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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
  • Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir

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    Some people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:56:01 -0500
  • Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'

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    Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:22 -0500
  • Congressional Candidate Defends AR-15 Giveaway After School Shooting

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    Gun rights advocates often say it’s not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:32:32 -0500
  • Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:14:22 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times

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    A former friend of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who confessed to opening fire on a Florida high school last week, says she told school officials “multiple” times over the last several years that she was concerned about his behavior.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:15:41 -0500
  • Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

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    The relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions — has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:28:45 -0500
  • Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leader

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    A former child bride who fled a fundamentalist Mormon cult has told how the sect’s leader reminded her she was “the property” of her husband after she begged him to free her from the forced marriage. Elissa Wall suffered multiple miscarriages after being made to marry her cousin at the age of 14 under the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs, said to have had 78 wives and more than 50 children in the Utah church, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500
  • Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting

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    A high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:58:44 -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
  • 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
  • The Latest: Twitter account says no affiliation with senator

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:12:28 -0500
  • Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains

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    "Deep and dangerous crevices in the area of the crash have made it impossible for helicopters to land," Ghafoor Rastinrooz, director of the regional medical centre, told official news agency IRNA. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:13:56 -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
  • Carnival investigates "cruise from hell"

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    Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:46 -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
  • Florida shooting: Family who took in Nikolas Cruz call him a 'monster' and say they saw no warning signs

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    The family who took the Florida school shooting suspect into their home after his mother died have labelled him a “monster”. Kimberley and James Snead said Nikolas Cruz was lonely and depressed, but they saw no warning signs. The 19-year-old is accused of killing 17 and leaving more than a dozen injured, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a small city about 50 miles north of Florida.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:26:00 -0500
  • In photos: Take a tour of chef René Redzepi's Noma 2.0

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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:47:02 -0500
  • Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years

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    A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, a geophysicist employed as a researcher at Birmingham University in central England, duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female artist on forums and mainstream online advertising websites. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), said he approached more than 300 people worldwide, with 45 victims represented in the charges against him.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:10:26 -0500
  • Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing Cleanup

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    Some people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:45:40 -0500
  • IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group, officials said Monday

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:49:34 -0500
  • France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

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    The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:59:15 -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
  • Iranian official threatens to flatten Tel Aviv if Israel attacks 

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    Iran issued a fiery warning to Israel on Monday threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Benjamin Netanyahu followed through on his recent threat to act against it. "About Netanyahu's unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,” said Mohsen Rezaie, Iran’s expediency council secretary, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. With tensions increasing in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as US President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis. The two countries traded harsh words during the Munich Security Conference at the weekend. Mr Netanyahu brandished a piece of what he said was an Iranian drone after its incursion into Israeli airspace earlier this month and said: "Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. "We will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies but against Iran itself.” He also urged his audience to help contain Iran and made his point with a map which he said illustrated Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East. But Mr Rezaie played down the remarks as a theatrical move and a childish game, according to Fars, and added: "The US and Israeli leaders don’t know Iran and don’t understand the power of resistance and therefore, they continuously face defeat." At a glance | Islamic Republic of Iran The tough words on both sides at the international event come as Israel is increasingly seeking to cooperate with Sunni Arab states that share its worries about Shia Iran. For months, Mr Netanyahu has touted what he describes as unprecedented levels of behind-the-scenes cooperation. Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon, where the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government. Telegraph view: The theatre of war Israel last fought a war against Hezbollah in 2006. Tension between Israel and Lebanon has increased as Hezbollah has gained strength fighting in Syria, and the two countries also have a maritime border dispute. Israel has carried out air strikes in Syria against suspected Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah and has accused Tehran of planning to build missile factories in Lebanon.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:21:34 -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
  • Republican politician raffles AR-15 rifle days after Florida school shooting

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    A Republican politician raffled an AR-15 rifle at a campaign fundraising event just days after a similar weapon was used to kill 17 people in a Florida high school. Parents held a vigil outside the fundraiser for Aaron Penman, a sheriff’s deputy who is running for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, to remember the 14 students and three workers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Conveying his “heartfelt sorrow” to the victims in Florida, he told Fox News the event had been “months in the planning”.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:13:00 -0500
  • Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:50:45 -0500
  • US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck

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    Dallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy highway.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:17:44 -0500
  • Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

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    The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report. It is believed to have gone down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom. The deputy governor of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province was quoted by state media as saying the wreckage was found near Dengezlu city, in Semirom county, in Isfahan province.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:29:12 -0500
  • Syria bombardment kills 44 in rebel enclave as ground assault looms

