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  • Falwell Jr. defends Trump's response to Charlottesville

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    “He doesn’t say what’s politically correct — he says what’s in his heart,” Falwell said. “He does not have a racist bone in his body. I know him well.”

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:56:21 -0400
  • Bannon Declares War on Trump, Says 'That Presidency is Over'

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    Just hours after it was announced he was out of the administration, Steve Bannon gave an interview where he said the Trump presidency is "over," and he's already back at Breitbart.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:01:45 -0400
  • Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

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    Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:39:35 -0400
  • American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror Attacks

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    The U.S. State Department has confirmed that another American citizen suffered minor injuries in the attack.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:08:00 -0400
  • Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported

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    An activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:01:09 -0400
  • Flying dogs caught in action

    These excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines’ exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:30:30 -0400
  • 6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded

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    Three police departments are reeling from a violent night that has left two officers dead.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:39:02 -0400
  • Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug — in a small amount and at a cheap price — suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:03:39 -0400
  • U.S. warship Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

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    (Reuters) - Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometers) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said on Saturday. The cruiser was returning from its mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would soon be dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima when it was fired upon in the North Pacific Ocean by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. After a Navy historian unearthed new information in 2016 about the warship's last movements that pointed to a new search area, a team of civilian researchers led by Paul Allen, a Microsoft Corp co-founder, spent months searching in a 600-square-mile (1,500-square-kilometer) patch of ocean.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:12:22 -0400
  • The storm around America's statues isn't about history. It's about whiteness | Eddie S Glaude, Jr

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    Confederate statues are part of a politics that trades on white fears and cultural wars that scapegoat black and brown people. During his infamous press conference this Tuesday, as he vehemently defended his claim that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump declared “many of these people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E Lee. “Not all of those people were white supremacists,” he said.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:11 -0400
  • Boston free speech protests: Far-right demonstrators 'outnumbered 10 to 1 by anti-fascists'

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    Far-right demonstrators in Boston appeared to be greatly outnumbered by their opponents - perhaps as much as ten to one - as the city braced for two competing rallies. The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, issued an appeal to the many thousands of people taking part in the two events to be peaceful and show respect. The events were taking place a week after clashes at a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in more than 20 people being injured and one young woman, Heather Heyer, being killed.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0400
  • Oxford University employee and US academic brought to Chicago to face murder charges

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    Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing. Chicago police escorted fired Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, 43, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, 56, from Northern California, where they surrendered peacefully on Aug. 4 after an eight-day, nationwide manhunt. Detectives were questioning the men Saturday. They could appear in court as early as Sunday. The men are accused of killing Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been living in Chicago, last month in Lathem's high-rise Chicago condo. Chicago police have said Cornell-Duranleau suffered more than 40 stab wounds, including "mutilations," to his upper body. Authorities say the attack was so violent the blade of the knife they believe was used was broken. They found Cornell-Duranleau's body July 27 after the building's front desk received an anonymous call that a crime had occurred on the 10th floor. He had been dead more than 12 hours. By then, authorities say Lathem and Warren had fled the city. According to autopsy results released Friday by the Cook County medical examiner's office, Cornell-Duranleau had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death. Wyndham Lathem Credit: Chicago Police Department/PA Police say Lathem and Cornell-Duranleau, who moved to Chicago from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area about a year ago, had a personal relationship, though they have not described the nature of it or a motive for the attack. It's unclear what the relationship was between Lathem, Cornell-Duranleau and Warren, who's British. He arrived in the U.S. three days before the killing, after being reported missing in Great Britain. Lathem, a microbiologist who's been on Northwestern's faculty since 2007 but was not teaching at the time of the attack, was terminated by the university for fleeing from police when there was an arrest warrant out for him. Investigators said the day after the crime was committed Lathem and Warren drove about 80 miles (128 kilometers) northwest of Chicago to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. One of the men made a $1,000 donation to a local library in Cornell-Duranleau's name. Lake Geneva authorities said the man making the donation didn't give his name. Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau Credit: Facebook At another point after the killing, Lathem sent a video to friends and relatives apologizing for his involvement in the crime, which he called the "biggest mistake of my life." The video raised concern among investigators that Lathem might kill himself. Lathem and Warren both appeared in court in California last week, where they agreed to return to Illinois to face charges. An attorney for Lathem, Kenneth H. Wine, called him a "gentle soul" and said "what he is accused of is totally contrary to the way he has lived his entire life." Wine said Lathem intends to plead not guilty to the charges. Warren was represented by a public defender during a brief appearance in a San Francisco court. She said he is "presumed innocent," but declined to comment further. 

