrest among their own Kurdish populations.

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Are Nicole Kidman's Scientologist children forbidden to speak to her? Emmys speech leads to speculation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:02:09 -0400

(image) Nicole Kidman's impassioned acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the Emmys -- but careful listeners noticed something both telling and troubling.

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Family Of Chicago Teen Found Dead In Hotel Freezer Demands FBI Investigation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:07:59 -0400

(image) Family and friends of Kenneka Jenkins, a teenager found dead last week in the freezer of a Chicago-area hotel, want the FBI to investigate after local police said they don’t suspect foul play.

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Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attack

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:49 -0400

(image) A Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo. Poachers broke into the Thoiry zoo near Paris in March and killed a critically endangered white rhino, hacking off its horns and putting zoos across the world on high alert. The brazen attack prompted a zoo in the central Czech Republic city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem to remove and burn the horns from its herd.

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Here Is What You Need to Know about the U.S. Navy's Newest Ship

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:09:00 -0400

(image) The future USS Portland is the eleventh San Antonio-class ship built for the service. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has delivered the U.S. Navy newest amphibious assault ship, the future USS Portland (LPD-27). The 25,000-ton vessel is the service’s eleventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and will be formally commissioned into service later this year—earning the prefix United States Ship or USS.

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Is Trump about to repeat George W Bush's worst mistake? | Michael Fuchs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:15 -0400

(image) In 2002, Bush used his UN speech to argue for action against Iraq. Let’s hope Trump’s first UN speech isn’t the opening salvo in a preventable war with Iran ‘Why would North Korea deal with Trump if he doesn’t live up to US commitments?’ Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:01:20 -0400

(image) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.

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The Victory Speech Hillary Clinton Never Gave Is Devastating

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:18:30 -0400

(image) Throughout the book, Clinton discusses the ins-and-outs of her stunning loss to Donald Trump, but arguably no detail captures the above sentiment more than a passage from the victory speech she planned to give on election night.

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Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:53:38 -0400

(image) By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. NATO officials say they are monitoring the "Zapad-2017" ("West-2017") war games with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. Russia says the exercise is rehearsing a purely defensive scenario.

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Royal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's Hometown

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:03:24 -0400

(image) Royal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's Hometown Last year, Royal Enfield Motorcycles hunkered down in Milwaukee with its first North American flagship dealership, and for the time being Harley isn’t losing any sleep over it. At least not yet, since

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Police release man questioned over slayings of two black men in 'possibly racially motivated' crimes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:01:00 -0400

(image) A man questioned about two possibly racially-motivated homicides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been released on bail after a drug arrest, reports say. Mr Gleason was arrested on suspicion of drug possession unrelated to the killings. Kenneth Gleason, 23, posted his $3,500 bail and was released from prison, according to the Advocate, a newspaper in Baton Rouge.

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France opens door to post-2025 talks on Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:14:08 -0400

(image) France warned Monday that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal was "essential," but left the door open to further talks to ward off any US threat to walk away from the landmark agreement. "France will try to persuade President Trump of the importance of this choice, even if it can be completed by work after 2025," he said ahead of a meeting between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron later in the day.

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Prosecutor: Officer justified in fatal shooting of teen

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:01:58 -0400

(image) McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer in the Washington, D.C., suburbs was justified in fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy who was advancing at him with a crowbar, a prosecutor ruled Tuesday.