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Published: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:52:55 -0500

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House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:14 -0500

(image) WASHINGTON ― House Republicans spent the end of the workweek telling everyone who would listen that the American people must be allowed to see a top-secret four-page document that could bring an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections.

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California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:53:15 -0500

(image) The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.

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Pope Francis Performs Impromptu Wedding Ceremony Aboard Papal Plane

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:12:57 -0500

(image) Two flight attendants on Pope Francis’ papal plane were treated to first-class service on Thursday when the pope helped them officially tie the knot.

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Google CEO: ‘No Issues’ with freeing female employees from NDAs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:04:25 -0500

(image) Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says they “want to provide a more open environment” for employees to be able to tell their stories.

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The Latest: Man accused in 9 killings had bleak upbringing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:21:55 -0500

(image) PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on nine killings in the Phoenix area that have been linked to the same convicted felon (all times local):

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Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing baby

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:02 -0500

(image) A car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.

Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:18 -0500

(image) Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit:  Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters “Age definitions are always arbitrary,” she said, but “our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.” “The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.” However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: “There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. “Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation.” Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.

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Tick, tick … boom? If the shutdown comes, who will pay the price?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:46:25 -0500

(image) With Republicans in control of all three branches of government, a shutdown would do nothing to convince Americans that the GOP can govern effectively.

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House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:02:08 -0500

(image) Last month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.

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California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:07:21 -0500

(image) The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.

Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf Course

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:03:34 -0500

(image) A Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ― and it was caught on camera.

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Gay Olympian Adam Rippon attacks choice of Mike Pence to lead US Olympic delegation

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:17:31 -0500

(image) Adam Rippon, the 2016 US men’s figure skating champion, said he was “not buying” the plan to get the ultra-conservative Republican to head up the prestigious ceremony. Mr Pence, who is known for his profoundly conservative views on marriage equality and LGBT rights, has a record of supporting the widely discredited practice of gay conversion therapy. “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?

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'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:15:45 -0500

(image) RATON, N.M. (AP) — Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn."

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Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:15:03 -0500

(image) Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.

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Mattis unveils new National Defense strategy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:43:04 -0500

(image) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.

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The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visiting

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:38 -0500

(image) Democrats, especially women, have been organizing ever since last year’s election. And they think they have a chance to take the seat in this heavily Republican district.

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Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:44:41 -0500

(image) Chris Christie, no longer the governor of New Jersey, was reportedly denied access to a special VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.

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Passenger plane skids off runway in Turkey's Trabzon Airport

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:46 -0500

(image) Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope just meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, overshot the runway while landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13.

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:32:11 -0500

(image) A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year. David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 49 -- who had registered their home as a school -- were hit with 12 counts of torture, 12 of false imprisonment, six of child abuse and six of abuse of a dependent adult ahead of their court appearance in the city of Riverside. David Turpin was also charged with committing a lewd act against a child by force or fear or duress, District Attorney Mike Hestrin told a press conference.

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Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:48:59 -0500

(image) Eli Rezkallah, a 31-year-old artist and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon, recently created a photo series called “In a Parallel Universe.”

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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:46:47 -0500

(image) Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants. Oscar Perez, a photogenic former pilot who once starred in an action film, was killed on Monday along with six others in a police raid on a remote house. Last year he used a hijacked helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro.

Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In Australia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:58:21 -0500

(image) An unlikely hero saved two teen swimmers on Thursday when a drone dropped a flotation device as the pair were stranded in heavy surf.

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Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:13:58 -0500

(image) The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.

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A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:45 -0500

(image) Lesson from the GOP in 2016: When a field of candidates is divided 20 different ways, the one who makes a loud, emotional or even outrageous appeal can incite enough of a disenchanted plurality to win.

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Amazon Narrows Down Second Headquarters List To 20 Possibilities

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:45:47 -0500

(image) On Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities and other localities that are still in the running to host the online retail giant’s second headquarters, which it’s calling HQ2.

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UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:23:01 -0500

(image) CAMBERLEY, England (AP) — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.

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Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:34:03 -0500

(image) Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China. Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in January, but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears on the mainland. China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Air have since requested to operate 176 additional flights between Taiwan and China during the Lunar New Year period in mid-February.