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:11:59 -0400
  • Wreckage of lost ship USS Indianapolis found after seven decades

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    Researchers announced Saturday they discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The wreckage was found in the Philippine Sea 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) below the surface, according to philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who headed the civilian research crew that located the ship. The ship was hit in the final days of World War II just after completing a secret mission delivering parts of the atomic bomb used in Hiroshima.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:47:13 -0400
  • Thousands Protest White Supremacy In New Orleans

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    Suber told HuffPost the rally was organized for two reasons. “This is our solidarity with the people in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as a notice to our local leaders that we want all statues dedicated to white supremacists taken down,” he said. Watch Suber speak during Saturday’s protest in New Orleans, below.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:43:35 -0400
  • Man Caught Smuggling 13 Pounds of Meth Into US Via Drone

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    Drones generally haven't appealed to smugglers because their noise attracts attention.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:44:03 -0400
  • Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

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    Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest their sentences. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement rallies, were sentenced to six to eight months in jail Thursday for their role in a protest that sparked the months-long demonstrations calling for democratic reforms. People took on the scorching summer heat to stream from the district of Wan Chai to the Court of Final Appeal in the heart of Hong Kong Island, protesting the jail terms.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:29:04 -0400
  • Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:15:49 -0400
  • California man on delayed honeymoon among Barcelona victims

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    A 43-year-old California man on a delayed honeymoon was among the 13 people killed when a van plowed through a popular pedestrian area in the Spanish city of Barcelona, his family said on Friday. Jared Tucker and his wife had gone to Barcelona to celebrate their first anniversary in the form of a belated honeymoon. Walking in the area of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, he had gone to find a restroom when he was struck down by the van, his wife Heidi Nunes Tucker told KGO television in San Francisco.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:09:43 -0400
  • ‘Alt-right’ figure who set up Assange meeting refuses to cooperate with Senate intel probe

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    “I’m absolutely not” going to cooperate with the committee, the far-right provocateur Charles C. Johnson said in an interview, after returning from London.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:20:20 -0400
  • Five suspected terrorists shot dead by police in Cambrils, Spain

    Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in Cambrils, south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:52:41 -0400
  • SeaWorld: Former trainer says deaths of three killer whales a 'disgrace to humanity'

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    A former killer whale trainer at SeaWorld has spoken out about conditions at the attraction, after the deaths of three orcas there this year. Last week, Kasatka became the third killer whale at the Californian theme park to die. The orca was 41 years old, making her the oldest killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:46:00 -0400
  • Boy With Heart Transplant Collapses and Dies on His First Day of School

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    13-year-old Peyton West's family thought he would be healthy after he got his transplant in March.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:16:00 -0400
  • Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics

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    Taiwan has long seen its international allies switching allegiance to an ascendant Beijing, but now there are also fears of a brain drain of the island's youth as they pursue careers in rival China. Cross-strait tensions have soared since China-sceptic Tsai Ing-wen took power last year, with Beijing cutting all official communication. China still sees the self-ruling island as part of its territory to be reunified, but young people in particular have increasingly developed a sense of pride in their Taiwanese identity.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:55:46 -0400
  • No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: Prosecutor

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    Dave Holloway, father of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, said on national television this week that he found human bones in Aruba, where his daughter vanished a dozen years ago, and submitted them for DNA testing.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:58:10 -0400
  • Deposed Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega flees country in dramatic speedboat journey

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    Venezuela's former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia on Friday after taking a dramatic boat journey from the troubled country.  Migration authorities in Bogota confirmed her arrival.  It comes after she was fired by a controversial new legislative superbody and said she feared for her life. Univision reported that Ms Ortega fled in a speedboat to Aruba, where she caught a private plane to Bogota. Ms Ortega broke with socialist President Nicolas Maduro in late March and became a vocal critic of his unpopular government, eventually going into hiding after the newly elected constituent assembly fired her earlier this month. Nicolas Maduro celebrates election results after a national vote on his proposed Constituent Assembly on July 31 Credit: EPA/NATHALIE SAYAGO The assembly fired Ms Ortega during its first session on August 5, but she and some governments in the region have refused to accept the body's decisions. "This afternoon the attorney general of Venezuela Luisa Ortega Diaz arrived from Aruba in a private plane to Bogota's airport and completed the corresponding migration process," Colombia's migration agency said in a statement. She was accompanied by her husband, the legislator German Ferrer, the statement added. It was not clear whether the couple were seeking asylum in Colombia. The 59-year-old told Reuters in an interview this month that she feared the government would "deprive me of my life." Ms Ortega is seen on a motorbike during a flash visit to the Public Prosecutor's office in Caracas on August 5 Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Her replacement, ex-human rights ombudsman Tarek Saab, this week outlined corruption accusations against Ms Ortega and her husband. The couple are accused of running an "extortion gang" and funneling profits into an account in the Bahamas. More than 120 people have been killed during often violent unrest against Mr Maduro's government over a crippling economic crisis and what opponents call his increasingly authoritarian rule. Colombia is among the Latin American countries which have roundly criticised Mr Maduro, while also condemning a suggestion by US President Donald Trump that a military intervention was an option to solve the crisis. South American trade bloc Mercosur said on Friday they will not recognise any measures taken by the constituent assembly. Ms Ortega's chief of staff did not respond to a request for comment.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:20:54 -0400
  • Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:30:19 -0400
  • U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis

