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  • Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

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    President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:39:36 -0500
  • Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.

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    The impeachment of Clarence Thomas is a pipe dream.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:48:39 -0500
  • There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is gone

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    The world that made Bill Graham, the cohesive culture of postwar America, is gone, and no one preacher will ever again unite all strains of evangelical Christianity as he did.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:58:47 -0500
  • How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact Congress

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    After a lengthy court battle over gerrymandering, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court redrew the state's districts . MSNBC's Steve Kornacki explains how the new map could prove to be a big win for Democrats.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:46:06 -0500
  • Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

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    The United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:12:58 -0500
  • Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report

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    A garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Data from a camera mounted on the front of the chartered Amtrak train showed the gates were down at the crossing at the time of the crash, according to a preliminary NTSB report on the Jan. 31 accident. A passenger on the garbage truck was killed and two others on the truck were injured.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:03:58 -0500
  • The One Scandal The Trump White House Can't Lie Its Way Out Of

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    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:49:15 -0500
  • Police officer shot dead by murder suspect during standoff

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    Officer Justin Billa, a former officer of the month, was fatally injured in the city of Mobile, after trying to detain a man wanted in connection with a murder. The dead officer joined the force in January 2016 and won the Mobile Police Department’s Officer of the Month award in June 2016, Mobile Police Department Chief Lawrence Battiste told reporters, according to the Associated Press. The suspect was identified as Robert Hollie.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:44:00 -0500
  • Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

    These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:00 -0500
  • US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:37:51 -0500
  • The 10 Best Beaches In The World In 2018, Revealed

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    Need some travel inspo for your upcoming beach vacation?

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:34 -0500
  • Ancient Mayan bones uncovered in Mexico at world's largest underwater cave

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    Archaeologists exploring the world's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age. A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The Yucatan peninsula is studded with monumental relics of the Maya people, whose cities drew upon an extensive network of sinkholes linked to subterranean waters known as cenotes. Researchers say they found 248 cenotes at the 347-km (216-mile) cave system known as Sac Actun, near the beach resort of Tulum. Of the 200 archaeological sites they have discovered there, around 140 are Mayan. This mask of the Mayan god of trade is just one of the artefacts uncovered at the huge underwater Sac Actun cave in Quinta Roo state, Mexico Credit: HO/AFP   Some cenotes acquired particular religious significance to the Maya, whose descendants continue to inhabit the region. Apart from human remains, they also found bones of giant sloths, ancient elephants and extinct bears from the Pleistocene period, Mexico's Culture Ministry said in a statement. Sistema Sac Actun The cave's discovery has rocked the archaeological world. "I think it's overwhelming. Without a doubt it's the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," said Guillermo de Anda, researcher at Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH). A diver from the Great Mayan Aquifer project looks at human remains believed to be from the Pleistocene era De Anda is also director of the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula. According to the INAH, water levels rose 100 meters at the end of the Ice Age, flooding the cave system and leading to "ideal conditions for the preservation of the remains of extinct megafauna from the Pleistocene." The Pleistocene geological epoch, the most recent Ice Age, began 2.6 million years ago and ended around 11,700 years ago. Divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project combing through the caves have found cultural artefacts, 9,000 year old human remains and Pleistocene bones Credit:  Jan Arild Aaserud/INAH  

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:02:04 -0500
  • Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:57 -0500
  • Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

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    Democrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:30:55 -0500
  • Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

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    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. Early action to cut greenhouse gas emissions would limit the long-term rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:07:54 -0500
  • School Shooting's Survivors Cry As Florida House Rejects Talks On Assault Weapon Ban

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    Survivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida were brought to tears as state lawmakers refused to debate a gun control measure in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:21:26 -0500
  • Police say student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt

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    Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:21:17 -0500
  • Gun Owner Saws His AR-15 in Half After Parkland Shooting Tragedy

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    Scott Pappalardo's Facebook video has been viewed nearly 18 million times.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:57:41 -0500
  • Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:50:46 -0500
  • Some Conservatives Are Trying To Discredit Outspoken Florida Shooting Survivors

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    WASHINGTON ― After what seems like a never-ending stream of deadly mass shootings, many gun reform proponents fear that Americans have become too desensitized to bloodshed to demand action to end gun violence.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:46 -0500
  • FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

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      A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. He was charged in a Miami court where, according to local television station WPTV, he was also sentenced to seven months in jail for transporting valuable rare coins. After his wife's disappearance Bennett told investigators she was lost at sea when their 37ft catamaran, Surf into Summer, was struck by an unknown object near the Bahamas. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch. He described being woken up at 1am by a jolt and the vessel was taking on water. Bennett told investigators he could not find his wife and had to abandon ship on a life raft. In an affidavit FBI special agent James Kelley said the bureau now believed Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Ms Hellmann. The FBI affidavit ​claimed ​Bennett​ ​​had damaged the inside of the boat causing it to flood. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett. She went missing during a honeymoon sailing trip. When Ms Hellmann disappeared the couple, who had a daughter now aged 17 months, were sailing back from Havana, Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida. The daughter was not on the boat. Bennett made an SOS call in the early hours and was later spotted by a US Coast Guard helicopter. He was rescued alone from the life raft. The search for Ms Hellmann was called off three days later and her body was never found. When Bennett was rescued nine plastic tubes of silver coins were found in the life raft. They included 158 English “Year of the Horse” one-ounce silver coins and 77 Canadian Maple Leaf coins, worth about £3,200. The coins were among a batch that had been reported stolen from another boat in St Martin the previous year. Bennett had been a crew member on that boat. According to the owner of the boat the total value of the coins stolen in 2016 was around $100,000. After he was rescued Bennett said of his wife: "She is my soulmate. I thought we were going to be together forever. "I understand why they have to investigate and that is fair enough. I have got nothing to hide. They have to do what they have to do.”​

