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Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:32:50 -0400

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College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader’s attendance

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:17 -0400

(image) Leaders of at least two universities and the national college Republicans organization are moving to denounce white supremacist views after a member of at least one campus GOP chapter appeared to attend at a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend.

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Mexico Raid Uncovers Thousands of Gallons of Tainted Alcohol

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:46:46 -0400

(image) Authorities have seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol after raiding more than 30 hotels and night clubs in popular tourist spots in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.

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Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe turns herself into South African police: TV

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:46:51 -0400

(image) Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg's up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said. South African police minister Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that he expected to get a report from investigators on Tuesday and that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, could be arrested. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace was travelling on a normal passport.

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Donald Trump Fails in Role of Moral Leader

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:22:45 -0400

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

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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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Search on in 2 countries for woman missing since sub sank

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:19:02 -0400

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

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North Carolina protesters who tore down Confederate monument 'could face prosecution'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:17:00 -0400

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

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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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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.

Upcoming Total Eclipse Will Hit All of the U.S.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:57:00 -0400

(image) Next week's total eclipse, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be at least partially visible everywhere in the United States, but only last two minutes and 38 seconds.

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Guam officials 'ecstatic' as North Korea holds off attack

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:48:33 -0400

(image) Guam officials were "ecstatic" Tuesday as North Korea appeared to back away from its threat to fire four missiles towards the US territory in the western Pacific. "There doesn't appear to be any indication, based on what we're hearing, that there will be any missiles attacking in the near future or in the distant future," lieutenant governor Ray Tonorio said. Guam Homeland Security adviser George Charfauros dismissed reports that satellite images showed North Korea moving a missile into place for a possible launch, saying it was likely "just a ruse".

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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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Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank building

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:57:29 -0400

(image) The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, on Saturday. According to a complaint, Varnell had initially planned to bomb the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., in a manner similar to the 1995 explosion at a federal building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people.

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Charlottesville: Donald Trump quietly slashed funds to groups fighting white supremacy months ago

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:35:11 -0400

(image) Donald Trump's decision to slash funding to counter right-wing extremism in the US is facing fresh scrutiny in the wake of the Charlottesville violence that left three people dead. The US President froze $10 million (£7.7m) of grants destined to fight violent extremism in the US back in May. More than 30 organisations had been pegged by former President Barack Obama’s office to receive the funding, but the White House put the grants on hold pending review soon after Mr Trump took office.

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North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:02:53 -0400

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

'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!"— 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.— 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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Grace Mugabe accused of assaulting model in S. African hotel

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:28:30 -0400

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

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Russia, Syria Surround 3,000 Square Miles of ISIS Land

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:27:28 -0400

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

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Demolishing Beijing's 'disorderly' development

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:20:16 -0400

(image) Beijing's municipal government launched a campaign this year to eradicate what it called an "urban disease" of illegal construction and unsafe buildings in the city of nearly 22 million people.

Body language experts analyse whether Trump meant it when he condemned white supremacist groups

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:25:00 -0400

(image) Donald Trump’s comments condemning white supremacists may have been belated – and heavily scripted – but body language experts say they were largely sincere. On Monday, under mounting media pressure, Mr Trump took to the podium to call out white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK. Three days earlier, a hundred of them had descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in protests that lead to three deaths and dozens of injuries.

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Mischievous pup who found the wrong side of the law is still a very good dog

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:38:22 -0400

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

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Flash floods hit Freeport Indonesia's mining operations

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:04:13 -0400

(image) Flash floods have left one worker missing and caused extensive damage to a power plant at U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia's operations in the eastern-most province of Papua, company officials said on Wednesday. Mining operations were continuing as normal, but power and water outages were expected in the coming days, the Indonesian unit of U.S. mining giant Freeport McMoran Inc. said in a statement. "One person remains unaccounted for after flash floods that occurred late Tuesday destroyed roads, bridges, water lines and most of the plant that supplies power to Tembagapura and Hidden Valley," the company said, warning employees to keep travel to a minimum.

Questions about lawyers' fees put El Chapo defense in limbo

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:29:49 -0400

(image) NEW YORK (AP) — Private lawyers seeking to represent Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances Monday that they'll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord's defense in limbo.