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    A reduction in U.S. troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. About 17,500 U.S. service members are participating in the exercise this month, down from 25,000 last year, according to the Pentagon. With tensions high on the Korean peninsula, China - Pyongyang's main ally and trading partner - has urged the United States and South Korea to scrap the drills, as has Russia.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:32:06 -0400
  • NASA Wants to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

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    NASA is worried about the Yellowstone supervolcano exploding, so instead they're going to harness its energy for good.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:04 -0400
  • Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5

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    White nationalists had gathered in the Virginia city to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:21:19 -0400
  • Manhunt Underway for Barcelona Van Attack Suspect

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    Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub is believed to have been driving the van that struck tourists on Las Ramblas.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:45:54 -0400
  • Father jumps car over open drawbridge in terrifying stunt to save family

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    A father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:19:00 -0400
  • State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

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    Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combatting leprosy in Pakistan, was buried with full state honours on Saturday, in an unprecedented service for a foreign Christian in the Muslim-majority country. Pfau, who died at the age of 87 on August 10 was known locally as Pakistan's Mother Teresa. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain attended the state funeral service at St Patrick's Cathedral in the city, where hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:29:52 -0400
  • Serena Williams' Fiancé Is A Little Shocked By Her Pregnancy Cravings

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    He knew there would be cravings, but not quite like this.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:38:56 -0400
  • Steve Bannon out as chief White House strategist 'by mutual agreement' 

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    Steve Bannon has left his role as President Donald Trump's chief strategist, as the president tries to assuage the outrage sparked by his remarks about Charlottesville. The White House issued a statement saying the departure was "by mutual agreement". Mr Bannon, who ran the hard-Right news outlet Breitbart, ended his White House role on Friday afternoon.  He said he resigned, but sources close to Mr Trump said he was "given the option to resign" - another way of saying he was fired. The decision was reportedly made after pressure from John Kelly, Mr Trump's new chief of staff, who was brought in to establish some sense of order in a chaotic, dysfunctional White House. Mr Bannon, 63, has taken immense pride at his status at the head of the anti-establishment, flame-throwing wing of the White House. He was seen as connecting Mr Trump to his electoral base, and encouraged nationalist, "America First" policies. Profile | Steve Bannon He was often at odds with the "globalist" wing of the White House - Jared Kushner, Mr Trump's son-in-law; his wife Ivanka; H.R. McMaster, the head of the national security council; and Gary Cohn, director of the national economic council. Mr Trump was reported earlier this week to have not spoken face-to-face with Mr Bannon in over a week. On Tuesday he could only offer a lukewarm endorsement, responding to a question about Mr Bannon's future with: "We'll see." In his own words | Steve Bannon Yet Mr Bannon wielded immense behind-the-scenes power inside the White House. Saturday Night Live depicted him as the grim reaper, playing Mr Trump like a puppet - something that reportedly amused Mr Bannon, but enraged his boss. And he was controversial from the start. Appointed in August 2016, along with Kellyanne Conway, to manage the campaign, he was described as "the most dangerous political operative in America". But Mr Trump appreciated his hardline views. He was reportedly instrumental in the Mexican border wall policy, and pushed Mr Trump to take a strong line on policing. He was determined to even what he saw as an unequal playing field on trade, and China was a particular target of his anger. He also reportedly urged Mr Trump not to criticise too strongly white nationalists, who Mr Bannon saw as a small but important part of Mr Trump's base. Mr Trump's defence of white supremacists on Tuesday caused the most significant political damage to his presidency so far. The following day Mr Bannon perhaps sealed his own fate by telephoning a reporter with The American Prospect, a Left-wing publication, to contradict his boss - and suggest that he was deciding who was in and who was out in the state department. “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it,” said Mr Bannon, directly undermining Mr Trump's vow to respond if attacked. “Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.” Asked about his rivals at the departments of state, defence and treasury, who wanted to keep China on side by avoiding trade wars, Mr Bannon was unrepentant. “They’re wetting themselves,” he said. “I’m changing out people at East Asian Defense; I’m getting hawks in.”  

