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08/15/2017 09:18 PM Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'
08/15/2017 07:21 PM Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
08/15/2017 09:32 PM Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths.
08/16/2017 03:10 AM Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.
08/16/2017 06:25 PM Mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer: 'They tried to kill my child to shut her up'
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life.
08/15/2017 08:07 PM Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement
08/16/2017 10:41 PM U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.
08/16/2017 09:17 PM Has Natalee Holloway's Body Been Found? Remains Reportedly Discovered in Search for Missing Teen
08/16/2017 09:02 AM UK must cancel Donald Trump’s state visit as he’s ‘nakedly sympathising with neo-Nazis’, say activists
The British Government must withdraw the invitation to Donald Trump to pay a state visit to the UK because he is “nakedly sympathising with neo-Nazis”, activists have said. The US President caused uproar after saying a group of people he described as the “alt-left” shared the blame with members of the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists and neo-Nazi for violence that erupted when the latter attempted to hold a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The far-right group, which included people in paramilitary uniforms carrying assault rifles, gathered to protest against plans to remove a statue to the Confederate general Robert E Lee.
08/16/2017 05:12 PM Saudi Arabia Shows How it Would Shoot Down Qatari Plane
08/16/2017 08:58 PM Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.
08/15/2017 10:16 AM White Supremacist In Charlottesville Wearing 82nd Airborne Hat Gets Called Out... By 82nd Airborne
08/16/2017 10:04 AM How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear Blast
08/15/2017 06:49 AM Modi says India will fight foreign threats
India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan. "Security is our top priority," Modi told thousands packed into the landmark Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday as India marked the 70th anniversary of the end of British colonial rule. "Be it the sea or the borders, cyber or space -- in all spheres, India is capable and we are strong enough to overcome those who try to act against our country," the Hindu nationalist leader declared.
08/16/2017 01:00 PM Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
08/16/2017 04:51 PM Seaworld: Another killer whale dies after suffering from a bacterial infection for 10 years
"Despite their best efforts, her health and appetite significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments,” SeaWorld said in a statement. There are now 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, including five males and five females.
08/15/2017 12:38 PM Student, 18, Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Teacher's Life On Facebook: Cops
08/15/2017 11:13 PM How @YesYoureRacist became the internet's fastest tool to identify white supremacists
On Friday, some of America's most racist trolls hatched from their egg avatars to wave Home Depot tiki torches and chant their fave Nazi, KKK, and white supremacist slogans in Charlottesville. Yet some were nonetheless caught off guard when their very public displays of hate were made, well, public. Twitter account @YesYoureRacist enjoined users to circulate photos of the Charlottesville marchers in hopes of identifying them over the weekend. It didn't take long for the account's popularity to surge and for the messages to flood in. On Saturday morning, the account had close to 60,000 followers. By Tuesday afternoon, that had soared to 372,000. But this wasn't how the Twitter account began. Smith had a smaller, slightly more satirical vision, one that came to serve a much larger cause. SEE ALSO: 80 totally benign things Trump condemned more harshly than neo-Nazis When Logan Smith first started @YesYoureRacist in October 2012, his mission was less personal than it is now. Smith wanted to spotlight social media users who claimed they weren't racist to justify saying something totally textbook racist. *nods knowingly* pic.twitter.com/3mV8RDxyYO — Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) July 3, 2017 "It started as a lighthearted way of poking fun at folks who tweet "I’m not racist" and then post some other ridiculous racist comments," Smith said. The "I'm not a racist, but" racist was a caricature Smith wanted to expose, and a quietly dangerous one at that. Smith's account came out of a specific time and place, when hate crimes were much lower than they are now and conversations about race, gender and sexuality seemed to be moving forward, however lethargically. With the rise of President Donald Trump, however, all of that changed. Trump was a man who made racists feel comfortable, who encouraged them to come out of their basements and into the public, where they could defend their hate speech on the grounds of "free speech." @YesYoureRacist suddenly had a whole new field of public racists to cull from. If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I'll make them famous #GoodNightAltRight pic.twitter.com/2tA9xliFVU — Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 12, 2017 "Over the past couple years, the situation in the United States has kind of deteriorated with race, especially with the election of Donald Trump," Smith said. "So the [focus] of the account has taken a more serious tone." The events in Charlottesville over the past weekend sharpened James' resolve. While many people tend to think of trolls as meme-making basement dwellers, these were neo-Nazis and white