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  • Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

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    President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:43 -0500
  • Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops

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    The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:06:43 -0500
  • Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

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    Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:22:16 -0500
  • Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket

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    Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500
  • A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

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    This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500
  • Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine

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    The Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather. pic.twitter.com/Sxgi9MZGo5— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Timeline | Submarine accidents Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:33:01 -0500
  • A North Korean Defector's Dramatic Dash Across the Border Was Captured on Video

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    A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to a video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:51:52 -0500
  • Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

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    As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:37:25 -0500
  • Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

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    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri's shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:02:27 -0500
  • Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

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    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:58:40 -0500
  • Internet Turns Donald Trump's Turkey Pardoning Into Tremendous Thanksgiving Meme

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    Be thankful for this meme of President Donald Trump pardoning his first turkey.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:04:12 -0500
  • Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate

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    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:27:41 -0500
  • Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

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    Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:55 -0500
  • 15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing

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    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:16:04 -0500
  • Zimbabwe president-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa returns from exile

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    The former Zimbabwean vice president who rode to power on the back of the soft military coup that ousted Robert Mugabe pledged to rebuild the country's economy as he mounted a triumphant return to the country. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled Zimbabwe two weeks ago amid a bitter power struggle inside the country's ruling party, landed at Harare's Manyame airbase on Wednesday afternoon 24 hours after Mr Mugabe was forced to step down.  "I appeal to all genuine people of Zimbabwe to come together," Mr Mnangagwa told supporters gathered outside the Harare headquarters of Zanu-PF. "We are all Zimbabweans ... we need peace in our country and jobs, jobs, jobs." "He is now the former president of Zimbabwe," he said of Mr Mugabe, to loud cheers.  Mr Mnangagwa praised the military, the speaker of parliament, and other party leaders for their support and revealed he had been in "constant contact" with the generals throughout the coup that resulted in Mr Mugabe resigning on Tuesday night.  Emmerson Mnangagwa greets supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare on Wednesday Credit:  Ben Curtis/AP The 75-year-old Zanu-PF grandee, who is nicknamed "The Crocodile," fled to Mozambique and then South Africa after Mr Mugabe fired him as vice president and kicked him out of the party on November 6. The move prompted Mr Mnangagwa’s allies in the Zimbabwean army to mount a military coup to force Mr Mugabe to step down and arrest allies of his wife, Grace Mugabe, who was making her own bid for power. Mr Mugabe resigned on Tuesday afternoon after Zimbabwe’s parliament prepared to launch impeachment proceedings against him.  Mr Mnangagwa was elected head of Zanu-PF on Saturday and will be sworn in as the party's choice to complete Mr Mugabe's term as president on Friday. Lovemore Matuke, the party's chief whip, said the inauguration would take place in Harare’s 60,000 seat National Sports Stadium on Friday morning.  Zimbabweans celebrate in the morning sun after President Mugabe resigned in Harare Credit: MIKE HUTCHINGS/ REUTERS But he will face intense pressure from the public and the international community to fix Zimbabwe's dysfunctional economy and to do away with the excesses that came to mark Mr Mugabe's rule. “I want Ngwenya [the crocodile] to help change the constitution so that no one above 75 years will stand for public office again and all ministers must have a retirement age, just like all the civil servants” said Isaac Chamboko, a shoe vendor in the southern part of the city. The Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's main opposition party, has called for assurances that the next year's presidential elections will be free and fair amid fears that Mr Mnangagwa will retain the mechanism of authoritarian control he helped Mr Mugabe build. Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the MDC, warned ahead of Mr Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday that a "democratic Zimbabwe cannot be built by another un-democratic process". Timeline Robert Mugabe as leader of Zimbabwe Regional powers endorsed the change of guard in Zimbabwe on Wednesday, with Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, holding a meeting with Mr Mnangagwa before he boarded his plane to Harare. The African Union said it recognized the "Zimbabwean people have expressed their will," but praised Mr Mugabe for a "lifetime of service to the Zimbabwean nation" rather than criticize him for misrule. "President Mugabe will be remembered as a fearless pan-Africanist liberation fighter, and the father of the independent Zimbabwean nation. Today’s decision will go down in history as an act of statesmanship that can only bolster President Mugabe’s political legacy," Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the Commission of the African Union, said in a statement. Celebrations as Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigns 01:27 China, which emerged as a major investor in Zimbabwe during Mr Mugabe's authoritarian rule, said it respected Mr Mugabe's decision to step down and would continue "friendly" relations with the country. "China respects Mr. Mugabe's decision to resign, and he is still a good friend of the Chinese people," Lu Kang, a foreign ministry spokesman, said. Beijing avoided taking sides during the past week's political crisis in Zimbabwe. General Constantino Chiwenga, the head of the Zimbabwean armed forces and the architect of the coup that brought down Mr Mugabe, visited China shortly before the coup.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:08:48 -0500
  • Richard Spencer Reportedly Banned From 26 European Countries