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:35:45 -0400
  • Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested at a bar.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:23:35 -0400
  • German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

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    By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, fanning an already fierce row between the NATO allies. The arrest of the German national in Granada was part of a "targeted hunt against critics of the Turkish government living abroad in Europe," Akhanli's lawyer Ilias Uyar told magazine Der Spiegel, which first reported Akhanli's detention. Any country can issue an Interpol "red notice", but extradition by Spain would only follow if Ankara could convince Spanish courts it had a real case against him.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:47:05 -0400
  • One Day, Many Years From Now, Total Solar Eclipses Will No Longer Be Possible

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    The moon is slowly moving away from the Earth, and one distant day, it will be too small to block the sun entirely.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:39:03 -0400
  • 2-Week-Old Orphaned Piglet Comforts Kitten Friend as She Suffers Seizure

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    Sriracha the kitten was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called cerebellar hypoplasia and suffers from seizures.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:38:00 -0400
  • Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant Barcelona

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    Prayer time is approaching but Raja Miah, an imam at a tiny mosque in the heart of Barcelona does not expect a big turnout. Since the twin attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils claimed by the Islamic State group, the Muslim community in central Barcelona's neighbourhood of Raval fears an anti-Islam backlash. "People are very scared," said Miah, 23, as he sat in a small room at the mosque in Raval as a small group of children in an adjoining room studied the Koran.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:29:22 -0400
  • Confirmed! VW Electric Microbus Coming in 2022

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    It's finally happening. We can't believe it either.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:38:06 -0400
  • Boston 'free speech' rally abandoned by right-wing demonstrators outnumbered by 15,000 counter-protesters

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    As the official start time of the contentious “Free Speech Rally” in Boston approached, the winner in the battle of words between organisers and counter-demonstrators had already been determined. If hateful speech aimed at Jewish people or minorities was chanted at Boston Common park, it was not audible at one of the largest rallies being held just one week after the deadly demonstrations in Charleston, Virginia, where neo-Nazis marched bearing torches, and where one woman was killed. Instead, an estimated 15,000 counter-protesters dominated the air with anti-Nazi and anti-fascist chants.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400
  • US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook ban

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    Following violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, Facebook began taking down all positive mentions of an article by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, attacking the woman who was killed protesting the rally. But while the site has been banned from Facebook, far-right users continued to post on a Daily Stormer group on VK, Russia's most popular social network. “Cloudflare just dropped us,” the Daily Stormer VK group posted on Wednesday, referring to the Internet security company that protects sites from cyber attacks. “We'll have to build an alternative.” White nationalists and far-right activists from Western countries have increasingly been moving to VK, also known as VKontakte, where they don't face the same censorship as on social media like Facebook. Charlottesville far-right protest Of the 97 major neo-Nazi, white nationalist and racist skinhead organisations on the Southern Poverty Law Centre's list of US hate groups, The Telegraph found VK groups matching at least nine of them, with members that appeared to be American. There were also more than 50 VK groups named after the Ku Klux Klan, although many of them appear to be run by Russian fans. According to the news site Meduza, more than 100 nationalist groups on VK have members from the United States, Germany, Sweden and other Western countries. Membership on the most popular of these groups numbers in the thousands. A far-right user who identified himself as Henry from Houston told Meduza that moving from Facebook to VK was becoming a “trend” among nationalists trying to avoid censorship. He's started two VK groups already with a total membership of 550. “You can't even write a post about Adolph Hitler” on Facebook, he complained. In contrast, on the Daily Stormer page and other VK groups, users have continued merrily posting racist slurs and threats. Dropped by its US domain registrar, the Daily Stormer also tried to relaunch its website under a Russian domain name, but this too was soon suspended. Asked about VK's apparent lack of censorship, a spokesman said the social network is “against calls for atrocities and violence” and deletes materials that include them. Russian authorities have been increasingly fining and even imprisoning social media users under a vague law against extremism, but many of these people have been convicted for criticising Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Law enforcement here most likely wouldn't be able to bring Americans to court on similar charges, however.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:51 -0400
  • Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

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    CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described.