nationalists walking freely and in the open. The violence they once casually threatened over the internet felt — and ended up being — all too physical and real. A woman counter-protesting against their hate was killed when an Ohio man charged his car into the street, ramming through the demonstration and injuring several others. Heather Heyer's death was lauded by KKK leaders. Many white nationalists travelled across the country to make their hate known. "Not a single person I heard about was from Charlottesville," Smith said. "They were from outside the area. People who came to the area to start trouble. And that’s what they got." Charlottesville's white supremacists appeared to be a different kind of creature than the "I'm not racist, but" kind of racist Smith was used to dealing with. Their belief system may have been similar, but there was one key difference: They weren't hiding. Lil dude with the pedo 'stache is @millennial_matt, one of @bakedalaska's white supremacist homies pic.twitter.com/GQbWf1QRjA — Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 12, 2017 "On Saturday morning I woke up and saw photos from Friday night. It's angry white men carrying tiki torches of all things but it's something much more serious," Smith said. "It harkens back to the Nuremberg rallies. There are photos where you can hardly tell the difference between the two. You grow up seeing these things in history books but ... it's right now and here." Here's a photo from my wedding, since the Nazis seem to think it upsets me when they post it. Yup, I'm Jewish as hell! pic.twitter.com/P5tOpzgdEj — Roonil Wazlib (@LoganJames) August 14, 2017 When Smith first made the call for folks to identify the marchers and send him their public profiles, he immediately got "hundreds of names." Identifying the marchers was a relatively easy task. "These people tend to be very vocal about their beliefs," Smith said. "Basically, I just go through their profiles and look at other photos of them and the kind of stuff they're posting." This angry young man is Peter Cvjetanovic, a student at @unevadareno pic.twitter.com/7rLGJkcT3o — Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 12, 2017 Any Arkansas Engineering folks recognize this guy? Must be awfully proud of his school to represent it at a Klan rally... pic.twitter.com/S9Cr5g0fC3 — Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 12, 2017 Smith has had multiple successes. He was able to identify Cole White, one of the most visibly angry faces from the march. White was then forced to resign from his job at a libertarian hot dog restaurant (Welcome to Berkeley). He's also been able to locate some of these white supremacists in photos with prominent Republican politicians, some of whom later disavowed these neo-Nazis on Twitter. Annnnd here's a photo of Peter Cvjetanovic (angry torch guy) with U.S. Sen. @DeanHeller (via @BattleBornProg) #GoodNightAltRight pic.twitter.com/fzt7rIOqve — Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 13, 2017 Critics contend that @YesYoureRacist is a form of doxxing that encourages a mob mentality. The account does make mistakes — and has become tangentially related to doxxing campaigns of the wrong people. It mistakenly said pro-Trump comedian Joey Salads, who claimed to be denouncing Nazis by wearing a Swastika at another Trump rally awhile ago, was among the torch-wielding crowd when he wasn't. Also, that photo of the man in a red Arkansas Engineering shirt in one of the tweets above turned this weekend into a nightmare for the wrong man. The internet misidentified the white supremacist as an engineering professor, who received a flood of vulgar and frightening messages as a result. The account also tweeted out, and then deleted, the personal information of a Twitter user known as Millennial Matt who frequently jokes about the Holocaust, violating Twitter's terms of service. By taking on these people directly, Smith knows he risks making mistakes. Despite this — and the numerous death threats he's received — this is still a challenge he's willing to tackle. And Smith isn't alone. He's been joined by prominent journalists and activists, including New York Daily News' Shaun King, who often don't trust Attorney General Jeff Sessions to manage the Department of Justice's work justly and expeditiously, and who find real social value in holding these folks up for all of the internet to see. Friends,ALL HANDS ON DECK.We have not yet identified these two men who brutally assaulted Deandre Harris. Please share them widely. pic.twitter.com/3SZ0H4Axax — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 15, 2017 These aren't white supremacists hiding privately in their own homes, they contend. They've given media interviews. They've shown their face in public. If they want to be public, they risk public shaming. "Ever since the days of the KKK burning crosses in people's yards, they depend on people remaining silent," Smith told NPR. "And no matter the risk, I'm not going away." Yes, you're racist, Smith contends, and you're going to be held accountable. WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson's nephew drops the mic on cultural appropriation
08/15/2017 04:47 PM Swiss Hotel Apologizes for Singling Out Jews in Signs
08/16/2017 10:03 PM Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
08/16/2017 05:20 PM KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards
08/15/2017 11:30 AM Top US military officer notes 'difficult issues' with China
BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told his Chinese counterpart Tuesday that the U.S. and China have "many difficult issues" to work through, during a visit that comes amid tensions over North Korea's missile program, Taiwan and China's claims in the South China Sea.