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Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:32:09 -0500

(image) Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday. Norfolk's rail network, which spans 22 states across the eastern United States, grappled with a storm in the Southeast earlier this month and struggled with other service issues such as periodic crew shortages in 2017.

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:03:23 -0500

(image) Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments.

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Government shutdown: Trump tweets cause chaos for Republicans as they scramble to pass spending bill

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:25:00 -0500

(image) A tweet from President Donald Trump has thrown Republican plans to avoid a government shutdown into chaos by contradicting his own administration. Congress has been scrambling to pass a short-term measure before a shutdown comes into effect on Saturday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “we’re in very good shape” for passage of a spending bill that would keep the government running for another four weeks.

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Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:24:25 -0500

(image) RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Training Center Where Athletes Say Nassar Abused Them

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:36:58 -0500

(image) USA Gymnastics announced on Thursday afternoon that it’s severing ties with the organization’s national team training center, Karolyi Ranch.

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Apple Announces Plans for a New Major Campus

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:06:43 -0500

(image) Though it seems to be a page out of the Amazon playbook, no plans for a bidding process have been announced yet

'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:48:50 -0500

(image) Jeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:54:16 -0500

(image) By Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies. Turkey's foreign minister said the Moscow trip by Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar was part of talks with both Russia and Iran, the two main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to allow Turkish planes to take part in an Afrin campaign.

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:22:33 -0500

(image) India successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a “major boost” to the country’s strategic defense system.

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Talks between Trump and Schumer end with no deal as government shutdown looms within hours

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:21:00 -0500

(image) Last ditch talks between President Donald Trump and the Senate’s top Democrat to try and avoid a government shutdown have failed to produce a deal, leaving just hours to find a solution. The Senate has until midnight on Friday (5am Saturday GMT) to pass a short-term spending bill to avert a shutdown for four more weeks – but the possibility was getting more remote as night fell. The measure has already been approved by the House of Representatives.

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The Difference Between Dating And Marriage, As Told In Tweets

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:08 -0500

(image) Early on in a relationship, both partners put their best foot forward, showing off the most pleasant, polished versions of themselves.

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'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:21:26 -0500

(image) HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.

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YouTube deleting Tide Pod challenge videos in bid to stem dangerous detergent-eating craze 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:43:18 -0500

YouTube has said it is deleting any videos showing the Tide Pod challenge in an effort to stem the dangerous detergent-eating craze among US teens. The potentially health-damaging fad has seen teenagers daring each other to film themselves biting into washing machine capsules and then upload the results online, with some videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views. The trend has provoked warnings from health bodies in America, who say ingesting the capsules could have “serious health implications”, and has also prompted an awareness campaign featuring an NFL star. Today YouTube said it was working to quickly remove Tide Pod videos as they encouraged dangerous behaviour with an “inherent risk of physical harm”. A spokesman for YouTube said: “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that's intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm. We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.” NFL New England Patriots' star Rob Gronkowski has spearheaded an awareness campaign around eating Tide pods Credit: Twitter/Tide Accounts that have a video deleted also face having a temporary strike placed against them that can disable some of the channel’s features, such as monetisation. YouTube channels that get three strikes against them in a three-month period are terminated from the platform.  Parents have long been warned of the health risks detergent pods can pose to small children, who are attracted to the colourful capsules. In 2013 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning saying: “Young children who are exposed to the highly concentrated, toxic detergent are at risk of serious injury.” 19-year-old Marc Pagan reacting after biting into a Tide Pod due to a dare Credit: YouTube The commission said that children who had ingested detergent needed hospital attention for adverse effects such as loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, and difficulty breathing. The first mentions of the “Tide Pod challenge” on YouTube date back to 2014. Then in 2015 the satirical site, The Onion, published a spoof op-ed from a toddler describing his determination to eat the colourful detergent pods. The fad of teens daring each other to bite into the pods came to the fore last year after a number of high-profile videos. The trend has spawned its own internet culture, with teenagers posting memes of fake adverts for the pods being marketed as food. When bae cooks for you ��— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 8, 2018 A video by CollegeHumor titled ‘Don't Eat the Laundry Pods’ posted in March 2017 has been viewed more than three million times. The craze has prompted the owner[...]

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