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Glass of wine or beer a day reduces risk of an early death, says new study

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0400

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research. The study suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption - classed as less than 14 drinks a week for men, and seven for women - may have "protective" health effects and can reduce the risk of dying young. Experts said the findings show that for most older people, the overall benefits of light drinking "clearly outweigh" the possible cancer risk. Victoria Moore's summer wine guide: 35 best whites, reds and fizz Heavy drinking has been linked to a host of health issues - including heart disease, but alcohol in moderation is widely recommended. But, despite these recommendations, previous studies of the risk of dying among light-to-moderate drinkers were inconsistent in their findings. For the new study, researchers examined the association between alcohol consumption and risk of mortality from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease in the United States. They studied data from 333,247 participants obtained through the National Health Interview Surveys from 1997 to 2009. The study participants were surveyed regarding their drinking and patterns of use. Glossary | Beer terms defined They were divided into six groups, based on their drinking patterns: lifetime abstainers, lifetime infrequent drinkers, former drinkers and current light (less than three drinks per week), moderate (more than three drinks per week to less than 14 drinks per week for men or less than seven drinks per week for women) or heavy drinkers - more than 14 drinks per week for men or seven per week for women. Study lead author Doctor Bo Xi, associate professor at Shandong University School of Public Health in China, said: "Our research shows that light-to-moderate drinking might have some protective effects against cardiovascular disease, while heavy drinking can lead to death. "A delicate balance exists between the beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption, which should be stressed to consumers and patients." The best beer gardens in London Throughout the length of the study, 34,754 participants died from all-causes. Of those, 8,947 deathss were cardiovascular disease-specific, and 8,427 mortalities were cancer-specific. Researchers found that male heavy drinkers had a 25 per cent increased risk of mortality due to all-causes and a 67 per cent increase in mortality from cancer. The increases were not significantly noticed in women. There was no association found between heavy drinking and cardiovascular disease mortality. Moderate drinking was associated with a 13 per cent and 25 per cent decreased risk of all-cause mortality, and 21 per cent and 34 per cent decreased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, respectively, in both men and women. Similar findings were observed for light drinking in both genders. Study co-author Doctor Sreenivas Veeranki, assistant professor in preventive medicine and community health at University of Texas Medical Branch, said: "We have taken rigorous statistical approaches to address issues reported in earlier studies such as abstainer bias, sick quitter phenomenon and limited confounding adjustment in our study. "A J-shaped relationship exists between alcohol consumption an[...]

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India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:42:15 -0400

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

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Who is George Papadopoulos, the Trump Campaign Adviser?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:00:04 -0400

(image) George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign, suggested the candidate meet with Russian leaders, The Washington Post reported on Monday evening. 

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U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:49:11 -0400

(image) With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax.

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Charlottesville: Man pictured using homemade flame thrower on white supremacists speaks out

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:01:31 -0400

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

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The Latest: Children of slain deputy speak in court

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:43:26 -0400

(image) COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded another while escaping from a western Iowa jail (all times local):

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22 Crazy Twists On Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:26:05 -0400


Moscow hopes Iran won't quit nuclear deal

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:35:05 -0400

(image) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he hoped that Iran would not quit the agreement Iran reached in 2015 with world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear work in return for the lifting of most sanctions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this week that Iran could abandon the deal "within hours" if the United States imposed any more new sanctions.. Lavrov also said he hoped the United States would not violate its obligations under the nuclear deal with Iran. "I think unilateral sanctions ... are irresponsible actions that can hurt and undermine the balance achieved," Lavrov said, commenting on new restrictions recently imposed by Washington on Iran.

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Philippine police kill 32 in 'shock and awe' drug raids

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:18:11 -0400

(image) Philippine police killed 32 people in "shock and awe" raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial crime war. In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in a series of raids Monday on suspected drug traffickers across Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila. "We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities," Romeo Caramat, the Bulacan police chief, told reporters in Manila on Wednesday, adding 109 suspects had also been arrested.

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T-Mobile just took a huge step towards beating Verizon once and for all

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:42 -0400

This April, T-Mobile spent $8 billion on new low-band spectrum to improve its wireless network. As of right now, that network is online. A "cluster site" in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is the first place in the country to be lit up with T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE network. Neville Ray, T-Mobile's Chief Technology Officer, described the rollout as a "massive milestone" for T-Mobile, and one that should "materially close" T-Mobile's existing coverage gap with Verizon "by the end of the year." To call it a "massive milestone" is really an understatement. Normally, rolling out new spectrum takes years. Verizon, for example, bought 700MHz spectrum from the FCC in a similar auction in 2008, and didn't turn the network on until 2010. Ray said that "the FCC only granted the licenses in June, so to have the network online by much faster than anyone expected." 600MHz spectrum is going to be a big deal for T-Mobile as it should finally fix the network's coverage problems. Cell networks operate across dozens of different "bands," and broadly speaking, the lower the frequency, the better the coverage. Lower-frequency radio waves travel further and penetrate objects better, which in the real world means superior coverage in rural areas and inside buildings -- everywhere that Verizon's network, thanks to a wealth of low-band spectrum, currently excels. The site in Wyoming that's live today is the first of many that should go live by the end of the year. The map above (from a FCC filing) shows where T-Mobile is planning on building out coverage to in 2017, and that includes 600MHz sites in Wyoming, Northwest Oregon, West Texas, Southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, Western North Dakota, Maine, Coastal North Carolina, Central Pennsylvania, Central Virginia and Eastern Washington. Rolling out 600MHz is particularly challenging because in most cases, there are TV stations using the spectrum right now. Those stations are moving to different frequencies, and T-Mobile is paying out of its own pocket to accelerate the process. Unfortunately, all that doesn't mean that T-Mobile's customers are going to have fantastic service overnight. 600MHz isn't a frequency that's been used for LTE anywhere in the world before, so no current devices support it. Ray confirmed that "Samsung and LG will have phones in stores by the end of the year" that support 600MHz, and also said that "as T-Mobile gets more partners and devices, there will be a tidal wave of [600MHz compatible devices] in 2018." He also stressed that T-Mobile is putting" as much, if not more effort into devices than the network," but "the network has to come first." In other words: it's an exciting time to be a T-Mobile customer. Everywhere that T-Mobile's 600MHz network will reach within a few years   600MHz isn't the only place that T-Mobile is wor[...]