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    Heavy Syrian bombardment killed 44 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Monday, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault. The escalation came as pro-government forces were expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old Turkish assault there. Held by rebels since 2012, Eastern Ghouta is the last opposition pocket around Damascus and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dispatched reinforcements there in an apparent bid to retake it.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:50:11 -0500
  • Gus Kenworthy Shuts Down Homophobic Twitter Troll In Olympic Medal-Worthy Style

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    U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy is taking no garbage from homophobic internet trolls.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:12:08 -0500
  • Now juice stores are giving out Bitcoin as a competition prize

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    It's not just cashed-up dads jumping on cryptocurrencies, juice companies are doing the same too. Australian juice chain Boost have launched a competition where customers can win one Bitcoin, if they can correctly guess the price of the cryptocurrency at 12 p.m. the following Monday.  SEE ALSO: Say hello to Buttcoin and the community celebrating Bitcoin's fall Only one person can choose a certain price, to ensure there's no splitting of the prize. At the time of writing, one BTC is equal to $10,569 (A$13,387.76), but as we've seen lately BTC's price has been fluctuating a lot in recent weeks. Boost will have one BTC a week to win over four weeks. Like any in-store competition you'll need to buy a juice to get an entry code, which you can enter in the chain's app and guess BTC's prospective price. As for people who might not be following the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, you can also get the app to pick a price for you. Boost's effort is the latest in a string of cryptocurrency-aligned competitions: There's a puzzle game which lets you win one BTC if you can successfully crack it.  Surely investing in cryptocurrencies is already enough of a game? [h/t CNET ] WATCH: It's so easy to save money and eat healthy with zero-waste cooking

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:55:21 -0500
  • Ex-Workers at Russian Troll Factory Say Mueller Indictments Are True

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    Despite denial from the Russian government

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:20:15 -0500
  • Fergie Apologizes For National Anthem, Saying She 'Tried Her Best'

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    Fergie says she tried her best in her ill-received performance of the national anthem before the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:36:46 -0500
  • Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School Shooting

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    Hundreds of students walked out of classes at a Florida high school on Tuesday morning and were marching nearly 11 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting left 17 students and staff members dead last week.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:47:44 -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
  • Melania Affectionately Rests Hand on Trump's Arm at Mar-a-Lago Party

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    But the moment of serenity didn't last.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:37:35 -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
  • Syria bombardment of rebel enclave kills 18 civilians: monitor

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    Heavy Syrian regime bombardment of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta killed at least 18 civilians on Monday, a monitor said, as government forces appeared to prepare for a ground assault. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes battered the town of Hammuriyeh in Eastern Ghouta, leaving nine civilians dead. "The regime is bombing Eastern Ghouta to pave the way for a ground offensive," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:20:12 -0500
  • Pit bull dog 'protects child from burglar' in Nebraska

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    A pit bull protected a nine-year-old boy who was home alone during an attempted robbery in Nebraska. Shane Shafer's mother had left him to go and pick up her other children. While he was alone, a man with ski mask broke in and Shane called on his dog, Baby Girl, to help.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:37:01 -0500
  • 5 Buildings That Show the Power of Modernist Architecture

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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500
  • Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

    (This Feb. 17 story is refiled to reflect latest update) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defense minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. Outbreaks of violence had continued in parts of the country and the government was banning protests, along with the preparation and dissemination of publications "that could incite and sow discord", Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa told reporters. "The government has previously made several efforts to curtail violence, but lives have continued to be lost, many have been displaced and economic infrastructure has been damaged," he said.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:42 -0500
  • Trump (Keeps) Struggling With This Russia Thing

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    President Trump says he never doubted that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, despite repeatedly casting doubt on allegations of Russian meddling.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:08:18 -0500
  • Gay Olympian Feels Bad Adam Rippon Is Dealing With Anti-LGBTQ Politics

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    As the first two publicly out gay men to win medals at the Winter Olympics, figure skaters Eric Radford and Adam Rippon have broken barriers and established legacies that will extend beyond the ice rink.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:11:19 -0500
  • Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

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    LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:51:05 -0500
  • Robert Mueller Has Trump Cornered

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller is methodically, brilliantly filling in pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:09:00 -0500
  • Man Assaults Gas Station Cashier With Hot Dogs After Refusing to Let Him Buy Beer: Cops

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    A corn dog stick was allegedly also involved.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:27:00 -0500
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