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:14:25 -0500
  • North Korea’s Tunnel Network Is Impressive (But Not Invulnerable)

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    Here is how America could even the fight with Pyongyang. A recent article described a newly noted but apparently abandoned railroad tunnel in North Korea, located near Dancheon on the east coast roughly midway between Hamhung and Chongjin. The lack of information regarding military usage cries out for discussion, for North Korea has used tunnels and other underground structures for a multitude of military and civil-defense purposes for decades.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:20:00 -0500
  • New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals

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    The New York Daily News tore into President Donald Trump for visiting his Florida golf course while funerals for the Parkland school massacre victims were taking place “just miles away.”

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:23:51 -0500
  • Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive

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    By Ellen Francis and Ece Toksabay BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face "serious consequences" for entering Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish planes bombed a town in Afrin and fighting raged on the ground on Wednesday.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:03:08 -0500
  • In photos: Sweden's first three Michelin-starred restaurant Frantzen

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    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:55:40 -0500
  • Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk Reform

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    A gun-owning Dallas politician said he won’t support the National Rifle Association holding its annual convention in his city this year after last week’s Florida school shooting unless the group will discuss gun law reform.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:58:36 -0500
  • Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:31:06 -0500
  • Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people, with officials hoping to reach the aircraft's "black boxes" to learn exactly what downed the flight.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:19:39 -0500
  • Man falls from cliff, dies while trying to rescue dog in Daly City

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    It was an idyllic but cold holiday morning near Daly City's Thornton Beach, the kind of morning that draws families and dog walkers to the coast. But just after 11:30 a.m., one man's attempt to save his dog cost him his life.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:42:29 -0500
  • Japanese 'baby factory' dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children

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    A Bangkok court has awarded a wealthy Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through surrogate mothers, paving the way for him to take custody of them all after dismissing fears he was involved in human trafficking. Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, the son of a rich IT tycoon, became the focus of a “baby factory” scandal in 2014 after the Thai police discovered he had fathered nine infants, aged between two weeks and two years old, who were being cared for by nannies in an upmarket Bangkok apartment. The children, along with four others also fathered by Mr Shigeta, were placed under the care of the Thai state while Interpol investigated whether it was a case of human trafficking. The police said at the time that he paid the surrogates between $9,300 and $12,500 each to carry his children. Mr Shigeta left the country as the potential scandal unfolded, but took Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to court to fight for custody of the children. Through his lawyer, he maintained that he simply wanted to have a large family and that he had the financial means to look after them. The Bangkok court dismissed fears of human trafficking over the surrogacy case, instead ruling that Mitsutoki Shigeta just wanted a big family. Credit: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP Mr Shigeta “was born in a big family and wanted the children to grow up together,” the lawyer argued, adding that he also wanted his offspring to help run the family business. Bangkok’s Central Juvenile Court on Tuesday upheld his claim after Thai officials checked that he had enough carers and facilities to give the children a good home. “For the happiness and opportunities which the 13 children will receive from their biological father, who does not have a history of bad behaviour, the court rules that all 13 born from surrogacy to be legal children of the plaintiff,” it said in a statement. The children are now set to join three other infants Mr Shigeta was granted custody of in 2015. However, the controversy surrounding his case, and another where an Australian couple were accused of abandoning a surrogate baby born with Down’s Syndrome - the 'Baby Gammy' dispute - has led to Thailand banning commercial surrogacy for foreigners. India, which once boasted a $400 million a year surrogacy industry, also banned international commercial surrogacy in 2015, over fears that vulnerable women were being exploited. Some clinics then opted to out-source business to neighbouring Nepal. From Thailand, the so-called rent-a-womb business migrated to neighbouring Cambodia, which then  barred the practice in 2016. However, the industry now appears to be flourishing in communist Laos, one of Asia’s poorest countries. Surrogacy is not illegal in the UK but it is subject to strict laws. It is a criminal offence to advertise that you are looking for a surrogate or willing to act as one. It is also an offence to broker a surrogacy deal on a commercial basis.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:28:01 -0500
  • Report Alleges Rampant Sexual Misconduct At Dallas Mavericks

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    A Sports Illustrated report detailing widespread workplace sexual misconduct in the Dallas Mavericks organization that involved its former CEO is sending shock waves through the league and drawing sharp criticism.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:57:12 -0500
  • 'Suck Up' Mitt Romney Is Called Out For Flip-Flopping On Trump's Endorsement