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Donald Trump’s teleprompter is back from vacation to denounce racism

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:17:02 -0400

After a weekend of violence in Charlottesville prompted by rallying white supremacists, President Donald Trump went on camera Monday to... read off a teleprompter. Trump isn't known for his extemporaneous speaking (or tweeting) skills. On Saturday his lukewarm tweet condemning violence in Charlottesville from "many sides" was swiftly and strongly critiqued for its failure to address white supremacist ideology, the KKK and neo-Nazis directly. SEE ALSO: You can honor Heather Heyer and other Charlottesville heroes starting today So, on Monday, Trump gave a statement from the White House, this time reading prepared remarks directly from a teleprompter which, after three days of silence on racism, struck many as too little, too late. Trump has a famously tenuous relationship with the teleprompter. Though he frequently criticized Hillary Clinton for her use of them during the 2016 campaign, he has since made use of it himself, which is par for the presidential course. But when it takes you three days and a prepared script to say, "the KKK is bad," you might have a problem.  It's also a bold reversal for a man who, per CNN, said at a 2015 rally: "I've always said, if you run for president, you shouldn't be allowed to use teleprompters ... Because you don't even know if the guy's smart." Take from that what you will. Naturally, Trump's ability to read on command has left Twitter unimpressed. so it appears trump read a teleprompter statement, with no ad-libs. takes no questions & ignores shouted ones as he leaves. — kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) August 14, 2017 He literally cannot deliver this without a teleprompter. Sad! — Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) August 14, 2017 I hate when Trump throws in his really obvious ad-libs when he's reading the teleprompter. "so sad," "I know," "it's about time" — built to shrill (@theshrillest) August 14, 2017 He can't even read the teleprompter normally. These words are killing him. And no you haven't said anything about the color of skin. — ProfB (@AntheaButler) August 14, 2017 Trump looks like a hostage reading the teleprompter. We don't believe you, you need more people. — Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) August 14, 2017 "please, sir, for the love of god, read the teleprompter and walk away, no improv" — every aide — ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) August 14, 2017 Its striking that he has to carefully read it off a teleprompter. He railed against prompters yet he can't speak from the heart about racism — Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 14, 2017 Renouncing racism off a teleprompter 72 hours too late, after endless prodding, kinda just proves that you're both a racist and a wimp, no? — Ben Reininga (@BenReininga) August 14, 2017 It felt like @realDonaldTrump read the TelePrompTe[...]

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Too Much Protein Killed This 25-Year-Old Woman

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:30:29 -0400

(image) A post shared by • MEEGAN HEFFORD • (@meeganheff) on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:31am PST Protein, protein, protein is touted time and time again for its ability to help with weight-loss, but can too much be incredibly dangerous?According to the NY Post, for 25-year-old Meegan Hefford, it was.You May Also Like: 5 People Have Died After Doing This Weight-Loss TreatmentAs reported, the Australian mother of two and bodybuilder, who was prepping for a competition, "died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, ...

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Iraq bombing Islamic State-held Tal Afar ahead of assault: Iraqi military spokesman

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:45:28 -0400

(image) By Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of Mosul, the militants' capital in northern Iraq, after a nine-month campaign.

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Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier's flag from US veteran

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:15:31 -0400

(image) HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When Marvin Strombo finally handed the flag back to Sadao Yasue's younger brother and sisters Tuesday, he understood what it really meant to them.

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Tearful Van Jones At A Loss For Words Over Trump's Defense Of White Supremacists

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:56:20 -0400

(image) CNN’s Van Jones did not hide his pain Tuesday night as he reacted on air to President Donald Trump defending the white supremacists who incited violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists, including former KKK leader David Duke, praised the president for his most recent remarks.

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