08/15/2017 05:20 PM Rebels say they shoot down Syrian military jet, army confirms crash
The Syrian military said on Tuesday that one of its jets crashed in southern Syria, state television reported, hours after Western-backed rebels said they had shot it down and captured the pilot. State-owned Ikhbariya television quoted a Syrian army source as saying an investigation was under way to determine what caused the crash. Rebels released photos of a pilot they identified as Major Ali al Hilwa, with bruises on his face, and the wreckage of a jet they said was a Russian-built MiG brought down by anti-aircraft guns.
08/16/2017 07:22 PM Meet the Nokia 8: Specs, price and release date revealed
On Wednesday evening, HMD Global, the Finnish company that acquired Nokia's feature phone business last year, unveiled the first flagship Android phone under the Nokia brand. The Nokia 8 will go on sale in Europe in September for 599 euros (~$700), but there is no word yet on a US release. Having been the subject of dozens of leaks in the weeks and months leading up to its official unveiling, we already know most of what there is to know about the Nokia 8. HMD's Android phone features a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (with microSD support). Reasonable specs for a 2017 flagship, but the design isn't quite as contemporary. HMD's Nokia 8 retains the display bezels that Samsung and LG have eliminated in their latest offerings, as well as a traditional home button with a fingerprint scanner under the display. Rather than attempt to compete with the Galaxy S8 or the LG V30 on design, HMD is instead packing the Nokia 8 with intriguing hardware. For example, the phone feature Zeiss lenses on both the front and back cameras, both of which are 13-megapixel sensors with a dual-camera array on the back. The camera software is mostly untouched, but HMD has added a "bothie" mode which allows both the front and rear cameras to capture photos or videos at the same time. HMD also implemented Nokia's Ozo Audio, which gives users the ability to capture 360-degree audio while recording videos. HMD Global plans to launch the Nokia 8 in four different color options: glossy blue and copper, as well as matte blue and grey. It will be available in Europe next month for 599 euros, joining the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. It's still unclear if the Nokia 8 will follow the Nokia 6 to the US.
08/16/2017 10:46 AM 'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade turns up on garden carrot
A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot. The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground. Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again. "I recognized it right away," she said. Mary Grams, 84, got her missing ring back when her daughter-in-law found it while harvesting carrots on the family farm in Alberta, Canada. Credit: CBC News She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden. "We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC news. "We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it." Mrs Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Mary, 84, says she didn't know if they were kidding or not, but when her granddaughter brought the carrot over - she knew: "It's mine!" #yegpic.twitter.com/Ft7IMUeSMR— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 The ring was found by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley. "I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," she said, "because no other women have lived on that farm. "I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot." A few weeks after losing her engagement ring, Mary bought herself this one, much smaller, to replace it. #Camrosepic.twitter.com/sg9WN4y1Pb— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 Mrs Grams said she is pleased the ring was found. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.
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08/15/2017 03:48 PM Charlottesville: Black protester Deandre Harris ‘beaten with metal poles’ by white supremacists
More than $118,000 (£91,700) has been raised for an African American man who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists in a horrific attack in Charlottesville. Shocking pictures and footage were captured of Deandre Harris being chased by a gang of white men before he was savagely beaten with what appear to be poles at the protests in Virginia this weekend, leaving him needing hospital treatment. The 20-year-old was left covered in blood with a broken wrist and needing eight staples for his head wounds when the attack happened in a parking garage near Charlottesville police station.