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    More than two dozen European countries reportedly banned white supremacist Richard Spencer from entry, The Associated Press reported.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:29:08 -0500
  • Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

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    Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:17:23 -0500
  • Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

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    Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans. The oil-rich, cash-poor South American country failed to make $237 million in payments on bonds due 2025 and 2026, now past their 30-day grace period, the US ratings firm said in a statement. "Two additional coupon payments are overdue, but within their grace period.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:11:20 -0500
  • No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:40:33 -0500
  • First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

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    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:59:49 -0500
  • In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections

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    By Andy Sullivan KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana. Beto O'Rourke's long-shot bid to unseat incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz illustrates the tightrope Democrats must walk as they gear up for the November 2018 elections.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:11:17 -0500
  • Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

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    A Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:49:24 -0500
  • Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

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    An anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:43:57 -0500
  • David Cassidy dead at 67

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    David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:08:52 -0500
  • FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

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    The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:38:40 -0500
  • Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo

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    The world is so full of tech that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500
  • Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' to snap up the top job

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    Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who will take over as Zimbabwe's next president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe. It was his political ambition to take over which set off a bitter succession battle between him and Grace, the president's 52-year-old wife, triggering the crisis that toppled the autocrat, who resigned on Tuesday. When Mnangagwa was dismissed as vice president by Mugabe on November 6, it initially looked like he'd been outfoxed by the first lady, forcing him to flee the country.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:26:21 -0500
  • Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts

    CHICAGO (AP) — An oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, including openly advocating for civil war and Facebook posts that that it deemed to be racist, Islamophobic or threatening.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:50:52 -0500
  • Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

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    Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:54:29 -0500
  • Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

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    MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:21:15 -0500
  • The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

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    Researchers said on Wednesday satellite data showed that Earth's artificially lit outdoor surface at night grew by about 2 percent annually in brightness and area from 2012 to 2016, underscoring concerns about the ecological effects of light pollution on people and animals. The rate of growth observed in developing countries was much faster than in already brightly lit rich countries. The researchers said the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite data may understate the situation because its sensor cannot detect some of the LED lighting that is becoming more widespread, specifically blue light.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:40:38 -0500
  • 12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

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    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:02:07 -0500
  • Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Forcing Democrats to Face Up to the Politics of Predation Too

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    Allegations against Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are putting Democrats in hot water over how to respond

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:23:09 -0500
  • US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

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    The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:19:41 -0500
  • Trump Makes World's Dumbest Feud Even Dumber

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    President Donald Trump escalated what has arguably been his most mindless feud yet by calling the father of a college basketball player “a poor man’s version of Don Kong, but without the hair” and “ungrateful fool.”

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:57:22 -0500
  • Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary Stay

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    Thanks to a large social media push, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh will get to stay in the U.S. ― for now.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:47 -0500
  • Woman who stole 'Make America Great Again' cap from fellow student could be jailed for up to a year

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    Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:41:56 -0500
  • Our Favorite Books About Cars and Racing

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    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:01:20 -0500
  • Missouri's New Waiting Period Law Is Already Driving Women To Seek Help Elsewhere

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    Missouri women seeking an abortion regularly head to the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Illinois, 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:48:17 -0500
  • Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day — in fact, it's a double whammy — and the kingdom's bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:28:25 -0500
  • Thailand arrests woman wanted over deadly 2015 bombing at shrine

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    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists. The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia raised fears of a spillover of violence from China's western Xinjiang region, where some members of the Uighur Muslim minority oppose Beijing's rule. No group claimed responsibility for the blast that killed five people from mainland China and two from Hong Kong and wounded more than 120 people.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:23:30 -0500
  • Chavez cousin to lead Citgo, PDVSA's arm in US