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:00:20 -0400
  • Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

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    By John Walcott and Steve Holland WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps. Within hours of leaving Trump's administration on Friday, Bannon was back at the helm of Breitbart News, the hard-right news site he ran before becoming the main architect of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Bannon can now do more to further conservative causes because "he can speak his mind" without the constraints of working in the White House, Rick Weatherly, 61, a maintenance technician from the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said on Saturday.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:32:43 -0400
  • Total solar eclipse: When is it, where is it happening and how to watch in the UK

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    What's happening? On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will witness an eclipse of the sun for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK, we will be able to see a partial eclipse (where the moon covers only a part of the sun). 10 amazing places in America to watch the 2017 solar eclipse Who will see it? Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe - including the UK - will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. However, 14 states across the United States will experience a total solar eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 minutes. More than 12 million Americans live inside the path of totality and more than half of the nation live within 400 miles of it. Millions more are expected to travel to cities along the path to witness the phenomenon.  Where and when to see the eclipse What causes an eclipse? The diameter of the Sun is 400 times that of the Moon but it lies 400 times further away - which means if you are in exactly the right alignment on the surface of the Earth at the right time, you will see the two celestial bodies overlap exactly. What creates a total solar eclipse Where can I see the eclipse in the UK? Sadly Brits won't get a total eclipse like our friends across the pond, but we will be treated to a slight partial eclipse which will still be worth watching.  It will be visible in parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from around 19:35 on August 21 - but make sure you're in a spot where there's no cloud.  UK eclipse circumstances for August 21 2017 What areas will see total blackout? Anyone within the path of totality will see the sky become dark for several minutes as the moon completely covers the sun. The path is relatively thin, around 70 miles wide, and stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. It will first be seen at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 PDT, with totality beginning at 10:16 PDT. Over the next 90 minutes, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and end near Charleston, South Carolina at 14:28 EDT. The lunar shadow will leave the US at 04:09 EDT. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. What time can I see the total eclipse? Here are the mid-eclipse times for some of the major towns and cities along the path of totality, according to Nasa. All times are local.  Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse Will there be a live stream? Yes - Nasa will host an Eclipse Megacast for four hours during the eclipse which will be picked up by local, national and international TV stations. You can also follow all the action via the Telegraph. How can I see it safely? Never look directly at the Sun, even through sunglasses or dark material such as a bin liner or photographic negative. Makeshift filters may not screen out the harmful infrared radiation that can burn the retina of the eye risking permanent eye damage and blindness. Also, viewers must never use binoculars or a telescope. Wear special eclipse viewing glasses - not ordinary sunglasses - or construct a simple pinhole camera which projects an image of the Sun onto a blank piece of paper. Solar eclipse: how to watch the eclipse safely When will Britain next see a solar eclipse? There was a pretty spectacular eclipse in Britain in March 2015, but the last total eclipse in the UK was in August 1999. You might be waiting a while for the next decent one too - it won't take place until August 12, 2026. On that date up to 95 per cent of the Sun will be obscured. Britain will not see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090. How we watched the 1999 solar eclipse - in 90 seconds 01:42 Total solar eclipses in history Eclipses have both fascinated and terrified civilisations for centuries. When King Henry I of England, the son of William the Conqueror, died in 1133, his death happened to coincide with a total solar eclipse plummeting the nation into darkness for four minutes and 38 seconds. Historian William of Malmesbury wrote in 1140 that "the darkness was so great that people at first thought the world was ending."

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:26:30 -0400
  • John McCain Just Finished His First Round Of Chemo And Radiation Treatment

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    The Arizona senator marked a major milestone Friday, with the completion of his first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:46:12 -0400
  • Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

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    Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after fresh heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned. "We have sought army's help to reach out to the affected people," T P Gupta, a senior official from the state's disaster management authority, told AFP.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:52:07 -0400
  • Echo is under $100 for back to school (and 7 other unmissable Amazon device deals)

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    The bad thing about back to school shopping is when everything is said and done, you have to... you know... go back to school. But the good thing is that you can save a ton of cash on much more than just back to school supplies, and Amazon just kicked off a huge sale that perfectly illustrates our point. Beginning today and running through August 26 for Kindle devices or September 4 for Echo devices, Amazon is shaving as much as $90 off its most popular devices and bundles. There are 14 different SKUs that get discounts in this big sale, but we've picked out the best of the bunch for you in this post. Highlights include $20 off the Fire HD 8 tablet, $20 off the Kindle, $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, $5 off an Echo Dot, $30 off the Tap, and a whopping $80 off the Amazon Echo, dropping the price all the way down to $99.99. Check out all the best deals below, and grab them while you still can.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:57:55 -0400
  • Bob Lutz on Why Ford Ousted Mark Fields

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    How could Ford's Mark Fields compete with Elon Musk's tunnels and spaceships?

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:34:08 -0400
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