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    Mitt Romney thanked President Donald Trump on Monday night for the ringing endorsement in the Utah Senate seat race.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:06:32 -0500
  • Netanyahu confidants named as suspects in new corruption probe

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    By Jeffrey Heller and Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a corruption case. The arrests in the investigation dubbed "Case 4000" came just days after police recommended Netanyahu himself be indicted for bribery and fraud in other cases, known as "1000" and "2000". Shaul Elovitch, a family friend of Netanyahu's who controls telecoms firm Bezeq through his Eurocom holding company, was arrested along with his wife, his son and Bezeq's CEO Stella Handler.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:18:58 -0500
  • Ice dancing pair overcomes costume issue, nabs the silver medal

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    Ice dancing pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron brought home a silver medal for France, despite an unexpected setback during Monday's short program.  At the start of the pair's short dance performance at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Papadakis suffered a costume issue when a clasp at the nape of her neck came undone, forcing her to balance holding her top in place with skating a difficult program. SEE ALSO: How to calm your nerves while watching the Olympics Papadakis and Cizeron perform their short dance program on Monday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Early in the performance, Papadakis experienced an unexpected setback when a clasp on her costume came undone.Image: Getty ImagesNBC Sports has video of the challenging performance here. During a presser after the performance, Papadakis addressed the incident.  But on Tuesday in Pyeongchang, Papadakis and Cizeron managed to secure the silver medal after an excellent free dance performance. The couple came in second behind Canada's Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the maybe-couple of everyone's Olympic dreams. As the Associated Press reported, Papadakis wasn't the first skater to experience a costume issue at this year's Winter Games. Yura Min of South Korea also had an issue with a clasp during a performance earlier this week. WATCH: This is how Margot Robbie looked like a master figure skater on 'I, Tonya'

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:11:02 -0500
  • US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

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    Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia's internal affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for an alleged covert effort to interfere in 2016 US polls. "Paradoxically, the Americans are taking steps towards meddling in our internal affairs and exacerbating tensions in bilateral relations ahead of the presidential election" in Russia on March 18, Ryabkov told the news agency Interfax.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:39:30 -0500
  • Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mystery

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    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:22:43 -0500
  • R. Kelly Evicted From Atlanta Homes For Unpaid Rent

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    We’re not tryin’ to be rude, but ... singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta homes for unpaid rent.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:30:27 -0500
  • The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

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    BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:34:36 -0500
  • Nigeria And Jamaica Just Made Winter Olympics History

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    Bobsledders from Nigeria and Jamaica made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:03:36 -0500
  • Anderson Cooper Shreds Trump: ‘He Went To Play Golf While They Held Funerals’

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    CNN’s Anderson Cooper took Donald Trump to task on Monday for a weekend in which the president fired off angry messages on Twitter about Democrats, the Russia investigation, Oprah Winfrey and more.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:33:35 -0500
  • 'Making a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

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    Attorneys for Brendan Dassey, 28, made a similar argument to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in December and failed. The judges voted 4-3 to uphold his conviction in the slaying of Teresa Halbach. Dassey confessed when he was 16 of helping his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach, a freelance photographer, in 2005.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:17:59 -0500
  • Israel's Syria Strikes Revealed Its Red Lines

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    The strikes in Syria demonstrate to Iran, Assad, Hezbollah and any other anti-Israel party that Israel has red lines it will enforce. During a trip to the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights on February 6—after commiserating with the Israeli military officers defending the frontier and inspecting the equipment—Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a warning through the press to the Iranians, the Assad regime, Hezbollah, the Islamic State and any other actor on the Syrian battlefield that sought to challenge the Jewish state.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:22:00 -0500
  • Malaysia arrests 10 over links with South Philippines militants

    Malaysian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of aiding the movement of militants between the eastern state of Sabah and the southern Philippines, a hotbed of Islamic insurgency, the second batch of arrests this year. The Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation has been on high alert since gunmen linked to Islamic State launched several attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighboring Indonesia, in January 2016. Police arrested the 10 suspects in three separate raids between Jan. 25 and Feb. 6, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:52:45 -0500
  • The Latest: Envoy says US extends hand to Palestinians

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local):

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:35:06 -0500
  • In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty products

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    It's hard to believe that it was over 10 years ago when we first heard 'Pon de Replay' on the radio by an 'unknown' Rihanna at the time.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 -0500
  • 11 Cherry Cobblers That'll Convince You To Switch It Up From Pie

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    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:46:29 -0500
  • Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

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    Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:38:11 -0500
  • 'Black Panther' Marks A New Kind Of Black Superhero Movie

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    We have never seen a black superhero movie quite like “Black Panther.”

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:08:31 -0500
  • Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia — Ever

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    President Donald Trump blasted the FBI, his own Justice Department and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the previous Congress, Democrats, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey in a Twitter tirade in the wake of indictments against 13 Russians in the investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:08:04 -0500
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