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez -- a cousin of late leader Hugo Chavez -- to lead Citgo, the state oil company's US affiliate. "He's straight off to be Citgo president, to restructure it, to get it back, to strengthen Citgo," Maduro said in a speech broadcast on VTV state television. Asdrubal Chavez held the critical oil ministry portfolio from 2014-2015.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:48:30 -0500
  • What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

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    Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:05:43 -0500
  • Group Lobbying To End Trophy Hunting Ban Is Alarmingly Close With Ryan Zinke

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    WASHINGTON — Along with receiving thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Safari Club International while running for Congress, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spoke at the hunting advocacy group’s 2016 veterans breakfast, had a notable photo-op with its director of litigation on his first day as head of the Interior Department, and dined with its vice president in Alaska earlier this year.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:28:59 -0500
  • Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits South Africa

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:24:38 -0500
  • Breitbart News editor-in-chief argues rape is now defined as regrettable sex

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    The editor-in-chief of far right site Breitbart News has claimed women have co-opted the term rape to refer to sex which they later regret. Alex Marlow argued women have exploited the word in the wake of the me too campaign which has seen a steady stream of high profile individuals come forward to allege and denounce sexual assault. “Now it’s become, really, any sex that the woman ends up regretting that she had,” Marlow said on SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:20:00 -0500
  • Jay-Z Stops Concert To Give Empowering Message To 9-Year-Old Girl

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    Jay-Z interrupted his own show to deliver some inspirational advice to a young girl in the audience.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:09 -0500
  • Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner 

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    Parents should be made to sign contracts compelling them to monitor their children’s Facebook messages, the coroner in the Ann Maguire murder inquest has claimed. Under proposals due to be presented to the Digital minister Matt Hancock, parents would be given the right to pry on their children’s accounts because their “responsibility transcends” a teenager’s “entitlement to privacy”. The suggestions would also require teens aged 13 to 18 to have a named parent on their application to open an account, and make parents contractually obliged to monitor their communications. Coroner Kevin McLoughlin outlined the proposals yesterday as a jury ruled that the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire could have been prevented. Teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire told ten friends 'precisely' what he planned to do Delivering a conclusion of unlawful killing, the jury at Wakefield Coroner’s Court said that her death had resulted from “missed opportunities to share and record the problem behaviour” of her killer. It comes more than two years after Ms Maguire, an employee of Corpus Christi College, Leeds was stabbed to death by pupil Will Cornick during a lesson at the school on 28 April 2014. During the inquest, the jury heard that Cornick, then 15, had exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with friends in which he professed his hatred for Ms Maguire and his desire to harm her. In one Facebook exchange, he expressed his loathing for the 61-year-old and offered a friend “a tenner” for them to kill her. Another associate of Cornick told police officers in an interview that Cornick had said of Mrs Maguire: “I don’t want to hurt her, I want to kill her.” Cornick was 15 years old when he stabbed to death Mrs Maguire, 61, as she taught a class at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds The teenager told 10 pupils of his intention to kill Mrs Maguire and other members of staff, and showed four of them the 34-inch knife he later used in her brutal murder. Despite his litany of threats, none of the pupils reported the outbursts to the school. Their conversations with Cornick only surfaced in pre-inquest hearings, and it later emerged that they had never been questioned about them by police officers or teaching staff after her murder. In statements following Mrs Maguire’s murder, Cornick’s parents claimed they had no prior knowledge of their son’s intentions. Commenting on the disclosures, Mr McLoughlin said that Cornick’s online threats had been “sinister and grotesque”, adding that he believed that “parents have a responsibility to protect children”. In order to do this, he said that they should be given “access to supervise content”, adding: “any parent’s responsibility transcends any teenager’s entitlement to privacy.” A Facebook spokesman said: "We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. We work closely with online safety experts including the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International to make sure that young people and their parents know how technology works and what they need to think about before sharing online."

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:36:43 -0500
  • Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

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    DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:27:48 -0500
  • President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle

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    President Donald Trump joked about beating a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in an arm wrestle during a Thanksgiving visit to a station in Riviera Beach, Florida, near the President’s Mar-a-Lago club

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:15:17 -0500
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