08/15/2017 10:40 PM Study Explores How To Talk To Climate Change Deniers
08/16/2017 07:40 PM Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking Gabriella Engels on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where the first lady's two sons were staying. Engels has registered a police case alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.
08/16/2017 02:18 PM The U.S. Government's Secret War on the KKK
08/16/2017 10:31 PM New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.
08/15/2017 07:48 PM Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town
08/16/2017 10:20 PM At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital
At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said. "Anderson Daniel Cabrera, a gang member from the Mara Salvatrucha, was coming for a medical review," police spokesman Jorge Aguilar said, adding the suspected gang members "are suspected of wanting to rescue him." Police arrested five of seven suspected gang members who were armed with assault rifles when they attacked Guatemala City's Roosevelt Hospital, although Cabrera escaped, Aguilar told reporters.
08/16/2017 04:46 PM 59 Crazy Creative Things To Make With Cauliflower
08/15/2017 01:01 PM Charlottesville: Man pictured using homemade flame thrower on white supremacists speaks out
A care worker who fought off white supremacist attackers in Charlottesville with an improvised flame thrower said he had set out for a peaceful protest against “Nazis who took over my town”. Corey Long had joined the hundreds of demonstrators in the Virginia city who turned out to heckle at radicals including Ku Klux Klan members who were marching in an ultra right-wing rally. Another extremist later lunged at Mr Long with a confederate flag and he fought back with a spray can he said he found on the ground, putting a lighter to the nozzle and turning it into a weapon.
08/16/2017 07:01 PM German Car Companies Are Driving the Country Off a Cliff
08/16/2017 09:39 PM Iran general slams Iraq referendum plan during Erdogan talks
Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff said Wednesday after talks with Turkey's president that a referendum on independence in Iraq's Kurdish region would trigger conflict and negative consequences for the entire region. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri's remarks, carried by Iran's official IRNA news agency, underlined the firm opposition shared in Tehran and Ankara to the poll next month. "Both sides stressed that if the referendum would be held, it will be the basis for the start of a series of tensions and conflicts inside Iraq, the consequences of which will affect neighbouring countries," Bagheri was quoted as saying.
08/16/2017 06:55 PM SeaWorld Orca Dies After Long Battle With Lung Infection
08/16/2017 07:54 PM Family: FBI knew Oklahoma bomb plot suspect is schizophrenic
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The family of a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank says he is a paranoid schizophrenic and that the FBI knew it.
08/16/2017 12:00 PM The Nevada Highway Patrol retires its last Ford Crown Vic
Starting in 1978, Ford began cranking out cars on its full-size rear-wheel-drive platform, and it didn't stop doing so until 2011. Over the course of that run, the most prolifically produced machine was undoubtedly the Ford Crown Victoria. It was the go-to vehicle for taxi fleets and police departments, but it's since been replaced.
08/16/2017 05:02 PM Florida Stripper Kills Partner, Stabs Him In Eyes And Shoves Wood In Throat
08/15/2017 02:13 PM Tesla Model 3 Fans Have Found a Secret Way to Save $1,500
08/16/2017 01:17 PM Where Do Confederate Statues Go After They're Removed?
08/15/2017 08:14 PM A Ferrari-Powered Toyota 86 Is a Wacky Street Car
08/15/2017 09:23 PM Donald Trump insists race relations in the US have 'gotten better during his presidency'
Donald Trump says that he thinks race relations in the United States have become better during his presidency — or they at least haven’t gotten worse. “They’ve gotten better, or the same — look, they’ve been frayed for a long time,” Mr Trump said when asked if he had improved race relations in light of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Trump continued to say that race relations were bound to get better because the economy under his watch has been strong, and that he expects more jobs that could smooth things out further.
08/16/2017 07:55 PM US will 'know how to face' anti-Semitism: Israel president
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed shock Wednesday over anti-Semitism at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with "this difficult challenge". Rivlin wrote to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to convey his "support and solidarity for the American Jewish community" after the unrest in Charlottesville. "The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag -- perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism -- paraded in the streets of the world's greatest democracy, and Israel's most cherished and greatest ally, is almost beyond belief," he said.
08/16/2017 04:46 PM Dear Ivanka: It's Time To Decide Which Side Of History You're Going To Stand On
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